Sausage Rolls

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!

Sausage rolls on a white plate

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.

The soft puff pastry hugging the sausage is a great combination and makes a perfect addition to anyone’s breakfast, or dinner. 😉 They also make yummy bite-sized party appetizers!

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.

Step by step pictures of making puff pastry sausage rolls

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. 

Using a pizza cutter to slice sausage rolls

Variations

  • 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.

Sausage puff pastry rolls on a baking sheet

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.

Breakfast sausage rolls stacked on a white plate

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. 😉

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Sausage Roll Recipe

4.34 from 3 votes
Sausage mixed with delicious seasonings, all wrapped up in puffy pastry make these Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls delicious and addicting!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 pieces
Calories 135 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve warm or cold, and ENJOY!
    NOTE: Rolls can also be put in the freezer to be cooked later.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    They look sooo good!! Have to try it for dinner, my family will love it!
    Thank you for all the goos recepies.

    1. I have not tried freezing them, then baking. You could get them out the night before & just stick them in the fridge or just baking them frozen. You may need to add a little more time to the baking. I hope that helps & hope they turn out.

  2. If you freeze do you need to thaw before baking? Sweet italian saUsage sounds like it would work well with this.

  3. 3 stars
    These are ok. They end up greasy and some of the dough will be mushy. I made them two ways; one as directed rolling with sausage at end and also by spreading sausage all over the. Rolling. Spreading was better although overall still greasy. Could also use more flavor, maybe cheese too.

  4. 5 stars
    Fabulous! I make them all the time. Didn’t have poppy seeds so I just lightly sprinkled course black pepper. My husband loved them.