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Inside Out Egg Roll in a Bowl (Deconstructed Egg Roll)

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Sausage egg roll in a bowl is a deconstructed egg roll perfect to crunch down on with light Asian flavor and totally guilt-free.

This egg roll side dish takes on new textures completely unstuffed and totally low carb. Together in just about 15-20 minutes, this dish is a perfectly healthy way to enjoy a homemade lunch with very little fuss. 

cast iron pan with cooked egg roll in a bowl.

Why you will love this inside out Traditional Egg Roll 

Great Lunch or Side Dish: This recipe is so versatile that you can eat it with any lean meats or simply just enjoy the veggies as-is for a fantastic lunch. The best part is that this recipe is low carb and perfect for dinner or as an egg roll in a bowl side dish!

Super Quick: Plus, this recipe is done in only 20 minutes and there are many easy alternatives to fit varying diets makes this a go-to main dish, side dish, or any time dish meal.

Incredible Flavor: Loaded with spices that make this dish about as non-boring as it comes and lots of veggies you can feel good about, this Low Carb Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl is an easy recipe that takes no time at all to make.

Ingredients

  • ground pork sausage or ground beef
  • diced onion
  • minced garlic or cloves garlic 
  • soy sauce
  • fresh ground ginger
  • vegetable oil
  • green cabbage (shredded cabbage)
  • fresh mushrooms
  • matchstick carrots (shredded carrots)
  • water chestnuts 
egg roll in a bowl ingredients.

How to make a Deconstructed Egg Roll

Love Chinese food but want to enjoy it without loads of fried and carbs? It’s so easy to take all the delicious insides and deconstruct the egg roll for an on-point low carb way to enjoy an entire “Egg roll in a bowl” guilt-free. The best part really is biting into the cabbage and seasonings and now every bite can be satisfying and savory.

  1. In a large skillet, add sausage, onion and garlic and heat on medium high, stirring frequently until meat is browned. Drain an excess grease.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and add soy sauce, teaspoon ground ginger, and frying oil.
  3. Now add shredded cabbage, matchstick carrots, sliced mushrooms and drained water chestnuts.Stir well and continue to cook until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes.(If cabbage is not wilting down, add the lid on your pot for the final 5 minutes!) 
  4. Combine and add to a serving bowl. Now you have all the fresh flavor of a traditional egg roll, without the egg roll wrapper, in a delicious egg roll filling bowl! 
deconstructed egg roll in a bowl.

Recipe Variations & Flavor Tips

Try adding one of the following ingredient variations to mix up this healthy dinner. Remember that any change you make in addition could have a nutritional value change that may no longer be considered part of a low-carb meal plan. 

  • Chopped Green Onions – Chopped green onions bring color and flavor.
  • Sriracha,  Hot Sauce or Pepper flakes – Delicious sauces are not only pretty, but can up the spice.
  • Scrambled Egg – Need some protein? Eggs are a perfect choice!
  • Wonton Strips – If you are like me and love a bit of crunchiness to your recipes, try pre-made crispy wonton strips or tortilla strips. To make homemade ones, simply strip down wonton wrappers and oil fry them. 
  • Using a Coleslaw Mix or Broccoli slaw over just plain Cabbage and Carrots.
  • Sesame Seeds or toasted sesame oil
  • Mix up the spice: Try Five-Spice, a teaspoon of garlic powder, additional soy sauce, rice wine vinegar – there really are a ton of flavors that can help make it your own. Additionally, salt and black pepper are just a nice seasoning balance without changing up any Asian flavors in the beloved egg roll bowl. 
  • Add noodles or rice – Use regular rice or sticky jasmine rice as a great filler. Noodles that work well are lo mein, ramen or rice noodles. 
  • Nuts: Nuts are often used in Asian inspired meals. We recommend cashews or peanuts. 

FAQ’s

Does egg roll in a bowl actually have an egg? 

Ironically, even with its namesake, there are no eggs in egg roll in a bowl. Egg rolls are made with egg roll WRAPPERS which account for its name. In the inside-out version, there is neither eggs nor an egg roll wrapper. All that said, I love eggs in my Asian-inspired cuisine and there is nothing wrong with adding some. What kind of meat goes well with Egg Roll in a bowl? 

When it comes to proteins, feel free to substitute with any protein:

  • ground turkey 
  • spicy breakfast sausage
  • ground chicken
  • ground sirloin

Can this dish be pre-made? 

Yes! Egg roll in a bowl heats up fairly well as long as you do not add extras like rice (Which easily dry out).  This recipe can be placed in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

What to serve with an egg roll in a bowl? 

This recipe is a whole package meal. There really isn’t a need to serve additional side dishes (did we say that??) but Asian salads or broth soups are a great pre-meal appetizer if you imagine yourself needing a bit more sustenance.  Additionally, if not on keto or low carb, we always love a great no-fail fried rice recipe, or if you are, this low carb fried rice made with cauliflower is an amazing option. For a drink, try hot tea. 

sausage egg roll with shredded cabbage in a white bowl with chopsticks on top.
5 from 2 votes

Inside Out Egg Roll in a Bowl (Deconstructed)


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Egg roll in a bowl is a deconstructed egg roll perfect to crunch down on with light Asian flavor and totally guilt-free. Grab this inside-out egg roll in a bowl recipe and be eating in under 20 minutes! Plus easy alternatives to fit varying diets make this a go-to main dish, side dish, or any time dish meal.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 head cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 8 oz. fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 8 oz. water chestnuts drained

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, add ground sausage, diced onion, and minced garlic. Heat on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until meat is browned. Drain any excess grease or fat once cooked.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add soy sauce, ground ginger, vegetable oil, shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms, and drained water chestnuts.
  • Stir ingredients well and continue to cook until cabbage is tender, which takes about 10 minutes. (If your cabbage is not wilting down, add the lid on your pot for the final 5 minutes!)
  • Stir and serve egg roll in a bowl while still hot. See notes for additional toppings and flavor variations.

Notes

RECIPE VARIATIONS & FLAVOR TIPS
Try adding one of the following ingredient variations to mix up this healthy dinner. Remember that any change you make in addition could have a nutritional value change that may no longer be considered part of a low-carb meal plan. 
  • Chopped Green Onions – Chopped green onions bring color and flavor.
  • Sriracha,  Hot Sauce or Pepper flakes – Delicious sauces are not only pretty but can up the spice.
  • Scrambled Egg – Need some protein? Eggs are a perfect choice!
  • Wonton Strips – If you are like me and love a bit of crunchiness to your recipes, try pre-made crispy wonton strips or tortilla strips. To make homemade ones, simply strip down wonton wrappers and oil fry them. 
  • Using a Coleslaw Mix or Broccoli slaw over just plain Cabbage and Carrots.
  • Sesame Seeds or toasted sesame oil
  • Mix up the spice: Try Five-Spice, a teaspoon of garlic powder, additional soy sauce, rice wine vinegar – there really are a ton of flavors that can help make it your own. Additionally, salt and black pepper are just a nice seasoning balance without changing up any Asian flavors in the beloved egg roll bowl. 
  • Add noodles or rice – Use regular rice or sticky jasmine rice as a great filler. Noodles that work well are lo mein, ramen, or rice noodles. 
  • Nuts: Nuts are often used in Asian inspired meals. We recommend cashews or peanuts. 
Can this dish be pre-made? 
Yes! Egg roll in a bowl heats up fairly well as long as you do not add extras like rice (Which easily dry out).  This recipe can be placed in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 4people | Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1213mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g

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  1. This was a big hit with everyone in my family! I added a little extra meat and served it over rice. My kids now want this once a week!

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