Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls

4.62 stars average

These healthy and delicious homemade baked egg rolls are filled with a fragrant mixture of pork and vegetables then baked until crispy.

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes

Dipping crispy oven baked egg roll

These healthy and delicious homemade baked egg rolls are filled with a fragrant mixture of pork and vegetables and baked until crispy. You’d never know they aren’t deep fried!

Liz dipping crispy oven baked egg rolls.

My boys absolutely LOVE egg rolls. However, they are often deep-fried which adds to some unhealthy fats and calories. My solution? A crispy oven baked egg roll filled with a fragrant mixture of pork, cabbage, and carrots seasoned with Asian inspired flavors like ginger and garlic. I’m able to sneak in another serving of vegetables without my kids knowing any better because I pack the filling with tons of crunchy veggies! They are also super easy to make in bulk, and freeze and reheat easy which makes them great for entertaining as well!


  • Ground pork: Makes for a flavorful and protein packed filling for the egg rolls.
  • Onion: I use a white onion for mild flavor.
  • Garlic: Aromatic and pungent flavor that sweetens as it cooks with the pork.
  • Chili paste: I love the kick of heat that the chili paste gives the filling, and I add it to the sauce, too!
  • Ginger: Sweet and spicy flavor that pairs great with the garlic and other flavors of the egg rolls.
  • Cabbage: Adds crunch and nutrition to the filling.
  • Carrot: Shredded carrots are filled with vitamins, and they also stay pretty crunchy even after they’re cooked in the filling.
  • Soy sauce: Used to help flavor the pork as well as the base for the sweet dipping sauce.
  • Rice vinegar: Adds some needed acidity to both the filling and the dipping sauce.
  • Egg roll wrappers: Store bought wrappers work perfect, and can usually be found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.
  • Butter: Helps to get the egg rolls nice and crispy while they bake in the oven.
  • Sesame oil: Strong nutty and toasty flavor that’s added to the sauce.
  • Sugar: Sweetens up and balances all of the savory and umami flavors in the sauce.
  • Scallions: Fresh scallions, or green onions, add that final, bright touch of flavor to the sauce.

How to Make Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls

Cooking ground pork

Start your egg rolls by making the filling. In a large skillet or wok, cook the ground pork seasoned with some salt and pepper.

Adding onion to sausage

Then add the diced onion.

Grating garlic into pork

And use a microplane to grate in the garlic and ginger, or you can use ginger paste as an easy short cut.

Adding chili paste to pork

Then stir in the chili paste.

Adding cabbage to wok

When pork is fully cooked and mixed with seasonings, add in the shredded cabbage.

Adding carrots to wok

Then add the shredded carrots, along with the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. Stir and cook until veggies are softened.

Adding filling to egg roll wrapper

To assemble your egg rolls, lay the wrappers out on a clean, dry surface (I usually use a cutting board). Lay the filling in the very center of the wrapper, then wet the edges with some water.

Liz rolling a baked egg roll

To roll, fold in the sides before carefully rolling tightly into a log.

Brushing egg rolls with egg wash

Lay all of your assembled egg rolls on a prepared baking sheet seam side down, and then brush each with melted butter before tossing in the oven at 425 for about 15 minutes.

Adding soy sauce to bowl

While egg rolls are baking, make the dipping sauce by pouring the soy sauce and rice vinegar into a small bowl.

Adding sugar to sauce

Then add the sugar and whisk until fully dissolved.

Adding chili paste to sauce 1

Next add the sesame oil and the chili paste, although if you don’t want it spicy, you can skip the chili paste.

Adding scallions to sauce

Finish the sauce by adding the scallions and whisking it all together.

Top view of crispy oven baked egg rolls.

When egg rolls are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the oven and serve alongside the sweet soy dipping sauce. Enjoy your Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls!

Easy Substitutions

  • Make them vegetarian. Include more veggies and omit the pork to make these into veggie egg rolls.
  • Swap the protein. You could use ground turkey, chicken, or beef inside instead of the pork if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Make it gluten free. Classic egg roll wrappers are made with flour, but you can find and buy gluten-free wrappers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can homemade eggrolls be frozen?

Yes! Bake them first, and then store them in freezer safe bags for up to 3 months. Then you can reheat them in the oven to keep them crispy!

Can you prep egg rolls ahead of time?

The filling can be made and the egg rolls can be wrapped, but then I would refrigerate and then wait to cook them until right before you plan to serve them to make sure they stay crispy.

Can you cook egg rolls in an air fryer?

Definitely! Set the air fryer to 400, follow the recipe as instructed, but layer your egg rolls in a single layer in your air fryer basket and cook for about 8 minutes.

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Liz eating crispy oven baked egg rolls.

If your family always orders the egg rolls when you go out like mine does, then they’ll love my Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls.

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egg rolls and soy dipping sauce

Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls

4.62 stars average
These healthy and delicious homemade baked egg rolls are filled with a fragrant mixture of pork and vegetables then baked until crispy.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup onion (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons chili paste (such as Sambal Oelek, optional)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger (minced)
  • 1 cup cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 cup carrot (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Nakano Natural Rice Vinegar
  • 16 egg roll wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)

Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce


  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Cook ground pork until browned, about 7-9 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper, onion, garlic, chili paste and ginger; cook additional 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add grated cabbage and carrots to the mixture, along with soy sauce and rice vinegar. Cook an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cook slightly for about 10 minutes.
  • While the mixture is cooling, prepare soy dipping sauce by whisking together all ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. 
  • To assemble, lay egg roll wrapper on a clean surface and place 1/4 cup of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Brush water along all four borders of the wrapper then begin rolling like a burrito: start with the bottom and fold over the meat mixture then fold the right and left sides over before finishing to roll tightly.
  • Place on the baking sheet, seam side down and repeat until all wrappers are filled. Brush each with melted butter.
  • Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 15-20 minutes, rotating the pan once halfway through. Serve with dipping sauce. 


Serving: 1egg rollCalories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 443mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 0gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1390IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.8mg

73 thoughts on “Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls”

  1. We use bottles sweet sour sauce since with the light sweet pork. We also always add equal amount raw shrimp we clean devein, shell, cook & cut in larger pcs so can tell it’s in there.
    Lot of work but so worth it.

  2. This was so funny watching my family eat these crunching away…it was like eating uncooked macaroni.😂 I don’t know what I did wrong baking them in the oven but I have an air fryer.🙄 Next time.

  3. here is an even EASIER way…sauteed ground beef or turkey…
    add one bag of COLE SLAW mix.. saute and season to your taste…
    make the egg rolls…bake 425 til golden brown…delish!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce

      Do you mean they stick to the pan? You can line the pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray and that should fix that problem.

  4. I have made this recipe 10 times already. I double, triple and even quadruple the veggies to pork ratio, sometimes increasing the ginger or adding onion scrapes from the garden. I stuff as much cabbage mixture as I can into each wrapper. I use less butter than recommended. They are fantastic. I make huge batches, then freeze and reheat them for a healthy portable snack alternative to fast food. My children love them. We try to eat a healthy, mostly plant based diet with lots of vegetables and this recipe helps us eat more veggies. I also discovered higher quality and vegan egg roll wrappers from Nasoya in the refrigerated section of the Grocers. They are even better than the traditional egg roll wrappers I was using.

  5. I LOVE your baked crispy egg rolls.
    Baking is way healthier than than frying and this first attracted me to the recipe.

    I changed a few things
    1. I use 100 percent veg.
    I find the dipping sauces are always the attraction when having egg rolls in a restaurant.

    2. I roll the egg rolls differently. Lay each wonton wrapper out like a baseball diamond and you seem to get more filling in ????

    I make this recioe at least once a month and when feeling “snacky” I reach for a Lemon Bowl crispy healthy eggroll.

    I have ( as does everyone else ) 60,000 miles of blood vessels in my body.
    That is alot of roadworks to maintain.

    I am 90/10 plant based eater and your recipe is one of my favourites.

    Thank you so much for all your work and delicious recipes.

      1. Dorothy DiMartino

        I made them and I baked them for 10 Mintes. I need them for tomorrow. So far they look good. tomorrow moring I will put back to brown them. I put the greek spanakopta spinch inside . I have greek grandchilren that love when I make them . Wanted to try something different. Thank you Have a nice Thanksgiving

          1. Dorothy DiMartino

            Thank you. I ended up putting them in my Ninja Foodie on air crisp OMG they were unbelievable!

        1. Liz DellaCroce

          You can microwave, or to keep them crispy, toss them back in the oven. They don’t need to be defrosted!

  6. Always looking for a recipe where I might actually use the ingredients again. Had every seasoning already in the house so just bought ground turkey and the lettuce. So simple to be so good (we doubled the soy sauce and seasonings and it was perfect for us).

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