Sausage mixed with delicious seasonings, all wrapped up in puffy pastry make these Sausage Rolls delicious and addicting!
Sausage is one of those versatile staples that makes for a great breakfast food—like our homemade Breakfast Sausage—or is served well as an appetizer—like in our Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños. These sausage rolls also work well for breakfast, dinner, or an appetizer!
Breakfast, Dinner, or Appetizer!
If you like sausage, then you need to try this recipe! Mixed with delicious seasonings like basil, oregano, and thyme, these rolls are exploding with flavor.
If you’ve ever had a Sausage Roll from an English bakery, then you know how good they are. This is a quicker and smaller version, but they are just as good.
How to Make sausage rolls
FILLING. In a large bowl mix together your sausage, basil, oregano, and thyme, until all the seasonings are evenly distributed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide the meat mixture into 6 equal portions and set aside.
DOUGH. On a floured surface unfold your pastry dough and gently roll out a little bit so it gets a little thinner then cut into 3 long rectangle sections
ASSEMBLE. Place sausage down the center of each section leaving an inch or so of pastry on either side. (The meat mixture was divided to help spread it evenly. Add two meat portions to each pastry rectangles.)
SEAL & CUT. Bring the sides together, pinch to seal and pat down slightly. Repeat with remaining sausage and dough. Turn over (seam side down) and cut each “log” into 6 equal portions about 2″ long.
BAKE. Cut slits into each piece, and brush the top with egg and sprinkle on sesame seeds. Place on baking sheet, about one inch apart. Bake at 375 for 17-19 minutes, or until golden brown and the meat is cooked.
How many to serve: When you are serving your sausage rolls as an appetizer before dinner you only need 3-4 per guest. If you plan to serve only appetizers, like at a cocktail party, you’ll need 5-6 per guest, assuming you have other appetizer options.
- Use pie crust instead of puff pastry. It won’t be as puffy, but it’s still quite delicious
- Add bell peppers, onion, or cheese to the pork
- Sprinkle the tops with paprika or shredded cheese
- Use a sweet or savory spread such as apricot jelly or red pepper jelly. Once the pastry has been rolled out add a thin layer of the spread then cover with the sausage. Serve the jelly on the side as a dipping sauce for even more flavor.
- Other dipping sauces include: classic ketchup, spicy ketchup, honey mustard, spicy mayo
Can I use homemade puff pastry? I liked the simplicity of using store puff pastry, but if you have a great puff pastry recipe that you want to use, go for it! Use 17 oz of homemade pastry, roll it out, and fill as directed.
Make Ahead & Store
These sausage rolls are a perfect MAKE AHEAD dish. Prepare them as directed, but instead of placing them in the oven to bake, you can cover them with plastic wrap and put them in the fridge or freezer.
- To refrigerate: Cover the pastries securely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to bake them follow the rest of the recipe instructions.
- To freeze: Line them up on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for 2-3 hours. Once they have begun to freeze and feel solid, transfer them to a freezer safe airtight container. They can be frozen for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat they can go straight from the freezer to the oven. Don’t forget to brush with egg whites first! Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.
Place LEFTOVERS in an airtight, and freezer safe if applicable, container. Separate layers with parchment or wax paper. Refrigerate for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
REHEAT individual servings in the microwave or toaster oven. If you’re going to reheat several at once, then I suggest using the oven set at 350 degrees F. Bake them for 10-12 minutes or 20-25 minutes if they’re frozen.
These sausage rolls are great additions for any meal but also make the best appetizer for any party or get together. We still need to think of the perfect sauce to go with these, but they’re great on their own too.
With so much flavor, we are sure these will be a hit at your next party! Let us know what you think. 😉
For more recipes with sausage, try:
- Biscuits and Gravy
- Sausage Stuffed Jalapeños
- Cheesy Breakfast Ring
- Crescent Roll Sausage Bake
- Cheesy Sausage Dip
- Sausage And Potatoes
Puff Pastry Sausage Roll Recipe
- 1 1/2 lb pork sausage
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- 17 oz frozen puff pastry thawed
- 2 eggs beaten
- poppy seeds
- In a large bowl, mix together sausage, basil, oregano, and thyme, until all the seasonings are evenly distributed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Divide the meat mixture into 6 equal portions and set aside.
- On a floured surface, unfold the pastry dough and gently roll it out to slightly thin. Cut it into 3 long rectangle sections
- Place sausage down the center of each section leaving an inch or so of pastry on either side. (The meat mixture was divided to help spread it evenly. Add two meat portions to each pastry rectangle.)
- Bring the sides together, pinch to seal, and pat down slightly. Repeat with the remaining sausage and dough. Turn over (seam side down) and cut each "log" into 6 equal portions about 2" long.
- Cut slits into each piece, brush the top with egg, and sprinkle on sesame seeds.
- Place on a baking sheet, about one inch apart. Bake at 375°F for 17-19 minutes, or until golden brown and the meat is cooked.
- Serve warm or cold, and ENJOY! NOTE: Rolls can also be put in the freezer to be baked later.