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Recipes in Wraps

Drop a savory filling in a tasty wrapper, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to have a crowd-pleaser. The recipes in this fun collection—pierogi, spring rolls, dumplings, tamales, ravioli, and more—include every manner of wrap from simple pasta, phyllo, and pastry dough to corn husks and rice paper.


Asian Beef in Crisp Wonton Cups

Ever-versatile wontons make crispy “wraps” for these inspired appetizers.

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Spinach, Feta & Sun-Dried Tomato Phyllo Triangles

We’re suckers for anything wrapped in phyllo dough. This tissue-thin wrapper is easy to work with and bakes up flaky and golden. One review calls these easy apps “little packets of yumminess.”

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Pork Tamales with Double-Chile Sauce

There are different styles of tamales throughout Latin America, but their essential components—masa, a filling, and a wrapper—are the same. Wrapped in corn husks and served with a smoky chile sauce, these are traditionally Mexican.

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Spicy Potato Samosas

These little fried, triangular turnovers, so popular at Indian restaurants, make great finger food for parties. Serve with Cilantro Dip and Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce.

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Chinese Pork & Shrimp Dumplings

A savory pork, shrimp and salted cabbage filling seasoned with ginger, garlic and scallions, is the most traditional filling for these classic dumplings. Egg and scallion as well as duck and shiitake mushrooms make excellent fillings, too.

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Sausage & Broccoli Raab Ravioli

A light and gently spicy tomato sauce is the ideal foil for tender ravioli filled with sausage, mozzarella, and broccoli raab.

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Anything Goes Calzone

Peter Reinhart’s simple pizza dough makes an delicious wrap for easy pick-your-favorite-fillings calzones.

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Bergamo-Style Ravioli

The filling in these sophisticated ravioli have a surprise ingredient. Amaretti cookies, which are found in many meat fillings from Italy’s Lombardy region, create a play on sweet and savory.

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Potato-Cheese Pierogi

The wraps on these Polish staples have just three ingredients: flour, butter, and water. The filling here is a mix of mashed potato, onion, and farmer cheese. Cabbage and mushroom is another meatless filling option, while the beef short rib filling is rich and hearty.

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Shrimp Spring Rolls

Rice paper holds an ultra-fresh filling of shrimp, mushrooms, carrot, sprouts, lettuce and herbs in these fun rolls made even better with a Thai Dipping Sauce.

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Ricotta Blintzes with Dried Fruit Compote

This classic brunch dish consists of a creamy ricotta filling wrapped in tender crêpes and cooked in butter until golden-brown. It's topped with a sweet-tart compote of dried cherries, apricots and figs.

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Crabmeat Empanadas with Poblano Cream Sauce

In these south-of-the-boarder snacks, pillows of puff pastry (one of our all-time favorite wrappers) are filled with sweet corn and crabmeat.

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Goat Cheese, Lemon & Chive Turnovers

Savory turnovers are perfect party food—and frozen puff pastry makes them a cinch to make. In fact, these creamy appetizers are puffed and golden in less than 20 minutes.

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Steamed Pork Buns

Soft and pillowy steamed buns hold a filling of sweet and savory barbecued pork in this dim sum specialty.

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