Homemade Sausage Rolls Recipe

Janette Fuschi | Culinary Ginger Updated

Homemade Sausage Rolls have a crispy outer exterior with a delicious sausage filling. A gorgeous British delight.

Homemade Sausage Rolls Photo

Light and flaky pastry gives way to delicious meaty pork filling. Sausage rolls are a British dietary staple and convenience food that are usually enjoyed as a snack, in miniature form for buffet and party food, or served as a meal with fresh peas and chips.

For the sausage roll filling, I do like to use a good pork sausage meat in place of plain ground pork because there is already a lot of flavor in the sausage meat and this way you don’t have to add too many additional ingredients, just simply seasoned with onion and fresh sage.

Sausage rolls are a great make-ahead dish because they can be prepared and frozen, then baked off when you need them. Leftover cooked rolls freeze nicely as well, and the pastry stands up nicely to warming up in the microwave, but re-heating in the oven is the best method.

Homemade Sausage Rolls Picture

A great sausage roll starts with good pastry. My flaky, buttery pastry recipe is my go-to that I use for all of my baked dishes including minced beef and onion pies. The pastry gives you the satisfying crispy texture that you come to expect with a good sausage roll, and it’s the first texture you experience when you take the first bite so it’s need to be fluffy and crispy.

Don’t give me a flat, deflated roll; they don’t look appetizing at all. It is called a ‘roll’ after all and not a ‘flat’. I want it standing to attention and ready to be eaten, and eating these rolls definitely gives me the feeling of being back home.

Homemade Sausage Rolls Image

Don’t forget the sauce! What sauce, you ask? There are two types of sauce people in England, the ketchup lovers and the HP sauce lovers. I’m a Libra; I like a good balance of both.

Want more great British recipes? Check out my recipe for Scotch eggs also on Food Fanatic.

Are you tired of the dinner routine?

Stuck in a rut or looking for fun new recipes to try?

Our Facebook Group is growing every day! If you haven’t joined yet, we invite you to come check it out and join the fun.

Facebook!

You can ask for recipe ideas, talk about cooking techniques, or get help figuring out the right new pan set for you. If you’ve already joined, invite a friend along!

Homemade Sausage Rolls Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour, Plus extra for rolling out pastry
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks Unsalted Butter, Cut into 1/4 inch cubes, cold, 6 ounces
  • 1/2 cup Cold Water
  • 1 pound Pork Sausage, Skins removed
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Sage, Finely chopped
  • 1/4 small Yellow Onion, Finely chopped
  • 1 Egg, Beaten

Directions

To a large mixing bowl add the flour, salt and butter.

Use your hand to mix the butter into the flour until all the cubes are coated.

Add the water, mix and press with your hand until the dough is formed. Turn out onto a floured surface.

Roll the dough to a rectangle (you will see the lumps of butter). Fold the edge furthest away from you to the center and fold the other edge to meet. Turn 1/4 and roll out to a rectangle and fold the same way again.

Roll the dough slightly, not into a rectangle, just enough to create a flat ball.

Wrap in the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

While the pastry is chilling, add the sausage meat, sage and onion to a mixing bowl and mix using your hands until well blended. Refrigerate until the dough is ready.

Dust a clean surface with flour and roll out the chilled pastry into a rectangle, 21 inches long and 5 inches wide.

Place the meat in a sausage shape down the center of the dough.

Brush beaten egg down one long side of pastry then roll the other long edge to meet the egg washed egg over the meat, making sure to seal well and that the seam is on the bottom.

Cut into 6-8, 3-inch long rolls and place onto the baking sheet evenly apart.

Brush the rolls with the egg wash and cut 2 slits into the top of the pastry taking care not to cut into the meat.

Bake for 25 minutes until they are golden and crispy.

Recommended

Published:
Modified:
Author:
Cooking Method:
Baking
Cuisine:
British
Category:
Snacks
Tags:
, , , , , , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
British Recipes, Appetizer Recipes, Snack Recipes, Party Food Recipes, Baking Recipes, Baked Recipes, Sausage Recipes, Pastry Recipes, Easy Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Brunch Recipes
Recipe Yields:
8 sausage rolls
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Published:
Author: Janette Fuschi
Recipe Yields: 8 sausage rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 sausage roll
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 287
Calories 420

% Daily Value*
55%
Total Fat 36g
84%
  Saturated Fat 17g
21%
Sodium 515mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
25%
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Janette Fuschi

About Janette

Janette is a British ex-pat living in Southern California. On her blog, Culinary Ginger, you'll learn all about it. On Food Fanatic, you'll see her favorite British classics, and ours too!