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Crispy Sweet Corn Wontons with a double side of dippin’. Homemade wontons filled with cheesy, sweet yellow corn, and fresh summer herbs. Then pan-fried until crispy and served with a sweet/tangy chili sauce AND a perfectly spicy/salty sesame chili soy sauce. Yep, two sauces are the way to go. These wontons are crispy on the outside, cheesy on the inside – and completely addicting once you add the sauces. You won’t find anything better at a restaurant.

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We’ve got a really fun (and of course delicious) summer treat today. When I came up with this idea, I decided to make the recipe that very same day. I was, and am, so excited about these crispy wontons.

They’re unexpected and totally delicious.

I wanted a restaurant-style fried wonton, but with a very summery filling. I’d been working with corn the day before, so that was at the top of my mind. The flavors of sweet yellow corn, melty mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil stuffed inside a fried wonton had me way too excited.

Thank goodness these turned out so amazing!

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Here are the details

While these look like they could be tricky, I find they’re really quick and easy to make. The filling is the secret: yellow corn, creamy mayo or plain Greek yogurt (I do think mayo works best here however), melty mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, green onions, a touch of honey, salty tamari, and plenty of chili flakes.

It’s a wonderful mash of sweet, spicy, salty, and fresh. Different, yes – but so delicious.

Once that’s all mixed together, make the wontons. You just need wonton wrappers and a little bit of avocado oil to lightly pan fry.

Add a rounded teaspoon of the corn to each wrapper. Then simply fold the wrapper over the filling to create a triangle and use your fingers to pinch to seal. Promise you, it’s not hard at all.

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Now, when you’re pinching the wrappers together, make sure to really seal them up. You don’t want the wontons to lose any of the fillings while they cook.

I like to pan-fry each wonton in avocado oil until crisp. It takes 2-3 minutes per side.

When I set out to make these, I wanted to oven-bake them. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that was not going to work with the creamy cheese filling. Everything leaked out and the situation was not pretty.

So, I decided to do a light pan fry instead and it worked wonderfully.

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The Sauces

While the wontons cook, make the sauces I used a spicy soy-based sauce and then a simple sweet chili sauce with mango.

Each sauce adds so much flavor to the recipe, but you certainly do not need to make both. Make whichever sauce sounds yummiest to you. Or if they both sound good, by all means, make them both!

Each sauce is unique and so, so delicious.

When I made these (multiple times) last week, I served them up as dinner along with a side of fried rice and basil beef. Everyone loved them.

And of course, these will make a wonderful summer appetizer as well. Addicting any way you serve them!

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Looking for other quick appetizers? Here are some favorites:

Tomato Peach Crostini with Hot Bacon Dressing

Cheese Rangoons with Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives

Lastly, if you make these Crispy Sweet Corn Wontons, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sweet Cheesy Corn Wontons

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 24 wontons
Calories Per Serving: 95 kcal

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Sesame Ginger Soy Sauce

Sweet Chili Mango Sauce


  • 1. In a bowl, toss together the corn, mayo, mozzarella, basil, green onions, honey, tamari or soy sauce, and a pinch of chili flakes.
    2. To assemble, spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of filling onto each wrapper. Brush water around the edges of the wrapper, then fold the wonton over the filling to create a triangle. Pinch to seal. Repeat with the remaining filling.
    3. Fill a pan with 1-2 inches of oil over medium heat. When the oil sizzles a bit, it's ready. Place each wonton, a few at a time, into the hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes per side or until crisp and browned. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
    4. To make the sesame soy sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    5. To make the sweet chili sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    6. Serve the wontons warm, dipped/drizzled in sauce/sauces. Enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    These sweet corn wontons are really tasty and easy to make. I made some for our New Year’s Eve party and they were a hit. The only thing I would like to comment on is the quantity of the filling. This recipe makes enough filling for at least 100 wontons. You could reduce the filling by 1/3 or even 1/4 and get enough to make the 24 as indicated here. I followed the recipe to a T and had so much filling that I refrigerated it and made more on the following day. Maybe the wonton wrappers I used are smaller? Mine were approximately 3″ square. Otherwise this recipe was a winner!

    1. Hey Bee,
      Happy Wednesday!!❄️ Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I am so glad it was a hit! Wow, 100?! My guess is the wontons were smaller than mine:) xx

  2. Hello! These sound delicious but I accidentally purchased egg roll wrappers instead of wonton. Would these be ok to use if I cut down the size?
    Thanks for your insight!

    1. Hey Hilary,
      Yes, they should be just fine to use! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xtt

    1. Hey Emily,
      Sorry, the oven is not going to give the same results, you’re going to want to fry these. Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  3. 5 stars
    Made this today with my husband and we both loved it! So so good!! The sauces are delicious! The frying part was a bit messy but 100% worth it for how good these taste. Will definitely make it again!

    1. Hey Giuliana,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for trying it out! Have a great weekend! 👻

    1. Hey Mary,
      Happy Monday!! Thanks a lot for making this dish and sharing your review, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xx

    1. Hey Shaelyne,
      Happy Friday! I am so excited to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for trying it out! Totally, that should be fine for you to do! ?xx

  4. You say fresh corn, do I have to cook it first? I have several ears but how do I prep it before I assemble the wontons?

    1. Hi Cheryl,
      No need to do anything with the corn, simply slice it from the cob and follow the recipe as written. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Kimberly,
      Sorry, this recipe is only on the blog! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Connie,
      I’ve not tested these in the air fryer, but I bet it would work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

  5. 5 stars
    Very good. Thumbs up from my neighbors and approval from the harshest critic on food, my son. Have you made these and frozen them for later? I am trying that right now.

    1. Hey Valerie,
      Happy Monday!! I really appreciate you trying this recipe out, I am so glad it was enjoyed! I’ve not tried that, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for you! Have a great week:)

  6. The best! My toddlers loved it. Had to replace corn for shredded zucchini, due to us not having the corn but it was still very good!

    1. Hey Madison,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so excited it was enjoyed! Hope you’re having a great weekend! xx

  7. Totally love these especially during corn season. I added some cold water shrimp to the recipe which totally elevated these to gourmet appetizers!

    1. Hey Heather,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so excited it was enjoyed! Hope you’re having a great weekend! xx

  8. 5 stars
    Another incredible recipe from HBH! These were a hit. Made both sauces, and both were delicious. This was my first time making wontons. I thought I made too many, but my family gobbled them up in no time!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for trying these wontons! I am so glad they were enjoyed:) Have the best weekend! xx