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Crab Rangoon Recipe

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Crab Rangoons are a crab and cream cheese mixture piled into a wonton wrapper then fried to crispy perfection. These homemade crab rangoons can be air-fried, baked, or deep-fried. 


Crab wontons are one of my husband’s favorites to get at Chinese. I love the fried wontons with cream cheese that don’t have crab. 

I will share my favorite Rangoon recipe you can make. Skip ordering takeout and make your favorite Chinese crab Rangoon at home. 

Why you will love this crab Rangoon recipe…

  • Crispy wonton 
  • Crab in every bite
  • Lots of cream cheese filling
  • Easy to make
  • Air fryer crab wontons give you crunch without excess oil
  • Can bake in the oven 
  • Great for dipping in sweet and sour sauce 
  • Deep fry just like your favorite restaurant 


crab rangoon ingredients in a bowl with spoon by it
  • Wonton Wrappers
  • Cream Cheese
  • Crab Meat
  • Garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Green onions
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make

Full directions and measurements for this recipe are in the printable recipe card below.

I share how to deep fry and bake in oven in the printable recipe card below.

Step 1: The first thing you want to do is preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.

Step 2: In a bowl you are going to add your softened cream cheese, crab, garlic, Worcestershire, green onion and salt. Mix well until fully combined.

crab ragoon on wonton wrapper

Step 3: Layout your wonton wrapper, and place a spoonful of mixture in the center of the wrapper. Use your finger to dip in water and wipe all around the edges of the wrapper.

chinese crab rangoons

Step 4: Bring two edges together making it a triable shape. Then lift up the other two edges, and pinch all four seams together.

Step 5: Brush the wontons with vegetable oil or spritz with oil. Place the wontons in an air fryer.

air fryer crab rangoons in basket

Step 6: Leave space between each wonton, and cook for 4-6 minutes or until they are golden brown.

Repeat until all the crab wonton rangoons are cooked.


Crab wontons are best served warm and fresh. If you happen to not eat them all, simply allow the wontons to cook a bit. 

Place in an airtight container or sealable bag in the fridge for 1-2 days. Then just eat cold or warm them up. 

The texture will change a bit once the wontons cool down. 


  • Leave crab out to make a cream cheese wonton. 
  • Add sugar or sweetener to your preference to get the right amount of sweet to savory. 
  • Add seasonings and spices to the filling, to alter the flavor. 
  • Use lump crab or imitation crab depending on budget and flavor preference. 
oven baked rangoons with bite taken out

Expert Tips

Want some tips and pointers for making wontons? Here are some things that help me. 

  • Don’t overstuff, or you will have a very hard time keeping your wontons together. 
  • Make sure you seal each seem well so it doesn’t break open. 
  • Moisten the edges of the wonton wrappers to create the sticky texture that acts like glue. 
  • Use softened cream cheese so it mixes well. 
  • Use a scoop so you get the same amount of cheese mixture in each wonton. 

How to Fold A Crab Rangoon

Don’t be intimidated on folding a cream cheese Rangoon. I promise it is easy, and after you do a few you might feel like a pro. 

In the center, add your crab mixture. Then wet the edges all around the wrapper. 

Fold one corner up connecting it to the other corner. This will create a triangle look. 

Now you will bring the other two sides in pinching them altogether. Run fingers on each crease to seal the wrapper together. 

You can fold your Rangoons this way for crab rangoons in air fryer, oven, or frying.

Dipping Sauce Ideas

Sweet and sour sauce or sweet chili sauce are two that are very popular. You can also eat them plain if you are not a fan of dipping.

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Crab Rangoons

Yield: 30 Rangoons
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Whip up these easy Crab Rangoons for an appetizer or to go with dinner. A cream cheese and crab filled wonton that is cooked to crispy perfection. Chinese crab rangoons are a must make.



  • Air Fryer
  • Scoop
  • Deep Fryer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wonton Wrappers (1 package)
  • 8 ounces crab (lump crab or imitation crab)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 green onions, finely chopped
  • Oil


  1. Start by preheating the air fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, you will add your cream cheese, crab, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, diced green onins, and salt. Stir well till combined.
  3. Place a tablespoon of crab mixture on the center of each wonton wrapper. Then dip finger in cold water to line the sides of each wonton.
  4. Fold two edges together, making a triangle. Then carefully bring up the other two sides, pinching the seams together.
  5. Brush each wonton with oil, and place in air fryer basket for 4-6 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Batch cook, making sure the air fryer crab rangoons do not touch.


Deep Fry Crab Rangoons Directions: Heat oil to 350 degrees. Assemble your Rangoon and then drop it into the oil. Make sure the crab wontons don't touch. Cook for a few minutes or until they are golden brown in color.

Baked Crab Rangoons in Oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Assemble the same and brush the rangoons with oil like you would for air fryer. Bake for 4-8 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Ninja Foodi and Instant Pot Duo Crisp: Just use the crisping lid and it will cook like the air fryer method is. So simple, and a great Air Fryer beginners recipe.

  • You can use lump crab, frozen crab, imitation crab for this recipe.
  • Don't want crab, leave the meat out.
  • Add a bit of sugar to sweeten your Rangoons
  • Make as many or as few as you would like.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers you have for 1-2 days. Then eat cold or reheat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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