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Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball Recipe
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Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball Recipe

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My whole family loves crab rangoon, so I wanted to come up with a healthier version—no deep frying! Word of advice: Make a double batch. This won't last long! —Bridget Mooney, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained or 6 ounces imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons with 3 chips equals 116 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic and Worcestershire sauce until blended. Stir in crab. Shape mixture into a ball; coat with chives. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut wonton wrappers diagonally in half; arrange in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets. Spritz with cooking spray; sprinkle with sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Bake 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Serve with cheese ball. Yield: 2 cups (48 wonton chips).
Originally published as Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball in Taste of Home December 2013

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"This was a huge hit at our party. Don't even bother with the sesame seeds. It is true that they don't stick to the wonton wrappers."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"One of our favorite go to appetizers! We love the flavors in it!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"I made this for Easter and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone loved the cheese ball and were very impressed that I made the chips...which couldn't have been easier, although I agree that the sesame seeds didn't stick well with the cooking spray."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"I can't say much more than what everyone else said. I agree, the sesame seeds are so expensive, and they just sort of fell off (brushed with oil, not with spray). This was a huge hit at a party, but I didn't think it tasted anything like crab rangoon. Loved the chips, though. I always tend to have lots of extra wonton wrappers because the packages are so big, so I now will do this again to use them but I'll serve them with hummus."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"My husband and I really enjoyed this cheese ball. I lightly brushed the wontons with garlic-flavored olive oil instead of spritzing them with cooking spray, and will definitely do that again! Not only did it enhance the flavor of the chips, but the sesame seeds stuck better too."

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