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Cheeseburger Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

by Karly

No need to decide between your favorite burger or an egg roll! These CHEESEBURGER EGG ROLLS hit the spot every time. Serve them with our special sauce for dipping!

A woman dipping an egg roll into a sauce.

Egg rolls cooked in the air fryer are magnificent. That’s all there is to it!

As a result of my firm and unwavering opinion in this matter I have made a bunch of different types of egg rolls in my air fryer. I have classic sausage egg rolls, apple pie egg rolls, and buffalo chicken egg rolls here on the site! They’re all delicious!

Anyway, I got the idea for this recipe from my kids. They make what they call “Big Mac Burritos” during the rare occasions we get McDonald’s. They don’t love the buns, so they put the big mag in a flour tortilla and eat it that way, all rolled up with the fries.

The Big Mac Burrito is actually pretty good, but these cheeseburger egg rolls are even better! And you don’t even have to hit up the drive-thru to make it happen. 😉

Ingredient Notes:

Cheeseburger egg roll ingredients spread out on a counter

Ground beef – Choose lean ground beef for this recipe. We don’t want things getting all greasy, that defeats the purpose of the air fryer!

Cheese– We have American cheese in the recipe, since that’s our go to for a burger. Feel free to mix it up though.

Seasoning – We’re keeping it simple with seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, but feel free to swap in your favorite burger seasoning blend.

How to make cheeseburger egg rolls:

Bround beef and cheese in a skillet.

Cook the filling– Brown the ground beef, drain any grease, and add in the seasoning, chopped pickles, ketchup, and mustard. Give it a good stir and then top with the cheese slices. Cover the lid and let the cheese melt for a couple of minutes before you stir it all up.

Collage of rolling an egg roll.

Shape the egg rolls– Spoon approximately 2 tablespoons of the burger mix into an egg roll wrapper. Fold in each side and then roll up tightly. Before making the last roll, dip your finger in water and brush it on the top corner of the egg roll and finish rolling to seal the egg rolls closed. Repeat with the remaining egg rolls.

8 egg rolls cooked in an air fryer basket.

Cook the egg rolls– Brush or spritz oil in your air fryer basket and on each side of the egg rolls. Place the egg rolls in your air fryer evenly spaced and in a single layer. Cook for 7 minutes at 390 degrees F.

Cheeseburger Dipping Sauce:

Ingredients for a dipping sauce for cheeseburger egg rolls.

Make the dipping sauce– While the egg rolls are cooking, get a small bowl and whisk together mayo, ketchup, pickle juice, and seasoned salt.

This sauce is perfect for dunking your egg rolls. You’ll also want to try it with our air fryer frozen french fries!


How do I store the dipping sauce?

Store the sauce in an air-tight container in the fridge. It will last for 5-7 days.

How do I store the egg rolls? How long will they last?

Keep the egg rolls in a freezer bag or an air-tight container. They will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can freeze cooked egg rolls and they will last 2-4 weeks.

How should I reheat the egg rolls?

Reheat them in the air fryer at 350 degrees F until warm. This should take about 3 minutes from the fridge.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

It is important to wet the end of the egg roll wrapper when rolling! This keeps the egg roll from unrolling while cooking.

If you are a bacon cheeseburger lover, you’ll want to try adding crumbled bacon to this mixture! So darn good!

We love American cheese on our burgers (the deli kind, not the plastic wrapped kind) but feel free to use cheddar, pepperjack, or any other cheese you like.

Small black plate with cheeseburger egg rolls and a dipping sauce on it.

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Close up of a stack of cheeseburger egg rolls.

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Cheeseburger egg rolls cut open to show the filling.

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Yield: 16 egg rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

When you can't decide between a burger or egg rolls for dinner, these are the perfect compromise! We love them dipped in our easy sauce.


For the egg rolls:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • ½ cup chopped dill pickles
  • 16 egg roll wrappers

For the dipping sauce:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon dill pickle juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


  1. Add the ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat, crumbling the beef as it cooks.
  2. Once cooked through, drain the beef and return to the skillet.
  3. Add the ketchup, mustard, seasoned salt, onion powder, and garlic powder and stir to coat the meat over low heat. 
  4. Place the cheese slices over the meat mixture, turn off the heat, and cover the pan. Let sit for 3-4 minutes to melt the cheese. Remove the lid and stir to combine.
  5. Spoon around 1/4 cup of the cheeseburger mixture into an egg roll wrapper. Fold in each side and then roll up tightly. Before making the last roll, dip your finger in water and brush it on the top corner of the egg roll and finish rolling to seal the egg rolls closed. Repeat with the remaining egg rolls.
  6. Lightly spritz the egg rolls on each side with oil spray.
  7. Place egg rolls in an air fryer basket in an even layer leaving space for air to flow between each egg roll. You will likely need to work in 2-3 batches, depending on the size of your air fryer. 
  8. Cook at 390 degrees for 7 minutes or until golden brown on the outside, flipping halfway through cooking.
  9. Serve hot with dipping sauce.

To make the dipping sauce: 

Whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce to combine.


If you want to add bacon cook it ahead of time, crumble it, and add to the skillet before adding the cheese.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 2 egg rolls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1063mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 25g

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Teresa Holt May 21, 2022 - 9:00 am

Can these be frozen? If so, before or after you air fry?

Karly May 22, 2022 - 6:22 am

I think these would freeze well, though I haven’t tried it myself. Here is some information on freezing egg rolls that might be helpful: https://pantrytips.com/freeze-egg-rolls/

Sue T March 12, 2022 - 4:59 pm

Made these tonight since I am a cheeseburger lover and loved them! Great egg rolls and sauce! Will be making again!

Karly March 13, 2022 - 8:18 am

So glad you enjoyed them, Sue!

Lise January 12, 2022 - 7:29 am

Can I cook it in the oven

Chad Campbell January 12, 2022 - 9:07 am

Thanks for asking Lise!
We prefer them in the air fryer or fried on oil as they don’t crisp up as much as we’d like in the oven.
There are several methods for cooking egg rolls in an oven, but I am afraid I don’t know which method is best since I don’t cook them that way.

Kevin McCabe January 4, 2022 - 3:49 pm

Why do you leave out the temperature to cook recipes ?

Karly January 5, 2022 - 4:46 am

Hi Kevin! We do include that information. In this recipe it’s Step 8. Cook at 390. 🙂


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