Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls (Cheesecake Factory Copycat!)

Whether it is for a party or for your own private dinner, Avocado Egg Rolls in an air fryer are the appetizer to make. Crispy and golden on the outside, creamy and decadent on the inside, you have to try these! Copycat recipes are some of the best recipes out there! They are usually just…

Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls (Cheesecake Factory Copycat!)

Whether it is for a party or for your own private dinner, Avocado Egg Rolls in an air fryer are the appetizer to make. Crispy and golden on the outside, creamy and decadent on the inside, you have to try these!

Copycat recipes are some of the best recipes out there! They are usually just as good as the restaurants but way cheaper like making this Queso, Roadhouse Rolls and Gnocchi Soup.

Crispy air fryer avocado egg rolls in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls Recipe

This air fryer recipe is going to become a fast favorite. Similar to my air fryer egg roll recipe, cooking them in the air fryer will change the way you make an egg roll. Whether it’s southwest chicken or philly cheesesteak egg rolls, air frying makes them just divine. Without all the extra oil and mess you can have insanely crispy outsides and glorious creamy tender insides. Air frying avocado egg rolls is just genius!

This egg roll recipe has all the goodness of the Cheesecake Factory’s Avocado Egg Rolls but half the fat and is so much cheaper. You won’t have to go drive to the restaurant, wait in line, or pay an Uber eats to get these addicting avocado egg rolls. Whip up a batch for your next party or just when you get that craving. Either way these air fryer avocado egg rolls are going to be crazy good!

Amazing Avocado Egg Roll Ingredients

These ingredients resemble an incredible guacamole, without the jalapeno. Use fresh cilantro and tomatoes for the best flavor. Picking avocados can be tricky. I’ll give you all the tips and tricks below.

  • Avocados: You’ll need three large avocados.
  • Red Onion: Adds a hit of heat, but not too much.
  • Roma tomatoes: Deseed and dice.
  • Cilantro:  Fresh chopped.
  • Garlic Powder: Adds flavor without bulk.
  • Lime: 1 medium lime juiced.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add to taste.
  • Egg Roll Wrappers: You can find these in the produce section usually of your local grocery store.
  • Olive Oil Spray: To help crisp the egg rolls.

Homemade Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

Super easy to throw together, you are going to want to make these all the time. You will have to muster some self control so you don’t eat all the filling before you wrap it up. I wouldn’t blame you if you did though.

  1. Mash: In a medium bowl add the avocado and mash to desired consistency.
  2. Add: Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic powder, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To Make the Egg Rolls: Place the avocado mixture in the center of each wrapper. Using your finger, rub the edges with water. Bring the bottom edge of he wrapper and roll it tightly over the filling. Fold in the sides and continue to roll up the wrapper and press to seal. Repeat until you have used all of the wrappers.
  4. Bake: Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place ethe egg rolls in the basket and lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with the olive oil spray. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  5. Flip: Then flip the egg rolls and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

Creamy avocado egg roll filling.

The Best Avocado Egg Roll Tips

Egg rolls can seem intimidating at first. Tightly wrapped and stuffed with delicious fillings, and then fried to perfection, they can seem overwhelming for sure. But cooking them in the air fryer takes all the work out of frying them, and rolling the egg rolls are as easy as rolling a burrito. In fact, it’s exactly the same.

  • Wrappers:  Be sure to cover the wrappers you’re not using with a damp paper towel so they don’t dry out.
  • Can I use Spring Roll Wrappers? Absolutely, although the texture and crispiness will differ. Because the spring roll wrapper is thinner they will be crispier. Follow directions on package for best results.
  • Other Substitution for Egg Roll wrappers: If you can’t find egg roll wrappers or you just don’t want to go to the store, try phyllo dough. Roll thin and cut into squares and fill, being sure to seal the edges.
  • Know Your Air Fryer: Every air fryer cooks a little differently. Adjust your temperature and timings to fit your air fryer. If this is the first time cooking these avocado egg rolls, check them a bit earlier to make sure you’re not over cooking them.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer: The number one rule in air frying is to not over crowd it. The food needs to be spaced apart so that the heated air can circulate and cook your food evenly, and get everything nice and crispy.

Process of folding egg rolls.

All About Avocados

With all their healthy benefits and various ways to use them, avocados are the fruit to buy these days. From avocado chicken,  shrimp burrito bowls to smoothies, they add creaminess and flavor. But they can be intimidating to buy. It’s like playing russian roulette. You never know if you’re going to pick a good one or not. And you never know if it’ll ripen in time for when you need it. It can truly be stressful. Here are some tips that can make it a bit more relaxed.

  • How to pick Avocados: Even if you know the best places to go to get avocados there are a few tricks to know to help you get that perfect avocado for these egg rolls.
  • Don’t rely on color alone: Most often ripe avocados will be dark green almost black in color. But I’ve had dark almost black avocados not be ripe, so don’t rely on this alone.
  • Do the gentle pressure test: Test for ripeness near the top of the avocado near the stem. Press down gently, about the same amount of pressure you would a computer mouse. If it gives slightly it’s ripe. Leaving an indent means it’s over ripe. If you can’t press down on it at all, it’s not ready.
  • Don’t worry about the Texture:  Some avocados have lots of bumps and some are smooth. That all depends on the variety of avocado you’re purchasing. The key is to avoid ones with dark spots or mushy brown spots.
  • Need to ripen your avocado? We’ve all been there, we bought an avocado thinking it would ripen in time and it hasn’t yet. To help ripen an avocado place in a brown paper bag with an apple or a banana. Check it daily as it will ripen quickly.
  • It’s ripe and you don’t need it yet. When avocados ripen before you’re ready for them place them in the fridge to slow the ripening process.

Air fryer basket filled with avocado egg rolls for frying.

Dipping Avocado Egg Rolls

Our family loves to dip things. Children often love to dip everything. These avocado egg rolls are so creamy and tender on the inside you may not need or want a sauce. But you like to dip your egg rolls here are a few ideas.

  • Ranch Dressing
  • Cilantro Jalapeno Ranch: Add chopped cilantro and jalapeno to the above ranch dressing recipe.
  • Salsa: Try this homemade salsa, or use your favorite kind.
  • Sour Cream: Try mixing the sour cream with the salsa for a twist.
  • Spicy Chipotle Ranch: Add chipotle peppers in adobo to the ranch dressing.

Avocado egg rolls split and layered on a plate.

 

More Amazing Appetizer Recipes

Appetizers like these egg rolls can steal the show and become the main event. This is probably why so many times people order their dinners from the appetizer menu at restaurants. With these favorites you might just make your next dinner from only appetizers!

  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels
  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Cream Cheese Wontons
  • Crispy Parmesan Fried Zucchini
  • Easiest Crab Cakes
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Air Fryer Avocado Egg Rolls

Whether it is for a party or for your own private dinner, Avocado Egg Rolls in an air fryer are the appetizers to make. Crispy and golden on the outside, creamy and decadent on the inside. You have to try these!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian American, Chinese
Keyword air fryer egg rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 Egg Rolls
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add the avocado and mash to desired consistency. Add the onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic powder, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.

To make the egg rolls:

  • Place the avocado mixture in the center of each wrapper. Using your finger, rub the edges with water. Bring the bottom edge of the wrapper and roll it tightly over the filling. Fold in the sides and continue to roll up the wrapper and press to seal. Repeat until you have used all of the wrappers.
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place the egg rolls in the basket and lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with the olive oil spray. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Then flip the egg rolls and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

 

 

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Skillet Italian Sausage and Peppers

Quick and easy, this Italian Sausage and Peppers in a skillet is a MUST try! And cooking it all in one pan makes clean up a breeze! One pan dinners are some of the best dinners!  Quick and effortless they will become some of your favorites recipes on busy nights like this Pork Chops, Sheet…

Skillet Italian Sausage and Peppers

Quick and easy, this Italian Sausage and Peppers in a skillet is a MUST try! And cooking it all in one pan makes clean up a breeze!

One pan dinners are some of the best dinners!  Quick and effortless they will become some of your favorites recipes on busy nights like this Pork Chops, Sheet Pan Chicken and Amazing Scallops.

Skillet Italian sausage with peppers in a cast iron pan.

Amazing Italian Sausage and Peppers

This skillet Italian sausage and peppers is savory and a meal the whole family will love. It’s one of those dishes that’s appealing to both the nose with its incredible smell, and the eyes with all of its color.  When dinner looks amazing, you know it’s going to taste amazing too! The sausage and peppers gives it so much flavor and texture, it’s as fun to eat as it is to make.

Speaking of making, this recipe is perfect for busy weekdays or even lazy weekends. Italian sausage and peppers can be on your table ready to eat in 30 min or less. I love dinners like that. Serve it with a salad and breadsticks and you have a great dinner for any day of the week. Skillet Sausage and Peppers is a comfort dish, its homey, rich, and filling. It’s a dinner everyone will come rushing too and ask for again and again.

Along with this recipe try some of these winners the next time you need something delicious and easy.

Ingredients for Skillet Sausage and Peppers

I like to use a variety of pepper for this skillet recipe to give it color and flavor. Use what you have on hand or mix it up. You can use a sweet or regular onion for this recipe, whichever you prefer.

  • Italian Sausage: 4-5 links sliced
  • Olive Oil: For sautéing.
  • Peppers: You’ll need 3 peppers
  • Onion: Slice the onion for sautéing.
  • Italian Seasoning: Combination powerhouse of flavor.
  • Diced Tomatoes: One cannot drained.
  • Tomato Sauce: Eight ounce can is all you need.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste.

How to Make Easy Sausage and Peppers

One and done! Dinner dishes are a breeze with this one skillet dish. You can use different kinds of sausages, I list a few down below. Make sure to cook link sausages to 160 degrees to ensure doneness. As long as they reach that temperature, even if they’re a bit pink in the middle, they’re done. Simmering it along with the vegetables will also cook the sausage a bit more if you’re not sure.

  1. Cook Sausage: In a large skillet over medium high heat add the sausage. Cook for 4-5 minutes and remove and set aside on a plate.
  2. Vegetables:  Add the olive oil to the skillet with the bell peppers and onion. Sauté until tender.
  3. Combine:  Add sausage back to the skillet. Add in Italian seasoning, tomatoes, tomato sauce and salt and pepper.
  4. Cook:  Let simmer until heated through.

Cooking the sausage and the peppers and onions, then adding in the tomatoes in the skillet.

How to Serve The Best Italian Sausage

This dish is divine on it’s own, but you can serve it in several different ways. It’s very customizable. Here are few ideas for serving this skillet sausage recipe.

  • Serve over Rice, cauliflower rice, or quinoa for a scrumptious main dish.
  • Toss the Italian sausage and peppers with your choice of pasta. Penne, rotini and shell pastas are favorites in our household. Even ravioli or tortellini would go great here.
  • Toast hoagie buns and fill them with the sausage and peppers. Top with your choice of cheese and broil to melt the cheese for an insanely delicious sandwich.
  • Mix in roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, roasted zucchini, butternut squash, or mushrooms for more vegetables, and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
  • Serve alongside eggs for a tasty course.

Tips and More!

There are so many ways to make this skillet Italian sausage and peppers dish, that it’s very forgiving. There are just a few things to keep in mind to make sure your skillet dinner outstanding.

  • Sausage:  You can use whatever kind of sausage you desire. Chicken sausage, turkey sausage, kielbasa and even ground sausage all work. Using precooked sausage speeds up the cooking process. You can slice the sausage before heating, allowing more of it to brown and crisp. If you use uncooked sausage be sure to cook it till the internal temperature registers 160 degrees. Let the sausage rest while you sauté the vegetables before slicing the sausage into bite sized pieces, and adding it back to the pan. This will allow the sausage to redistribute the moisture, keeping it nice and juicy.
  • If you like it Spicy: If you like your dishes a bit on the spicy side use a spicy Italian sausage or you can also add red pepper flakes to the sauce, before it simmers.
  • Peppers and Onions: Be sure to cut your onions and peppers into the same sized pieces for even cooking. Sauté until they just start to become tender. They will finish tenderizing while it simmers. This way the peppers and onions don’t become too soft, but maintain a crisp tender texture.
  • The skillet to use: I love cooking in a cast iron skillet. It distributes the heat evenly throughout the bottom of the pan and up into the sides. It’s naturally non stick and super durable. But that being said, any large heavy skillet will work for sausage and peppers.
  • Storing Leftovers: Leftovers are almost even better the next day, so I recommend if you can, to have some. Keep leftovers in a tightly sealed container for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Sausage and peppers also freezes extremely well and will keep for up to 3-4 months. Let thaw in the fridge and microwave to reheat.

Skillet Italian sausage and peppers in a white bowl.

More Sausage Recipes to Savor

Sausage adds so much flavor and richness to dishes. I love using it. It can be spicy or not. It’s a great addition to breakfasts, or dinners. The flavors and textures are just so good! And you can even find healthy-ish sausage now, so no one has to miss out on these fan favorites.

  • Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup
  • Cajun Shrimp, Sausage and Vegetable Skillet
  • Slow Cooker Jambalaya
  • The Best Lasagna Recipe EVER
  • Incredible Homemade Calzone
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Italian Sausage and Peppers

Quick and easy, this Italian Sausage and Peppers in a skillet is a MUST try! And cooking it all in one pan makes clean up a breeze!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American
Keyword italian sausage and peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Italian sausage sliced, or 4-5 links
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 bell peppers sliced (I used orange, green and red)
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat add the sausage. Cook for 4-5 minutes and remove and set aside on a plate. Add the olive oil to the skillet with the bell peppers and onion. Sauté until tender. Add sausage back to the skillet.
  • Add in italian seasoning, tomatoes, tomato sauce and salt and pepper. Let simmer until heated through. Serve with hoagies or over pasta if desired.
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