Rating: 5.00

Crispy Oven Baked Shrimp & Cream Cheese Rangoons

By Rachel
February 22, 2024

These crispy oven baked shrimp & cream cheese Rangoons are golden brown bites of melty cream cheese, shrimp, and seasonings! These come together in just about 20 minutes and they make the perfect appetizer or finger food for any gathering. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like sweet chili or soy sauce. Easily customize these to your liking by adding different spices and seasonings!

You can make crispy wontons in the oven, simply brush with oil and bake at a high temp until golden brown. This is a great easy recipe and a crowd favorite appetizer!

Highlights of these crispy oven baked cream cheese wontons and why you’ll love them:

  • Just simple ingredients: all you need for these Rangoon’s is shrimp, cream cheese, jalapenos, green onions, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha, salt, pepper, garlic powder, wonton wrappers, and avocado or olive oil for coating.
  • Crowd favorite: these are the perfect bite with a hint of spice and the perfect crunch. They look so elegant as part of a tablescape or as the main appetizer. Serve on a platter garnished with sesame seeds and fresh herbs with your favorite dipping sauces.
  • Rangoon’s can be folded however you desire: I like these folded in half into simple triangles so the corners get super crunchy. But they can be folded into really any shape you desire. See below for a different shape, you take all 4 corners a bring them together to create little pillows.
  • Great finger food: These are the perfect 1 or 2 bite snack, making them great for parties or casual gatherings.
  • Oven-fried: These are baked so there is no mess of frying in oil and they can easily be made in batches and you don’t have to worry about hot oil or the Rangoon’s burning. Plus you’re saving some calories! Oven fry these in avocado oil or olive oil, you could also use olive oil spray.
  • Uses cooked shrimp so the mixture comes together in minutes: Using frozen cooked shrimp means you don’t have to boil or cook the shrimp before using. If you only have raw shrimp, that can certainly work as well!
  • Delicious filling: the filling for these is so simple and tasty, flavored with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sriracha for a little heat. Feel free to get creative and add other flavorings.
oven baked rangoons

Just like a traditional crab rangoon, these are filled with a cream cheese mixture and baked until golden brown. You could also add in imitation crab for a mix of flavors. These take less oil since there is no deep frying, making them a bit lighter!

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Quick how-to overview:

  • Prep fresh ingredients
  • In a mixing bowl combine all filling ingredients
  • Mix until combine
  • Fill and fold rangoons
  • Brush with oil and bake until golden brown

Grocery Store List & Substitutions for the shrimp wontons:

  • Cream cheese: can substitute vegan cream cheese
  • Cooked shrimp: can use raw or pre-cooked frozen shrimp. If using raw shrimp boil and let cool before chopping up. If using frozen cooked shrimp, make sure it is peeled and deveined.
  • Green onions: these can be optional, I like the flavor. You could omit and substitute with fresh garlic and herbs like Thai basil or thyme.
  • Soy sauce: can be substitute for coconut aminos or tamari if needed.
  • Sesame oil, canola oil, peanut oil or avocado oil: I use avocado oil for brushing my wontons but any high heat oil will work or use cooking spray.
  • Kosher salt: any sea salt or Himalayan salt will work!
  • Fresh cracked black pepper: can be optional, add a bit more flavor.
  • Garlic powder: can substitute onion powder or fresh garlic cloves. I like a lot of garlic flavor so I add extra.
  • Wonton wrappers: most grocery stores have these in the produce section, near fresh herbs and minced garlic/ginger. If not, local Asian stores will carry them. You will not need the whole pack, any leftover can be stored in the freezer. If all you can find is egg roll wrappers, you can use them and roll them into egg roll, you just wont get as many.
  • Dipping sauce: I like sweet and sour sauce, duck sauce, any hot sauce, Thai sweet chili sauce, or just plain soy sauce!
crispy wonton with sauce on top

Tools I used for the shrimp wontons:

  • Tongs – a must have kitchen tool!
  • USA Pan Half Sheet Pan – my go-to baking sheets, these are truly non-stick and clean up nicely.
  • Rubber Spatula – a must have! Easily combine the shrimp mixture with a rubber spatula. I like these because they don’t come apart so I don’t have to worry about water getting inside the spatula and causing mold.
  • Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set – I love this set of nesting bowls. I use them for everything, Pyrex glass does not break easily so you can trust on these bowls for years, plus they come in 3 useful sizes and can be stacked!

Variations & Serving Ideas:

How to make the Crispy Oven Baked Shrimp & Cream Cheese Rangoons (with step by step instructions):

After you have the filling prepared, follow steps below for how to fold and prepare:

1: Firstly, add about one teaspoon of filling to the middle of a wonton wrapper.

2: Secondly, brush a little water around the edges of the wrapper (as shown in the image).

3: Thirdly, fold the wonton in half, pulling the bottom corner up to the top corner.

4: Fourthly, repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

5: Finally, arrange in an even layer on a sheet pan, brush with oil.

6: If desired, fold Rangoon’s into different shapes. To create the squares, simply bring all 4 corners together.

7: Lastly, bake until golden brown and enjoy.

Recipe FAQs:

What is shrimp Rangoon made of?

These Rangoon’s are made of cream cheese, shrimp, green onion’s, jalapenos, seasonings, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sriracha. Any extra flavorings can be added as desired.

What is the difference between wontons and Rangoons?

Shrimp rangoon is a type of fried wonton, so they are really very similar. The difference is all in the filling. Traditional wontons are not filled with cream cheese (which is one of the main components in these shrimp rangoons).

Is a shrimp Rangoon similar to a crab Rangoon?

Crab Rangoon’s are filled crisp dumpling appetizers served primarily in American Chinese restaurants. These shrimp Rangoon’s are identical except they are made with shrimp not crab.

Can these be air fried?

Yes! Start by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F. Secondly, spray the basket and Rangoon’s with cooking spray, arrange in a single layer in the air fryer and air fry for 15-18 minutes until golden brown and crispy, flipping halfway through. Enjoy immediately.

crispy oven baked shrimp rangoons

Crispy Oven Baked Shrimp & Cream Cheese Rangoons

5 from 3 votes
Servings 20 wontons
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 8 oz. Cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz. Cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, and roughly chopped
  • 2-3 Green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 medium Jalapeños, finely diced
  • 1 tsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 20 square Wonton wrappers
  • Avocado oil or sesame oil


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cream cheese, shrimp, green onions, jalapenos, soy sauce, sriracha, rice wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well to combine.
  • Spoon a teaspoon of filling onto each wrapper. Brush water around the edges of the wrapper, bring opposite corners together to form a triangle and pinch to seal. Place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Brush each Rangoon with oil before baking.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.


*See other folding options above!


Serving: 1servingCalories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 342mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 196IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.3mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 75kcal
Cost: $$
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Appetizers, Baked Appetizer, Crab Rangoon, Finger Food, Shrimp Rangoon, Wontons

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a platter of baked shrimp wontons

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