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Pork egg roll in a bowl is a low-carb alternative to traditional egg rolls. This is an easy recipe with ground pork, veggies and other flavours which is sure to satisfy a craving for Asian food. I love this easy one pan meal. If you want something quick and simple for a busy weeknight dinner, consider this 15 minute meal! It’s cheaper and healthier than takeout but every bit as tasty – maybe even more!

Yummy Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl. Photo credit: xoxobella.

A quick egg roll recipe is great for making a side dish but pork egg roll in a bowl is a complete meal by itself. You won’t believe how quick and easy this is.

You can add some air fryer gluten free egg roll wrappers to the plate when serving up. You will probably want to also try this gluten free healthy sweet and sour sauce too. And how about some black pepper chicken?

Why You’ll Love This

  • Versatile: There are many variations you can try if you want to add this easy one pan meal to your regular meal rotation.
  • Simple: If you can add ingredients to a wok or skillet and stir-fry them, you can make this easy recipe with easy.
  • Delicious: Whether you prepare the egg roll recipe as written or tweak the ingredients, you’re sure to find it really flavourful and well-balanced.

What Ingredients Do You Need?

You will need ground pork to make pork egg roll in a bowl. The vegetables I love to add are cabbage, carrots, beansprouts, shallot, and green onion. Soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, and an egg are the other ingredients.

How to Make this Simple 15-Minute Meal

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Cook the pork: First heat some oil (I like coconut oil) in a wok and add the ground pork. Cook it, stirring often, until no pink remains.
Slice the vegetables: You need to thinly slice the veggies, garlic, and ginger too, so do that while the pork cooks.
Add more ingredients to the wok: The garlic, ginger and shallot go in with the pork. Next you will add the veggies, soy sauce and sesame oil.
Add the egg: Push the other ingredients up the sides of the wok and crack in the egg. You can then scramble it in there, then stir it with the other ingredients. Get everything well mixed together.
Serve: Serve hot with red pepper flakes and green onions.

Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl Variations

Try ground beef or half ground beef and half ground pork if you want. Ground turkey or chicken would also work. Try other vegetables. What do you have in the refrigerator that needs to be used up? When making egg roll in a bowl with bean sprouts and green onions, you can throw anything in there!

Pork egg roll in a bowl is a low-carb alternative to traditional egg rolls.
Yummy Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl. Photo credit: xoxobella.

Bell pepper, mushrooms and zucchini would work, or you could try white cabbage. A handful of edamame beans is always good in this pork eggroll in a bowl too and they add extra protein.

I like cilantro leaves as a garnish on the finished dish. Sriracha sauce can increase the heat (or you can serve hot sauce at the table).

Coleslaw mix is a timesaving alternative to you having to slice the carrot and cabbage yourself. It might cost a few more cents but it’s convenient, that’s for sure. And is delicious in these uncommon egg rolls.

Minced onion would work instead of the shallot. You could also add some cashew halves. You wouldn’t find those in a classic egg roll but since this is served in a bowl like a stir fry, anything goes!

Choose your favourite ingredients for this quick egg roll recipe and it’ll be perfect. This easy one-pan meal can be prepared in many ways and you might want to use different ingredients every time.

What to Serve with It

This 15-minute meal is great just as it is, since it’s filling. If you want to add a side dish though, consider fried or boiled white rice. Noodles tossed in a little sesame sauce are also good if you want to add some carbs. Serve this recipe with ground pork with whatever you like.

A Healthy Alternative

Traditional egg rolls are deep-fried and popular at American-Chinese restaurants. Pork and cabbage are typical ingredients for the filling and they’re fried until crispy and served hot.

Homemade egg roll wrappers with chopsticks.

This pork egg roll in a bowl is a quick egg roll recipe which offers all of the flavour without all the oil. It’s not uncommon for a restaurant egg roll to pack about 220 calories each!

Quick and Simple as Well as Tasty!

This easy one pan meal is well worth knowing. It’s a quick egg roll recipe that can be thrown together in a few minutes. You get to choose how much of each ingredient goes into the mix, as well as what kind of ground meat you are using or which veggies. Don’t want to use meat? You can use firm tofu instead (marinate it in soy sauce first).

Egg Roll in a Bowl FAQs

Can you freeze pork egg roll in a bowl?

You can definitely freeze this. I recommend freezing it in portions in freezer-safe bags and then you can thaw it out whenever you want lunch in a hurry.

Is there a vegetarian version of egg roll in a bowl?

The egg part rules out this being vegan-friendly but you can absolutely make this suitable for a vegetarian diet by swapping the pork for your favourite protein (soy-marinated tofu, seitan and so on) or else just increasing the vegetable content and adding a handful of cashews too.

Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

5 from 10 votes

Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Pork egg roll in a bowl is an easy recipe with ground pork, veggies and other flavours which is sure to satisfy a craving for Asian food. I love this easy one pan meal. If you want something quick and simple for a busy weeknight dinner, consider this 15 minute meal!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 Pound ground pork
  • 1 Cup cabbage, napa, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 Cup carrots, matchstick
  • 1/4 Cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 Cup tamari soy sauce 
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger root, peeled and minced 
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Stalks green onion, diced, as garnish


  • Wash and prepare vegetables. Thinly slice napa and red cabbage, mince garlic, shallot, and ginger. 
  • Heat a wok over medium high heat. Add 1 tbsp coconut oil and melt. Next, add the ground pork. Break up and cook for 5 minutes. Next, add garlic, shallot, and ginger. Saute for 30 seconds.  
  • Add carrots, bean sprouts, napa cabbage, red cabbage, soy sauce, and sesame oil to the wok and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Clear a spot in the center and add the egg. Scramble for 1 minute and stir to combine. Top with red pepper flakes. 
  • Serve warm in a bowl and garnish with diced green onions.


Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 1622mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5824IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg
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I think this is the best recipe with ground pork if you want a 15 minute meal which tastes great. It’s a nice way of using up vegetables which would otherwise go beyond their prime in the refrigerator. You can serve this pork egg roll in a bowl by itself or with rice or noodles. Try ‘cauliflower rice’ (sautéed grated cauliflower) for a low-carb side dish.

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Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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