Crispy Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons are filled with garlic cream cheese. Serve these easy cream cheese puffs as an appetizer or side dish.
The first cream cheese wontons were authentic, homemade ones from my neighbor who was making them for a family celebration of hers. They were the best cream cheese puffs I’ve ever had! These air fryer cream cheese wontons are a simplified version that is healthier and quicker to make.
Start by preparing the cream cheese filling. Put the softened cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley flakes in a small bowl. Stir the cream cheese mixture until combined.
What can I add to cream cheese wontons?
These air fryer cream cheese wontons are simply seasoned with garlic, onion, and parsley from the pantry. You can use minced garlic, chopped green onions, and fresh parsley if you prefer. If you want to add meat try crab, shrimp, sausage, or even bacon.
Lay out six wonton wrappers and moisten the edges with water.
Scoop up one teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture.
Place the dollop of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the wonton wrapper.
Fold each wonton wrapper in half diagonally creating a triangle. Press around the cream cheese mixture to remove any excess air.
Fold up two of the points over the middle and secure in place with a little water. Repeat the process making six more cream cheese wontons.
Place the cream cheese wonton in the air fryer coating both sides well with olive oil spray. Start by cooking them with the points facing down. Bake them at 350˚F for 4 minutes.
Spray the cream cheese puffs with olive oil, flip them over and spray the top side. Then, cook at 350˚F for 4-6 minutes, until golden brown.
Carefully remove the air fryer cream cheese wontons and place them on a tray or in a bowl.
Coating the wontons well with olive oil spray makes them turn out golden and crispy in the air fryer! We like eating our cream cheese puffs plain but you can serve them with a sweet and sour sauce or a sweet chili sauce if you prefer.
What should I serve with air fryer cream cheese wontons?
Cream cheese wontons made in the air fryer can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with chicken, beef or seafood. Here are a few recipes to try:
It’s so easy to make Cashew Chicken at home! Served over rice or noodles, it’s a dinner recipe the whole family will love.
This Honey Garlic Chicken recipe is so easy to prepare and will be a family favorite! Made with chicken breasts and a four ingredient honey garlic sauce.
Skip the takeout and make this General Tso Chicken recipe at home! It’s easy to make and full of flavor. Serve over rice or noodles for a family dinner.
This Beef and Broccoli recipe is easy to make and more delicious than take out. It’s a family friendly 30 minute meal everyone will love.
Want more appetizer recipes? Try these next:
This Baked Meatball Wontons recipe is a delicious party appetizer with a flavorful meatball and melted cream cheese wrapped in a crunchy wonton!
Make this loaded Nachos Recipe to serve at your next party or surprise your family with sheet pan nachos dinner with all of their favorite toppings!
This flavorful Corn Dip recipe is the perfect dish to bring to your next party or backyard barbecue. Serve cold or hot with corn chips or tortilla chips.
Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Meatballs can be served as a party appetizer or over rice for dinner. These sweet and spicy meatballs are a crowd pleaser!
Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons
- 16 wonton wrappers
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon parsley flakes
- olive oil spray
- Combine the softened cream cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley flakes in a small bowl.
- Place six wonton wrappers on a piece of parchment paper and moisten the outside edges with water.
- Put about one teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on a wonton wrapper. Fold the wrapper in half diagonally over the filling. Press to remove any air and seal. Then, bring the two opposite corners over the center with a little water to hold them in place.
- Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers.
- Place the wontons in the air fryer. Spray both sides with olive oil. Bake, with the folded points facedown, at 350˚F for 4 minutes. Spray with more olive oil, flip and spray the tops with olive oil and bake for an additional 4-6 minutes, until golden brown.
Kim Parish says
Can they be frozen ahead then thawed and air fried? T
Yes, you can prepare the cream cheese wontons ahead of time and store them in the freezer! Once you’ve assembled them, par-freeze them by placing them in a single layer on a tray or plate, loosely covering them with plastic wrap, and placing them in the freezer for about 1 hour until frozen. Then, transfer them to an airtight freezer bag or container and store them in the freezer until ready to use.
Heather S. says
These cream cheese wontons were so easy and yummy I cannot wait to make them again. I was a little intimidated to make them but they were very simple. My husband and kids loved them also. 5 stars!
Delores Ward says
I can’t wait to try these! I love rotisserie chicken, so I’m gonna add that or chop shrimp……I’m sure either would be good!😋
Kathi Tenhover says
I don’t have an air fryer… how long do you bake in oven…@ 350?
You can bake them in the oven at 375˚F for 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through.