You’ll love this simple breakfast egg roll recipe! Scrambled eggs and cheese breakfast egg rolls with sausage gravy makes a perfect grab and go breakfast with a twist.

Scrambled Eggs Wrapped into egg rolls with Sausage Gravy Dip

Delicious Breakfast Egg Roll Recipe

We all know about the usual egg rolls, but have you ever tried making breakfast egg rolls before? They remind me of the breakfast pastries you can get at the store, but much better because they are made fresh by you!

Breakfast might be my favorite meal of the day. I could eat these Strawberry Oatmeal Cashew Bars all day and my new favorite breakfast recipe is my Instant Pot Banana French Toast!

One of my all time favorite recipes ever on the blog has to be these easy Breakfast Egg Rolls!

Learn how to make them with your oven or air fryer. Either way you make them, they are simple and oh so tasty.

Scrambled Eggs and cheese breakfast egg rolls with Sausage Gravy Dip
Easy Breakfast Egg Rolls

 

Easy Breakfast Recipe with a Twist

I love finding new recipes and happy that the talented Divian Connor is back with another simple and amazing breakfast recipe idea. The possibilities are endless with these breakfast egg rolls.

You can fill your egg roll wrappers with egg and cheese but also add diced ham, sausage or crumbled bacon. How about a south-western one, with diced tomato, green pepper, onions, eggs, cheese?  

My children and family love this recipe. These crunchy treats would also be perfect to add to the table if you are hosting a brunch.

I hope you enjoy these breakfast egg rolls as much as my family does!

Easy Breakfast Egg Rolls Recipe

How to Make Breakfast Egg Rolls

What you’ll need for egg rolls:

  • Eggs (6)
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chopped bell peppers (optional)
  • Vegetable Oil

Where To Find Egg Roll Wrappers in the Grocery Store

Grocery stores usually keep egg roll wrappers in a cooler or the international section. Look on the shelves with Asian products. You can also find egg roll wrappers–> here on Amazon.

 

How to Prepare Breakfast Egg Rolls

Scramble your eggs, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.  I usually mix one tablespoon of sour cream to my egg mixture and mix well before pouring it into the skillet. This is optional. Once the eggs are done, now comes the assembly.

 

How to Wrap Egg Rolls

The egg roll wrappers can be a bit dry. To make sure they stick when rolling, sprinkle with water and smooth the water out over the wrapper.

Scrambled Egg & Cheese Egg Rolls with Sausage Gravy

Place the wrapper in front of you so it looks like a diamond. Lay your scrambled eggs in the middle and sprinkle with a nice amount of shredded cheese.

Scrambled Egg & Cheese Egg Rolls with Sausage Gravy

Begin rolling by taking the bottom of the wrapper and tucking under the eggs.

Scrambled Egg & Cheese Egg Rolls with Sausage Gravy

Bring in the sides and then continue rolling.

Scrambled Egg & Cheese Egg Rolls with Sausage Gravy

There you are!  Once you have all the rolls wrapped, deep fry in about an inch of vegetable oil until golden brown.

For less grease, place them on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees until brown.

Breakfast Egg Rolls Recipe with Sausage Gravy Dip

How to Make Country Gravy 

For the gravy, you can make your own from scratch, but I always look for easier, quicker alternatives since I am a busy mom of four.

In a skillet, I browned about a cup of sausage. Drain any fat. I used a packet of Country gravy Mix that you can find at your local grocery store next to the taco, chili, seasonings.

Mix the gravy according to the packet directions and pour over your cooked sausage.  Mix well until you have a nice thick consistency.

Serve your breakfast egg rolls with the gravy as a dipping sauce.

Can You Freeze Breakfast Egg Rolls?

Wondering if you can freeze these egg rolls? Yes, after they have cooled, you can store these in the freezer for a quick and easy breakfast another day.

Wrap them tightly in cling wrap and then into a plastic bag to freeze. There is no need to thaw, just reheat in an air fryer, oven or fry again. So easy!

How to Cook Frozen Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

  • Place frozen egg rolls in the air fryer and spread out into a single layer. 
  • Air Fry at 350° for 10 minutes. Flip the egg rolls over.
  • Air Fry for another 3-5 minutes or until crispy.

I hope you enjoy these delicious egg and cheese egg rolls as much as we do.

Breakfast Egg Rolls [Air Fryer and Oven Recipe]

Easy Breakfast Egg Rolls with Sausage Gravy. Scrambled eggs and cheese egg rolls with country gravy makes a perfect grab and go breakfast with a twist. Oven and Air Fryer instructions.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Yield: 6
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

Instructions

Egg Roll Directions

  • In a skillet, cook bell peppers in a little bit of butter over high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix eggs, sour cream, salt and pepper into a bowl. Turn heat to low and pour egg mixture into skillet and scramble until they are done.
  • Once the scrambled eggs are done, assemble the egg rolls.
  • Sprinkle egg roll wrappers with water and smooth the water out over the wrapper to make sure they are sticky before rolling.
  • Place the wrapper in front of you in a diamond. Lay your scrambled eggs in the middle and sprinkle with a nice amount of shredded cheese.
  • Begin rolling by taking the piece closest to you and tucking it under the scrambled eggs.
  • Bring in the sides of the egg roll wrapper and continue rolling. Wet the last of the wrapper with your finger to seal closed.
  • Once you have all breakfast egg rolls wrapped, set aside.

Sausage Gravy

  • Mix the gravy according to the packet directions (1 cup water and 1 cup milk) and pour over your cooked sausage. Mix well until you have a nice thick consistency.
  • In a skillet, brown sausage. Drain any fat.
  • Serve your breakfast egg rolls with the sausage gravy as a dipping sauce.

Oven Directions

  • Pour vegetable oil into a large skillet and heat until very hot. Make sure you have about an inch of oil.
  • Deep fry your breakfast egg rolls turning them until both sides are golden brown.
  • Remove and place on a paper towel until ready to serve.

Air Fryer Directions

  • Place the wrapped and ready to go breakfast egg rolls your air fryer on an even layer making sure they don't touch. Brush them lightly with oil.
  • Cook at 350°F for 6 minutes
  • Flip the egg rolls. Brush with oil a second time on this side and cook for 5 more minutes until brown and crispy.

Notes

Oven-Baked Directions: Place the breakfast egg rolls on a non-stick baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees until golden brown.
To make ahead of time: Assemble the breakfast egg rolls, freeze and cook within 7 days.
Plan To Make This?Please share if you do. Mention @LivingLocurto or tag #LivingLocurto on Instagram. We’d love to see!
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Recipe Video

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, egg rolls, eggs, Snack
Calories: 608kcal

Nutrition

Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 259mg | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 487IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 2mg

Originally published February 27, 2013 and updated in 2021

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32 Comments

  1. To make ahead of time , is it best to COOK then Freeze or freeze right after assembly, then thaw and cook when ready?

  2. Made these ahead for an Easter brunch and they were a hit! I DID alter it a bit….made the sausage gravy, cooled it and added it inside the egg roll wrapper. I used hot sausage, which was a hit! I made them the night before, but fried them the next morning so they were crispy!

  3. This is definitely a good reason to dust off my air fryer!!! Cannot wait to make these for my family!!!

  4. Can these be frozen after fried? We have leftovers. I used 16 eggs and made 18 of these for 6 people. 2 is the most anyone could eat.

  5. Sausage gravy is the easiest of all gravies to make. Really easier than what you have to do with the packaged mix. Just remember the 1 to 1 ratio of flour to fat and then adding the milk or combination of milk and water to the consistency you want and then seasoning. Don’t be afraid to try. With sausage gravy, you really haven’t wasted much if it doesn’t work but each time will get better.

  6. My family (picky eaters included) LOVED these cheese egg rolls at brunch this morning. It will definitely be a regular here.

  7. These look delish & so easy!! Just curios though… at the end of the instructions, it says that this recipe “Makes three egg rolls.”. I would certainly hope that with using the 6 eggs that this recipe calls for, it would make much more than just 3 egg rolls!

  8. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about breakfast dishes. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

  9. DO NOT BAKE THESE! The egg-roll wrappers make a hard chewy texture when baked. I found this out this morning when I tried them. Hopefully I can save someone the trouble and waste. Deep fried are great.

  10. 🙂 I learned it in high school foods class and it is my go to thing. I’ve tried showing my mother-in-law and it’s like Greek to her too.

  11. Honestly is isn’t any more difficult to make your gravy from scratch. If you are cooking your own sausage you already have the building block. My sausage gravy is just drippings, flour, milk and lots of pepper. And you can control the salt better.

  12. I love traditional egg rolls! The wrappers are so inexpensive and you get so many in the pack. I love coming up with different combinations to try using the egg roll wrappers!

  13. Now that is a delicious sounding recipe! I always make my own Chinese egg rolls with meat/bean sprouts/cabbage, etc but never have heard of doing it like this for an exciting tasty breakfast brunch item! Thank you and I can’t wait to try it – hmm…who can I have over for brunch?

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