Low Calorie Spinach and Cheese Wontons (Air-Fryer or Baked)



Get ready to make a wonderfully yummy appetizer. I even like serving them for a vegetarian main course dish or side dish. They’re filled with part skim ricotta cheese and spinach, plus baked not fried! I’ve included the instructions to bake them in the oven or in an air-fryer. Each has just 35 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints. These are sure to fill you up without tons of calories!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients

1 (9-10 oz) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed

¾ cup (6 oz) light ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons scallions, finely chopped

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

20 wonton wrappers, see shopping tips

1 egg white

Olive oil cooking spray


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees or preheat air-fryer to 400 degrees. If baking, coat a baking pan with cooking spray or line pan with parchment paper. 

2. Drain thawed spinach. Wrap in paper towels and squeeze until all excess water is removed.

3. In a medium bowl, add spinach and all other ingredients, except wonton wrappers and egg white. Mix thoroughly.

4. Set up a work station with a small bowl of warm water. Place 1 tablespoon of spinach/cheese filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. Dip your fingers in the bowl of warm water and moisten edges of the wrapper. Pull two opposite corners of the wrapper up, over the filling, and pinch together. Repeat with the two remaining corners and pinch edges together to seal. Continue to do this to create 20 wontons.

4. Once all wontons have been prepared, lightly brush the wontons with the egg white.

5. To Bake them in Oven: Place all on the baking pan. Coat the tops with olive oil spray. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, until the wontons are lightly brown.

6. To Bake in Air-fryer: Coat inside of air-fryer with olive oil cooking spray. Line 10 wontons in bottom of basket. It’s ok to overlap a bit. Spray the tops with olive oil spray. Bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Remove from air-fryer and repeat instructions with remaining 10 wontons.

7. Serve warm. Store any leftovers in the fridge. Reheat in oven or microwave. These also freeze great! You can remove from freezer as many as you’d like to serve. Defrost in microwave. Can crisp up in oven or toaster oven.

Makes 20 Spinach and Cheese Wontons.


Food Facts
Nasoya All Natural Won Ton Wraps are unbaked, thin sheets of dough. Ideal for use in appetizers or desserts, these ready-to-bake dough sheets can be customized to fit any recipe.


Shopping Tips

Nasoya All Natural Won Ton Wraps can be found in most supermarkets in the Asian, refrigerated section.


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints 1
Weight Watchers Points Plus 1

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
35 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 6mg chol, 2g protein, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 44mg sod, 0g sugar