fall is here

September 5, 2011 · 12 comments

in food, meals, recipes

hear the yell

back to school, ring the bell

climb the fence, book and pens

i can tell that we are gonna be friends

-the white stripes

(we used this song for our wedding slideshow during brad’s childhood photos!)

labor day is finally here, which means it is offficially the end of summer.

but you know what? i’m totally ok with that! :)

i enjoy cooler weather, leaves turning colors, and of course, football season!

it’s pretty well known that i’m a green bay packers and wisconsin badgers fan, right? well in addition to my beloved teams, i’m also a fan of football game food! you know, the super unhealthy 3 hours of beer and greasy, fried foods that each saturday and sunday bring during football season?

i love them.

and now i like them just a little more!

because i hope to eat these several times over the next football-filled months!

buffalo chicken dip won tons

creamy buffalo chicken crisps

inspired by jessica’s baked buffalo chicken pasta (which brad and i devoured in an embarrassingly short amount of time),

jenn’s affinity for stuffing things into won tons,

and the long awaited arrival of football season!

these wontons are the perfect appetizer/game day snack for someone who loves buffalo wings, but isn’t a fan of their mess.

makes: 50 crispy won tons

prep time: 20 minutes*

bake time: 10-12 minutes

*it will take a bit longer if you have to cook and shred your chicken. i did mine ahead of time, which i totally recommend!

ingredients:

  • 8 oz. 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese (aka neufchâtel cheese)
  • 1/2 cup franks buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup lite bleu cheese dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded finely
  • 50 won ton wrappers

instructions:

  1. preheat oven to 400*
  2. in a large fry pan on  medium heat, melt together first 4 ingredients.
  3. add shredded chicken and mix well, making sure all of the chicken is coated
  4. lay won ton wrappers flat
  5. place 1 tbsp buffalo chicken stuffing into the center of won ton – don’t over-stuff them. you don’t want to lose all of the filling!
  6. see jenn’s great directions on how to assemble won tons and what to bake them on!
  7. lightly spray won tons with cooking spray
  8. bake at 400* for 10-12 minutes, until won tons are crispy
  9. serve with bleu cheese, ranch dressing, or more buffalo sauce for dipping

notes: i adapted my chicken stuffing from this recipe for buffalo chicken dip.

won ton wrappers laid out

won ton assembly goes faster if you lay out a bunch of wrappers at a time, then fill them, then fold them.

won ton with buffalo chicken dip on it

also, this recipe makes quite a few won tons. if you don’t need so many, it can easily be cut in half or into quarters!

these are really delicious, and so not healthy.

finished buffalo chicken dip won tons

however, if you serve them as an appetizer or a side dish to a veggie-filled meal, they’re not so bad since there is only 1 tbsp of the buffalo chicken dip filling in each! if you only eat 2 or 3, you’re good!

good luck stopping at 2 or 3 though. this buffalo chicken dip filling is seriously one of  my favorite football treats of all time!

buffalo chicken dip filling

i appreciate this new, less messy, way of delivering it to my mouth.

buffalo chicken won tons

enjoy! :)

*****

are you a football fan?

which team do you cheer for?

what are you most excited about for fall?

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean September 5, 2011 at 8:43 am

looks great! i’m gonna make some stuffed wontons this week too. i’m thinking mexican themed. the wrappers told me they’re tired of taking up space in my fridge :)

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sarah September 5, 2011 at 8:20 pm

oh yum! mexican themed will be delicious!!!

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Mac September 5, 2011 at 9:59 am

WOW YUM! Those would be a great season opener treat :) As a fellow Wisconsinite I also root for the Pack and the Badgers. I am also a Saints fan, but that is mostly because my bf converted me… not to worry, when they open with the Packers I will be wearing my green and gold!

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sarah September 5, 2011 at 8:20 pm

thank goodness! give your boyfriend my condolences after the saints lose on Thursday!!

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lactosefreelizzie September 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I’m most excited for pumpkin flavored everything in fall!!

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sarah September 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

oo, yes! I can’t wait for pumpkin spice lattes! :)

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Chelsea September 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I don’t really like fall. I like to be warm, and fall = almost winter = cold. I’m a Gator fan, but I’m happy when the Packers and Badgers do well.

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sarah September 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm

oh man, we’re opposites!! I HATE hot weather. 70* is perfect to me. :) today was a little chilly, but I’m kind of excited to be wearing sweats right now.

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Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland September 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm

This post just made me super hungry, and it’s 10 pm. I think I’m going to have to make these for the next Packer game!!

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sarah September 6, 2011 at 7:05 am

that’s my plan too!

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Deb Sieracki September 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

I’m going to try your new football snack. Will let you know what Jamie thinks of them.

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