When it comes to appetizers, sometimes it seems like the more indulgent they are, the better. There’s nothing like a good cream cheese wonton or a plate of jalapeño poppers—except for maybe a combination of the two.
Behold the cream cheese and jalapeño puff: A perfect blend of the crispy goodness of a cream cheese wonton and the spicy decadence of a jalapeño popper. Next time you’re hosting a gathering, whether it’s to watch a football game or have a few friends over for dinner, you might want to consider making these puffs from All Recipes at home. They only take 25 minutes to make, and they yield 15 servings, making them the perfect party appetizer.
All you need is cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeño peppers, garlic, green onions, wonton wrappers and vegetable oil. You can check your local grocery store for wonton wrappers, but they are also available at many Asian specialty stores as well as Walmart and Target. To prepare the wontons, you pretty much just mix together all the filling ingredients, spoon it into the wonton wraps, and then quickly fry them in a deep skillet. Simple enough but loaded with flavor.
If you’re trying to eat a little healthier, there are still options for you. These Jalapeño Cheddar Sweet Potato puffs are just as spicy and cheesy, but they’re not deep-fried, and they’re made with sweet potato and Greek yogurt to make the recipe a little bit lighter. You can get the full instructions on how to make these clean-eating jalapeño puffs from The Lean Green Bean.
Whether you go for the more decadent fried puffs or opt for the lighter, sweet potato version instead, there’s no reason why you can’t come up with the perfect party appetizer that’s both creamy and cheesy, but perfectly crunchy and spiced as well. And who says you can’t try both?!