Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons

Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons that taste fried thanks to my handy dandy little oven trick! We’re in love with this easy peasy appetizer recipe!

Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons

I’m keeping things short and sweet today since you basically need these crispy baked shrimp wontons in your face ASAP!

For sure keep reading below the recipe for all my tips, tricks, and techniques for making these nice and crispy without frying. I’ve made these dozens of times now (so. much. yum.) and have totally mastered my won-ton game, yo!

Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons

 

Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons

These crispy baked shrimp won-tons taste like a crab rangoon’s shrimpy cousin! They’re easy, cheesy, and full of flavor!

Feeding a crowd?

Sah-weet! This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled as needed! Have fun with it and get your won-ton on!

Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons

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Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons

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Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons that taste fried thanks to my handy dandy little oven trick! We're in love with this easy peasy appetizer recipe!

Ingredients

  • 8 large or 12 medium shrimp, raw, thawed, and peeled
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp butter or oil for sautéing
  • 3 TBSP cream cheese
  • 2 TBSP crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes, plus extra to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh chives or scallions
  • 14 won-ton wrappers
  • cooking spray
  • 2-4 TBSP sweet chili sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Sauté shrimp in either 1 tsp of olive oil or butter; totally up to you! Add garlic in towards the end and cook until shrimp are opaque and garlic is fragrant.
  3. Once shrimp are fully cooked, transfer to a cutting board (along with garlic) and mince into very small pieces.
  4. In a small bowl combine cheeses, chives, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and salt. Add your shrimp and garlic mixture and mix well.
  5. To prep the wonton wrappers, lay the squares out on a flat surface.
  6. Add a heaping teaspoon of the shrimp mixture to the center of each wonton.
  7. Fill a small cup/bowl with water and set aside. Working one at a time, moisten fingers with water. Run your finger along two sides of the wrapper to moisten, and fold into a triangle.
  8. Pick up each triangle and press along both sides to seal. The water should act like a glue and help you press the edges into little pouches.
  9. Seal em up super tight and pop them on a wire rack atop a baking sheet. See photos in post for a visual. No wire rack? See notes for alternate baking method.
  10. Lightly spritz the won-tons with spray oil (I used an avocado oil spray)
  11. Bake at 400 F for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Enjoy hot with sweet chili sauce for dunking!

Notes

Not using a wire rack? You can bake it directly on a baking sheet (with optional parchment paper as a liner) but be sure to change the baking temp and time in this place. You’ll want to bake it in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F for about 10-11 minutes. To prevent sticking when baking directly on the rack, grease the baking sheet lightly with oil or use parchment paper.

The shrimp and cream cheese mixture can be made a few hours in advance and set in the fridge to chill until you'r ready to assemble and bake your won-tons.

Courses appetizer, snack


Crispy Baked Shrimp Won-Tons
Wire Baking/Cooling Rack for Faux-Frying Crispy Baking Technique
 

My favorite technique ever for crispy veggie “fries”, mozzarella balls, and crispy wontons is to  layer a wire grilling/baking rack onto a foil lined cookie pan.

Its like pizza… if you want a crispy crust, you toss it right on the rack, right? Same concept… Same glorious results!

The next step I’ve tried every which way, and the best results are with an olive oil cooking spray.

Brushing the wontons with butter or olive oil will work, but the crispiest, most evenly golden results were achieved with a super light spritz of the spray.

Luckily there are natural ones available, just read your labels to make sure you’re getting the “good stuff!” You can even use avocado oil cooking spray – I’m a big fan and use avocado oil spray on the regular these days.

Crispy Baked Shrimp Won-Tons
Crispy Baked Shrimp Wontons wire baking rack process shot

Recipe testing is so much fun for this reason. I think I made these 3 days straight to get my measurements in check and they rocked each time! They tasted just like the fried crab rangoons restaurants serve but with tasty shrimp and without all the grease!

Healthified and shrimpified. Yay!

You could even use crab in place of the shrimp if you’d like. The cook time will be even quicker and the results will be just as tasty!

Want them SUPER crispy? No need to fry! After baking, switch the oven to broil for about a minute (keep an eye on them!) and you’ll get extra cah-runchy wontons. No need for chips when you’re serving these up at the party!

Since wonton wrappers come in 12 oz packages, you’ll have enough to double (possibly triple) this recipe!  You can pretty much fill these with any combination of ingredients. Leftover mashed sweet potatoes, sharp cheddar and green onions make a great combo! 

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  • I’m always on the hunt for new, yummy appetizers to serve my book club! I know we’ll all love these winners!

  • Amanda Finks

    Love this crunchy appetizer and the tangy feta cream cheese filling! Yum!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    That’s such a good idea to ‘fry’ things! So much healthier and less messy! I will be implementing that ASAP 🙂

  • Oh hell yeah. I am so trying these either this weekend or next week. I love me some wontons, and I love me some shrimp, and I love me any and all fried food. Thanks for making me starving before bed! 🙂 xo! j

  • gillianwallis

    Yum.
    That last picture is DELICIOUS – they look so crispy!

  • Meredith!

    omgosh!! these look SOOO stinkin good! i really wanna try this!!

  • Chandeen @ Designed by Chance

    OMG those look amazing! I used to make ravioli with wonton wrappers, that’s good too.

  • applesnoats

    BEST.PARTY.APPETIZER.EVER!!!!

  • Errign

    In my younger years, one of my best friends & I used to make crab rangoons that we would fry. They were made with a mixture of cream cheese and crab (very similar to a standard Chinese restaurant rangoon) and they were delicious. I have been brainstorming a way to make them baked and with healthier ingredients (I’ve also been thinking about making baked wonton cups and filling them with the mixture) – so thanks for sharing your baking method! (sorry for this marathon comment)

  • Stevie @ MooreBabies

    Those look fantastic!! I am definitely saving this recipe.

  • MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College

    Mmmm…those look so good!!! I love faux frying things 🙂

    Potatoes and peas are my favorite…ooo or for a dessert one you could do marshmallows and chocolate (that would be amazing)

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life

    I would love to see a wonton with marinated silken tofu and minced vegetables. Thanks for the tip about the pans. I never thought of that!

  • Oh wow! Those seem easy and delicious!

  • Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I loooove crab rangoons, but I love that these are not fried! Awesome!

    New to the blog, but I’m already in love! I love all your recipes and your gorgeous pictures!:)

  • Shrimps, wanton and baked, what else could one ask for.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Jenn! I have bookmarked this and I’ll try it over the weekend.

  • I just wish I could make GF wonton wrappers…

    {p.s. Grab a Misto, it’s DIY your own olive oil spray…beats the processed stuff and saves a ton of $ over the long run…

    🙂

  • Holy My Goodness Yummy!!
    I love crab wontons, but I know those are fried…haha
    this is def a much better alternative 🙂
    Your so smart!

  • Um those are BEAUTIFUL! 🙂 they look so lovely and crispy and amazing… jeeealous over here 🙂

    <3
    n

  • Wow those look good.I love crab rangoons but hate the fat that comes along with them.

  • i love shrimp, so these look good to me. But I think it would be fun to stuff banana and PB in a wonton, yummm!

  • OH. MY. YUMMY!!!!! I want to make these…like yesterday. And I don’t give a flying F that Kurt hates seafood…I am making these for myself and shoving face!

    delicious looking recipe…seriously jenn i dont know how you don’t have a cooking show. The intro would be a montage of videos of you dancing through Trader Joes/Whole Foods/Fresh Market and just snatching up delicious goodies

    xoxox

  • ooohhhh! i definitely want to make these! they look sooo good!

  • oh. my. gosh. that sounds delicious.

  • Oh my gosh these look SO GOOD! I think I’m going to have a to throw a party just so I can make them 🙂

  • Um, yeah! I have shrimp in the fridge and have been wondering what to make for dinner tonight…. Thank you!! 🙂

  • you are so creative!! what a yummy little treat 🙂

    perfect for a summer party!

  • These look fantastic, Jenn! I love crab rangoon but I love your healthy shrimp version even better!

  • Jessa

    Those look amazing! Gonna have to try them..

  • Your Baked Shrimp Wonton, looks amazing! I will be making this recipe over and over. It is a perfect recipe for entertaining. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  • WillJogForFood

    Those wontons look awesome!! I LOVE crab rangoon so those look perfect!

  • Shrimp gives me panic attacks in it’s plain form (no idea why, but I just cannot eat it) but I actually think maybe like this I’d be able to eat it!

  • Amanda @ Little House on the Corner

    Wow, these look delicious! And they would really impress guests at a party too!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life

    I would love to see a wonton with marinated silken tofu and minced vegetables. Thanks for the tip about the pans. I never thought of that!

  • Since my domestic Goddess status is just sky rocketing, Im going to make these!! I LOVE the crab rangoons!!!! Looks so yum!!

  • Samantha

    wow….these look exactly like the ones i made at my girls night…glad you could use them to put on your blog 🙂

  • MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College

    Mmmm…those look so good!!! I love faux frying things 🙂

    Potatoes and peas are my favorite…ooo or for a dessert one you could do marshmallows and chocolate (that would be amazing)

  • Those look amazing!! I would probably go for something sweet…like sweet ricotta filling with cinnamon or something. But that’s just because I have a gigantic sweet tooth, ALWAYS 🙂

  • “Healthified and shrimpified.” <- Love it!

    Ohhhh and with mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, and green onions, it would be like the love child of your wonton wrappers and my baked potato salad! Yum!!

    I could seriously eat crab rangoons until I died! I have to try these…without the dying part of course! 😉 You have my wheels turning now! I want to run to the store and pick some up just so I can stuff random fridge ingredients in them!

  • Alexa @ SimpleEats

    These look SO GOOD! I would have shredded veggies, chicken and soy sauce in mine!

  • omg, these look PHENOMENAL! Crab rangoon are one of my all-time restaurant faves! I would LLLLOOOOOVE the healthified shrimp version! I’ll have to try this one day when I’m feeling adventurous

  • Such a good idea! I love the fried version only this is so much easier.

  • YUM! I am always looking for fun new recipes to take to dinner parties, and now I have one! I love that these came out super crispy in the oven.

  • this is super creative and looks really yummy! i think im gonna go the sweet route and say my dream wonton would have dark chocolate in it haha

  • YES! i love anything wonton! i wish we lived closer so you could teach me how to cook! you have so many great recipes!!!

  • Those look awesome! You have a gift, girl! 🙂

  • Hello- this is awesome!!!! I love it. I love making things in wrappers… They’re fun and I feel like I can eat a zillion of them. 😉

  • Ahh . . . the versatility of wonton wrappers.

  • Miss Smart

    Using the rack is genius!

    If only I actually had a cooling rack and didn’t just perilously balance things on upside-down muffin trays…

  • Um, yeah! I have shrimp in the fridge and have been wondering what to make for dinner tonight…. Thank you!! 🙂

  • Your wontons are so pretty!!! I need to vaganize those. :o)

  • i am seriously drooling 🙂

  • Stevie @ MooreBabies

    Those look fantastic!! I am definitely saving this recipe.

  • Megan

    How fun! Things like this always look so complicated to me, so I’ve never tried! I’m going to sub your shrimp for chicken and give it a go! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • What time is dinner served tonight?….hahahah 🙂

    You have convinced me to try my hand at making wontons on my own!

  • Hi love!!!

    How are you? How is the house situation?!!!

    These look delish!!! Hmmmmmmm maybe a sweet twist on them with a pumpkin filling!!!!

    xoxo <3

  • You have no idea how much I love the word rangoon hahaha. These are fun- I never think to make wontons, but they are a great party food! Lots of cheese and veggies inside for me, plus maybe a salsa on the inside. Perhaps some fresh herbs from the boyfriend’s plants?

  • These look fantastic, Jenn! I love crab rangoon but I love your healthy shrimp version even better!

  • Mikalah

    Oh my word. Those look SOOO good! I think I need to run out and buy wonton wrappers, like, NOW. My dream wonton would probably have cabbage + spiced pork in it, kind of like an eggroll!

  • Ok so seriously when am I invited for lunch? 😀 I am like drooling over here!!

  • Teenage Bride

    yum!!!!! My mouth is watering!

  • OH. MY. GOSH. I think that IS my dream wonton!

  • Errign

    In my younger years, one of my best friends & I used to make crab rangoons that we would fry. They were made with a mixture of cream cheese and crab (very similar to a standard Chinese restaurant rangoon) and they were delicious. I have been brainstorming a way to make them baked and with healthier ingredients (I’ve also been thinking about making baked wonton cups and filling them with the mixture) – so thanks for sharing your baking method! (sorry for this marathon comment)

  • you’ve done it again!!! YUM!

  • Yum! Crispy without guilt? LOVE IT! 🙂

  • Andrea B.

    These look awesome! I would never have come up with the sweet potato combo, but I am definitely going to give it a try. I would also use your recipe above, but sub mushrooms for the shrimp ~ to die for!!! 🙂

  • applesnoats

    BEST.PARTY.APPETIZER.EVER!!!!

  • you are so creative!! what a yummy little treat 🙂

    perfect for a summer party!

  • WHAAAAAAAAT?! I would bet money those babies were fried!!! My dream wanton…I like your feeling but I probably would sub the shrimp with another protein.

    Um, does this baking technique work with fries?!

  • MonkeMama

    Mmmm, wonton wrappers just went on my grocery list.

  • Yum! Those sound amazing! Loooooove that they’re baked 🙂

  • This looks fascinating. I think this is Mr. A’s kind of food. He loves wantons. And shrimp.
    I would fill my wantons with jellybeans, personally.

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  • Euniece Santiago

    these are so great! and i love that you dont have to feel bad about eating them since they aren’t fried!! great idea!!!

  • My dream wontons would probably be filled with… VEGGIES! Is that super lame? Maybe. But I’m imagining something savory like sweet potatoes or something.

  • oh. my. gosh. that sounds delicious.

  • Yummy!!

  • pawsitivelife

    I am constantly tring to bake things that should be fried, but I have never thought of this method! My dream won ton would probably have diamonds in it, that would be pretty awesome-but shrimp is great too

  • fancy smancy! those look great. I also like the blue nile rings that popped up as an advertisement at the bottom of your page.

  • Oh my gosh these look SO GOOD! I think I’m going to have a to throw a party just so I can make them 🙂

  • ooohhhh! i definitely want to make these! they look sooo good!

  • Mmm these look so delicious! I love anything you can dip in sweet chili sauce (wontons, fresh spring rolls, you name it and I am there) 🙂

    I really need to buy a wire grilling rack pronto!

  • OH. MY. YUMMY!!!!! I want to make these…like yesterday. And I don’t give a flying F that Kurt hates seafood…I am making these for myself and shoving face!

    delicious looking recipe…seriously jenn i dont know how you don’t have a cooking show. The intro would be a montage of videos of you dancing through Trader Joes/Whole Foods/Fresh Market and just snatching up delicious goodies

    xoxox

  • Oh great….something else I have to try! 🙂 Love it!

    BTW…I linked my post to you-yummy!
    http://radiomomrhetoric.wordpress.com/2011/05/10/cauliflower-brussel-sprout-au-gratin/

  • I’m obsessed with wontons, dumplings, pierogis!! Any type of stuffed dough haha! My perfect one would have lots of different cheeses yum!

  • i love shrimp, so these look good to me. But I think it would be fun to stuff banana and PB in a wonton, yummm!

  • Wow those look good.I love crab rangoons but hate the fat that comes along with them.

  • Meredith!

    omgosh!! these look SOOO stinkin good! i really wanna try this!!

  • Chandeen @ Designed by Chance

    OMG those look amazing! I used to make ravioli with wonton wrappers, that’s good too.

  • gillianwallis

    Yum.
    That last picture is DELICIOUS – they look so crispy!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    That’s such a good idea to ‘fry’ things! So much healthier and less messy! I will be implementing that ASAP 🙂

  • Megan

    Oh my gosh. I want these RIGHT NOW, Jenn!! YUM!!

  • Courtney B

    Oh yum!! I just freaking love your blog! Can’t wait to make this one as well!! 🙂

  • Every Little Thing

    That is a great filling idea! I’ve made crispy wontons with just a ricotta and chive mixture inside and they were phenomenal, so I bet these would be too!

  • Um those are BEAUTIFUL! 🙂 they look so lovely and crispy and amazing… jeeealous over here 🙂

    <3
    n

  • Ummmmm these look AMAZING!!! I want to try that technique stat!!

  • Oh hell yeah. I am so trying these either this weekend or next week. I love me some wontons, and I love me some shrimp, and I love me any and all fried food. Thanks for making me starving before bed! 🙂
    xo!
    j

  • SUPERYUM! Can’t wait to try this–making my mouth water just reading…=)

  • Holy My Goodness Yummy!!
    I love crab wontons, but I know those are fried…haha
    this is def a much better alternative 🙂
    Your so smart!

  • Oh holy hell these look awesome!! Crab rangoons freakin’ RULE, but I always hate the grease factor. Green onions make everything better too! You rock terribly hard, my dear! xoxo

  • Shrimps, wanton and baked, what else could one ask for.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Jenn! I have bookmarked this and I’ll try it over the weekend.

  • I just wish I could make GF wonton wrappers…

    {p.s. Grab a Misto, it’s DIY your own olive oil spray…beats the processed stuff and saves a ton of $ over the long run…

    🙂

  • Oh wow! Those seem easy and delicious!

  • Oh my goodness, these look delicious! I loooove crab rangoons, but I love that these are not fried! Awesome!

    New to the blog, but I’m already in love! I love all your recipes and your gorgeous pictures!:)

  • these look GOOD!!

  • I like the idea with the pan! Awesome!

    People don’t believe me about throwing the pizza right on the rack… I do it every time- no one likes a soggy crust!

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