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Crab Ragoon Dip Recipe

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Crab rangoon dip is a great appetizer for any sort of special event. Cream cheese and crab meat combine to make a sweet and savory dip everyone will love. 

This easy, homemade dip recipe is the best! It’s quick to make, then baked and served hot with crispy wonton chips. You could also serve it in your crockpot if you’re trying to keep it warm for a crowd. 

For another great crab dip, make sure you check out our cold crab dip – it’s super yummy!

BOWL OF CRAB RAGOON DIP WITH FRIED WONTONS AROUND IT

Crab Rangoon Dip:

Every Friday we eat out at a local Chinese restaurant. Broccoli beef, orange chicken, and more of the usual. The real treat is crab rangoon. The little pockets of cheese with chunks of crab meat always make me want to order another plate.

They make it SO GOOD every time, I just want to bring that taste home with me.

The crunchy appetizers really are addicting. I’ve tried so many times to recreate the little wonton treats, but they don’t turn out quite right. Then, I found this recipe and realized, I don’t need to make the exact thing! I just need to recreate the experience.

With this crab rangoon dip, I’ve finally found a solution that is easy to make and satisfies my crab rangoon cravings.

Cold, warm, or hot, this dip can be enjoyed at any temperature. That makes it the perfect dish for entertaining at home or bringing to a friend’s party.

The next time you find yourself thinking of a  good recipe for your next potluck, look to this one to earn you compliments. It’s great served alongside our cream cheese dip, buffalo chicken dip, and little smokies.

What is crab rangoon dip?

What is crab rangoon dip? Crab rangoon dip is a deconstructed, dip version of the crab rangoon, a popular Chinese takeout appetizer.

A crab rangoon is a fried wonton filled with crab meat and cream cheese mix. Much like its appetizer alter-ego, this dip is a wonderful combination of crab meat, cream cheese, and a wonderful balance of seasonings like Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, and more.

It’s just as good as the fried wonton form. But, when it’s in a dip version, you can load as much of its satisfying cheesy filling as you want on your chip. Aren’t you excited to make this? I certainly am.

Crab Rangoon Ingredients You Will Need

  • 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 12 oz of crab meat, canned
  • ¼ cup of mayo
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • 1 Tbs of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, set aside an additional ½ cup (optional)
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • Sweet Chili Sauce

In addition, the crispy wonton chips need these ingredients:

  • package wontons wrappers
  • olive oil or cooking spray
  • salt to taste

steps for making crab ragoon dip

How to make crab rangoon dip

So, how do we make this crab rangoon dip? Before you do anything, make sure you preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium-sized bowl, and combine the cream cheese, green onions, crab, mayo, and sour cream well. Add in the seasonings: Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, Monterey jack cheese, salt, and pepper.

Combine ingredients more thoroughly with a hand mixer to make sure that your dip is extra smooth and fluffy. TIP: This makes it so much easier to scoop.

Spread your creamy mix in an 8 by 8 pan and sprinkle with the extra cheese you set aside if you’re a cheese lover. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until bubbling.

Once the crab dip is finished baking, bring it out of the oven. Pour on some of that sweet, sweet chili sauce over. Garnish with some chopped green onions or parsley if you like.

Enjoy this delicious dip for any occasion! Or, just keep it to yourself. No one will know.   

It’s easy to make adjustments to this recipe. If real crab meat is not your thing, just replace it with imitation crab, your family and friends won’t know or taste the difference.

You can also make this recipe in a crockpot or a slow cooker. Simply mix all the ingredients and cook for 2 hours on low while stirring at least once.

BOWL OF FRIED WONTONS

What to serve with crab rangoon dip

The best companion for this crab rangoon dip is our homemade crispy wonton chips. To make these yummy chips just follow these easy steps. Open up a package of wonton wrappers. Cut each wrapper in half to make two triangles.

Lay each wonton triangle on a baking sheet and lightly spritz each triangle with cooking spray or olive oil. Sprinkle the wrappers with some salt. Be careful with the salt, it’s very easy to overseason the wonton wrappers. Bake them for 4 to 5 minutes. The wontons should have crispy browned edges and a white center. Be careful not to overcook them. They can burn easily because they’re so thin.

Other good options are tortilla chips, saltine or club crackers, or any other cracker-like snack you prefer. It’s also deliciously hearty with toasted slices of bread (try our beer bread). The combination of crunchy and creamy is just so hard to beat.

For low carb options, sliced vegetables are perfect. Cucumbers, bell peppers, and celery are all healthy options that are super low in carbs. 

wonton being dipped into crab ragoon dip

Gone are the days where you scramble for a packaged dip before heading to a party because you didn’t know what to bring. Your friends are going to ask for this again and again.

More Dip Recipes You Will Love

Cran Rangoon Dip

This crab rangoon dip is a great appetizer for any holiday or celebration.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: crab ragoon dip, crab ragoon dip recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 275kcal

Ingredients

For the crab rangoon dip:

  • 8 oz of cream cheese softened
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 12 oz of crab meat canned
  • ¼ cup of mayo
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  • 1 Tbs of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese set aside an additional ½ cup (optional)
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • Sweet Chili Sauce

For the crispy wontons:

  • package wontons wrappers
  • olive oil or cooking spray
  • salt to taste

Instructions

For the crab rangoon dip:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, green onions, crab, mayo, and sour cream well.
  • Next, add in the seasonings: Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, Monterey jack cheese, salt and pepper. Combine ingredients thoroughly with a hand mixer to make sure that your dip is extra smooth and fluffy.
  • Spread your creamy mix in an 8x8 pan and sprinkle with the extra cheese you set aside if you’re a cheese lover. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until bubbling.
  • Once it's out of the oven, pour on some of the sweet chili sauce over. Garnish with some chopped green onions or parsley if you like.

For the crispy wontons:

  • Open up a package of wonton wrappers and cut each wrapper in half to make two triangles.
  • Lay each wonton triangle on a baking sheet and lightly spritz each triangle with cooking spray or olive oil and sprinkle with some salt.
  • Bake them for 4 to 5 minutes. The wontons should have crispy browned edges and a white center. Be careful not to overcook them. They can burn easily because they’re so thin.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

    1 Comment

    1. Layne Henderson

      Layne Henderson

      March 20, 2019 at 7:00 am


      This is such an easy, delicious party dip!

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