Inside Out Egg Rolls (also called Egg Roll in a Bowl or Unstuffed Egg Rolls) is my go-to meal for a fast, nutrient-dense dinner. This easy recipe reminds me of eating a classic egg roll filling, but healthier and made into a meal. Made with ground pork, coleslaw mix, and cauliflower rice. Made in one skillet and under 20 minutes.

Cooked egg roll in a bowl recipe in a skillet.
Made in one skillet and under 20 minutes! A fast, easy, nutrient-dense meal.

If you love this recipe, you’ll also love these easy 30 minute or less recipes Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice, Sheet Pan Beef and Broccoli, Greek Chicken Bowls, and Skillet Chicken Stir Fry.

What You’ll Love About Inside Out Egg Rolls


  • ONE SKILLET – This deconstructed egg roll recipe is made in ONE skillet. Easy and very little clean up.
  • NUTRIENT-DENSE – This meal checks all the right boxes: healthy fats, veggies, and plenty of protein.
  • 20-MINUTE RECIPE – The entire meal takes just 20 minutes to make, from start to finish. A great recipe for busy nights.
  • WHOLE FAMILY FAVORITE – Everyone in the family loves this meal, from picky kids to those with hearty appetites.
  • MEAL PREP FRIENDLY – Make this meal for dinner one night and divide the leftovers into meal prep containers.
Ingredients needed: coleslaw mix in a bag, pork, ginger, garlic, edamame, coconut aminos, riced cauliflower.
Simple ingredients: coleslaw mix in a bag, ground pork, riced cauliflower, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), ginger, garlic, edamame.

Ingredients Needed

Think of this recipe like a traditional egg roll, without the egg roll wrappers. You’ll easily find the simple ingredients at your local grocery store.

  • avocado oil spray or olive oil spray
  • 16 ounces ground pork or see suggestions under “Substitutions & Variations” for other ground meat options
  • salt to taste
  • 12 ounces coleslaw mix (4 1/2 cups)
  • 16 ounces frozen riced cauliflower or fresh (4 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos or tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced (finely chopped) fresh ginger or 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen shelled edamame (optional) for the texture, protein, and crunch

What is Coleslaw Mix?

This recipe is made with a bag of coleslaw mix to make it fast and easy! You’ll find this mix in the produce department at just about any grocery store.

Look for a mix of pre-shredded green and red cabbage and matchstick carrots. The coleslaw mix shouldn’t include a dressing packet, but if it does toss the dressing. You only need the veggies.

Coleslaw mix is great to use for stir fry, making slaw for tacos, and egg roll bowls.

What is Riced Cauliflower?

Riced cauliflower is simply cauliflower that’s been chopped finely until coarse, resembling “rice.” You’ll find cauliflower rice in the freezer section and sometimes the fresh produce department. I buy the frozen option from Costco.

The riced cauliflower adds extra veggies and “heartiness” to this recipe. It also makes the recipe naturally low carb.

You may also make your own riced cauliflower by pulsing cauliflower florets in a food processor until they resemble coarse “rice.” See how I do this in my cauliflower fried rice recipe.

Substitutions & Variations 

  • Fresh cabbage: Instead of coleslaw mix, grab a small head of cabbage and shred it yourself. You’ll also want to grate a couple of large carrots, then combine the two ingredients. You’ll need a total of 4 1/2 cups.
  • Ground Turkey: Instead of pork, use ground turkey. Turkey is a lean protein and a great option if you want to reduce the fat in this recipe.
  • Ground Beef: Instead of pork, use ground beef. A lean ground beef works well here, like 90% lean or even 95% lean. Drain off any extra fat from the beef before adding the riced cauliflower and other ingredients.
  • Ground Chicken: Another lean meat option is to use ground chicken.
  • Cubed Chicken: Another meat option is to use cut chicken breasts (1lb of raw chicken cut into cubes). Salt and pepper the cut breasts, saute for 5 minutes, then continue with the recipe as written here.
  • Add Spice: Add red pepper flakes with the garlic and ginger for extra spice. Just a small amount of red pepper flakes goes a long way.

How to Make This Recipe

Saute ground pork in a large skillet.
First, saute the ground pork in a large skillet.

Step 1: Saute the Ground Pork

  • Spritz a large skillet with oil. This will prevent the meat from sticking to the bottom of the skillet.
  • Over medium-high heat, on the stove-top, heat the skillet.
  • Once hot, add the ground pork.
  • Sprinkle the pork with salt (1-2 generous pinches of salt) and saute for 5 minutes, or until almost cooked through (almost all pink is gone).
Sautéing the ground pork and cauliflower rice.
Add riced cauliflower to the skillet. Use fresh or frozen.

Step 2: Add Riced Cauliflower

  • Add the riced cauliflower and add a pinch of salt, again, stir to combine with the pork.
  • Continue to saute for 5 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes to prevent sticking to bottom of the skillet.
Adding the remaining ingredients to the skillet.
Add all the remaining ingredients and cook for another few minutes.

Step 3: Add The Rest of The Ingredients

  • Add the coleslaw mix to the skillet, along with a pinch of salt, then add the minced ginger and garlic. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Add the coconut aminos and continue to saute, stirring often, until the cabbage wilts down (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Add the edamame and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Taste and add more salt, if needed. The amount of salt added will depend on the coconut aminos or soy sauce used and your taste preference.
Plate the egg roll in a bowl on plates or in a bowl.
Serve as-is for a low-carb meal, or with rice, ramen or soba noodles, and/or with toppings.

Step 4: Serve

  • Spoon into bowls (or on plates). Serve as-is.
  • Or, serve on top of cooked brown rice or white rice (make the rice in the Instant Pot), cooked ramen or soba noodles, or spooned into butter or bibb lettuce for lettuce wraps.
  • Add any toppings desired (see below).
Inside Out Egg Roll bowl on a pink plate with chopped radishes and cilantro.
20 minutes and done!

Topping Ideas

Enjoy this easy recipe spooned into bowls or a plate and enjoy with or without toppings. If you want to add toppings, here are a few of my favorites…

  • Chopped Radishes: I love to use radishes for a crunchy topping (how to store & use fresh radishes). Chop the radishes, sprinkle with salt, and sprinkle over each bowl.
  • Chopped Cilantro: Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top. (How to store and use fresh cilantro.)
  • Sliced Green Onions: Add sliced green onions over top.
  • Sesame Seeds: Sprinkle sesame seeds over top.
  • Hot Sauce: Add a drizzle of your favorite hot sauce for extra flavor.
  • Hardboiled Egg: If you have hardboiled eggs from meal prep in your fridge, cut a hardboiled egg in half and add to the bowl. Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds, and, if desired, hot sauce.
  • Fried Egg: Top the bowl with a fried egg. The jammy, runny yolk pairs perfectly when cut with the bowl ingredients.

How to Store & Reheat 

  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or on the stove-top in a greased skillet until warm (3-5 minutes).
Meal prepped eggs in a roll bowl in 3 glass meal prep containers.

How to Meal Prep

Not only does this recipe make a quick and healthy dinner, it’s also great to prep in advance and enjoy for lunch or dinner throughout the week.

For school lunch, reheat the egg roll bowl ingredients, then spoon into thermos for a hot lunch. Here’s how to pack a hot lunch and more easy meal ideas.

What to Serve With This Egg Roll Bowl Recipe?

Enjoy this delicious recipe as-is for a main dish, or add a side.

  • Rice: Add rice on the side. Cook white or brown rice in the instant Pot while you prepare the recipe.
  • Noodles: Serve with ramen or soba noodles, which you can cook while the egg roll ingredients are being prepared in the skillet.
  • Lettuce Wraps: Spoon the cooked unstuffed egg roll ingredients into butter or bibb lettuce to make lettuce wraps.
  • Side Salad: Add a green salad with homemade dressing on the side.
  • Fruit: Add your favorite seasonal fruit on the side, like oranges, pineapple, apples, grapes. Or a mixed berry salad.

Find easy and healthy dinner ideas, from one pot and sheet pan meals to quick Instant Pot dinners, in my dinner section of the blog.

Inside Out Egg Roll bowl on a pink plate with chopped radishes and cilantro.
5 from 7 votes

Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl (Inside Out Egg Rolls)

My go-to meal for a fast, nutrient-dense dinner. Inside Out Egg Rolls (also called "Egg Roll in a Bowl") is like eating a classic egg roll filling, but healthier and made into a meal. Made with ground pork, coleslaw mix, and cauliflower rice, and just one large skillet, in under 20 minutes.
Kristin Marr
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 7.5 cups
Calories 211 kcal
Cost: $18

Equipment

  • 1 large skillet

Ingredients

  • avocado oil spray or olive oil spray
  • 16 ounces ground pork plain (or you can use a seasoned ground pork, like a breakfast sausage, for additional flavor)
  • salt to taste
  • 12 ounces coleslaw mix (4 1/2 cups)
  • 16 ounces frozen riced cauliflower or fresh (4 1/2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos or tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger about 1 inch chopped (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame (optional), I like this for the texture and crunch

Instructions

  • Spritz a large skillet with oil. Over medium-high heat, on the stove-top, heat the skillet. Once hot, add the ground pork. Sprinkle the pork with salt (1-2 generous pinches of salt) and saute for 5 minutes, or until almost cooked through (almost all pink is gone).
  • Add the riced cauliflower and add a pinch of salt, again, stir to combine with the pork. Continue to saute for 5 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes to prevent sticking to bottom of the skillet.
  • Add the coleslaw mix to the skillet, along with a pinch of salt, then add the minced ginger and garlic. Stir to combine all the ingredients. Add the coconut aminos and continue to saute, stirring often, until the cabbage wilts down (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Add the edamame and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Taste and add more salt, if needed. Stir, and adjust the salt until just right. The amount of salt added will depend on the coconut aminos or soy sauce used and your taste preference. The trick to seasoning this meal is to salt as you add each ingredient, building the flavor, and then to taste at the end.
  • Spoon into bowls (or on plates). Serve as-is. Or, serve on top of cooked brown rice or white rice (make the rice in the Instant Pot), cooked ramen or soba noodles, or spooned into butter or bibb lettuce for lettuce wraps.Add any toppings desired.

Notes

For spice, add 1/4 teaspoon (up to 1/2 teaspoon) red pepper flakes along with the ginger and garlic (depending on spice level desired). 
Topping Ideas
  • Chopped Radishes: I love to use radishes for a crunchy topping (how to store & use fresh radishes). Chop the radishes, sprinkle with salt, and sprinkle over each bowl.
  • Chopped Cilantro: Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top. (How to store and use fresh cilantro.)
  • Sliced Green Onions: Add sliced green onions over top.
  • Sesame Seeds: Sprinkle sesame seeds over top.
  • Hot Sauce: Add a drizzle of your favorite hot sauce for extra flavor.
  • Hardboiled Egg: If you have hardboiled eggs from meal prep in your fridge, cut a hardboiled egg in half and add to the bowl. Sprinkle with salt and sesame seeds, and, if desired, hot sauce.
  • Fried Egg: Top the bowl with a fried egg. The jammy, runny yolk pairs perfectly when cut with the bowl ingredients.
Macro Breakdown: 1 cup = 1 serving 

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 13gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 486mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. It’s such an easy meal for a quick dinner! And you can really customize it with whatever meat you have on hand.

    1. I love this recipe! Can you please tell me where you buy organic ground pork?
      Thank you!
      Tammy Roehn

      1. Yay, so glad you enjoy it, Tammy! I buy mine from Whole Foods. If you have a health food store, farmer’s market, or Sprouts in your area, can also find it there.