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Quick and Easy Egg Roll in a Bowl

This quick and easy Egg roll in a bowl is a simple and delicious meal that comes together in about thirty minutes, or less, which makes it great for a weeknight dinner. It's a frugal meal, too. The total cost for this recipe is $5.22 or about $1.05 per serving. We enjoy to eat this served over rice and topped with wonton strips and green onions. If you're looking for a lower carb option, skip the rice and wonton strips. This recipe serves 5 without the rice. You can easily serve 8 if you serve it on top of a bed of rice.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 5
Calories 299 kcal


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage (made from pork, turkey, or chicken) ($1.98)
  • 1 medium brown or yellow onion quartered and thinly sliced ($0.23)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced ($0.09)
  • 2 (14 oz) packages coleslaw mix ($1.98)
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce ($0.38)
  • 1 ½ tsp ground ginger ($0.06)
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced ($0.50)


  • Put sausage into a pan on the stove to cook. Stir frequently to break the meat in to smaller pieces.
  • While sausage is cooking, quarter and slice the brown onion, and add it to the pan. Continue to stir to break the sausage into smaller pieces.
  • Peel and mince the garlic and add it to the pan with the sausage and onions.
  • Once the meat is cooked, add the two packages of coleslaw mix, the soy sauce, and the ground ginger and mix well.
  • Continue to toss the meat and cabbage together until the cabbage has reached your desired degree of tenderness. We like ours pretty soft.
  • Serve topped with sliced green onions. You can serve it over rice or topped with crispy wonton strips.


We don't like the taste of sweet breakfast sausage in this recipe, but you can use mild or hot according to your preference.  You can also use pork, turkey, or chicken sausage. 
You can substitute minced garlic from a jar for the cloves of fresh garlic.  1 tsp is about two cloves. 
If you have fresh ginger, you can substitute about 1 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger for the dried ground ginger.  Simply add it in the beginning when you add the garlic and onion. 
Keyword breakfast sausage, brown or yellow onion, coleslaw mix, garlic, green onion, ground ginger, soy sauce