For as long as I can remember, Christmas Eve has been celebrated at my mom’s house. Except for the three years I lived in Philadelphia, I’ve always spent the evening with my family, and it’s something I’ve come to look forward to year after year.
On Christmas Eve my mom typically serves a ridiculous number of appetizers. Everyone comes over after church, we snack and chat, open a few presents, and snack some more. She usually asks what treats she should make for the evening, and almost without fail, I request these Artichoke Wonton Wrappers.
I’m not sure what it is about them, but they are close to the top of my list of favorite bite-sized treats. Until creating this post, I’d actually never made them.
It turns out, the recipe is pretty simple. Pre-made wonton wrappers are tucked into a mini muffin pan, filled with a delicious mixture of artichoke hearts, veggies, and Parmesan cheese, and then baked in the oven. That’s it!
The resulting appetizers are warm, packed with flavor and even a bit of crunch thanks to the baked wontons. What more could you want? If you give these a try, I’m sure you’ll see why I like them so much.
Let me walk you through the recipe.
Here's what you will need:
24 small wonton wrappers
1 jar (12 ounce) quartered and marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup sliced pitted black olives, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
24 small wonton wrappers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, garlic, black olives, red bell pepper, and mayonnaise until well combined. Set aside.
Spray the cups in a mini muffin pan with oil. Then, gently press one wonton wrapper into each cup. Evenly fill the wonton wrappers with the artichoke mixture.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the wonton wrappers are just browned and the artichoke mixture is bubbly. Serve warm.
Pretty simple, right? Not only do these pack a flavor punch, but the use of the wonton wrappers make them seem extra fancy. Your guests will think you spent a lot more time in the kitchen than you did. Sneaky. Sneaky.
Be sure to give these a try over the holidays and let me know what you think.
I hope you enjoyed this delicious little appetizer recipe. Who knows, maybe you’ll love them so that they will also become a part of your holiday tradition. For other recipes, check out everything I’ve whipped up in the kitchen here. If you’re looking for more holiday inspiration, you can find that here.