Homemade Sausage Rolls make a great appetizer or snack. This recipe is easy to make and takes less time than running to the store to buy premade sausage rolls.
You have probably seen sausage rolls in the freezers at your local grocery stores. Or maybe you have had sausage rolls at a party or event. And you may be wondering why you want to make homemade sausage rolls when they are so readily available in stores. The answer is simple, homemade sausage rolls are easy to make and they taste better. You can also control the ingredients like salt because store-bought ones can be very high in sodium.
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What Is A Sausage Roll?
A sausage roll is simply a pastry filled with seasoned sausage. It is easy to make and served warm with any condiment of your choice.
Sausage Rolls make a great snack on game day or an appetizer for special events like New Year’s Eve.
What’s In A Sausage Roll?
This recipe has only a few ingredients that are easy to find. Frozen puff pastry and sausage meat are the main ingredients.
For making this recipe, frozen puff pastry is used. It has to be thawed before making this recipe, so it has to be taken out and thawed in the fridge overnight.
With a few spices or a spice pack, this recipe is complete.
If these are being cooked in an oven or the smoker, an egg wash is needed for the tops. When cooking in an air fryer, the tops brown without egg wash or oil.
Ingredients for Making Sausage Rolls
Frozen puff pastry that is thawed first is the pastry used for these sausage rolls. There is always a pack or two in our freezer, that I take out and place in the fridge overnight to thaw.
We have a preference for sausage when we make these. Johnsonville is always our first choice, especially their ground sausage with salt and pepper. (we omit the salt and pepper in the recipe if using meat that already has salt and pepper in it) If you can’t find ground sausage, just remove the casings from a pound of sausages and use the insides.
This recipe also calls for Sauzon Goya to be mixed in with the meat. This not only adds flavour but colour as well.
Plain bread crumbs and an egg are what hold the sausage together inside the puff pastry.
To dress up sausage rolls, a sprinkle of poppy seeds or sesame seeds on top can make homemade sausage rolls a little fancier.
Do You Cook The Meat First When Making Sausage Rolls?
There is no need to cook the meat before adding it to the pastry.
Each roll has only a small amount of meat, so the meat will cook through by the time the pastry is cooked.
Do You Bake or Air Fry Sausage Rolls
This recipe can be baked in the oven or in the air fryer. Homemade Sausage Rolls can also be baked on a BBQ or in a smoker.
If baking in the oven, on the BBQ, or in the smoker, melted butter or egg wash is needed for brushing on top. This is how the pastry bakes golden brown on top.
When using an air fryer, the pastry browns without the use of eggs or butter.
What Sauce To Serve With Homemade Sausage Rolls?
To serve this appetizer, condiments are a good choice for dipping. Mustard, ketchup, and barbecue sauces go well with sausage rolls.
Mustard: yellow, dijon or honey mustard are great choices.
Barbecue Sauce: any will do. Sweet and tangy, honey, spicy, or regular will work.
Homemade Sausage Rolls
- 1 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 pound ground sausage meat
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 envelope Sauzon Goya
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 425°F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together meat, bread crumbs, egg, Sauzon Goya, salt, and pepper.
- Roll out puff pastry on a floured surface, until it's about ¼ inch thick
- Cut pastry into 3 rectangle sections
- Spoon sausage onto the centre of each section forming a line down the middle of the long side.
- Bring sides together to form a long "log"
- Seal sides together and turn log so that seam is on the bottom
- Repeat with other sections of pastry
- Cut each log into 2 inch pieces.
- Place seam side down on parchment lined pan
- Brush with beaten egg
- Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes
- Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes before serving