These delicious cheeseburger spring rolls are a perfect party appetizer for any occasion. Inspired by the spring rolls at Walt Disney World!
My family loves Walt Disney World. So anytime I can recreate a little bit of the magic of Disney at home, I do it. These cheeseburger spring rolls are a simple spin on the popular Disney snack. They are great for parties and large gatherings!
This recipe calls for baking than spring rolls, which makes them easier to prepare for a novice cook. Or if you’re short on time.
Make these delicious cheeseburger spring rolls for your next big party!
The Inspiration for Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
The inspiration for these cheeseburger spring rolls was the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls from Walt Disney World. These spring rolls come from a small food cart located near the entrance to Jungle Cruise in Magic Kingdom. The cart isn’t on the dining list, and they only offer two different types of spring rolls. The Cheeseburger is the staple and stays on the menu. The other offering currently is a pastrami spring roll for the 50th Anniversary.
The Disney World cheeseburger roll contains pickles, hamburger, cheese, and onions. They are deep-fried and incredibly crunchy. It’s typically served with a delicious garlic aioli sauce.
My version of the spring rolls is baked, so they are less crispy. But just as delicious!
Ingredients Needed for Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
- Spring roll wrappers
- Ground beef
- Soy sauce
- Yellow onion
- Dijon mustard
- Shredded cheddar cheese
How to Make Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
First, prepare the cheeseburger filling. Brown a pound of hamburger meat in a large skillet with half a yellow onion. Add pepper and soy sauce to the meat as it cooks. The soy sauce deepens the flavor of the meat. Plus, it adds a salty flavor as well.
Once the hamburger meat is fully cooked, add shredded cheddar cheese, Dijon mustard, and diced dill pickles to the skillet. Stir and keep on low heat until the cheese melts.
The filling is very similar to my stovetop cheeseburger dip! Check it out!
Next, lay out the egg roll wrappers. Lay the wrappers so they look like a diamond.
Fill the middle with the cheeseburger filling. Then fold the bottom of the wrapper over the mixture. Fold in each side. Use a bit of water on your finger to hold the sides together.
Finally, fold over the top half of the wrapper. Use a bit of water to secure it to the top of the spring roll.
What Type of Wrapper is Best?
There are typically two wrapper options when preparing rolls like these. One is spring roll wrappers. The other is egg roll wrappers. So what’s the difference? Spring roll wrappers are thin sheets of dough made with either flour or rice. Egg roll wrappers are slightly thicker and contain both flour and egg. The egg is what causes them to bubble a bit on the outside when they cook.
In my opinion, this recipe works with either kind of wrapper! The thicker egg roll is simpler to fill and roll. But may take longer to bake. The spring rolls crisp quickly but can be hard to work with. My local grocery store only carries vegan egg roll wrappers, which is basically thicker spring roll.
That may technically change the name to the cheeseburger egg roll. But the insides are the same. And these aren’t traditional rolls, whichever wrapper you choose, or have available to you, is fine. Follow your heart.
Arrange the wrapped spring rolls on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little bit of olive oil. Then, bake for 15 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees. The edges should look crispy and golden brown. Flip after 8 minutes to ensure the spring rolls cook evenly.
Allow the cheeseburger spring rolls to cool for 5-10 minutes. Then transfer them to a plate or serving platter. Serve with a side of garlic aioli for dipping.
Other Ways to Cook Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
While I prefer to bake my cheeseburger spring rolls in the oven, there are other ways to cook them.
An air fryer is basically a small convection oven. It circulates hot air around your food to simulate frying with little to no additional oil. Due to how the air fryer cooks, the temperature is a bit lower than the oven. Cook the rolls for 15 minutes at 375. You can flip halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.
Another option for cooking cheeseburger spring rolls is to fry them on the stovetop. Fill a skillet with a quarter inch of oil. Heat the oil to 325. Then place a few rolls in the skillet to fry. Don’t overcrowd the pan to ensure even cooking!
Cook the rolls for 2-3 minutes on each side. Then place them on a paper towel-lined plate to cool.
The spring rolls at Disney World are deep-fried, so this method is the most similar to the original cheeseburger spring rolls. However, I understand that frying is not for everyone. Personally, frying intimidates me. So I prefer baking mine!
How to Make the Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce
The cheeseburger spring rolls at Disney World come with a delicious garlic aioli dipping sauce. The sauce complements the flavors of the spring rolls perfectly! I couldn’t make these spring rolls without the dipping sauce!
- Lemon juice
- Minced garlic
- Dijon mustard
- Black pepper
In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, plus a bit of salt and black pepper. Stir until combined.
How to Store Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
Store your cheeseburger spring rolls in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Warm them up in the oven or in an air fryer to crisp up the outside!
One of the best things about these appetizers is that you can freeze them! Freeze a portion of the spring rolls after assembling them, but before baking. The wrappers don’t freeze and thaw well after they’ve been cooked. Store them in the freezer for 2-3 months.
When you’re ready to cook the spring rolls, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Then cook them using whichever method you prefer!
Other Delicious Appetizer Recipes
Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
- 12 spring roll wrappers
- 1 lb ground hamburger
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 yellow onion diced
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup dill pickles diced
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Brown 1 lb of hamburger meat in a large skillet with half a yellow onion.
- Add soy sauce and pepper to skillet as the meat cooks.
- After the hamburger meat is fully cooked, add cheese, pickles, and Dijon mustard to the skillet.
- Stir and keep on low heat until the cheese melts.
- Remove from stove.
- Lay out spring roll wrappers in a diamond.
- Fill the center of the wrapper with the cheeseburger filling.
- Fold the bottom of the wrapper over the mixture.
- Fold in each side. Use a bit of water on your finger to hold the sides together.
- Fold over the top half of the wrapper. Use a bit of water to secure it to the top of the spring roll.
- Repeat for all 12 spring rolls.
- Arrange the wrapped spring rolls on a baking sheet and brush the tops with olive oil.
- Bake for 15 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees. The edges should look crispy and golden brown. Flip after 8 minutes to ensure the spring rolls cook evenly.
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Then transfer to a plate or serving platter.
- Serve with a side of garlic aioli for dipping.
Alternative Cooking Method (Air Fryer)
- Air fry for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Flip halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.
Alternative Cooking Method (Stove Top Fry)
- Fill a skillet with a quarter inch of oil.
- Heat the oil to 325 degrees.
- Place a few rolls in the skillet to fry. Don't overcrowd the pan to ensure even cooking!
- Cook the rolls for 2-3 minutes on each side. Then place them on a paper towel-lined plate to cool.
Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce
- In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, plus a bit of salt and black pepper. Stir until combined.
These look delicious, Ashley! I’ve actually never tried spring rolls before!
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