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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: 130 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
    Delicious, added a little salt and some softened/room temp cream cheese to the mix. Air fried at 350 for about 8 mins, sprayed tops with some olive oil cooking spray for crispiness and they came out great.

    1. Hi Kristen,
      Happy Friday!!🌟 Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, I am so glad it was a hit! xT

  2. Per usual , this was delicious and a hit. I only made the sesame ginger soy sauce , which my family loved (little too spicy for me but I’m overly sensitive to anything above mild 🙄) . I will say that my first batch was overcooked so I did about a minute on both sides for the rest and they were perfect.

    1. Hey Amanda,
      Wonderful!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I am so glad it was enjoyed! xTieghan

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

    1. Hi Katie – I went thru all the comments and someone else asked and she said to just cut it off the cob. Don’t pre-cook it. I had the same question.

    2. Hey Katie,
      Nope, no need to cook the corn first:) Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    The corn filling was delicious! I found that making them into wontons and dipping them in the dipping sauces drowned out the great corn flavor. I only made 12 wontons and mixed the rest of the corn filling with hot orzo pasta and served as a side dish with a little more fresh basil and hot pepper flakes. An amazing side dish!

    1. Hi Melissa,
      Wonderful! I am so excited to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks for trying it out! xx

  4. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and they were amazing. I am a little slow so the prep took me a little over 45 minutes but I am a clumsy cook! They were easy to make though and oh so delicious. Made them as an appetizer but we liked them so much we ate them as our dinner. Thank you for your recipes that are manageable for a kind of lame cook! I have your cook books and have really enjoyed trying all of the recipes. People have actually been impressed with everything I have made which is really quite awesome!!!!

    1. Hey Linda,
      Amazing!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your review! xxT

  5. 5 stars
    The flavor in these wontons is bursting with goodness! I will for sure make them again. The only adjustment I would make is a smidge less cheese. My whole family enjoyed these.

    1. Hey Elisabeth,
      Amazing!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it and sharing your review! xxT

    1. Hi Tina,
      You bet! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Carol,
      I’ve not tested these in the air fryer, so I don’t have the exact cooking instructions, but I’m sure it would work well for you! I hope you love the recipe! xx

    1. Hi Jaime,
      Sure, you could freeze these to make for a later time! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  6. I’m planning on making this tonight it tomorrow and was wondering if I could add some shredded chicken to the mix just to make it more of an entrée?

    1. Hi Kelli,
      Sure, I don’t see why not, just be careful not to overstuff the wontons with filling! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious! Taste like summer and so easy. I sprayed with avocado oil and air fried them. So great, my kids loved them too! Your recipes never fail, thanks for a great week of dinners 🙂

    1. Hey Lisa!
      Thanks so much for your feedback and trying this recipe out! I love to hear that it was a hit:) Have the best weekend🌟

  8. 5 stars
    We made these last evening and my family loved them! Very tasty and fun. I usually stay away from recipes that need to be made in batches but these cooked incredibly quickly and the first batch were as melty and delicious as the last. Great work Tieghan.

    1. Hey Beth,
      Happy Friday! I am so excited that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks a lot for giving it a go! xT🌼