The Starving Chef Recipe: Crab Rangoon Pizza

Dsc 1032
Two worlds deliciously collide.

By Felicia Vargo, The Starving Chef

Can’t make up your mind between pizza night and Chinese take-out? This recipe asks, “Why not have both?”

Crab Rangoon Pizza

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 8 servings


1 lb. pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
2 packages crab chunks
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
4 green onion, chopped + more for topping
1 T soy sauce
1 T toasted sesame oil
1 t dried black garlic
1 t Worcestershire sauce
½ t fish sauce
1 t dried ginger
½ C shredded parmesan cheese
½ C shredded mozzarella cheese + more as needed
1 T bacon, cooked & crumbled
Corn meal, as needed for pizza stone
Pizza stone
Thai ginger chili sauce, for dipping

Here’s How
  1. Preheat the pizza stone for one hour at 425 F. Let the pizza dough come to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the crab, cream cheese, chopped green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, dried black garlic, Worcestershire sauce, fish sauce and ginger. Stir until the crab is broken up and everything is mixed together. Lightly stir in the parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface until it is about a quarter-inch thick and about 14 inches round. Use your knuckles to create dimples in the surface of the dough.
  4. If using a pizza stone, dust a pizza peel with corn meal and lay the dough on top. Alternatively, if you don’t have a peel, carefully remove the pizza stone from the oven and place it on a heat-proof surface.
  5. Spread as much of the crab and cheese filling on top of the pizza dough as desired. Top with the crumbled bacon and any remaining mozzarella cheese. Slide the pizza into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the crust is puffed up and golden brown.
  6. Remove the pizza from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes prior to cutting, to set the cheese and toppings. Serve with a side of Thai ginger chili sauce and top with green onions, as desired. Enjoy!

Like The Starving Chef on Facebook and subscribe on YouTube for weekly recipes. Find this recipe, and many others, on

Categories: Food & Dining