One of life’s skills you never knew you needed! Once I show you how to make Crab Rangoon in the air fryer, you will be making them on a regular basis. So easy and delicious, my family says they are better than the ones from our favorite restaurant!
This recipe is so easy, that my 8 year old daughter actually makes it! It the perfect job for kiddos who love to help out in the kitchen and it will free you up to get the main course prepared. These easy homemade crab rangoon in the air fryer only require 3 ingredients and cook quickly enough that you can make several batches before dinner is done. While you could save some of the filling for another day, I’d suggest getting these all made up because they are so good that they will disappear faster than you could imagine! Once you learn how to make crab rangoon in the air fryer, you’ll never call for take-out again!
What do you need to make crab rangoon?
Disclaimer… this is a total cheaters version but one so simple and surprisingly tasty you’ll want to keep making it! You’ll need….
- chive and onion flavored cream cheese
- canned lump crab meat
- wonton wrappers
Okay, you’ll need some oil too, but I’ll bet you have some so it doesn’t really count toward the grocery list.
How to cook crab rangoon in the air fryer?
After multiple test runs, I’ve determined that the best way to cook them in the air fryer is by folding them flat. They tend to cook little more evenly and don’t burn as quickly. Bonus, it’s faster and easier to make them! Plus, easier for little hands to help you.
You’ll want to keep the temp a little lower, at around 330 degrees but they will still cook up quickly, within 6-8 minutes.
This recipe will make about 30 crab rangoon. If you don’t want to make them all you can save the filling covered tightly in fridge for up to 3 days. Depending on the size of your air fryer and how many you want to make, you may need to do them in batches. I was able to cook 8 at a time in my 5.8 quart air fryer.
Air Fryer Crab Rangoon
- 8 oz chive and onion cream cheese softened to room temp
- 6 oz canned lump crab meat
- 30 wonton wrappers
- 3 tablespoons oil canola, avocado, or olive
- Mix together cream cheese and crab meat in bowl
- Lay a wonton wrapper on a flat surface and place about 1 tablespoon of filling in middle
- Dip finger in water and run around edges to help seal
- Fold over and gently press all seams together
- Brush both sides with oil and place in single layer in air fryer basket
- Cook at 330 degrees for 6-8 minutes until wontons are lightly browned and crispy
- Serve with bottled sweet and sour sauce or as desired