Frozen Crab Rangoon Air Fryer Easy Cooking Instructions

Every time I order Chinese takeout, you know I’ve got to get a side of crab rangoon with it. But instead of picking up the phone, this time I reached into the freezer. These frozen crab rangoon air fryer cooking instructions will teach you how to make this appetizer at home.

crab rangoons stacked up on a square white plate in a pyramid

Why You Need This Recipe

Look, sometimes you just want to enjoy some warm crab rangoon for an appetizer. Instead of putting on pants (gasp!) and slogging out to pick it up, now you can make some right at home to satisfy that craving.

Instead of the tedious process of stuffing and sealing your own, starting with frozen crab rangoon lets you cut out all the prep work. Just pop them in your air fryer from their frozen state and they cook up perfectly crispy in under 10 minutes.

golden brown crab rangoons on a square plate in two rows of three with soy and duck sauce on the side

Pair them with some frozen egg rolls in the air fryer for a DIY sampler platter!

What Ingredients You’ll Need

air fryer frozen crab rangoons ingredients
  • Frozen crab rangoons, any brand
  • Dipping sauce (optional)

Ingredient Helpful Tips

  • Rangoons. Brand really doesn’t matter, though different sizes may vary cooking time by a minute or two. I have Fusia (Aldi) here, but have also tried Philips, Pagoda, Member’s Mark (Sam’s), Yankee Trader, and Supreme Choice crab rangoons with equal success
  • Dipping sauce. Many frozen rangoons come with dipping sauce. If yours does not, I recommend sweet chili, duck sauce, or soy sauce

How to Make Frozen Crab Rangoon in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat air fryer to 350°F
  2. Place frozen crab rangoons in the preheated air fryer basket
place frozen crab rangoons in air fryer basket
  1. Spray with a little olive oil if you want a crispier exterior (optional)
spray crab rangoons and basket with oil to prevent sticking
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 5-10 minutes at 350°F, flipping halfway
  2. Rangoons are ready when they are golden brown and the interior reaches 170°F
  3. Rest for 2-3 minutes before serving (they will be hot)
  4. Serve alongside your favorite dipping sauce!
overhead view of six crab rangoons on a plate with soy sauce and duck sauce to the left

What to Serve with Crab Rangoon

Recipe FAQs

How Long to Air Fry Frozen Crab Rangoon?

On average, it takes 5-7 minutes to air fry frozen crab rangoon.

This may vary slightly based on the size of your specific brand of rangoons, and the power and size of your air fryer.

How Do You Reheat Frozen Crab Rangoon in an Air Fryer?

To reheat frozen crab rangoon in an air fryer, cook on air fry setting at 350°F for about 5 minutes. If you are reheating from a refrigerated state, start with 3 minutes.

Your rangoons are done when the internal temperature reaches 170°F.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • If your included dipping sauce is frozen, run it under hot water while the rangoons are cooking to defrost it
  • While adding a spritz of oil to the rangoons is optional, I find it makes the exterior more crispy than without
six air fried crab rangoons on a square plate at an angle

Other Asian Inspired Air Fryer Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

These frozen crab rangoons cook up so perfectly in your air fryer. The crunchy wrapper on the exterior hides a soft, creamy, warm interior that will satisfy that takeout craving.

Dip it in your favorite sauce for an easy appetizer or snack. Pair with some other Asian-inspired dishes to create a whole meal or sampler platter.

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Easy Air Fryer Frozen Crab Rangoon

Start with frozen crab rangoon and let your air fryer cook and crisp them in under 10 minutes. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your takeout craving at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 1
Calories 460 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Pieces Frozen crab rangoons (any brand)
  • 2 Tbsp Dipping sauce (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F
  • Place frozen crab rangoons in the preheated air fryer basket
    8 Pieces Frozen crab rangoons
  • Spray with a little olive oil if you want a crispier exterior (optional)
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 5-10 minutes at 350°F, flipping halfway
  • Rangoons are ready when they are golden brown and the interior reaches 170°F
  • Rest for 2-3 minutes before serving (they will be hot)
  • Serve alongside your favorite dipping sauce!
    2 Tbsp Dipping sauce

Notes

  • If your rangoons include dipping sauce that is frozen, run it under hot water while the rangoons are cooking to defrost it
  • If yours do not come with their own sauce, I recommend sweet chili, duck sauce, or soy sauce
  • While adding a spritz of oil to the rangoons is optional, I find it makes the exterior more crispy than without
  • The brand of frozen crab rangoon really doesn’t matter, though different sizes may vary cooking time by a minute or two. I have Fusia (Aldi) here, but have also tried Philips, Pagoda, Member’s Mark (Sam’s), Yankee Trader, and Supreme choice crab rangoons with equal success
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand of ingredients, any dipping sauces, and total quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 172gCalories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 9gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1080mgPotassium: 180mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gCalcium: 60mgIron: 2.4mg
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