Air-Fryer Crab Rangoon

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


about 3 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I always order crab rangoon at restaurants that serve it; it's one of my favorite appetizers. I created this air-fryer crab rangoon to make a healthier version at home. —Emily Higgins, Wingdale, New York
Air-Fryer Crab Rangoon Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 8 ounces fresh crabmeat
  • 40 wonton wrappers
  • Cooking spray
  • Chinese-style mustard


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise. Stir in green onions, paprika, lime juice, garlic powder and soy sauce. Fold in crab.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 350°. Spoon 2 teaspoons filling in the center of a wonton wrapper. (Cover remaining wrappers with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Moisten wrapper edges with water. Fold opposite sides over filling, pressing centers together to seal. Repeat with remaining sides, making a 4-pointed star. Repeat.
  3. In batches, place wontons in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown and crispy, 5-8 minutes. Serve with mustard.

Air-Fryer Crab Rangoon Tips

Can I use imitation crab for Air-Fryer Crab Rangoons?

Although we recommend using real crab, you may use imitation crab in this air-fryer crab rangoon recipe. Use a 1:1 ratio when substituting imitation crab for real crab.

How do I reheat Air-Fryer Crab Rangoons?

You can reheat your crab rangoons in your air fryer. Reheat at 350°F for about 2-3 minutes.

Can I freeze Air-Fryer Crab Rangoons?

Yes, you can freeze this air-fryer recipe! Freeze uncooked, assembled crab rangoons for up to three months. Once you're ready to enjoy, air-fry them from frozen at 350°F until golden brown, adding just a few minutes to the original cook time.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor, and Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 62 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.