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Air Fryer Sausage Rolls

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Air Fryer Sausage Rolls are a quick and easy party appetizer, snack, or brunch recipe that is always a favorite. Seasoned sausage wrapped with flaky puff pastry create an irresistible treat that is ready in under 20 minutes!

Looking down on seven sausage rolls on a wood platter with a small bowl of sauce.

Growing up with British parents, sausage rolls were a required appetizer at every party and holiday gathering. My mother made her Sausage Rolls with shortcrust pastry (pie crust) until a friend of hers shared her recipe for Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls and they became an instant favorite.

Feel free to use the sausage filling from the puff pastry sausage rolls recipe above^^ if you are looking for something fancier. I decided to stay true to the original recipe that I grew up with to keep things super simple!

sausage rolls wrapped in puff pastry piled up on a beige plate with a falling leaves motif

I originally shared this recipe December 2013. Updated November 2022.

Ingredients you will need

Ingredients needed to make air fryer sausage rolls.
  • Ground Pork Sausage – choose one that is not too salty or too greasy for best results.
  • Rubbed Sage for added flavor. Substitute thyme or herbs of your choice.
  • Puff Pastry Sheets defrosted in the refrigerator overnight, or according to package instructions.
  • Egg beaten and brushed on top before baking to make them shiny. Substitute milk for a matte finish.

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

How to make sausage rolls in an air fryer

Mix pork sausage and ground sage together.

A bowl of raw pork sausage and ground sage.

Unwrap the package of puff pastry and place one sheet on a lightly floured surface. Place the second sheet back in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Roll the sheet into a 12 x 9-inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise along the folds, into three even strips.

Puff pastry dough rectangle cut into three strips on a floured work surface.

Divide the sausage mixture into six portions. Form each portion into a long cylinder. Place in the center of each strip of pastry.

Three strips of puff pastry dough with sausage running down the center on a floured surface.

Roll pastry over the sausage and press the seams together to seal.

Two rows of sausage running down the center of two strips of puff pastry dough and one rolled sausage roll.
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Tip: Dip your finger into a small bowl of water and run it along the seam to moisten. This will help keep the seams together.

Cut each roll into 4 pieces and cut slits into the top with a sharp knife. Brush with beaten egg and set aside.

One row of cut sausage rolls and two rows of sausage on puff pastry dough.

Set air fryer to 7 minutes at 400°F allow it to preheat. Press Air Fry >> press Time and turn the knob until it reads 7 minutes >> press Temp and turn the knob until it reads 400F.

Air Fryer with arrows to Time and Temp and around the knob showing to turn to adjust.

Once it beeps, carefully add 12 sausage rolls to the air fryer basket and slide into the air fryer.

Twelve raw sausage rolls topped with egg wash inside the air fryer basket.

Follow the same process to make the remaining 12 sausage rolls.

When the air fryer beeps and display reads Turn Food, open the drawer only to check to make sure they are not over cooked. Close the drawer and allow sausage rolls to finish cooking, or remove if needed.

Carefully remove sausage rolls from air fryer basket and place on a plate. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Continue cooking the remaining sausage rolls.

Looking down on eleven sausage rolls on a wood platter with a bowl of sauce and a bowl of mustard.

Serve warm with HP Sauce, Coleman’s mustard, ketchup, or dipping sauce of your choice.

Eight sausage rolls on a wooden tray with a bowl of sauce.

Can I make sausage rolls different sizes?

Smaller sized rolls are the perfect size for appetizers and larger ones are perfect for a holiday breakfast/brunch or quick lunch.

For medium sized, cut each sheet of puff pastry into 4 to 6 equal sized squares and divide sausage mixture between them. Larger sausage rolls may take longer to cook (about 10 minutes) so keep an eye on them, and you will only be able to fit 2 or 3 in the air fryer basket at a time.

For traditional British lunch size: cut each puff pastry sheet into 2 pieces (like the one in the center right below), fill will sausage meat and crimp the edges with the tines of a fork. Cook 2 at a time for 12 to 14 minutes.

A silicone lined baking sheet with multiple sizes of sausage rolls.

Recipe Tips

  • Preheating the air fryer before baking will make the pastry crisp and flaky.
  • Just like ovens, all air fryers cook differently.
  • Check internal temperature with a meat thermometer, should be 145°. If not cooked through, put them back in for a minute or two to finish baking. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • There is no need to flip these sausage rolls over, the air circulates below the tray and crisps the bottom.

Recipe FAQs

Can sausage rolls be made ahead of time?

To freeze: place baked or unbaked sausage rolls (without egg wash) on a baking sheet. Cover and freeze until firm. Remove the frozen rolls and store in a gallon size zipper top bag, or airtight container in the freezer for up to one month.

When ready to serve, bake from frozen as directed adding few minutes to the cooking time. Reheat baked rolls using the reheat function until heated through.

How do you store leftover sausage rolls?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, not that they will last that long. Reheat in the air fryer using the reheat function.

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Looking down on five sausage rolls on a wood platter with a small bowl of sauce.

Air Fryer Sausage Rolls

Seasoned sausage wrapped with flaky puff pastry create an irresistible treat that is ready in under 20 minutes!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Keyword: sausage rolls recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork sausage substitute turkey sausage
  • 1 tablespoon ground sage
  • 1 package frozen puff pastry defrosted

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg beaten – substitute milk

Instructions

  • Mix pork sausage and ground sage together. Set aside.
  • Unwrap the package of puff pastry and place one sheet on a lightly floured surface. Place the second sheet back in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Roll the sheet into a 12 x 9-inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise along the folds, into three even strips.
  • Divide the sausage mixture into six portions. Form each portion into a long cylinder. Place in the center of each strip of pastry.
  • Roll pastry over the sausage and press the seams together to seal. Cut each roll into 4 pieces and cut slits into the top with a sharp knife. Brush with beaten egg and set aside.
  • Set air fryer to 7 minutes at 400°F allow it to preheat. Press Air Fry >> press Time and turn the knob until it reads 7 minutes >> press Temp and turn the knob until it reads 400F.
  • Once it beeps, carefully add 12 sausage rolls to the air fryer basket and slide into the air fryer. Follow the same process to make the remaining 12 sausage rolls.
  • When the air fryer beeps and display reads Turn Food, open the drawer only to check to make sure they are not over cooked. Close the drawer and allow sausage rolls to finish cooking, or remove if needed.
  • Carefully remove sausage rolls from air fryer basket and place on a plate. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Continue cooking the remaining sausage rolls.
  • Serve warm with HP Sauce, Coleman’s mustard, ketchup, or dipping sauce of your choice.

Notes

  • Preheating the air fryer before baking will make the pastry crisp and flaky.
  • Just like ovens, all air fryers cook differently.
  • Check internal temperature with a meat thermometer, should be 145°. If not cooked through, put them back in for a minute or two to finish baking. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • There is no need to flip these sausage rolls over, the air circulates below the tray and crisps the bottom.
  • Dip your finger into a small bowl of water and run it along the seam to moisten. This will help keep the seams together.
  • To freeze: place baked or unbaked sausage rolls (without egg wash) on a baking sheet. Cover and freeze until firm. Remove the frozen rolls and store in a gallon size zipper top bag, or airtight container in the freezer for up to one month. When ready to serve, bake from frozen as directed adding few minutes to the cooking time. Reheat baked rolls using the reheat function until heated through.
  • Store leftover rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, not that they will last that long. Reheat in the air fryer using the reheat function.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

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20 Comments

  1. Sausage rolls are always around Christmas time for my family too, working at a british pub I have sausage rolls all year round now and its verrry dangerous 😉

  2. Lisa, these sausage rolls sound and look absolutely delicious and I can just imagine how addictive they are! My hubby is a the sausage king and he would love these!!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe – pinning and sharing! Hope you are enjoying the holiday, my friend! Can’t believe 2014 is almost here!

  3. I’ve been looking for something to take to a New Year’s Eve Party and this just might be it!! Though sausage in pie crust sounds good too! So glad you linked it up to Saturday Dishes.

  4. These look so good, and easier to make than traditional sausage balls. I love that you showed different ways to do them. Question, does the sausage get thoroughly cooked? I’m always freaking about that! Thanks

  5. A co-worker of mine use to make something similar to this. LOVED IT! I use to ask for her to bring them in all the time. These sound amazing, love the tip on defrosting the puff pastry. I have never used it before so very useful! Pinning!

  6. So I did make these for New Years and they turned out great! Thanks for linking it up to Saturday Dishes. We are featuring this recipe! Hope to see you again this week.

  7. This looks like the perfect snack for me in the morning. They look small enough that I could pop a couple in my mouth throughout the day. Definitely need to try and make these….

  8. These look great! I think I will add cheese and seal all the sides so it doesn’t seep out. I would love to add these to my line up for a house warming party but I need to make mot things ahead of time. Do you know if they freeze well?? Thank you!!

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