Egg Roll in a Bowl is so packed with flavor! This low carb meal has an unmistakable egg roll flavor that everyone loves!

If you are fresh out of egg roll or wonton wrappers (or just want to cut some carbs) this is the perfect way to still satisfy your craving! Great for a crowd, try serving it as an entrée over white rice or noodles, or even zoodles!

Egg Roll in a Bowl

What’s in Egg Roll in a Bowl

A delicious array of Asian-inspired ingredients that come together in a jiffy!

GROUND PORK The classic egg roll filling is made with ground pork, but feel free to substitute it for beef or chicken.  For a vegetarian option try doubling up on the veggies or using ground tofu!

VEGGIES We love the addition of the coleslaw mix but for some extra heartiness and your own favorite veggies from celery to cauliflower, water chestnuts or mini corn!

I keep this low carb but if you crave a little crunch, add some fried wonton strips or baked wonton chips.

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Delicious Variations

Egg roll in a bowl is totally customizable! Try switching it up with the following additions:

  • NUTS: roasted, chopped peanuts or cashews.
  • SAUCE: hoisin sauce, sriracha, or red chile paste.

How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl

Who doesn’t love all-in-one bowls and this Chinese inspired dish is especially easy to make!

  1. Brown ground pork and drain the fat.
  2. Add onions whites, ginger, garlic and coleslaw mix.
  3. Saute until the slaw is tender and add soy sauce and sesame oil.

To serve, garnish with cilantro, the green portions of the onions, and extra sesame seeds.

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Not only is this great as leftovers, I often intentionally double the recipe so I can freeze servings for lunches. It’s SO good.

For best results, put leftover egg roll in a bowl in a container with a tight-fitting lid. It should keep about three days but it also freezes well if needed.

To reheat, simply pop it in the microwave, give it a good stir and refresh the flavors with a dash of soy sauce, red chile paste (for added heat!) and salt and pepper.

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl is an Asian-inspired dish that is full of flavor! Pork & coleslaw mixed with a sauce and cooked until tender.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound ground pork or chicken
  • 4 green onions whites/greens separated
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound coleslaw mix
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil or to taste
  • cilantro & sesame seeds for garnish


  • Brown pork in a pan until no pink remains. Drain fat.
  • Add the whites of the green onions, ginger, garlic, and coleslaw mix.
  • Cook until slaw is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil and stir until coated.
  • Garnish with cilantro, greens of green onions, and sesame seeds and serve.



Optional additions
Chopped mushrooms, water chestnuts or other vegetables
Sriracha or hot sauce to taste
4.98 from 93 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 353 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian

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  1. Utterly delicious, and you can add things, substitute the ground pork, serve alone or over rice or noodles. I’ve seen a similar recipe using an egg scrambled in, too.5 stars

  2. Hello Holly,

    Just came across this recipe Egg Roll in a Bowl.” This looks amazing and I cannot wait to try this!5 stars

  3. I made this and found it very good. I used lean beef instead of pork. Also added mushrooms. Will make it again. Nice quick meal.

  4. This was really good. I added some cut up sugar snap peas when I added the cabbage. Also, added some bean sprouts when it had ~2min left to cook. Used coconut aminos rather than soy sauce to decrease sodium content and seasoned w/ siracha for some spice. Served over some rice, though feel that wasn’t really needed. Super yummy. Super easy. Will definitely make again.4 stars

  5. I saw this recipe a little while ago, but tonight was the first time I’d made it. YUM! I did add more soy sauce. Didn’t care for the cilantro with it. It feeds 2-3 people since it’s lighter fare. We didn’t use rice or noodles or anything to avoid the carbs. I will definitely make this again! Thank you.5 stars

  6. What an amazing recipe. Made this last night following the recipe to a T. Served with white rice. Perfect Asian cuisine at home, healthy, quick, easy & beyond it all really yummy.

    This is a keeper in my kitchen.

    Holly, thank you so much for all your recipes you share with your followers.5 stars

  7. Pretty good! I had the main ingredients lying around. Took less than 15 min to cook and clean up! I used thin sliced boneless pork chops as that’s what i had. Only change was to add some horseradish and bit of sugar.4 stars

  8. Love this idea. We love egg rolls so I can’t wait to try it. i will add a bit more fresh veggies to bump our intake and serve it along with fried wonton. I have a ton of your recipes and love your site. It is my go to when searching for something new and different. Thanks!!!!5 stars

    1. Hi Steph, you can freeze this dish by placing it in an airtight container in the freezer, or you can place in individual Ziploc bags and lay flat in the freezer for quick lunches!

  9. Delicious and SO easy to prepare! I had only powdered ginger – I was generous with it – maybe 1 tsp or more (unlike the equivalents I saw online). Sesame seed oil I believe was very important for the flavor, too, so don’t omit that. Also, it’s filling without being a heavy meal.5 stars

  10. I made this on 15 Jul, made as written, easy and fast to put together, minimal and common ingredients, and I and the family loved it! One family member who does not care for cooked cabbage, had two servings. Worthy of 10 stars, highly recommended. Thank you, Holly, for another great recipe.5 stars

    1. I’m so glad your family loved this recipe, Lee! Thanks so much for the kind words :)

  11. Great recipe! I changed it up slightly by doing half ground chicken thigh/half ground pork, shiitake mushrooms and I seasoned the meat with nomnompaleo’s magic mushroom powder. Trader Joe’s has bags of shredded green cabbage fairly cheap and it saves a few minutes. Thanks for the recipe!5 stars

    1. Once again it’s Spend With Pennies for the win! Made this tonight with fried rice and it was great! We have fresh cabbage from the garden so I spent a little more time to prep my veggies but it was well worth it. When I told my husband the recipe is from the same lady I’ve been getting so many new recipes from lately he said to ask you if you’re a chef. Lol as always… thank you!5 stars

      1. Ahh Shannon, thank you so much for your kind words!! So happy you both loved this! :)