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Easy Gluten-Free Crab Rangoons + Giveaway!

by TastefullyJulie on May 29, 2012

Be sure to scroll all the way down to find out how you can win a gluten-free prize pack from Frito-Lay!

Crab rangoons are one of my biggest guilty food pleasures.

I’m physically incapable of ordering Chinese food without including an order for crab rangoons, AKA crab meat cream cheese wontons. I don’t order any other fried Chinese food and I can even say “no” to the lo mein, but I cannot resist these crispy pillows of crabby, creamy, melty cheese.

May, although almost over, is Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. One out of every 133 Americans have celiac disease, yet 95% of those who have it are still undiagnosed.

Frito-Lay is a maker of a wide variety of snack chips that contain only 3 ingredients (corn or potatoes + oil + salt) making them naturally gluten-free. Frito-Lay has challenged members of the Recipe ReDux to create gluten-free recipes that use at least one of their snack chips as a replacement for traditional gluten-containing ingredients.

I love a challenge.

I saw a great opportunity here to deconstruct the crab rangoon to make it gluten-free, easy to prepare, and better for you overall. To the best of my knowledge, gluten-free wonton wrappers do not exist. They can also be a pain to fold up and we won’t even talk about all that deep-frying. Tostitos Scoops make the perfect, ready to fill shell for these healthier homemade rangoons.

I used canned fancy white crab meat for this recipe (I have no idea what makes it fancy). Canned lump crab meat or fresh crab, although less economical, would work wonderfully. I wouldn’t use imitation crab for this as the flavor will be lacking.

Oh, and I learned that crab rangoons, like many things, are amazing with Sriracha sauce. So, so amazing.

5.0 from 6 reviews

Easy Gluten-free Crab Rangoons
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6
 

Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 8 ounces Neufchatel cheese or ⅓ less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Worchester
  • 1 – 6 ounce can fancy white crab meat, rinsed and drained
  • 1 green onion, finely diced (use 2 if thin)
  • Tostitos Scoops

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat together the first 4 ingredients.
  3. Add the crab meat and green onion and mix until combined.
  4. Arrange 24 scoops onto a cookie sheet and spoon about a teaspoonful of the crab mixture into each Scoop.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until tops just begin to lightly brown.
  6. Serve hot with additional soy sauce or sriracha for dipping.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 scoops Calories: 163 Fat: 11g Carbohydrates: 8g Protein: 8g

 

Now for the fun part! Frito-Lay is going to send one lucky reader the prize pack pictured above.

The winner will receive: A serving tray for chips and dip from Party City, one bag each of Lay’s classic potato chips and Tostitos Scoops tortilla chips, and one copy of Nicole Hunn’s Gluten Free on a Shoestring.

The only requirement to be eligible to win is a U.S. mailing address. I will pick one random winner from the comments below.

Here’s how you can earn entries: 

~Please note, you need to comment separately for each type of entry you make. This is the only way to make your entry count when I input the comment numbers and choose a random winner through Random.org.

To earn one entry, simply leave a comment telling me what your guilty food pleasure is.

For additional entries: 

1. “Like” Tastefully Julie on Facebook.

2. Share this post on Facebook for your friends and family to enter.

3. Do you use Twitter? Follow @tastefullyjulie on Twitter.

4. Tweet about this contest on Twitter. Say something like “I just entered the @fritolay giveaway via @tastefullyjulie here http://tastefullyjulie.com/?p=1280″

5. Subscribe to Tastefully Julie via e-mail (you can do so at the top right-hand side of this page).

6. Pin this recipe on Pinterest.

The contest will be open until 6/5/2012. I’ll tally up all the entries and announce a winner right here in the comments and I will also notify the winner by email. If you don’t have a blog be sure to leave your correct email address!

Good Luck!


Disclosure: I received free samples from Frito-Lay of the products mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Frito-Lay and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

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1 Bernadette May 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Guilty pleasure, microwave chimichangas from El Monterey!
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2 Bernadette May 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I follow you on Facebook!
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3 Betty VanDenBosch May 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm

most of my guilty pleasures involve vodka, but for food, lately, it’s been Hershey Drops with Almonds. I tell myself they’re half good for me!

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4 TastefullyJulie May 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

And they are!

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5 Betty VanDenBosch May 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Oh, and Pinned!

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6 Laurel C May 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm
7 Laurel C May 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I like your Facebook page!

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8 Laurel C May 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Anything with chocolate, peanut butter, or better yet both does not last long in my house!!!

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9 Laurel C May 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I follow you on twitter!

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10 Laurel C May 29, 2012 at 11:33 pm
11 Regan @ The Professional Palate May 30, 2012 at 6:25 am

What a great idea!

My mother in law is like you… she never met a crab rangoon she didn’t like. I’ll have to make these for her!
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12 Brittany May 30, 2012 at 6:52 am

cheetos dipped in bbq sauce :x

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13 Wendy Mariano May 30, 2012 at 7:26 am

Pizza!! My absolute downfall! I had chicken wing pizza cooked on the grill this weekend..Yum! It’s funny that my newest addiction is Multi-Grain Scoops.. great w/ salsa or hummus!

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14 Netttie Moore May 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

I am so happy that you found my blog at Moore or Less Cooking! Now I am following you on Facebook on both pages, Lynnette Moore and Nettie Moore at Moore Or Less Cooking!

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15 Netttie Moore May 30, 2012 at 8:22 am

I am following you by email on feedburner! Nettie
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16 Netttie Moore May 30, 2012 at 8:27 am

I pinned this recipe on my Pinterest page! Nettie Moore/ Moore or Less Cooking
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17 Netttie Moore May 30, 2012 at 8:27 am

I shared this Pin on Twitter.

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18 Netttie Moore May 30, 2012 at 8:29 am

I am following you on Pinterest! Nettie

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19 Netttie Moore May 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

Julie,

Where is your link that I can add to my Grilled Plank Salmon post? I have linked up but I don’t see your Tastefully Julie tag?

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20 Netttie Moore May 30, 2012 at 8:35 am

I am trying to find you on twitter to follow you, but I did tweet about Your Rangoons! Nettie
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21 Netttie Moore May 30, 2012 at 8:42 am

I am following you on Twitter! Nettie
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22 Deanna Segrave-Daly May 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Oooh, yummy and so creative! I look forward to making these.
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23 Kelsey May 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I’m a sucker for ice cream!
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24 TastefullyJulie June 5, 2012 at 7:21 am

Guess what? You won! Contact me ASAP, thanks :)

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25 katrina May 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm

we love those things too! Yum yum! I just love love a good cookie…I can’t resist!

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26 Megan McD May 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm

My favorite guilty food pleasure is nachos! Also eating anything and everything like a dip with tortilla chips.

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27 Megan McD May 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I liked Tastefully Julie on Facebook.

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28 Megan McD May 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I pinned this post and giveaway to Pinterest.

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29 Megan McD May 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I shared this giveaway on my Facebook.

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30 Part Time House Wife May 30, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I’m a slacker no longer! These look awesome Julie!!! You know how I love me a rangoon! Holy Yes.
I’m gonna tweet it, share it, pin it, and love it. Thanks for de-slacking me!
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31 Diane Troxell May 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Guilty pleasure: guacamole and chips. I liked Tastefully Julie on FB.

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32 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips May 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I like you on Facebook
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33 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips May 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I follow you on Twitter

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34 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips May 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I tweeted the giveaway
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35 Choc Chip Uru May 31, 2012 at 3:09 am

What a stunning giveaway and recipe my friend :D

Cheers
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36 Abby May 31, 2012 at 9:35 am

You are awesome! These look SO good. My guilty pleasure is Berger cookies…it’s basically a vanilla cookie smeared with as much chocolate icing as possible.
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37 Angie@Angie's Recipes May 31, 2012 at 9:57 am

These are some fingerlicking appetizers!
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38 Nancy/SpicieFoodie May 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Crab rangoon is also one of my guilty pleasures. I love your recipe and it wouldn’t make it so guilty. Thanks for sharing, looks delish!
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39 CJ at Food Stories June 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I love crab rangoons and have had them on the brain lately. May have to give this recipe a try :-)
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40 EA-The Spicy RD June 2, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Oooo….I remember crab ran goons in my pre-GF days. So good, and I love your GF twist on this recipe. Delicious!
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41 Ann June 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Chocolate – really good chocolate.

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42 Jill June 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

These sound great Julie! BTW pics are Amazing! My guilty pleasure has been stuffed tomatoes:)

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43 TastefullyJulie June 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

And the winner is…drumroll, please, #23! Kelsey of http://www.badgerkitchen.blogspot.com/ Congrats to Kelsey and thanks to everyone for entering!
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44 Karen June 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Made these yesterday – oh my – a new Love – my new crack :-) . I put the ingredients in a gallon zip lock, snipped the end and piped into the scoop, and added a 1/8 piece of white american cheese.

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45 TastefullyJulie June 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm

So glad you liked them! The extra cheese on top sounds yummy.

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46 SS October 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

If you use Sriracha as dipping sauce, it may not be gluten free ’cause I thought that sauce was not GF. Thanks for the recipe though. My son has gluten intolerance and I want to make this for him.

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47 TastefullyJulie October 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Thanks for your concern. I’ve researched Sriracha Rooster sauce and found it to be gluten-free. It may vary from brand to brand though, so it’s always a good idea to double check. http://www.gfoverflow.com/results.php?q=brand:+Huy+Fong+Foods+Rooster

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