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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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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

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.

Reviews for Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball(6)

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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.

MY REVIEW
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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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

My husband and I love crab Rangoon so I had to give this a try. I was expecting this to taste more like it than it did. It had a good flavor but not like crab Rangoon and unfortunately I would prefer to make another cheese ball from my recipes instead of this. I did love the taste of baking the wanton wrappers. I will be doing that part again for other spreads.

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

My family likes this. I also brought this to a Christmas get - together and it was well - received.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

The Cheese Ball was great, the sesame seeds on the chips, not so much :( They just fall off, cooking spray is not enough to hold them on the chips. Skip the seeds altogether or add them to the outside of the cheese ball along with the chives!!

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