Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons are a seafood appetizer containing all your favorite shrimp dip flavors in a portable, crispy wrapper. Perfect finger-food!
Who ever said seafood and cheese do not go together?! Seriously, I’ve had several types of seafood with cheese, and I haven’t been disappointed yet. These Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons are no exception!
These Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons contain shrimp, cream cheese, Swiss Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, mayonnaise, green onion, and seasonings. I love the contrast between the crispy shell and the creamy mixture. It’s a great seafood appetizer for any party. Plus, they are handheld.
Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons Ingredients
Choosing Your Shrimp
Whenever a recipe calls for shrimp, I use frozen shrimp. It’s a necessity when you live in a land-locked state. In fact, most of the seafood at the counter in the grocery store is previously frozen. So, go ahead and buy the frozen stuff too if you don’t have access to freshly caught. Plus, you’ll can usually buy it frozen for less money.
For easy preparation, buy salad shrimp that are already peeled, deveined, and cooked. I’ve also seen the salad shrimp labeled as baby shrimp (250-350 per pound). Although, I wanted to control the size of my shrimp chunks. So, I bought small sized shrimp (71-90 per pound). Then, I cut the shrimp into small chunks (about the size of kidney bean).
Of course, you can always buy uncooked shrimp yourself if you want to save even more money. But that will add a little more time to the preparation.
Be sure to check over the shrimp and remove any shells or missed veins.
Where to Find Wonton Wrappers
Instead of making them, I prefer to buy wonton wrappers. It can be really tricky to roll them thin enough while still keeping their structure. So, I don’t bother making them.
Sometimes, finding wonton wrappers can be tricky. For the best bet, most Asian grocery stores will carry them in the freezer section. But sometimes, you will find them in the refrigerated section of the produce isle (next to the bottled dressings). In other stores, I have found them in the deli section.
Luckily, my local Walmart carries them, and they come in a pack of about 48 wrappers. This recipe calls for 24 wontons. So, you’ll only use about half the package. Feel free to double the recipe, or use the remaining wontons to make another appetizer. I think mini taco cups would also be delicious!
Triple Cheese Ingredients
For this recipe, be sure to use softened cream cheese. The cream cheese is the base of the shrimp dip, and it will be much easier to mix when it’s softened. The best way to soften your cream cheese is to cut it into small pieces, and let it sit on your counter at room temperature for 30 minutes to an hour.
If you are in a rush, you can also remove the cream cheese from the foil wrapper, and microwave the cream cheese for 15 seconds to soften it even faster. Although, try to avoid microwaving the cream cheese if you can.
For the best flavor and melting, buy a block of Swiss cheese and grate it yourself. Prepackaged cheeses are coated with starches and other products to prevent the cheese from clumping. The flavor of these anti-clumping agents really detracts from the overall flavor. Plus, it won’t melt as well. So, if you can, try and grate your own cheese.
When it comes to the Parmesan cheese, I use the shelf stable kind. If you really want to take the flavor over the top, you could always grate your own too.
Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons Prep Tips
Wontons Preparation Tips
The first step for these Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons is to prepare the wonton wrappers. We’ll be making cups for the shrimp dip to sit in.
First, brush each of the cavities of a standard sized muffin pan with melted butter. Next, place a wonton wrapper into each cavity, and mold the wonton wrapper around the cup with your finger. Then, baste the top of the wrapper lightly with butter.
NOTE: I used a dark metal Standard-Sized Muffin Pan for this recipe. You could also use a Silicone Muffin Pan, but the cooking times may be slightly different. You may also not need to use as much butter to coat the sides of the pan. To baste the muffin tins, I love using my Silicone Basting Brush that I found at the dollar store. It cleans better and lasts longer than a bristle basting brush.
Bake the wonton wrappers at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes, rotating the pan half way through, until they are light brown. You’re looking for the wrappers to be fully cooked, but not dark brown. Precooking the wonton wrappers will ensure they do not get soggy when you add the filling. But, they will continue to bake for a second time. So, you don’t want to over cook them at the beginning.
Three Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons Assembly Tips
Whenever I am mixing cream cheese, I like to use a hand mixer. It’s just quicker and less stress than mixing it by hand. After adding the Parmesan cheese, Swiss cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mayo and garlic, you can still use the hand mixer to combine all the ingredients.
After all the ingredients above are well combined, use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Then, use the same rubber spatula to gently fold in the shrimp and the green onion. This will prevent these ingredients from breaking down as they are mixed in.
Once all the filling ingredients are combined, I recommend using a Cookie Scoop to easily portion the filling into each muffin tin. Using a cookie scoop is a time-saver. Plus, all your appetizers will be the same size which helps them cook evenly.
Finally, bake them again for 15 minutes to melt the cheese and warm all the ingredients through. During the last 1-2 minutes of baking, turn on the broiler to brown the top layer of cheese. Sprinkle with the reserved green onion, and serve!
Love These Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons?
I really hope you like these Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons! I think they are perfect for any party or potluck. If you like this recipe, you should check out some of my other favorite appetizers:
- Jonny’s 7-Layer Bean Dip (the best bean dip)
- Low-Carb Copycat Wingers Wings
- Air Fryer Fried Ravioli with Homemade Marinara Sauce
Or feel free to check out all of my appetizer recipes, here!
Thank you for reading, and be sure to let me know if you love seafood with cheese, or if you’ve had some disastrous combinations.
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Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons
- 24 Wrappers Wonton
- 3 tbsp Butter Melted
- 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
- 1 cup Swiss Cheese Grated
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 2 tsp Garlic Minced (about 2 cloves)
- 1 lb Shrimp Cooked, Shelled, Deveined, Chopped
- 1/2 cup Green Onion (about 4-5 stalks; reserve 2 tbsp for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a basting brush, lightly coat each cavity of 24 standard-sized muffin cups with melted butter. Gently place a wonton wrapper in each cavity, and using your fingers, evenly press the wonton wrapper around the muffin tin. Brush the topside of the wonton wrapper with melted butter.
- Bake the wonton wrappers for 8-9 minutes, rotating the pan half way through, until they are light brown.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip the cream cheese until light and airy. To the same bowl, add the Parmesan cheese, Swiss cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mayo and garlic. Continue mixing until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the shrimp and most of the green onion.
- Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, divide the filling mixture into each of the wonton wrappers.
- Bake for an additional 15 minutes. During the last 1-2 minutes, broil the wontons to brown the top layer of cheese. While broiling, do not walk-away! They can go from browned to burned very quickly.
- Sprinkle reserved green onion on top of the wontons. Serve warm.