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Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

These air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls are the perfect game-day appetizer! Filled with spiced beef, shredded cheese, green onions, and dill pickles wrapped in an egg roll wrapper and cooked until crispy in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls cut in half to show filling.

Craving the perfect game day appetizer?!

Well, I’ve got you covered with these air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls!

These babies are PACKED full of spiced ground beef, shredded cheese, green onions, and dill pickles! Then I wrapped them all up in egg roll wrappers and air-fried them until crispy!

They are great served plain or dipped in ketchup, mustard, or even my world-famous homemade fry sauce!

Plus, they are turned out extra crispy by cooking them up in the air fryer.

Which, if you can’t tell, is fast becoming one of my favorite kitchen appliances!

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Roll ingredients on a table.

Ingredients for cheeseburger egg rolls

  • Ground beef – Ground beef works well here because we are mimicking the flavors of a cheeseburger, and traditional burgers are made with ground beef. I usually use 93/7 ground beef, but you can opt for fattier ground beef since you will be draining off any fat.
  • Spices – I added a little granulated garlic, paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper, but feel free to use whatever spices you have on hand and love.
  • Shredded cheese – I love cheddar cheese on my burgers, so that’s what I used here.
  • Green onions – Green onions are my favorite, so I include thinly sliced whole (that means I included both the white and green parts) green onions in these egg rolls because they bring a time-honored flavor without being too overpowering.
  • Chopped dill pickles – Pickles are so standard on cheeseburgers that they had to be included in these air fryer egg rolls! You can substitute dill pickle relish if you don’t feel like chopping up pickles.
  • Egg roll wrappers – This is what wraps up all the filling! You can find egg roll wrappers in most grocery stores near where you find fresh herbs, vegetables, or refrigerated salad dressings.
A bowl mixed with cheeseburger egg roll filling.
cheeseburger egg roll filling on a egg roll wrapper.

Substitutions and tips

I love the look of these air-fried cheeseburger egg rolls, but I want to know if you can make any changes.

Well, here are a few tips and substitutions you can use for this recipe:

  • Swap out the protein – Are you not a fan of ground beef? Try using ground chicken, ground buffalo, or even ground pork.
  • Add bacon – Love bacon? Add in some fried chopped bacon, or even use real bacon bits if you’re short on time. Just remember, adding bacon will add more sodium to the recipe, so you may want to adjust the amount of kosher salt.
  • Use fresh garlic – Not a fan of granulated garlic? Feel free to brown the ground beef with fresh minced or grated garlic.
  • Spice it up even more – Want to add more flavor to the ground beef? Try adding onion powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or even steak/burger seasoning.
cheeseburger egg rolls in an air fryer basket.
Cooked air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls.

Air Fryer FAQ

An air fryer is a tabletop convection oven.
It mimics the outcome of a deep-fat fryer but without oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks the food. The two most common air fryers you’ll see are basket-style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven-style. There are pluses to both, but I prefer my basket style.

I prefer the basket-style air fryer as it’s smaller and takes up less room than the toaster oven-style air fryer. My biggest tip regarding air fryers is to pick a style that will work best for your family and the amount of food you will cook. My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc., which works well for my household.

The answer to this will depend on your brand. It is ALWAYS best to double-check all brand recommendations by reading your user manual or visiting their website and seeing if they address this question on their site. My air fryer brand is basket style, and the outer and inner baskets are dishwasher safe.

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls ina. bowl.

Storing egg rolls

Have leftover appetizers? No worries, I have you covered!

Store any leftover homemade egg rolls in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating egg rolls in the air fryer

If you’re looking to reheat these cheeseburger egg rolls, it’s so easy and simple!

Add refrigerated leftover egg rolls to your basket and cook for about 5 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Keep an eye on the egg rolls so that they don’t burn.

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls in a serving bowl.

Difference between an egg roll and a spring roll

Egg rolls and spring rolls are 2 very different things.

Spring rolls are made of thin rice or flour wrappers, and egg rolls are made of thicker flour wrappers that are often brushed with egg wash.

Both are delicious, but just be sure you’re buying the correct wrappers.

A hand grabbing a cheeseburger egg roll.

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Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

These air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls are the perfect game-day appetizer! Filled with spiced beef, shredded cheese, green onions, and dill pickles all wrapped up in an egg roll wrapper and cooked until crispy in the air fryer.
4.80 from 5 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 egg rolls


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 10 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 large egg


  • Add the ground beef, garlic powder, paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper to a medium-sized skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Cook, stirring often, and break up the meat until the meat is browned, about 5 minutes.
  • After it's browned, drain the grease.
  • Let the browned beef set aside until it is cool enough to handle (you don’t want it to melt the cheese), about 10 minutes.
  • Add the cooled beef to a large bowl along with the cheese, green onion, and pickles. Stir to combine.
  • Add about 1/4 cup of filling to the center of one egg roll wrapper.
  • Beat the egg in a small bowl with a splash of water to create an egg wash.
  • Brush the egg wash around the edges of the egg roll wrapper to create a seal.
  • Roll the wrapper into an egg roll (the same way you could roll a burrito) by folding the bottom point over the filling, then fold the left and right points into the center, and finally by rolling it upward to seal.
  • Lightly grease your air fryer basket with olive oil spray and add as many egg rolls as will fit. Make sure to place them seam side down so they don’t explode!
  • Brush the tops of the wontons with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or flakey sea salt, if desired.
  • Cook at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then flip the egg rolls over and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm, with your choice of dipping sauce.
  • Store any leftover egg rolls in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat in the air fryer until warm (about 5 minutes at 375F).


Serving: 1g | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls, air fryer egg rolls, cheeseburger egg rolls, egg roll recipes, egg rolls
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