A low-carb way to enjoy the flavors of a classic egg roll, this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe includes cabbage, carrots, and sausage melded with the umami of soy sauce, ginger, and sesame.
I’m a huge fan of “bowls” like this one, that combine many flavors into one cohesive dish. The idea is to include all different types of flavors and textures, which makes the bowl incredibly satisfying. This Egg Roll in a Bowl combination is one of the best.
I think I could eat this bowl multiple times per week and never get sick of it. You won’t even miss the addition of a carb, like rice or noodles, in this dish.
The crunch from the cabbage and carrots, along with the filling protein of the sausage, makes for a very satisfy meal. You can use ground beef, chicken or turkey in this Egg Roll Bowl, as well, if you don’t want to use pork. The results are very much the same.
>> Looking for the classic version of this recipe? Check out this Homemade Egg Roll Recipe.
Ingredients You’ll Need
If you love classic egg rolls then you already know these great ingredients. There really is no secret here. The only thing you won’t find is the egg roll wrapper!
- Pork sausage – we used spicy sausage but use your favorite. You could also use ground chicken, turkey or beef here.
- Green cabbage – shredded. If you are short on time grab a bag of shredded coleslaw mix.
- Carrot – shredded
- Garlic powder
- Sesame oil – don’t skip this ingredient, it adds so much flavor.
- Ginger – fresh, finely minced
- Green onion – chopped
- Soy sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Salt and pepper – to taste
How to Make Egg Roll in a Bowl
One of the best parts of this recipe is that you can cook it in just one pot. All you need is a large skillet and you’re ready to go.
Step one is to brown the sausage and break it up into bite-sized pieces. Make sure you leave the sausage on the heat long enough to develop some crispy brown bits. That will add excellent flavor to this dish.
If there is a lot of excess grease from the sausage, drain most of it before moving to the next step. A little extra grease will help add crispiness to the cabbage, so don’t remove it all!
Throw in the rest of the ingredients, minus the soy sauce and vinegar. You want to get a good sizzle going on the cabbage, so leave it alone in the pan for a while before stirring. This will help brown the cabbage and add lots of flavor.
Once the cabbage is nice and tender, about 10-15 minutes, add the soy sauce and vinegar and stir it all up really well. Give the sauce a few minutes to do its thing, then remove from the heat and serve. See how easy that is!
This dish is fantastic all on its own. There’s no need to serve it alongside anything else. That’s the joy of the bowl. However, you can also add cauliflower rice to bulk it up a bit, if you want. I also add Sriracha over the top of the bowl before serving it, to give it a little extra heat.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does egg roll in a bowl last in the refrigerator?
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. We don’t recommend freezing the leftovers. Cabbage tends to get watery when it freezes and then mushy as it thaws.
How many net carbs in egg roll in a bowl?
1 serving of this egg roll in a bowl has 3 net carbs. This is a great meal option because it is low in carbs and it leaves you feeling full and satisfied.
Tips and Notes
- Need a little spice? Add some Sriracha to the top
- If you are short on time use a bag of shredded coleslaw mix instead of cutting up a head of cabbage.
- Try using ground beef, turkey, or chicken in place of the pork.
- For a more filling meal add a fried egg on top.
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If you love this recipe because it all cooks up together in one pot then you will want to check out these other great recipes.
- Air Fryer Chicken and Broccoli
- Low Carb Chicken Fajita Casserole
- Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef
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Easy Egg Roll in a Bowl
- 1 pound spicy pork sausage
- 2 cups green cabbage shredded
- 1 medium carrot shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger finely minced
- 1 green onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon 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. Once sausage is no longer pink, remove from heat and spoon the excess grease from pan.
- Return skillet to heat. 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 soy sauce and rice vinegar. 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.
- Serve with cauliflower rice, if desired.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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Laura is dedicated to a low-carb lifestyle after losing 52 pounds on the keto diet. As many of us do, she struggles with her weight and has found that one of the only diet lifestyles that allows her to maintain a healthy weight is a low-carb diet. She shares her favorite low-carb recipes here that are both easy to make and full of flavor, so you don’t even miss the carbs.