If you are looking for a low-carb dinner that your whole family will, you’ve found it. This egg roll in a bowl recipe is a quick and easy dinner that will quickly become a family favorite. The best part is that it tastes just like the egg roll from your favorite take-out place only healthier and quicker to make.
Do you have a favorite Chinese restaurant? We do! I say we because the kids have become quite the Chinese food fanatics. If given the choice for dinner out, my daughter will immediately call out her favorite Chinese place in town. She loves the rice but my son loves the egg rolls.
I mean, can you blame him? They are deep fried rolls of sausage and cabbage-y goodness.
What is inside of an egg roll?
The classic egg roll that we all know and love is filled with shredded cabbage, chopped pork, and carrots. Some places also include bamboo shoots or mushrooms in their egg rolls.
The filling is cooked, spooned into a wheat wrapper and deep fried until golden brown in oil. It can then be dipped in a sauce of choice or eaten plain.
And yes, that all sounds wonderful, but if you are looking for a low carb version of this classic, I’ve got you covered!
What is egg roll in a bowl?
Egg roll in a bowl ingredients
- pork sausage
- fresh ginger
- toasted sesame oil
- green onions
- rice vinegar
- coconut animos
How do you make egg roll in a bowl?
After you gather your ingredients you will also need to grab a high sided skillet for this recipe. This way you are able to cook everything in one pan and not use anything extra dishes.
Start by browning the pork sausage until no pink remains, about 5 minutes. Remove excess grease, taking caution to wipe the sides if it drips. Add in the water to help deglaze the pan.
Add in the remaining ingredients, except the rice vinegar and coconut animos. Allow to cook until the cabbage has wilted and the carrots are tender crisp, about 5 minutes again. You want to stir frequently to prevent anything from sticky to the bottom of the pan.
Lastly, add in your rice vinegar and coconut animos to your veggie/sausage mixture. Heat through and serve hot. You can serve over riced or mashed cauliflower to keep it low carb and gluten free.
While this egg roll in a bowl recipe is pretty filling, you may want to add a side to this quick and easy dinner. Some great low carb side options are:
- Keto cheese grits
- Mashed cauliflower
- Broccoli fritters
- Cauliflower mac and cheese
- Cheesy baked asparagus
Egg roll in a bowl
- 1¼ lb. spicy bulk pork sausage
- ¼ c. water
- 3 c. green cabbage, shredded
- 1 medium carrot, shredded
- ½ t. garlic powder
- 2 T. toasted sesame oil
- ½ T. fresh ginger, finely minced
- 2 T. green onions, chopped
- 1 T. rice vinegar
- 2 T. coconut aminos or tamari
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Optional garnish:1 T. toasted sesame seeds
Heat a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking the meat into small pieces as it cooks, for approximately 5-6 minutes. Once sausage is no longer pink, remove from heat and carefully drain excess grease from pan.
Safety Tip: Wipe off any excess fat that drips down the side of the pan before returning to burner.
Return skillet to heat. Add water and scrape up brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Reduce heat to medium and add shredded cabbage, carrots, garlic powder, sesame oil, ginger, and green onions. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring frequently, until the cabbage wilts and the carrot softens, approximately 4-5 minutes.
Add rice vinegar and coconut aminos and stir to combine. Cook another 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
Remove from heat and transfer to a serving platter or bowl. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1087mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 19g
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This egg roll in a bowl is now added to our family favorites. So good and I love the swap of the coco aminos- makes everything diet friendly.
Yes! Coco aminos are my favorite healthy swap!
This is by far one of our favorite keto dinner recipes. Thanks for sharing your version!
Yes! One of mine as well!
Dislike pork sausage! Can I substitute something else?
You can use a lean ground beef instead. Or ground turkey. Both should work great here!
Nancy Holcomb says
Made this for dinner last night. It is now on the list for yummy, quick and easy meals. Thanks!
That’s so great to hear! It’s one of our favorite too!!
Looks Fantastic!! I may substitute ground turkey but otherwise this looks super flavorful. I think I will serve it with a side of rice
Ohhh.. ground turkey sounds great! Hope you enjoy!
Carol G says
This was delicious. I did add baked wonton chips. I made them to give it just a little crunch.
Such a great addition!
MELANIE NALEPA says
Thanks for this yummy recipe, I plan on making this, along with some homemade wonton soup, for Chinese New Year in 2 weeks for a big family party!!
That sounds fun Melanie! I hope you have a great time with family!