Ditch the fryer, and savor the flavor! Egg Roll In A Bowl is a lighter, one-skillet meal infused with Asian spices, seasoned meat, and crisp veggies. You’ll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes!

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What Is An Egg Roll Bowl?

An egg roll bowl is a deconstructed version of an Asian-inspired egg roll turned meal sans the fried wrapper. This single skillet meal is usually packed with ground meat, like pork or chicken, fresh shredded cabbage, carrots, and a mix of fragrant seasonings and spices. 

You might also find signature bowl recipes with bell peppers, onions, and splashes of umami-based fish sauce and/or hot sauce to give it that extra kick.

Why We Love A Deconstructed Egg Roll Recipe

A full-flavored and satisfying meal for healthier eating or anytime you want to mix it up with the flavors of the Orient. This egg roll bowl recipe is a wonderfully balanced meat and veggie-packed bowl meal!

  • Quick and Easy: This deconstructed version saves time with simple preparation, making it a perfect weeknight dinner option.
  • Saves Calories: An egg roll bowl is a lower carb, lower fat option with traditional flavors and none of the fat from deep-fried egg rolls. 
  • Saves Clean up: A one-skillet meal makes clean-up a snap.
  • Flavorful Fusion: Soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and a touch of rice vinegar create a bold flavor; you’ll forget it’s a smarter meal approach. 
  • Meal Prep Friendly: Prepare a large batch in advance for easy lunches or dinners throughout the week, keeping your meals convenient and satisfying.
ingredients for one pan Egg Roll Bowl

Ingredients Needed

For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Sesame Oil – a strong, distinctly flavored oil with delicious, nutty, and earthy tones. A little goes a long way and has a powerful influence on the taste of a dish.  
  • Red Onion – diced
  • Garlic – minced
  • Ground Ginger – check the potency of your ginger, it loses a lot of its vibrancy when not stored properly.  
  • Ground Pork – ground chicken, turkey, or ground round will also work.
  • Sriracha – is a thickened, sweeter hot sauce from Thailand. Think Ketchup meets Chalupa sauce. 
  • Bagged Coleslaw Mix – a pre-shredded mix of red and green cabbage and grated carrots, easily found in the refrigerated section of your local grocer.
  • Red Bell Peppers – thinly sliced 
  • Matchstick Carrots (you can skip if your coleslaw mix has carrots) 
  • Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Salt And Black Pepper – to taste
  • (optional sauce) SWEET: hoisin, sweet and sour, or Bang Bang Sauce 
  • (optional sauce) SPICY: Sriracha, hot sauce, or sweet chili sauce
  • Optional Garnish – sliced green onions, sesame seeds, and wonton strips (I like to use all 3)

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7 Simple Steps To Make An Egg Roll In A Bowl

To get this super savory, super delicious egg roll-in-a-bowl recipe on the table in less than 30 minutes, you just need a large skillet and a few pretty serving bowls. Here are a few easy steps to an Asian-inspired low-carb meal.

When you are baking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

  1. Heat sesame oil; sauté onion.
  2. Add garlic and ginger; cook briefly.
  3. Brown pork with Sriracha.
  4. Mix in coleslaw, peppers, and carrots.
  5. Pour soy sauce and vinegar; season.
  6. Cook until cabbage softens.
  7. Serve in bowls; add sauce and garnish if desired.
deconstructed Egg Roll Bowl

Build A Better Bowl: Egg Roll Bowl Additions

  • Crispy toppings – Chopped peanuts, fried wonton strips, sesame seeds, scallions, or chow mein noodles add crunchy texture and nutty flavor.
  • Fresh vegetables – Shredded broccoli or Brussels sprouts, cukes, sprouts, or radishes offer a refreshing crunch and counterbalance the savory flavors.
  • Greens and Salads – A side of leafy greens with Honey Sesame Dressing, Chinese (broccoli) Slaw, or a sweet salad side like Ambrosia or Watergate (Pistachio) Salad.
  • Pickled vegetables – Kimchi, quick-pickled onions, or fermented vegetables add a tangy, briny element and probiotics. (I like to add these more as a small, colorful garnish and serve the rest in a bowl if anyone wants more.)
  • Grains or Noodles – Large appetites? Serve deconstructed egg rolls over fragrant rice, quinoa, or ramen noodles.
  • Veggie Add-ins – Riced cauliflower, spinach, or chopped kale.
  • Plant Protein – Edamame, tofu, or roasted chickpeas for extra fiber plant-based options for vegetarian diets. 
  • Eggs – Scramble some eggs for extra protein into your egg roll mix, or add sliced hard-boiled eggs on top with your garnish.
  • Dipping Sauces – A few go-to flavors are classic egg roll dipping sauces like Yum-Yum sauce, duck sauce, or hoisin sauce.
  • Added Gusto – Tabasco, chili oil, red pepper flakes, or soy sauce with lime juice can kick an egg roll in a bowl meal up a notch.
Egg Roll in a Bowl served in white bowls with chopsticks

Storage

Leftovers? Once your egg roll in a bowl has cooled down, just pop it into a sealed container—something airtight. (Even a plastic zipper bag will do.) It’ll stay fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

When you’re ready for round two, a quick zap in the microwave or a warm-up on the stove will do the trick!

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FAQs

Is an egg roll in a bowl meal healthier than regular egg rolls?

Deconstructed egg rolls in a bowl are a healthier option than the classic egg roll, but it’s not a given. While we skip the deep-fried wrap, you control the ingredients shaping the dish. Aim for lean protein, vibrant veggies, and healthier add-ins. Go easy on store-bought dipping sauces, as they can be high in fat and sugar. You can easily craft a balanced and more nutritious one-bowl meal by paying attention to the ingredients.

Is this egg roll in a bowl recipe suitable for meal prepping?

Definitely! It’s a great meal prep option. You can make a large batch ahead of time, portion it out into individual containers, and keep them in the fridge to pull out when you need a quick and easy meal throughout the week. It reheats well, making it a convenient choice for busy schedules.

What is the difference between an egg roll and a spring roll?

Egg rolls are the big, crispy ones you usually find fried and filled with a hearty mix of cabbage, meat, and spices. Spring rolls are more delicate, often fresh or lightly fried, with a thinner wrapper and lighter fillings like shrimp or tofu.

What can I use instead of soy sauce?

If you’re thinking about swapping out soy sauce, here are some alternatives you might like:

  • Tamari: A Japanese soy sauce that’s often gluten-free and tastes pretty similar to regular soy sauce.
  • Coconut Aminos: Made from coconut sap, this one’s a bit sweeter and has less sodium than soy sauce.
  • Fish Sauce: Adds a salty kick to dishes. Just be careful—it’s strong, so you don’t need much.
  • Oyster Sauce: Gives dishes a rich, savory flavor and a lot of umami. It’s a bit thicker and sweeter than soy sauce.
one pan Egg Roll Bowl served in white bowls with chop sticks

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    Egg Roll In A Bowl

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes

    Ditch the fryer, and savor the flavor! Egg Roll In A Bowl is a lighter, one-skillet meal infused with Asian spices, seasoned meat, and crisp veggies. You'll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes!

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 small red onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 pound ground pork
    • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
    • 1 bag (14 oz) coleslaw mix
    • 2 red bell peppers, sliced thinly
    • 1 bag (10 oz) matchstick carrots
    • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
    • Salt and black pepper to taste
    • Optional Sauces: SWEET: hoisin, sweet and sour or Bang Bang Sauce or SPICY: Sriracha, hot sauce, or sweet chili sauce
    • Optional Garnish: sliced green onions, sesame seeds, and wonton strips (I like to use all 3)

    Instructions

    1. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add red onion, and cook 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ground pork and Sriracha. Continue cooking. Brown and crumble the pork until fully cooked, about 7-10 minutes.
    2. Add coleslaw mix, bell peppers, carrots, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, salt, and pepper, to skillet and stir until well combined. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes.
    3. Scoop into serving bowls, drizzle with sauce of choice, and garnish, if desired.

    Notes

  • You can use ground turkey, chicken, or beef
  • Add scrambled eggs for more protein
  • STORAGE

    Leftovers? Once your egg roll in a bowl has cooled down, just pop it into a sealed container—something airtight. (Even a plastic zipper bag will do.) It’ll stay fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

    When you’re ready for round two, a quick zap in the microwave or a warm-up on the stove will do the trick!

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 553mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 31g

    Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used and are just estimates. We encourage, especially if these numbers are important to you, to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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