Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls


Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls recipe with a Thai twist that are perfect to serve for dinner or a party appetizer!

Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls with a Thai flair. Perfect dinner recipe or appetizer recipe for your Super Bowl party!

So I’m back from my 30th birthday cruise and I have to say – it was the best vacation I have ever had!  The highlight of the trip was all of the new friends we made from all over the world.  Especially our new friends from San Diego, Micah and Nick, who were on their honeymoon and it was Micah’s very first cruise.  They were our table mates at dinner each night and we couldn’t have picked a better couple to be paired up with.  I really grew to love all of the people we met throughout that one week I spent with them and will truly miss them all!  The week seemed to last so long and that is a very good thing in this case.  All I have for you is this advice:  if you ever go on a cruise, go on Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas ship.  It is the largest cruise ship in the world and there is nothing….NOTH-ING like it.  (I hope they see this and give me my next cruise for free, ha ha).  I came home to snow and weather in the single digits, but even that can’t get me down because of how much fun I had on this cruise.  Also, the bad case of sea legs I’ve had for a couple days now is a little souvenir I brought back from the trip and make me feel like I’m still on the ship 🙂  Hey, I’ll take it.

Rolling the Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls before baking them.

Today I present to you a great, non-greasy appetizer for your up and coming Super Bowl party!  I don’t watch football and have to admit that I have gone all season without watching even one single game.  Not even part of a game was watched by me.  Don’t hate on me, all of you football fans (which is like everybody else in the world besides me)!  I am a baseball girl and always will be.  I do, however, watch the Super Bowl every year and look forward to all the absolutely ridiculous amounts of yummy junk food I will consume during those 3 hours.   I would have to say that my favorite types of foods are appetizers: finger foods and chips dipped in hot dips, mostly.  I could make entire meals out of them!

These Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls turned out delicious. I especially liked this recipe because it was quick and easy, and you don’t have the huge hassle and cleanup of deep frying.  It’s a great way to save some calories, too!  I think they’re really just as good when they’re baked as they are when they are fried.  They were super moist and flavorful even without the frying.  You can make these ahead and bake them when you are ready for them!  I included a recipe for a dipping sauce I tried from Jessica’s page and, while a moderately spicy, I thought it went perfectly with the Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls.  If you don’t like spice, stick with a sweet and sour or soy sauce.  I paired these with some Thai chicken quesadillas which you can look for soon in a blog post near you.

Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls
Recipe type: Dinner, Appetizer
Cuisine: Thai
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Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls recipe with a Thai twist that are perfect to serve for dinner or a party appetizer!
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon dry ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus more for brushing on rolls
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage
  • ¼ cup finely shredded carrot
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons store-bought Hoisin sauce
  • 12 square (7-inch) spring roll wrappers
  • Sweet and sour sauce, for dipping (or make sauce recipe below)
Chili Dipping Sauce:
  • ½ cup sweet chili sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup canned coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon-sized knob of ginger, grated
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Sauté the garlic and ginger in the sesame and olive oils in large sauté pan set over medium-low heat.
  3. Add the ground pork to the pan, breaking it apart into small pieces, and sauté until fully cooked.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and drain out any liquid. Stir in the green cabbage, green onions, carrots and hoisin sauce until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Arrange the spring roll wrappers on a dry work surface then place 3 to 4 tablespoons of the pork mixture in the center of each of the spring roll wrappers. Roll the wrappers around the mixture, folding the edges inward. Before your final fold, dip your fingers in water and then moisten the outer edge of the wrapper to seal the spring roll shut. Roll them tightly to prevent bursting in the oven.
  6. Arrange the spring rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat nonstick baking mat. Brush the tops of the rolls with olive oil then bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. For crispier spring rolls, turn after 10 minutes (keep an eye on them as different ovens tend to cook things faster/slower). If they aren't crispy enough, leave them in a little longer. Remove the spring rolls from the oven and serve them immediately with your dipping sauce of choice (sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, or dipping sauce I mentioned above).
For dipping sauce:
  1. Combine chili sauce, vinegar, coconut milk, sugar, garlic, ginger, peanut butter, soy sauce and lime juice in a saucepan, whisking with a fork until combined. Heat over medium heat until mixture comes to a bubble, let boil for 1 minute then reduce to low and let simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Set aside and let cool.


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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

40 Responses to “Crispy Baked Pork Spring Rolls”

  1. January 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM #

    I want to make these immediately! Seriously, I’m planning on stopping by the grocery store on the way home from work. YUM!

    So glad you had a good vacation! 🙂

    • January 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM #

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

  2. January 23, 2013 at 3:04 PM #

    Glad you had a wonderful birthday cruise! I’ve never been on one and never thought I wanted to, but I’ve heard so many people rave about them recently- I’m adding a cruise to my bucket list.
    Your spring rolls look amazing! My daughter especially would love them.

    • January 23, 2013 at 4:07 PM #

      Thank you, Christin! I highly recommend a cruise – they really are the best vacation ever!

  3. January 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM #

    Happy Belated Birthday, Ashley!! OMG, a cruise sounds awesome right now! I’ve never been on one but I’m dying to go–mostly because of the food and drink passes 🙂 and okay, the view and destinations are cool, too haha.

    These spring rolls rock! My sister and I have an affinity for spring rolls/egg rolls and sadly, there’s never enough to squelch our rolly appetite. Must double this batch for us during the Super Bowl!

    • January 30, 2013 at 4:21 PM #

      Thanks, Hayley!! Somehow your comment went into my spam so I am just seeing this now!

  4. Chesney
    January 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM #

    These sound really good, I love spring rolls anyway so this is right up my alley 🙂 Thanks for posting.

    • January 24, 2013 at 7:06 PM #

      Thanks, Chesney! Glad you stopped by 🙂

  5. Sarah
    January 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM #

    I am making these on Sunday! They look really good. Only change I will make is to do ground turkey in them so it is a bit leaner. Thanks for posting this!

    • January 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM #

      Yay! I was actually going to do ground chicken but couldn’t find it anywhere so ended up doing pork 🙂

  6. January 30, 2013 at 8:06 PM #

    Your homemade spring rolls look really delicious!

  7. March 1, 2013 at 10:49 AM #

    I can’t handle this – I’ve had such a craving for spring rolls lately and this is pure torture. What a lovely job you’ve done. Thanks for sharing!

    • March 2, 2013 at 5:33 PM #

      Thanks, girl! I hope you get your spring roll fix soon! 🙂

  8. March 1, 2013 at 9:10 PM #

    I have never been on a cruise, but desperately want to go :p
    These look fantastic, I am getting super hungry looking at them

    • March 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM #

      I highly recommend a cruise – best vacation ever!

  9. April 1, 2013 at 11:03 PM #

    Glad you had such a wonderful time my friend 😀
    Welcome back with this gorgeous crunchy recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. April 2, 2013 at 9:29 PM #

    These spring rolls look absolutely delightful. This would rock at my house.

    Happy Birthday wishes to you and cheers to a fabulous cruise.


    • April 2, 2013 at 11:55 PM #

      Thanks, Velva! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂

  11. April 3, 2013 at 9:09 PM #

    I can see these being VERY addicting!

    • April 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM #

      They most definitely are!!

  12. April 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM #

    Happy birthday! These spring rolls look and sounds pretty fantastic! Love the dipping sauce!

    • April 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM #

      Thank you, Amy! They are one of my faves…

  13. Marnie
    April 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM #

    Can’t wait to try these! I own a travel agency so if i can help anyone with a cruise just look me up!

    • April 10, 2013 at 12:41 PM #

      Awesome! Thanks, Marnie!

  14. gotasté
    June 12, 2013 at 12:26 AM #

    I love spring rolls and yours look great!!! I would like to try it….danny

    • June 12, 2013 at 12:31 AM #

      Thanks so much, Danny!

  15. Jamie
    June 29, 2013 at 7:36 AM #

    Hi! Just wondering, do u suppose u could freeze some of these? I am the only one in my family that would eat them!! So just wondering 🙂

    • June 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM #

      Definitely, Jamie! Just remember to really wrap the rolls tightly when assembling them, and also make sure they’re wrapped very securely in plastic wrap in the freezer. I would freeze them before they are baked!

      Thanks for stopping by my page 🙂

  16. Mitzi
    July 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM #

    Just made these tonight with my friend who found this on Facebook. They are delicious! I did brown the pork first then drain and rinse it to decrease the fat. Also added 1 more tablespoon of peanut butter. Great recipe thanks for sharing and will definitely make again….maybe with grilled chicken chopped up.

    • July 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM #

      Mitzi, I’m so glad you liked the spring rolls! I appreciate you coming back to tell me 🙂

  17. gotasté
    July 29, 2013 at 2:09 AM #

    I love spring rolls and yours looks delish. So is the chilli dip. Yuuuummmm!

  18. July 29, 2013 at 7:19 PM #

    My mom just made something very similar to this last night! She pan-fried them, but baking looks like such a good idea… so crispy you had me thinking deep-fried!

    • July 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM #

      It’s so much healthier to bake them and they still tasted awesome! Thanks for stopping by, Irina 🙂

  19. September 4, 2013 at 10:48 AM #

    Never even think to baked spring roll like this before,
    this made me not filling guilty while enjoying the spring roll….

    • September 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM #

      They are way better for you than the fried kind 🙂


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