Here’s how I would describe these wonton cups in one sentence: Cream Cheese Wontons with a delightful Creole and Cajun twist!
And here’s how I feel every time I bite into these cute bite-size appetizers: SO DANG SATISFIED.
This post is sponsored by my friends at Tony Chachere’s! We have used their products for years and love them, and I am excited to share this yummy recipe with you! All opinions, as usual, are my own.
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, when I first started Joyous Apron, these Baked Cream Cheese Wontons grace the internet with its presence.
And a ton of you went bonkers over it!
So much so that it became my very first recipe that went “semi-viral”. Therefore, up till this day, besides being crazy delicious and I’m borderline obsessed with making it/eating it, Cream Cheese Wontons have a near and dear place in my heart.
Since then, I also started creating fun twists to the classic Cream Cheese Wontons recipe, like these Creole inspired Cream Cheese Wontons Cups.
If you’ve ever had Cajun/Creole dishes, you will know that they are never lacking in flavor. And you should expect the same of these wonton cups.
Don’t let the looks of these cute little things fool you. It is bold, zesty, and flavor-bursting. And absolutely irresistible.
Wrapped in wonton wrappers that is oven baked, they have a crunchy texture on the outside and on the inside, a creamy Cajun inspired cream cheese filling topped with a slice of sausage that is reminiscence of all your favorite Cajun sausage dishes.
Last but not least, it is drizzled with an irresistible sauce that is tangy, sweet, savory, a little heat. YES ALL THE FLAVORS.
It is unique, tasty, memorable, a beautiful merger of the classic American Chinese wonton dish with Creole flavors.
I AM SO HERE FOR IT.
Made with Simple Ingredients
These Creole Wonton Cups are made with simple, straight forward ingredients. With just a few dashes of Tony Chachere’s Lite Creole Seasoning and a little bit of their French Dressing, bold and yummy Cajun flavors are brought to these wonton cups.
Here are the ingredients for the filling in these tiny yet mighty cups:
- Tony Chachere’s Lite Creole Seasoning
- Cream cheese – make sure it’s softened so that it is easier to mix up.
- Sour cream
- Spring onions
- Red onions
- Cooked Sausage – I get the fully cooked sausage links from the grocery store so you will essentially be heating it up when baking the Wonton Cups.
‘All good things become great when drizzled with sauce.’ An original quote by me. You heard it here first!
I love me some sauces and here are all the yummy ingredients that goes into the making of this simple yet full-flavor sauce.
- Tony Chachere’s French Dressing – a beautiful incorporation of Creole flavors in a classic French Dressing. This dressing brings about sweet, tangy, savory and zesty flavors.. A powerhouse of flavors.
- Lime juice – brings a burst of freshness to the sauce. Opt for freshly squeezed versus bottle lime juice.
- Sugar – neutralize the slightly sour flavors from the lime juice.
How to Make It: Step by Step
These Creole Wonton Cups are actually super fun, and in a way kinda therapeutic to make, and it doesn’t take very long – 25-30 minutes from start to finish!
You will need a 12-cup muffin tin and the recipe should comfortably make 12 Creole Cream Cheese Wonton Cups.
Start with double layering each muffin tin spot with two pieces of wonton wrappers.
Next fill them with the cream cheese filling.
Then top it with a slice of sausage!
Send the muffin tin into the oven and bake at 425°F for 9-10 minutes.
While the wontons bake in the oven, whip together the sauce that will eventually be used to drizzle on the tops of the wonton cups and also as a dipping sauce, for those who want extra sauce.
When done, the wonton wrappers should brown slightly and cups should be crunchy. Feel free to add on a few minutes to the bake time if needed.
In addition to topping wonton cups with sauce, I also like to sprinkle the top with some spring onions.
These little cuties are all set! Perfect for parties, game day, or as a quick snack.
Warning: they are also dangerous because I eat way too many of them in one setting if I have them lying around the house…Just sayin’…
Tips and Tricks
A few quick things to to take note!
- When buying wonton wrappers, square ones work better than rectangular ones as they fit more easily into the spots in the muffin tin.
- Soften cream cheese by leaving out for an hour or two before mixing it.
- Grease the muffin tin with cooking spray for easy removal of the wonton cups.
- If you like it spicier, add more seasoning (keep in mind seasoning has salt in them) or use a spicy sausage.
- Other ingredients to add to/top on wonton cups: crab meat, bacon, shallots, garlic, greek yogurt instead of sour cream
Frequently Asked Questions
They are available in most regular grocery stores, typically by the egg roll wrappers in the refrigerated section. There will be a larger selection of them at the Asian grocery stores.
Try egg roll or spring rolls wrappers. If in a pinch, try flour tortillas! You do not need to double layer if using tortillas.
Use their No Salt Seasoning instead! Their Original Creole Seasoning could also work but I would use less because it will get too salty.
Absolutely! Cook at 350°F for 3-5 minutes. All air fryer are not made the same, so check at the 3 minute mark and cook longer if needed.
More Cajun/Creole Recipes
- Blacken Shrimp Pasta
- Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Cajun Chicken
- Cajun Steak and Potato Foil Packs
- Fish Po’ Boy
If you make this recipe, comment below and let me know what you think! Also, don’t forget to take a picture and tag me on Instagram, because I WANNA SEE!!
Creole Cream Cheese Wonton Cups
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- 1 ½ tsp Tony Chachere’s Lite Creole Seasoning
- ¼ cup spring onions chopped, plus more for garnish
- 2 tbsp red onions minced
- 24 wonton wrappers
- ~6oz sausage cooked
- ½ cup Tony Chachere’s French Dressing
- ¼ tsp Tony Chachere’s Lite Creole Seasoning
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
- In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, Tony Chachere’s Lite Creole Seasoning, spring onions, and red onions. Mix well to combine.
- Grease muffin tin.
- Bring two pieces of wonton wrappers to each muffin cups, press to form a cup shape.
- Add ~1 tbsp cream cheese mixture to each muffin cup.
- Slice sausage and top a slice of sausage onto the top of cream cheese mixture on each wonton cup.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes.
- To make the sauce, whisk together all ingredients under ‘sauce’.
- Remove from oven and drizzle the tops of each wonton cup with sauce, then garnish with more green onions.
- Serve the rest of the sauce on the side as a dip. Enjoy!