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Egg Roll Bowl

March 2, 2023

Ground turkey, cabbage and carrots are sautéed together in one big skillet, then flavored with all of the things that make egg rolls so delicious to make this healthy, easy, egg roll bowl.


egg roll bowl with ground turkey, green onions and wonton chips

Egg Roll in a Bowl: The Low-Carb, One-Skillet Dinner You’ll Been Looking For!

Lightly seasoned ground turkey forms the super protein-y, low-carb base for this easy, quick meal, while lots of cabbage and carrots balance it all out. Soy sauce, garlic and ginger stay true to all of the classic egg rolls flavors you love so much—all we’ve taken away is the deep frying. If you are just trying to keep things low-carb, follow the recipe as-is. But if you’re really going for broke and want to make this egg roll in a bowl keto, leave off the wonton strips. It’ll still be super delicious, just lacking a bit in crispy-crunchiness.

ground turkey, sesame oil, shredded carrots and cabbage, garlic, sesame seeds, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce and onions

Everything You’ll Need to Make Our Super Easy Egg Roll Bowl Recipe

If you’ve got a well-stocked pantry and a fridge with a few select veggies that last forever—we’re looking at you, cabbage and carrots—you can easily make this dinner without much pre-planning. In other words, it’s super easy to keep all of the ingredients you’ll need for making this egg roll bowl around the house! You can even stash some ground turkey in the freezer and this easy, healthy, inexpensive meal will always be at your fingertips.

  • Toasted sesame oil

  • Ground turkey

  • Yellow onion, diced, about 1 cup

  • Ginger

  • Garlic

  • Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Low-sodium soy sauce

  • Brown sugar

  • Wonton strips

ground turkey, onions, garlic and ginger in a cast iron skillet
ground turkey, onions, garlic and ginger in a cast iron skillet  with carrots, cabbage and brown sugar

How To Make An Egg Roll in a Bowl

Not only is this egg roll bowl recipe quick and healthy, it is unbelievably easy. It takes about 10 minutes start to finish, and with so few ingredients, even the prep is a breeze.

  1. Sauté ground turkey, onion, ginger and garlic in oil til the turkey is cooked through.

  2. Drain any liquid from the pan, then add the cabbage, carrots, soy sauce, sugar and remaining sesame oil and cook another few minutes.

  3. You’re done! Time to garnish it and then gobble it!

egg roll ingredients, ground turkey, onions, garlic and ginger in a cast iron skillet

What to Serve With Egg Roll in a Bowl

As a simple, speedy, low-carb or keto dinner recipe, this egg roll in a bowl can stand all on its own. But you can dress it up, bulk it up, or spice it up by:

  • Serving the cabbage and turkey egg roll bowl mixture over rice

  • Or a bed of lettuce if you want to keep things super low-carb or keto!

  • Topping the bowl with sriracha or sambal oelek to spice things up!

  • Garnish it with fresh scallions and sesame seeds for some texture.

egg roll bowl with carrots, cabbage, ground turkey, green onions, chili paste and sesame
egg roll bowl with ground turkey, green onions and wonton chips

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egg roll bowl with carrots, cabbage, ground turkey, green onions, chili paste and sesame

Egg Roll in a Bowl & Chill

This dinner is just so gosh-darn quick, you’ll have dinner prepped, cooked, eaten and cleaned up long before you normally would, which means more time to chill out! And we all need more of that in our lives, right? If you make it, let us know how you like it! Share a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so that we can see your stuff! Happy eating!

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Egg Roll Bowl

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:  10 min
  • Cook Time:  15 min
  • Calories: 249


  • 1½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced, about 1 cup
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Sriracha or chili, for serving
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) bag wonton strips
  • ⅓ cup minced green onions
  • Sesame seeds, for serving


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is glistening, add the turkey, onion, ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, until the turkey is browned and no longer pink, about 8 minutes.

  2. Add the cabbage, carrots, soy sauce, sugar and remaining ½ tablespoon sesame oil. Cook, stirring, until cabbage and carrots are tender, about 4-5 minutes.

  3. Divide the turkey and cabbage mixture into 4 bowls and drizzle each with the sriracha. Sprinkle with wonton strips, green onions and sesame seeds before serving.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories249
  • Protein24 g
  • Carbohydrates10 g
  • Total Fat13 g
  • Dietary Fiber2 g
  • Cholesterol78 mg
  • sodium664 mg
  • Total Sugars4 g

Egg Roll Bowl

Questions & Reviews

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  • Mirta

    Hi this sounds delicious can it be eaten cold? Also how long will it last in the fridge?

    Sure! It will last up to 3 days in the fridge and I would add the wontons right before eating so that they don't get soggy.

  • M.

    Can you use coleslaw mix for this?


  • Margaret

    Another delicious dinner from y'all! My family loved it. I could not find wonton strips so I bought some eggroll wrappers, cut them into strips and baked them. It worked! Thank you so much for all the great recipes! And, when is the next cookbook coming out?

    Thanks Margaret, we are so happy your family loved it! We love your dedication to the wonton strips, nice work!

  • Lindsay

    This is such a great weeknight recipe! So easy, fast, and flavorful!

    I couldn't find wontons at the store so I added an 8oz can of water chestnuts for some more crunch. I also served it with some rice.

    It's going in my family's regular meal rotation too! Thanks Modern Proper <3

    YAY! That is so great to hear, we are so glad you loved it Lindsay!

  • Sara

    So good! 5 stars from my family. I added crushed peanuts instead of the wontons and it added that crunch if anyone is looking for another option😀

    AMAZING! We love when the whole family enjoys something! Thanks for trying it Sara!

  • Anna

    Oh my goodness, this was SO GOOD! I made it for the first time tonight and next time I'm going to make 50% more so there's leftovers... and so we can eat more :) I cooked it in a cast iron skillet and found the moisture from the turkey/onion mixture evaporated off so I didn't need to drain any liquid. This is going in the regular recipe rotation, fo' sho'!

    Yay! Glad this dish made the regular rotation list!