Get this easy mini sausage rolls recipe and be prepared for the sighs of ecstasy when they are devoured. Puff pastry purchased from the store makes it simple. Want to learn how to make sausage rolls with puff pastry? You’re in the right place. Learn how to quickly get the sausage filling rolled inside of the puff pastry dough, and get the secret tip for cutting the rolls into bite-sized pieces. These savory morsels may be served warm, fresh from the oven for a party appetizer or an afternoon tea party, lending themselves well to many tea party themes. They store well, and may be reheated in the oven or microwave. They also may be eaten cold, and make a terrific addition to a picnic. Pack some along for a delicious snack on the road. Fair warning: These are addictive. Are you willing to risk it? Read on for the best easy mini sausage rolls recipe!
Mini Sausage Rolls Recipe Backstory
Visits to the home of my Canadian grandparents were highlights of my youth. I have many fond memories of walking to the corner bakery to purchase sausage rolls. As an adult, whenever travels took me to Canada, I always made an effort to pick up sausage rolls from the grocery store. I have often wondered why American grocery stores and bakeries don’t offer sausage rolls as an option. They are such a handy, portable snack or meal. I could eat them for days. Years ago, I tried making them by creating the crust from scratch. The resulting sausage rolls were messy, unattractive, and not very tasty. Recently, I was thrilled to stumble across an easy recipe from Australia. The problem? The measurements, from the quantity of sausage to the oven temperature, had to be adapted to fit American measures. It took a bit of experimenting, but here’s the result. I hope you’re pleased!
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Mini Sausage Rolls Recipe Equipment
To make this easy mini sausage rolls recipe, you will need mainly basic kitchen equipment like measuring spoons and a mixing bowl. To make the recipe truly simple and frustration-free, you will also need:
1 rimmed baking pan (The 13 by 18-inch size is ideal)
1 silicone baking liner or parchment paper (This one is exactly like the one I have.)
1 serrated knife (It doesn’t have to be large. One about 5 to 6 inches long works well, like this one.)
1 large cutting board for rolling out the puff pastry and cutting the rolls into small pieces
1 pastry brush
Mini Sausage Rolls Recipe Ingredients
You can use regular ground pork, ground sausage, or spicy ground sausage in this recipe. The seasonings included on the ingredients list add savory flavor no matter which type of ground pork you decide to use. The added Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard and ketchup help give the sausage a slightly softer consistency for filling the puff pastry. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
1 pound ground pork, ground pork sausage, or ground pork spicy sausage
2 tablespoons dried, minced onion
1 teaspoon beef soup base or beef bouillon
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 sheets puff pastry, thawed (I used Pepperidge Farm brand.)
1 tablespoon milk
Mini Sausage Rolls Recipe Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the sausage, minced onions, bouillon, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Mixing with your hands is messy, but it’s the quickest way to combine the ingredients thoroughly.
Place the sheets of puff pastry on the cutting board and cut each sheet in half. Place one fourth of the sausage mixture down the long side of each puff pastry sheet half in a log shape.
Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl. Brush the egg mixture along the length of the puff pastry sheet on one side of the sausage mixture.
How do you wrap pastry for sausage rolls? Starting with the sausage side of the puff pastry sheet, roll up each sheet and press the edge to seal. Brush the top of each roll with the egg mixture.
Use a small serrated knife to cut each log into 8 pieces. I like to start by cutting each log in half, then each half in half, then each quarter in half. That way, your pieces will be the same size. You will end up with 32 mini sausage rolls.
Transfer each piece to a baking pan lined with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Place the pieces an inch apart. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
When you remove the pan from the oven, immediately transfer the mini sausage rolls to a tray or platter lined with paper towels. This will help keep the pastry from getting too soggy on the bottom. You can remove the paper towels after a few minutes, after the grease has been absorbed.
Serve the mini sausage rolls warm if desired. Mustard, barbecue sauce, or any other favorite dipping sauce is great to serve alongside your mini sausage rolls. Watch out! They might disappear quite quickly if left unattended.
Can you eat mini sausage rolls cold? Yes! They are delicious served cold as well. If you are making the mini sausage rolls to take on a picnic, let cool, then pack in a cooler or store (covered) in the refrigerator. Mini sausage rolls are great served cold as well.
Mini Sausage Rolls Recipe with Puff Pastry
- 1 Rimmed baking pan 13 inches by 18 inches is ideal
- 1 Silicone baking liner or parchment paper
- 1 Serrated knife 5 to 6 inches long, not huge
- 1 Large cutting board 24 inches by 18 inches would work well
- 1 Pastry brush
- 2-3 paper towels
- 1 pound ground pork, ground pork sausage, or ground pork spicy sausage
- 2 tablespoons dried, minced onion
- 1 teaspoon beef soup base or beef bouillon
- 1½ teaspoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed Pepperidge Farm is a common brand
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the sausage, minced onions, bouillon, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.
- Place the sheets of puff pastry on the cutting board and cut each sheet in half. Place one fourth of the sausage mixture down the long side of each puff pastry sheet half in a log shape.
- Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl. Brush the egg mixture along the length of the puff pastry sheet on one side of the sausage mixture.
- Starting with the sausage side of the puff pastry sheet, roll up each sheet and press the edge to seal. Brush the top of each roll with the egg mixture.
- Use a small serrated knife to cut each log into 8 pieces. You will end up with 32 mini sausage rolls.
- Transfer each piece to a baking pan lined with a silicone liner or parchment paper. Place the pieces an inch apart.
- Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the tops are golden brown.
- When you remove the pan from the oven, immediately transfer the mini sausage rolls to a tray or platter lined with paper towels.
- Serve the mini sausage rolls warm if desired or cool, then refrigerate (covered) if taking on a picnic.
What do you eat with mini sausage rolls?
Mini sausage rolls may be served as a savory component of an afternoon tea. In this case, you could serve white chocolate raspberry scones or chocolate orange scones as the sweet dessert component of the afternoon tea. The sweet and savory elements would complement each other well.
If the mini sausage rolls are to be served as part of an appetizer selection, you could serve them alongside smoked salmon cheese ball. Easy seafood dip supreme would be another great addition to the appetizer table. Add in some fried zucchini with dipping sauces, and you would be set for a great gathering.
Mini sausage rolls would also be an excellent choice for breakfast or brunch. Some other delicious options include easy eggless breakfast casserole or make ahead overnight breakfast casserole. You could also serve mini sausage rolls alongside a hearty skillet breakfast dish.
Mini Sausage Rolls Recipe Questions
How do you keep the pastry bottom of a sausage roll from getting soggy?
Why is the bottom of my puff pastry soggy? This happens when the grease from the sausage seeps down into the puff pastry as the sausage rolls are baking. To keep your puff pastry from getting soggy on the bottom, try this: After baking, quickly remove the cooked sausage rolls onto a tray lined with paper towels. After a few minutes, when any extra grease has been absorbed, remove the paper towels. Transfer the mini sausage rolls to a different tray for serving, if desired.
Some people place uncooked mini sausage rolls on a baking tray and place the tray in the freezer for 5 minutes before baking. This will cause the bottom of the pastry to harden. Although this might be effective, you may also have to adjust the baking time. Check the mini sausage rolls after 30 minutes of baking, and add 5 more minutes if necessary.
How do you assemble sausage rolls?
Getting the sausage mixture into a log shape on the pastry may be done in a few different ways. If your sausage mixture is quite loose, you can place one-fourth of the mixture into a sturdy, quart-sized zipped bag, then snip off one corner of the bag. You can reinforce the corner of the bag with packing tape if you like. Squirt the sausage mixture along the length of the puff pastry. This method goes fairly quickly, but is a bit messy. Repeat for each puff pastry sheet.
Another way to place the sausage into a log shape on the puff pastry is to take one fourth of the mixture and roll it back and forth between your hands until an elongated roll is formed. Place the elongated sausage log onto the puff pastry, then stretch and shape to fit.
Still another way to get the sausage mixture into a log shape is to spoon the sausage mixture a bit at a time onto the puff pastry in small mounds. Once you have one fourth of the sausage mixture lined up down the length of the puff pastry sheet, you can shape the mounds into a log.
The method you choose to assemble the sausage roll depends on the consistency of the sausage mixture. My favorite fast method is rolling the mixture between my hands, but if your sausage mixture is too loose, it might fall apart when rolling this way. The more mini sausage rolls you make, the speedier you will become at assembling the rolls.
Do you put egg in sausage roll mix?
In this recipe, egg is mixed with milk and brushed on the pastry to help form a seal. The egg wash also gives the puff pastry a nice golden color when baked. Egg is not used in the sausage mixture in this recipe, but there are other fillings for sausgaeg rolls you might want to try. If you decide to use a meatloaf mixture as your sausage filling, many meatloaf recipes, such as bacon-wrapped meatloaf, do have egg in them.
Can you prepare sausage rolls the night before?
You could certainly mix the sausage mixture the night before. If you placed the sausage on the puff pastry and rolled it up the night before, stop at the point where you need to put on the egg wash. This means that you would still have to apply the egg wash on the top and cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces on the day of baking them.
How do you know if a sausage roll is cooked?
Since these mini sausage rolls are so small, the best way to judge doneness is by checking to see if the pastry has turned a nice golden color. By the time this happens, the sausage will be cooked through. If you would like to test one to make sure, you can always take one out of the oven and break it apart to check the center. Once you have made these mini sausage rolls once, you will know just how much time is needed in your oven for the mini sausage rolls to be cooked to perfection.
Is it best to freeze homemade sausage rolls cooked or uncooked?
Should sausage rolls be frozen cooked or uncooked? You can freeze both cooked and uncooked mini sausage rolls. If you are freezing uncooked sausage rolls, cut into the bite-sized pieces before freezing. Place on a tray in the freezer, uncovered. Once the rolls are frozen, you can pack them into a bag or box. When you are ready to eat them, simply thaw them in the refrigerator and then bake them according to the original recipe. If you want the puff pastry to have a nice golden color, you can to the egg wash on the individual mini sausage rolls before baking.
How do you keep puff pastry crisp after baking?
What Are Your Favorite Party Recipes?
I’m always on the lookout for easy recipes that look like they take a lot of time, but don’t. Do you have any favorites? If you posted your favorite easy party recipe in a blog post, I’d be happy to have you share your link here in the comments so that people can give your recipe some love.
Other Party Food Ideas
If you like the idea of easy party food, here are some more recipes you might like:
- Easy Holiday Appetizers Guests Will Rave About
- Seafood Dip Supreme
- Easy Canned Salsa
- Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball
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I hope you enjoy making these mini sausage rolls. May all of your appetizer-making endeavors meet with great success!
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