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Easy Holiday Entertaining – Broccoli and Cheese Wantons

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It’s entertaining season which means we’re preparing some of our favorite holiday dishes, baking sweet treats and enjoying time with our friends and family. If you’re planning a holiday celebration this year I have a few helpful entertaining tips to keep your holiday merry and bright.

5 Easy Holiday Entertaining Tips:  

  1. Make It Easy – Use the same ingredients in multiple dishes to keep prep work easy. Make a grocery list of items you need and make sure to leave some time for meal prep. Planning ahead makes holiday entertaining easy!
  2. Keep Wine in House – Robert Mondavi Private Selection wines can be paired with an number of holiday dishes, appetizers and desserts.
  3. Candles – I love the warm holiday glow from a candle. Add many around holiday food tables and use for decor to create a cozy atmosphere.
  4. Deck The Halls – I love the idea of a framed chalkboard menu for the buffet table. Check out my easy holiday entertaining Pinterest board.
  5. Easy Appetizers – Bite sized foods are easy to create and fun to enjoy. Guests love them too!

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There are so many appetizers you can create and by far my newest favorite has to be these broccoli and cheese wanton recipe created by Justin Warner, Chef/Owner of Do or Dine and Season 8 Winner of The Next Food Network Star. These mini appetizers are perfectly paired with Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc

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Broccoli and Cheese Wantons  with Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc Dipping Sauce

Ingredients for the Stuffing

  • 6 oz chopped broccoli florets (use fresh, not   frozen. We’re doing this FOR REAL)
  • 4 oz goat cheese, softened
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot
  • 2 tsp minced parsley
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt

Ingredients for the Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tbsp Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar

Ingredients for the Preparation

  • 25-30 wonton skins
  • 1 egg white
  • oil for frying

For the Stuffing

  1. Moisten some paper towels and wrap the broccoli with them. Put the moistened broccoli parcel on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for two minutes on high power.
  2. Carefully place the florets in a mixing bowl with the cheeses, shallots, parsley, and kosher salt.  Using a wooden spoon, a fork, or a rubber spatula, mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Robert Mondavi Wonton Recipe Appitizer (6)For the Preparation

  1. Put heaping teaspoons of the mixture in the center of the wanton skins.  Brush some of the egg white on the edges of the wrapper.
  2. Do this until you run out of filling.
  3. Place these guys in the fridge while you make the sauce and heat the oil. Cook in oil for 5-7 minutes until golden brown.

Robert Mondavi Wonton Recipe Appitizer (1)For the Soy Sauce

  1. Put the soy sauce and the Sauvignon Blanc in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar.
  3. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.

The sauce by far is my favorite part of this dish. It’s what really brings all the flavors together. Your guests will be delighted with the beautiful presentation.

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The Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with this Asian inspired appetizer.

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20 Comments

  1. Eileen Richter on January 10, 2014 at 4:17 am

    I am SUPER impressed by this recipe and how amazing both the food and the photos are. Seriously Kristin you need to consider a job in food photography!
    We dont do much for fancy get togethers but this recipe would be amazing to make just for us on a weekend night with a little vino! We have never used goat cheese before though. Gotta get trying some new things. Gosh I am a boring cook. Your dishes look so delish!



  2. Cindy Merrill on January 6, 2014 at 4:46 am

    We make a version of this with crabmeat, which is delicious. Have you tried lemon dip for your Wantons? It’s really simple: Just add a few teaspoons white vinegar to one half cup lemon curd, stir until smooth,



  3. ellen beck on December 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I adore wantons! I have never made them but the recipe looks pretty easy. I bet these would work well with alot of vegatables!



  4. Andrina G on December 26, 2013 at 10:29 am

    These look delicious.



  5. Tracie Trump on December 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Love to make these for Christmas eve



  6. Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting on December 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Ohh, I’m a huge fan of wontons, and these sound amazing!!



  7. shelly peterson on December 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

    These look absolutely delicious and so perfect for holiday party serving.



  8. joni on December 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    YUMMO!



  9. Allison Downes on December 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Those are really helpful tips. I love wantons and these look and sound yummy! I will definitely try out this recipe. Thank you for sharing.



  10. stephanie on December 16, 2013 at 5:08 am

    this looks so good



  11. Rust on December 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Perfect for bringing to a Christmas gathering! Unique and look so nice — love them!



  12. Janet W. on December 12, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Those look delicious! I’d love to serve these at our family Christmas dinner before the dinner is served.



  13. Mer on December 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    The sauce does sound fantastic! And I love the look of a plate of homemade wantons, it just adds something special to an appetizer spread.



  14. Cheryl F. on December 11, 2013 at 2:39 am

    These sound totally yummy — a must-try!



  15. Richard Hicks on December 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Such a nice looking appetizer and a healthy one too!



  16. Jenn @TheRebelChick on December 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Wow, those little won tons look pretty fancy, but they’re so easy to make! And now I want a glass of wine LOL!



  17. Wendy T on December 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    These look and sound great.

    You’re making me hungry.



  18. ellen beck on December 9, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    These look super good and I am quite a wonton fan. I might substitute the goat cheese with something else perhaps blue cheese but they look delicious!



  19. Jean on December 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    These look just wonderful! I could eat a plate for dinner, easy. I bet the dipping sauce is delish!



  20. Betty Baez on December 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Oh these sound and look delicious! The perfect party appetizer!