Jalapeño Cheese Puffs


Jalapeño wontons for those of us who love jalapeño poppers. These fried wontons are stuffed with cheese and peppers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers

  • 3 green onions, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 (16 ounce) package wonton wrappers

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying


  1. Mix cream cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeño peppers, green onions, and garlic in a medium bowl.

  2. Fill wonton wrappers with approximately 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture each. Fold wrappers into triangles and press the edges with a moistened fork to seal.

  3. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep skillet. Drop 4 wontons at a time into the oil and quickly fry, turning once. Remove when golden brown and drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
14g Fat
18g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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