Egg Roll in a Bowl is a great way to satisfy an eggroll craving without the hassle of making and frying egg rolls. Instead of wrapping the filling in a wrapper, everything is served up in a bowl instead. Plus, it’s made with lean ground turkey, so you get all of the flavors in egg rolls but without all the extra fat and calories.
We love our egg rolls around here, and no take-out order is complete without them. But, they’re not always that great for you – that crunchy wrapper and delicious filling is definitely a treat and not something we want to have all the time.
So, instead of ordering take-out every time I get a craving, I make an egg roll in a bowl instead. It’s a really easy (and definitely lighter!) way to satisfy an egg roll craving.
What is an Egg Roll in a Bowl?
It’s like a deconstructed egg roll. Instead of wrapping the filling in a wrapper and frying it, all of the filling ingredients are mixed and served up bowl-style. It’s served warm and tastes just like the real thing minus the excessive calories.
- Ground turkey
- Coleslaw mix
- Hoisin sauce
- Low-sodium soy sauce
- Grated carrots
- Minced ginger
- Minced garlic
- Rice wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Sliced green onions and cooked rice for serving
How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl
Cook the turkey: Brown the turkey in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it’s cooked through, drain off the excess liquid.
Add the fillings: Add the coleslaw, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, carrots, ginger, garlic, and vinegar to the turkey. Stir and cook the mixture for three to four minutes. You want the coleslaw to cook down a little but still be a bit crunchy. Add the salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish and serve: Place cooked rice in bowls and top with the eggroll mixture. Sprinkle the green onions over the top and serve.
Recipe Tips & Variations
What’s great about this egg roll in a bowl recipe is that you can adjust it to your tastes.
- We love a lot of coleslaw, but you can reduce the amount based on what you like.
- If you don’t have fresh garlic on hand, you can substitute garlic powder. You can also use ginger paste in a tube instead of fresh. We prefer the fresh ingredients, but the substitutions save a trip to the store.
- You can also switch the ground turkey for ground pork, sausage, or beef. Just keep in mind the turkey is leaner if you are trying to eat lighter.
- If you want a kick of spice, add some red pepper flakes when you cook the ingredients. Just be careful because a little goes a long way.
- You can make this recipe ahead for meal prep, too. Once you’ve cooked everything, let it all cool and then store individual servings in containers. They will keep in the fridge for a few days and you can warm them up for easy lunches and dinners.
The next time you get a craving for egg rolls, I hope you give this healthy egg roll in a bowl recipe a try. It’s delicious, easy to make, and definitely a lot better for you than deep-fried ones. I hope you like it as much as we do!
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Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 12-14 ounce bag of coleslaw mix
- 1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- ½ cup carrots grated
- 1 tablespoon ginger minced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Green onions for garnish
- Cooking spray
- Cook ground turkey in a large skillet on medium heat. Cook until the pink is gone. Drain excess liquid.
- Add coleslaw mix, ginger, garlic, carrots, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar to the turkey and stir in well. Cook for about 3-4 minutes stirring. The coleslaw mix will cook down during this time.
- Garnish with onions and serve over rice.
- You may want to adjust the amount of coleslaw mix you use. 12 ounces worked out for us, but you may prefer a little less or a little more.
- You can substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic powder if you don’t have fresh, but we think the fresh is better.
- You can substitute turkey for another protein like ground beef or ground sausage - Spice it up by adding in some red pepper flakes. Just be careful not to over spice the dish.
Egg Roll in a Bowl is a great way to satisfy an eggroll craving without the hassle of making and frying egg rolls. Instead of wrapping the filling in a wrapper, everything is served up in a bowl instead.
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