eggroll in a bowl featured image
An Egg Roll in a Bowl is all of the deliciousness of a traditional eggroll, but without the guilt!
Jump to Recipe

An Egg Roll in a Bowl is all of the deliciousness of a traditional eggroll, but without the guilt! It’s all of the flavors of an egg roll, but without the fried shell (so a healthy option) and ready in just about 30 minutes! 

The perfect quick and healthy dinner recipe!

eggroll in a bowl hero image


We love this egg roll in a bowl recipe

Anytime we order Chinese take-out, we absolutely have to get egg rolls. They are a huge hit in our house, but not great when you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle.

Now, all of the yummy ingredients you’d typically find inside the classic egg roll can easily be mixed up to make a sort of egg roll stir fry, with this egg roll in a bowl recipe (sometimes known as Crack Slaw).

Next time you’ve got the craving for Asian cuisine or Chinese carryout, egg roll in a bowl is the best option! Just four easy steps and a super simple ingredient list means that you’ll have this unique recipe put together in no time at all. It’s a recipe that you and your family are sure to enjoy.

egg roll in a bowl ingredients

Eggroll in a Bowl Recipe Ingredients

The ingredients needed for egg roll in a bowl are primarily seasonings and oil, with a few vegetables and your choice of protein. You might have many of these items already in the pantry at home.

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced finely
  • 1 16-ounce bag coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup carrots peeled and finely shredded
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ – ¾ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Substitutions or Additions

  • Meat: I suggest using ground beef here, but you could easily swap it out for another type of meat. If you prefer pork, chicken, or turkey, you could use a ground version of any of those.
  • Vegetarian: You could also opt for a vegetarian-style egg roll bowl and or use tofu, meatless crumbles, or grilled shrimp in its place, or leave the meat out altogether.
  • Soy Sauce – You can substitute low sodium soy sauce if you find regular soy sauce too salty. Use 1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce and add more as needed.
  • Additions: There are so many ingredients you could add to make this egg roll bowl your own! You can change the oils and seasonings you are using, add in extra veggies, or get creative with your sides.
  • I love to add rice to this recipe to really complete it and make it a bit more filling when serving it as a meal.
using chopstick picked some of the eggroll in a bowl

How to make Egg Roll in a Bowl with Coleslaw Mix

  • Cook ground beef, onions, and minced garlic and cook until meat is browned.
Cook ground beef, onions, and minced garlic in a pan
  • Add sesame oil, carrots, and cabbage. Let it cook for about 10 minutes.
Add sesame oil, carrots, and cabbage into the pan
  • Combine onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, ground ginger, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Pour over the meat and cabbage mixture.
Combine onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, ground ginger, soy sauce, and vegetable oil.
  • Cook for 5-10 more minutes, or until the carrots and cabbage are tender.
cook until the cabbage and carrots are tender

Egg Roll Bowl Recipe Tips

If you find regular soy sauce too salty, substitute low sodium soy sauce.

I used just over a ½ cup of low sodium soy sauce in the recipe, and it was perfect. There was plenty of “juice” in the skillet; it was not too dry and it was not too salty.

I put the additional ¼ cup (recipe called for ½ to ¾ cup of soy sauce) of low sodium soy sauce on the table to be added if needed.

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe FAQs

Can I use Low Sodium Soy Sauce?

Yes, you can use low sodium soy sauce in place of the regular soy sauce. I suggest you start out with 1/2 cup of low sodium soy sauce and add it to your preference.

Do you put eggs in egg roll in a bowl?

This recipe does not contain eggs.

How many calories are in egg roll in a bowl?

This recipe has about 250 calories per serving.

How many carbs are in egg roll in a bowl?

This recipe has 10 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

What is egg roll sauce made of?

Typically sweet and sour sauce is used for an egg roll sauce. Sweet and sour sauce is made from soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, garlic, green onions, sesame oil, sugar, and ginger

How to serve Eggroll in a Bowl

This eggroll in a bowl can be a meal all on its own. But, if you want to add rice to make it a bit heartier, that is a great option. Any type of rice (brown, jasmine, white) is my go-to! If you’d like to keep it healthier and compliant for certain diets, you could try adding cauliflower or broccoli rice, too!

This can also be served as a side dish. We love to enjoy it alongside our Mongolian BeefBourbon Chicken, or our Better Than Takeout Fried Rice. These dishes really fulfill that carryout Chinese food craving! 

Eggroll in a Bowl Storage

Egg roll in a bowl can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you choose to make rice to go with it this can be stored in a separate container or can be stored mixed up with the egg roll ingredients.

Can you freeze cooked egg roll in a bowl?

“Bowl” style dinners are super popular right now, especially the bowls that are freezer friendly and easy for on the go or busy nights at home. This recipe is a great freezer option.

To freeze your egg roll in a bowl, simply put the ingredients in an airtight freezer-safe container. You can freeze this for up to 3 months. When you’re ready, let it thaw out overnight and heat in the microwave.

Does eggroll in a bowl reheat well?

Egg roll in a bowl reheats very well, you can make it in advance and reheat it to enjoy later. This is a great recipe for meal prep, you can divide it into meal prep containers for healthy lunches and dinners throughout the week! You can even freeze it for later!

It’s easy to reheat egg roll in a bowl. You can either heat it up on the stove top, or pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes. If you’re using the stove top or wok method, just make sure to stir regularly while its reheating so that everything cooks evenly. The microwave is even faster, but you want to make sure to use short bursts of heat rather than one continuous burst.
You may want to add a touch of soy sauce on to rejuvenate the flavor.

More Asian Inspired Recipes

4.83 from 207 votes
eggroll in a bowl featured image

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

Serves — 6
An Egg Roll in a Bowl is all of the deliciousness of a traditional eggroll, but without the guilt!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion diced finely
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ cup carrots peeled and finely shredded
  • 16 ounces coleslaw mix
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ – ¾ cup low sodium soy sauce I used about ½ cup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • green onions for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cook ground beef in a large deep-sided skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Be careful to not break the ground beef into smaller pieces, keep the pieces larger.
  • Drain grease and return to the stovetop. Add the onions and minced garlic and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. Again, keep the ground beef in larger pieces.
  • Add 2 tablespoons sesame oil, carrots, and coleslaw mix to the skillet. Use tongs to combine. Let cook for about 5 minutes.
  • In a small separate bowl combine the onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, ground ginger, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Pour over meat and coleslaw mixture.
  • Reduce the heat and continue to cook for about 5 minutes.

Jenn’s Notes

  • Keep your pan a bit cooler to not burn the garlic. You can always turn it up higher if needed, but burnt garlic will add a sour flavor to your recipe.
  • Check your supermarket for pre-shredded carrots to save yourself some time.
  • You can bring out the flavor of the spices by rubbing them together in your palms before adding them to the pan. You can also use a mortar and pestle.

Video

Nutrition Info

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1906IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg

Egg roll in a bowl is a creative and delicious recipe. I know that you and your family will absolutely love this one! Enjoy.

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

Related Recipes

Secrets to Quick & Easy Desserts
FREE EMAIL BONUS
How to make delicious desserts in no time at all!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How many stars would you give this recipe?




Comments

  1. 5 stars
    YUMMO 👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼♥️ this LOOKS AWESOME Jennifer 😊Thank You FOR SHARING 👍🏼♥️ G-d♥️Bless❗️

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. I have made it several times. It is definitely in the rotation. i am just wondering how many calories there are per serving?

    1. So glad you like it – the nutritional information can be found at the bottom of the recipe card – just press “show nutritional information”. Just please remember these are an approximation.

  3. Lots of good tips and reminders. I’m making it right now, but haven’t tasted it yet. I’m using Italian sausage. Hope its something I can live with. And I think I’ll use Mae Ploy in place of red peppers.
    It’s 85 degrees in Portland today and yesterday

  4. 5 stars
    This was a great “bowl”…. even my ” fussy eater” enjoyed it. Gave me inspiration for future “bowls”. Thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    SUPER YUM Jennifer 👏🏼😊❗️Thanks SO MUCH For Sharing 😋 I LOVE ❤️ The Idea Of It Being in A Bowl , This Looks Like a Winner ❗️G-d♥️Bless

  6. I was very disappointed…I used less sodium soy sauce and 1/2 cup and still found it very salty …..mine is very dark compared to pic .