Tex Mex Wontons + 5 Kitchen Gadgets I Use All The Time

I made these wontons for our New Years Day Brunch and had lots of requests to share the recipe.  They are crazy easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.   You can’t go wrong with these.   The combo of the sausage, ranch and cheese in a crispy shell is amazing.   The pickled jalapenos give these some extra flavor and just a touch heat.  These would be perfect for any upcoming Super Bowl parties.   If you want to make these ahead of time I would partially cook them and then just reheat before you serve them.  Enjoy!

T E X  M E X  W O N T O N S

1 package hot sausage

1 cup ranch dressing (I used Brianna’s brand)

1 small can sliced black olives

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 cup monterary jack cheese

3 tablespoons diced pickled jalapenos

1 package wonton shells (found in the refrigerated section near the lettuce)


Cook sausage until browned and then drain on a paper towel.  In a large bowl mix the sausage, ranch dressing, olives, cheeses, and jalapenos.

In a mini muffin press each individual wonton in a cup until it forms an open cup.  Fill each cup with a spoonful or two of the sausage mix.  Bake at 350 degrees 10-15 minutes.


I wanted to share a few Kitchen Gadgets that I use often!

Metaltex Chopper

This is perfect for when you don’t want to use your big food processor.  I used this to chop the GG Crackers from my post yesterday.  I also use it for herbs, nuts, and salsa.

Immersion Blender

This is your best friend for making soups.  This one is a great deal because it comes with so many accessories. On sale for $30 off now.





Lemon Juicer

If you don’t have one of these you need one.  I use mine every single day.   I use it for making dressings and my hot lemon water.  It really helps to get all the juice out of the lemon without the seeds.

Garlic Press

I have tried several different garlic pressers and this one is the best.  I use my garlic press almost everyday when I am cooking.  You can toss this in the dishwasher too which is nice.


Kitchen Shears

Everyone needs a good pair of kitchen shears.  I use mine for cutting meat and they work great for trimming flowers too.  This pair was $50 and now only $12!  I just ordered it to have a back up pair while they are on sale.



  1. Melissa Frazier
    January 10, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    I’m not a Huge fan of Olives….do you think I could add black beans?

    • nataliemason
      January 10, 2018 / 2:25 pm

      absolutely you could easily sub black beans for the olives! Great idea!

  2. Elizabeth
    January 10, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Good morning! I’d love to pin this and several other recipies you have posted lately. Is there any way to pin directly from your posts? Alternatively, if any of your upcoming recipies can be found on your Pinterest page could you consider alerting us as to where we can find them?


  3. Paige Fant
    January 10, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    I have been looking for a good pair of kitchen shears, these look great! What website can I order them from?? Thx!!

    • nataliemason
      January 11, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Hi! amazon!

  4. jackie
    January 18, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    how many wontons does this make?

    • nataliemason
      January 22, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      mine made about 24-30.

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