Summer sausage rolls

Summer sausage rolls

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(59 ratings)

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)

odelle's picture

Great recipe, still like to add sausage-meat into mix, adds to the flavor & texture, added extra bacon...
Makes a tasty puff-pastry slice with some grated mature cheddar before laying on top rectangle of pastry ( fold pastry in half length-wise, make some cuts in pastry to allow topping to peep through, leave edge to seal & crimp ).
Egg wash, sprinkle on sesame seeds, bake or freeze, slice into portions as desired, looks good too, taste's great...
Easy to make, a little different from 'sausage rolls', easily adaptable to own taste & requirements, a good basic recipe, try different additions of ingredients...Enjoy!

jarrestr's picture

Have made them so often. Usually freeze them and use . We love garlic and I always use it. That is a matter of taste. Cannot reccommend them enough.

susan-h's picture

I have made these a few times now and love them, a nice light alternative to sausage, sausage rolls, but definitely leave the garlic out completely - too raw and overwhelming, better without

morethan66's picture

Right, that's it. Have just read all the fab reviews and I just gotta make them real soon. so have printed out the recipe. Am drooling at the thought

beverley37's picture

Made these a couple of times and have gone down very well with visiting friends. Nice alternative to usual sausage rolls. I also turned them over for a few minutes at the end of cooking, as some other people have done, to dry the underneath, but that isn't a problem.

cherrygogog's picture

Delicious but took me longer than 20 min to bake - and the parts that are touching the baking sheet becomes really sticky coz of the moist of the i had to take them out and flip them over a few times to "dry" them out in the overn - any tip to solve this issue?

susan-h's picture

Lovely recipe and nicely simple to make. I found I had to go quite easy on the garlic and that they tasted better the day after baking as the flavours seemed to develop.

rhapsodyinc's picture

I loved these! I left the bacon out as one of my guests doesn't eat pork and they were still fantastic! Will definitely make them again. Soon.

weymouthgirl's picture

Delicious and so simple! I used minced Turkey as I read someone else did. They were very tasty, and were a hit at our picnic. Will certainly make again.

vlotmartin's picture

Fantastic recipe - great for the whole family.

katiabh's picture

Made them for family picnic and they are delicious I love sundried tomatoes. We used minced turkey and we loved it. Doing them again for another picnic planned in June. There 's also a recipe on the May magazine for Father's Day for rolls with chorizo which I can't wait to make for the picnic.

laine1223's picture

Just made these, but with chopped tomato & chopped peppers, didn't have sundried toms - Fab! definitely be making these again, so easy!

Gadget lady's picture

I always get large chicken breasts from the farmers market which still have the fillets attached. This was another way to use them Will be great to use for buffet

goinggaga's picture

Made these today and loved them! I used some tomato paste as I had no sun-dried tomatoes and added 2 tsp of pesto in addition to the fresh basil. My kids loved them dipped in sweet chilli sauce with cucumber wedges when they came home from school.
Five stars (it won't accept my 5 star rating..)

laonie's picture

coraktp. A rasher of bacon is simply a thin slice, as you'd use if you were cooking bacon for breakfast. Streaky bacon comes from the long narrow part of the rasher and has been detached from the 'eye' (the wider, lean, round bit) It's called 'streaky' because it tends to alternate in lines of fat/lean/fat/lean. They'll be asking for streaky bacon in this recipe to add a little fat because chicken breast is so lean. Just use a couple of slices of fatty bacon and you'll be fine, or failing that a small amount of speck or kassler would do the same job. Anything smoked and fatty.

laonie's picture

Home-made sausage rolls using pork or beef mince can be very oily, so I think this variation will be a winner. I'm going to make them to take to a lunch this coming weekend, using turkey mince because it's higher in protein than chicken. I will add chives, parsley, thyme, chargrilled peppers and no-salt tomato puree, then season with pink salt, white pepper, porcini powder and a dash of mild curry powder (you wouldn't know it was there, but curry powder acts as a great flavour boost for lots of things)

coraktp's picture

Here I am again asking for British English translation help. What is a rasher? What is streaky bacon?

marieb1's picture

Definitely not your regular sausage roll. They have an unusual flavour and I'm not a fan, but have made them several times now because other people love them. I don't bother with the sesame seeds.

beverley37's picture

Made these for a picnic, really pleased with them. Didn't change the recipe.
Everyone wants me to make them again.

rocamt's picture

These turned out fab! But instead of chicken I used minced pork and beef. I cooked them first adding some mushrooms and greenpeppers then just whizzed everything up. It made a delicious and filling snack when on the go. I loved the sun dried tomatoes they worked so well. Thanks for the receipe


Questions (1)

iruz88's picture

How to make this in the microwave oven ?

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