Sausage Egg Rolls

If you’re wondering how to make egg rolls you’ll love this egg roll recipe! It’s perfect for beginners and the flavors are just amazing.

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This recipe for sausage egg rolls has been what kept me married all these years.

Nope. Not making that up. I’m pretty sure that my husband thinks I’m okay and all, but his real reason for showering me with love and agreeing to be the garbage taker-outer for our family is because I can make a dang good egg roll. And, okay, these sausage egg rolls may not be super traditional, but my word. They are out of this world amazing!

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By the way, this egg roll dipping sauce is ridic. Sweet, salty, and the sesame oil brings such an amazing flavor! You’re going to want to bathe in this sauce. (Update: I just made some Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps and used this egg roll dipping sauce as my sauce for the wraps. It was delicious!)

Before you all ask me about baking egg rolls instead of frying them, let me just go ahead and tell you that I’ve tried baked egg rolls. Once. Then I went right back to frying them. I don’t like using up a bottle of oil either. I hate having to figure out what to do with that oil when I’m done with it. I hate the smell and the clean up just as much as you do.

sausage egg rolls 3You know what? Fried egg rolls are still worth it. Especially these fried egg rolls! And, no, fried foods are not evil, so long as you keep the heat hot enough (if you don’t, your food will soak up a lot of grease) and you drain these on a paper towel lined sheet after they fry.

So, the moral of the story is this: if you want boys (or girls) to fall in love and stay in love, you should probably fry them some of these sausage egg rolls. The filling consists of just a handful of ingredients and these are seriously easy to make!

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Sausage Egg Rolls

These easy sausage egg rolls are a family favorite!

Yield: 16 egg rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


1 pound pork breakfast sausage (I'll sometimes use a mix of regular and hot!)
8 ounce bag coleslaw mix (this is just the cabbage and carrots - no dressing)
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
16 egg roll wrappers
vegetable oil, for frying

Egg Roll Dipping Sauce


In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage, breaking into into small pieces, and cook through. Drain the fat.
In a large bowl, add the sausage, coleslaw mix, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
Add 2-3 inches of oil to a large, deep skillet. Heat to 375 degrees.
Spoon around 1/4 cup of the sausage mixture into an egg roll wrapper. Fold in each side and then roll up tightly. Before making the last roll, dip your finger in water and brush it on the top corner of the egg roll and finish rolling to seal the egg rolls closed. Repeat with the remaining egg rolls.
Fry egg rolls, a few at a time without crowding the pan, cooking around 2 minutes before flipping and cooking another 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
Drain a paper towel lined cookie sheet.
Serve with this dipping sauce.

adapted from Jimmy Dean

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19 Responses to “Sausage Egg Rolls”

  1. Tieghan April 5, 2013 @ 7:36 am (#

    These look delicious!


  2. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite April 5, 2013 @ 9:16 am (#

    These eggs rolls look great and I love that you made them with sausage. My husband would be very pleased.


  3. Cookin' Canuck April 5, 2013 @ 10:24 am (#

    LOL. There’s nothing like a good recipe to keep your man happy. I can see why he loves this so much!


  4. Erin @ Table for 7 April 5, 2013 @ 11:47 am (#

    mmm..I need to make these very soon! Looks delicious Karly!


  5. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork April 5, 2013 @ 2:56 pm (#

    YUM!! My husband and I get Chinese food atleast once a month and we always get egg rolls. Now I don’t have to wait for our once a month phone call to our chinese place. I can make these eggs rolls anytime! LOVE them!!


  6. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 5, 2013 @ 7:17 pm (#

    I *need* to say how happy I am that you fried these! So much more delicious that way.


  7. Joanne April 5, 2013 @ 7:32 pm (#

    I think for my boy, my lasagna is kinda like the sausage egg roll. Thought I don’t doubt that if I made these for him, he would fall even more in love with my cooking! Err…I mean, me. 😛


  8. S. @ The Captivating Life April 5, 2013 @ 8:02 pm (#

    Oh, these sound so good! I’ve already put the ingredients I don’t have on our shopping list so that I can make them ASAP!


  9. Kim April 6, 2013 @ 6:08 am (#

    I probably shouldn’t be reading this before breakfast! :-) They look incredibly yummy!


  10. Wendy April 7, 2013 @ 12:14 pm (#

    That top photo is amazing! I want to lean forward and bite! We don’t eat pork but I have to have some of these. I will be trying them with ground chicken. Thanks!


  11. TheSchoolNurse April 7, 2013 @ 5:13 pm (#

    Thanks for another great recipe! Made these tonight and they were a big hit!


  12. what katie's baking April 7, 2013 @ 8:40 pm (#

    MM! i love anything sausage, but you’re genius for putting it in egg rolls! yum!


  13. shelly (cookies and cups) April 8, 2013 @ 7:44 am (#

    SO I have never made an egg roll. Ever..baked fried…nothing.
    But since I would like to keep my husband for a little while longer I’m gonna do it. And blame you when I have to clean up all the grease splatter :)


  14. Kay Panikian April 9, 2013 @ 12:33 pm (#

    I made these last night and they were AMAZING!!! I never would have attempted anything so seemingly difficult as egg rolls before, but they were so easy and delicious using the sausages and coleslaw filling. Thanks for a truly outstanding experience! Sincerely, Kay 😀


    • Karly replied: — April 9th, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked them and found them easy!


  15. deb in sc April 9, 2013 @ 8:59 pm (#

    These look absolutely yummy! Is there any way to make these in advance and freeze them? Would you freeze before or after frying? and if after, how would you re-heat?


  16. carrian April 10, 2013 @ 9:10 pm (#

    I agree with your hubs, you make a danged good egg roll. Those puppies are gorgeous!


  17. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 11, 2013 @ 10:50 am (#

    Haha maybe Jason will propose to me if I make these for him!


  18. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats April 11, 2013 @ 9:24 pm (#

    These look amazing!


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