Crab Rangoon Bagel

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A crab rangoon bagel is made with a creamy spread of crab, cream cheese, and sweet chili sauce all on a toasted everything bagel!


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What is a Crab Rangoon Bagel?

A crab rangoon bagel is basically a toasted bagel with crab rangoon filling as the spread.

The spread has all the ingredients that a typical crab rangoon filling has plus the dipping sauce.

The main ingredients being crab, cream cheese, and sweet chili sauce.

It’s rich, creamy, and just a touch sweet.

However, instead of being wrapped inside a wonton wrapper and deep fried, it is smeared onto a bagel.

Bagels and cream cheese are an iconic duo so this crab rangoon bagel is the perfect fusion.

I had some leftover ingredients from when I made crab rangoon so this was a fun way to use them up!

The way I am preparing my crab rangoon bagel here, is in the style of a “chopped bagel”.

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What is a Chopped Bagel?

So what is a chopped bagel you ask?

This is the most recent food trend to take social media by storm.

It is a spinoff of the viral chopped sandwich.

It’s still early 2024 and I feel like I’ve been seeing these everywhere for months.

Chopped bagels and sandwiches are exactly how it sounds.

All the ingredients, besides the bread, are chopped together until it becomes a uniform mixture.

Then it is sandwiched in between two slices of bread or bagel.

However, like everything that goes viral, it is quite controversial.

Some say it makes every bite the perfect bite while others say it is like “pre-chewed” food.

It actually reminds me a lot of schmears that you typically find in New York City bagel shops.

I love that I can get the flavors of each ingredient all in one bite.

So without further ado, I present to you – chopped bagel (crab rangoon version)!

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Crab Rangoon Bagel Ingredients

Before you begin making a crab rangoon bagel, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Bagel: My favorite kind of bagel is an everything bagel. It is typically covered in garlic, onion, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. I am using Thomas’ bagels.
  • Cream Cheese: The main ingredient that makes this so creamy and irresistible. I like to use Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
  • Imitation Crab: Restaurants typically make crab rangoon with imitation crab which is made of fish.
    • Substitute: You can also use any kind of real fresh or canned crab that you like.
  • Garlic Powder: Adds a subtle garlic flavor and blends in seamlessly with the cream cheese.
    • Substitute: Use raw garlic for a more pungent garlic flavor.
  • Soy Sauce: Soy sauce adds saltiness and a savory umami flavor.
  • Green Onion: Green onions add a subtle onion flavor and freshness.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: A sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce that is a typical condiment for crab rangoon.
crab rangoon bagel ingredients

How to Make Crab Rangoon Bagel

A crab rangoon bagel can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack.

This is a single serve recipe and makes the perfect amount for one serving.

Best part is it only takes 5 minutes to make!

It’s one of those recipes that you don’t really need a recipe for.

Nonetheless, let’s walk through this crab rangoon bagel recipe step-by-step so you can easily recreate it at home!

As always a recipe card is at the end that you can print out, pin to Pinterest, or save for later.

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Step 1: Toast Bagel

Begin by preparing the bagel.

Slice it in half horizontally so you have a top and bottom, both with holes in the center.

Then place both halves into a toaster, toaster oven, oven, or air fryer.

Toast at about 350°F for 3-5 minutes or until it golden and toasted to your liking.

Step 2: Make the Crab Rangoon Spread

While the bagel is toasting, make the crab rangoon spread.

Combine softened cream cheese, imitation crab, green onions, garlic powder, soy sauce, and sweet chili sauce.

Since chopped bagels and chopped sandwiches are having a viral moment, I wanted to try making this bagel like that.

I placed all of the above ingredients onto a cutting board and chopped it up.

Make sure to scoop and chop so all of the ingredients get evenly distributed.

You can also make the spread by chopping imitation crab and green onions individually.

Then combine it with the cream cheese, garlic powder, soy sauce, and sweet chili sauce in a mixing bowl.

crab rangoon bagel recipe

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Step 3: Smear on Bagel

Once the bagel is toasty and the spread is complete, it’s time to assemble the crab rangoon bagel!

Simply smear all of the spread onto the bagel in an even layer.

You can place the two bagel halves together to make a sandwich or eat it as separate halves.

No matter how you eat it, it will be delicious!

crab rangoon bagel spread

Leftovers & Storage

This is a single serve recipe so you should not have any leftover.

However if you do, or if you decide to double the recipe or make more, you can store the crab rangoon spread in a sealed container.

It will be good in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days.

This is perfect for meal-prepping or just to have on hand for a quick snack or breakfast bagel.

However, only toast the bagel itself upon eating.

Do not toast bagels ahead of time because it will lose it’s crunch and dry out.

More Recipes You Might Like:

If you’re a fan of this crab rangoon bagel, here are some more recipes you might like!

These all use cream cheese and imitation crab which is perfect if you have any leftover ingredients.

And of course you can use real crab instead of imitation crab in these recipes as well.

Save This Crab Rangoon Bagel Recipe!

I hope this step-by-step tutorial for how to make a crab rangoon bagel is helpful and that you try to make these at home.

It’s everything you love about a crab rangoon but on a bagel!

Be sure to save this recipe for whenever you’re craving a fun breakfast or quick snack and share with your family and friends.

If you try it, then please leave a rating and comment below. I’d love to know what you think!

Crab Rangoon Bagel

This crab rangoon bagel is made with a creamy spread of crab, cream cheese, and sweet chili sauce all on a toasted everything bagel!
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 bagel halved
  • ¼ cup (2 oz) cream cheese softened
  • 2 imitation crab sticks
  • ½ green onion
  • tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sweet chili sauce

Instructions

  • Toast bagel in a toaster, toaster oven, oven, or air fryer on ~350℉ for 3-5 minutes or until golden and toasted to your liking.
  • Then make the crab rangoon spread by combining cream cheese, imitation crab, green onions, garlic powder, soy sauce, and sweet chili sauce. You can chop them all together (chopped bagel style) or chop ingredients separately then mix them together in bowl. Adjust to your liking.
  • Smear the crab rangoon spread over the toasted bagel and enjoy!

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