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Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

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Last Updated on June 9, 2023 by Lisa Johnson

No party is complete without Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls, they are everyone’s favorite appetizer! Crispy puff pastry surrounding spiced sausage, who could possibly resist?

If you love puff pastry appetizers as much as we do, you need to try these recipes too! Air Fryer Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls, Puff Pastry Sausage Bites, Sausage Pinwheels Recipe, and Puff Pastry Cranberry Brie Bites.

Looking down on a pile of puff pastry sausage rolls in a parchment paper lined basket with dipping sauce in a bowl on the left side.

Recipe Inspiration

A few months ago, my Mom sent me a recipe for Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls and insisted that I needed to try them. The recipe had been given to her by a friend from Scotland, and she claimed that they were the best Sausage Rolls ever!

Okay thanks, I’ll add it to the list of things that I need to make…and then I forgot about it. Well, remember that dinner party that my Mom threw while I was in Idaho? Guess what one of the appetizers was?

No party is complete without Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls, they are everyone's favorite appetizer! © COOKING WITH CURLS

Yep, these Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls, and boy am I glad that they were. They are amazing!! They are incredibly flavorful, and still super simple to make. When I started planning my Harry Potter Party, I knew they needed to be on the menu!

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No, they are not in any of the Harry Potter books or movies, but they are a British staple. Sausage rolls have been a popular snack in Britain for many years, and they are often enjoyed at picnics, parties, and as a quick grab-and-go option.

This delicious appetizer was once only available in British bakery shops, but has now gained popularity worldwide!

What you’ll need

  • Puff Pastry Sheets: I love the simplicity of store-bought puff pastry, and it’s available in grocery stores just about everywhere.
  • Bulk Pork Sausage: also readily available at at the grocery store. You can find it in the packaged pork section, in tubes in the freezer section, or behind the counter in the butcher area.
  • Breadcrumbs: I like to use Panko breadcrumbs, but any dry version of breadcrumbs will work beautifully.
  • Large Egg: this holds all of the ingredients together and adds moisture.
  • Seasonings: onion, garlic, and dry mustard powder perfectly season the sausage meat. Ground sage is also a nice addition.
  • Italian Parsley: adds a bit of fresh flavor.
  • Egg Wash: creates a shiny, beautiful golden brown color on the surface of the pastry as it bakes.

Be sure to check out the detailed printable recipe card below

How do you make Sausage Rolls with Puff Pastry?

Start by preheating the oven to 425° F. and lining two baking sheets with parchment paper. Next, beat an egg in a large bowl until frothy.

Beaten egg in a large bowl.

Add the sausage, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, mustard, and parsley. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Pork sausage, parsley, panko crumbs, egg, and seasonings in a large bowl.

Divide into 6 equal sections (just pretend that you see all 6) and set aside.

Sausage filling divided into three balls in a large glass bowl.

Unwrap the package of puff pastry and place one sheet on a floured surface. Cut along the fold lines to create 3 strips.

One sheet of puff pastry cut into three strips.

Roll a section of sausage into a long snake and place in the center of the pastry.

Sausage filling run down the center of three strips of puff pastry.

Roll pastry over and squeeze together to seal the seams.

Three strips of Puff Pastry rolled around Sausage filling on a marble board.

Cut into 6 pieces (about 2 inches long).

Seventeen cut Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls on a marble board.

Cut vent holes into the center of each sausage roll with the tip of the knife.

Ten Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls pierced with vent holes sitting on a marble board.

Place on prepared baking sheet.

Eighteen Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls cut and pierced with a knife on a baking sheet.

and brush with egg wash (1 egg + 1 tablespoon of water).

Eleven egg washed topped Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Place in preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.

Fifteen baked Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls on a baking sheet.

While the first pan is baking, follow the same process with the remaining sausage and pastry. Allow to cool slightly and serve while warm.

Five Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls stacked on a small plate.


Can they be made ahead of time?

Yes, puff pastry sausage rolls can be made ahead of time. You can assemble the rolls, place them on a baking sheet (without eg wash), cover and place in the refrigerator up to 2 days ahead of time. Bake according the recipe instructions.
To Freeze: after assembling the sausage rolls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable bag or an airtight container and store in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.
When you’re ready to bake them, simply remove from the freezer, brush with egg wash, and bake according to the instructions.
This makes them convenient for parties or gatherings as you can prepare them in advance and bake them fresh when needed.

Can they be reheated?

Yes, leftover puff pastry sausage rolls can be reheated. Remove sausage rolls from the refrigerator and place into a preheated 350° F. oven or air fryer and reheat just until heated through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Please note that reheated sausage rolls may not be as crispy as when they were freshly baked, but they will still be delicious. Reheating them in a microwave can make the pastry soggy so the oven or air fryer is a better option.

Serving Suggestions

Puff pastry sausage rolls are delicious on their own, but they can also be served with various accompaniments. Here are a few popular options:

  • Dipping sauces: Serve them with condiments like HP sauce, ketchup, Coleman’s mustard, barbecue sauce, or garlic aioli.
  • Chutneys: Fruit chutneys, such as apple or mango chutney, can add a sweet and tangy compliment to the rolls.
  • Salad: Pair them with a tossed green salad or a creamy coleslaw for a light and refreshing contrast.
  • Pickles: Serve them with pickles or gherkins for a savory and tangy flavor combination.
  • Cheese platter: Add a platter of assorted cheeses for guests to enjoy alongside the sausage rolls.

What Pastry is used to make Sausage Rolls?

  • Puff Pastry is the most popular option, but Sausage Rolls are also quite delicious when wrapped in Pie Crust like these Turkey Sausage Rolls in Pie Crust. You can also substitute this pork filling with the pie crust.

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Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

No party is complete without Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls, they are everyone’s favorite appetizer! Crispy puff pastry surrounding spiced sausage, who could resist?
4.23 from 148 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 36 appetizers
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound msg-free pork sausage
  • .25 cup fine bread crumbs or panko crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 box Peppridge Farms Puff Pastry defrosted

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Beat egg in a large bowl until frothy. Add the sausage, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, parsley, and mustard. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Unwrap first sheet of puff pastry and place on a floured surface. Cut along the fold lines to create three strips of dough.
  • Divide sausage mixture into 6 equal parts.
  • Make each section of sausage into a roll and place down the center of puff pastry strips. Fold pastry over and press seam to seal.
  • Cut each roll into 6 equal pieces (about 2 inches). 
  • Place on baking sheet and brush with egg wash.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Follow the same steps with the remaining sausage and puff pastry.
  • Serve sausage rolls while warm.
  • Store leftover rolls in the refrigerator or freezer. Reheat in the microwave or heated oven.


  • Store leftover Sausage Rolls in the refrigerator or place in the freezer until needed. Reheat in the microwave or in a hot oven.
  • HP Sauce is the traditional dipping sauce for sausage rolls in Britain. It can be found on Amazon, in the International aisle in larger grocery stores, or at Cost Plus World Market.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 47mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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  1. Those look so good! I miss sausage so bad. Pork gives me horrible migraines & turkey bacon isn’t the same! Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I take it that you don’t like our new name? Whatever your excuse I’m not accepting it…. see you tonight at Weekend Bites 8:30 EST I love these little sausage bites.

    1. Haha, I didn’t even know that you had a new name Diane! I haven’t been linking up to very many parties over the past 3 weeks. Between vacation, no internet, and getting ready for the Harry Potter Party, I haven’t had the time. I will be there!!:)

  3. Those look so good and I think they would be perfect for any cool-weather party. Sausage is always a hit around here. Sometimes my puff pastry sticks when I’m trying to use it, but I’m willing to give it a try. I’m pinning..

  4. Oh my gosh, I need these in my life right now! It’s too bad all I have right now is andouille (because I ate all the Italian sausage already!). I lived in the UK as a kid and I absolutely loved the sausage rolls at fish and chip shops. These remind me of them, only smaller. I’ve got them make them soon!

  5. Lisa, is that a bloody mary in the background? Those sausage rolls are already amazing; they would be even more so with a bloody mary. 😉 Thank you so much for sharing these with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! 🙂

  6. Hi! These look so delicious! I’m making them for my son’s birthday this weekend and I wanted to make sure I’m reading the instructions right and that you don’t cook the sausage before baking. I’m afraid they would be too greasy if I don’t.

    1. Thank you Melanie. No, you do not cook the sausage before hand. I used sausage from a Whole Foods Grocery store, and it wasn’t greasy at all. If it is, you could always place them on a wire cooling rack when they first come out of the oven to let the grease drain off. I have never tried cooking the sausage first, if it you do let me know how it turns out. 🙂

  7. Omg, I have been looking for this recipe and finally found it, thanks to you. Made these for a bridal shower and they were a huge hit.

  8. i just made these but used Italian sausage meat and they turned out amazing. That first batch is almost gone while the second batch is still in the oven. I will be making these again for sure!!!

  9. Hi these look yummy just wondering if they can be assembled ahead of time, then baked when


  10. I think these would make great little bites before Easter dinner! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  11. Hi there! I just came across your post at the Totally Terrific Tuesday Linky party! This recipe looks and sounds amazing!!! I’m not even hungry and I’m drooling right now. I definitely need to start cooking. I really don’t do too much, with the exception of a crock pot meal here and there. I’ll have to try this out and report back:-) I also subscribed to your blog so I’m excited to start receiving your posts! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  12. This looks absolutely amazing! Pinned and tweeted. You always bring the most amazing creations to our party. Thank you! I hope to see you again, this Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

  13. Hello! These look delectable! I had a quick question about the ingredients. I found another recipe that uses crescent roll dough and adds cream cheese into the mix. I would rather use puff pastry and make them like you do but wanted to ask some cheesiness as well. Do you think adding cream cheese would taste good or do you recommend another cheese?


    1. Thank you Alyssa. I can’t eat dairy so I am the wrong person to ask, LOL I grew up eating traditional sausage rolls and they do not have any type of cheese mixed in. Sorry, I wish I could help. 🙂

  14. Hi Lisa,
    I am going to try these but I’m wondering if you used plain breadcrumbs or seasoned. Also, can I prep them the day ahead and just cook them the next day?

  15. Hi Lisa, I just made the sausage rolls, some small and some bigger for my husband. I am an Australian and miss sausage rolls, meat pies, etc. your recipe is delicious ? I will make these over and over. I did dip them in ketchup as that is the Australian thing to do. Thank you for making my day?

  16. I’m from Canada and can’t find store here in the States that have ready made sausage rolls. Decided to give these a try and I’m so glad I did! Yummy, delicious, and oh so easy to make. Thank you for the wonderful recipe! Reminds me of home….

  17. These look so good! Just want to make sure I’m reading it right and it looks like, by the picture, that you don’t cook the sausage beforehand?

  18. So good! Thank you. Kick it up a notch and added some grated Parmesan cheese and bacon bits along with some Italian seasoning

  19. 4 stars
    Made this, absolutely awesome, I would make them again,
    Wasn’t sure what kind of sausage to use so I used mild Italian sausage, ❤️

    1. I am so glad you like them Lorna! I use regular sausage, like a bulk breakfast sausage, but Italian sausage sounds amazing. I have also made them with chorizo sausage if you like spicy. 🙂

  20. 5 stars
    These are wonderful and taste authentic well done. I had these at my wedding reception 54 years ago (I vaguely remember it) I am British but have lived in Alabama since 1970. I enjoy cooking and can do both Southern and British This is the best sausage roll recipe I’ve used

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