Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg roll in a bowl is a healthy, delicious spin on this Asian favorite. Who can resist an egg roll at a Chinese restaurant?

I love egg rolls and the idea of all those wonderful ingredients deconstructed and combined in a bowl sounded so good. I can have it ready in under a half hour, and you can’t have too many quick, easy recipes.


Sesame Oil: Sesame oil is often food in Chinese cuisine and flavors the ground turkey.

Ground Turkey: I used lean ground turkey in the recipe. You could use any ground meat you like.

Fresh Garlic & Ginger: Adds bright, fresh flavor.

Cabbage: Versatile and healthy cabbage is a primary filler in egg rolls. I love the crunch it adds to so many recipes including chicken chow mein.

Soy Sauce: The base of the sauce.

Sriracha: We like heat, so I added a dollop of sriracha. This could easily be omitted.

Sweet Chili Sauce: Sweet chili sauce reminds me of the dipping sauce that often comes with egg rolls. It is sticky, sweet, and a little spicy and I love the flavor.

Chow Mein Noodles or Steamed Rice: Either makes a nice accompaniment to the egg roll bowl. Crunchy chow mein noodles are my preference. The noodles mimic the crunch of an egg roll. Hubby also recently tried it with wonton strips over the top.

Green Onions & Sesame Seeds: Finishing touches to the egg roll bowl.


If you serve your bowl with rice, you will want to start cooking the rice.

Start by browning the ground turkey. Break up the turkey into small pieces as it cooks. Add the garlic, ginger, and cabbage once the turkey is nearly cooked.

Once the cabbage has softened but still has some crunch, add the soy sauce, sriracha, and sweet chili sauce. Stir to combine.

Add rice or chow mein noodles to your bowl and pile in the egg roll mixture. Add green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. I like to serve in a pasta bowl with roasted broccoli.


Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg roll ingredients become an easy, delicious dinner in a bowl.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • 1 large garlic clove minced or grated
  • 2 tsp freshly ginger grated
  • 3 cup fresh cabbage finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • chow mein noodles or steamed rice for serving
  • green onion sliced for garnish
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Heat a large skillet and drizzle with sesame oil. Add the ground turkey. Stir and break apart the ground turkey into small pieces as it cooks.
  • Once the turkey is browned and nearly completed cooked, add the garlic, ginger and cabbage. Sauté, stirring frequently until the cabbage is softened but still a little crisp.
  • Stir in soy sauce, sriracha, and sweet chili sauce until combined and heated through.
  • Serve your egg roll bowl with chow mein noodles or white rice garnished with diced green onions and sesame seeds.
Keyword Crisp, Crunchy, Easy, Quick, Savory

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