Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons

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I have been so excited to share this with you and have been bursting to share this virtual baby shower for Aggie! I’m happy to be organizing it with Sandy and Liz. They are the sweetest and so is Aggie. She’s a dear dear friend — who gets me and is such a great cheerleader and friend. She keeps me sane! I say it over and over again, I’m so lucky to have such great friends. Friends who know me and know when I’m being ridiculous and tell me so. You absolutely need friends in your life who can be completely honest with you. Last month, I attended her live and in-person baby shower.

Aggie's Baby Shower

I got to meet her sweet friends and see her sweet daughter, Gina. Isn’t Aggie so cute pregnant? I was in Chicago for BlogHer and when I found out when her baby shower was, I had to change my flight to be back in time for the baby shower. I just had to. It’s funny, a few days before I left, I received an email from Delta saying that I was upgraded to first class…I texted Aggie and told her, see it’s meant to be!

Aggie's Baby Shower

This cake that was served at her baby shower, not only is it cute but it’s the BEST cake I have had in a longgg time! Aggie loved it and she’s not a total sweets person either!

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Back to the recipe! When I was trying to decide what to make to bring to Aggie’s “baby shower”, I knew I wanted to do some kind of dumpling since we made Chinese dumplings together earlier this year. The theme for our baby shower to celebrate Aggie’s impending arrival of her little boy is an Italian theme so I knew I wanted to do it with pesto. And there were “born”. They are seriously addicting and my Bunko group got to taste test for me…they approved it!

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One of the big things about this recipe is getting all of the ingredients into place and having a paper towel near by. Wipe your fingers a lot so you don’t get your wontons all sticky.

Here’s a quick video to show you exactly how I fold them. You can use this same technique to fold Asian wontons too!

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Aren’t they cute? If you scroll down, the recipe is below but first…

Aggie's Virtual Baby Shower

Look at what Aggie’s other friends made for her baby shower!! Aggie is such a sweet person, I hope she enjoys this baby shower and I know she’ll definitely enjoy baby Micah when he arrives! Congratulations, Aggie!! I’m so happy for you and I can’t wait to meet your baby boy!

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Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons Recipe

Yield: 18 to 20 wonton appetizers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


18 to 20 wonton wrappers

1/4 cup store-bought or homemade basil pesto

18 to 20 small pieces of round fresh mozzarella or cut into 1/4 cubes

5 to 10 grape tomatoes, cut into quarters

1 cup olive oil

Parmesan cheese to garnish

Tomato sauce to serve


For each wonton, take one wonton wrapper and wet the edges with water using your index finger. Add 1/2 teaspoon or less pesto to the center of the wonton wrapper, one piece of mozzarella and one or two pieces of tomato. Fold in half to make a triangle and be sure to seal and not allow for any air pockets. If any pesto leaks out, use a paper towel to wipe it. Pull the left and right corners down and add a little dab of water. Fold together and fold up about three times. Repeat with the rest of the wontons. (See my video on how to fold a wonton!)

Heat oil in a non-stick pan on medium for a few minutes. Add wontons to oil and cook on each side for 60 to 90 seconds on each side or until browned. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve with your favorite tomato sauce.

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81 Responses to “Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons”

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    Silvia — December 28, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

    Just made many caprese fried wontons and want to know if I should fry them before I freeze them or freeze then fry .


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