Cream Cheese Wontons

Crispy fried Cream Cheese Wontons are filled with cream cheese, lemon and garlic pepper, paprika & fried to golden perfection!

These cream cheese wontons are a family favorite, served with alongside our most loved Asian dishes like Fried Rice, Lemon Chicken, and Pork & Edamame Soup.

Cream cheese wontons on a white plate

our favorite wontons

My family LOVES Asian food! One of the recipes we like to make and one the hubby loves most is Cream Cheese Wontons – have you had them?

If we aren’t making Fried Egg Rolls, this is the recipe we make. It’s crispy, tasty, and full of a delicious cream cheese mixture that we love. It’s also easy to make and is the perfect side to any of our Asian dishes (like Sweet and Sour Chicken or General Tso’s Chicken).

If you’ve had cream cheese wontons before you know that they are usually filled with different ingredients. Sometimes crab meat is chopped and added. Other times, just spices and onions.

Since we aren’t huge fans of sea food, we omit any kind of meat and instead just add a really flavorful cream cheese mixture that contains lemon pepper, garlic pepper and paprika.

Cream cheese filling on a wonton wrapper

How to make cream cheese Wontons

PREP. Heat 1-2 inches of oil in a small frying pan on medium Heat.

FILLING. Mix spices into softened cream cheese until well incorporated.

WRAPPERS. If you have egg roll wrappers, slice them with a pizza cuter into 4 small squares. Won Ton wrappers are already cut to the size you need.

FILL. Using a small ice cream scoop place teaspoon-sized ball in center of square wrapper. Dip your finger in water and spread on the four corners of the wrapper and fold up.

FRY. When oil is hot, fry until all sides are golden brown. Depending on how hot your oil is, you may need to fry for a shorter or longer amount of time. Enjoy with yummy sweet and sour sauce!

Note. Wonton wrappers can dry out easily. Once you open the package keep them covered with a damp paper towel.

How to make cream cheese wontons process pic

Baking variations

To cook with an air fryer:  Preheat the air-fryer to 350°F for about 5 minutes. After that, put the wontons in the air-fryer, lightly spray them with cooking spray and cook for 3-5 minutes.

To bake in the oven: Grease a cookie sheet with nonstick spray and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Make the wontons as directed and then bake for 10-12 minutes.

If you want more control over where they get brown you can brush the top with a little bit of egg.

Or for a baked version, be sure to try Baked Cream Cheese Rangoon, which is very similar.

Cream cheese wontons frying in oil

Tips + Storing Info

Cream cheese wontons are not technically Chinese cuisine. This dish is relatively new to the food world and shouldn’t be considered a true Asian dish, because it is more American than anything else.

Dipping Sauce Suggestions:

To STORE the wontons, place them in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge. They can be REHEATED at 300 degrees F for 5-10 minutes. 

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Cream Cheese Wonton Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Crispy fried Cream Cheese Wontons are filled with cream cheese, lemon and garlic pepper, paprika & fried to golden perfection!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 66 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 oz regular cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic pepper
  • ½-1 tsp paprika
  • Egg Roll or Won Ton Wrappers

Instructions
 

  • Heat 1-2 inches of oil in a small frying pan on medium Heat.
  • Mix spices into softened cream cheese until well incorporated.
  • If you have egg roll wrappers, slice them with a pizza cuter into 4 small squares. Won Ton wrappers are already cut to the size you need.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop place teaspoon-sized ball in center of square wrapper. Dip your finger in water and spread on the four corners of the wrapper and fold up.
  • When oil is hot, fry until all sides are golden brown. Depending on how hot your oil is, you may need to fry for a shorter or longer amount of time. Enjoy with yummy sweet and sour sauce!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. My girls and I love wontons!!! I attempted to make them once, but I think I bought the wrong kind of wrap so they didn’t turn out. Where do you find egg roll wrappers? Pinned the recipe 🙂

  2. They sound absolutely amazing. Easy and delicious! 🙂 I’ll definitely try those.