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Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls

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Homemade air fryer egg rolls are easy and fun. This tasty appetizer recipe is perfect to share, give them a try!

This easy air fryer recipe is one that everyone will want to try! If you need some great ideas for ways to put your air fryer to use, this is the one.

We’ve made Air Fryer Donuts, Air Fryer Donut Holes, and even Pumpkin Hand Pies in the air fryer. These recipes are also great for a quick snack or dessert. Thanks to the air fryer these kinds of recipes are quick and simple.

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pin showing the finished homemade air fryer egg rolls recipe ready to serve.

The air fryer is a great way to make all kinds of recipes. They are a great way to reduce fat and oil content in your usual fried foods. I love making food in the air fryer because it’s quick and simple.

If you want to make another kind of air fryer egg rolls you should also try Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls! They are another way to make egg rolls that everyone will devour.

top down view of the plate full of finished egg rolls made in the air fryer

Is this a simple appetizer recipe?

Once you prepare the filling for these egg rolls it’s a very simple appetizer recipe after that. You can make these in pretty big batches which is nice if you have a crowd to feed.

Another reason these are so simple to make is because you can don’t have to worry about hot oil. I hate frying things traditionally because it’s such a pain and a mess not to mention getting those little splatters hurts!

If you have little ones who like to help in the kitchen this is a recipe that they’ll be able to help with safely.

plate filled with finished homemade air fryer egg rolls

What do I need to make these homemade air fryer egg rolls?

Egg roll wrappers, ground beef, red cabbage, carrots, yellow onion, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt/pepper, and cooking spray.

You can find a full list in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. There’s also shopping links, some nutritional estimates, and step by step instructions! Check it out for all the details.

ingredients needed to make homemade air fryer egg rolls

Kitchen essentials for tasty appetizer recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

close up view of the finished homemade air fryer egg rolls

How to make these delicious egg rolls in the air fryer:

Start by defrosting your wrappers, if frozen.

cooking the meat

Bring a wok pan to medium-high heat and add the sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the ground beef and cook until the meat is no longer red. 

cooking the meat

Then add the onion, minced garlic and minced ginger and cook until fragrant.

adding the veggies

Add the cabbage, carrots, and red bell pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes, until the cabbage has softened, and the beef has browned.

adding the cabbage

You can then add the soy sauce and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Once everything is fully cooked, take the wok off the stove and let it cook off on the counter.

filling the egg rolls

Prepare your station. Have your wrappers and filling ready. Put down a small bowl of water and a plate to roll your egg rolls on.

starting the rolling process

Grab an individual wrapper sheet, place diagonally in front of you, and put about 2 tablespoons of filing on the wrapper (like the photo).

rolling up the egg rolls

Then fold the corner closest to you over the filling, and the sides over, like an envelope. Then keep rolling until you have a small corner (triangle) left. Brush some water with your fingers on corner of the wrapper and roll further until the wrapper has sealed.

plate full of rolled egg rolls ready to fry

Place about 4-8 egg rolls in your air fryer (depending on the size of your air fryer), make sure they don’t touch each other and have a little room. Spray quickly with a cooking oil (I used avocado oil) and let them air fry for 6-8 minutes on 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or until golden brown. Make sure to turn them over halfway.

air fryer basket with egg rolls ready to cook

Serve hot with some chili sauce. 

Enjoy!

Finished egg rolls ready to serve

Looking for more delicious recipes to try?

Here are some other tasty recipes that you will definitely want to try out for yourself. There’s nothing quite like egg rolls but some of these other tasty options will be sure to put a smile on the faces of your friends and family as well.

Finished homemade egg rolls ready to eat

Printable Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls Recipe:

Yield: 25

Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls

top down view of the plate full of finished egg rolls made in the air fryer

Homemade air fryer egg rolls are easy and fun. This tasty appetizer recipe is perfect to share, give them a try!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of egg roll wrappers (25 wrappers)
  • 1 lbs. ground beef
  • ¼ head red cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup carrots (matchsticks)
  • 1 yellow onion (medium sized)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cubed)
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking spray (I used avocado oil)

Instructions

  1. Start by defrosting your wrappers, if frozen.
  2. Bring a wok pan to medium-high heat and add the sesame oil. Once the oil is hot, add the ground beef and cook until the meat is no longer red.
  3. Then add the onion, minced garlic and minced ginger and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the cabbage, carrots, and red bell pepper. Sauté for a couple of minutes, until the cabbage has softened, and the beef has browned.
  5. You can then add the soy sauce and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  6. Once everything is fully cooked, take the wok off the stove and let it cook off on the counter.
  7. Prepare your station. Have your wrappers and filling ready. Put down a small bowl of water and a plate to roll your egg rolls on.
  8. Grab an individual wrapper sheet, place diagonally in front of you, and put about 2 tablespoons of filing on the wrapper (like the photo).
  9. Then fold the corner closest to you over the filling, and the sides over, like an envelope. Then keep rolling until you have a small corner (triangle) left.
  10. Brush some water with your fingers on corner of the wrapper and roll further until the wrapper has sealed.
  11. Place about 4-8 egg rolls in your air fryer (depending on the size of your air fryer), make sure they don’t touch each other and have a little room. Spray quickly with a cooking oil (I used avocado oil) and let them air fry for 6-8 minutes on 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or until golden brown. Make sure to turn them over halfway.
  12. Serve hot with some chili sauce.
  13. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

25

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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