Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

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Looking for a fun and easy appetizer for your next party? Try these cheeseburger egg rolls complete with creamy, tangy homemade burger sauce for dipping!

Close up of cheeseburger egg rolls stacked on a platter, with one egg roll broken in two and a bowl of dipping sauce in the background.


Cheeseburger egg rolls put all the beefy, cheesy flavors of a gooey all-American cheeseburger into an easy game day or party appetizer! This recipe is a fun riff on traditional Asian-style egg rolls (think, Vietnamese egg rolls). These cheeseburger egg rolls have juicy burger meat, pickles, and plenty of melted cheese rolled up inside a crispy, golden shell. I serve them with an easy homemade burger sauce and everyone always begs for the recipe, so here it is!

Why You’ll Love These Easy Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

  • Cheesy, beefy flavor. Everything you love about a classic cheeseburger, including savory ground beef, onions, pickles, and cheese, gets wrapped up into a hot and crispy, golden egg roll.
  • 3 ways. Make these cheeseburger egg rolls in the deep fryer, oven, or air fryer. Each method gets the outsides nice and crispy and the insides cheesy and melty! 
  • Homemade dipping sauce. Whether you know it as burger sauce, special sauce, or secret sauce, one thing is for certain: it’s the perfect dipping sauce for these egg rolls. It’s easy to make with a handful of easy ingredients.
  • Make it your own. Make these fast-food-inspired egg rolls “to order” with any of your favorite burger toppings!
Ingredients for cheeseburger egg rolls.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Below are some quick ingredient notes. Don’t forget to scroll down to the recipe card for a printable list of ingredients.

  • Ground Beef – I like to use lean ground beef. You can also make this recipe with ground turkey or ground chicken.
  • Onion and Garlic – Finely chopped and minced to add flavor to the beef.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – This can be substituted with soy sauce if needed.
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cheese – Freshly shredded cheddar cheese. Colby Jack is another good option, as is Pepper Jack for a bit of kick.
  • Pickles – Dill pickles are a must!
  • Egg Roll Wrappers – You’ll find egg roll wrappers in the international food aisle at major supermarkets. They’re similar to wonton wrappers, just larger.
  • Oil – If you’re deep frying your egg rolls, you’ll need a good frying oil with a high smoke point, like canola or vegetable oil. 

For the Dipping Sauce

  • Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, and Relish – Common condiments that form the base for this “secret” burger sauce.
  • Onion – Grated so that there aren’t any large chunks in the sauce.
  • Vinegar – White vinegar works great, or you can use white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
  • Paprika – Use sweet or smoked paprika, whichever you have on hand.
Overhead view of cheeseburger egg rolls on a platter next to a bowl of dipping sauce.

How to Make Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

This crispy, cheesy appetizer is so easy to make! Here’s a short step-by-step to get you started on the recipe. You’ll find the printable recipe instructions in the recipe card below the post.

  • Prepare the dipping sauce. First, whisk together the dipping sauce ingredients. Place the sauce into the fridge while you prepare your egg rolls.
  • Brown the ground meat. Add the ground beef and onion to a large skillet. Sauté until the meat is browned and the onions are softened. Lastly, stir in the garlic, followed by Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Take the filling off the heat for now.
Cheeseburger filling topped with shredded cheese on top of an egg roll wrapper.
  • Fill the wrappers. Lay the first egg roll wrapper flat in front of you, and spoon over the ground beef. Sprinkle over some shredded cheese and chopped pickles.
  • Fold and roll. Wet the edges of the wrapper, then fold and roll the wrapper up and over the beef filling. Repeat with the remaining filling and wrappers. Once all the egg rolls are rolled and ready, it’s time to cook them!
  • Fry. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet, and then cook the egg rolls in the oil for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your pot.

Can I Make These In the Oven or Air Fryer? 

Yes. Deep frying gets the best, crispiest, most authentic egg rolls. However, baking and air frying will yield crispy results, too (just not quite the same) if you’re looking to cut down on fats and calories. Here’s how to make these cheeseburger egg rolls in the oven or air fryer instead.


Brush the egg rolls lightly with oil, then bake at 450ºF for 15 minutes until they’re browned.

Air Fryer

Brush the egg rolls with oil, the same as you would if you were baking them. Place the rolls into the air fryer and cook at 390ºF for 10 minutes. Work in batches if needed and flip the egg rolls halfway through the cooking time. See my original air fryer egg rolls recipe for more tips!

Cheeseburger egg rolls stacked on a platter with a bowl of dipping sauce in the background.

Recipe Tips and Variations

These are some tips that you can have handy when making this scrumptious cheeseburger egg roll recipe:

  • Deep fry for the crispiest results. For the best results, fry these cheeseburger egg rolls in a skillet. Keep a close eye on your cheeseburger egg rolls while they cook in the hot oil. 
  • Fillings. Customize your cheeseburger filling with any of your favorite burger toppings. Other tasty options are cooked crumbled bacon (hello, bacon cheeseburger egg rolls!), diced tomatoes, chopped jalapeños, etc.
  • Sauces. Include sauces like ketchup, mustard, and mayo in the filling for more flavor.
  • Vegetarian. Use your favorite brand of meatless mince in place of ground beef for a meat-free version.
  • Use spring roll wrappers. These are a good (and also gluten-free) alternative to egg roll wrappers if needed. Springroll wrappers are made with rice instead.
Two halves of a cheeseburger egg roll stacked on a white plate with a bowl of dipping sauce in the background.

What to Serve With Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Serve these cheeseburger egg rolls on Game Day with your homemade burger sauce, or pair them with other easy dipping sauces like ketchup and homemade ranch dressing. You can also borrow the homemade Tex-Mex ranch from my Southwest egg rolls recipe. And while it might be intended for chicken fingers, this copycat Cane’s Sauce is another family favorite! 

For a fun family dinner, serve your cheeseburger egg rolls with a side of burger sauce and air fryer French fries or onion rings (with a side of ketchup, of course).

Two halves of a cheeseburger egg roll stacked on a white plate with a bowl of dipping sauce in the background.

Storing and Reheating Leftovers

  • Fridge. Store any leftover cheeseburger egg rolls airtight in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
  • Reheat. Reheat the egg rolls in a skillet on the stovetop, or warm them in the air fryer at 400ºF until they’re hot throughout. You can also reheat them in the oven for a few minutes at 400ºF.

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Close up of cheeseburger egg rolls stacked on a platter, with one egg roll broken in two and a bowl of dipping sauce in the background.
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Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

By Erin
These hot and gooey cheeseburger egg rolls are a fun and easy appetizer, complete with creamy, tangy homemade burger sauce for dipping!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 egg rolls


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped pickles
  • 10 egg roll wrappers
  • water for brushing
  • Oil for frying

For the Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • In a small bowl mix together all of the ingredients for the dipping sauce and place in the fridge until ready to serve. 
  • In a large skillet, over medium high heat, cook the ground beef and onion together for 7-8 minutes, breaking apart until the meat is cooked through and the onions are soft. Drain away any grease. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until you can start to smell it. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper until well combined. Remove from heat. 
  • If frying, fill a heavy bottom pot with 1-2 inches of oil. Heat to 350º F. If baking in the oven preheat oven to 450º F.
  • To fill the egg rolls, place a wrapper down in front of you. Fill with about ¼ cup of the ground beef mixture. Top with 1-2 Tablespoons of cheese, and a few chopped pickles. Dip your finger in water, and run around the edge of the wrapper, this will act like glue so the egg roll stays together. Starting with the bottom corner, fold it over the filling. Fold over both of the sides, and then roll to seal it shut. Place on a baking sheet seam side down while you finish the rest of the egg rolls. 
  • Once you have all of the egg rolls formed it is time to cook them. 
  • Frying – Once the oil is hot, work in batches depending on the size of your pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until they are golden brown. Remove and place the cooked egg rolls on a paper towel lined plate. 
  • Baking – Brush the outside of the egg rolls with a little oil. Bake for about 15 minutes, until they are golden brown. 
  • Air Frying – Brush the outside of the egg rolls with a little oil. Cook at 390º F. for 10 minutes, flipping half way. 
  • Serve with dipping sauce.


  • For the best and crispiest results you will want to deep fry these egg rolls in oil. But if you are trying to save calories and fat, the other methods work and they will get crispy, just not quite the same.
  • Fill your rolls with any of your favorite burger toppings, such as crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes etc.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 667mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 egg rolls
Calories: 333
Keyword: cheeseburger egg roll recipe, cheeseburger egg rolls
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  1. I love the crispy egg rolls wrapped around that cheeseburger filling. I served these with ketchup and BBQ sauce in dipping bowls for dinner, and we all loved it. SO good.