Egg Roll Skillet (AKA Turkey and Cabbage Stir Fry)


Egg Roll in a skillet! A quick and easy cabbage and ground turkey based stir fry that’s perfectly hearty and deliciously flavorful! A healthier alternative to egg rolls (without the fried wonton wrappers) yet it’s still just as tasty! Less work and no oily mess here either.

Egg Roll filling in a skillet made with cabbage, bell pepper, ground turkey and seasoning.

Easier Way to do Egg Rolls!

I’ve already made this delicious Egg Roll Skillet twice this week and I know it’s a weeknight recipe we’ll want again and again!

It can be made in 30 minutes or less (make the most of your time and chop veggies while the turkey is cooking) and I love that it’s a dinner everyone can agree on. I mean how could it not be it’s basically an egg roll meets stir-fry?


Egg Roll mixture in a large non-stick skillet.

Can I Use Ground Chicken or Pork?

I tried this once with turkey and once with pork and actually preferred the turkey but if ground pork is what you have on hand feel free to use that instead, ground chicken will work great too!

I like this served with rice (brown or white) but it’s delicious all on it’s own as well.

In my opinion though it needs a fair amount of sriracha squeezed over the top – that is if you love lots of heat like I do :). Skip the take out this week an try this instead!

Egg Roll filling in a bowl with white rice.

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Egg Roll Skillet (aka Turkey and Cabbage Stir Fry)

5 from 5 votes

A quick and easy cabbage and ground turkey based stir fry that's perfectly hearty and deliciously flavorful! A healthier alternative to egg rolls without the fried wonton wrappers yet it's still just as tasty!

Servings: 5
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce, then more if desired
  • 3 Tbsp low-sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sriracha, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • Salt
  • 1 small yellow onion, halved then thinly sliced into strips from root to tip
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced into thin 2-inch strips
  • 1 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups packed shredded cabbage (16 oz)*
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together 1 Tbsp of the soy sauce with cornstarch until well blended. Mix in remaining 2 Tbsp soy sauce, chicken broth, sesame oil, brown sugar and sriracha, set aside.
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a 12-inch (deep) non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. 
  3. Add half of the ginger and half of the garlic and saute 20 seconds. Add turkey and season with just a pinch of salt. 
  4. Cook, while breaking up turkey and tossing occasionally, until turkey has cooked through. Drain and transfer turkey to a sheet of foil, wrap to keep warm.
  5. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until they have nearly softened, about 4 minutes. 
  6. Add in bell pepper and remaining half of the ginger and garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 
  7. Toss in cabbage and carrots then whisk soy sauce mixture once more and pour over cabbage. Allow to cook, tossing frequently until cabbage is tender, about 4 - 5 minutes. 
  8. Toss in cooked turkey. Taste and add in a little more soy sauce if needed. Serve warm topped with green onions and more sriracha if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • *Instead of chopping the cabbage yourself you could replace the shredded cabbage and matchstick carrots with equal amounts of coleslaw mix.
Nutrition Facts
Egg Roll Skillet (aka Turkey and Cabbage Stir Fry)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 766mg 32%
Potassium 633mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 151.1%
Vitamin C 95.8%
Calcium 8.8%
Iron 12.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Egg Rolls, Stir Fry
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Steve: Delicious! I doubled the recipe, then added half a box of cooked angel hair pasta & 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. So good! October 24, 2018 at 11:47am Reply

  • Claire: Just tried this for supper.I used fish sauce and coco aminos because we cant eat soy.Served it with fried rice wraps.Everyone loved it.Thankyou so much.I appreciate making just one recipe for a meal. October 21, 2018 at 4:29pm Reply

  • Mwilli26: Excellent recipe!! Easy to make, delicious and nutritious! :) September 17, 2018 at 6:24pm Reply

  • Sheila: Delicous! Recipe made lots. Fed 4 adults with leftovers. I added a couple extra tbsps of soy sauce at end but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Next time I will save time and take the suggestion of using the packaged coleslaw mix. Will definitely add this to the dinner rotation. May 18, 2018 at 9:34pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great feedback Sheila! May 21, 2018 at 2:31pm Reply

  • Lisa Garcia: Hello,

    I don’t usually leave comments on recipes I get off the internet but this one was so insanely delicious that I had no choice. You know a recipe is good when with every bite, you have to say out loud, “Oh, my God, this is so good.”

    So thank you, Jaclyn, for sharing this recipe with the universe. I didn’t modify or change a thing! If you can find KOSHER ground turkey near you, I would highly recommend it. It tastes superior to regular ground turkey. November 9, 2017 at 8:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Lisa!! November 10, 2017 at 9:47am Reply

  • Robin: Very good can’t complain yummy !!! Thanks for sharing February 18, 2017 at 9:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Robin! Thanks for leaving a comment! February 19, 2017 at 12:30am Reply

  • Chris: Should the sesame oil listed be the light colored oil or toasted sesame oil? October 28, 2016 at 1:08am Reply

  • Jennifer: Super delicious! Followed the recipe, yummy and easy to clean up. September 8, 2016 at 8:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Jennifer! September 14, 2016 at 2:32pm Reply

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