If you’re wondering what to serve with your egg rolls, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for egg rolls.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for egg rolls include chow mein, crab rangoon, and General Tso’s chicken. You can also serve dishes such as egg drop soup, guacamole, and loaded potato skins with egg rolls. For a healthy accompaniment to egg rolls, try serving them with a cucumber salad or some bok choy.
I’ve also included some handy breakdowns for healthy sides, main dishes, and finger foods to serve with egg rolls at the end of this article. Don’t miss it!
Crab rangoon is an indulgent mix of crab and cream cheese wrapped in a crispy wonton wrapper.
They’re bite-sized American-Chinese treats that pair perfectly with egg rolls.
Wondering what dipping sauce to use?
A sweet and sour dip goes really well with crab rangoon and egg rolls.
Check out this recipe from Foodtasia.
Kelly has a great guide on the best way to cook your crab rangoon for maximum flavor and crunch.
Tip: why not go all out and serve some gyoza or potstickers as well?
Egg rolls can be pretty heavy, so I like to serve a light and refreshing guacamole alongside them.
You can never go wrong with a bit of tasty guacamole!
Everyone has their own way of making guac, but I like mine with lots of lime juice, coriander, tomato, and red onion.
My secret ingredient for great guac? A few drops of Worcester sauce.
Has this got your mouth watering?
Head over to Natashas Kitchen where she’s got recipes for three different varieties of guacamole.
(Jalapeno guac, anyone?!).
Nachos are a universally loved party food.
Whether you serve them alongside your egg rolls or as an appetizer beforehand, no one’s going to be disappointed.
Best of all? You can put whatever toppings you like on the nachos.
The one thing you can’t miss is cheese… lots of gooey melted cheese.
One of my favorite nacho recipes of all time is these carne asada nachos from Damn Delicious.
Thank me later!
Soba noodle salad
Pop an egg roll on top of a noodle salad and you have a healthy, filling meal with a tasty treat on top.
Just remember to save a bite of the egg roll until the end so you can wipe up all the leftover salad dressing.
Heaven in one bite.
This salad from the lazycatkitchen is filled with crunchy vegetables.
Asian slaw is packed with fresh, lively flavors that will wake up your egg rolls.
Add an Asian twist and you have the perfect match.
It’s easy to customize, naturally vegan, and a total showstopper.
A creamy mayo-based coleslaw is my usual go-to, but this sesame ginger dressing from Tracy at servedfromscratch is super tasty.
Whatever dressing you go for, your slaw is sure to be a popular side. So make enough, you don’t want any disappointed guests!
Egg drop soup
Egg drop soup is a classic Chinese dish, always offered alongside Hot and sour soup and Wonton soup on menus.
All three of these soups would compliment egg rolls.
I used to think egg drop soup was disgusting – but then I actually tried it and I couldn’t have been more wrong.
It was warm, comforting, and delicious.
Check out this quick recipe from easypeezymeals.
Loaded potato skins
Loaded potato skins are really simple to make but are also super delicious (and kid-friendly).
If you’re short on time you can prepare them ahead of time and then crisp them up just before serving.
There are loads of different toppings to pick from, and they’re an easy finger food just like egg rolls.
I prefer the classic bacon, cheese, and chives variety (this recipe from the candid appetite looks so good!).
But if you’re looking for something a little more “authentic”, these Asian loaded potato skins are just the ticket. (You can never have too much hoisin!).
Cucumber salad might sound boring but I can assure you it’s not.
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the best.
You can prepare cucumber salad in less than 5 minutes so it’s perfect for a last-minute accompaniment to egg rolls.
It will add some color to people’s plates and act as a tasty palette cleanser.
Oliva’s cuisine has a Thai-inspired cucumber salad with a sesame-ginger dressing. Yum.
General Tso’s Chicken
General Tso’s Chicken is the perfect blend of sweet, sour, and umami deliciousness.
You can serve it as a main after some egg roll appetizers, or you can turn the chicken bites into a party snack by sticking one or two onto some cocktail sticks.
Ready to cook? This General Tso’s Chicken recipe from Tiffy Cooks comes in both regular and keto varieties.
Shrimp tempura is a crowd-pleaser (just like egg rolls).
There’s just something irresistible about the combination of crunchy panko breadcrumbs and soft shrimp.
But you can also make this a veggie side dish. I like to batter mushrooms and green beans.
Chefjar serves her shrimp tempura with a homemade yum yum sauce.
Sushi rolls are fun to eat and even more fun to make.
For an interactive meal, you could get the guests involved in making their own sushi. Although they might forget to eat the egg rolls!
You’ve got so much choice when it comes to sushi.
There’s simple vegetable sushi, or you can jazz it up and add some crab sticks or smoked salmon.
perfect delicious sushi is gimmesomeoven’s motto for their easy-to-make sushi rolls.
Bok choy has to be up there with one of my favorite vegetables.
It’s clean, fresh, and crunchy. If you’re after a lighter side for your egg rolls, bok choy fits the bill.
You can also mix in some choy sum (another Chinese vegetable).
For a simple side, steam the bok choy.
Or for something a bit more involved stir fry the bok choy in a mix of garlic, soy sauce, and siracha.
Name a better combination than chicken chow mein and egg rolls? I’ll wait.
Another dish almost as classic as chow mein is egg-fried rice. No Chinese feast would be complete without one of those two dishes.
Chow mein doesn’t have to be super calorific either (which is great when you want a second helping).
Take this 500-calorie air fryer chow mein from Hint of Helen.
It hits the spot without hitting your waistline.
Healthy things to serve with egg rolls
- Bok choy
- Asian slaw
- Cucumber salad
- Soba noodle salad
Main dishes to serve with egg rolls
- Chow mein
- Egg fried rice
- Egg drop soup
- Hot and sour soup
- Wonton soup
- General Tso’s chicken
Finger foods to serve with egg rolls
- Crab rangoon
- Loaded potato skins
What To Serve With Egg Rolls
- 1 portion egg rolls
- 1 portion side dish
- Prepare your egg rolls according to your chosen recipe.
- Choose the side dish to best suit your preferences.
Healthy Side Dishes
- Serve your egg rolls alongside bok choy, guacamole, asian slaw, or cucumber salad.
- Serve your egg rolls with chow mein, egg fried rice, egg drop soup, hot and sour soup, wonton soup, General Tso’s chicken, or nachos.
- Serve your egg rolls with crab rangoon, loaded potato skins, sushi, or tempura.