Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl Skillet

This Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl is made in under 20 minutes in just one skillet with ground turkey, shredded cabbage, and fresh ginger and garlic. It’s lightly spicy and drizzled with sweet mayo that’s so cooling and creamy. It’s a budget-friendly Paleo/Gluten Free dinner your whole family will love!

I could not be more excited about this Ground Turkey Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe! It’s so fresh and light, with really bright flavors and so much texture. Truth be told, I never really liked traditional Egg Rolls (too greasy), but this dish is a total home run! And what a bonus, it’s a totally Whole30 compliant!

Watch this step by step recipe instruction video!!!

I’m sure by now you’ve seen a million takes on Egg Roll in a Bowl, and I love how there are so many ways to customize it! My Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe is made with ground turkey and in just one skillet (easy clean up!). It’s mildly spicy, with the chili-infused sesame oil warming the entire dish. And the sweet mayo drizzle totally mellows and cools it, rounding out and balancing the flavors. Make this recipe because it does not disappoint! Seriously!

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I’m strangely proud of how good I am at reinventing classic takeout dishes with Whole30 compliant ingredients. Just check out my Whole30 Orange Sesame Chicken and Broccoli or my Whole30 Kung Pao Chicken! They both get great reviews and are super family friendly. And you know what? This Turkey Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe is no different. When my husband ate this Whole30 Egg Roll in a bowl, he said, “If you ever open a restaurant, put this on the menu!” High praise, my friends.

Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl - Finished Dish

Why I’m crazy about this Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe:

There are so many things I love about this recipe! It’s really fast, budget-friendly, and my whole family loves it, but I think my favorite thing about it is that it’s made in one skillet… because my least favorite chore is dishes. I hate dishes. Probably because I grew up in a house with no dishwasher, the tragedy! I also had to walk to school uphill both ways (wink). So when I make this recipe, I have almost no dishes to do — just the skillet, the cutting board, the knife, and the plates we eat off. That I can handle!

Here’s a Whole30 life hack for you:

Choose one convenience item for every dinner you cook. Some convenience items I like to buy are store bought tomato sauces, pre-cut veggies, and salad dressings. It’s a small, budget-friendly change that gives you a bit of a break every night of the week. In this recipe, I used store bought cole slaw mix. It’s much, much easier than cutting it myself. For some of the other Whole30 convenience items I like to buy, read my Whole30 Walmart grocery list post.

Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl with Sweet Mayo

Egg Roll in a Bowl FAQ:

Can I use another kind of meat? YES! I use ground turkey in this recipe, but you could easily swap ground pork or ground chicken. Of the choices, I do prefer turkey, though, because it’s so mild in flavor. The brightness of the garlic, ginger and sesame oil really shine through without competing with too much richness from the meat.

Do I have to use Sesame oil? No, but I really wouldn’t recommend substituting another oil. The sesame oil has a distinct flavor that’s pretty important to this dish. That said, you can substitute and it’ll still be great – but you should choose an oil with high smoke point, like avocado oil.

Can I make this a Vegetarian Egg Roll in a Bowl? Absolutely! Use a mixture of sautéed diced mushrooms and carrots instead of the meat for a fab vegetarian option!

Can I make Egg Roll in a Bowl in my Instant Pot? Yes, I love to do that! Follow the directions below, but use your Instant Pot set to Saute Mode. Once you add in the cabbage, set to High Pressure for 0 minutes. Yes, I said ZERO minutes. By the time it gets to pressure, it’ll be cooked enough and time to release it! Use a Manual Pressure Release, stir it up, and serve!

Only a few ingredients make this ultra flavorful dish a home run.
Tip: Buy pre-shredded Cole slaw mix so there’s hardly any prep work!

Egg Roll in a Bowl NOTES:

  1. Choose the biggest skillet you have with a lid. The cabbage cooks down a ton, but it starts out taking up a lot of space.
  2. I included a range for the amount of coconut aminos you should use in this recipe. Coconut aminos are a pantry staple for your Whole30, but the saltiness of the coconut aminos depends on the brand you buy. I end up using more Bragg’s than than I do when I use the Trader Joe’s brand. Start with less, taste, and add more if you’d like. It’s always easier to add more than to try to take it away!
Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl with Sweet Mayo

Thanks for checking out my Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl, made in 20 minutes in just one skillet! Are you looking for more super simple Whole30 weeknight dinners? Check out my Whole30 Shrimp Fra Diavolo or my Whole30 Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers!

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Whole30 Egg Roll in a Bowl with Sweet Mayo
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Whole30 Ground Turkey Egg Roll in a Bowl

The easiest one skillet weeknight meal that your whole famliy will love! Lightly spiced with with fresh flavors and topped with a creamy, sweet sauce. Paleo, Gluten Free and Whole30.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 406 kcal


Turkey Egg Roll in a Bowl

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 16 oz. bag shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp minced ginger about a 1 inch knob
  • 1 shallot
  • 5-6 green onions
  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp spicy sesame oil or substitute regular sesame oil and a big dash of hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sweet Sauce

  • 1/2 cup compliant mayo
  • 3 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos


Prep the Veggies

  1. Mince the garlic and ginger. Slice the shallot and chop the green onions, separating the whites from the greens.

Make the Sweet Mayo

  1. Whisk the ingredients together.

Cook the Dish

  1. Brown the turkey in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes, breaking it apart as it cooks. *If you're using a fattier meat, you can drain the excess grease, if you'd like to!

  2. Add the sesame oil, then add in the garlic, ginger, and the white parts of the onion. Stir together and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the shredded cabbage and coconut aminos and turn the mixture then cover. Cook for another 5-8 minutes, uncovering and mixing a few times. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  1. Divide the mixture between four large bowls. Top with a big drizzle of the sweet mayo, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and the green sliced onions.

Instant Pot Adaptation: