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Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl

With this Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl you’ll get all the deliciousness of an egg roll, without the egg roll part.. So good! Trust me, you’ll love this healthier version for it’s flavour and texture. Pair it with other Keto friendly Chinese inspired dishes, or enjoy it all by itself!

Two grey bowls filled with Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl.

This post was originally published on November 19, 2019, and has been updated with fresh content and images, plus we’ve added a video!

Egg rolls are one of my many, many, many weaknesses.. right up there with cheesecake and chili. I made an incredible Keto variation of both, a Blueberry Cheesecake that is creamy and dreamy and a Chili that is fully loaded and brings a tear to my eye because it’s just so dang tasty! Today I bring you another guilty indulgence turned into a guilt free winner.. Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl!

Ingredients

All ingredients used to make Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl.

Ground Pork – In a pinch, ground beef or turkey can be used instead, however, the flavour is way better with ground pork!

Bagged Coleslaw or Savoy Cabbage – For a faster dish, go for the bagged coleslaw which is already shredded. If you have the time and wish to skip the little bits of carrots that are usually in bagged coleslaw, choose the green savoy cabbage and thinly slice it up or shred it until you have 6 cups.

Soy Sauce – For strict keto, the soy sauce can be swapped out for coconut aminos.

How to make Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl

Start by heating up a skillet on medium heat with 1 tsp avocado/olive oil. Once hot, add the sliced almonds and fry just until slightly golden and aromatic, about 2-3 minutes. Add the sesame seeds and fry until golden, about 1-2 minutes more, then pour out the sesame seeds and almonds into a bowl and set aside.

A skillet with golden sliced almonds and sesame seeds.

Return the skillet to the heat and add 1 tsp avocado/olive oil. Peel the garlic and ginger and then either mince them both or grate them with the small side of a cheese grater. Once the oil is hot, add the ginger, garlic and black pepper. Stir into the oil and fry until fragrant, 1-2 minutes, then add the ground pork.

Continue to cook, stirring often, until the meat is no longer pink. Stir in the Chinese 5 spice until fully incorporated, then stir in the bagged coleslaw.

A skillet with cooked ground pork and coleslaw.

Fry until the cabbage is soft, about 4-5 minutes, and then chop the green onions into thin slices. Once the cabbage is soft, stir in the green onions, sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds and sliced almonds. Serve hot!

A skillet with Keto Egg Roll in a Bag.

Watch the whole thing go down:

Frequently Asked Questions

What to pair with Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl

My favourite Keto dishes to pair with Egg Roll in a Bowl are Sweet & Sour Chicken, Cauliflower Fried Rice or Chicken Stir Fry.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs is also awesome, as well as Sweet Chili Asian Wings or Teriyaki Chicken!

Is an egg roll healthy?

Typically, no, unfortunately egg rolls are not healthy. They mean well, with their cabbage and ground pork insides, but then they are rolled with carbohydrates and deep fried in oil.

But this Egg Roll in a Bowl? It’s definitely healthy! You’ve got a good source of protein and low carb vegetables, all with just 5.9 g net carbs per serving.

How long is Keto egg roll in a bowl good for?

If kept in an air tight container, it will last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. If you want it to last longer than that, it can also be stored in the freezer! I would either microwave to reheat, or it can be reheated in a skillet on the stove.

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Wooden bowl filled with keto egg roll in a bowl.

Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl

Get all the deliciousness you get in an egg roll without the carbs! This Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl is flavourful, fast and easy to make, plus super addicting!
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb ground pork *see note 1
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • 400 g bagged coleslaw or 6 cups shredded savoy cabbage *see note 2
  • 2 stalks green onion
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or coconut aminos *see note 3

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat a skillet on medium heat. If it is not a non stick pan, add 1/2 tsp butter or avocado/olive oil. Once hot, add the sliced almonds and fry just until slightly golden and aromatic, about 2-3 minutes. Add the sesame seeds and fry until golden, about 1-2 minutes, then pour out the sesame seeds and almonds into a bowl and set aside *see note 4.
  • Return the skillet to the heat and add 1 tsp avocado/olive oil. Peel the garlic and ginger and then either mince them both or grate them with the small side of a cheese grater. Once the oil is hot, add the ginger, garlic and black pepper. Stir them into the oil and fry until fragrant, 1-2 minutes, then add the ground pork/beef. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Stir in the Chinese 5 spice until fully incorporated and then stir in the bagged coleslaw. Fry until the cabbage is soft, about 4-5 minutes, and chop the green onion into thin slices. Once the cabbage is soft, stir in the green onions, sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds and sliced almonds *see note 5. Serve hot!

Notes

  1. In a pinch, ground beef or turkey can be used instead, however, the flavour is way better with ground pork!
  2. For a faster dish, go for the bagged coleslaw which is already shredded. If you have the time and wish to skip the little bits of carrots that are usually in bagged coleslaw, choose the green savoy cabbage and thinly slice it up or shred it until you have 6 cups.
  3. For strict keto, the soy sauce can be swapped out for coconut aminos.
  4. Be careful when frying the sesame seeds – they will burn very quickly, so keep a close eye on them!
  5. I prefer my cabbage cooked until just soft to retain some of the texture.
 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 5.9 g net carbs per serving, if the keto egg roll in a bowl was divided into 4 portions.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.4g | Protein: 25.2g | Fat: 25.6g | Sodium: 584mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Net Carbs: 5.9g
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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This Egg rolls Bowl looks absolutely amazing! I love the idea of having everything in a bowl and I can’t believe that it’s all Keto!

  2. 5 stars
    I love recipes like this!! I mean who doesn’t love egg rolls? All the flavor of a egg roll without the carbs!! Genius!!

  3. 5 stars
    Egg roll in a bowl is such a delicious low-carb dinner! I love that you’ve included sliced almonds in this for some great crunch!

  4. 5 stars
    I really love this idea! It’s the type of meal I always crave during the day. Easy to make and keto! Perfect recipe to add to my files.

  5. Analida Braeger

    5 stars
    I have been looking for keto dishes for my dietary changes and this one ticks all the boxes, fast and easy! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    This is a clever way of taking care of my take out cravings! It’s so good and way easier than making it myself!

  7. Jacque Hastert

    5 stars
    This is one of my go-to lunches! It is easy, delicious, and healthy can’t beat a combination like this.

  8. 5 stars
    Such a great idea to make egg rolls in a bowl instead of doing all the work to roll and fry them up! They came out delicious and satisfied all my egg roll cravings. Can’t wait to make them again!

  9. 5 stars
    This Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl looks really scrumptious! It made me super hungry that I want to eat this right now!

  10. 5 stars
    You had me at egg roll 🙂 Okay, this is a brilliant idea. I’ll have to make this this week.

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