This Sausage Roll Recipe is an amazing way to taste Australia! Flavorful sausage, carrots, and breadcrumbs are rolled into a delicate puff pastry and baked to perfection. Don’t forget to dip them in barbecue sauce!
Ever since the fiasco of the empanada dough, I have been a massive fan of puff pastry sheets. Puff pastry sheets have saved my life (and my recipes) more than once. The pastry puffs up so elegantly and when I bite into these rolls, I can taste the layers of pastry goodness in every bite. I use this brand of Puff Pastry Sheets.
Seriously, you guys, these rolls are BOMB. And not only are they delicious, they’re also very diverse.
Christmas coming up and you need an appetizer to keep your guests warm while the snow falls? Sausage rolls.
Summer barbecue and you want to serve something besides just burgers and hot dogs? Sausage rolls.
Super Bowl Sunday and you need a dish that’s gonna get the people GOIN’? Sausage rolls for sure.
You can also change the flavor of this dish just by providing an array of dipping sauces. My personal preference was barbecue sauce, but in Australia, ketchup is more common. Honey mustard, buffalo sauce, or even no sauce at all are also great options!
What Ingredients are In this Sausage Roll Recipe?
Puff pastry sheets
Jimmy Deans ground sausage
Italian bread crumbs
Salt and pepper
For full ingredient measurements and instructions, visit the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
How to Make this Sausage Roll Recipe from Scratch
Preheat oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine all of the filling ingredients in one bowl.
Thaw and roll out the two puff pastry sheets. Cut a line down the middle of each one.
Lay the filling in a straight line down the center of each puff pastry slip.
Fold the two vertical edges of each sheet over the center filling and pinch to hold. Turn the rolls over so the pinched edge is on the parchment paper.
Cut each strip into four pieces each and slice each top with a knife, diagonally twice. Brush top with egg wash and sprinkle with paprika.
Bake at 425 for 5 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake for 35 more.
Serve with barbecue sauce or ketchup!
Can You Freeze this Sausage Roll Recipe?
Yes! My recommendation for freezing your sausage rolls is to roll everything into the puff pastry dough and freeze it before cooking.
Then, when it comes time to cook the rolls, remove them from the fridge and allow them to thaw completely before cooking for the recommended amount of time.
If you need to cook the Sausage Roll Recipe and then freeze them, you can do that, too! When freezing your sausage rolls, make sure to freeze them in a way where they won’t get easily frostbitten.
For me, this typically means that I wrap them in parchment paper, then aluminum foil, then put them in a plastic bag.
The puff pastry will get freezer burn easily, so this method should ward off any potential frost biting that may occur.
Can I Prepare Sausage Rolls the Night Before?
Yes, totally! You can mix the filling and cut the rolls out the night before if you’d like.
Then, on the day that you need the Sausage Roll Recipe baked, you can throw them in the oven and turn it on. They should puff up nicely.
I wouldn’t recommend putting together your Sausage Roll Recipe more than a day in advance, because you don’t want the puff pastry sheets to get soggy!
If you need to prep them more than a day in advance, follow the freezing instructions above.
What Can I Dip My Sausage Rolls In?
It’s very common to have dipping sauces to eat your Sausage Roll Recipe with! Some of the most common choices are ketchup or barbecue sauce.
You can also dip them in cheese sauce, marinara sauce, mustard, or any other sauces that you want! If you try another sauce that I haven’t listed here, let me know! I’d love to hear the creative options that you come up with.
How Long Do Homemade Sausage Rolls Last?
If you make this Sausage Roll recipe at home, they should last in the fridge for about 5 days. Because there is meat in the recipe, I wouldn’t stretch it much longer than that!
How Do You Keep Sausage Rolls Crispy?
A vital part of reheating your sausage rolls is making sure that they stay crispy. The WORST thing in the world is when you reheat dishes like this and end up with a soggy mess!
My recommendation would be to line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Put your Sausage Roll Recipe on the aluminum covered baking sheet and heat in the oven at about 450 degrees.
Heat just until the Sausage Rolls are warmed through! Then remove from the oven and enjoy!
Make ‘em, eat ‘em, love ‘em. You know you want to.
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Sausage Roll Recipe
- 1 box pepperidge farm puff pastry sheets
- 1 lb jimmy deans sausage, ground
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 onion, diced finely
- ¾ cup Italian bread crumbs
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp barbeque sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp water
- Preheat oven to 425. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all of the filling ingredients in one bowl.
- Thaw and roll out the two puff pastry sheets. Cut a line down the middle of each one.
- Lay the filling in a straight line down the center of each puff pastry slip.
- Fold the two vertical edges of each sheet over the center filling and pinch to hold. Turn the rolls over so the pinched edge is on the parchment paper.
- Cut each strip into four pieces each and slice each top with a knife, diagonally twice. Brush top with egg wash and sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake at 425 for 5 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake for 35 more.
- Serve with barbecue sauce or ketchup!