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Egg Roll In A Bowl

Egg Roll In A Bowl…what does that entail? I know what an egg roll is and I LOVE them! The crispy egg roll wrapper with the tasty pork and veggies that are loaded inside is just so yummy. The only thing I don’t like about egg rolls is that only 1 or 2 come in an order at a Chinese restaurant (I could eat 3 or 4 myself in a single sitting!).

So what is an egg roll in a bowl? Well, it’s basically the yummy goodness of the egg roll filling with ground turkey instead of ground pork (although you could use ground pork, if you wanted) minus the fried egg roll wrapper. Therefore, it’s a way healthier version of an egg roll with the same great flavor. It is one of my new favorite Asian dishes to make at home!

Ingredients Needed

There are quite a few ingredients that go into an egg roll in a bowl dinner. However, most of the ingredients are seasonings and additions for the tasty sauce. As far as gathering everything is concerned, most of the ingredients can probably be found in your pantry right now.

Here is what you will need:

  • Ground Turkey
  • Coleslaw Mix
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Yellow Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Green Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Sesame Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Soy Sauce (low sodium, of course!)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Sriracha Sauce is optional

How To Make It

Egg roll in a bowl is really easy to cook. Basically, heat up the oil, add the onions and garlic (like the way most yummy recipes start with), then add the mushrooms, carrots, ground ginger, and coleslaw mix. Next, brown the ground turkey. Then, add in the sauce ingredients which are soy sauce, sesame oil, and apple cider vinegar. That’s pretty much it! Do you think you can handle that? I do! In fact, I know you can handle that.

The first time I made this, I loved it! I was a little anxious about making it only because I had never made “real” Chinese food and I was worried that I would screw it up. The last thing I want to do is mess up dinner – my hangry family would never let me live it down! This is a super easy recipe and you really can’t mess it up.

Say Goodbye To Takeout

I can’t say enough good things about this egg roll in a bowl. It is the healthiest Chinese food I have found AND have been able to make myself.

The first time I made this, my entire family complimented me on it. It was something completely different than what they were used to having for dinner and they loved it! A true testament to how good it is. I loved it as well. So much so that I started craving it just 2 weeks later and decided to make it AGAIN! I still had some anxiety about making it because I wasn’t skilled at my Chinese food cooking, but once again, it came out amazing! I am finally comfortable making this recipe without anxiety.

I’m not going to forgo ordering regular egg rolls, when I get Chinese takeout, but this is such a great dish in itself. You will literally crave the healthiness of this tasty dinner. And did I mention it is super easy to make? Well, I can’t help myself, easy recipes that taste great are my favorite things to cook!

Try making this an Asian inspired dinner by serving the egg roll in a bowl with crab rangoons and Chinese chicken fingers. These are tried and true recipes that I love and are also easy to make!

Egg Roll In A Bowl

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: chinese, ground turkey, healthy dinner, skillet dinner
Servings: 8 people


  • 3 lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 large Yellow Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 14 oz Mushrooms I prefer baby bellas
  • 1 bag Coleslaw
  • 4 medium Carrots shredded
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce low sodium


  • Heat up olive oil and 1 tsp of sesame oil in a large skillet or wok.
  • Add chopped onion and minced garlic. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and ginger and saute for 1 minute.
  • Cook ground turkey and until done (approx 8-10 minutes).
  • Next, add in grated carrots and coleslaw mix, stir together and cook on medium-low for 5 minutes.
    homemade chinese food with egg roll in a bowl , lo mein, and crab rangoons
  • Add in remaining sesame oil (2 teaspoons), vinegar, and soy sauce and stir well.
    egg roll in a bowl
  • Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve garnished with chopped green onions.
    homemade chinese food with egg roll in a bowl , lo mein, and crab rangoons
  • ENJOY!
    homemade chinese food with egg roll in a bowl , lo mein, and crab rangoons

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