Turkey Lumpia

This twist on a Filipino favorite is a delicious appetizer or party treat. Enjoy with sweet chili sauce for dipping.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
30 lumpia


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ sweet onion (such as Vidalia®), minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's®)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (16 ounce) package wonton wrappers

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.

  2. Combine turkey, egg, onion, garlic, cumin, Creole seasoning, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well with your hands.

  3. Position a wonton wrapper on a cutting board so it looks like a diamond. Spread a heaping teaspoonful of the turkey mixture in a horizontal line across the bottom third of the wrapper. Fold over the bottom corner and roll once. Fold over the two side corners and roll again to secure. Dampen the top corner with a little cool water. Roll up and press to seal.

  4. Place the roll on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining rolls, arranging them in a single layer. Freeze until ready to fry.

  5. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry the lumpia in batches, about 3 minutes per batch. Remove from the oil and cut in half. Fry again for 30 seconds. 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. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
3g Fat
9g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* 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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