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Easy mini sausage rolls recipe

Easy mini sausage rolls recipe

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  • Pies and tarts
  • Pastry
  • Puff pastry

Great for kids, these mini sausage rolls are a fun alternative if your kids are fussy. Also yummy for the grown ups! Chipolatas are good or those skinless ones.

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IngredientsServes: 12

  • 1 pack ready made shortcrust or puff pastry
  • 12 small sausages
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:40min

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C / 180 C Fan / Gas 6. Roll out the pastry a bit on a lightly floured surface and cut in half lengthways, then half widthways so you have 4 quarters. Cut each quarter into 3 so you have a total of 12 sections of pastry.
  2. Place a sausage on each section of pastry. Beat an egg and brush the pastry around each sausage and fold the pastry over squeezing the edges together. Trim off any excess at the ends.
  3. Place them on a baking tray covered with baking paper and brush liberally with the egg.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes or until lovely and golden.

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Quick and Easy Sausage Rolls

This recipe for sausage rolls can be adapted to include your favourite herbs and is quick to make. Party food that everyone will enjoy could not be easier!

Christmas is great because it’s when we all make the time to get together with family and friends. We catch up on what everyone has been up to, find out what they all have planned for next year and generally have a good time. Christmas parties/breakups also tend to involve lots of yummy party food. And we can get away with eating more of the “naughty” food at this time of year because well – it’s Christmas!

Generally I try to keep an eye on the calories that I am consuming but at Christmas time you have to let your hair down a bit – right? There are two good excuses for eating yummy party food – Christmas and Birthdays! I’m sure there are some healthy party foods out there but you have to be a bit naughty every now and again – right?

Anyway enough trying to justify my Christmas over indulgences! Don’t even mention what the scales have been doing these last couple of weeks!

When I think of party food I automatically think of sausage rolls. I remember every friend’s birthday party that I went to as a kid having sausage rolls, so now they are fixed in my brain as “party food”.

I don’t mind some of the frozen ones that you can buy but some of them are down-right awful. When you want really nice sausage rolls and you have a little bit of spare time available then these homemade ones will not disappoint.

I first made these sausage rolls a few years ago and this recipe has been my go-to homemade sausage roll recipe ever since. I have slightly modified a recipe that I found in The Australian Woman’s Weekly – Best Ever Recipes cookbook.

The secret ingredient in this recipe is white bread. The bread absorbs the excess fat from the sausage mince, meaning you don’t end up with fatty greasy pastry. The bread also helps to prevent the meat from shrinking away from the inside of the pastry. So you don’t end up with big holes in your sausage rolls!

The original recipe calls for the use of standard mixed herbs but I have successfully added various combinations of my favourite dried herbs. Feel free to use what flavours you like, if you have a favourite herb mix then by all means use that! I found that the original recipe didn’t have enough herb flavour so I have used more herbs than originally suggested.

Plus I have also added some breadcrumbs to the recipe because I felt that the mixture was too sloppy without them. This gave me 40 sausage rolls from the recipe even though the original states that it makes 24. I cut them to about 2 inches long. They are great on their own or you can dip them in a tangy tomato sauce – yum!


🐖What are the ingredients

Two ingredients. Okay, three if you count the egg for the egg wash. Here in the States, I have used Jimmy Dean and Farmer John Mild Pork Sausage. I do not add any seasonings, including no salt and pepper, because the sausage meat has already been seasoned, it is a mild seasoning. Many people love to add thyme to their sausage meat, it's not my favorite, nor did I grew up with it. You could also try sage and onion spices.


Recipe Summary

  • 1 (16 ounce) package wonton wrappers
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chopped black olives, drained
  • 1 cup Ranch-style salad dressing

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a miniature muffin pan with cooking spray.

Insert wonton wrappers into the muffin pan so as to form small cups. Bake 5 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow the baked wrappers to cool. Remove from the pan.

In a medium bowl, mix the sausage, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, black olives and Ranch-style dressing. Fill the baked wonton wrapper cups with the mixture.

Bake the filled wonton wrappers 10 to 15 minutes, until the sausage mixture is bubbly and slightly brown. Watch closely so the wonton wrappers do not burn.


What kind of sausage should I use?

You can use any number of sausages here, and the results will be delicious! You can go for sweet or spicy pork Italian sausage (which the recipe originated with). For this classic version, you can use ground and ready-to-go, rope style sausage, or links. Just make sure you have an uncooked sausage- no smoked or cured versions.

If you’re living that light life, or simply don’t care for pork- there are tons of great chicken and turkey Italian sausages out there! Just be sure to opt for an uncooked version. You may also need to slightly reduce the cook time, as chicken and turkey tend to cook up a little quicker, and you don’t want to dry them out.


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Leftover Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

Pop them in the freezer! But be warned, the crispiness of the pastry will be lost unless they are reheated in the oven to get crispy again. I love a bit of soggy pastry so this is fine by me!

I also love to microwave my sausage rolls and then drown them in baked beans. Oh so soggy!

My Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls will otherwise last for a good few days in the fridge.


Easy Sausage Rolls with just 3 ingredients! (VIDEO RECIPE)

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Quick and Easy Sausage Rolls with just 3 ingredients – puff pastry sheet, sausages, and a sweet or savory jam/jelly/spread. You can customize these easily with your favorite flavor pairings, and they can be made ahead and frozen for later too. Perfect for holiday entertaining, as an appetizer or as a brunch or lunch snack!

I adore sausage rolls, especially pork sausage rolls. But living in the US, if I want sausage rolls, I have to make them myself. I’ve shared my recipe for gourmet caramelized apple and fennel pork sausage rolls on the blog before. Well seasoned ground pork filling mixed with caramelized apple and roasted fennel spice and then wrapped in a buttery, flaky puff pastry… you can see why I love sausage rolls!

But if you’re looking to make a ridiculously easy, super quick, yet delicious as ever version of sausage rolls – then this is the recipe for you. These Easy Sausage Rolls with just 3 ingredients come together quickly and freeze really well. So you can make a batch (or two or three) and then freeze them for later, and get them ready for whenever those sausage roll cravings hit (yes, they are a real thing), or when you suddenly find yourself with company and want to whip up a quick appetizer/snack. Plus, they taste just like gourmet pork sausage rolls.

Here are the shortcuts that you can take to make these quick, easy sausage rolls.

Shortcut 1 – Store-bought puff pastry. This is a no brainer. While homemade puff pastry is superior in taste, store-bought puff pastry is a worthy time saver. But if you’re interested in making quick and easy homemade rough puff pastry, I’ve got a delicious recipe for that right here.

Shortcut 2 – Store-bought sausages. I’m not talking about hot dogs here. I’m talking the real deal, beautifully seasoned ground meat that comes in casings. You can use your favorite flavor – pork sausages, chicken sausages, lamb sausages, or beef sausages. As long as they are not pre-cooked sausages, they will work for these easy sausage rolls.

If you do use pre-cooked sausages, these will be called pigs in a blanket in the US. In the UK however, a pig in a blanket is sausage wrapped in bacon. The difference between pigs in a blanket (in North America) and sausage rolls is the sausage that you use. Pre-cooked hot dogs for pigs in a blanket, and unprocessed sausages or ground meat for sausage rolls.

Shortcut 3 – store-bought savory or sweet jam or jelly. I prefer to use a fruity, sweet and savory spread with some heat. But a lovely caramelized onion spread, or red pepper jelly works well for more gourmet sausage rolls too. If you’re making these easy sausage rolls for kids, or adults who don’t like it spicy, you can use a sweet spread like apricot, berry, fig or quince. Something that will complement the savory flavors of your sausage filling.

For these easy sausage rolls, I’ll be using apricot and pork sausages, and a blood orange and chili spread. I love this combination because the chili adds a nice kick, and the apricot and orange provide a nice sweet and sour balance to the pork.

Another great pairing for Thanksgiving and Christmas would be use turkey sausages (or pork sausages) with cranberry relish or sauce!

OR, how about beef sausages with a fruity BBQ sauce?

Or lamb sausages with a mint and chili jelly?

Pork or chicken sausages with apple or this mango jalapeno jam?

Or chicken and basil sausages with this bourbon tomato jam?

The combinations are endless and you can be really creative with those flavor pairings. Just make sure to use some flavorful sausages for these easy sausage rolls. I’ve used regular pork brats for these before and those work really well too!

Now that I’ve suggested some ways in which you can customize these easy sausage rolls, let me show you how easy it is to make them!

Once you thaw out the puff pastry, place it on a lightly floured surface. Cut it in half. Spread your favorite spread on the pastry sheet. Cut and carefully peel off the casing while keeping the sausage whole. Place the sausage (without the casing) on the puff pastry sheet along one long edge (see recipe video). I needed 1 1/2 sausages for one half of the puff pastry sheet. So it’ll be 3 sausages for the whole puff pastry sheet to create 2 sausage roll “logs”.

Each log can then be cut into 3 – 4 (for larger sausage rolls), or 6 (for mini sausage rolls). At this stage, these pork sausage rolls can be frozen. Place each sausage roll on a sheet pan, cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze. Once frozen, you can transfer them into air-tight containers and freeze again until needed.

You will of course need to adjust the cooking time in the oven depending on whether you bake them fresh or from frozen (all information available in the recipe).

Whichever flavor combination you use, I guarantee these easy sausage rolls are perfect for holiday entertaining! Use gourmet sausages and flavors for fancy sausage rolls, but keep it simple for a quick and easy snack for kids and adults.

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Fig 1) Place the sausage meat in the middle of the pastry

Fig 2) Cut the pastry from the sausage meat to the pastry edge on both sides

Fig 3) Plait the pastry carefully over the sausage meat

Fig 4) Cut the sausage rolls into individuals or if you would rather keep it whole that&aposs fine too

Fig 5) Glazing the pastry with a little beaten egg will give a crisp and golden finish

Fig 6) Cook for 20 to 30 minutes till a lovely golden colour, making sure the pastry is cooked along the sides

Fig 7) Crisp pastry and succulent sausage meat = quick and easy, tasty sausage rolls


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