New Recipe: Mexican Wonton Bites

The inspiration for this recipe came from the fact that I was able to purchase wonton skins at Whole Foods for 75 cents! They were on sale for $2, and then with a coupon from Whole Foods for $1.25 off any Nasoya Product, I easily found room for them in my cart. I was planning on holding onto them for a while, but then when I realized they expired today, I knew I had to come up with something fast!

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The best part of this recipe besides that it’s so simple and delicious is that it requires just three ingredients, and is totally customizable based on what you have in your kitchen! I wanted to go super simple and just used refried beans and cheese for the filling, but you could easily add corn, ground beef, pepper, onions, or anything else you can think of. The technique remains the same, just make sure whatever you put in them is cooked and/or thawed so everything heats up evenly. Here goes!

Mexican Wonton Bites

 

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Cook Time: 15 minutes
    • Entire recipe yields 12 pts+, or 1pt+ per wonton bite

Ingredients:

Ingredients

    • 12 wonton skins
    • 1 cup fat-free refried beans
    • 1 oz. shredded part-skim mozzarella
    • Optional: Salsa + Avocado for garnish

Directions:

First, preheat your oven to 350º. While that is heating, spray a mini-muffin tin with nonstick spray.

Greased Mini Muffin

Next, press one wonton skin into each muffin cup so that it’s flat on the bottom with the edges poking out.

Wonton Shells Ready to Bake

Place them in the preheated oven for 5 minutes so they get slightly baked and hold their shape. They’ll look something like this after 5 minutes:

Pre-Baked Wonton Shells

Next, spread the 1 cup of refried beans evenly between the shells, which works out to about 1.5 tbsp per wonton.

Wontons w Beans Only

Then, sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly between the wonton bites.

Wontons w Beans and Cheese

Last step, pop them back in the oven for 10 more minutes. They are done when the cheese is melted and the edges are browned.

Baked Wontons

Garnish as desired. I put a dollop of salsa on each one plus spread 30 grams (1 pt+ worth) of avocado among 6 of them.

6 Wontons

That plus a nice bowl of veggie soup was a very satisfying 8 pt+ dinner! These heat up nicely the next day too in the toaster, so I had the leftovers at work yesterday with more veggie soup and an orange – so good!

These wonton bites are crispy, creamy, and cheesy, and literally melt in your mouth. So simple and yet so delicious. I’ll definitely be making them again!

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29 Comments on New Recipe: Mexican Wonton Bites

  1. Jennifer
    January 27, 2012 at 9:40 am (5 years ago)

    Those look so easy and good! I remember in high school I used to use those wonton wrapper to make crab rangoon at home. Soooo good, but almost *too* good, if you know what I mean.

    Have you heard of the restaurant Nora’s in that area? I was searching around and stumbled on that as a nice place with good reviews, so I was wondering whether you’d been. We are excited about several on the list you proivded – thanks again!

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    • Beth
      January 28, 2012 at 10:07 am (5 years ago)

      Ohhh Nora is a GREAT choice. I’ve only been there once, but it was one of the most memorable meals I’ve had in DC… I can’t believe I left it off the list! I had black cod and it literally melted in my mouth. They have several vegetarian options as well.. that would be a great choice for the big dinner!

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      • Jennifer
        January 28, 2012 at 11:16 am (5 years ago)

        awesome, ok Nora is going on the list. 🙂

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  2. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    January 27, 2012 at 10:16 am (5 years ago)

    Beth, I LOOOOVE this! I bought a package of wonton wrappers that have been sitting in my fridge for months (they might not even be good anymore). The only thing I ever did with them with stuff them with some fruit to make turnovers. I would have never in a million years thought to put them in a muffin tin.
    And with the Mexican flavors?? Love it! If my wrappers are still good, I’m going to try out the muffin tin baking method. It would work well for desserts too I bet. And it would be impressive… a good thing to bring a potluck dinner party next weekend… 🙂

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  3. Doran
    January 27, 2012 at 10:55 am (5 years ago)

    You always have the best ideas! I have made many of your recipes and this one will be next!

    How are your WW meetings going? I am curious because you have always been my info source when thinking about working for WW. I am working as a receptionist right now and they keep asking me if I want to train as a leader and I am just not sure yet. I definitely don’t want to right now due to my full time job being really busy at the moment. How many meetings do you lead? Is the prep work pretty time intensive?

    Thanks for the recipe! Have a great weekend!

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    • Beth
      January 28, 2012 at 10:09 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Doran! I actually wrote a post about it last week and I have NO idea what happened to it. Overall, meetings are going really well and I am feeling more confident each week. I’ll post a big update next week (which will be my 3rd meeting as the official leader). I only lead one meeting per week, and then work as a receptionist for one meeting per week. That’s about as much as I can tack onto my schedule with my full-time job, blog, and social life! 🙂

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  4. Tammy
    January 27, 2012 at 11:03 am (5 years ago)

    I just stumbled upon your blog last night and have been so incredibly inspired! I have been struggling with my weight forever and have joined and re-joined WW more times than I can count. I love the new program and you have given me the motivation to keep going. I love your writing and attitude!

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    • Beth
      January 28, 2012 at 10:10 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Tammy! I’m so glad you found me and are inspired to keep with the program… it really does work! Thanks so much for the compliment!

      Reply
  5. Lana
    January 27, 2012 at 11:49 am (5 years ago)

    This is perfect for Super Bowl Sunday!

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    • Beth
      January 28, 2012 at 10:10 am (5 years ago)

      Ohh great idea!! Let me know how they turn out!

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  6. Mary
    January 27, 2012 at 12:22 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m with Lana – I’m making these for the Super Bowl! Thanks, Beth – great idea!

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  7. Hilary
    January 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm (5 years ago)

    I LOVE working with wonton wrappers…I can only find them in Canada in HUGE packages though so I struggle with using them up once they’re open…I find they work great for dessert too…I made “cannoli cups” with some once. I LOVE this recipe idea…looks yum for one or for party food!

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    • Mary (A Merry Life)
      January 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm (5 years ago)

      Eh on that link I did them differently but now I can’t find a post about how I Baked them like yours (maybe I didn’t post it…brain hurts trying to think lol). It is a good way to do it though!

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  8. Life's a Bowl
    January 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm (5 years ago)

    These sound fabulous! I’d worry about popping in the whole batch into my mouth 😛

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    • Beth
      January 28, 2012 at 10:11 am (5 years ago)

      The whole batch wouldn’t even be that bad for ya! 🙂

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  9. Tammy
    January 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm (5 years ago)

    These looked so yummy I picked up some wrappers to make these for dinner tomorow. I think my kids (ages 3 and 5) will love them. They like anything that looks like a little package that they can stuff and munch on. I will be using some Quorn crumbles and black beans for ours. Great ideas and great blog!

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    • Beth
      January 28, 2012 at 10:12 am (5 years ago)

      Ohh that sounds awesome! I am excited to experiment with the concept with other fillings… love the idea of crumbles and beans in there!

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  10. Katy A
    January 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m not a refried beans fan but they look good!!… I bet they would taste yummy with your black beans!

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    • Beth
      January 28, 2012 at 10:18 am (5 years ago)

      That’s a great idea actually.. love it!

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  11. robin
    January 28, 2012 at 9:54 am (5 years ago)

    so smart, and looks yummie!

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  12. Kerilyn
    January 28, 2012 at 10:54 am (5 years ago)

    Oh my gosh that looks SO yummy!!! I’m SO stealing this idea!!! *Plus ANYTHING with Avocado is HEAVEN!! Thanks Beth!

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  13. Conni Jo
    January 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I made these tonight! So easy! Very tasty. Thanks

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  14. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
    January 30, 2012 at 8:27 am (5 years ago)

    This is a timely post as I have an opened package in the fridge and was trying to think of a good side dish for my BBQ naan pizza tonight! Woo hoo!

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  15. Hilary @ The Big Weight
    January 31, 2012 at 9:29 am (5 years ago)

    I love these wonton wrappers sooooo much! They are so incredibly versatile! I have a few great recipes that use these as well.. check them out below if you have time. Like yourself, I had a coupon for them plus they were on sale at Giant, so I had to come up with ways to use them fast:

    Fiesta Bites: http://the-big-weight.blogspot.com/2011/12/hungry-girl-1-2-3-fiesta-bites.html

    I have made these all (from Hungry Girl) and they are DELICIOUS! (and great Super Bowl app ideas too 🙂 ): http://www.hungry-girl.com/weighin/show/1942

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  16. Nasoya
    February 3, 2012 at 9:51 am (5 years ago)

    Another delicious post! Thanks for the Nasoya shot out…and what a great deal!

    Nasoya

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  17. Tami
    February 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm (5 years ago)

    I made these tonight and they were awesome!

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  18. Linda Lalley
    March 15, 2015 at 7:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Beth, I ate the whole batch!! Filled them with organic black refried beans, jalapeno, fat free cheese then topped them with shredded lettuce, diced scallions, tomato, & salsa!! They are so delicious, I could eat them everyday!!

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