Savory Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons on a round white plate with a round white bowl of soy sauce next to wooden chopsticks on a white napkin with another plate behind all on a grey surface (with logo overlay)

Savory Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons

Skip the restaurant price (and the dairy) by making vegan cream cheese wontons at home. They are savory finger-food perfect for an appetizer.

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One of the hardest foods for me to give up when I found out I am allergic to dairy is cheese. Especially cream cheese! I love cream cheese in everything from dips to slow cooker meals to bagels. Thankfully, the last time I was at our local H-E-B grocery store, I found vegan cream cheese!

I knew I needed to use it to make some type of delicious appetizer, but what? Well, we also found a brand of wonton wrappers that are vegan. So no dairy in either of them, definitely a sign for me!

When we were recently at the Chinese buffet near us, there were some wontons with all types of stuffing. Of course, I couldn’t eat most of them because of the dairy. It’s so hard y’all when I’ve eaten it for 32 years! I immediately went home and started trying to make our own.

Most things with cream cheese are light and airy and often sweet, but I wanted this for dinner. Justin helped me with a few ideas to make savory vegan cream cheese wontons. Of course, you can make these to your tastes by adding or removing any of the filling ingredients. Or increasing or decreasing any amounts. That’s the beauty of cooking for yourself!

Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, vegan
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic, dried
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tbsp water
Ingredients for vegan cream cheese wontons on a grey surface

Preparation

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, green onion, and minced garlic.

Vegan cream cheese filling in a stainless steel bowl on a grey surface

Add a small scoop of the cream cheese mixture to the center of a single wonton.

Vegan cream cheese filling in the center of a wonton wrapper on a square brown plate with ingredients around it on a grey surface

Use your finger to dip into the water and gently brush all four edges with the water.

Fold your wontons by starting with opposite corners and pulling them up and together.

Halfway folded wonton wrapper on a square brown plate with ingredients around it on a grey surface

Grab the other two corners and bring them to the center to create your wonton pocket.

Gently press the edges together to seal.

Folded wonton wrapper on a square brown plate with ingredients around it on a grey surface

Place the wontons on a greased air fryer basket and spray with olive oil.

Cook in the air fryer at 350F for 6-7 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce. I like

Savory Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons on a round white plate with a round white bowl of soy sauce next to wooden chopsticks on a white napkin with another plate behind all on a grey surface (vertical)

Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons Leftovers

I stored leftover cream cheese wontons in an airtight container in the refrigerator. We ate the leftovers the next day, and they were still good. The wontons will get soggy easily, so I suggest reheating in the air fryer or the oven to keep them crisp.

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 21, 2022

Savory Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons on a round white plate with a round white bowl of soy sauce next to wooden chopsticks on a white napkin with another plate behind all on a grey surface

Savory Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons

Skip the restaurant price (and the dairy) by making vegan cream cheese wontons at home. They are savory finger-food perfect for an appetizer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course:
Appetizer
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegan
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Vegetarian
Keyword:
cream cheese
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vegan
|
vegan cream cheese
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wontons
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
|
Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
Cooking Method:
Air Fryer
Servings: 12 wontons
5 from 12 votes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese (vegan)
  • 1 green onion (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic (dried)
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, green onion, and minced garlic
  • Add a small scoop of the cream cheese mixture to the center of a single wonton
  • Use your finger to dip into the water and gently brush all four edges with the water
  • Fold your wontons by starting with opposite corners and pulling them up and together
  • Grab the other two corners and bring them to the center to create your wonton pocket
  • Gently press the edges together to seal
  • Place the wontons on a greased air fryer basket and spray with olive oil
  • Cook in the air fryer at 350F for 6-7 minutes, until golden brown and crispy
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce
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Nutrition Facts
Savory Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons
Amount Per Serving (1 wonton)
Calories 55 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 138IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

Vegan Cream Cheese Wonton FAQs

What is vegan cream cheese made of?

Vegan cream cheese is usually made of tofu. The only allergen in the brand we purchase (Tofutti) is soy.

Where do I find vegan cream cheese?

Look near other vegan products in the refrigerator section or near the cream cheese. At our local store, it’s on a top shelf and easy to miss.

Are wonton wrappers gluten-free?

No, even the vegan ones contain a bit of wheat product in them.

23 thoughts on “Savory Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons”

  1. 5 stars
    I love myself some good delicious wontons!! These were amazing and you couldn’t even tell they were vegan

  2. I have wanted to try these for a while, but I need an air fryer! It is so much easier than deep frying. I can’t find vegetarian wontons where I live and these sound delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Ahhh the vegan cheese is a really great idea. It’s a perfect filling for wontons..these make super tasty apps!

  4. 5 stars
    This sounds interesting. I’m not vegan, but I do make a lot of vegan recipes. I’m eager to give this a try. I’ve never had vegan cream cheese before.

  5. 5 stars
    I never thought to make them at home. I had some yesterday at the mall food court. I liked them but I bet homemade would be even better.

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