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his Egg Roll in a Bowl is a Paleo, keto, and one-pot ground turkey recipe that is loaded with Asian flavor.  It is a cabbage and ground turkey dinner recipe that is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and Whole30 approved.  From start to finish, you can have this healthy, low-carb, quick and easy meal ready in under 30 minutes!

Want a few other low-carb and keto ground turkey recipes?  You might also enjoy these Taco Lettuce Wraps, Paleo Turkey Meatloaf, and these Stuffed Avocados.


Every now and then I will make a recipe and I know it is a success within the first 24 hours.

I promise I’m not being cocky.  There is a method to my madness to prove this theory.

How exactly do I know?

Cohl and I wage leftover war against each other and fight to the egg roll in a bowl finish.

Cabbage is flying around as we elbow our way to the refrigerator for one last bite.

Ok, I’m getting a little dramatic here, but for realz.

These keto egg roll in a bowl leftovers can cause quite the stir.

Not to mention this simple recipe actually gets BETTER with time!

All of the delightful Asian flavors meld together in a harmonious medley of low-carb cabbage and ground turkey bliss.

So what is the solution to this leftover war?

Make another batch of this easy one-pot dinner recipe… because it takes less than 30 minutes!!

(Or double the batch and meal prep it for the week!)


Who needs the egg roll wrapper when you have all of the inside goodness in one enormous bowl?

I don’t know about you, but I sure do feel crummy after eating an egg roll.

Maybe it’s the grease the egg roll is fried in or the gluten-filled wrapper.

But did you know all of the ingredients INSIDE of the egg roll are actually pretty good for you?

So let’s take all of those nutritious ingredients out, toss ’em around in a skillet, and make an egg roll in a bowl!


So what exactly are those nutritious ingredients inside of an egg roll?

  • Ground Turkey: Traditionally ground pork is found inside most egg rolls.  To make this recipe healthier you can either use ground turkey, ground chicken, or ground beef, instead.
  • Cabbage: Green cabbage was used in this recipe.  You can also do a mixture of purple and green cabbage to give it an extra pop of color.
  • Carrots: An egg roll in a bowl would not be complete without this nutritional powerhouse.  Make sure to read below about the best way to shred carrots for this recipe.
  • Onion: A sweet onion is used in the egg roll in a bowl recipe. Green onions also make a wonderful addition when serving.
  • Ginger + garlic: Fresh ginger and garlic are both used to add an anti-inflammatory punch.
  • Soy sauce: Read below about a few alternatives you can use if you are gluten-free or on a Whole30 diet.
  • Vinegar: There are a few different types of vinegar that work great in this egg roll in a bowl recipe.
  • Sesame Oil: Do not leave this very important ingredient out!  It gives this recipe a unique flavor.


How thinly you shred the carrots and cabbage make a big difference on the finished recipe.

If you cut vegetables too thin you will end up with an egg roll in a bowl that is soggy.

Slice them too thick and they will be undercooked and hard.

The best way to shred the carrots for this recipe is to use a large food processor.

  • Yes, you can buy the matchstick carrots that are in a bag. However, they will need to be cooked longer to make sure they are cooked through.

For the cabbage, it is best to slice it with a very sharp knife.

  • Cut the cabbage no thicker than ¼-½ inch slices for the best results.


This recipe is a great one to have on hand.  There are numerous ingredient substitutions you can make depending on what you have in your pantry.

Types of Soy Sauce:

  • Traditional Soy Sauce: This works great if you are not avoiding soy or gluten.
    • There are some gluten-free soy sauce brands available.
  • Tamari Sauce: My favorite soy sauce substitution if you are gluten-free.
  • Liquid Coconut Aminos: This is free from gluten and soy.  It makes a great Whole30 and Paleo substitute for soy sauce.

Cook’s Tip: All of these soy sauce variations can be located in the Asian food aisle at your local grocery store.

Types of Vinegar:

  • Rice Wine Vinegar:  This is the most traditional vinegar found in an egg roll and delivers the most authentic flavor.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar:  The second best vinegar to use and is a great Whole30 and Paleo substitute for rice vinegar.
  • White Wine Vinegar:  While this vinegar is not the best substitute, it will work if that is all you have.

Cook’s Tip: The apple cider and white wine vinegars will be located on the vinegar/oil aisle at your grocery store.  The rice wine vinegar will either be on the vinegar aisle or in the Asian or Ethnic food ingredient aisle.

See the recipe card for further details and ingredient amounts.)

  1. Saute olive oil and ground turkey in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Cook for 5-6 minutes, or until turkey is almost cooked through.
  3. Push turkey to the side of the pan and add onion and the other tablespoon of oil. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add shredded carrots, garlic, and ginger and saute for 2 minutes. Stir the vegetables and turkey together.
  5. Pour chicken broth in the pan and scrape the bottom of it to deglaze it.
  6. Add cabbage, coconut aminos or soy sauce, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir well and cover with a lid.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 12-15 minutes, or until cabbage is to your desired tenderness.
  8. Just before serving add toasted sesame oil and stir to combine.


There are a few ways you can serve this ground turkey and cabbage recipe for lunch or dinner:

  • Over a bed of regular white, brown, or basmati rice.
  • Make it low-carb friendly and serve it with cauliflower rice.
  • With some protein-packed quinoa.
  • Eat it in a bowl by itself – you don’t really need the rice or quinoa!
  • Top it with green onions and toasted sesame seeds.


How long will this recipe last?

Egg roll in a bowl can be refrigerated for up to 3-5 days.  The flavors actually get better with time!

What is the best way to reheat this recipe?

Reheat leftover egg roll in a bowl in a skillet over medium-low heat for the best taste and texture.

You can also warm it up in the microwave, but the texture will be soggier.

Can I freeze leftover egg roll in a bowl?

I would not recommend freezing this recipe.  Excess water will accumulate after thawing and make the cabbage mushy.


Want to change this recipe up a bit?  A few variations you can try include:

  • Use different varieties of cabbage – green or purple cabbage both taste great!
  • Ground beefturkey, or pork all work great in the recipe.
  • If you’re not on a Paleoketo, or Whole30 diet you can use regular gluten-free soy sauce or Tamari instead.
  • Load it up with even MORE vegetables.  Chinese broccoli, zucchini, and squash would taste great in here, too.

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