This egg roll in a bowl combines ground turkey with coleslaw mix and coconut aminos for a healthy meal that has flavor similar to an egg roll, minus the fried wrap.

You are in for a treat with this recipe! If you like the flavor of egg rolls, but like to keep things healthy and avoid fried foods, you’re going to love this simple egg roll in a bowl. It’s basically all the fillings you’d typically find in an egg roll, cooked and served up as a bowl meal.

I love a good bowl meal and this one definitely doesn’t disappoint. It’s a breeze to whip up (less than 30 mins) and so flavorful!

Ground poultry and coleslaw mix together in a bowl with chopsticks and topped with cilantro and lime.

What You Need:

  • ground turkey or ground chicken – the protein in this recipe is lean ground turkey or ground chicken. Just used whichever option you have on hand. They both work great!
  • fresh garlic – fresh garlic is key here for optimal flavor. Of course you can take a shortcut method and buy peeled garlic, jarred minced garlic or frozen crushed garlic cubes. I just wouldn’t recommend swapping the fresh garlic for garlic powder.
  • fresh ginger – fresh ginger gives this dish the best flavor. Mince the ginger yourself or buy frozen ginger cubes for easier prep. I always have them in the freezer.
  • vegetables – onion, coleslaw and green onions. The store-bought coleslaw mix is what makes this recipe so easy! You can use broccoli slaw instead of a cabbage-based slaw, but I prefer the cabbage!
  • toasted sesame oil – this adds a nutty flavor to the dish. I highly recommend using sesame oil but in pinch you can use another option in your pantry.
  • coconut aminos – coconut aminos are a salty fermented sauce similar to soy-sauce but made from coconut. They have a slightly sweeter flavor that I love. That said, feel free to use low-sodium tamari for a gluten-free option or reduced-sodium soy sauce if that’s what you have in your fridge! 
  • sambal oelek – also called Huy Fong chili paste or garlic chili sauce, this spicy condiment is a mainstay in Asian cooking. You can find it on the international aisle at your grocery store. If you don’t have sambal oelek, you can use sriracha instead. If you don’t want the dish to be spicy at all, simply omit it! If you like more flavor and spice, you can add more. I personally like adding 2-4 teaspoons.
  • sriracha – recommended for serving, but optional!

Where Are the Eggs?

Egg rolls get their name from the outer layer, which is a fried wrapper that has egg in the dough. There’s no actual eggs in the stuffing of egg rolls. That said, you can totally scramble an egg into this mixture if you’d like! It will add more protein and a bit of egg flavor. Just add the egg when you add the cooked meat back to the pan and toss until the egg is cooked through.

Customize Your Egg Roll Bowl

Feel free to make this egg roll bowl your own!

  • Want to add more vegetables? Go for it! Some ideas include frozen peas or corn, shredded carrots, chopped mushrooms  and/or finely sliced bell peppers. Pick your favorites and add them in!
  • Vegetarian option – use crumbled tofu or tempeh for a vegan option.
  • Different protein – I prefer to use a lean protein like ground turkey or chicken, but you can use ground pork or beef if that’s what you have on hand.

Ground chicken and chopped cabbage tossed with cilantro and b=topped with sriracha in a bowl. Chopsticks are on the side of the bowl.

Tips and Tricks for Easy Prep

  • Speed up the prep: bagged coleslaw mix makes this recipe so easy to whip up, but some other convenience items that save time include jarred minced garlic or frozen crushed garlic cubes, as well as, frozen crushed ginger! You could even buy pre-chopped onion if you really want to save time.
  • Meal prep: You can totally meal prep this recipe by making it as is or doubling it for more servings. Cook it completely and store individual servings in airtight containers. It’s an easy meal to bring to work or heat up for a busy weeknight. If I’m being honest, I’ve also eaten it cold, straight from the fridge.

Serving Ideas

Toppings: I like keeping the toppings for this bowl fresh and simple with green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds and sriracha. If you’re an aioli lover you can also mix sriracha with mayo for a spicy aioli to top this meal off with something creamy!

Cauliflower rice: You can totally serve the egg roll in a bowl straight up, but if you’re looking for more volume and veggies (without extra carbs) feel free to cook up some cauliflower rice and serve the egg roll in a bowl over top!

Ground poultry and coleslaw mix together in a bowl with chopsticks and topped with cilantro and lime.

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Ground poultry and coleslaw mix together in a bowl with chopsticks and topped with cilantro and lime.

Egg Roll in a Bowl


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 3
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This egg roll bowl combines lean protein with coleslaw mix and coconut aminos for a healthy meal that has flavor similar to an egg roll, minus the fried wrap.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated or minced
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow onion 
  • 24 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tablespoon)
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 12 – 14 oz packaged coleslaw mix (or broccoli slaw)
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut aminos (or low-sodium tamari or soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (also called Huy Fong chili paste) 
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • sriracha, for serving (optional)
  • sesame seeds and chopped cilantro, for garnish (optional)
  • cooked cauliflower rice, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook meat: Brown ground turkey or chicken in a large skillet. Break meat into smaller pieces as it cooks using a wooden spoon or spatula and season liberally with salt and pepper. Cook for about 6-8 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Cook veggies: In the same skillet over medium heat, add sesame oil. Once hot, add onion, garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Add coleslaw mix into the skillet. Toss and add coconut aminos and sambal oelek. Cook for another 3-5 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add cooked meat back to the pan. Taste and add more coconut aminos or sambal, if needed.
  3. Serve: Portion into bowls and top each with green onions and a drizzle of sriracha, sesame seeds and cilantro. Feel free to serve over cooked cauliflower rice for more volume and veggies.

Notes

  • Coconut aminos – feel free to use low-sodium tamari for a gluten-free option or reduced-sodium soy sauce if that’s what you have in your fridge! 
  • Sambal oelek – also called Huy Fong chili paste or garlic chili sauce, this spicy condiment is a mainstay in Asian cooking. You can find it on the international aisle at your grocery store. If you don’t have sambal oelek, you can use sriracha instead. If you don’t want the dish to be spicy at all, simply omit it! If you like more flavor and spice, you can add more. I usually do 2-4 teaspoons!
  • Add an egg – This recipe doesn’t call for eggs, but if you want to amp up the protein you can add an egg when you add the cooked meat back to the pan and toss until the egg is cooked through.
  • Servings – The recipe serves 3, but if we’re really hungry we can eat the whole meal between 2 people, especially if we don’t serve it with cauliflower rice. If you’re serving a family of 4 or want leftovers for lunch the next day, I would definitely double the recipe.
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 of recipe
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 393mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Cholesterol: 104mg

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    96 comments
    1. Robyn
      April 11, 2021 AT 5:36 pm

      love love love this recipe! easy, quick and delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 12, 2021 AT 12:21 pm

        Yay! So glad you loved this recipe, Robyn! Thanks for the review 🙂

    2. Kristin
      April 2, 2021 AT 11:05 pm

      I made this for dinner tonight. It was amazing!! We definitely will be making this regularly.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 3, 2021 AT 11:45 pm

        So glad you loved this, Kristin. Thanks of making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    3. Martine
      March 30, 2021 AT 6:42 pm

      Very nice idea and quick to put together… I did it with low sodium soy sauce; next time I’d be curious to try it with coconut aminos to see if the taste is different and maybe play with the spices a bit. I will do it again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 30, 2021 AT 11:49 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for the review, Martine. I so appreciate it!

    4. Sophie
      March 23, 2021 AT 12:24 pm

      I love how easy and delicious this is! We added some broccoli for some extra volume. Made it for the second week in a row, will be on regular rotation, thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 23, 2021 AT 1:51 pm

        Yay!! So glad this recipe has been a hit! Thanks for the review, Sophie. I appreciate it. 🙂

    5. Alex
      March 11, 2021 AT 6:48 pm

      Seriously so easy, and so delicious!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 12, 2021 AT 1:26 am

        So glad you loved this recipe. Thanks for the review, Alex. I appreciate it. 🙂

    6. Katie
      March 8, 2021 AT 8:30 pm

      A hit with the whole family! Thanks for this healthy, delicious and easy meal idea!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 8, 2021 AT 11:42 pm

        I’m so glad it was a hit with the fam! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    7. Lauren
      February 28, 2021 AT 6:33 pm

      Why did I wait so long to make this recipe? It is so delicious and so easy. Will definitely be making again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:16 pm

        Ahh yay! So glad you loved it, Lauren. Thanks for making my recipe and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    8. Stephanie
      February 23, 2021 AT 8:41 pm

      Why am I not surprised that this recipe is so yummy? I love the simplicity of it and how flavorful it is. It MADE my Tuesday night! I didn’t even have everything to make it to a “T” and it was still delicious. Thanks – again – for another great option to add to my regularly meal plans.

    9. Lore
      February 21, 2021 AT 7:11 pm

      Easy, healthy and flavorful!

    10. Maryline
      February 16, 2021 AT 10:22 am

      Love this recipe! Is it possible to make double batch and freeze some?
      Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 16, 2021 AT 9:24 pm

        You can definitely make a double batch! I haven’t tried freezing it, so I’m not sure how it would turn out after thawing it, but I would imagine it’d be fine. Let me know if you try it!

    11. Emily
      February 15, 2021 AT 6:44 pm

      Ohh love this dinner recipe! Super quick and easy but also really flavorful. We added rice as a base but it would be great with or without. It’s a really tasty, light dinner and a great weeknight go-to. Thanks so much EBF!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 15, 2021 AT 7:43 pm

        Woo!! So glad you loved this recipe, Emily!! Thanks so much for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    12. Julie
      February 14, 2021 AT 4:22 pm

      New week night favorite! I added a side of rice noodles with some peanut sauce so extra oomph for growing boys. Quiet at the dinner table is unheard of- except when everyone is scarfing this down!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 14, 2021 AT 7:09 pm

        Woo!! So glad this recipe was a hit. Thanks for coming back to leave a review, Julie. I so appreciate it!

    13. Claudine
      January 21, 2021 AT 9:20 pm

      This is the 3rd recipe I’ve tried from EBF and once again, didn’t disappoint! Hubby loved it! Definitely keeping this one in the rotation. The whole thing, without prepping ahead of time, came together in 30 minutes. Winner! Trying another recipe tomorrow, can’t wait. I’ve been telling everyone I know about this website especially my vegetarian and vegan friends who are all looking for something delish and new to add to their menu plan. Thanks Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 24, 2021 AT 8:38 pm

        Woo!! This makes me so happy to hear. I’m pumped to hear this recipe was a hit. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    14. Kelly Hammond
      January 21, 2021 AT 7:10 pm

      So good and easy and QUICK! Hit with the whole family.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 24, 2021 AT 8:39 pm

        Woo!! So glad this recipe was a hit with your family. Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

    15. Brittney
      January 21, 2021 AT 12:23 am

      I have made this recipe several times, and it has never disappointed! It’s super quick, healthy, and delicious! Leftovers are great too! Highly recommend trying 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 21, 2021 AT 6:37 pm

        Woo! This makes me so happy to hear, Brittney! I really appreciate you coming back to leave a comment and star rating as well!

    16. Kathleen
      January 17, 2021 AT 10:51 am

      I was looking forward to making this recipe because it looks so good. Unfortunately, something in the recipe (perhaps the coconut aminos) did not agree with me and I had stomach cramps for two days with an insatiable need for water.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2021 AT 7:03 pm

        So sorry to hear that, Kathleen! I wonder what it could have been. If you don’t have issues with soy you could sub in the coconut aminos for tamari or soy sauce in the future.

    17. Jessica
      January 15, 2021 AT 6:12 pm

      This recipe is simple and flavourful! I used tofu in place of meat and it turned out great.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2021 AT 7:56 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jessica. Thanks for the review, I so appreciate it!

    18. Melissa
      December 17, 2020 AT 6:45 pm

      I really enjoyed this recipe. It was very easy to make but flavorful. I’ll add it to my meal rotation.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 17, 2020 AT 7:11 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this dish, Melissa! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    19. Wendy S
      December 9, 2020 AT 12:25 pm

      This is a great recipe. Very easy. I’ve never bought Sambal, thanks for the introduction! I used ground chicken and also added scrambled eggs. I served this over brown rice. Warm and yummy dinner!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 10, 2020 AT 12:29 am

        So glad this recipe was a hit, Wendy!! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    20. Anna S
      November 16, 2020 AT 6:36 pm

      So delicious! I left out the meat and subbed in mushrooms to make it vegan. It was so goooooodddd!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 17, 2020 AT 6:35 pm

        Woo!! So glad this recipe turned out for you, Anna. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it. 🙂

    21. Manda
      November 12, 2020 AT 9:48 pm

      Amazing!!! This dish was absolutely delicious I added sweet chilli sauce and really gave it a sweet taste. Well done AGAIN!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 13, 2020 AT 4:01 pm

        Woo!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Amanda. Thanks so much for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it. 🙂

    22. Jillian
      November 9, 2020 AT 8:28 pm

      We LOVE this meal! It has made it into our weekly rotation for over a month. Our 14- month old loves it too— we just add the sambal oelek at the table instead of into the main dish! This is quick, easy, flavorful, and worth making again and again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 10, 2020 AT 5:14 pm

        Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. I’m glad this recipe has been a hit with your family, Jillian. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to come back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    23. Jenna
      October 27, 2020 AT 7:39 am

      This is amazing! I had a friend over for dinner and made this and we both liked it so much that she asked for the recipe so she could make it for her boyfriend. I used chili garlic sauce in place of the samba oelek

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 27, 2020 AT 4:24 pm

        Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! So glad this recipe was a hit. Thanks for coming back to leave a review, Jenna – I so appreciate it!

    24. Julie
      October 23, 2020 AT 6:12 pm

      I made this tonight and it’s seriously good! I made it exactly as written and it’s perfect- I even managed to find the sambal oelek at my grocery store (hadn’t heard of it before). I’ll be making this again! (I also made your 5 ingredient peanut butter cups for dessert- another winner!)
      Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 24, 2020 AT 3:59 pm

        Woo!! So glad this recipe was a hit, Julie. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    25. Lorraine Mccullough
      October 21, 2020 AT 3:38 pm

      This recipe is absolutely fantastic. It has become a weekly weeknight staple for our household because I can quickly cook and assemble. The flavors are absolutely delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 21, 2020 AT 9:13 pm

        Woo!! I love hearing that, Lorraine. So glad this recipe has been a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

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