Egg Roll in a Bowl

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Egg Roll in a Bowl is a healthy, low carb egg roll in a bowl recipe that’s high protein, loaded with veggies, and on the table in 30 minutes!  Includes gluten-free, paleo, keto and Whole30 options.

egg roll in a bowl in a white serving bowl with spoon

I’ve got an easy meal coming in hot for you today!  This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe has been one of my favorite meals for the past few months, and it’s high time that I shared it with you.

I’ll take an egg roll bowl over classic egg rolls any day. 🙂

This meal utilizes fresh produce, but most of it is long lasting produce (see the list in my Pantry Recipes post).  It’s also easily customizable with whatever you have on hand, making it a great choice for these trying times.

front shot of keto egg roll in a bowl

Why you’ll love this easy egg roll in a bowl recipe:

  • It’s got all the flavors of classic egg rolls without the carbs.
  • It’s full of fresh ingredients and it’s packed with flavor.
  • This egg roll bowl is quick and easy.  It’s on the table in 30 minutes!
  • There are minimal ingredients in this recipe, and it’s completely versatile!  Use whatever protein or vegetables that you have on hand.
  • This recipe is high protein with lean ground turkey, and is customizable with your favorite animal protein or tofu.
  • Meal is low carb, and fits perfectly into the keto diet.
  • Simple swaps make this egg roll in a bowl keto, paleo, gluten-free or Whole30.

close up of egg roll in a bowl piled high in serving bowl

Recipe ingredients:

  • Sesame oil.  This oil adds a ton of flavor, but it may be substituted with any oil that you have on hand.
  • Lean ground turkey.  May be substituted with any ground meat, steak, chicken or even tofu.
  • Garlic.
  • Freshly grated ginger.  I store ginger root in my freezer and grate it frozen with my Microplane grater peel and all!  Use ground ginger if you don’t have fresh ginger root on hand.
  • Cabbage. Purchasing pre-shredded cabbage blend is a huge shortcut, but buying a head of cabbage lasts longer and is more cost effective.  
  • Bell pepper.
  • Green onions.
  • Coconut aminos.  This is soy, wheat and gluten free, and is perfect for keto, paleo and Whole30 diets.  It may be substituted with tamari, liquid aminos, or reduced sodium soy sauce.  
  • Rice wine vinegar.  Substituted with paleo, Whole30 and keto friendly vinegar.
  • Cilantro.  Optional garnish.
  • Sesame seeds.  Optional garnish.

How to make Egg Roll in a Bowl

This recipe is extremely easy to make and is on the table in just 30 minutes.

egg roll in a bowl recipe process collage

  • Prep the veggies.  Slice or chop the vegetables into bite sized pieces, grate the ginger and mince the garlic .  If you’re not using a pre-shredded cabbage blend, see my tips on How to Cut Cabbage.  
  • Cook the ground turkey.  Heat the sesame oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat and add the ground turkey.   Break up the turkey into small chunks and cook until it’s no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables and flavorings to the skillet.  Stir the garlic and ginger into the skillet with the ground turkey and cook for 30 seconds.  Add the cabbage, bell pepper, white and light green parts of green onion, coconut aminos and rice wine vinegar, and stir well to combine. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables have reached the desired level of doneness.
  • Serve the egg roll in a bowl.  Stir in chopped cilantro and scallions, and divide into bowls.  Top with sesame seeds if desired and enjoy!

egg roll in a bowl recipe in skillet

Recipe notes:

  • Top your egg roll in a bowl with your favorite sauce.  Hot sauce or this homemade sweet and sour sauce are great options!
  • Keep fresh ginger root in a plastic zip top bag in the freezer and grate with a Microplane grater peel and all!
  • Ground turkey may be substituted with chicken, pork, or beef, or make a vegetarian egg roll bowl with tofu or edamame.
  • Purchasing pre-shredded cabbage blend is a huge shortcut, but buying a head of cabbage lasts longer and is more cost effective.  If you buy a head of cabbage, see my tips on How to Cut Cabbage.
  • Make this egg roll in a bowl Whole30, paleo, gluten-free and keto compliant by using Coconut Aminos and substituting the rice wine vinegar with the appropriate vinegar.  Coconut aminos are lighter in sodium than traditional soy sauce, so if you substitute it with tamari or soy sauce, you will need to use less.

egg roll in a bowl recipe in white serving bowl with condiments in background

Leftover cabbage?  Try these cabbage recipes:

Cabbage recipes

Cabbage soup by Delish

Coleslaw with Apples and Fennel

Corned beef and cabbage

Sautéed cabbage

Vegan coleslaw

 

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Egg Roll in a Bowl is the healthy, low carb way to enjoy an egg roll!  This egg roll in a bowl recipe is high protein, loaded with veggies, and is on the table in 30 minutes!

front shot of keto egg roll in a bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger*
  • 10 ounces organic coleslaw blend
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced (reserve dark green tops for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (see notes for substitutions)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (see notes for substitutions)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and break up into chunks with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds more.
  2. Add the cabbage, bell pepper, white and light green parts of green onion, coconut aminos and rice wine vinegar, and stir well to combine. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables have reached the desired level of doneness.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro and scallions. Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!

Notes

  • *Keep fresh ginger root in a plastic zip top bag in the freezer and grate with a Microplane grater peel and all!
  • Ground turkey may be substituted with chicken pork, beef or make a vegetarian egg roll bowl with tofu or edamame.
  • Purchasing pre-shredded cabbage blend is a huge shortcut, but buying a head of cabbage lasts longer and is more cost effective.  If you buy a head of cabbage, see my tips on How to Cut Cabbage.
  • Make this egg roll in a bowl Whole30, paleo, gluten-free and keto compliant by using Coconut Aminos and substituting the rice wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar or omit altogether.  Coconut aminos are lighter in sodium than traditional soy sauce, so if you substitute it with tamari or soy sauce, you will need to use less.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 32g

Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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