This Egg Roll Soup recipe brings together all of those irresistible egg roll flavors we love…in a soup!! It’s quick and easy to make, and easy to customize with pork, chicken, or mushrooms (<– if you’d like to make it vegan).
2017 has officially been deemed the Year Of The Cabbage Soup in our house.
Oh my goodness, you guys, I have been craving (more Italian-flavored) Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup nonstop this winter. And thus, cooking up batch upon batch of it to stay warm. (And by the looks of the Gimme Some Oven photos I’ve been following on Instagram, you all have too. ?)
But this week, when the cabbage soup craving hit for the billionth time, I started thinking that it might be fun to try an Asian flare to this soup, maybe seasoned with some yummy ginger and toasted sesame oil and green onions, in lieu of my traditional Italian seasonings. And then it hit me — cabbage, pork, carrots, onions — these are all of the ingredients in egg rolls! Why not just make an egg roll-inspired cabbage soup?! Maybe with some crispy egg roll wrappers (or store-bought crispy wonton strips) sprinkled on top?!?
Oh yes. Yes, yes, YES.
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I mean, honestly, I don’t know how a soup could really go wrong with all of these flavors. But especially with that magical toasted sesame oil(affiliate link) sprinkled in at the end, this soup was downright irresistible. So savory, so fresh, and SO DELICIOUS.
I just simmered everything together in the stovetop, and it was ready to go in a little over 30 minutes. But this recipe could also easily be adapted to the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) or slow cooker, if you’d like. I just recommend browning the pork on its own beforehand, then you can basically cook everything together afterwards.
Also, if you don’t eat pork, feel free to sub in ground or shredded chicken instead. Or, a mix of baby bella and shiitake mushrooms (and/or crispy tofu) would be a fabulous other option if you wanted to make this meatless and vegan. Just like with traditional egg rolls, just about any protein will work here.
Also, if you happen to have access to those cute little store-bought crispy wonton strips (usually available in the salad dressing aisle), those would be a fabulous crispy finish on this soup, similar to egg rolls. Or you can do what I did and just fry some egg roll wrappers yourself. Or sub in toasted sliced almonds for something crispy. Or just nix the crispy topping altogether. ? (The soup will still be delicious without it.)
Clearly, you have plenty of options here. So make this soup your own…and enjoy!!
optional toppings: toasted sesame seeds, thinly-sliced green onions, homemade fried egg roll wrappers** (or store-bought wonton strips)
Add ground pork to a large stockpot and cook over medium-heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring and flipping occasionally, until the pork is lightly browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the pork to a separate plate, and set aside.
Add the olive oil and onion, and stir to combine. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the carrots and garlic, and sauté for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cabbage, stock, ginger, and cooked pork, and stir to combine.
Continue cooking until the soup reaches a simmer. Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the carrots and cabbage are nice and tender. Stir in the sesame oil until combined. Then taste and season the soup with a few generous pinches of salt and black pepper as needed.
Serve warm, garnished with your desired toppings. Or refrigerate in sealed containers for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
*Feel free to use ground pork (or pork sausage, or shredded pork), ground chicken (or chicken sausage, or shredded chicken), smoked sausage, or mushrooms in place of ground pork if you’d like.
*To make homemade fried egg roll wrappers, just cut the egg roll wrappers into your desired shape/size. Then briefly fry (in your preferred high-smokepoint oil) until golden.
Brilliant! I’m obsessed with your other cabbage soup recipe. Totally trying this one.
This sounds delicious! I’ll be trying it very soon.
I love eggrolls. I think I have to give this a try after the holidays ! It looks delicious ! YUM !
What am I missing? I’m not a cook, but shouldn’t Egg Roll Soup have Eggs in it?
Actually, traditional egg rolls don’t use egg. But you’re welcome to stir in some whisked eggs if you’d like, similar to my Egg Drop Soup recipe.
Instant pot instructions please !! Love the egg roll bowls from skinny taste this sounds like a winter cozy version
Yum! Looks so warm and comforting!
I LOVED THIS SOUP!! I went home and made it last evening. Quick and easy. It was cold and windy here in central Iowa yesterday so this soup recipe came at just the right time. There was plenty for leftovers for lunches today and tomorrow!
what is the serving size and calories of this soup
I usually don’t like soup but this looks delicious!
This looks so good! What an awesome idea. I’ve made “deconstructed” egg rolls before, but this will be perfect for winter.
Sorry lady, this one just didn’t hit the spot for me. It sounded delicious and was easy to make, but it was a little on the bland side even after I seasoned it up with S&P. It could also be that maybe I was just craving a deep fried egg roll while I was making it!
Keep the recipes coming! :)
Yum! Turned out soo good. And fried wonton strips are AMAZING!
This turned out wonderful!! So many healing powers in one pot….perfect for this time of year. I used turkey sausage and portabellas….the ginger was the perfect touch.
Thank you for always for providing quick, healthy and more importantly delicious meals!! Haven’t met a recipe I didn’t love on your site….you’re the best! :)
This soup was really delicious. I made it with ground chicken. Added some fresh minced ginger instead of ground, and some crushed red pepper. Otherwise, stuck to the recipe. I went back for seconds (or was it thirds?) and it was all gone! Thanks for yet another great recipe!
wow, what a gorgeous soup, love all of these flavors, so savory and perfect for this time of year, thank you!
I made this and it was super easy and really good. I added a handful of mushrooms and about 10 snap peas but only because I had to use them up. I also swapped the pork with beefless crumbles and everyone loved it. I have to make another batch so I will have it for lunches. Thanks!
To be honest I’ve never even tried an egg roll but this looks so good! I want to try this out for sure.
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I loved this. I added 1/2 tsp fish sauce, 1 tsp low sodium soy sauce and 1 tbsp lemongrass paste. I subbed frozen precooked turkey meatballs and dropped 3 beaten eggs.
Wow! Simple ingredients, but absolutely delicious. I used 3/4 lb of mild Italian sausage. Also added zucchini. Next time will use 1/2 lb. of meat and lots more cabbage since it cooks down. The cabbage and broth are the stars in this soup.
Made this for a party last night and everyone loved it!! I used ground turkey sausage and it worked great!
Made it for dinner tonight, everyone loved it!
This was delicious! My whole family loved it!
I looove soups! And this one is something new for me :)) Thanks!
Delicious! Easy! Will certainly put on my winter regular rotation!!!
I added a tsp of Chinese 5 Spice – really perked up the “take out” flavor! :)
This is wonderful. I’m a type II diabetic so avoid carbs. I did add mushrooms, and since I only had regular sesame oil, I sprinkled some in the dutch oven before I cooked the pork. I also added mushrooms, and after it was done, 1 tsp asian chili garlic sauce. Gave it just a little kick. I left out the fried won ton strips, as you know, carbs! This will be perfect to bring to work and zap for a nice lunch.
Delicious. Next time I will shred the cabbage.
I made this last night, and it was EXACTLY the right thing for a snow-day lunch today. :)
So good but much better the next day!It really is like an egg roll but much healthier. Great for low carb option but I did add a few wonton strips for the crunch and to quiet that Chinese food craving!
Made it this afternoon and couldn’t be happier. Used precooked pork sausage crumbles because I was pressed for time. Also added a can each of sliced water chestnuts and baby corn and think the water chestnuts in particular add a great crunch!
This was delicious and so filling! I added a little more ginger (wondering about adding fresh next time). But the sesame oil is definitely the key, wow! My kids added sriracha because they love heat.
I have made this four times this winter season already. I am obsessed. Thank you so much!
Very good! I skipped the wontons and used turkey sausage (served on the side for vegetarian family members) instead. I added cilantro and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Delicious!
This soup was delicious! I added some leftover cooked chicken and otherwise followed the recipe. The little bit of sesame oil made a big impact on the flavor. Making another pot tomorrow!
Really great base recipe, but it needed some serious doctoring up to have a vibrant flavor. Which, I was surprised by. Ally’s food is usually very flavorful. I increased the ginger and used fresh instead of ground, added extra garlic, and a little rice wine vinegar because there was no other acid to be found. Oh, also threw in some red pepper flakes. With those additions it was really delicious, without them it was just a kind of bland cabbage soup.
* Ali (sorry, spelled your name wrong)
Easy peasy to make, light on the budget, and tasted really good – even though I did not have any egg roll wrappers. This will become a regular item in my repertoire.
I made this soup last night, and it was DELICIOUS! I used ground turkey and topped it off with some chili garlic sauce.
I am enjoying as I type!!! AMAZING!!! Thank you!! When I’m browsing I try to see if “gimme some oven” has a alternative lol!!!… your jambalaya is my go to for company!! EVERYONE LOVES it!!!
This egg roll soup looks great! I can’t wait to try the recipe myself. Thanks for posting!
This soup was delicious! It was astonishingly flavorful, considering how simple the ingredients are. I was out of ground ginger so used a little bit of finely diced ginger root, and the pork sausage I bought had a hint of anise to it. Yum! This recipe will be in frequent rotation!
Made this soup for dinner tonight on this cold day in the states. I’m serving it with egg rolls? and pork dumplings on the side. This soup is SO DELICIOUS and tastes exactly like an egg roll!!! Thank you for this easy, yummy recipe ???⭐️
Loved it! I always miss egg rolls when I’m trying to eat healthy. These are a good swap.
Cabbage… Interesting :) Aren’t the Russians making soup with cabbage, or I’m being wrong?
Loved this soup. I used ground turkey and replaced the cabbage with bok choy. It was healthy and filling. Thank you for sharing.
How much time it will take on an average?
YUM! This is our new favorite soup! Everyone in our family (even the picky toddlers) devoured this! The only change I made was adding mushrooms (because I’m a huge mushroom fan), and adding a few dashes of soy sauce to our bowls before serving.
Thank you so much for such a super tasty recipe!!!!! :)
Made it this week and it was delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!
it was really delicous
Delicious. I substituted Savoy cabbage and added 2 packs of crushed ramen noodles. Everyone ate too much, lol!