I have to tell you, we are a bunch of couch potatoes on New Year's Eve. We sit home all snug and cozy; playing games, watching movies, eating yummy snacks and sipping a little Champagne (the kids get sparkling cider). We watch the ball drop and listen to the neighbor's fireworks and then we call it a night. So lame, right?! ;)
If we ever do decide to throw a party for New Year's I will definitely be making these! This recipe is from the Pampered Chef. I recently became a consultant with the Pampered Chef (I'm crazy for their stuff!) and I have made this recipe twice now for my cooking shows. It's so simple to prepare and it tastes fantastic; just my kind of recipe! The wonton cups are filled with a mixture of artichoke hearts, red pepper, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, grated lemon zest, garlic, parsley and mayo. Some chopped olives would be nice too. I would recommend using the round wonton wrappers in place of the square ones. The edges can be a little sharp.
Elegant Artichoke Cups
adapted from the Pampered Chef
1 tbsp vegetable oil
24 round wonton wrappers
1 can of artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
2 tbsp chopped black olives (optional)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup grated parmesan, plus more for topping
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup light mayo
1 clove finely minced garlic
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly brush one side of wonton wrappers. Using a tart shaper, press wrappers into mini muffin or mini tart pan, oil side up. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Fill each wonton cup with about 1 tbsp of the mixture. Top with a little more parmesan. Place back into the oven for about 8 more minutes until edges are golden and cheese is melted.
Party it up!
Have a safe and joyous New Year!! XO