Egg Roll Skillet (AKA Turkey and Cabbage Stir Fry)

August 24, 2016

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 8 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*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 766mg33%
Potassium 633mg18%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 7555IU151%
Vitamin C 79mg96%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Egg Rolls, Stir Fry
Author: Jaclyn