How to Make Baked Crab Rangoon

Crab rangoon is a deep fried dish with flaked crab meat, scallions, and cream cheese wrapped up in a wonton wrapper. Although not authentic Chinese food, these American Chinese appetizers are found everywhere in North American Chinese restaurants. But instead of eating them as deep fried, there is a quick way to bake them at home. Here is how to make baked crab rangoon.

Makes 12 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces/170g) white crab meat, drained, flaked
  • 4 ounces (115g) Neufchatel Cheese or cream cheese, softened
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (56g) light mayonnaise
  • 12 wonton wrappers


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    Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
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    Add a wonton wrapper to each muffin cup. Try to over-extend the edges of the wrapper over the top.
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    Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl.
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    Fill the wonton cups with the crab mixture.
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    Bake the wontons for 18 to 20 minutes. The filling should be heated and the wonton cups turned into a golden brown color.


  • For a less "crab" taste, you can add 1/4 cup of crab instead.
  • If you want crisper rangoons, bake them alone for 5 to 7 minutes at 350°F/180°C. Add the crab mixture in and bake for an additional 6 to 8 minutes.
  • You can substitute the mayonnaise out for a few additional ingredients, such as 1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, and a garlic clove (minced finely and smashed).

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