Black Bean Nacho Cups are wonton wrappers stuffed with black beans, corn, cheese, fresh pico de gallo & avocado crema. Easy to make & Weight Watchers friendly- 1 SmartPoint!
Appetizers are one of my favorite things to make and eat. Food made into just the right size so that I don’t feel guilty for eating more than one bite. For the holidays, my family always does a potluck party with appetizers only… and it’s the best thing ever! Just think, a line of appetizers of all different flavors. It’s like a party in my mouth! My Black Bean Nacho Cups are the perfect party appetizer packed with delicious nacho flavors. Wonton wrapper nacho cups stuffed with black beans, corn, cheese, topped with fresh pico de gallo and avocado crema. Super easy to make and guaranteed to please a crowd! This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and 1 cup is only 1 SmartPoint!!
I think we can all agree that appetizers are made for parties. They kinda make the party… am I right?! It’s so fun to try a plate filled with different appetizers. Sometimes, I just make a bunch of appetizers at home so my husband and I can have appetizers for dinner. No need to wait until our next party invite to eat appetizers when we can just make our own party at home. It’s silly I know, but a fun way to shake things up.
A while back I was brainstorming for fun and easy appetizers to make for Super Bowl. Super Bowl is one of those days I live for as a home cook because I can get away with making appetizers and secretly making those said appetizers healthy. This year for Super Bowl, a few friends of ours will be visiting from out of town, so this means we will be having a party… a party of 4 but it’s still a party and the perfect excuse to bust out my appetizer making skills.
When it’s time to make a bunch of appetizers, I always like to have different types: dips, meatballs, and little bite sized snacks. For the dip, queso will be served for sure. As for the little bite sized snacks, I thought of nothing better than these Black Bean Nacho Cups. One of my favorite appetizers is nachos. Nachos have two my favorite foods: beans and cheese. Making nachos for a party can be a bit challenging because the chips can get soggy… and nobody likes a soggy nacho!
These nacho cups are the best thing about nachos without the mess or soggy chip issue. Crispy wonton wrappers filled with spiced black beans, corn, cheese, topped with pico de gallo and avocado crema. Sounds delicious, right? They really are y’all! These are just like nachos but better. Using wonton wrappers as the chip is the real secret to making these nachos crispy. Wonton wrappers are awesome and baking them first ensures they are crispy and chip-like.
Not only are these nacho cups amazingly delicious, but they are easy to make and can be made ahead of time. Wonton wrappers can be found in the produce section where tofu and vegan cheese are located. The first step is to bake the wonton wrappers before filling them. To a greased muffin tin, gently press the wonton wrapper into the tin to make a cup like shape then bake in the oven for 8 minutes.
After the wontons have baked, they are crisp and the perfect vessel for the filling. While the wontons are baking, heat canned black beans on the stove for a few minutes. To the beans add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt to give the beans more flavor. Fill each wonton cup with a tablespoon of black beans, then top with corn and cheese. Bake for another 2 minutes to let the cheese melt.
I like to serve my nacho cups with fresh Pico de Gallo and Quick & Easy Avocado Crema. Be sure to check out my recipe for pico de gallo and . This recipe is super easy to make and will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to one week!
The avocado crema can be made well ahead of time and is great to serve as a dip or served over tacos! To make the avocado crema, to a food processor or blender add avocado, fat free plain greek yogurt, cumin, jalapeno, onion powder, cilantro, water, salt, lime juice, and the zest of half a lime. Just blend for a few minutes and it’s ready to go! Avocado crema will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days!
The perfect party appetizer packed with delicious nacho flavors. Wonton wrapper nacho cups stuffed with black beans, corn, cheese, topped with fresh pico de gallo and avocado crema. Super easy to make and guaranteed to please a crowd! Healthy but nobody will even know! These can be made a few hours in advance before serving.
I hope you enjoy these nacho bites of flavor!
Watch this 45 second video for how to make Black Bean Nacho Cups:
Black Bean Nacho Cups
- 12 Wonton Wrappers
- ¼ Cup Canned Refried Black Beans
- 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Cumin
- ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- 1/3 Cup Corn
- ¼ Cup Reduced Fat Colby Jack Cheese
- Pico de Gallo, For garnish
Avocado Crema Ingredients:
- 1 Haas Avocado
- 2 Tablespoons Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
- ½ Tablespoon Cumin
- 1 Jalapeno (Remove seeds to make less spicy)
- 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
- ½ Cup Cilantro
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- Juice from 1 Lime
- Zest of Half of Lime
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Heat beans in a pot and add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt.
- Coat muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Gently press 1 wrapper down into each tin and spray tops with cooking spray.
- Bake for 8 minutes.
- Fill cooked wonton cups with one tablespoon black beans, one teaspoon corn, and top with one tablespoon cheese.
- Bake for 2 minutes.
- Garnish with pico de gallo and serve with avocado crema.
Avocado Crema Directions:
- Add avocados, Greek yogurt, cumin, jalapeno, onion powder, cilantro, garlic, water, lime, and lime zest in a food processor (or blender).
- Mix will and refrigerate for later.
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Chanel van ReenenFebruary 1, 2017 at 11:54 am these look amazing! I love anything mexican. such a great recipe for families too!
KristineFebruary 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm Yes!! Kid friendly for sure! Thank you for checking this recipe out Chanel!
ClarissaFebruary 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm These sound SO GOOD! I may have to make them for the Superbowl this weekend! -Clarissa @ The View From Here
KristineFebruary 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm You should!! I am! You can make them ahead of time, just add the pico and avocado crema right before serving. Thanks Clarissa!
SheilaFebruary 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm This sounds (and looks!!) so good!! Might have to make these this weekend! ;)
KristineFebruary 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm I hope you do! I am, and I can't wait! So easy to make too. Thank you Sheila!
KimberlyFebruary 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm Oh my goodness ... these sound amazing! And at 1 Weight Watchers point? YES, PLEASE! Kimberly recently posted...My Winter Workout Playlist
KristineFebruary 1, 2017 at 3:36 pm I know! 1 SmartPoint is such a great deal! That means I can eat like 6 on game day :) Thanks Kimberly!
FrancescaFebruary 1, 2017 at 7:37 pm Yum!! Love this spin on nachos!! I'll definitely be trying them out!!
KristineFebruary 2, 2017 at 11:45 am I love nachos so these are perfect when you want nachos you can make a head of time without getting soggy! Thanks Francesca!
Cork and Fork AficionadoFebruary 1, 2017 at 7:53 pm These look yummy! I love appetizers too!
KristineFebruary 2, 2017 at 11:45 am Appetizers are the best!!
RoseFebruary 1, 2017 at 8:15 pm So delicious and so simple! I love that they're healthy, too. I can't wait to try the avocado crema. Such a great final touch.
Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.February 2, 2017 at 6:54 am These look WAY healthier than the potato chip nachos I had earlier this week. Oops! (They also look yummier!)
KristineFebruary 2, 2017 at 11:44 am Haha! This will be the healthiest thing on the menu for Super Bowl Sunday for me!
Jessica BradshawFebruary 2, 2017 at 10:27 am These sound so GOOD!! I love everything in it.
Harmony, Momma To GoFebruary 2, 2017 at 11:33 am these look so amazing, literally! I love stuff like this! yum im starving now!
KristineFebruary 2, 2017 at 11:43 am Oh thank you Harmony!! They are SO good and super easy to make!
SusanFebruary 2, 2017 at 11:15 pm What a fun easy idea! Hmm, I might make these for a super bowl party treat!
KristineFebruary 3, 2017 at 9:55 am You should Susan! Super easy to make!
ErikaFebruary 3, 2017 at 9:26 am Saving this right now. Sooo good! Love corn and beans on my nachos
KristineFebruary 3, 2017 at 9:55 am They ARE so good! Thanks Erika!
RochelleFebruary 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm I love bite size appetizers. They're so fun to make and eat! Rochelle recently posted...Super Bowl Roundup
KristineFebruary 8, 2017 at 9:11 am Me too!! Bite sized apps are the best! Thanks Rochelle.
BrittanyFebruary 4, 2017 at 2:44 am OMG these look INCREDIBLE!!! I love the idea and they seem pretty easy for party prep. Yum! Brittany recently posted...How to Create a Combined Miracle Morning and Prayer Binder
KristineFebruary 8, 2017 at 9:12 am They really are! I can make them 1 hour before a party!
Elaine @ Dishes DelishFebruary 7, 2017 at 8:56 am Fabulous recipe! I wouldn't have thought to make it with wonton wrappers! My husband and I love to have appetizers for dinner too. Elaine @ Dishes Delish recently posted...Broiled Bacon Wrapped Chicken Livers
KristineFebruary 8, 2017 at 9:12 am Thanks Elaine!! Wonton wrappers are awesome!
ErinFebruary 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm All of these elements make one great dish! Yum.
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:13 am Yes! So good! Thanks Erin!
Claire @ The Simple, Sweet LifeFebruary 12, 2017 at 10:26 pm LOVE this idea! I can't seem to make nachos that don't spill all over the place. But nacho cups? Problem solved!
KristineFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:00 am I know! Nacho cups make eating & making nachos so much better! Thanks Claire!
Sasha @ Eat Love EatFebruary 14, 2017 at 3:33 pm These look delicious! I could eat three! Sasha @ Eat Love Eat recently posted...Raspberry Pistachio Almond Florentines
KristineFebruary 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm Me too! They are so healthy that you totally can :)