Crunchy Taco Wonton Cups are an Easy Meal or Appetizer!
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Use a muffin tin and wonton wrappers to level up a boring taco night with these unique and easy taco wonton cups!
Make taco night exciting again!
Skip the usual taco shell and opt for square wonton wrappers from the grocery store instead. It creates a cheesy crunchy wonton cup appetizer or meal that’s unique looking and fun to eat. The best part is you can garnish your taco wontons with all the taco-related toppings your family enjoys such as sour cream, olives, and chives.
Wonton cup appetizers are incredibly easy and versatile!
You can choose various meat and cheese filling options such as taco meat, buffalo chicken, or pizza cups. They are a great game day option to share with a crowd.
My kids are now teens, but when they were younger I used to make the taco wonton cups regularly and they were always a hit! It’s something the kids can help make at home, and requires just a few easy ingredients! Wonton tacos look fancy, yet are so simple to bake.
Taco Wonton Cups
yield: 12 SERVINGS
prep time: 20 MINUTES
cook time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 35 MINUTES
Wonton-lined muffin pan cups with taco meat and cheese filling, with taco toppings.
- 1/2 an onion, chopped
- 1 pound ground beef
- taco seasoning (packet or homemade)
- 10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
- 24 wanton wrappers
- 1 1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
- extra toppings such as sour cream, onions, olives
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep a muffin pan with nonstick spray.
Heat a skillet on the stove to medium heat and add chopped onion and ground beef. Cook, and drain the grease if necessary. Stir in the taco seasoning and Rotel.
Add two wonton wrappers to each muffin mold. Add a pinch of cheese to the bottom of each cup.
Spoon the ground beef mixture into each cup and top with some additional cheese. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the wontons are browned.
Top the taco cups with any additional toppings like sour cream, onion, and olives. Remove them and enjoy!
More tips for making the best crunchy wonton taco cups:
- Be sure to prep your muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. I actually have and love a Caraway muffin pan. With this bakeware, you don’t need any spray or greasing, as the food slides right out.
- The wonton wrappers are usually located in the refrigerator section by the yogurt. or in the produce department.
- Use this for food prep for the week! These little portable tacos are great reheated. They can be baked and then stored in a container with a lid for up to five days. Try reheating in the air fryer to keep the wonton wrapper crispy.
These taco wonton cups will disappear fast!
Consider doubling the recipe for a larger crowd, because these are so popular. It’s a fun and unique way of jazzing up taco night. I cannot wait to make buffalo chicken wonton cups as another variation soon. I think leftover bbq pork would be yummy too.
Let us know what your favorite wonton cup appetizers are to make!
Looks so yummy! Guess this will be our Friday dinner! 😊
Yay! Let us know 😀 thanks for stopping by!
This looks fun and yummy. I will try as well!
Hoping you enjoy it, SS! 🥰
Might look up copycat Applebee’s wonton tacos & adapt to these!
Sounds yummy, Christina! 😋 Let us know if you decide to try! 🤗
Hi! Looks like the step about baking them is missing. How long to bake them for! Tia!
So sorry for any confusion, Irina. The cook time on these is 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Hope you enjoy them! 💕