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Egg Roll in a Bowl (freezer meal)

Egg rolls are delicious dinner option. But they’re also time-consuming to prepare. What if you could enjoy all the flavours of an egg roll without all that hard work? This egg roll in a bowl recipe has that egg roll flavour you’re craving without all the rolling.

And the best part about this simple dinner idea is that it’s perfect for freezing! Follow these easy instructions for making your own freezer meal to help speed up your dinner prep.bag filled with food and white bowl and chopsticks. Text reads "Egg Roll in a Bowl freezer meal"

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe:


  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground pork or ground Italian sausage, browned
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. bag coleslaw mix (I like the colourful one)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil

bowls of ingredients set out on a tableAssembly instructions:

  1. Add the browned ground pork, diced onion, minced garlic, coleslaw mix, and shredded carrots to a large freezer bag.
  2. Season with the onion powder, red pepper flakes, and ginger.
  3. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and olive oil.
  4. Remove excess air from the bag and seal it. Squeeze the bag a few times to mix the ingredients together, then place it flat in the freezer.

Cooking instructions:

  1. Allow the ingredients to thaw completely.
  2. Add the contents of the bag to a large skillet. Cook for 5-10 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Serve with sliced green onions on the top, if desired.

egg roll in a bowl ingredients and cooking steps

Egg Roll Bowl Recipe Ideas

Once you have the basic egg roll bowl prepared, there are so many different ways you can enjoy it! Try one of these egg roll bowl recipe variations the next time you whip up this quick and easy freezer meal:

  • Serve over rice. Create even more servings for your dinner with the help of rice. Steam enough rice to make one serving for each member of your family, then top the rice with your egg roll bowl mixture.
  • Add more veggies. Another simple way to enhance your egg roll bowl is to add more vegetables the meal. Stir fry veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and zucchini all make great additions to your egg roll bowl.
  • Use different meat. You can easily swap out the ground pork for another meat depending on your family’s preferences. Ground meat, like beef or turkey, is a good choice because it’s quick and easy to cook in bulk. Or use shredded chicken in place of ground pork for a different variation on this easy dish.

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Can You Freeze Egg Roll Filling?

You’ve probably seen egg rolls in the freezer section of your grocery store before, but have you ever wondered if you can freeze the filling of those egg rolls? All the ingredients inside your egg rolls are freezer-friendly, which means you can absolutely freeze egg roll filling! These simple tips will help you make your egg roll bowl ahead of time and store it in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy it.plastic bag filled with egg roll in a bowl filling

Egg Roll in a Bowl Tips:

  1. Cook the meat before freezing. Adding raw meat to the veggies when you store your egg roll filling in the freezer will contaminate the other ingredients. That’s why it’s important to take the time to cook your meat before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. Brown your ground pork or sauté your chicken before freezing to ensure your egg roll filling is safe to eat when you take it out of the freezer.
  2. Allow the meat to cool completely before mixing with other ingredients. After cooking your meat, it’s a good idea to allow it to cool before adding the veggies to the bag. Placing tender vegetables, like the cabbage in the coleslaw mix, in a freezer bag with hot meat will cause the cabbage to wilt.
  3. Remove excess air to prevent freezer burn. Once you have all your ingredients added to your freezer bag, take a minute to press out as much extra air from the bag as possible. This will prevent freezer burn on the egg roll ingredients.
  4. Freeze until ready to eat. You can store your egg roll in a bowl in the freezer for up to three months before you need to reheat and eat it.
  5. Allow to thaw before cooking. For best results, it’s a good idea to let your egg roll filling thaw completely before cooking it. This will make it easier to cook the ingredients and ensure everything is cooked evenly. To thaw your egg roll filling, place it in the refrigerator 24 hours before you plan on cooking it.
  6. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. After cooking your egg roll filling, you should store your leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Leftover egg roll bowl ingredients can be kept up to four days when refrigerated.

white bowl with egg roll filling. Chopsticks rest on the side

Some of our easy other skillet freezer meals:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground pork or ground Italian sausage browned
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 oz. bag coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
Assembly instructions:
  1. Add all ingredients to a large freezer bag.

  2. Remove excess air. Seal and freeze.

Cooking instructions:
  1. Thaw.
  2. Add bag contents to a large skillet. Cook for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
Recipe Notes

If desired, sprinkle with some sliced green onions before serving.