Summer sausage rolls

Summer sausage rolls

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins


Makes 20 rolls
When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen uncooked

Nutrition: per roll

  • kcal119
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.38g
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  • 2 large skinless chicken breast
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 rashers streaky bacon, thinly sliced
  • 4 sundried tomato, chopped
  • handful basil leaves, chopped



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 375g/13oz pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • flour, for dusting



    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 25g sesame seeds


  1. Whizz the chicken and garlic in a processor until the chicken is minced. Tip in the bacon, sundried tomatoes and basil. Pulse for 5 secs to just mix through. Season well.

  2. Roll the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface and cut in half lengthways. Spread half the chicken mixture along the middle of one of the pastry strips, then roll up the pastry, pinching the ends together to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut into 2.5cm long pieces. Repeat with the remaining pastry strip. Can be frozen, uncooked, for up to 1 month.

  3. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the rolls on a large baking sheet. Brush with the egg, then sprinkle with seeds. Bake for 20 mins until golden.

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Comments (94)

susieone's picture

I made these yesterday as my contribution to a buffet party. I roasted a red pepper that I had in the fridge and used that instead of the sundried tomatoes. The recipe was very easy and the result was extremely tasty. The red pepper coloured the filling nicely and, with a few bits of red and green left from the whizzed up basil and pepper, made it a pretty party plate.

terrimc's picture

in our house now we are not allowed to make sausage rolls we have to make "the new sort" they are great

zcgbd32's picture

Hi guys,
I would like your advice on how to freeze these. I'm hosting a huge party (150 guests) and doing loads of food in advance. Do you think if would be best to freeze them after cooking, defrost and then warm up, or is it best to freeze them raw?

Any advice on buffet food welcome!

sisterglimmer's picture

Just made a batch of these as a trial run before a party, wow! they are totally fab, they will so be on the party table.

cobhrai's picture

made these for a party and they disappeared quickly - easy and bit different from your standard party snack

adrienne317's picture

Have made these a few times now. They can be cooked from frozen, but take a little longer than from fresh. I made a large batch and cooked on the day of my son's wedding. They were very well received. Lovely hot or cold.

ms_diva88's picture

I made these for a picnic recently - I can't emphasize enough how good they were! Half of the batch were eaten by my family before we'd even set off and they last well in the fridge too - tasting better than shop-bought. A few people on here mention sundried tomatoes but they weren't overpowering as the recipe only uses a few, just to give a depth of flavour and the garlic flavour was quite strong in mine. Try them out! Guaranteed success. Can't wait to try a few varieties - red pepper seems to be mentioned on here a lot too - yum!

jcrawley's picture

Brilliant. Make a batch of these every time I go on night-shift to snack on!'s picture


sylwiasocha's picture

they are very tasty, instead of tomatoes, I added pepper, which really went well with everything else. The only problem I had, was that pastry did not seem to cook through, any suggestions? I never worked with roll out pastry before, so wasn't sure if I had to additionally roll it out? They got golden within the first 15 minutes, and I didn't want to keep them in any longer so they wouldn't burn. Please advise. Thenks

lisa-j's picture

I made these to contribute to a picnic we were having at the Cricket. They went down really well with all my new and old friends and I have been invited back again! The only change I made was to buy minced chicken and mix the garlic in rather than mincing myslef.

fivevoss's picture

Made these for a school fubction and they were a real hit. Everyone said they were the best sausage rolls they had ever tasted. Really yummy!

fivevoss's picture

Made these for a school function, and they were a real hit. Everyone said they were the best sausage rolls they had ever tasted. Definately one to make again, thank you!

plums1's picture

These sound yummy. Less fat than using sausage meat too.

gndrp2010's picture

Incrediably easy and tasty. I didn't have any sundried toms so just threw in one ordinary tom.

jojomid's picture

Made these this morning for a picnic. Very easy to make & they were so tasty. They were a hit with everyone from toddlers to adults!

lullabel's picture

So easy to make and went down a treat at a family picnic, will deff. make these again :) Diddn't have any basil around so used green pesto, might try it with red nect time to up the tomatoy taste.

mcmushy's picture

Nicest, tasties snack I've had in a very long time.

teejaywest's picture

Extremely easy, can't fault the recipe!

mimiskitchen's picture

Made these yesterday, and was really unsure about the tomatoes so used chargrilled peppers instead. I was really pleased with the result and will definitely make again. Next time I think I will try them with both peppers and sunblush tomatoes, or maybe with salmon, crab and anchovy??


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