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Sausage Rolls – Shortcut EASY Appetizer

Sausage rolls are a classic snack that are very easy to make with this shortcut recipe. Light and airy puff pastry wrapped around crispy sausage, topped with your favorite toppings and baked until golden brown!

Sausage Roll Recipe

These sausage rolls are one of those appetizers that people will think are fancy and take a long time to make. However, these shortcut sausage rolls are made with store bought puff pastry and sausage making them an easy and fancy appetizer.

Everyone loves a good appetizer but sometimes when prepping for a dinner party or get together with multiple dishes on the go we just need a quick and easy appetizer. These are low prep and only 3 ingredients (not including the optional toppings)!

This recipe is customizable, use your favorite sausage, toppings and dipping sauce!

What is in Sausage Rolls?

Star Ingredient

  • Puff Pastry is a secret weapon in the kitchen when it comes to easy appetizers. I always keep a pack a puff pastry in the freezer which makes it easy for me to put together an appetizer or snack in a flash
  • In this shortcut recipe we will be using store bought sausage. This cuts down on the prep time as you don’t need to worry about seasoning ground pork to make your own filling. Simply pick up a pack of your favorite sausage and remove the casings for this recipe

How to Make Sausage Rolls

Full Printable Recipe Below

1 Defrost puff pastry according to package directions.

2 Preheat oven to 400°F or Air Fryer to 350°F.

3 On a lightly floured surface unfold your pastry dough and gently roll it out to flatten. Cut each sheet into 4 long rectangular sections.

4 Optional: Spread a line of honey mustard down the center of each piece of pastry. This adds a hint of sweetness to the rolls.

5 Remove casing from sausage. Place sausage in the center of each piece of pastry and stretch into a thin strip. Depending on the size of the sausage use 1-2 sausage per piece of pastry.

6 Brush one edge of each piece of pastry with the whisked egg. Roll the sausage roll starting from the end without the egg wash, over onto the egg washed side. Leave the sausage roll seam side down.

7 Cut each sausage roll into 6 equal portions about 2″ long.

8 Brush the tops of each roll with the whisked egg and top with the optional toppings if using.

9 Cook the rolls:

AIR FRYER COOKING METHOD
Place sausage rolls 2” apart (seam side down) in a lightly greased Air Fryer Basket/Tray. Air Fry for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.

OVEN COOKING METHOD
Place sausage rolls 2″ apart (seam side down) on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.

10 Serve with dipping sauce of choice or as is and enjoy!

Leftovers?

If you happen to have leftover sausage rolls, store in an air tight container in the fridge. Reheat in the oven at 400°F or Air Fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes or until warmed through. The sausage rolls are just as good reheated the next day!

Can Sausage Rolls be Made in Advance?

YES! These low prep sausage rolls can be made in advance. Shape and slice the sausage rolls and leave on a baking tray in the fridge. When you are ready to bake them simply add the egg wash on top, the optional topping and follow the baking instructions.

You can also make these ahead, bake them and freeze them! Reheat from frozen in the oven at 400°F or Air Fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes or until warmed through.

Looking for More Easy Appetizers?

Try some of my favorite easy appetizers:

  • Coquilles St. Jacques – if you love seafood you have to try these easy creamy shrimp and scallop shells!
  • Spinach Feta Palmiers – not only a delicious appetizer, but a cute and easy one! Impress your guests with these fancy yet simple palmiers
  • Pretzel Dogs – add a fun snack to your next movie night or game night! My pretzel dogs are simple and easy to make. The perfect kid friendly snack!

Enjoy!

– Sab

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Sausage Rolls

These sausage rolls are so easy and delicious! Using store bought puff pastry and sausage makes this a low prep appetizer that will impress your guests!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 48 pieces
Calories 59 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 lb pork sausages, uncooked
  • 1 pack puff pastry, 2 sheet pack, pre-rolled
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard, optional

Optional Toppings

Instructions
 

  • Defrost puff pastry according to package directions.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F or Air Fryer to 350°F
  • On a lightly floured surface unfold your pastry dough and gently roll it out to flatten. Cut each sheet into 4 long rectangular sections.
  • Optional: Spread a line of honey mustard down the center of each piece of pastry. This adds a hint of sweetness to the rolls.
  • Remove casing from sausage. Place sausage in the center of each piece of pastry and stretch into a thin strip. Depending on the size of the sausage use 1-2 sausage per piece of pastry.
  • Brush one edge of each piece of pastry with the whisked egg. Roll the sausage roll starting from the end without the egg wash, over onto of the egg washed side. Leave the sausage roll seam side down.
  • Cut each sausage roll into 6 equal portions about 2″ long.
  • Brush the tops of each roll with the whisked egg and top with the optional toppings if using.
  • AIR FRYER COOKING METHOD
    Place sausage rolls 2” apart (seam side down) in a lightly greased Air Fryer Basket/Tray. Air Fry for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
    OVEN COOKING METHOD
    Place sausage rolls 2" apart (seam side down) on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown.
  • Serve with dipping sauce of choice or as is and enjoy!

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Notes

Store cooked sausage rolls in an air tight container in the fridge. Left overs can be reheated in an Air Fryer or Oven for 5 minutes at 350°F, or until warmed through.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
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