Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baked Crab Rangoon

This is a favorite at Chinese restaurants.  (Well, FRIED crab rangoon, not baked)  It is a easy to make recipe and it makes a great presentation.  I got the recipe from a blog I follow called "Tracey's Culinary Adventures".  She posts a new recipe everyday.  I can't do that and work a full-time job, but I get inspiration where I can.
  • 2 T. sour cream
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ t. ground ginger
  • ½ T. soy sauce
  • ½ t. sugar
  • ½ C. crab meat, drained
  • Wonton wrappers
  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, combine each ingredient in order, folding in the crab meat last
  3. Using a mini muffin pan, place a wonton wrapper in each and scoop a ½ inch scoop of crab meat mixture into each
  4. Wet your fingertips with some water and gently pinch the tops of each wonton wrapper closed
  5. Spray the tops of the wonton wrappers with some nonstick cooking spray
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and crisp
Tips and Tricks:
  • I serve these with a Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce.  Follow my link to get the recipe.
  • This makes about 24 crab rangoon.
  • I use light sour cream and reduced fat cream cheese.
  • I use a kitchen shears to cut the green onions instead of knife.  It’s easier to get them the size you want!


  1. Thank you for posting this! I am going to a seafood dinner party on Tuesday and am in charge of appetizers. Of course I came to find a yummy one here. Lucky me that the first recipe is one of my faves! Can't wait to try out. Quick quesion - where do I find wanton wrappers? Thanks, El!

  2. You can find wonton wrappers in the produce section of most grocery stores. I got mine at Winn Dixie, but I've gotten them at Whole Foods and Rouses as well. Good Luck!

  3. Found them! Thanks!

    And, in case you are interested, I plugged in all of the ingredients to get the nutritional value:

    1 crab rangoon - 36 calories, 3 g protein, 4.8 carbs, and 0.3 g fat!

    That is much less than the fried Chinese restaurant version! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  4. OK, I made a huge mistake. I bought fat free cream cheese by accident, and created a disgusting mess. For the record, fat free DOES NOT work in this recipe. I just remade them with the lowfat and they are fabulous! Now 46 calories each and 2g of fat, but still not bad. Thanks again for the recipe. I have already sent friends here to find it!

  5. Good to know. I don't like the way the fat free sour cream or cream cheese tastes, so I have never tried using them. I don't find any difference in the taste when I use the light or the reduced fat. :)