Egg Roll Skillet

updated Aug 30, 2023
Egg Roll Skillet

A veggie-rich take on the classic Chinese appetizer that you can actually eat as dinner.


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When you need a quick one-pan dinner that has tons of veggies and protein, look no further than this egg roll skillet. Inspired by the tasty filling in Chinese egg rolls, this ground pork skillet requires very little chopping thanks to a bag of coleslaw mix, but it’s full of ginger and garlic and all the hallmark flavors you expect from egg rolls. Skip the takeout tonight and give this a try instead!

Ingredient Substitutions

Don’t like pork? Go with your favorite ground meat instead; turkey or chicken would well, as long as there’s some dark meat in the mix. As for flavoring, use what you have handy: soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos all do a good job of adding savory flavors.

When looking at cabbage slaw mix, try to find one that has purple cabbage and carrots so that the skillet is colorful, but feel free to experiment with a broccoli slaw mix for a different spin! Serve with a squirt of Sriracha for a spicy kick.

Egg Roll Skillet

A veggie-rich take on the classic Chinese appetizer that you can actually eat as dinner.

Serves 4

Nutritional Info


  • 1 tablespoon

    olive or vegetable oil

  • 1 pound

    ground pork

  • 1

    medium yellow onion, diced

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon

    minced peeled fresh ginger

  • 1

    (14-ounce) bag coleslaw mix

  • 2 tablespoons

    tamari, soy sauce, or coconut aminos

  • 1/4 cup

    thinly sliced scallions

  • 1 teaspoon

    toasted (Asian) sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon

    rice vinegar


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the pork and onion, and season with the salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until the meat is cooked through and the onion is tender, about 8 minutes.

  2. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the coleslaw mix and soy sauce and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the scallions, sesame oil, and vinegar, and stir to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.