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Restaurant-style oven Baked Cheese Rangoons with Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce. Homemade cheese Rangoons oven baked until crispy and served with a sweet, tangy, and just perfectly spicy homemade chili sauce. Crisp on the outside, creamy inside, and completely addicting when generously dipped in this homemade chili sauce. Plus – easy to make! 

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These have been a long time coming! I put off making this recipe for months, and now I have no idea why. My brother Red’s girlfriend, Hailey, has been telling me I need to make cheese Rangoons ever since Christmas.

I wasn’t all that familiar with them, but she told me that her mom would make them all time. I figured they’d be tricky to make. But they’re actually the simplest, and so delicious. 

I put my own spin on the recipe for sure, but I’m kicking myself that I didn’t make these sooner. And the homemade chili sauce…well it truly makes each little bite totally addicting. 

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Typically Rangoons are served as a restaurant appetizer, and normally they’re made with crab. Apparently, Panda Express is very well known for their cheese Rangoons. I’ve never had Panda Express, but after looking at a few recipes, I did something similar, but different.

The Rangoons themselves are really basic. They’re of course great on their own, but the sauce really is what makes them delicious. 

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Details 

So while these look kind of fancy, I find they’re really quick and easy to make. The filling is cream cheese, which I know may sound odd, but trust me it really works. Then add some green onions, garlic, and tamari. 

Once that’s all mixed together, you can make the Rangoons. You just need wonton wrappers and toasted sesame oil. 

Add a rounded teaspoon of the cream cheese to each wrapper. Then simply bring the corners of the wrapper together in the center and use your fingers to pinch to seal. Promise you, it’s not hard at all. 

Now, the key is to brush the wrappers with oil before baking. This will help them crisp up nicely. 

It’s traditional that these bites are deep-fried, but we all know how I feel about that. It’s not my favorite task and I love to make things healthier! 

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The sauce 

This really is the flavor of the recipe. You cannot skip the sauce. Instead of using a heavy sugar store-bought sweet chili sauce, I made my own. 

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And the best part is that it could not be easier. Just mix honey with ketchup, chili sauce, lime juice, rice vinegar, tamari, lots of ginger, some garlic, and then lime zest. 

So, so delicious. It really makes these Rangoons stand out. 

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During the week I’ll serve these on the side with dinner, usually making my orange chicken (or orange cauliflower) with a side of rice. Then I just add a simple salad to round out the meal. But on the weekends these make for such a fun appetizer (year-round) with drinks

Looking for other quick appetizers? Here are some favorites:

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

Crispy Jalapeño Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Taquitos.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Oven Fried Feta Rolls with Chili Honey

Lastly, if you make these Cheese Rangoons with Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Cheese Rangoons with Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 5 4 Rangoons per serving
Calories Per Serving: 253 kcal

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Ingredients

Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
    2. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, green onions, garlic powder, and soy sauce.
    3. To assemble, spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of filling onto each wrapper. Brush water around the edges of the wrapper, then bring the corners of the wrapper together in the center and pinch to seal the cream cheese inside. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush each Rangoon with oil.
    4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until crispy. If the Rangoons are browning on top, cover with foil.
    5. To make the sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    6. Serve topped with green onions and dip in chili sauce.

Notes

To Make Crab Rangoons: mix in 1/2 cup chopped crab meat. 
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    1. Hey there,
      I typically use whatever my grocery store has in stock which can vary, Banyan brand is a great option. Please let me know if you have any other questions!! xx

    1. Hi Gail,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was a hit! Have the best weekend!💐 xxTieghan

    1. Hey Abs,
      I think these would be totally fine if you wanted to freeze them. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, let me know if you give it a try! xx

  1. 5 stars
    Made last night and served with Pad Thai. Was super easy and delicious! The sauce was the best part!

    1. Hi Chelsey,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xT

  2. Any suggestion for a ketchup substitute, or can I leave it out? My body rejects all things tomato (which makes me very sad – but not sad enough to deal with the rebellion pain if I eat them and anything they are in).

    1. Hey Kim,
      You can skip the ketchup:) Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  3. I made these tonight when my guys wanted an “appetizer” before tonight’s commitments! They devoured them! My youngest son said these are football Sunday worthy!! I agree, I am an appetizer girl!! Thank you Tiegan for all you do. We love you!

    1. Hey Megan,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xT

  4. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I ended up making a second batch because my kiddos devoured them! I wonder if I could make them in the air fryer?

    1. Hey Emily,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! I’ve not tried that, but I bet it would work well for you! xT

  5. Could the sauce & filling be made ahead and refrigerated? I was thinking it’s be a great appetizer for guests if so…
    Love your recipes!

    1. Hey Tammie,
      Totally, that would be just fine to do!! I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, let me know if you give it a try! xx