Wonton Appetizers | Reinventing leftovers

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 10 comments

in Appetizers, Blog, Reinventing Leftovers

Wonton AppetizersI am one of those people that has a terrible fear every time I entertain.  I have had this fear for a very long time.  Probably since the first time I invited friends over when  first out of college.  That fear is, that I am going to run out of food.  I have this tendency to cook so much food that I always wind up with a ton of leftovers.  This fear has lead me to creating this amazing wonton appetizer made with leftovers.

I love having leftovers but find that they lose their oomph if they are just reheated in the microwave and served.  So reinventing leftovers into A New Masterpiece has become one of my favorite things to do.  It is easy, fun and gets my creative culinary juices flowing!

When I opened my fridge on the day after Christmas, it was overflowing .  We had Pork, Grouper, Shrimp Bisque, Spinach, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes and Gravy.  Honestly, I could have entertained all over again.  Wonton appetizer made with leftovers were in order.

We decided it would be a perfect night to have fun appetizers for dinner.

Here is our fun Finger Food Menu:

Pork, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Cups

Grouper, Sweet Potatoes and Shrimp Bisque Cups

Spinach and Feta Cheese Cups

Broccoli  Cheddar Cheese Cups

These are so easy to make.  You just use small cupcake pans and insert the Won Ton Wraps in each slot, then fill with your favorite filling and…. you will have Apps that Rock!

Wonton Appetizers | Reinventing leftovers
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
We love having fun with our leftovers and creating this appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg Wonton Wrappers
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Feta Cheese
  • Leftovers
  • Have fun and be creative!
Instructions
  1. Place Wontons in mini muffin pans
  2. Add leftovers of choice
  3. Add Cheese or leftover gravy
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes

Kid ratings: Alexandra 10, Ronnie 9.5, Reis 9, Riley 7.5

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Val Sweeney Cathell December 30, 2011 at 5:32 pm

You are amazing!!!! Love your ideas Isabel! I do the same thing and overcook like crazy! Same fear of running out…I’ll try this one for sure!

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Family Foodie December 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Thank so much Val! This fear really is a problem!

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lizzie December 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm

i’d much rather end up with a fridge full of food than have even one person feel unsatisfied – my husband’s been teasing me about this for years! these won ton cups are a great idea – what temp did you use and how long did you bake these to get them heated through without browning the WT wraps too much? thanks!

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Family Foodie December 31, 2011 at 4:31 am

Hi Lizzie~ I know what you mean! I baked them at 350 for approximately 15 minutes… so easy and so yummy!

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Angie @ Bigbearswife December 30, 2011 at 10:14 pm

oo These look like a perfect Party food

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Family Foodie December 31, 2011 at 4:30 am

Thanks Angie! Wish we lived closer so I could share them with you!

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Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes December 31, 2011 at 3:56 am

Isabel, I just love using won tons for all kinds of things. I use them for desserts all the time. (I make a mean Nutella and Banana Wonton) :)
Love your creative leftovers use!
Happy 2012!

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Family Foodie December 31, 2011 at 4:30 am

Thanks Nicole~ I would love your recipe for the Nutella Banana Wonton…Sounds delish!

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Shan@FamilyBringsJoy January 3, 2012 at 3:01 pm

WOW! Those look amazing! We will have to try those sometime. :) Happy Tuesday!

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Family Foodie January 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Thanks so much. They are super easy and my kids loved!

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