Here Are the Best Egg Roll Recipes You Can Make at Home

An egg roll is a Chinese-style food that contains diced meat or shrimp and shredded vegetables and is wrapped in dough that’s been fried to crispy perfection. Many of us rely on ordering Chinese takeout in order to get our egg roll fix, but we can now put those days behind us. With these recipes, you can easily fry or bake egg rolls in the comfort of your own kitchen. Pork, beef, shrimp, veggies, and even apples can be stuffed into an egg roll wrapper to create a crispy, crunchy snack, appetizer, or dinner side dish. Keep reading to discover six egg roll recipes that are worthy of any dinner table.

1. Beef Egg Rolls

Use ground beef in these egg roll recipes

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These fried rolls are packed with ground beef, cabbage, and savory seasonings. The sherry and soy sauce give these egg rolls from Allrecipes a little more kick, creating a great side to serve at the dinner table. The recipe yields 16 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus another ½ teaspoon
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, plus another ½ teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 large head cabbage, finely shredded
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons sherry
  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 1 (16-ounce) package egg roll wrappers

Head to Allrecipes for the full recipe. 

2. Classic Egg Rolls

egg rolls with dipping sauce

Classic egg rolls are always delicious | iStock.com

After preparing Taste of Home’s recipe, you won’t see the need to order egg rolls from a Chinese restaurant ever again. Filled with pork sausage, coleslaw mix, water chestnuts, onion, and plenty of seasonings, these will quickly become a family favorite. The recipe yields 14 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ pound bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 14 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Sweet-and-sour sauce

Head to Taste of Home for the full recipe. 

3. Baked Veggie Egg Rolls

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Baked veggie egg rolls are a healthier take on this dish | iStock.com

If you’re hoping to load up on veggies and zesty seasonings, Cooking Channel’s recipe will be right up your alley. Bursting with broccoli slaw, sweet potatoes, and onions, this baked egg roll recipe offers a healthier alternative to a dish that’s typically fried.

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1½ cups broccoli slaw
  • 1½ cups julienned or shredded sweet potatoes
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 (16-ounce) packages egg roll wrappers
  • 1 banana, cut in half

Soy-Lime Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Head to Cooking Channel for the full recipe. 

4. Shrimpylicious Egg Rolls

shrimp

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Looking for an exceptional egg roll to serve at your next party? Delicious ingredients such as shrimp, sprouts, scallions, celery, and savory seasonings ensure your guests will leave full and satisfied. Food Network’s shrimpylicious recipe yields 3 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups (about ½ of a 12-ounce bag) dry coleslaw mix
  • 4 ounces cooked and chopped ready-to-eat shrimp
  • ½ cup canned sliced water chestnuts, drained and cut into strips
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced width-wise
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 6 large square egg roll wrappers
  • Sweet-and-sour sauce, for optional dipping

Head to Food Network for the full recipe. 

5. Chinese Egg Rolls

garlic on a cutting board

These egg rolls are packed with fresh flavor | iStock.com

This egg-cellent tasting roll is filled with garlic, scallions, shiitakes, shrimp, and roast pork. If you’d like to make them ahead of time, you can prepare the filling a day in advance, making sure to let it cool completely before covering it and keeping it chilled. Gourmet’s recipe via Epicurious yields 24 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • About 4 cups peanut or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1½ bunches scallions (about 10), white and pale green parts cut into 2-inch lengths, then cut lengthwise into very thin matchsticks (2½ cups)
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into very thin matchsticks (2 cups)
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into very thin matchsticks (1 cup)
  • 8 large fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps sliced ¼-inch thick (3 cups)
  • 1 pound medium shrimp in shell (31-35 per pound), peeled, deveined, and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ pound Chinese roast pork or leftover roast pork, cut into 2-inch lengths, then cut lengthwise into very thin matchsticks
  • 1 (1-pound) package Asian egg roll or spring roll wrappers
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Optional: Asian sweet chile sauce, Chinese mustard

Head to Epicurious for the full recipe by Gourmet. 

6. Apple Pie Egg Rolls

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Apples go great in egg rolls, too | iStock.com

Experience the sweeter side of egg rolls with Tasty Kitchen’s recipe, which calls for apples, sugar, lemon, and spices. If you’re looking to make this delectable dessert even tastier, serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 whole lemon, juiced
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • 10-12 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar, for dusting

Head to Tasty Kitchen for the full recipe. 

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