Celebrate Chinese New Year with baked turkey rangoon! This twist on a restaurant favorite is even better made with lean and nutrient-rich Canadian turkey. It’s also baked instead of fried for a quick and easy healthier appetizer. #TryTurkeyToday

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A plate of baked turkey rangoon with one being dipped in sweet chili sauce.

Chinese New Year is one of my favourite holidays. As a kid I remember huge family gatherings, feasting over special dishes made for the occasion, playing with my cousins, and receiving lucky money from the elders. Now, I get to share in that tradition with my kids and it just warms my heart.

One of the dishes I’ll be making for the celebration this year is this baked turkey rangoon. It’s just as delicious as the traditional crab rangoon we all know and love, but it’s healthier because it’s baked instead of fried. They are crispy on the outside with a scrumptious creamy turkey filling. They are a perfect little bite-sized appetizer.

A plate of baked turkey rangoon with dipping sauce and a pair of chopstick.

Canadian turkey is tasty, healthy and easy to prepare. You can easily substitute the meat in your favourite Chinese New Year dishes with turkey as a tasty and lean, high-protein alternative. Turkey is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains 30 grams of protein in every 100-gram serving. The dark meat is lean, and the white meat is extra lean! Turkey breast is an excellent heart-healthy choice with only 3 grams of fat in every 100-gram serving. You can serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it’s an economical way to feed a crowd. So think turkey for your upcoming Chinese New Year menu!

For additional tips, recipes, turkey basics, and how-to videos, visit CanadianTurkey.ca.

How to make turkey rangoon:

Ingredients for turkey rangoon in a white mixing bowl.

In a mixing bowl, stir together a block of cream cheese, 2 cups of chopped cooked turkey, 1/4 cup of green onions, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and 1 teaspoon of soya sauce until combined.

wonton wrappers filled with turkey cream cheese mixture for turkey rangoon

Spoon 2 teaspoons of the mixture into the center of 24 wonton wrappers.

turkey rangoon in a mini muffin pan ready to be baked

Fit the wrappers into a greased mini muffin pan by gathering all four corners and gently pushing them into the muffin cups. Bake at 375F for 10 minutes or until golden and bubbling inside.

How to make in advance:

You can assemble and place them in a mini muffin pan, then cover and store in the fridge for up to 8 hours until you are ready to bake them.

How to freeze turkey rangoon:

Assemble and place them in a mini muffin pan. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours until frozen solid. Transfer them into a freezer-friendly container or ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bake as instructed.

How to serve turkey rangoon:

It’s best to serve them warm and fresh from the oven. Serve with some plum sauce, sweet chili sauce or sweet and sour sauce.

A baked turkey rangoon bitten in half with a full plate behind it.

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Baked Turkey Rangoon


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen

Description

Celebrate Chinese New Year with baked turkey rangoon! This twist on a restaurant favorite is even better made with lean and nutrient-rich Canadian turkey.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250g) cooked turkey, chopped small
  • 1250g package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • plum sauce, sweet chili sauce or sweet and sour sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and position a rack in the lower third. Lightly grease one or two mini muffin trays with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Mix the chopped turkey, cream cheese, green onions, Worchestershire sauce, soya sauce and garlic powder together until combined.
  3. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of filling into the center of each wonton wrapper.
  4. Fit the wrappers into the prepared mini muffin pan(s) by gathering all four corners together and gently pushing them into the muffin cups.
  5. Bake at 375F in the lower third of the oven for 10 minutes or until golden and bubbling inside. Serve warm with dipping sauce.

Notes

How to make in advance:

You can assemble and place them in a mini muffin pan, then cover and store in the fridge for up to 8 hours until you are ready to bake them.

How to freeze turkey rangoon:

Assemble and place them in a mini muffin pan. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours until frozen solid. Transfer them into a freezer-friendly container or ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bake as instructed.

  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: turkey rangoon, Chinese New Year recipe, baked rangoon

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