Jalapeño Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons

Jalapeño Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons are essentially a fried, amped up version of your favorite jalapeno cream cheese poppers appetizer! The creamy and spicy filling wrapped in a fried wonton wrapper makes these poppers a fantastic party appetizer or even an afternoon snack.

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I am a BIG fan of all things spicy (as you’ve seen with my Big ‘n Smoky Five Alarm Burger and my Spicy Green Bloody Mary… and many more, haha!).

That’s why cream cheese jalapeno poppers are one of my favorite appetizers, like, EVER.

The cream cheese and the spice of the peppers are just the right combination. It’ll light your tongue on fire and soothe the burn all in the very same bite. It’s one of those appetizers that isn’t too filling and pairs perfectly with a chilled beer.

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Finding appetizers to serve for a backyard BBQ can be a little challenging from time to time.

While I love to grill ALL the things in the summer, sometimes the grill is being taken over with meats and sides and desserts, so there simply isn’t room for an appetizer to get thrown in the mix. 

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If I can’t grill my jalapeno poppers, then why not stuff all the ingredients inside a wonton wrapper and fry them?

Say hello to my oh-so easy version of a jalapeno popper that isn’t a jalapeno popper, technically.

The filling has all the ingredients you know and love, including jalapeno, cream cheese (plus two other types of cheeses), and a special guest… avocado!

It’s easy to make for backyard BBQs, tailgating/homegating parties, or even a quick snack when you want something more than cheese and crackers in the afternoon.

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I know it seems a little weird to be throwing an avocado in the mix, but hear me out!

The creaminess of the avocado pairs wonderfully with all the other ingredients in the wonton fillings. Not to mention you also are getting an extra hit of flavor and protein.

It makes it an extra silky filling with the cream cheese, perfectly complementing the fried exterior!

Sidenote: if you want to make your life easier, invest in a great heavy dutch oven to do all your frying in. 

Not to mention, it’s hilarious watching people do a double take when they see the filling is green!

If you ever need to convince someone to add more green to their diet, obviously this is the way to do it.

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Green = healthy, right? So having a handful of these golden-fried bad boys is totally justifiable.

PLUS you can even customize these little guys even further depending on your heat tolerance.

You can use serrano peppers, habaneros, or even ghost peppers if you are completely INSANE.

Obviously you’ll want to start with half the amount noted for the jalapeños for spicier chilis.

Then add according to taste for spiciness as you craft the filling of these delicious little fried dudes.

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I am a jalapeño girl though, so I’ll be sticking with the original recipe over here 😉

Love all things SPICY?! Be sure to make this Chile Beer Sangria to go along with this appetizer and turn up the heat on your next gathering!


Pin this Jalapeño Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons recipe for later!

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27 Responses to “Jalapeño Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons”

  1. Erin @ The Speckled Palate — June 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm (#)

    Fairly positive that Winston and I could gobble down the entire batch of these beauties. Seriously, they’re SO perfect!

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  4. Susannah // Feast + West — August 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm (#)

    Dang girl, these look SO good. I definitely want to make these this weekend!

  5. Jen — October 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm (#)

    Could I make these ahead of time and reheat??

    • Meghan B. — October 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm (#)

      Yes you can! I would just recommend reheating them in the oven so they stay as crispy as possible!

  6. Lynn — October 19, 2017 at 2:46 pm (#)

    If you take these to a tailgate event, how do you reheat them?  Cast iron skillet?

    • Meghan B. — October 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm (#)

      Hi Lynn! If you are going to be outdoors, I would recommend heating wrapping them in small foil packets (in groups of say 6 or so) and heating them in the cast iron skillet over medium/medium-high heat. It’s like creating a little oven in the foil for them to warm up in 😉

  7. Kristen — October 25, 2017 at 9:54 pm (#)

    Can you do these in the oven?

    • Meghan B. — October 26, 2017 at 8:41 am (#)

      Yes you can! Lightly grease a baking sheet and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Then once the wontons are made, add them to the baking sheet and lightly spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown! Enjoy!

  8. Fran — November 18, 2017 at 11:23 am (#)

    Does the avacado turn brown?

    • Meghan B. — November 18, 2017 at 1:23 pm (#)

      Nope! It stays green!

  9. Kristal — December 14, 2017 at 7:06 am (#)

    Can you make them ahead and freeze them? Will avocado still be green?

    • Meghan B. — December 14, 2017 at 9:26 am (#)

      I’ve never tried making them ahead and freezing them! I believe the avocados would likely brown if they are frozen for too many days though.

  10. Chris M — December 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm (#)

    what kind of dip would go good with these?

    • Meghan B. — December 18, 2017 at 4:47 pm (#)

      I usually don’t use a dip with them, but I think a tomato-based salsa would be really good to counter the creaminess! Another option would be a cilantro lime dressing 🙂

  11. Olivia — December 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm (#)

    These taste do good but next time I will have to make some with out the seeds (LOL) for the wimps at the party 🙂

    • Meghan B. — December 20, 2017 at 9:04 am (#)

      LOL! I understand that – they just can’t handle the heat! 😉

  12. Susan Hirschinger — December 22, 2017 at 3:51 pm (#)

    This recipe will make a LOT of wontons! I made a few and plan to use the rest as a dip with crackers.  Delicious!!

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  18. Dana S — December 30, 2018 at 2:56 pm (#)

    Excellent! Just made these and used a raspberry jalapeno jelly I got at a farmer’s market as a dipping sauce. It was a wonderful combination.

  19. Lisa P — May 19, 2019 at 9:59 pm (#)

    These took a bit longer than the recipe stated. (But I had planned on that, so no worries.) These were EXCELLENT!! I took them to a party and they were scarfed up very quickly. Winner recipe!! Thank you!

    • Meghan Y. — May 20, 2019 at 12:40 pm (#)

      I’m so happy to hear that!!! 🙂 So glad you enjoyed them!

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