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Baked Crab Rangoon Appetizer Recipe

These are so good on their own, but you can serve them with some sort of sauce as pictured above--we like them just how they are!
Servings: 24 Rangoons
Author: Kelly the Kitchen Kop


  • 2 Crab legs, boiled OR 1.5 cups shrimp, cooked and chopped small (I tried to buy a can of crab meat, really I did, but just couldn't bring myself to serve all those preservatives to my family! If you can get past it, and I suppose it's rare that you'll make this, it is easier and cheaper. So if you use the canned, use one can, drained and flaked.)
  • 1/2 pound cooked bacon, chopped (optional)
  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened (I use organic)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise Here's my homemade mayo recipe that is very good and easy! (See the video at that post.)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 24 wonton wrappers In the refrigerated section at the grocery store – the ingredient label on these wasn't bad at all.


  • Preheat oven to 350*.  Mix cream cheese, mayo, garlic powder, pepper, and salt together well. Flake the crab meat out of each crab leg.  Stir in the the crab meat (or shrimp) and bacon. If everyone likes green onions, mix those in too, otherwise sprinkle on top of some, and leave others without. (You can reserve some for garnish if you want.)
  • Butter 24 mini muffin cups and gently push a wonton wrapper down into each, you'll need to gently fold it on 2 sides as you push it into the bottom of the cup.  The edges will stand up out of the cups.  Fill evenly with mixture, not quite to the top of the cup.  Add the green onion if you didn't add it to the mixture.
  • Bake 10-13 minutes (or longer) until filling is hot and wrappers are golden brown and crispy.  Watch them or they can get too brown quickly.  Serve warm.
  • These can easily be made ahead and then baked right before serving.
  • This recipe makes 24, but 48 wonton wrappers come in a package, so you could double it if you have 2 mini muffin pans and a lot of people to feed.