Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl [Recipe] – aka Crack Slaw

Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl [Recipe]

Keto egg roll in a bowl has been an all-time favorite dish of mine since embarking on a ketogenic lifestyle. It’s crazy popular in the low carb, paleo, and whole 30 circles for several reasons: it’s quick, it’s easy, and it captures the delightful essence of an egg roll without all the garbage added. In fact, it’s so beloved in the low carb community, many people refer to it as “crack slaw”. That alone should tell you how addicting this meal is!

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Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl [Recipe]

If you’re wondering what the flavor of the dish is like, it’s as if the tasty filling was scooped out of an egg roll and delivered in a bowl while the greasy wrapper is tossed aside. Instead of deconstructing an egg roll and working backward to pick out the part that is low carb friendly (I’m looking at you pizza-topping-picker-offer), pick up a few things from the grocery store. It will be worth it, don’t worry.Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl [Recipe] - Keto Crack Slaw

The Egg Roll in a Bowl (aka Crack Slaw) Recipe

You’ll need a head of cabbage (yes, you can have cabbage on a keto diet), half an onion, a clove of garlic, coconut aminos (you can also use liquid aminos or soy sauce), ground ginger, chicken broth, a couple green onion stalks, and a pound of ground pork. If you’d like to shoot for an authentic Asian flavor profile, you could also score some sesame oil while you’re out and about. I’ve made it without sesame oil plenty of times, and it’s still a hit, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand and trust that it will always be delicious.

Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl [Recipe]Brown your ground pork in a large pan or wok and cut your low carb cabbage and onion into long strands while the meat is cooking. You can use a knife, but the easiest way I have found to cut an entire head of cabbage and onions into threads is using a spiralizer. I am a huge fan of The Inspiralizer and couldn’t recommend it more; that thing is an animal! Noodley head of keto cabbage in seconds flat! Not a single tear shed cutting an onion! I’m so hooked and it’s perfect for making “crack slaw”.

To finish off your keto egg roll in a bowl, add a bit of oil to the pan with your pork and throw the onions in. Mix minced garlic and ground ginger into the soy sauce or liquid aminos, then add to the pan once the onions have caramelized. Add the cabbage to the mix and begin tossing the ingredients together. Drizzle the chicken broth over the cabbage leaves and frequently stir for a few minutes. Garnish with green onion and voila! A keto egg roll in a bowl!

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Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl [Recipe]

This egg roll in a bowl tastes just like the real thing without the oily wrapper!

Course Main Course, One pot meal, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 268 kcal
Author Tasha Metcalf


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 head cabbage thinly sliced
  • ½ onion medium, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 stalks of green onion


  1. Brown ground pork in a large pan or wok over medium heat.
  2. Ensure cabbage and onion is thinly sliced into long strands. Use a spiralizer to cut the vegetables for quickest results.
  3. Add sesame oil and onion to pan with browned ground pork. Mix together and continue cooking over medium heat.
  4. Mix soy sauce, garlic, and ground ginger together in a small bowl. Once onions have browned, add the sauce mixture to the pan.
  5. Immediately add the cabbage mixture to the pan and toss to coat the vegetable and evenly distribute ingredients. Add chicken broth to the pan and mix. Continue cooking over medium heat for three minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Garnish with salt, pepper, and green onion.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl [Recipe]
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 628mg 26%
Potassium 508mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 69.2%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl [Recipe]

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  • It’s the most unassuming dishes that taste the best 🙂 This will definitely have to be tried out. I’ve gone off bread a long time ago… Thanks for sharing!

  • I thought yeah right. Well……………shame on me. This is fabulous. Soooo good. Definitely use the sesame oil. Thank you so much Tasha!

  • I make this recipe at least once a week. Love, love, love it. (What’s with the ‘read previous post’ with included comment pop-up from the right side of the screen? It’s annoying and I can’t get rid of it. I have to scroll the information I want to read above and past it).

  • Maybe it’s because I didn’t use sesame oil but I gelt like it’s not very flavorful. 😐 and I was very excited about this dish. Next time I will try the sesame oil.

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  • Really easy to throw together and the flavors were spot on. Be sure to use the sesame oil! You can tell the moment you add it that it’s going to be delicious by the way it smells.

    I don’t have a spiralizer, so I just sliced the cabbage and onion thin. Who knew how much I like cabbage?

    I didn’t make the full recipe. I divided the recipe and just made enough for lunch. This is my new favorite recipe. I’m trying the Shredded Chicken Chili for dinner though so it may have competition. Found you through a post on

  • I’d really like to know too if this can be frozen… I live alone and I’m a small woman, I have to be careful not to end up eating more than one serving of delicious foods.

  • Instead of thinly slicing cabbage, we used store bought Cole slaw mix. Worked great!! This recipe is yummy. It hit the spot!

  • Just started Keto and this was a smashing success! I added thin strips of carrots for a bit more color and it was delish!💜

  • We both liked it but we’re left scratching our heads about a full head of cabbage. We used a head of napa and it was way to much. Can’ you quantify it in cups?

  • I thought I was the only one who only ate the inside of an eggroll (much to the disappointment of my Asian mother)! I have a spiralizer that I use all the time (with zucchini, potatoes, etc.), but I have never used it with cabbage. And honestly, I am having a hard time picturing the logistics of putting cabbage through a spiralizer. Can you describe the best way to do that?

  • Just made this, so flipping good. I used bagged coleslaw mix with carrots in it. Worked great. Tasted just before serving. I missed the peanuty flavor I taste from frying the wrapper. So I added 1heaping teaspoon of peanut butter. THERE IT WAS!! Amazing. Thanks for this recipe and I started following your posts

  • I did triple the garlic and ginger. I also added some extra soy sauce and chicken broth. I added a little over 1/4 cup of Erythritol. I cooked it for way longer longer than 3 minutes. It was good with the additions.

  • This is our favorite keto recipe by far! You rock! I use ground chicken breast instead of sausage (makes a huge difference on calories), and add a bit of rice wine vinegar. We use this to make lettuce wraps. I make a double recipe so we have plenty of leftovers! We can’t get enough of this! Sesame oil = essential!

  • i would like something sweet on top, any suggestions. I feel like I am missing the sweet and sour sauce. Otherwise it is very good.

  • P.S. I had never thought about using my spiralizer for onions…totally for the win!!! Thank you for the idea!

  • Can you possibly say approx. how large your cabbage was? I know it cools down, but I feel like mine must have been huge! I weighed it out (after slicing) to about 750g and even using a fairly large/deep skillet, I couldn’t fit it all. I could’ve added more after letting the first bit cook down but didn’t want to muck around with some of it being unseasoned and whatnot.

  • Very tasty recipe, thank you for sharing. I topped the egg roll bowl with several over easy butter fried eggs. Great combination.

  • I made this for the first time last week exactly as is, except I didn’t use a whole head of cabbage because it seemed like too much once I cut it up (it wouldn’t have been). I really liked it and it helped my Chinese food cravings a lot! I found it too salty, though, between the soy sauce and the chicken broth…and I am a salt-aholoic. I’ve already made it a second time with reduced sodium soy sauce and it is even better. The second time I also added some chopped celery with the onions, and put them in while the meat was still browning to save some time. A bag of shredded cabbage (like for a cole slaw) made this super fast and easy to clean up. The leftovers are great! Thanks for this great recipe!

  • Wow! This dish is stupid good! Used a mandolin to grate the cabbage, added the sesame oil and freshly grated ginger. Amazing!

  • I use ground turkey instead of sausage and in place of the soy sauce and chicken broth I use pickle juice! So good 😊 I’ve added cayenne pepper a few times too when I want to kick it up a bit!

  • Oh my goodness this was so good!! We used seasame oil, 4 cloves of garlic and fresh ginger 🙂 we will be trying more of your dishes as this one was such a success!

  • Also curious if this freezes well. Thanks for the recipe!!! Topped with salt and pepper cashews and sesame seeds as well. Such a generous serve and tasty, so I’d love if it froze well!! ☺️

  • I was wondering if this is still good cold. I started a pretty busy job recently, and I’m looking to prepare dishes that I can just grab at work and dishes my fiance doesn’t always have to heat up to eat.

  • Learning to cook low carb and low Vitamin K has been a challenge.
    I subbed crisp cooked spaghetti squash for the cabbage, it works! Cook the halved seeded squash in the microwave cut side down until the strings just start to separate, mine took about 5 minutes. Scoop the squash and continue with the recipe. Yum!

    • Ooh, that does sound challenging! Have you poked around the USDA nutrient database lists at all? Maybe it would help since you can apply search filters based around whichever vitamins/nutrients you choose. Just thinking of ways to help you brainstorm ingredient choices that would fit with your dietary restrictions. It’s a totally free tool and might be of interest! You can even export your results into a spreadsheet for future use, etc.

      I like your recipe idea too; what a great suggestion, Gina. Spaghetti squash is really tasty!

  • Tried this tonight but all we could taste was the soy! is 1/4 cup liquid aminos really correct? It is SO salty. I will make it again but probably only do like 2 tablespoons next time.

    • Hey Paige! I just switched over to a new recipe plugin and nutrition label format (like 2 days ago, super recent!) and it only lets me pick one option for the number of servings. Before, I had multiple options like 6-8 servings and broke the nutrition info into smaller serving sizes. The 4 net carbs was in reference to the smaller serving size listed in my previous table. Since I only have one option now, I went with the most conservative choice.

      You’re right though! My new label reflects a 6g net carb count.

  • My husband and I just started the Ketogenic diet and looking for things to make. My husband who doesn’t like cabbage loved this!! I’m going to try making it again this week but using shrimp instead.

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