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These Sausage and Peppers Egg Rolls are the ultimate game day delight. Their crispy exterior gives way to a savory explosion of flavors, making them an irresistible choice for your next gathering. Your guests will be reaching for seconds, making this recipe a guaranteed touchdown at your Super Bowl watch party!

A platter of sausage and peppers egg rolls with marinara sauce in a small bowl. Some of the egg rolls are opened to see the inside. The egg rolls are garnished with fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Why Make These Sausage and Peppers Egg Rolls

Sausage and Peppers are one of those foods I grew up eating quite often growing up in Pittsburgh. So, it was only natural to try and create this flavorful combination inside of a crispy egg roll.

  1. Bold Flavor: The combination of hot or mild sausage, peppers, onions and mozzarella cheese creates a mouthwatering blend of savory and cheesy flavors.
  2. Crispy Texture: The deep-frying process results in a satisfyingly crispy exterior that contrasts perfectly with the tender and flavorful filling.
  3. Game Day Crowd-Pleaser: Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, game night or any gathering, this unique egg roll recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. They are a delicious alternative to traditional snacks.
  4. Easy Preparation: The recipe’s simplicity ensures that you can whip up a batch of these egg rolls without spending hours in the kitchen.
  5. Freeze and Reheat: The versatility extends to storage options. You can freeze these egg rolls for future use, making them a convenient option for busy days when you still want a delicious homemade snack.
  6. Appealing: The vibrant colors from the peppers and the cheesy goodness make these egg rolls visually appealing. They not only taste fantastic, but also look great on the serving platter.

Ingredients and Substitutions

These ingredient substitutes offer flexibility for personal preferences, dietary restrictions and/or ingredient availability, allowing you to tailor the recipe to your taste and needs.

  • Egg Roll Wrappers: Easily substitute with spring roll wrappers or rice paper wrappers.
  • Sausage: Use ground pork or chicken sausage. For a vegetarian egg roll, use crumbled firm tofu or a plant-based protein.
  • Bell Peppers: Try different colors of bell peppers or poblano/Anaheim peppers for mild spice.
  • Onion: Any variety of onion or even shallots can be used. Use green onions for a milder alternative.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Substitute with provolone or cheddar, or for vegan egg rolls, use a dairy-free cheese alternative.
  • Oil for Deep Frying: Vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil. Air fry egg rolls for a lighter alternative.
  • Basil: Replace with fresh parsley.

How to Make Sausage and Peppers Egg Rolls

  1. Remove the hot sausage from the casings. Break apart while browning. 
  2. Pulse the cooked sausage in a food processor to achieve a fine grind.
  3. Return the sausage to the pan, add the diced peppers, onions and salt. Cook until vegetables soften.
  4. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess grease. Allow to cool, slightly.
  5. Create an egg wash by combining one egg with a teaspoon of water.
  6. Lay an egg roll wrapper on a flat surface with a point closest to you. Fill that end with a few spoonfuls of the sausage mixture. Top with shredded mozzarella. Fold over tightly. Fold in the sides. Brush the inside top edge with an egg wash. Continue rolling to seal tightly. 
  7. Cover with a damp paper towel as you finish rolling the remaining. 
  8. Heat oil in a pot for deep frying. Fry the egg rolls until crispy and brown on all sides. Drain excess oil on a rack or paper towels.
  9. Add the egg rolls to a platter. 
  10. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Serve with warmed marinara sauce.

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

As an alternative to frying, try making this game day appetizer in the air fryer:

  • Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Place the egg rolls in a single layer, leaving space between them.
  • Lightly spray the egg rolls with cooking spray.
  • Air fry for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden and crispy.

Alternatively, place the egg rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 15-20 minutes.

How to Store Leftover Egg Rolls

If you happen to have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, use an oven or toaster oven to maintain that coveted crispiness. You can also freeze the egg rolls for future snacking, just pop them in the oven straight from the freezer for a quick and delicious treat.

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A platter of sausage and peppers egg rolls with a bowl of marinara sauce.

Sausage and Peppers Egg Rolls


Description

These Sausage and Peppers Egg Rolls are the ultimate game day delight. Their crispy exterior gives way to a savory explosion of flavors, making them an irresistible choice for any gathering. Your guests will be reaching for seconds, making this recipe a guaranteed touchdown at your Super Bowl party!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 pound hot or mild sausage links (casing removed)
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 white onion, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • egg wash (1 egg + 1 teaspoon water)
  • canola oil for deep frying
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chiffonade basil (for garnish)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Remove the hot sausage from the casings. Break apart while browning. 
  2. Pulse the cooked sausage in a food processor to achieve a fine grind.
  3. Return the sausage to the pan, add the diced peppers, onions and salt. Cook until vegetables soften.
  4. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess grease. Allow to cool, slightly.
  5. Create an egg wash by combining one egg with a teaspoon of water.
  6. Lay an egg roll wrapper on a flat surface with a point closest to you. Fill that end with a few spoonfuls of the sausage mixture. Top with shredded mozzarella. Fold over tightly. Fold in the sides. Brush the inside top edge with an egg wash. Continue rolling to seal tightly. 
  7. Cover with a damp paper towel as you finish rolling the remaining. 
  8. Heat oil in a pot for deep frying. Fry the egg rolls until crispy and brown on all sides. Drain excess oil on a rack or paper towels.
  9. Add the egg rolls to a platter. 
  10. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Serve with warmed marinara sauce.
  11. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Prep all ingredients before cooking.
  • Grind the sausage in a food processor for an even filling.
  • Cook peppers and onions until softened.
  • Use egg wash to securely seal egg roll wrappers.
  • Control oil temperature (around 350°F) for deep frying.
  • If air frying, arrange egg rolls with space in the air fryer for even cooking.
  • Monitor color and crispiness during frying or baking.
  • Garnish plated rolls with Parmesan and chiffonade basil.
  • Warm marinara sauce before serving.
  • Experiment with different sausage, cheese, or herb variations.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and reheat for crispiness.
  • Consider additional ingredients like tomatoes or chili flakes for variation.

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