Spicy Spinach Crab Cups

by jerseygirl on December 29, 2010 · 22 comments

If you need a quick and easy New Year’s party appetizer, you have come to the right place. A few weeks ago, I was sent a nice package from Nasoya. Nasoya makes various products including tofu, Asian style noodles and wraps, and a soy based sandwich spread. The first thing I decided to try was the Nasoya wonton wrappers. You can find them in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store.

These wraps are very handy when making cute little appetizers. Within half an hour, my crab appetizers were made. I whipped up a quick dipping sauce with apricot preserves, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. I think any soy based dipping sauce would go good or you can serve them without a sauce. The wonton filling possibilities are endless. Next time I think I will try buffalo chicken cups or maybe pepperoni pizza cups. Or how about hot chicken salad cups? Okay, you get the picture. These were perfect timing with the holidays right around the corner and football season still in full swing . For more recipes and ideas, click HERE. The Nasoya website has plenty to choose from.

Spicy Spinach Crab Cups

24 Nasoya wonton wrappers
Cooking spray
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 cups lump crab meat
1 cup frozen spinach
1/2 tsp garlic powder
dash of cayenne pepper
2 ounces cream cheese
3/4 shredded pepper jack cheese

Press wonton wrappers into miniature muffin cups (24 pan) coated with cooking spray. Spritz wrappers with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and saute onion on medium heat until translucent. Add crab meat, spinach, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and cream cheese to the pan. Cook on low heat while stirring until mixture is heated and gets creamy. Turn off heat and stir in pepper jack cheese. Fill each cup with some of the mixture so it is all used up. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until wontons are crispy and filling is bubbling. Cool for a few minutes before serving. These can also be served at room temperature.

***Disclosure : Nasoya sent me a free gift pack of products to try. The opinions of the product are my own and I did not receive monetary compensation to write this post.

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Mary December 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm

These look like wonderful morsels. I love the filling and the the dip you've fashioned. These sound wonderful. Blessings…Mary


vanillasugar December 29, 2010 at 9:04 pm

love using these for breakfast fun. ever make chocolate stuffed ones?
these look good Lisa!


Pegasuslegend December 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm

these look amazingly perfect for any holiday table very lovely!


redkathy December 29, 2010 at 11:43 pm

These might just make the New Years Eve party table, yum! Blessings and Happy New Year to you.


Ciao Chow Linda December 30, 2010 at 12:18 am

What a great idea – the cute little no fuss cups, and the delicious filling.


kat December 30, 2010 at 11:57 am



The Japanese Redneck December 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm

These look good.

We had Sausage Wonton Cups and Crab/Cream Cheese Wonton Cups for XMAS Eve.

Happy New Year.


Jennifurla December 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I am in love, this is a favorite combo of flavors for me. happy New year


teresa December 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

oh yummy! i could easy pop five of these in my mouth!


marla {Family Fresh Cooking} December 30, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Love Nasoya wonton wrappers & I love even more what you did with them! Delish appetizer recipe 🙂


Shelby December 30, 2010 at 7:08 pm

These look yummy! I love a good sweet/soy dipping sauce too!


justjoycee December 30, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Looks really delicious! Have a Happy New Year!


Maria December 31, 2010 at 11:02 am

Love these cups! Happy New Year!


Jamie January 1, 2011 at 12:49 am

These appetizers look delicious. I have never worked with wonton wrappers before. You make it look easy. I will have to try this in 2011.


Erica January 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

Those look delicious! I love the little nasoya wrappers- you can totally make SO many different things with them- I like using them as ravioli type wrappers. Hope you had a great New Years Eve 🙂


Jenny January 2, 2011 at 9:03 pm

These look so tasty Lisa! The perfect appetizer!


Amanda January 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm

oh I love these, they are so awesome looking!


Aggie January 5, 2011 at 9:30 am

these are great Lisa! I never think to make something like this myself!


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