Creamy Crab Wontons

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 29, 2023
How about a fast festive appetizer just for two? These hot, crispy crab wontons boast a rich and creamy filling. They simply melt in your mouth. —Robin Boynton, Harbor Beach, Michigan


  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons canned crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green onion
  • 6 wonton wrappers
  • Oil for frying
  • Sweet-and-sour sauce, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, crab and onion. Place 1 rounded teaspoon filling in center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten wrapper edges with water. Fold in half lengthwise away from you, forming a rectangle; press firmly to seal.
  2. Keeping filling in the center, moisten bottom left corner of rectangle with water. Curve wonton rectangle toward you, bringing bottom right corner over bottom left corner; press firmly to seal (a finished wonton resembles a nurse's hat).
  3. In a deep cast-iron or electric skillet, heat 1 in. oil to 375°. Fry wontons on each side until golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm, with sauce if desired.

Creamy Crab Wontons Tips

What dipping sauces can you serve with crab wontons?

The best dipping sauces for crab wontons are sweet-and-sour sauce, plum sauce, soy sauce, Japanese barbecue sauce, Sriracha, spicy mayo or spicy chili crisp. Up your condiment game by having these 12 Asian sauces in the pantry, so you’re never left without a dipping agent.

Can you freeze crab wontons?

Yes! Deep-fried foods tend to freeze beautifully, especially when they have a crispy exterior like a wonton shell. Read more about how to store leftover food of all kinds to make sure your food stays as fresh for as long as possible.

How else can you cook crab wontons?

You can cook crab wontons in an air fryer, fry them in a pan or bake them in the oven. Just make sure you coat them with cooking spray if air-frying or baking. Check out our air fryer cooking guide for more tips.

Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer

Nutrition Facts

3 wontons: 226 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.