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These cheeseburger egg rolls are from the Skinnytaste Meal Prep cookbook! They are made with ground turkey, mushrooms, onions, cheddar cheese and pickles! They taste just like a cheeseburger all wrapped into an egg roll.
Before we talk about how to make these cheeseburger egg rolls, let's talk about the Skinnytaste Meal Prep Cookbook!
It's lovely! First of all, I love love all of Gina Homolka‘s cookbooks. The recipes are always accessible, easy to prep and they taste wonderful.
Her latest cookbook, Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life, is packed with 120 recipes that are easy to prep so they can be prepped ahead of time or go into the freezer. They are recipes designed to go straight into your pressure cooker, your slow cooker or into the oven!
What's even better is that the recipes in this Skinnytaste cookbook are healthy, of course! I love love how they are simple to make, use ingredients that are easy to find and Gina includes so many great solutions that are grab-and-go ideas for breakfasts and lunches!
There are so many recipes that I put little sticky note on the ones that I want to make, for example, cold soba sesame salad, kofta meatball couscous bowls, turkey taquitos, spicy salmon poke bowls and many more!
Now back to this super fun and easy cheeseburger egg roll recipe from the Skinnytaste Meal Prep cookbook!
These air fryer egg rolls are stuffed with all the delicious toppings from a burger — lots of cheddar cheese, meaty mushrooms, and salty pickles. Yum!
You can also swap any of these suggested fillings with your favorite burger mix-ins such as jalapeno or chopped bacon! Bacon cheeseburger egg rolls! Need I say more?
How to Make Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
First prep the veggies for these cheeseburger egg rolls. Chop the mushrooms, onions and garlic.
Next, preheat some oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for a couple minutes until they’re soft.
Next, add the ground turkey to the pan and season with salt.
(Just a note, I removed the mushrooms before this step because I have a spouse who loathes mushrooms. I added them back later on to a batch that were for me. I removed some of the filling later on for him sans mushrooms. I love how you can customize recipes like this to your family's taste!)
Brown the turkey meat, using a wooden spoon to break it up into bite-sized pieces, until it’s just cooked through. This should only take about 4-5 minutes.
Add the onion, garlic, and mustard. Continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft.
Lastly, drain the meat mixture in a colander and transfer it to a mixing bowl.
Stir in the cheddar cheese.
By this point, everything is ready to be rolled up into the egg roll wrappers!
How to Roll Egg Rolls
Rolling egg rolls can be a little tricky the first few times you do it. But it gets easier after you get the hang of it.
Before you begin, fill a small bowl with water and place it near your work station. You’ll be using the water to seal up the wrappers.
Be sure to cover your egg roll wrappers with damp paper towels. You don't want the edges and corners to dry out, it will make it harder to roll egg rolls!
Start by laying one egg roll wrapper in front of you so that it’s positioned like a diamond.
Spoon a little bit of the meat mixture onto the bottom third of the wrapper and top with a teaspoon of chopped pickles.
Carefully lift the corner closet to you and gently wrap it around the filling.
Now, take the right corner and fold inwards.
Fold the left corner inwards.
Continue to roll towards the top corner forming a tight seal.
Using your finger, wet the top corner and the edges and finish rolling it. Set the egg roll seam side down on a plate and repeat.
Don't they look pretty?
How to Cook Cheeseburger Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F. Spray the cheeseburger egg rolls with olive oil spray being sure to coat evenly.
Cook the egg rolls for about 7 minutes until crispy and golden brown, being sure to flip the egg rolls halfway through the cooking process to ensure even browning.
How to Freeze Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
If you don’t want or need to fix this entire batch of egg rolls, you can also freeze them and cook them later!
To freeze: place the unprepared egg rolls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Freeze for at least 30 minutes. Then, put them into a plastic food storage bag, remove as much air from the bag as possible, and tightly seal.
I always label the bag with the recipe name, date it and put the baking or air fryer instructions so when you're ready to cook them, you're not guessing what it's in the bag and how to cook them.
What goes with Cheeseburger Egg Rolls?
This baked cheeseburger egg roll recipe is a perfect snack while watching a game, especially with that special sauce! The special sauce is perfect for dipping and is unbelievably simple!
You just combine some light mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and dill pickle juice in a bowl to make the special sauce — and it’s ready to serve.
If you're not a sports fan, they're great for lunch or dinner, served with lettuce and tomatoes on the side.
Let me know if you make this recipe! I would love to hear about it in the comments. And don't forget to pick up the Skinnytaste Meal Prep cookbook!
Cheeseburger Egg Rolls from Skinnytaste Meal Prep
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup white mushrooms chopped
- 1 1/4 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 14 egg roll wrappers
- 5 Tablespoons finely chopped pickles drained on paper towels
- Olive oil spray
Special sauce (for dipping)
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons ketchup
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon dill pickle juice
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the mushrooms. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft. Add the turkey and salt. Brown the meat, using a wood spoon to break it into small pieces, until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion, garlic and mustard, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.
- Drain the meat in a colander, then transfer to a mixing bowl and mix in the cheese.
- One at a time, place an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface, positioning it in a diamond shape in front of you. Spoon 1/4 cup turkey mixture onto the bottom third of the wrapper. Top with about 1 teaspoon pickles. Dip your finger in a small bowl of water and run it along the edges of the wrapper. Carefully lift the bottom point nearest to you and wrap it around the filling. Fold the left and right corners in toward the center and continue to roll into a tight cylinder. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
- Serve Now: Spray all sides of the egg rolls with oil and rub with your fingers to evenly coat. Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F. Cook the egg rolls in batches for about 7 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown. Serve immediately, with dipping sauce on the side (if using).
- Freeze and Serve Later: Before cooking the egg rolls, transfer to freezer bags, squeeze out as much air as possible, and seal. To cook from frozen, preheat an air fryer to 320 degrees F and cook for 12 to 14 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately, with dipping sauce on the side (if using).
- No Air Fryer, No Problem! Bake for 12 to 16 minutes in a 400 degrees F oven, flipping halfway through. From frozen, cook for 18 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees F flipping halfway through.
Special sauce (for dipping)
- In a small bowl combine light mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and dill pickle juice.
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