(How to) Make No-Mess Wonton Tacos

I’m going to start this post with the disclousure that no-mess refers to making the taco shell not eating them.  Just wanted to be clear before we get started.
So my love of mexican food is not a secret (as seen here, here and here).  I’ve heard of wonton tacos on restaurant menus (although sometimes they are more Asian based), and a quick search of the web shows many recipes for wonton tacos frying up the filled wonton shells.  Well, I really don’t like cleaning up the mess after something gets fried, so I rarely fry things.  I decided to crank up the oven and bake the shells instead.
I used a metal cooling rack, put it on a baking sheet and laid a wonton wrapper over the wire of the rack forming a triangle taco shape.  They baked up in about 8 minutes.  I gentley removed them and stuffed them full of Cafe Rio Chicken, coleslaw mix (because it has a nice crunch to it and there’s no prep involved) shredded cheese and a little Frank’s Red Hot.  Then I folded up the rack and put it and the baking sheet back where they belong.  See?  I told you they were no-mess!
These would be fabulous as an appetizer, an entree with rice and beans or switch it up and make it Asian like the restaurants do!
(How to) Make No-Mess Wonton Tacos


  • Wonton Wrappers
  • Taco Meat (Beef or Cafe Rio Chicken)
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Coleslaw Mix
  • Hot Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Place a metal cooling rack on a baking sheet. Lay wonton wrappers over each wire of the rack forming a triangle taco shape.
  3. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Gently remove shells from rack.
  4. Fill with taco meat, coleslaw mix, cheese and top with hot sauce. Serve immediately.
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  1. says

    I’m grumbling a bit to myself because I had planned on doing this sometime in the coming week or two. I even have wonton wrappers in the fridge waiting. You beat me to it. I love that you used the cooling rack for the purpose of creating the ‘shell’. Great job 🙂

  2. says

    Becca….what a GREAT and creative idea! I think I can do this! Actually, these would have been perfect for a pot luck luncheon at my office today. Definitely bookmarking these for the next time! And thanks for the disclaimer at the start of this post. I just love the messiness of eating tacos! : )

  3. says

    I love wanton tacos. Thanks for sharing this easy mess free way to make them. I’m going to try them with your Cafe Rio Chicken really soon.

  4. says

    Don’t you just love these blog hops where we get to find and meet new blog friends? Glad I found you. I’m a new follower and I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected.Lori

  5. says

    When I see no mess wonton tacos I had to stop over. I love tacos anyway, and like the idea of making the tacos shells from wontons. I always keep a pack in the freezer. I will be trying this tonight. My fingers are crossed that you might share this over at Sunday’s Best going on now. PS – following you on Linky – hope you follow back.

  6. says

    Looks delish! Tacos are the perfect weeknight food. I live close to a Hong Kong Market and they have the best egg roll wrappers! I’m always looking for new ways to use them.


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