How to Make Sausage Rolls

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Sausage rolls are the perfect snack or dinner with their savory sausage and flaky puff pastry. The flavors of the Worcestershire sauce, the buttery puff pastry, and the spiced, meaty ground sausage will satisfy every taste bud.

You can have them hot or cold, and it will always be delicious. You no longer need to go to the United Kingdom to try them yourself. Here are some tips and information on how to make sausage rolls.

Sausage rolls on a plate with a fork.
A sausage roll with sauce on it.

Step 1: Prepare Ingredients & Tools

Sausage roll ingredients prepped on wooden background.
Eggs cracked into a small bowl, wooden background.
  • 1 lb. ground seasoned pork sausage meat
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Pepper
  • 2 – 8 oz. sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • + 1 beaten egg, to brush the pastry with
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sheet pan
  • Pastry brush

Step 2: Preheat Oven & Combine Sausage Mix

Ground sausage in a bowl with carrot, onion and garlic.

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine sausage meat, onion, carrot, garlic and parsley in a large bowl.

Step 3: Add Egg & Breadcrumbs to Sausage Mix

Bowl of sausage roll mix on wooden background.

Add 1 egg, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs and a bit of freshly ground black pepper. Mix until combined.

Step 4: Lay Puff Pastry Out

Puff pastry on parchment paper.

Lay the puff pastry sheets out on the parchment paper.

Step 5: Add Filling

Open raw sausage roll on parchment paper.

Spread filling out evenly and tightly in the middle of both pastry sheets.

Open raw sausage roll on parchment paper.

Step 6: Roll the Pastry Around the Sausage Mix

Raw sausage roll on parchment paper.

Roll the puff pastry up around the sausage mixture and close the edges of the roll, brushing with a bit of beaten egg to help seal it.

Step 7: Brush With Egg

Raw sausage roll on a sheet pan.

Transfer the rolls with the parchment to a baking sheet. Carefully turn the rolls over so the seam is on the bottom. Brush with beaten egg on top.

Step 8: Sprinkle Sesame Seeds Over Pastry

Raw sausage roll on a sheet pan.

Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the pastry.

Step 9: Bake the Sausage Rolls

Sausage roll on a sheet pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and the meat is cooked.

Step 10: Rest & Slice the Sausage Rolls

Sausage roll on a cutting board.

Let them rest a few minutes out of the oven. Cut each roll into 6 pieces and enjoy as an appetizer/snack! Or you can cut the rolls into 2 pieces each to make this dish a full meal.

Sausage roll on a plate.
Sausage rolls on a plate with a fork and small jar of sauce on the side.

Sausage rolls can be traced back to Roman times, but the sausage roll known today supposedly originated in 19th century France. It became popular in London with pork sausage and is now known as an English dish. Greggs, a bakery chain in the United Kingdom, specializes in sausage rolls as well as other savory products.

Pork is delicious and flavorful, but maybe you or someone you know cannot handle the high fat in pork. For a healthier alternative, I recommend seasoned ground turkey sausage. It is lower in fat, easy to handle, and a healthier meat. Just remove the casings of whatever sausages you choose.

Sausage roll on a plate.

One of the ingredients, parsley, is a great herb to add because of its fresh and mild bitter taste. But when you chop it too much or unevenly, it ends up on the cutting board more than in your food. To chop parsley well, make sure to have a sharp knife. Take a small amount from the large bunch and chop them in a rocking motion (up and down) until you get to the end of the leaves. It is recommended to save the leafless parts for stocks.

Sausage roll on a plate.

Sausage rolls are rarely paired with sauces or dips, but it pairs well with a lot of beverages. Beer is the most popular, but wine and grape juice work just as well.

How do you like your sausage rolls: hot or cold?

Sausage rolls on a plate with a fork.

How to Make Sausage Rolls

Joss D
The flavors of the Worcestershire sauce, the buttery puff pastry, and the spiced, meaty ground sausage will satisfy every taste bud.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine British, French
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 348 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 lb. ground seasoned pork sausage meat - You can also use pork sausages with the casings removed
  • 1 red onion - finely chopped
  • 1 carrot - grated
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • ¼ cup parsley - finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Pepper
  • 2 – 8 oz. sheets puff pastry - thawed
  • + 1 beaten egg - to brush the pastry with
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine sausage meat, onion, carrot, garlic and parsley in a large bowl.
    Ground sausage in a bowl with carrot, onion and garlic.
  • Add 1 egg, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs and a bit of freshly ground pepper. Mix until combined.
    Bowl of sausage roll mix on wooden background.
  • Lay the puff pastry sheets out on the parchment paper.
    Puff pastry on parchment paper.
  • Spread filling out evenly and tightly in the middle of both pastry sheets.
    Open raw sausage roll on parchment paper.
  • Roll the puff pastry up around the sausage mixture and close the edges of the roll, brushing with a bit of beaten egg to help seal it.
    Raw sausage roll on parchment paper.
  • Transfer the rolls with the parchment to a baking sheet. Carefully turn the rolls over so the seam is on the bottom. Brush with beaten egg on top.
    Raw sausage roll on a sheet pan.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
    Raw sausage roll on a sheet pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and the meat is cooked.
    Sausage roll on a sheet pan.
  • Let them rest a few minutes out of the oven. Cut each roll into 6 pieces and enjoy as an appetizer/snack! Or you can cut the rolls into 2 pieces each to make this dish a full meal.
    Sausage roll on a cutting board.

Equipment

Sheet pan
Pastry brush

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 10gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 415mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1018IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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