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Air Fryer Egg Rolls {Easy Egg Roll Recipe}

These crispy Air Fryer Egg Rolls are a delicious appetizer or snack! Baked, not fried, this easy egg roll recipe is simple to make and cooks in only 9 minutes. No air fryer? You’ll find skillet and oven-baking directions in the recipe card.

Three air fryer egg rolls on a wooden tray with a dish of soy sauce

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Everybody loves egg rolls, right? I mean, come on! Super crunchy, full of yumminess, and um, fried food (hello!). But, are egg rolls healthy? All the nopes.

Lucky for you, I created this air fryer egg rolls recipe that is just as good as the deep-fried version but only uses 1 teaspoon of olive oil. You read that right – 1 measly teaspoon.

If you love health(ier) appetizers, you might also want to check out these Air Fryer Potstickers, Soft Pretzel Bites, Homemade Fried Pickles, Fried Artichoke Hearts, Air Fryer Zucchini Chips or these Air Fryer Fries.

What Do You Put in Homemade Egg Rolls

This is a truly forgiving recipe that you can customize to your preferences as tastes. I can’t stand mushrooms, but if you want to fill your egg rolls with fungus, go right ahead! This version of baked egg rolls has:

  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Shredded cabbage – use the pre-made coleslaw mix that is in every grocery store for $1.69
  • Shredded carrots (already in the coleslaw mix if you’re using that)
  • Green onions, aka scallions, aka spring onions
  • Flavors – ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper
  • Olive oil – just 1 teaspoon!

If you’d like to add any meat to this easy egg roll recipe, it must be cooked before being placed in the egg roll wrapper. Some protein ideas: crumbled tofu, shrimp, cooked ground sausage, chicken, or beef.

Leftover egg roll wrappers? Make up a batch of Bacon and Egg Rolls for a fun and savory breakfast. Need something sweeter? Try these Apple Pie Egg Rolls!

If you have any leftover shredded cabbage, use it in Kale Chopped Salad, Pressure cooker Chicken Tacos, Fried Cabbage With Bacon or Easy Spicy Coleslaw Without Mayo.

Two photos showing cabbage being cooked in a cast iron skillet for making vegetable egg rolls

How Do You Wrap an Egg Roll?

I’m so glad you asked! I came up with this handy little step by step photo guide for you.

8 photos showing how to wrap an egg roll

  1. Set up a “wrapping” station with your cooked filling, a plate, a small dish of water, and a pastry brush.
  2. Place the wrapper on a plate or cutting board. You’ll want it shaped like a diamond, with the bottom pointing at you. Place 2 tbsp of filling in the bottom third of the wrapper.
  3. Roll up the bottom point of the diamond so that it goes up and over the filling, but only goes to the center of the wrapper.
  4. Fold in the left side of the wrapper to cover the center.
  5. Fold in the right side of the wrapper to cover the left fold. It will look like you’re making a delicious envelope at this point! But don’t mail it. 🙂
  6. Starting from the bottom, roll the egg roll up until just the top point of the wrapper is still exposed.
  7. Brush some water on the top point of the egg roll, and fold down. You may need to brush a bit more water over the edges to “seal” the egg roll closed.
  8. Repeat until you have 4-5 egg rolls made.

Two photos showing how to make egg rolls in an air fryer

Can You Make Egg Rolls Ahead of Time?

Yes! You can pre-roll the egg rolls and store them in the fridge for up to 12 hours. Place a lightly damp rag over them and then place in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Can You Freeze Egg Rolls?

Yep! If you don’t want to cook these right away, place uncooked egg rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze. 

Then transfer to a freezer-proof bag or container. Do not thaw before cooking. You will need to add a few minutes to the cook time.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • As written, the recipe will make six egg rolls (two egg rolls per serving). If you need to make more or less, the recipe card has the option to adjust the number of servings.
  • If you have any leftover filling, serve it over cauliflower rice with some grilled chicken for an egg roll bowl.
  • In most grocery stores, you’ll find egg roll wrappers in the produce section near bottled salad dressings and sauces.

A hand holding an egg fryer egg roll into a bowl of dipping sauce

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Three air fryer egg rolls on a wooden tray with a dish of soy sauce
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Air Fryer Egg Rolls {Easy Egg Roll Recipe}

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time14 mins
Air Fryer Egg Rolls are an absolutely delicious appetizer or snack! Baked, not fried, this easy egg roll recipe is simple to make and cooks in only 9 minutes.




Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat a frying pan for a few minutes over medium heat. Add the sesame oil, ginger, garlic, cabbage, and shredded carrot. Cook down for 2-3 minutes or until the cabbage has wilted. Add the green onions, soy sauce, and black pepper. Stir and remove from heat.
  • Assemble your egg rolls (see the detailed instructions in the post). Brush olive oil over the top of the egg rolls. Alternatively, you could use a Misto to spray olive oil, but I found that caused the egg roll wrappers to bubble up more when they were cooking.
  • Brush olive oil on the basket of your air fryer. Place the egg rolls in the basket, seam side down, without letting them touch each other.
  • Bake at 360 degrees F for 7 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 2 minutes.

Skillet Instructions

  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Then add enough avocado oil to cover the bottom of the skillet. Place the egg roll "seam side" down in the oil.
  • Cook it until that side is crispy and brown, and then flip.  When finished cooking, place them on a plate lined with newspaper or paper towels to absorb the extra oil.

Baked Egg Rolls Instructions

  • Place a baking rack on a foil-lined baking sheet. Liberally spray the rack with olive oil.
  • Put the egg rolls seam side down on the baking rack and brush olive oil over the top.
  • Bake at 325 F for 12 minutes, and flip. Bake for an addition 8-12 minutes or until the egg rolls are nice and crispy without being burned.


To freeze: place uncooked egg rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze.  Then transfer to a freezer-proof bag or container. Do not thaw before cooking. You will need to add a few minutes to the cook time.
If you want to add meat to the egg rolls, you'll need to cook it before placing it in the wrapper.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Egg Rolls {Easy Egg Roll Recipe}
Amount Per Serving (2 egg rolls)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 34.3mg42%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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91 comments on “Air Fryer Egg Rolls {Easy Egg Roll Recipe}”

  1. What’s in the dipping sauce?

  2. Too much ginger for me.

  3. Can you tell me about how much ground meat to add? I’m not good with ‘a little bit.’
    I’m a kitchen scale type.

    • It really depends on your preference/taste. Personally, I would start with about 1/3 cup and then see if that is the balance I want for meat to veggie. It’s a very forgiving recipe. 🙂

  4. What temperature for air fryer??

    • 360 F for 7 minutes, then flip and cook for 2 minutes more. There is a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. Step 4 in the recipe card has the temp and time in it.

  5. Definitely needs salt or regular soy sauce to remedy the lack of salt.  Also, I’m going to add seasoned pork next time for more substance.  But overall, this is extremely easy and good results.5 stars

  6. The carrots are missing in the ingredients list 

  7. This recipe was perfect, except for the amount of black pepper. I did not add meat, maybe that’s why. Drowning it in sweet and sour helped, bu it was wayyyy too much for this pepper lover.

  8. These were wonderful. We enjoyed these last night and add cooked brown rice for bulk & substance. Also, added garlic and onion powder. We’ll be making this more often. Thank you!5 stars

  9. If frozen, approximately how long do they need to be cook in an air fryer?

  10. Carrots do not appear in your ingredient list. How much, please? So looking forward to this recipe!

    • Hi Debra, they’re already in the coleslaw mix that I use. I would say if you want to add some separately, about 1/4 cup shredded would work great!