This recipe for Egg Roll in a Bowl is an easy and flavorful twist on the classic egg roll, featuring the same wonderful flavors but served in a bowl. Made in under 20 minutes, this is an ideal dish to add to your weeknight meal plan.
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Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
This is a rock star recipe you’re going to want to keep on hand. We love this recipe because it saves so much time in the kitchen and is budget-friendly. My kids devour it when I serve it for dinner and I usually make a double batch so we have leftovers for lunch.
If this is your first time hearing about this dish, think of it as a deconstructed egg roll. It has all those same wonderful flavors, but it’s served in a bowl instead of an egg roll wrapper. This delicious dish is filled with an irresistible combination of ground pork, tender cabbage, and a super flavorful homemade Asian sauce. It’s easy to make and is ready in just 20 minutes, making it perfect for a weeknight meal the whole family will devour.
The flavors in this egg roll in a bowl recipe are so much better than takeout from any restaurant, but you can tailor any of the ingredients to suit your preferences. Another bonus is that it’s awesome to heat up the next day. You can double the batch for an easy meal prep option. If you love Asian food that you can make in your own kitchen, you should also try this Easy Egg Fried Rice and this Mongolian Ramen Noodles Beef Stir Fry.
Why We Love This Recipe
- Budget-friendly – Ground pork and a package of coleslaw are the two main inexpensive ingredients. The rest of the ingredients you probably have on hand.
- Delicious flavor – This recipe has all the great flavors of a traditional egg roll, minus the fried wrapper.
- Easy recipe – Made with a handful of simple ingredients, this is an easy dinner recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.
- Large skillet or wok
- Wooden spoon
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Serving bowls
- Veggie grater
- Ground pork – you can use any type of mild or spicy sausage you prefer.
- Yellow onion, sliced – you can use white or red onion as well. Or, omit it altogether if you’re not an onion fan.
- Fresh garlic cloves, minced – you can also use minced garlic in the jar.
- Fresh ginger grated – fresh ginger root works best, but you can use a little ground ginger if you can’t find fresh at the grocery store.
- Pre-made coleslaw mix or broccoli slaw mix – you can use the mix or a bag of angel hair cabbage with a bag of matchstick carrots. Just don’t use any sauces that may come in the bag.
- Low-sodium soy sauce – you can use regular soy sauce or coconut aminos.
- Sesame oil- adds tons of Asian flavor, but you can use olive oil or any oil of your choice.
- Apple cider vinegar – feel free to swap for red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, or rice wine vinegar.
- Chopped green onions and cilantro – used as optional garnishes for the dish before serving.
- Kosher salt and black pepper – added to taste to season the ingredients.
How to Make Egg Roll Bowls
Step One: Brown the Sausage
- Brown the pork in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks. Drain the fat.
Step Two: Add the Veggies
- Add the onions, garlic, ginger, and the bag of coleslaw mix to the cooked meat.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the cabbage is tender.
Tip: If you choose to slice your own cabbage, you’ll want to use a kitchen mandolin or food processor to make it a little easier to get a fine shred.
Step Three: Mix in the Sauce Ingredients
- Stir in low sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, and apple cider vinegar. Cook for another minute or two.
Step Four: Garnish and Serve
- Divide into bowls and garnish with green onions and cilantro. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
Easy Egg Roll Bowl Variations and Add-ins
- Meat – Next time, you can experiment with lean ground turkey, ground chicken, lean ground beef, or a combination of any ground meat.
- Sauce ingredients – You can add more Asian flavor with a little duck sauce, sweet chili sauce, or hoisin sauce, which are all tasty options.
- Other toppings – Finish the dish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, a drizzle of Sriracha sauce, or sliced fried wonton wrappers.
- Other veggies – Sliced mushrooms, thinly sliced bell peppers, water chestnuts, and bean sprouts are all good options.
What to Serve with Eggroll in a Bowl?
This is a great recipe to serve as a full meal, just as it is. But if you can make it stretch a little by serving it over brown rice, white rice, or this Instant pot Jasmine Rice. To keep this a low-carb egg roll bowl, you can also serve it with cauliflower rice. It’s also delicious served with a simple, crisp salad or a side of grilled vegetables.
What Type of Meat Should I Use?
We use ground pork, which is traditional in an egg roll, but you could substitute with any ground meat. You can also try a mixture of half pork and half ground beef if you want.
How Do I Store Leftovers?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. You can reheat the leftovers in a large skillet over medium-low heat or reheat them in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave until warmed through.
Can Egg Roll in a Bowl Be Frozen?
It sure can. To freeze your egg roll in a bowl, simply transfer the ingredients to an airtight freezer-safe container. It will freeze well for up to 3 months.
Are Egg Roll Bowls Spicy?
No. There is nothing in the list of ingredients that is spicy, making it perfect for the kids. If you want to add a little bit of heat, a pinch of red pepper flakes or a couple of dashes of hot sauce will give it great flavor without being overly spicy.
More Delicious Dinner Ideas
- Slow Cooker Pickle Chicken
- Homemade Chicken Alfredo
- Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs
- Leftover Turkey Casserole
- Fajita Burgers
- Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pasta Shells
- Beef and Broccoli
- Easy Taco Bake with Crescent Rolls
Egg Roll in a Bowl
- 1 ½ pounds ground pork
- 1 yellow onion sliced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger grated
- 12 ounces broccoli slaw or coleslaw package without the dressing
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 green onions chopped for garnish
- fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
- kosher salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- Brown the pork in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks. Drain the fat.1 ½ pounds ground pork
- Add the onions, garlic, ginger, and coleslaw mix. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.1 yellow onion, 3 cloves garlic, 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, 12 ounces broccoli slaw or coleslaw package
- Stir in soy sauce, sesame oil, and apple cider vinegar. Cook for 1 minute more.¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Divide into bowls and garnish with green onions and cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.2 green onions, fresh chopped cilantro
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