If you love that flavor of egg rolls, wait until you try this quick and easy gluten free egg roll in a bowl recipe. This egg roll bowl recipe is full of fresh, delicious vegetables and your choice of ground turkey, beef, pork, or vegan meat. It is full of egg roll flavors without the carbs from deep frying.

A close up of the egg roll in a bowl.

If you love egg rolls but balk at all of the work involved, from rolling to frying, let me introduce you to my family’s new favorite dinner recipe. This low-carb egg roll-in-a-bowl recipe is hearty and full of delicious vegetables.

This no-guilt dinner is so easy to make. Although cabbage and carrots are standard, you can add in any vegetables you have on hand!! You can make this recipe with any ground meat or even leftover rotisserie chicken!

If you want a great family dinner, I have tons of delicious gluten free dinner recipes to try!

Why this gluten free egg roll in a bowl makes a great meal:

  1. You are going to love this recipe for two reasons. First, there is so much flexibility in what ingredients you use. You can vary the meat and add in veggies.
  2. Second, you make this a vegan egg roll in a bowl or one with meat or seafood.
  3. I also love that this recipe is made with common, easy-to-find gluten-free Asian sauces, so there is no need to go to any specialty stores to shop for ingredients!

If you are wondering what other Asian sauces are gluten free, I go over them in my Gluten Free Beef and Broccoli recipe.

A great quick meal! Love it! I make a batch and then have it for lunch for a few days. (If you want to jazz it up – try some yum yum sauce!)”

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Allergen Information:

This homemade egg roll in a bowl recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and oat-free. Make it soy-free using coconut aminos instead of gluten-free soy sauce.

Photos of the egg roll in a bowl ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Meat, vegan meat substitute, or seafood – I LOVE making this vegan with Impossible Burger, but you can use ground turkey, beef, or pork. I also like to use shrimp! Pick the protein you have on hand!
  • Gluten free soy sauce – You can also use tamari or coconut aminos! I prefer low sodium.
  • Cabbage – I typically use green cabbage, but purple cabbage also works well. The secret is to slice it very thinly.
  • Sugar – This recipe includes a tablespoon of sugar. You can use honey or maple syrup if you prefer a non-refined sugar alternative.
  • Veggies—Use any you have on hand. I used cremini mushrooms in mine, but you can also try shiitakes!

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Are you ready to make this easy egg roll-in-a-bowl recipe? Grab a big cutting board and your ingredients. I recommend a big cutting board because cabbage goes everywhere when you slice it thinly.

Egg roll steps 1 and 2 photos.

Step 1: Add the light cooking oil to the pan with garlic, onion (or leeks as I used), and ground meat. Note this photo is of Impossible Meat, a vegan meat substitute. You can use any ground meat or even shrimp!

Cook over medium heat until the meat is mostly browned.

Step 2: Add in the rest of the vegetables and cabbage and cook until the vegetables are softened.

Egg roll in a bowl photos of steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: In a bowl or big measuring cup, add the marinade ingredients and whisk to blend.

Step 4: Pour the sauce over the cooking vegetables. Mix to coat the vegetables. Cover and cook for another 5-8 minutes until the vegetables are cooked.

Serve this easy meal with:

Serve hot by itself or with quinoa or rice. I like to garnish this with jalapeños for some spice! You can also drizzle some sriracha over the top.

A bite of egg roll in chopsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you use other gluten free Asian sauces in this recipe?

You could use a little hoisin sauce, maybe a tablespoon, but it really isn’t necessary. Using this sauce will make the egg roll in a bowl taste more like a stir fry.

Is there a shortcut to make this recipe quicker?

If you want to save time by not chopping the cabbage and vegetables, you can use bagged coleslaw (without the dressing!).

Is this egg roll in a bowl keto?

It is considered keto if you don’t serve this egg roll recipe over rice.

Does this egg roll in a bowl freeze well?

You could freeze this recipe, but it will not thaw out well because the cabbage will turn to mush.

How long will this keep?

This should keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in your refrigerator.

You may also love using this Traeger Pulled Pork in this egg roll in a bowl recipe. The shredded pork works nicely.

More Gluten Free Asian Recipes:

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If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A close up of the egg roll in a bowl.

Gluten Free Egg Roll In A Bowl

Sandi Gaertner
This is a quick and easy gluten free egg roll in a bowl recipe. Use any ground meat, even vegan meat to make this delicious dinner recipe. Dinner is ready in under 30 minutes!
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 439 kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef * see note
  • 3 cups green cabbage sliced thinly
  • cup onion or leek, sliced thinly
  • cup carrots shredded or thinly sliced
  • cup bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon light cooking oil * see note
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste

For the Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce * see note
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce (Only add 3 TBSP more if you like a lot of soy sauce flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • crushed red peppers * optional


  • Cut the cabbage and any vegetables you like thinly. Shred the carrot with a grater.
  • In an extra large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Add the ground meat, garlic, and onion. Cook until the meat is mostly browned.
  • Add the cabbage and veggies and cook about 5 minutes until the vegetables are beginning to soften.
  • In a small bowl, add the sauce ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Pour the sauce over the vegetables and mix well. Cover and cook 5-8 additional minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  • Serve hot over rice, or by itself. If you like some spice, add sriraracha and jalapeños.


  1. Use any ground meat you enjoy. Ground turkey, ground chicken, or vegan meat like Impossible Burger. You can also use shrimp!
  2. Be sure to use a light cooking oil that is good for cooking. Do not use olive oil as it will get rancid cooking.
  3. If you can’t find gluten free soy sauce, use tamari or coconut aminos. I prefer low sodium, but you can use any you like.
  4. Add in any vegetables you like. I often add broccoli and zucchini as well.
  5. This recipe does not freeze well because it turns to mush when it is thawed.
  6. This delicious egg roll in a bowl will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 439kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 24gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 1949mgPotassium: 544mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2224IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Sandy, I made this and loved it but my husband thought it was too sweet. Is it ok to just leave out the sugar or will it be bitter? I want to make it again.

  2. 5 stars
    A great quick meal! Love it! I make a batch and then have it for lunch for a few days. (If you want to jazz it up – try some yum yum sauce!)

  3. 5 stars
    This was so good for dinner last night! 1/4 of soy sauce was perfect. We served it over white rice. My picky 4 year old even approves! Going on the meal plan list for sure.

  4. I am slightly confused on the soy sauce part.
    It says 1/4 cup
    3 TBSP

    So do you use a 1/4 and 3 tbsp of soya sauce total?

    1. Hi Melanie, Some people like more soy sauce than others. I would start with 1/4 cup and add more if you feel it needs it. I will make that more clear in the directions. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    YUM!! I’m never thought of making egg rolls without the wrapper, but this was so delicious and EASY!! Thanks for the amazing recipe.