These easy bite-sized wonton taco cups make the ideal easy appetizer for parties or the perfect crowd-pleasing dinner idea. Crispy wontons are filled with ground beef, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, and green onions and baked to perfection for an irresistible dish that’s packed with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes!
My whole family loves Mexican dishes! Do you know what else we (rather, I) love? Easy weeknight dinners and super simple party food ideas!
Whether you want a fun twist on Taco Tuesday or you’re having some people over (to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or game day!), check out this super easy wonton taco cups recipe.
Wonton tacos are perfect for birthday parties, football parties, potlucks, or even just any time you have a Mexican food craving!
My families LOVE tacos in nearly all forms because there are endless ways to customize them, and they’re always undoubtedly delicious! And the first time I made these mini taco cups, they disappeared in minutes. That trend has continued each and every time I make them.
These wonton taco cups are a fun twist on tacos that use wonton wrappers instead of taco shells, which makes them different than my Taco Cups with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce!
Wonton Taco Cups
These bite-size taco cups are the perfect food for any occasion, and kids and adults equally love them because they’re fun and easy finger food.
Serve wonton taco cups for team dinners, potlucks, outdoor barbeques, and much, much more!
You will need the following items to make this taco wonton cups recipe:
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Mini muffin pan
- Piping bag (optional)
- Lean ground beef – or ground chicken or ground turkey
- Taco seasoning – homemade or a packet of taco seasoning
- Wonton wrappers
- Sour cream
- Cheddar cheese, shredded
- Roma tomato, diced
- Green onion, green part sliced
Note: I like to add the sour cream to a piping bag, then just snip off the end, and piping it into the cups. But, you could just use a spoon.
Wonton Taco Cups Directions
Just follow these simple instructions for mini tacos that are ready in about 20 minutes!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Add the ground beef to a large skillet and brown over medium heat, chopping as it cooks, until all of the meat is browned. Drain grease.
While the meat is cooking, dice the tomato, and cliche the green part of the onion.
Grease the cavities of a muffin tin, and set the wonton wrapper inside, gently pressing to the sides to form a bowl.
Stir the taco seasoning into the ground beef mixture (or seasoned taco meat if using turkey or chicken), and divide evenly between the wonton cups.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the wonton wrapper turn golden brown.
Remove from the oven, and top with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, and onion.
Tips And Variations
- To make it easy to remove your wonton taco cups from the muffin tin, run a knife around each muffin, and then this cute appetizer should slide out easily.
- It’s essential to make sure they are completely cool before removing them so they don’t lose their shape or break.
- 93% lean ground turkey may be substituted for the ground beef.
- Make a meat-free version by using refried beans or black beans instead of meat.
Wonton Taco Cups Topping ideas
Although you can eat these taco cups as-is once they’re baked, you can also take taco night to another level by adding your favorite taco toppings.
- dollop of sour cream
- diced fresh tomatoes
- green onions
- shredded lettuce
- black olives
- diced onion
- sliced avocado
- chopped cilantro
- drizzle of queso
- green chiles
- pico de gallo
- salsa verde
Wonton Taco Cups FAQs
Here are a few common questions I see from readers!
Any kind of cilantro lime rice or Spanish rice is delicious with this dish! Or you could do chips and queso or chips and salsa or guac!
I think it works well to set up a taco bar. Bake the meat cups and set up a table or bar for toppings. Then put out dishes of individual sides so guests can add what they want to their wonton taco cups.
Mini wonton taco cups can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 7 days. However, if you reheat them in the microwave, they won’t be crispy wonton cups anymore.
Return your leftovers to their crunchy wonton taco cups glory by popping them in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 350 degrees.
Yes! Place the leftovers on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer. Once the taco cups are frozen, put them in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Yes! If you want to heat up a few at a time (because the air fryer won’t hold as many as the oven), cook them for 8-10 minutes at 340 degrees.
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- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 2 tbsp taco seasoning
- 12 wonton wrappers
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ⅓ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- 1 green onion, green part sliced
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the ground beef to a skillet and brown over medium heat, chopping as it cooks, until all of the meat is browned. Drain grease.
- While the meat is cooking, dice the tomato, and cliche the green part of the onion.
- Grease the cavities of a muffin tin, and set the wonton wrapper inside, gently pressing to the sides to form a bowl.
- Stir the taco seasoning into the meat mixture, and divide evenly between the wonton cups.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, and top with sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, and onion.