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Soul Rolls

These Leftover Soul Food Thanksgiving Egg Rolls are stuffed with turkey or ham, stuffing, collard greens, mac and cheese, and mashed potatoes. Pair these soul rolls with cranberry or gravy dipping sauce.

person holding Thanksgiving soul food egg roll and dipping it in cranberry sauce
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If you get tired of holiday leftovers easily, this recipe is for you! These egg rolls are so good you are going to want to pile your favorite soul food side dishes into these….no matter the season.

egg roll wrappers and a bowl of water on a bamboo cutting board

What Type of Leftover Foods and Recipes to Use

Use whatever you like! I love to add meat and my favorite side dishes.

collard greens, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and chopped ham in separate bowls

Which Egg Roll Wrappers Are Best

Nasoya wraps work great along with most brands that you can find in an authentic Asian market. I have trouble finding Nasoya at most of the stores in my area. I usually use what they have, which means I have used some pretty flimsy wrappers.

You will know right away when you remove them from the packaging if they are too thin and may require double wrapping.

How to Roll Egg Rolls

  1. Glaze the edges of the egg roll wrapper with water. This will soften the edges and make them easier to roll and stay secure.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of filling to the center of the wrapper. Do not overstuff, you will struggle with closing the wrapper.
  3. Seal the wrapper diagonally to form a triangle.
  4. Fold the opposite sides together to form another triangle and then roll to close and seal.
uncooked Thanksgiving soul food egg rolls on a bamboo cutting board

How to Make Soul Food Thanksgiving Egg Rolls

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Add the filling to the egg roll wrappers and fold.
  2. Bake or air fry.
Thanksgiving soul food egg rolls in an air fryer

Dipping Sauce

I love to use leftover gravy and/or cranberry sauce!

How to Keep the Rolls Crunchy

Popping them back into the oven (350 degrees) or air fryer (350 degrees) for a few minutes will keep them crispy. You can also spritz another small amount of oil.

Thanksgiving soul food egg rolls in an air fryer

Freezer Tips

Freeze them in sealable bags or containers.

To reheat in the oven reheat the egg rolls on 350 degrees for a 5-7 minutes or until heated through.

Reheat in the air fryer on 350 degrees for 5-6 minutes.

More Leftover Thanksgiving Recipes

Leftover Turkey Nachos
Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup

Turkey Bone Broth
Leftover Ham and Cheese Panini
Turkey and Cheese Sliders
Leftover Turkey Chili

Thanksgiving soul food egg rolls sliced in half on a plate

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Thanksgiving soul food egg rolls sliced in half on a plate
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Soul Rolls

These Leftover Thanksgiving Egg Rolls are stuffed with turkey or ham, stuffing, collard greens, and mashed potatoes. Pair these soul food rolls with cranberry or gravy dipping sauce.
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Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, soul food, Southern
Keyword soul food egg rolls, soul roll recipe, Thankgiving egg rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 egg rolls
Calories 271kcal


  • 6 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 cup diced turkey or ham
  • 1 cup baked macaroni and cheese
  • 1 cup cooked collard greens Drained
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • cranberry sauce
  • gravy
  • cooking oil spray


  • Lay the egg roll wrappers (diagonally) on a dry, flat surface. Some egg roll wraps are really thin and flimsy. Monitor yours to determine if you may need to double wrap the egg rolls.
  • I like to glaze the edges of each wrapper with a small amount of water. This will make them easier to roll. I use a cooking brush. You can also use your fingers.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of filling into the center of each wrapper. Seal and close the wrapper diaganally to form a triangle. Fold two opposite corners together to make a triangle, fold the sides in and then roll tightly. Use additional water if the wrapper becomes tough to roll. Repeat for each egg roll.

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the egg rolls on the pan and spritz them with cooking oil.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil.
  • Add the egg rolls to the basket. Do not stack or crowd the basket. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Spritz the top of the egg rolls with cooking oil.
  • Air fry on 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the egg rolls. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until crisp. Every air fryer brand will cook at varying speeds. Monitor your egg rolls to determine the appropriate time needed for your batch.



  • Depending on the size of your egg roll wrappers, you may make more or less than the servings noted in the recipe.
  • All egg roll wrappers are not the same. I have often used wrappers that fell apart while rolling or were just too thin. If this is the case for you, double wrap the egg rolls and use two sheets when you start add the filling and wrap.
  • Egg roll wrappers are often coated in flour. If you see white spots on the surface of the egg rolls while cooking, spritz additional oil.
  • If you’re using any ingredients that are held in a sauce or broth, be sure to drain them prior to adding to the egg roll wrappers (like collard greens). Watery ingredients will cause the egg rolls to fall apart.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1egg roll | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 30th of November 2021

This was such a fun way to use our leftovers this year! We mixed it up and tried a bunch of different combos and dipping in gravy and cranberry sauce just took it up a notch. Did we try an egg roll with some pie in it for a dessert too? Yes, yes we did. This will definitely be something we do again next year (and at Christmas!)


Tuesday 7th of December 2021

haha! I love that. That sounds so good.

P.J. Jones

Sunday 28th of November 2021

This recipe was actually pretty easy and straight forward. I found the wrappers in the produce section of my grocery store (Publix). I used all cold ingredients and made a lot of variations of the thanksgiving meal. This was my first time ever putting egg rolls in my air fryer, they were delicious and now I'm excited to make other types of egg rolls.


Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Yes! More egg rolls for the win.


Friday 26th of November 2021

Such a fun way to use thanksgiving leftovers! Super easy to make and great for a group. Cranberry sauce and gravy made great dipping sauces for the egg rolls.


Tuesday 30th of November 2021

I love those for dipping!