Egg Roll in a Bowl

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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!

Egg roll in a bowl served with rice.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Has all the flavors of egg rolls minus the fried dough!
  • Comes together in under 30 minutes!
  • Great for meal prep!
  • Low-carb, gluten-free and can easily be made vegetarian or vegan!
Ingredients measured out to make an Egg Roll in a Bowl: coleslaw mix, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, sambal oelek, ground turkey, onion, coconut aminos and green onions.

Ingredients Needed

  • ground turkey or ground chicken the protein in this recipe is lean ground turkey or ground chicken. Just use 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 mix 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 one!
  • 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 like olive oil or avocado oil.
  • 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 low-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!
Collage of four photos showing the steps to make Egg Roll in a Bowl, cooking the ground turkey and adding the coleslaw mix.

How to Make

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.

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.

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.

A sauté pan containing egg roll in a bowl. A wooden serving spoon rests in the pan.

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 are 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.

Egg roll in a bowl served with rice. A fork is scooping a bite.

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 scrambled eggs or 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 ground beef if that’s what you have on hand.

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.
Egg roll in a bowl served with rice. A fork is scooping a bite.

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!

A bowl containing egg roll in a bowl served with rice.

How to Store Leftovers

This egg roll in a bowl recipe stores really well in the fridge! It should last 4-5 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container. When you’re ready to enjoy, heat it up over the stovetop or in the microwave.

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

5 from 125 votes
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.
Egg roll in a bowl served with rice.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated or minced
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-4 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
 

  • 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.
    Ground turkey cooking in a sauté pan.
  • 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.
    Veggies cooking in a sauté pan.
  • Add cooked meat back to the pan. Taste and add more coconut aminos or sambal, if needed.
    Egg roll in a bowl in a sauté pan after cooking.
  • 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.

Video

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/3 of recipe Calories: 325kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 32g Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 104mg Sodium: 393mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 8g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: egg roll in a bowl

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    145 comments
    1. Kim Wilson
      January 30, 2023 AT 6:50 pm

      5 stars
      I made the Egg Roll in a bowl tonight. It turned out great. I made it with brown rice instead of cauliflower rice because I didn’t have cauliflower. The flavors were perfect and it was very filling!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 31, 2023 AT 1:32 pm

        Yess! Loving this recipe for a quick and easy dinner. I am so glad you are enjoying this recipe, Kim. Thank you so much for your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

    2. Nicole Colborn
      January 25, 2023 AT 8:26 am

      5 stars
      Just made this the other day. One of my favs!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 25, 2023 AT 2:59 pm

        Excellent. I am excited to hear that you are loving this recipe, Nicole. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

    3. Jackie
      January 15, 2023 AT 6:21 pm

      5 stars
      I was searching for a good lunch recipe and found this. This recipe came together quickly and was so easy to make. I will definitely be keeping this in the rotation!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 16, 2023 AT 10:37 am

        Yess! I am so glad that you are loving this recipe, Jackie! Quick, easy and so delicious. Thank you so much for your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

    4. Haily
      January 15, 2023 AT 2:29 pm

      5 stars
      I’m just learning to cook so I like to stick to simple and quick meals. This recipe is just that with TONS of flavor. This is going to be a staple weeknight meal for me. Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 16, 2023 AT 10:44 am

        This is amazing, Haily! I am so glad that you are loving this quick, easy and delicious meal. Thanks for you review + star rating, it means so much to me!

    5. Chelsy
      January 12, 2023 AT 10:15 am

      5 stars
      This is one of my favorite recipes! So easy, healthy, and delicious! I did add the egg this time and it was good! I also added the cauliflower rice in right when the onions were about done. The rice had more flavor and was apart of the recipe.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 12, 2023 AT 10:35 am

        Ahhh yess! I love that you are enjoying this recipe, Chelsy! It is such a delicious one and the egg is such a great addition. Thank you so much for your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

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