If you haven’t heard of an egg roll in a bowl, you’re in for a treat! This delicious and savory dish is full of all of your favorite flavors of an egg roll without having to stuff the wrapper. It’s quick, easy, and makes the BEST leftovers. You will want to make this recipe again and again!
I definitely love my egg rolls! They are so fun to make and full of flavor. The best part is they are also full of vegetables that my kids actually love! A few that I love right now are Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls, or these yummy Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and these fun Strawberry Cheesecake Egg Rolls for dessert!
Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a HUGE egg roll fan! They are so fun, and I love all of the dips and flavor combinations you can create. But sometimes, I don’t have time to individually wrap each egg roll in the wrapper and cook them (although I have a few air fryer egg roll recipes that make the cooking part a breeze!). So when I am in a hurry, this egg roll in a bowl recipe is my go-to! It’s so simple and delicious, and you can change out a lot of the ingredients to customize this recipe to what flavors you are in the mood for.
So what is an egg roll in a bowl? The name really says it all! It’s all the yummy stuffings of an egg roll without the wrapper. It is similar to a stir fry, and is so simple and delicious that you’ll be hooked on this meal! My favorite part is I can make a really yummy dinner in just 10 minutes that feeds my whole family. And they absolutely love this meal. It’s a busy mom win-win!
Egg Roll in a Bowl Ingredients
Fresh ingredients always taste best, which is why this recipe is full of fresh seasonings and veggies. You can buy certain things pre-cut, which will speed up prep time! As you get familiar with this dish, start switching out ingredients to play with the flavor profile! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.
- Sesame Oil: Sesame oil adds that traditional flavor that you love to your egg roll and is a must in this dish!
- Onion: I recommend mincing them for this recipe so that the flavor is distributed evenly throughout the meal.
- Garlic: Garlic adds so much flavor and takes this recipe to the next level!
- Fresh Ginger: Fresh garlic is always the most flavorful, but you could use powdered if you are in a pinch.
- Ground Turkey: I used 1 pound of uncooked ground turkey in this recipe. If you don’t like turkey, you can use ground beef or pork instead!
- Soy sauce: I added soy sauce at the end as a finishing sauce on this dish. It was amazing!
- Prepared coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrot mixture): I just bought a bag of pre-cut cabbage and carrot mix, which is sold as a pre-made coleslaw mix at the grocery store.
- Salt and Pepper: To taste, but because soy sauce has sodium, you could leave out the salt if you felt like it.
- Chopped green onions: I served these on top of the dish as a garnish. It adds a nice bright, fresh flavor and a beautiful pop of color!
- Sesame seeds (for garnish): Because you already added sesame oil, you could leave this out if you wanted to. I personally love adding a sprinkle of sesame seeds for garnish after I have plated this dish for additional texture and flavor.
How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl
Get ready to have a new favorite meal! This recipe is so simple, and it comes together in just 10 minutes. It’s even full of vegetables to keep it balanced and a well-rounded dinner.
- Heat the Seasonings: In a large skillet or wok, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent.
- Add and Cook: Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and then cook an additional 30 seconds.
- Cook the Meat: Cook the ground turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Try to keep the ground turkey in bigger pieces, don’t crumble it too small.
- Add Coleslaw: Add the coleslaw mix and stir well.
- Cook until Softened: Continue cooking the mixture over low to medium heat, stirring often, then add the soy sauce as the coleslaw mix begins to soften.
- Season: Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add Garnish: To serve, garnish with green onions, sesame seeds, and additional soy sauce if desired. I also love a drizzle of sriracha for added heat.
Alternatives to Ground Turkey
I know turkey isn’t for everyone, and this recipe goes great with other proteins as well! Get creative and have fun with this one!
- Ground Chicken: Ground chicken goes great with this flavor combination and is a great substitution for ground turkey!
- Ground Pork: Ground pork is a wonderful option for this dish and tastes amazing with sesame oil.
- Make it Vegan: Don’t want protein? You can make this recipe completely vegan by substituting the ground turkey for veggies like mushrooms and carrots. Just cook the vegetables until softened, and you have a delicious vegan egg roll in a bowl!
Optional Ingredient to Keep your Turkey Moist
Trust me, we’ve all had dry turkey and we definitely don’t want to have it again! With this little tip, you can say goodbye to dry ground turkey forever!
- Add Ground Mushrooms: Ground mushrooms add so much moisture and flavor to ground turkey, I promise it won’t be dry with this secret ingredient! The mushrooms can be added at the same time as the turkey and will release all of their flavor and juices into your turkey without watering down the dish. They also add a delicious beefy flavor that may otherwise be missing from ground turkey.
NOTE: Do your kids hate mushrooms? I bet they won’t even realize they are in it! Ground mushrooms don’t have the same texture as whole mushrooms. They will blend in with the ground meat and look almost indistinguishable. If you are really positive your kids will hate this dish with mushrooms then you can add an additional 2 tbsp of your choice of oil to keep your turkey moist.
How to store your leftovers
This dish is so perfect for leftovers! It’s a great grab for quick lunches too. I love having these leftovers on hand!
- In the Refrigerator: Once your dish has completely cooled (and it isn’t letting off any more moisture that would gather on the top of the lid), then you can place your egg roll in a bowl in an airtight container. It will last in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
- To Reheat: This meal easily reheats in the microwave! Just make sure to cover it with a wet paper towel so it doesn’t dry out when you are reheating it.
Egg Roll In A Bowl
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 onion, minced
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, or 1 teaspoon dried ginger
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 bag 14-16 ounces prepared coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrot mixture)
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- sesame seeds for garnish
- In a large skillet or wok, heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent.
- Add the garlic and ginger and cook an additional 30 seconds.
- Cook the ground turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned. Try to keep the ground turkey in bigger pieces, don't crumble it too small.
- Add the coleslaw mix and stir well.
- Continue cooking the mixture over low to medium heat, stirring often, then add the soy sauce as the coleslaw mix begins to soften.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- To serve, garnish with green onions, sesame seeds, and additional soy sauce if desired. I also love a drizzle of sriracha for added heat.