“Egg roll in a bowl” is an egg roll filling turned into a main dish! Ready in 15 minutes from start to finish and so full of flavor! Healthy, low-carb, gluten-free and tastes AMAZING!
OMG this stuff is so good! You’ll want scrape the bowl totally clean! If you like egg rolls, you will love egg roll in a bowl! And if you are looking to make real Chinese egg rolls (with wrapper and all), check out my homemade egg roll recipe!
This dish is also sometimes called “inside out egg roll”, because it’s basically like an egg roll without the wrapper! Not only is it much quicker to make than regular egg rolls (as you don’t have to spend time wrapping the filling in a wrapper, sealing the wrapper and frying the egg roll), but it’s also so much healthier! If you are on a gluten-free or low-carb diet, egg roll in a bowl is a perfect meal for you and it doesn’t contain gluten and has virtually no carbs! This is a perfect keto meal!
The ingredients for egg roll in a bowl are the same as the filling for regular egg rolls – ground meat, coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots), soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic and ginger. Everything is cooked on a frying pan and ready in less than 15 minutes from start to finish! This is one of the quickest and easiest dinners you’ll ever make!
To keep it super easy and convenient, I use packaged coleslaw mix, so you don’t have to chop anything 🙂 All you have to do is open the bag and dump the contents into a frying pan! Of course, you can make it totally from scratch by shredding fresh cabbage and carrots in a food processor.
Classic egg rolls are made with ground pork or ground chicken. I’ve also made this recipe with ground turkey, it tasted really yummy too! Egg roll in a bowl reheats very well, you can make it in advance and reheat it to enjoy later. This is a great recipe for meal prep, you can divide it in meal prep containers for healthy lunches and dinners throughout the week! You can even freeze it for later!
How To Make Egg Roll In A Bowl
Making egg roll in a bowl is extremely easy! All you need to do is to brown a pound of ground meat in a frying pan, then throw in a bag of coleslaw mix and a sauce made by mixing soy sauce, minced garlic, sesame oil and ground ginger (see the printable recipe card on the bottom of this article for the exact ingredient proportions). Cook the meat together with the coleslaw mix and a sauce for another 5 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked through. Your egg roll in a bowl is ready! Sprinkle it with chopped green onions and enjoy!
If you like egg roll in a bowl, you will also love these easy recipes:
How To Make Egg Rolls – not just the egg roll filling, but the real authentic Chinese egg rolls made at home! So easy to make and so crispy!
Best Ever Coleslaw Recipe – if you have another bag of coleslaw mix, use it up to make this epic homemade coleslaw!
Cauliflower Fried Rice – the healthiest alternative to real fried rice! It tastes amazing, you just have to try it to believe it!
Turkey Spinach Meatballs – so healthy and taste delicious! Just roll into meatballs and bake in the oven!
Spicy Garlic Roasted Eggplant – this is my favorite way of eating eggplant! These spicy garlic slices are so addictive!
- 1 lb ground pork, turkey or chicken
- 1 package (16 oz) coleslaw mix
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame or vegetable oil
- ½ bunch green onions, chopped (for garnish)
- Put soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic and ginger in the cup and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Spray a large non-stick frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add ground pork and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Add the coleslaw mix and the sauce from a cup to the frying pan and stir to combine with the meat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the frying pan and serve. Garnish with chopped green onions.