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What to Serve with Egg Rolls (23 Perfect Side Dishes)

Wondering what to serve with egg rolls? Elevate your favorite Chinese food with delicious dishes that complement their crispy goodness. 

From appetizers to mains, these pairings will turn your snack into a satisfying meal. 

Egg rolls filled with ground meat served with tomatoes and cilantro on a wooden table
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Enjoy chow mein noodles, mozzarella sticks, egg drop soup, dumplings, and more delicious sides.

Want to take your snacking experience to the next level? Read on to discover the best dishes to serve with egg rolls.

Appetizers and Side Dishes:

Egg rolls are awesome, but if you want a full meal, serve them with starters and sides. Here are my top choices:

Savory chow mien noodles with chicken meat and veggies.
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1. Chow Mein

What’s better than one Chinese dish? Two Chinese dishes!

Pair your egg rolls with chow mein for a winning combo. 

This stir-fried noodle dish offers a delightful contrast to the crispy egg rolls. 

The savory noodles, veggies, and protein create a perfect balance of textures and flavors. 

Chip dipped in creamy spinach artichoke dip on a bowl.

2. Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip is the perfect dipping sauce. 

The creamy goodness of the dip complements the dry, crunchy texture of the egg rolls. Together, they create a delicious contrast. 

The bacon and cheese bring another layer of taste and texture to the party. 

Deep Fried Crab Rangoon with Dipping Sauce

3. Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

Yes, egg rolls are the bomb. But you can’t go wrong with a bit of variation. Why not serve them with another crunchy treat? 

Enter crab rangoon. These dumplings are crunchy outside, creamy inside, and utterly delicious.

Together, they make an out-of-this-world combo no one can resist.

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A platter of breaded mozzarella sticks served with a dipping sauce.
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4. Mozzarella Sticks

For another crispy-fried delight, try pairing egg rolls with mozzarella sticks. 

They’re crispy outside, with gooey, melty cheese inside. They’re a delightful contrast to egg rolls.

This is a fun way to alternate between a meaty delight and a cheesy treat. 

Coleslaw mixed with raw ramen.

5. Asian Coleslaw

Besides the usual ingredients, this coleslaw has instant ramen bits thrown in the mix. 

It sounds weird, but it adds an irresistible crunch to the dish!

The ramen’s seasoning packets also infuse the dressing with Asian-inspired flavors. 

It’s a delectable side with an exciting Asian twist.

Egg drop soup served on a Chinese bowl.
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6. Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup is a simple, savory delight, perfect to start any meal. 

This light and flavorful soup pairs wonderfully with egg rolls. 

I like dipping my egg rolls in this soup to give them some moisture. It adds a delightful balance of crunch and tenderness. Yum.

Tempura served with deep fried eggplant thinly sliced Japanese sweet potato, and shiso leaves dunked in batter.
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7. Tempura

Japan meets China in this epic fusion of flavors! 

Tempura’s light and crispy batter offers a playful contrast to the crunchy rolls. 

Dip your egg rolls in tempura sauce while you’re at it. The sweetness complements the savory rolls well.

Homemade Panda Express Fried Rice with Egg, Green Onions and Carrots

8. Panda Express Fried Rice

For the ultimate Chinese feast, serve your egg rolls with Panda Express fried rice. 

Fried rice is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to egg roll pairings.

These two are just the perfect combination, no explanation needed.

Spring rolls served with peanut sauce.
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9. Spring Rolls

Let’s serve something heavy with something light and refreshing for the perfect balance.

Spring rolls, filled with noodles, tofu, veggies, and fresh herbs, offer a delightful contrast to egg rolls. 

Dip the egg rolls in peanut sauce for another delicious mash-up of cuisines.

Stir fried vegetables on a bowl garnished with sesame seeds.
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10. Stir-Fried Vegetables

This vegetable stir-fry brings a healthy element to your egg roll feast!

This colorful mix of fresh vegetables sautéed in a sweet and savory stir-fry sauce. 

The blend of veggies and flavorful sauce makes it a perfect pairing with egg rolls.

Steamed pop stickers served with dipping sauce.
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11. Potstickers

Pair your egg rolls with classic potstickers. They’re pan-seared for a delightful crispy texture.

While both share a similar filling, potstickers have a tender, crisp, and chewy wrapper. 

The crunch of egg rolls complements the chewiness of potstickers. Together, they make a fun, flavorful duo.

Green beans sauteed on a stone pan tossed with a wooden ladle.
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12. Asian Green Beans

Fresh green beans are coated in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce in this recipe. 

These beans are perfectly tender-crisp and packed with flavor. They’re a tasty and versatile side dish. They go well with anything, egg rolls included.

Ladle scooping a serving of thick hot and sour soup from a pot.
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13. Hot and Sour Soup

Complement your egg rolls with restaurant-style hot and sour soup. It’s quick, simple, and bursting with flavor. Plus, it’s easy to customize to your preferences. 

This soup balances heat and tanginess, making it a perfect companion for egg rolls. 

The contrast in flavors enhances your snacking experience.

Kimchi on jar glasses.
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14. Kimchi

Serve egg rolls with kimchi for a delicious fusion of Chinese and Korean flavors. 

Kimchi’s spicy, tangy, and crunchy profile complements the savory goodness of egg rolls.

Together, they create an irresistible combination. 

It’s a perfect match that adds a delightful twist to your snack time.

Main Dishes:

Hosting a party? Serve egg rolls with these mains for a satisfying feast!

Saucy kung pao noodles cooked on an iron cast.
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15. Kung Pao Noodles

Craving more Chinese food? Serve your egg rolls with kung pao noodles. 

This saucy dish perfectly balances sweet and spicy, complementing the savory rolls well.

This homemade meal is so much better than takeout!

Sweet and sour chicken with pineapple, and bell peppers served on a white plate. 
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16. Sweet and Sour Chicken

This dish features crispy chicken, pineapple, and bell peppers. 

Its sweet-tangy sauce complements the savory egg rolls well. 

Plus, the recipe replicates your favorite takeout without the added bad stuff. It’s a win-win!

Chopsticks picking lo mien noodles from a pot.
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17. Lo Mein

Here’s another no-brainer combination: egg rolls with lo mein. 

Together, they make the perfect menu for a party. 

The lo mein noodles complement the crunchy egg rolls wonderfully. They’re the perfect duo your tastebuds will adore. 

Beef and Broccoli with sauce served with white rice.

18. Beef and Broccoli

Serve your egg rolls with beef and broccoli for an irresistible combination. 

The tender beef, crunchy broccoli, and savory sauce perfectly complement the egg rolls. 

Whether it’s a big party or a simple dinner, this pairing won’t disappoint.

Kung pao shrimp with sauce cooked on pan.
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19. Kung Pao Shrimp

This combination offers a delightful blend of sweet shrimp and savory pork. 

Even better, you can use the sweet-tangy sauce as a dip for your egg rolls. 

It’s a mouthwatering combo you won’t want to miss!

Sauces:

Last, don’t forget about the dipping sauces! They make egg rolls even more addictive.

Wooden spoon dipped on a bowl of hoisin sauce.
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20. Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin sauce is another perfect companion. Its sweet, rich, and salty flavors go so well with savory egg rolls.

It has a strong taste, so a little goes a long way.

To keep things easy, you can use store-bought hoisin sauce. But this homemade recipe is to die for!

Questo Dip topped with tortilla chips and chopped tomatoes.

21. Cheese Dip (Queso)

I love dipping crispy fried things in cheese, so this copycat queso is one of my favorites.

Say goodbye to store-bought and hello to homemade deliciousness! 

This cheesy delight complements your egg rolls beautifully. The roasted poblanos and tomatoes add a flavorful twist you’ll adore. 

Spoon dripping with sweet and sour sauce form a small bowl.
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22. Sweet and Sour Sauce

Egg rolls aren’t complete without a sweet and sour dipping sauce. It’s a classic combo that never disappoints! 

With this recipe, you create the perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors. Dip away and savor the deliciousness.

Spoon mixing garlic honey soy sauce in a jar.
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23. Garlic Honey Soy Sauce

This garlic honey soy sauce is pure gold. It’s sweet, spicy, savory, and wonderfully sticky! 

This sauce takes egg rolls to a whole new level of addictiveness. Dip, dunk, and enjoy.

What to Serve with Egg Rolls (23 Perfect Side Dishes)

For a feast to remember, serve egg rolls with chow mein, crab rangoon, Asian coleslaw, fried rice, and more delicious pairings.

Ingredients

  • Chow Mein

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

  • Mozzarella Sticks

  • Asian Coleslaw

  • Egg Drop Soup

  • Tempura

  • Panda Express Fried Rice

  • Spring Rolls

  • Stir-Fried Vegetables

  • Potstickers

  • Asian Green Beans

  • Hot and Sour Soup

  • Kimchi

  • Kung Pao Noodles

  • Sweet and Sour ChickenLo Mein

  • Beef and Broccoli

  • Kung Pao Shrimp

  • Hoisin Sauce

  • Cheese Dip (Queso)

  • Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • Garlic Honey Soy Sauce

Instructions

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  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a side for egg rolls in 30 minutes or less!
What to Serve with Egg Rolls

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