Ditch the deep fryer and get snacking with my go-to recipe for Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons that are shatteringly crispy, loaded with flavor and take just 15 minutes to prep.

Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons on a plate with a small ramekin containing soy sauce next to a small bowl containing sweet chili sauce

Few snacks are as satisfying on the flavor and texture fronts as cream cheese wontons. If they’re on a restaurant menu, I’m ordering them 10 out of 10 times. The combination of crispy wonton wrappers and tangy cream cheese filling, plus the inevitable dunk in sweet and sour sauce leads to a snack home run.

Now you can skip the deep-frying and leave the oil behind because it’s the air fryer to the rescue!

A top-down view of wonton wrappers topped with cream cheese mixture next to a small bowl containing egg wash mixture

Cream Cheese Wonton Filling

This simple snack or appetizer packs big flavor in every crispy bite. The cream cheese filling is flavored with scallions, soy sauce and garlic. Sealing the filling inside wonton wrappers takes minutes and can even be done up to a day ahead of time.

Like most air fryer recipes, the only oil comes in the form of cooking spray, which ensures a golden brown color and a perfect crunch.

Dipping Sauce for Cream Cheese Wontons

Sweet and sour sauce or sweet chili sauce are great options to balance out the savory flavor profile of this snack. If you’re looking to stick with something more soy sauce-based, I like a simple combination of soy sauce, black vinegar, scallions, sesame seeds, and if you’re up for some heat, a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.

An air fryer basket containing crispy wontons

Air Fryer Temperature for Cream Cheese Wontons

The key to crispy wontons and a warm, melty cream cheese center comes down to the air fryer temperature. Preheating the air fryer to 360°F leads to hot and crispy cream cheese wontons in less than 10 minutes.

Don’t forget to complete your takeout-fakeout feast with more top-rated snacks, including Crispy Chicken Egg Rolls, Easy Chicken Potstickers and more.

A plate piled with crispy Cream Cheese Wontons and a small bowl of soy sauce next to a bowl filled with sweet chili sauce
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Appetizer

Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons

Ditch the deep fryer and get snacking with my go-to recipe for Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons that are shatteringly crispy, loaded with flavor and take just 15 minutes to prep.
4.25 from 4 votes
Air Fryer Cream Cheese Wontons on a plate with a small ramekin containing soy sauce next to a small bowl containing sweet chili sauce
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 18 wontons

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temp
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped scallions 
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking Spray
  • Sweet chili sauce, for dipping (optional)

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, scallions, soy sauce and garlic powder. 
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk the egg. 
  • Arrange the wonton wrappers on your work surface. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture into the center of each wonton wrapper. Wet your finger in the egg mixture then trace around the edges of the wontons. To seal the wontons, fold the four corners up to meet in the center, pressing along the seams. (See Kelly’s Note.)
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F. 
  • Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with cooking spray then arrange a portion of the wontons in a single layer so that they aren’t touching in the basket. Spray the wontons with cooking spray. Air fry the wontons for 8 to 10 minutes.

Kelly’s Note:

  • Your wonton shapes can be as simple or as intricate as you’d like! To keep them simple, fold one corner diagonally toward the opposite corner. This will make triangular wontons.
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Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 131mg, Potassium: 35mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 194IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    These were delicious! Super easy to make- my family said they taste better than the ones they get at restaurants!

    I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, and may use a touch less next time. But I highly recommend!!

  2. 5 stars
    These were very easy to make, made a fancy presentation and tasted really good.
    I put them out to have something for our kids to eat as they arrived at our beach house for the weekend. They loved them. They looked like something I spent a few hours on but they literally took minutes. They turned out exactly like the picture. I’ll be taking them to the next neighborhood gathering. Thanks for the recipe.