This quick appetizer gets smoke and savor from commercial salsa. And it's made all the easier by baking purchased wonton wrappers in mini muffin tins instead of preparing a homemade pastry. You can make all the components the night before (store filling in the refrigerator and cups at room temperature), then heat the assembled cups in the oven just before serving.
Fit 1 wonton wrapper into each of 36 mini muffin cups coated with cooking spray, pressing the wrappers into sides of cups. Bake at 350º for 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Keep wontons in muffin cups.
Combine cheese and remaining ingredients, and spoon about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each wonton cup. Bake at 350º for 6 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from muffin cups. Serve immediately.
This is a constant request for get-togethers and is so easy. If you're pressed for time, frozen phyllo cups are a good (but slightly expensive) cheat. Also, I would allow the filling to drain in a collander, otherwise the cups can get soggy.
These have become a staple for our annual NYE party. I add 1/2 cup of corn kernels, the juice of 1/2 of a lime, and 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro. I double the filling recipe and use the leftovers the next day for quesadillas, because, who wants to worry about lunch with a New Year's hangover?
This was a big hit at a recent party. The bottoms do get soggy so beware. Next time I will put half of the cheese in the bottom and see if that helps. But they were quite yummy and quick and easy to make.
I made this for a party and everyone loved them! I used Jack's special Artichoke Garlic salsa and it went nicely with the shrimp. Next time I might add more cheese and drain the salsa so that there is less liquid.
Absolutely wonderful and so, so easy! My guests inhaled them!!! Perfect for a casual party, pre-dinner or buffet. Regardless, do make them! I am going to try chicken, black beans and corn with the salsa for a little change. Can't believe that wouldn't be just as tasty. Thanks for a great addition to my recipe file!!
Been making this appetizer for at least a year now and everyone loves it!!! Easy to make and always a hit. I substitute roasted chicken sometimes for the shrimp, which makes it even easier..... always tasty
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