Say goodbye to deep frying and hello to a healthier, easier take on a classic favorite with our Air Fryer Egg Roll in a Bowl!

Air Fryer Egg Roll in a Bowl!
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Imagine all the delicious flavors of a traditional egg roll – savory ground meat, crisp cabbage, and carrots, all seasoned with ginger and garlic – but without the wrapper.

This deconstructed version is cooked to perfection in the air fryer, making it a quick, low-carb, and guilt-free option for any meal. Plus, it’s ready in just minutes!

If you love a quick meal, some of my favorites are Southern Fried Chicken, or cracker barrel sunday homestyle chicken, or Cracker Barrel Mushroom Braised Pot Roast!

What Is Egg Roll In A Bowl?

Egg Roll in a Bowl is a deconstructed version of the traditional egg roll, offering all the flavors and ingredients of the classic Chinese appetizer but without the crispy wrapper.

This dish combines ground meat (commonly pork, chicken, or turkey) with shredded cabbage, carrots, and other vegetables, all seasoned with garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl

Why You Will Love Egg Roll In A Bowl

  • Healthy and Low Carb: This dish offers all the flavors of traditional egg rolls without the high-carb wrapper, making it a perfect option for those on a low-carb or keto diet.
  • Quick and Easy: Egg Roll in a Bowl can be prepared in under 30 minutes, making it an ideal meal for busy weeknights when you need something delicious and fast.
  • Versatile and Customizable: You can easily adapt this recipe to include your favorite vegetables and proteins, allowing you to create a dish that suits your taste preferences and dietary needs.
  • Packed with Flavor: The combination of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil ensures each bite is bursting with the savory, umami-rich flavors you love in traditional egg rolls.
  • Less Mess and Fuss: Without the need for frying or rolling wrappers, Egg Roll in a Bowl simplifies the cooking process while still delivering a satisfying, crunchy texture from the stir-fried vegetables.

Ingredients Needed

These ingredients combine to create a flavorful, healthy, and satisfying meal that’s easy to prepare in your air fryer.

Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl

Remember the step-by-step directions, full recipe, and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Ground Meat (Pork, Chicken, or Turkey): Provides the protein base, giving the dish a savory, hearty flavor.
  • Shredded Cabbage: Adds a crunchy texture and bulk to the dish, making it filling and nutritious.
  • Coconut Aminos: Acts as a soy sauce alternative, providing a slightly sweeter, less salty umami flavor. You can also use soy sauce.
  • Eggs (Optional): Can be scrambled and mixed in for additional protein and a richer texture.
  • Sriracha: Adds a spicy kick, enhancing the overall flavor with heat and a hint of garlic.
  • Garlic: Infuses the dish with a robust, aromatic flavor that complements the other ingredients.
  • Ginger: Adds a zesty, slightly spicy flavor, enhancing the overall profile of the dish.
  • Optional Toppings: Green Onions, Thousand Island Sauce, or Sesame Seeds.

How To Make Egg Roll In A Bowl In Air Fryer

Here are the simple steps to making air-fried egg roll in a bowl:

Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl

Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F (180°C) for 3-5 minutes.

Prepare the Meat and Vegetables: In a small bowl, toss the ground meat, with sesame oil, or olive oil. Set the cook time for 8-10 minutes, shake the basket during the cooking time. In the last two minutes of cooking, fold in the minced garlic, minced ginger, coleslaw mixture, amino, mix well.

Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl

Add the Eggs (Optional): If using eggs, create a small well in the center of the dish .Crack the eggs into the well and stir gently to scramble and mix them with the other ingredients, cook for 2 minutes, drizzle with sriracha sauce.

Finish and Serve: Once everything is cooked through, carefully remove the dish from the air fryer. Stir in the sliced green onions and add sriracha to taste for a spicy kick.

Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl

Recipe Variations Egg Roll In Bowl Air Fryer Recipe

  • Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl: Replace the carrots with more cabbage or other low-carb vegetables like bell peppers and add extra sesame oil for richness.
  • Vegetarian Egg Roll in a Bowl: Use crumbled tofu or tempeh instead of ground meat, and add more vegetables such as mushrooms, snap peas, or edamame.
  • Spicy Egg Roll in a Bowl: Increase the amount of sriracha and add a finely chopped jalapeño or red chili for an extra kick of heat.
  • Seafood Egg Roll in a Bowl: Substitute the ground meat with shrimp or crab meat, and add a splash of fish sauce for a depth of umami flavor.
  • Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl: Use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce, and ensure all other ingredients are paleo-friendly, such as avoiding any added sugars.
Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl

Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl Recipe Pro Tips

  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Always preheat your air fryer for about 5 minutes at 350°F (190°C) to ensure even cooking.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh garlic and ginger will provide the best flavor compared to powdered versions.
  • Don’t Overcrowd the Pan: If your air fryer is small, consider cooking the ingredients in batches.
  • Stirring is Key: Stir the ingredients halfway through the cooking process to ensure even distribution of heat and seasoning.
  • Customize with Vegetables: Feel free to add other vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, or snap peas for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Add the Eggs Last: If using eggs, add them towards the end of the cooking process.
  • Adjust Seasonings to Taste: Taste the dish before serving and adjust the coconut aminos, sesame oil, and sriracha to your preference. This allows you to customize the flavor profile to your liking.
  • Garnish for Extra Flavor: Top your egg roll in a bowl with additional fresh green onions, sesame seeds, or a drizzle of extra sriracha or sesame oil for a burst of flavor and visual appeal.
  • Serve Immediately: For the best texture and flavor, serve the dish immediately after cooking. If you need to reheat, use the air fryer to maintain the crispness of the ingredients.
  • Storage and Reheating: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat Egg Roll In A Bowl in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes to keep the texture intact.
Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl

Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl Recipe Faqs

Can I use any type of ground meat for Egg Roll in a Bowl? Yes, you can use any type of ground meat such as pork, chicken, turkey, or beef. Each type will bring its own unique flavor to the dish.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian? Absolutely! Substitute the ground meat with crumbled tofu, tempeh, or a plant-based meat alternative. Adding extra vegetables like mushrooms or edamame can also make the dish more filling.

Do I need to pre-cook the vegetables before adding them to the air fryer? No, you don’t need to pre-cook the vegetables. The air fryer will cook them evenly and they will remain slightly crunchy, adding a nice texture to the dish.

What type of dish should I use in the air fryer for this recipe? Use an air fryer-safe dish or pan that fits comfortably in your air fryer basket. Ensure it is made from materials that can withstand high temperatures.

Can I add the eggs directly to the dish in the air fryer? Yes, you can create a small well in the center of the dish, crack the eggs into it, and stir gently. This allows the eggs to scramble and cook evenly with the other ingredients.

How long should I cook Egg Roll in a Bowl in the air fryer? Cook the dish for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. The exact time may vary depending on your air fryer model and the thickness of the ingredients.

How do I store leftovers? Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Can I freeze Egg Roll in a Bowl? Yes, you can freeze it. Allow the dish to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 2 months and reheat in the air fryer or on the stovetop.

How do I prevent the dish from becoming too salty? Use low-sodium coconut aminos or soy sauce, and taste the dish before adding any additional salt. Adjust the seasoning as needed based on your taste preferences.

Can I add other sauces to the dish? Yes, feel free to add sauces like hoisin, oyster sauce, or even a splash of rice vinegar to enhance the flavor. Customize the dish to suit your taste preferences.

Air Fryer Egg Roll In A Bowl

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Air Fryer Egg Roll in a Bowl!

Air Fryer Egg Roll in a Bowl

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings


Say goodbye to deep frying and hello to a healthier, easier take on a classic favorite with our Air Fryer Egg Roll in a Bowl!


  • 1 pound ground meat, ground turkey, ground chicken, or lean ground beef or pork
  • 16 ounces coleslaw mixture
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
  • 2 large eggs, optional
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha, to taste

For Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon Magnifisauce, or any other thousand island-like sauce
  • 2 tablespoons green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • Brown the meat with a little sesame oil in the air fryer (use a baking pan and cook for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F, until fully browned & cooked through)
  • Then fold in ginger + minced garlic and cook until fragrant, in the last 2 minutes. Fold in coleslaw mixture, amino, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add a little more aminos or water if mixture isn't well-coated
  • Make a well in the center, add in egg/s, and scramble. Cook for 2-3 more minutes. Then mix in Sriracha.
  • Top with sauce, green onions & sesame seeds
  • Serve by itself or over rice/ cauliflower rice


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 15gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 288mgPotassium: 313mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 144IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 2mg

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