In the UK sausage rolls are a staple food in pub and bakery diet, as our bakeries are nothing compared to the rest of Europe. Then one day, some of us realised how easy and tasty these are to make at home.

And so the adventure begins. You can replicate your favourite sausages from around the world and wrap them in some puff pastry and voila you will have an amazing sausage roll.

Here is the classic style we tried at home.

1 hr total. 45 minutes prep

12 bites

Ingredients for sausage rolls:

  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 apple, peeled and cubed into .5cm cubes
  • roll of Puff pastry (about 250g)
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Fry the onion with a pinch of salt in the butter for 2 – 3 minutes and then add the garlic and fry for another 5 minutes on medium-high heat until the onions are translucent.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the mince, chopped parsley, salt, pepper, 1 egg, breadcrumbs, apple and the fried onion-garlic mix. Mix well with your hands or a wooden spoon, until you can see all the ingredients combining. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for 10 – 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, roll out your puff pastry so you have a 25 cm (roughly) square.
  4. Beat one egg in a bowl, which we will use to seal the edges of the sausage roll. Set aside for a moment and have a pastry brush at the ready.
  5. Place the sausage mixture evenly along one side of the pastry, roughly 3 cm from the edge.
  6. Brush the egg over the exposed pastry before we roll this up.
  7. Start rolling from the small 3cm edge, making sure that the pastry is tight to the meat filling, and keep rolling until you reach the other edge. You should have 1 long sausage roll now.
  8. Place once again in the fridge for 15 minutes, which will make it easier to cut them before putting them into the oven.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  10. Take out the sausage roll from the fridge, brush the sausage roll with the egg mixture and cut into 2 – 3 cm long pieces and place standing upright on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes (until golden brown on top and the pastry is cooked)
  11. Serve with some tomato sauce or brown sauce

This is a great party food which does not require so much skill. Take this to a friends party and they will all be talking about where you got the sausage rolls from!

Let us know if you tried them. We will make some more suggestion and edits to this with new sausage mixtures as the possibilities are endless.

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