My ultra crispy cream cheese wontons are stuffed with the most delicious filling and are so easy to make. These cream cheese rangoons taste like they came from a restaurant!

I can’t resist ordering cream cheese wontons when I go out to eat; now I can make them in the comfort of my own home! I have to say, I think my version is better than the restaurant version.

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Cream cheese wontons are an easy appetizer that taste even better than the restaurant version.

There’s just something about stuffed wontons – that crispy exterior and hot melty interior. I can’t get enough of them! I used to spend $8 every time I went to a restaurant for an order of cream cheese wontons, but now I make them at home for a fraction of the cost. You won’t believe how easy these cream cheese rangoon are to make!

Cream Cheese Rangoons are so easy to make at home and are a fun and delicious appetizer.

How to make cream cheese wontons

To make cream cheese wontons, you’ll need just a handful of ingredients, including cream cheese, seasonings, wontons and oil. You can find packages of wonton wrappers in the product area of most grocery stores. The cream cheese is mixed with seasonings and then spooned into the wonton wrappers and folded up. I use egg to seal up my wontons.

There are many different ways to fold wontons, and I tried three different ways before I settled on this technique. I went the easy route and simply brought opposite corners up to the middle and pinched them shut to create little packages of cream cheese goodness.

Finally, it’s time to fry the wontons. These fry up quickly, so be sure to watch them carefully and turn them over as needed to make sure they’re evenly cooked. Serve them hot, with a dipping sauce of your choice. I recommend either Thai sweet chili sauce, or sweet and sour sauce.

Make your own take out with crispy cream cheese wontons.

These cream cheese wontons are the perfect party snack, or starter for an Asian meal. They’re great for game day, or just for when you have a hankering for this restaurant classic!

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5 from 49 votes

Cream Cheese Wontons

AuthorSara Welch
Cream Cheese Rangoons are so easy to make at home and are a fun and delicious appetizer.
My ultra crispy cream cheese wontons are stuffed with the most delicious filling and are so easy to make. These cream cheese rangoons taste like they came from a restaurant!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Serves 6


  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg beaten
  • oil for frying
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives optional


  • Combine the cream cheese, sugar and onion powder.  Stir until well mixed.
  • Place a wonton wrapper on a flat surface and drop a teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center. Brush the edges of the wonton with the egg.
  • Bring 2 opposite corners together in the middle of the wonton and pinch. Repeat with the other 2 corners and pinch to form a package shape.
  • Repeat with the remaining wontons and cream cheese until all are filled.
  • Heat 4 inches of oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees F.
  • Fry 5-6 wontons at a time, turning them as needed to make sure they brown evenly. This process should take about 3-5 minutes. 
  • Drain the cooked wontons on paper towels and repeat the frying process with remaining wontons.
  • Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately with dipping sauce of choice.


  1. You can fold the wontons however you like, here is a guide on how to fold wontons 10 different ways.
  2. Be sure to use a frying thermometer to make sure your oil is at the correct temperature; if it's too hot the edges of the wontons could burn.
  3. I serve my cream cheese wontons with a side of sweet and sour sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 86mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    These little cream cheese beauty’s are delicious. Everytime I make them I experiment with other ingredients. Delicious with small cut up pieces of jalapeno peppers. Also on pizza night make these with little bits of pepperoni and ham bits with your favorite veggies. Mine is onions, green peppers. Give it a try you will be surprised at how good these all are. Bonita!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe turn out to be so delicious. My husband and my year old also loved it . Thank you for sharing this goodness

  3. 5 stars
    I have made these with the crab and seasoned salt and baked them in the oven. They come out just as crunchy. (cream cheese too)

  4. 5 stars
    These look so good! I make wontons but my filling is always ground pork and shrimp. I will have to try using cream cheese as a filling next time. This would make good appetizers for any occasion!

  5. I love these but have never tried to make them at home, I wonder if I could adapt this recipe to work with my air fryer?

  6. These are my favorite! I could eat a pound of these. I have never even considered trying to make them, but I will have to try out the recipe.

  7. Yum, never made them at home but your recipe actually seems easy enough I might be game to try it. Will pin it and try in 2018.

  8. I have been looking for some new recipes for the holidays. I will have to add this cream cheese wontons recipe to the mix. These look so delicious I am sure they will be a big hit.

  9. I love this! It’s like cheesesticks only they’re wantons and it’s perfect for the season. The crunch and then the gooey cheese inside is really good! Thanks for the lovely idea!

  10. These look like such a lovely appetizer and so delicious too! Thanks for the folding tips. I have never made my own, but feel confident that I could easily to them now with this recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    Wontons are one of my favorite things about Chinese food! These look super easy to make on the fly when the cravings come!

  12. 5 stars
    I absolutely love wontons from our local restaurant! I think I’d like to give my hand a go at making these!

  13. 5 stars
    Those sound so good! I LOVE wontons, but I’ve never made them at home before. They’re the perfect appetizer. Om nom nom.