Crab Rangoon. What Is It and Why Do You Need to Make This Amazing Appetizer?

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5 ingredients are all you need to make these crab rangoons! Serve up this easy and delicious seafood appetizer that is loaded with a creamy filling and a crunchy outer shell.

Serve up these cream cheese Rangoon for a tasty side dish to go with your Chinese dinner or an appetizer.

holding crab rangoon dipped in sauce

Why Make Air Fryer Crab Rangoons

  • 5 ingredients 
  • Easy assembly 
  • Cooks quickly 
  • Delicious 
  • Just as good as ordering Chinese takeout
  • Less oil used than traditional method
ingredients for crab rangoon


  • Cream cheese
  • Crab meat
  • Soy sauce
  • Green onions
  • Wonton wrappers 

How to Make

Full directions on how to make crab rangoons are in the printable recipe card below. 

In a food processor or with a knife, finely chop up the crab meat. 

Add cream cheese, soy sauce, and green onions in a bowl. Mix well then stir in crab. 

Place wonton wrappers out and drop a teaspoon of the crab mixture in center of each wrapper. 

Wet finger and run over the edges. Close the Rangoon, pulling together. 

Place in air fryer basket and air fry for 10 minutes till crispy. 


When it comes to these stuffed crab rangoons, you will find they are best warm and hot. If you don’t eat them all you can refrigerate them for 1-2 days. 

Once cold it’s ok to eat cold or warm them up in air fryer or microwave. The texture will alter a bit and be softer once the rangoons chill off. 

crab appetizer on a plate

Tips and Variations to Recipe

  • Leave out the crab meat. 
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of sugar for added sweetness. 
  • If you don’t like green onions it can be omitted. 
  • Make as many or few as you would like. 
  • Air fry in a single layer so food evenly cooks. Otherwise, you might have soft spots on rangoons from undercooking. 
  • Bake in the oven if you do not own an air fryer. 
  • Spritz wonton wrappers with cooking spray to crisp up the wrappers as they air fry
Crab Rangoons

Recipe FAQS

Common questions for cream cheese crab rangoon, are listed below to help you master this crab rangoon recipe.

Can you freeze crab rangoons?

Yes. You can freeze crab rangoons if you don’t eat them. Place in an airtight container or sealable freezer bag. Freeze for 2-3 months.

How to reheat crab rangoons?

Warm up in the microwave or in the air fryer. For the air fryer, do 350 degrees and then heat until warmed through.

Are crab rangoons gluten free?

It all depends on the brand of wonton wrappers you buy. You will find some wrappers are gluten free. Others can be made in factories with gluten and such. So always read the labels. 

Can pregnant women eat crab rangoons?

Crab is a good you can eat in moderation when cooked. Whether lump crab or imitation crab. The concern with seafood is mercury when pregnant.

How to fold crab rangoons?

To fold a Rangoon you want to dip your finger in water and move it all around the edges. Place mixture in the center and then use your fingers to pinch up the edges. The water acts like glue.

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Yield: 30

Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

holding crab rangoon dipped in sauce

Air Fryer Crab Rangoon are a crab and cream cheese stuffed wonton that is air fried to crispy perfection. A must make air fryer appetizer to serve up.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz of crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped green onions
  • Small wonton wrappers


  1. In a food processor, chop crab meat until finely chopped. Youd don't want to leave it too thick of pieces.
  2. Place cream cheese, crab meat, soy sauce and onion into a mixing bowl and mix on low for 3 minutes. Mixture should be completely combined and smooth
  3. Place one teaspoon of crab mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Dip fingertip into some water and lightly coat the edges of the wrapper. The wetness will make it into the glue to stick the rangoon together.
  4. To close the Rangoon, pull together the middle of the sides of the wrapper, close the sides together while letting all the air escape.
  5. Place racoons in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 370 for 10 minutes. If you find your rangoons need to be crispy,


Make sure to not overlap the rangoons. Or you will get uneven cooking.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

You can bake these in the oven as well, or deep fry in oil.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 31Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 11mgSodium 75mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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Let me know how you like these homemade crab rangoon in air fryer. They are just as delicious as being baked or fried in oil!


  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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