Pork Wonton Stars are a great way to use leftover ham. This is an appetizer or even a main dish. They blend our favorite takeout flavors and nestle them together in a crunchy, oven-baked wonton. These are delicious served piping hot from the oven or at room temperature. Serve these with delicious Charcuterie Cups and Cranberry Jalapeño Meatballs for a memorable appetizer round.
⭐ Why You'll Love Pork Wonton Stars
There are so many things about Pork Wonton Stars that make them a family favorite.
One of the best things about serving these is it's a fantastic way to use up leftover ham.
Kids love Pork Wonton Stars because there's a lot of flavor that reminds them of takeout food, and we all know how much kids, especially teenagers love that.
When we think of wontons, we often think of fried food. But these are oven-baked, not fried. Each bite is a delicious, crunchy change of pace from the regular wonton routine.
These are delicious as an appetizer before enjoying a main dish like Chicken Spaghetti with Rotel or Crusted Chicken Romano the flavor combination with those entrees is like something out of a restaurant.
🥘 Ingredients to Have on Hand
The ingredients for Pork Wonton Stars come together quickly and create a delicious filling for the wonton wrappers.
- Cooked ham, diced - about one pound
- Red pepper
- Swiss cheese
- Sour cream
- Chinese mustard
- Wonton wrappers
- Soy sauce
- Green onions
- Sesame seeds
Scroll to the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
💭 How to Assemble Pork Wonton Stars
Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the diced ham, onion, chopped red pepper, grated cheese, sour cream, and hot mustard, and set aside.
Pro Tip: Be sure to dice the ham and red pepper into very small pieces. You'll want to fill each wonton cup as full as you can and small pieces make it easier to ensure that every bite and every wonton is packed with all of the ingredients
Step 2: Spray a miniature muffin cup pan with Pam. Press wonton wrappers into each cup.
Step 3: In a small bowl, mix melted butter, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of soy sauce. Brush the butter mixture over each wonton wrapper. Bake for 8 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
Step 4: Remove the baked wonton wrappers from the oven, and spoon the ham mixture into each cup. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes longer or until heated through.
Step 5: Garnish with diced green onions, sesame seeds and a few dashes of soy sauce. These are delicious served warm from the oven or at room temperature after they've cooled.
Pro Tip: Pork Wonton Stars use roughly one pound of diced, leftover ham. That's about 3 cups of diced ham.
💬 Top Tips and FAQ
Most grocery stores sell them. Look in the refrigerated section, usually in the area where you'll also find tofu.
They bake fast in the oven and since the ham is already fully cooked, you'll just want to watch for the wonton wrappers to brown around the edges.
Yes, these are delicious with cooked sausage or diced pork loin.
👩🏻🍳 Leftovers and Storage
Pork Wonton Stars will stay fresh and delicious for 3-4 days in the refrigerator after baking.
Place each wonton in an even layer in a flat, covered container. If you need to stack them, place a sheet of waxed paper between the layers. Store in a covered, airtight container.
🍽 Serve as an Appetizer or Main Course
Pork Wonton Stars make a terrific appetizer. But if you are feeding just a few folks, this could easily be served as a main course, with a side dish like tasty and tangy Mixed Bean Salad, English Pea Salad or Sweet Corn Pasta Salad.
Whether as a starter or the main entree, the next time you have leftover ham on hand, give Pork Wonton Stars a try!
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