3 dozen (serving size: 2 filled wonton cups)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350º.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Sheree3's Review

January 17, 2011
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.

Beckydoll's Review

December 31, 2010
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?

elaine13's Review

November 25, 2008
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.

Renee5732's Review

June 13, 2014
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.

Rinilini's Review

November 13, 2013

TrishRed's Review

March 15, 2013
Everywhere I take these they are a hit!

mepoulin's Review

November 08, 2012
I made these last year for Thanksgiving and every single one of them were gone before we even got to the dinner! It was a HUGE Hit! Thanks for the recipe!

itsgigi's Review

March 05, 2012
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!!

savvychef's Review

December 01, 2011
Have made during every season, all types of gatherings. Always a hit- no leftovers, guests looking for recipe, and 'yumm's in response. Don't assemble too far ahead at risk of 'soggy bottoms'.

bea711's Review

November 22, 2011
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