Roasted Butternut Squash Wontons are a must-have holiday appetizer for my family during Thanksgiving and Christmas! They are crispy, sweet, and the perfect combo of seasonal flavors for winter celebrations. But, I do recommend doubling or tripling the recipe. They are that good! And this way, you can freeze whatever wontons you aren't serving that day and save them for future holiday gatherings or dinner parties. This vegan butternut squash appetizer satisfies all palates!
How do you prepare Roasted Butternut Squash Wontons?
You can prepare Roasted Butternut Squash Wontons in 5 simple steps. I use store-bought wontons, Nasoya (Vegan), which make this recipe easy, but it does take a bit of time to stuff each wonton individually.
- Roast the butternut squash
- Cook the onions
- Mix the ingredients together for the filling
- Fill the wontons
- Bake and serve
If you want to make your vegan wonton wrappers, you can, but I don't fee it's worth the effort!
Stuffing the wontons can be relaxing when done with a friend or watching a TV show (or sipping a glass of wine)! The time will pass by quickly.
This delicious squash appetizer is best served warm from the oven and with the heated maple syrup dip!Print
Butternut Squash wontons make a delicious appetizer for the winter season. They are especially great for the holidays. Prepare a big batch and freeze them so you always have this delicious appetizer to pop in the oven for surprise company!
1 medium-sized butternut squash, peeled & cubed (approximately 4 cups)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 onion, minced
2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped fine
freshly ground pepper
1 package wonton wrappers (50 wontons)
Olive oil Spray
1/4 cup maple syrup
10 sage leaves, chopped (reserve a little for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Prepare the filling: Place the squash in a medium bowl and toss it with 2 tbsp of olive oil, maple syrup, and ½ teaspoon salt. Spread the squash on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast, stirring once or twice, until the squash is tender and the exterior begins to caramelize for about 25 minutes. Transfer the squash to a bowl, and mash it. You should have about 2 cups of mashed squash.
- Warm the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the onions and sauté until lightly browned about 10 minutes. Add the chopped pecans and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Add the mashed squash and cook, constantly stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sage. Add salt to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon) and a few grinds of black pepper. Allow the filling to cool to room temperature.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with oil. Set aside a small bowl of water and a pastry brush. If you don't have a pastry brush, your finger works just fine!
- Wonton preparation: Place a wonton wrapper on a smooth work surface (cutting board or plate) and brush 1/2 inch around the edges with water. Place a heaping teaspoon of filling in the middle of the wonton wrapper. Press opposite corners of wrapper together, sealing edges tightly all around by pressing together with your fingers. Place stuffed wonton on the prepared baking sheet and continue filling each wonton until filling is used up. The filled wonton can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days, separated on a baking sheet. Tip: Place the baking sheet in a freezer for 3 hours or more. Remove wontons and place them in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
- Cook the wonton: Preheat an oven to 375°. Lightly spray the wontons with olive oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown—heat maple syrup and sage in a small pot. Serve on a platter topped with chopped sage and maple dip.
Tip: If frozen, remove wontons from the freezer 15 minutes before cooking. Spray with olive oil and cook according to the directions above.
Time Saver Tip: Roast the butternut squash halved. When done, mix the maple syrup & salt into the filling.
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