If you enjoy Chinese food, you’ve probably tried wontons at some point. Wontons are a type of Chinese dumpling that can be filled with a variety of ingredients from meat to veggies to spices. Wontons are often boiled, served in soup, or deep fried. They’re different from potstickers, which are traditionally steamed in a frying pan while allowing one side to get golden crispy.
If you have a craving for takeout-style food, Aldi occasionally sells both wontons and potstickers. Today, we’re looking at some mini wontons Aldi sometimes sells.
Fusia Asian Inspirations Mini Wontons cost $5.89 for a 24-ounce bag at the time of publication. They come in chicken and vegetable or pork and vegetable varieties.
If you’re watching out for allergens, both varieties contain wheat and soy.
These can be prepared on the stove top, boiled, microwaved, or made into wonton soup.
To prepare on the stove top, add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of a small nonstick frying pan and heat on medium heat. Add 10-13 frozen wontons and heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
To boil, add 10-13 frozen wontons to a pot of boiling water and heat for 1-2 minutes. Drain and serve.
To microwave, place 13 frozen wontons on a microwave-safe dish lined with a wet paper towel. Cover with another wet paper towel and heat on high for 1-2 minutes.
To make wonton soup, bring chicken or vegetable broth to a boil. Add frozen wontons and heat for 1-2 minutes. Add baby bok choy and green onion and season to taste. For an even heartier meal, add udon or ramen noodles.
I usually prepare these on the stove top. I add most of the bag to the skillet, so it takes longer to heat and brown the wontons than the directions indicate, but these are usually done within 10-15 minutes. My family likes these mini wontons but prefers the larger potstickers from Aldi. I want to try making wonton soup with ramen noodles someday. (If I try the soup, I’ll update this post.)
Read on for more information about each variety.
Fusia Asian Inspirations Mini Wontons Chicken and Vegetable Dumplings
A 13-piece serving (140 grams) has 230 calories, 5 grams of total fat (8% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 25 mg of cholesterol (8% DV), 520 mg of sodium (22% DV), 3 grams of dietary fiber (12% DV), 2 grams of sugars, and 13 grams of protein.
Ingredients for the filling are: chicken, cabbage, leek, tofu, onion, green onion, oyster flavored sauce, textured soy flour, garlic, sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce, salt, autolyzed yeast extract, seasoning, and black pepper. Ingredients for the dough are: wheat flour, water, wheat gluten, soybean oil, and salt.
Fusia Asian Inspirations Mini Wontons Pork and Vegetable Dumplings
One 13- piece serving (140 grams) has 260 calories, 10 grams of total fat (15% DV), 3 grams of saturated fat (15% DV), 25 mg of cholesterol (8% DV), 650 mg of sodium (27% DV), 32 grams of total carbohydrates (11% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (8% DV), 2 grams of sugars, and 11 grams of protein.
Ingredients for the filling are: pork, cabbage, onion, textured soy flour, green onion, soy sauce, sugar, salt, garlic, ginger, and black pepper. Ingredients for the dough are: wheat flour, water, wheat gluten, soybean oil, and salt.
Fusia Asian Inspirations Mini Wontons can be prepared in a variety of ways from pan frying to boiling. The package even features directions for making wonton soup with a few additional ingredients. These are worth trying if you enjoy Chinese food.