Seven Layer Wonton Cups
Seven layer dip is one of the most common appetizers at any game day party and with March Madness right around the corner, I would imagine there’s some seven layer dip in your future. To change things up a bit, and make this classic dip even more party-friendly, I like to serve it in wonton cups! Seven Layer Wonton Cups will be a winner even if your bracket is a loser.
I gave some suggestions here on the layers based on my personal preferences, but the truth is that this is obviously a flexible recipe. It’s really more of a concept than a recipe. The concept being: put delicious Tex-Mex stuff in easy-to-scarf-down cups.
The recipe as written makes about 24 cups, but wonton wrappers tend to come in packages of 50 so feel free to double it if you’re having a party. I can easily eat half a dozen of these by myself.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil muffin tins and press in wonton wrappers to form cups. Bake cups at 350 for 10-12 minutes until they are browned.
- Remove wonton cups and let cool for a few minutes, then remove them from muffin tins and cool completely.
- For bean mixture, add butter and onion to a medium pot over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add drained and rinsed pinto beans plus 1/4 cup water. Mash well. Season with salt and pepper.
- Make wonton cups by layering: beans, sour cream, salsa, avocado, cheese, jalapeños, and cilantro.
Best to serve immediately, but can make a few hours in advance without worry.
Seven Layer Wonton Cups
There is very few things to actually cook in this recipe, which makes it a pretty easy one. You do need to bake the wonton cups though. I like to start with round wonton wrappers and press them into a muffin tin that’s lightly oiled so you can pop them out easily.
Bake for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees and then let them cool a bit before popping them out.
I like to make a big heap of these before I start assembling. Having more than one muffin tin helps!
The only other thing you need to cook is the bean mash. You could use canned refried beans in a pinch, but I like to cook a little onion in butter and then mash up a can of pinto beans with those flavors. Season it with salt and pepper and add some water if it’s looking too thick.
Easy to do and a bit more flavorful than the canned beans.
Let’s walk through the layers!
Then I add a small dollop of sour cream, maybe a teaspoon.
Then some mashed avocado! No need to make a full quacamole version for these. There are enough other flavors going on.
Then some good spicy salsa.
Layer five is cheese!
Layer six and seven are veggies that you like! I went with pickled jalapeños and some fresh cilantro, but you could use almost anything!
These seven layer wonton cups are quick to make a fun bite-sized twist on the classic dip. They are easier to eat though and you don’t have to worry about having a lot of dishes out for people! After all, the cup is edible!
If you’re hosting a March Madness party, add these to the menu!