Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

These Air Fryer Crab Rangoon—wontons made with cream cheese and crab—are super crispy, delicious, and easy to make at home. You may never order takeout wontons again!

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: About 27-30 wontons


  • 30 square wonton wrappers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces lump crab meat or imitation crab
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallions
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Nonstick spray for air fryer

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish


1 Make the filling: In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, crab, scallion, and soy sauce. Mix well so the filling is a single consistency, and the crab is evenly distributed.

The filling for air fryer cream cheese wontons recipe

2 Make the wontons: Working with one square wrapper at a time, add a 1/2 tablespoon of filling to the direct center of the wonton. Use your finger to paint the edges of the wonton with warm water, and then crimp the corners up to meet in the center, forming a dumpling. Use your fingers to press out as much air as you can along the edges as you seal the dumpling.

I typically make 6-7 dumplings at a time, and then make the rest while those are frying. You can also make them all in advance and keep them in the fridge for up to a day.

wonton wrapper squares for air fryer cream cheese wontonsFilling a wonton wrapper for crispy homemade air fryer wontonsHow to crimp a wonton wrapper for homemade cream cheese wontons

3 Fry the wontons: Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Place as many wontons as possible, without touching, into the air fryer basket. You should be able to fit 7-8 wontons. Air fry the wontons at 350˚F for 6 minutes until they are crispy and golden brown.

Cream cheese wontons placed in the air fryerCrispy homemade cream cheese wontons after frying in the air fryer

4 Serve the wontons: Let the wontons cool briefly, then serve with the dipping sauce. Cooked wontons don’t keep very well (they get soggy), so cook only as many as you intend to eat right away!