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Iconic Big Mac flavors wrapped in crispy egg roll wrappers – these Big Mac egg rolls are easy to make in your air fryer and are the perfect lunch, dinner, or appetizer without the extra calories!

cheeseburger egg roll sliced in half dipped in special sauce.

Cheeseburger Egg Rolls (a Big Mac Copycat)

When you’re craving a Big Mac but you’re not craving the extra grease and calories, these easy cheeseburger egg rolls are going to be your new best friend. 

They really do taste just like the well known burger complete with juicy beef, melty cheese, and pickles, and it even comes with a homemade special sauce!

I use my air fryer for basically everything lately, from crispy mozzarella sticks to filling sticky chicken thighs and these egg rolls are joining my collection alongside Thanksgiving egg rolls and Buffalo chicken egg rolls.

Why you’ll love Big Mac Egg Rolls

Kid-friendly – Kids love the flavors of a Big Mac in these egg rolls and you’ll love that the wrappers keep the mess (mostly) contained.    

Copycat Recipe – Tastes just like the burger from McDonald’s, especially if you use the dipping sauce. 

Healthier – We all know the ridiculous amounts of preservatives, sodium, sugars, and unhealthy fats that fast food burgers contain but these egg rolls are made with simple ingredients and without deep frying.  

Easy To Make Ahead – Make them once and have them for lunch throughout the week.

Perfect Appetizer – Because they’re handheld and easy to eat, they’re perfect for serving as an appetizer or for a game day gathering. 

sliced big mac egg roll on a white plate.

Equipment you’ll need


Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe, why you need them, and possible substitutions. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card with measurements.

  • Ground SirloinUse high-quality ground beef if you can. You also want to use extra lean ground beef so that it is less greasy. I use a 90/10 and sometimes even 91/9.
  • OnionDice a white onion into tiny pieces so they mix in with the beef really well.  
  • Salt and PepperYou only need a small amount to enhance all the other flavors.   
  • MustardThis is part of what makes the filling taste like a Big Mac.  
  • KetchupAnd here’s the other part! Both give it that sweet and tangy combination. 
  • Worcestershire SauceJust a little bit will add the perfect spice and saltiness. 
  • Egg Roll WrappersNot to be confused with spring roll wrappers. When baked, egg rolls aren’t flaky and are not as thin either. They’ll be golden on the outside with a slight chew once you bite into them.
  • CheeseAmerican cheese will melt easier and make the filling even more gooey. 
  • Dill PicklesWhat’s a Big Mac without pickles?! 
  • SprayAlthough the air fryer doesn’t use oil, you will need either olive oil or avocado non-stick spray. It will also help with getting the outside crispy and golden. 
  • Sesame Seeds – You’ll sprinkle sesame seeds on the egg rolls to mimic a sesame seed bun. ¨
  • Dipping Sauce  Mix mayonnaise, yellow mustard, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and paprika for an easy Big Mac sauce.
overhead shot of labeled ingredients laid out to make big mac egg rolls.

How to make Big Mac Egg Rolls

This section shows you how to make this recipe, with process photos showing the steps to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.

  1. Step One: Brown the meat in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and break apart the meat as it cooks. Once no longer pink, remove the skillet from the heat and drain any grease, if necessary. 
ground beef in a skillet with a meat chopper.
  1. Step Two: Stir in the ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce until combined. Allow that to sit and cool for about 5 minutes.
skillet with ground beef, ketchup & mustard.
  1. Step Three: Working one at a time, lay an egg roll wrapper into a diamond shape on a clean surface and place a small bowl of water nearby. Lay a slice of cheese in the center of the egg roll wrapper and top that with about 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture. Sprinkle some of the chopped pickles on top.
overhead shot of an unwrapped cheeseburger egg roll being assembled.
  1. Step Four: Dip a finger into the water and wet the sides of the egg roll wrapper. Fold the bottom of the diamond up and over the meat mixture, tuck in both sides and roll up tightly. It should be folded like an envelope. The water will make the edges hold like glue. Place egg rolls seam side down on a plate as you assemble the rest of them.
  2. Step Five: Once it is rolled tightly, go ahead and work on the next one. Place them all seam-side down in the air fryer basket. Work in batches as you’ll only have room for 4-5 egg rolls at a time. Do not overcrowd them or they won’t crisp up. Spray them with avocado oil and cook for 6 minutes at 390° F, then flip, spray with oil, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cook for another 4 minutes. 
overhead shot of egg rolls in an air fryer basket.
  1. Step Six: Whisk the dipping sauce ingredients together in a small bowl, and serve on the side. Enjoy!

What to serve with Big Mac Egg Rolls

Since these egg rolls taste just like the popular hamburger, I suggest serving them with your favorite fast food sides. Or at least a healthier version of them!

Oven baked sweet potato fries are the perfect side as are baked crusted zucchini fries and air fryer mozzarella sticks.

 If you want to turn these egg rolls into a filling meal, serve them with some zesty stovetop pepper jack mac and cheese. It’s extra cheesy!

Or serve them as an appetizer with some buffalo chicken pinwheels. You can’t go wrong!

big mac egg roll dipped into a bowl of special sauce.

Tips & Suggestions 🍔

  • For a less processed cheese, skip the American cheese slices and use cheddar cheese instead. 
  • You can use dried onion in place of raw diced onion if preferred. 
  • I use a 5.8-quart air fryer and fit 5-6 egg rolls per batch. As long as you’re not overcrowding them, fit as many as you can for the size of your air fryer.
  • I use a medium cookie scoop to portion the ground sirloin mixture onto the wrappers.   
  • To add even more flavor and spice to the filling, add chopped cooked bacon, and diced jalapenos, or sprinkle some red pepper flakes into the filling. 

How to reheat and store Big Mac Egg Rolls

How to store leftovers

Store leftovers of this Big Mac egg roll air fryer recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Keep them in a single layer so they don’t stick together.

How long will cheeseburger egg rolls last in the fridge?

These will stay fresh in the refrigerator for about three days. 

Can I freeze homemade egg rolls?

Yes, you can freeze the egg rolls, too. Wrap each one in parchment paper or plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag. They’ll be good for up to 2 months.

How to reheat them

It’s best to reheat the egg rolls in the air fryer so that they get a bit of their crispness back.

stack of cheeseburger egg rolls.


How do I deep fry the egg rolls? 

If you prefer to deep fry them, no judgment here, I get it!

Heat 1” of vegetable oil or canola oil in a deep pot skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the egg rolls, without overcrowding the pan. Fry for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Can I use a different type of ground meat for the filling?

Yes, you can use your favorite type of meat. Try this with ground pork, chicken, or turkey. I mean, it won’t be a classic Big Mac anymore, but we’re all about the twists around here anyway!

How many calories are in the air fryer Big Mac egg rolls?

Each one has approximately 271 calories. A standard Big Mac has 570 calories…just saying.

Need more easy air fryer recipes? Try these:

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas 

Baked Potatoes 

Caramel Apple Empanadas

Hard Boiled Eggs

Click here for my entire collection of air fryer recipes.

cheeseburger egg roll cut in half with a side of french fries.
cheeseburger egg roll sliced in half dipped in special sauce.
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Big Mac Egg Rolls

Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Iconic Big Mac flavors wrapped in crispy egg roll wrappers – these Big Mac egg rolls are easy to make in your air fryer and are the perfect lunch, dinner, or appetizer!



For the egg rolls

  • 1 pound ground sirloin I use 91/9
  • 2 teaspoons diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 12 slices American cheese
  • ½ cup chopped dill pickles
  • olive oil spray or avocado spray
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

For the Special Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ketchup
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika


  • To a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and onion. Season with salt and pepper, breaking apart as it cooks until fully browned and no longer pink.
  • Once cooked, turn off the heat and drain any grease, if necessary.
  • Add in the mustard, ketchup, and worcestershire sauce. Stir to fully combine and set aside to cool for approximately 5 minutes.
  • To a clean flat surface, lay out an egg roll wrapper into a diamond shape and place a small bowl of water nearby.
  • Lay a slice of cheese in the center. Top with approximately 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture and a sprinkle of the chopped pickles.
  • Dip a finger into the water and wet the edge of the wrapper.
  • Fold the bottom of the diamond up, tuck in both ends, and roll up tightly. Place seam side down on a plate as you assemble the rest of the egg rolls.
  • Working in batches, place 4-5 egg rolls into the basket of the air fryer. Do not overcrowd. Spray them with avocado oil and cook for 6 minutes at 390° F.
  • Use tongs to flip, spray again with more avocado oil, sprinkle with sesame seeds and cook for another 4 minutes or until golden.

To make the sauce

  • To a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, mustard, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and paprika.


  • Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • I recommend reheating in the air fryer.
  • American or cheddar cheese slices can be used.
  • Dried onion can be used in place of diced onion.
  • I use a 5.8 quart air fryer and fit 5-6 egg rolls per batch.
  • I use a medium cookie scoop to easily portion the ground beef.
  • For variation, add chopped cooked bacon or diced jalapenos to the beef mixture.
If you prefer to deep fry, heat 1” of vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add the egg rolls, without overcrowding the pan. Fry for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 853mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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