This egg roll in a bowl recipe is all the flavors of an egg roll without the wrapper! You can make it in only 20 minutes with a simple mix of coleslaw, ground turkey (or pork), and a tasty homemade sauce.
Dietary Note: this recipe is naturally gluten free. It's also easy to make dairy free, Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. See the full recipe at the bottom of the page for more details.
Egg Roll in a Bowl Ingredients
Here's what you'll need to make this recipe. The full recipe card and ingredient list can be found at the bottom of the page.
- ¼ cup coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 14 ounce bag coleslaw mix
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 teaspoons grated ginger
- 5 green onions
- ¼ cup cashews
How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl
Step 1: Make the Sauce
In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos (or soy sauce), rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon sesame oil and Sriracha (optional, for spice).
Step 2: Cook the Turkey
In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Brown and crumble the turkey until cooked through, about 5 - 7 minutes. Drain any excess grease. Push the meat to the side of the pan.
Step 3: Add Coleslaw
Add coleslaw, garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for 2 - 3 minutes, until the coleslaw starts to become tender.
Step 4: Stir in Sauce
Stir in the sauce and cook 2 - 3 minutes more, until the coleslaw is wilted.
Step 5: Add Green Onions
Remove from heat and stir in the green onions, reserving about 1 tablespoon of green onions for garnish.
Step 6: Add Toppings
Divide into bowls and sprinkle with sesame seeds, green onions, and chopped cashews.
Step 7: Serve
Serve warm or cold. Optionally, make a Sriracha mayo by stirring together 3 tablespoons mayo (or sour cream) and 1 teaspoon Sriracha. Drizzle over the bowls before serving.
- Coconut aminos: this is similar in taste to soy sauce but is gluten free. You could use coconut aminos, soy sauce, or Tamari sauce (also gluten free) for this recipe.
- Turkey: turkey or pork are most popular in this recipe. You can also leave it out the meat to make this recipe vegan & vegetarian.
- Sriracha mayo: this is optional for topping. The recipe is tasty plain (it already has a sauce on it); but you can add Sriracha mayo for some added spice & creaminess.
Store any leftovers by letting them cool and then saving them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 - 4 days. Over time the flavors will become stronger but the vegetables will become more wilted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Egg roll in a bowl is inspired by the filling and flavors of an egg roll but in the form of a bowl! It tastes like eating an egg roll without the wrapper.
No, it's not recommended to freeze your egg roll in a bowl leftovers. Store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 - 4 days.
For details on each of these diets, see the notes at the bottom of the recipe card. As a short summary: this recipe is Keto without the cashews and Whole30 & Paleo without the Sriracha mayo.