Panda Express Egg Rolls Made Skinny

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I must admit, I love the chicken egg rolls at Panda Express. I don’t eat them very often because they are deep fried.  Happily, I’ve created a skinny recipe I can enjoy guilt-free and you can too!  To make them skinny, I’m using lean ground turkey breast, loading the rolls with crunchy veggies and baking–not frying. Each roll has 104 calories, just 1 gram of fat and 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. These skinny treats work great as an appetizer or light dinner.  They are really yummy and fun to eat. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients for Egg Rolls:

2 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup bean sprouts

⅔ cup carrots, shredded

½ teaspoon vegetable oil or olive oil

½ pound ground turkey breast (99% fat-free)

1 cup onions, mined

2 teaspoons ginger, from a jar, see shopping tips

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons rice vinegar or seasoned rice vinegar

1½ tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

¼ teaspoon black pepper

12 egg roll wrappers, see shopping tips

Cooking spray


Ingredients for Sauce:

¼ cup reduce-sodium soy sauce

¼ cup rice vinegar or seasoned rice vinegar

½ tablespoon ginger, in a jar

1 teaspoon sesame oil

¼ cup thinly sliced green onions, optional


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, combine bean sprouts, carrots and cabbage.

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onions, garlic and ginger. Cook about 5 minutes until turkey is browned. Remove from heat; stir in cabbage mixture, 1½ tablespoons soy sauce, rice vinegar and pepper. Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

4. Place 1 egg roll wrapper at a time onto work surface with 1 corner pointing toward you (wrapper should look like a diamond). Spoon ¼ cup turkey filling into center of wrapper. Fold lower corner of egg roll wrapper over filling. Fold in corners and roll up jelly roll fashion. Repeat procedure with remaining wrappers and turkey filling. Lightly coat egg rolls with cooking spray and place, seam side down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn over and bake 10 minutes more until golden brown on both sides.

5. To prepare sauce: In a small bowl, mix together all sauce ingredients. Garnish with green onions, if desired. Serve sauce on the side with egg rolls.

6. Serve at once. To reheat, place in a preheated 425 degrees oven and heat until crisp.

Makes 12 egg rolls (each serving, 1 roll and about 1 tablespoon sauce)


Food Fact

Egg roll wrappers are paper-thin, sheets of raw pastry dough and are traditionally used to make egg rolls and spring rolls. They’re filled with meats and vegetables, rolling into a cylindrical shape and deep fried, although these skinny ones are baked.


Shopping Tips

! used Nasoya Egg Roll Wrappers. I bought mine at Vons/Safeway but most supermarkets and natural food markets sell egg roll wrappers. They’re usually displayed in the refrigerated Asian section or deli aisle.  Click here to see where Nasoya Egg Roll Wrappers are sold-http://www.nasoya.com/buy.html. There are other brands available.

Ground turkey breast, 99% fat-free, can be found in most supermarkets. It’s made completely from the turkey breast unlike other ground turkey which is a blend of white and dark meat.

Ginger, in a jar, can be found in the produce section where garlic, in a jar, is sold.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
3
Weight Watchers
(old points) 2

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 egg roll including 1 tablespoon sauce
104 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 12mg chol, 8g protein, 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 410mg sodium, 1g sugar

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16 Responses to “Panda Express Egg Rolls Made Skinny”

  1. vince Says:

    Wow…

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  3. Anne Murphy Says:

    These were absolutely delicious. Made them w/ ground chicken instead of turkey. Will definitely make again – especially for 3 points!!!!

  4. admin Says:

    I’m so happy you liked this recipe Anne! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

  5. Anne Murphy Says:

    I make these all the time and they are DELICIOUS. Easy to freeze too.

    I use ground chicken instead of turkey (I think it has more flavor) and add shredded carrots as well. This is really really good.

  6. admin Says:

    I love your feedback Anne! Great additions too.
    Thanks!
    My best,
    Nancy

  7. Janie Emaus Says:

    If only I could cook!

  8. admin Says:

    These are surprisingly easy to make Janie!

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  11. Glenda M Says:

    I found a web site that used fillo dough. One point per sheet. you just fold in half and add lots of cooked chinese veggies and bake. Dip in hot soy sauce.

  12. admin Says:

    Well that sounds good. If you decide to try it, I’d love your feedback Glenda!

  13. dc Says:

    Made these Saturday and they were awesome!! I will admit to adding a TBSP of peanut butter to the meat mixture tho (so a little added fat)! Sauce was the bomb as written!

  14. admin Says:

    Love your feedback. A little peanut butter sounds like a yummy addition!

  15. Jackie Says:

    I am excited to try these. How do I freeze them ( do I bake them first)

  16. admin Says:

    Yes, you bake first then freeze.
    Have fun Jackie!
    My best,
    Nancy

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