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Egg Roll In a Bowl is a quick and healthy weeknight dinner that will satisfy your takeout cravings! All the delicious flavors of an egg roll in a low carb, keto friendly, easy 20 minute recipe!
egg roll in a bowl recipe closeup in black bowl

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Hello, welcome to one of my favorite super easy weeknight dinner recipes.  This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe is for those nights that you have no time and you need a healthy dinner fast!  I like to use a short cut to make this even faster and easier – a bag of coleslaw mix!  My favorite is the Cruciferous Crunch from Trader Joe’s, but you can use whatever kind you like.  Or you can slice up your own cabbage if you prefer.ingredients for eggroll in a bowl - carrots, onion, garlic, chicli garlic sauce, cruciferous crunch, low sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ground turkey, ginger

What is an egg roll in a bowl?

Egg roll in a bowl is essentially the filling of an eggroll, without the wrapper.  Ditching the fried wrapper makes this a healthy option, and it also makes this a super fast and easy recipe!  Ground turkey, cabbage, onions, carrots, and a delicious asian inspired sauce make this a flavorful, veggie and protein packed meal.

The eggroll in a bowl is pretty popular on the internet.  I first heard about if from my friend Alyssa at Everyday Maven.  She brilliantly uses a spiralizer to prepare her vegatables, and also makes her recipe totally paleo. When I started making this recipe, I found a shortcut that makes it so super simple that I just had to share – using bagged coleslaw mix.  This has become my go to recipe for nights I have no idea what to make and honestly would rather not cook at all, but still want a healthy meal for myself and my family.

cooked ground turkey in a pan

What ingredients are used for Egg Roll in a Bowl?

Eggroll in a bowl usually has ground meat, vegetables, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

For this healthy egg roll in a bowl, I used ground turkey – but you can use ground chicken, pork or beef – whatever you have on hand!

While the meat is browning, I mix up a quick sauce with just a few ingredients – low sodium soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, garlic and ginger.  It’s hard to believe that such a simple sauce can taste so good – but it really does!

frying pan with grated carrots and green mix

How do you make egg roll in a bowl?

For this eggroll in a bowl recipe, all you need to do is brown the meat, mix up the sauce, saute some onions and open a bag of coleslaw mix.  Dump the coleslaw mix ( I also bought some shredded carrots to add),  add the cooked meat back to the pan with the sauce, That is it!  You are done.  I garnished mine with sesame seeds and some green onion, but that is totally optional.

cabbage and kale mixture cooked in a pan

Can Egg Roll in a bowl be made ahead of time?

Egg Roll in a Bowl is a great meal prep recipe because it keeps very well in the fridge.  I like to make it on Sundays and portion it out for my lunches during the week. It usually stays good in the fridge for 3-4 days at least, depending on the freshness of your starting ingredients.
egg roll in a bowl mixture cooked, in a pan

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

4.91 from 10 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • 10 oz bag coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cups Carrots shredded
  • ½ onion thinly sliced
  • 16 oz Ground turkey
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 TBSP Ginger root, grated
  • 1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds optional, for garnish
  • 3 green onions, green parts only thinly sliced, optional, for garnish


  • Brown turkey in a large skillet over medium heat. Once cooked, remove meat from pan, drain excess fat.
  • Meanwhile, mix the sauce. Whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, ginger, garlic and chili garlic sauce. Set aside.
  • Return pan to heat, add oil. Once oil is hot, add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes, until softening.
  • Add the coleslaw mix and carrots to the pan. Carefully stir to combine with the onion. Continue to cook, stirring often, until soft and wilted, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the meat back to the pan, pour in sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring until everything is well combined.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, serve.


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 214.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.75g | Protein: 29.02g | Fat: 7.12g | Saturated Fat: 1.25g | Cholesterol: 62.37mg | Sodium: 675.55mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 2.58g | Sugar: 4.15g | Vitamin A: 2770.77IU | Vitamin C: 28.61mg | Calcium: 51.85mg | Iron: 1.65mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
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finaly egg roll in a bowl recipe plated on black bowls, with sides of sesame seeds, green onion and chili garlic sauce

Hello! I’m Meghan.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is a recipe we come back to over and over. It’s so good, an easy way to pack in lots of veggies, quick to throw together, and my five year loves it served over rice. I often have 1/2 a cabbage to use up and I also swap out veggies on occasion depending on what I have on hand. Definitely give this a try!

  2. 5 stars
    I love that this is an easy, fast, tasty meal that I can easily make under 30 minutes any day of the week.
    Hubby and I are trying to eat healthy meals and this one fits the bill. I saw another reviewer mention they couldn’t find “chili garlic sauce” anywhere, Walmart sells it, it’s right next to the soy sauce, sesame oil, etc it says “sweet chili sauce with garlic”
    Thanks so much for sharing a wonderful tasty recipe!

  3. Bl😊😊dy brilliant idea! I love recipes like deconstructed cabbage rolls, deconstructed lasagna etc. and now I have a recipe for deconstructed egg rolls. Hasty and tasty…

  4. 5 stars
    Give me all the egg rolls! I was worried I would be left wanting more without the traditional wrap, but this was not the case! My whole family loved it! We will be making it again for sure!!

  5. Hey Meghan, I made this and loved it! The only change I made was adding some red pepper flakes and cooked shrimp to give it a little kick 😊