I had been stalking Fighting Illini.com for this week’s game time. Knowing I had to work and the thought of missing another game this season, due to work, may have resulted in my resignation. Rest assured, the game is an afternoon game and I should make it home by kick off. Praise…the…Lord. On high.
I’m a hockey-playing, stereotypical, die-hard college football fan through and through. Don’t mess with my game time in any way, shape, or form. Including game time grub, obviously.
After I made Wonton Chicken Tacos for Gina and Nick a few months back, I’ve been curious as to what other unique little goodies could be piled into a wonton cup and considered a tasty, low-calorie appetizer.
I have Pinterest to thank for this one. Thanks, P. Bonus for this recipe’s inclusion of mayonnaise and artichoke, two of my favorite foods…all for 44 calories a pop. Should I mention that #44 is my hockey jersey number? Word.
Hot Artichoke Dip Wontons slightly adapted from I Was Born To Cook
1 can (14 oz) artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
1/2 cup light olive oil-based mayonnaise
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
juice of 1/2 lemon
pinch of salt
3 garlic cloves, chopped
few shakes of hot sauce
22 square wonton wrappers
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all ingredients (except wontons) in a medium bowl.
Line a mini muffin tin with wonton wrappers, inserting them gently to take the shape of a small cup. Fill each cup with about 2 teaspoons dip mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until heated through and the wonton tips have browned. Yield: 22 bite-sized appetizers.
Nutrition Information (per wonton): 44 calories; 1.7 g. fat; 4 mg. cholesterol; 114 mg. sodium; 5.5 g. carbohydrate; 0.5 g. fiber; 1.5 g. protein
Result: Bite-sized crispy wontons filled with creamy, hot artichoke dip. This appetizer is quick to make, quick to bake, and sure to please a crowd! Enjoy!