Wonton Pizza Pockets (Healthier than Fried Pizza Rolls)

Wonton Pizza Pockets. Great party appetizer or kid-friendly snack. Cucina Kristina | cucinakristina.com

I am constantly trying to steer my husband away from processed food. I have this image of his heart exploding one day due to the awful food he puts into his body. How does he not weight 1,000 pounds? I’m so jealous. Anyway, his two favorite frozen foods are Jack’s pizzas and Totino’s Pizza Rolls. I usually keep a few of each in the house to shut him up for nights I don’t feel like cooking, but I have been trying to think of a healthier alternative to trick him into eating.

These little guys are a snap to make. In fact, once you get an assembly line going, you can whip 12 of these out in no time flat. They are a good swap to the traditional pizza roll because they are baked and would be a wonderful party appetizer. They are also kid-friendly for those of you with picky eaters. What kid doesn’t love a pizza roll?

You can make these vegetarian by swapping out the pepperoni slice and replacing it with a slice of zucchini, mushroom, red or green pepper, tomato, spinach, or kale. Swapping out the pepperoni with a veggie will make them even healthier than the ones posted below, but I can only pick one food battle at a time around here! :)

Wonton Pizza Pockets
Makes 12 rolls

Wonton Pizza Pockets. Baked, not fried! Great appetizer or snack. Also, kid-friendly :) Cucina Kristina | cucinakristina.com

Wonton Pizza Pockets

Ingredients:

  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 2 wedges Laughing Cow sun-dried tomato and basil cheese
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 2 basil leaves torn into 12 bite-sized pieces
  • Spaghetti sauce – any flavor. I used Marinara. You’ll use a small amount for this recipe and will use the rest for dipping.
  • Grated parmesan cheese for dusting

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix Laughing Cow cheese with about a teaspoon of pasta sauce. You want the cheese to have a slightly thinner consistency than it has without the sauce, but you do not want it to be runny.
Wonton Pizza Pockets. Baked, not fried! Great appetizer or snack. Also, kid-friendly :) Cucina Kristina | cucinakristina.com

The sauce helps thin the cheese.

  1. Place about a teaspoon of the cheese mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper.
Wonton Pizza Pockets. Baked, not fried! Great appetizer or snack. Also, kid-friendly :) Cucina Kristina | cucinakristina.com

About a teaspoon to a teaspoon and a half

  1. Top with a pepperoni slice and a piece of torn basil.
Wonton Pizza Pockets. Baked, not fried! Great appetizer or snack. Also, kid-friendly :) Cucina Kristina | cucinakristina.com

Try not to eat all of the pepperoni in the process :)

  1. Wet your finger and moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper. Fold over into a triangle shape. Press firmly to make sure it is sealed around the edges.
  2. Place pizza pockets a cookie sheet and spray tops lightly with cooking spray. Dust with grated Parmesan cheese.
Wonton Pizza Pockets. Baked, not fried! Great appetizer or snack. Also, kid-friendly :) Cucina Kristina | cucinakristina.com

Cucina Kristina: Wonton Pizza Pockets

  1. Bake in a 375˚ oven for a total of 12 minutes or until golden brown. Turn pizza pockets halfway through so they crisp up on both sides.

Edit: This recipe is not gluten-free. You could make it gluten-free by using/making your own wonton wrappers.

3 Comments on Wonton Pizza Pockets (Healthier than Fried Pizza Rolls)

  1. Anonymous
    October 26, 2012 at 11:49 am (3 years ago)

    These sound amazing! I’m going to make them for a party I have this weekend :)

    Reply

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