Mini sausage rolls

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


Makes 20
Everybody's favourite party food. John Torode's trick is to add water to the sausage mix, which makes the pastry puff up

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen uncooked


  • kcal136
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.52g
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  • ½ small garlic clove
  • handful parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 400g pack sausagemeat or sausages
  • 375g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 beaten egg, to glaze



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Crush the garlic and a little salt to a paste using a pestle and mortar, or use the flat of your knife on a chopping board. Mix together with the parsley and stir in 50ml cold water. Place the sausagemeat in a food processor (if using sausages, peel away the skins), turn on to a high speed, pour the garlic-flavoured water into the mixture, then season with pepper.

  2. Unroll the pastry onto a board and cut in half lengthways. Divide the sausage mixture in two and spread along the length of each pastry strip in a cylinder shape, leaving a 1cm edge. Tightly roll the pastry around the sausagemeat and brush the ends with the beaten egg to secure. Use a sharp knife to cut each roll into 10 pieces, each about 2.5cm long, and place on a baking sheet. Can be made up to this point 1 month in advance and frozen. To cook from frozen, simply add 10 mins to cooking time below.

  3. Brush more egg all over the pastry. Place in the oven and cook for 25-35 mins until the pastry is puffed and crisp and the meat has cooked through. Remove and eat hot or cold with tomato ketchup if you like.

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Comments (60)

hoo384's picture

Made these today for a charity tea party which included guests aged from 9 to 95. Everyone loved these. They are super easy to make. Definitely better than shop bought.

LaineyQ78's picture

So simple and absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making these on a regular basis.

Jess94's picture

Made These today, everyone loved them. They were so easy to make, and we're definitely better than shop brought sausage rolls.

carascakes's picture

I love these, I use a little more garlic and add some sage and oregano instead of parsley (because I didn't have any). I also cut them a bit bigger for lunches. They are delicious!

mortony's picture

Delicious! I also swapped parsley for sage and added a 1/2 a sautéed onion. I made the pastry using the Gordon Ramsay Rough Puff Pastry recipe which is listed on this site. Amazingly easy and it made enough pastry to freeze half for a second batch of sausage rolls. The second batch in the oven now and I can't wait for them to come out.

snicka's picture

Great! Swapped the parsley for 3 chopped fresh sage leaves, absolutely delicious.

carascakes's picture

I made these without a food processor and into larger sausage rolls. They turned out great! Some people said they were the best sausage rolls they had ever had. I'm going to make them again today.

jeanieh's picture

These are gorgeous! Every time I make them for a gathering, they go in no time! Definitely a favourite, hot or cold. No need to buy expensive sausages either which is a bonus.

loauty's picture

so easy to make! cooked them from frozen, really tasty and light

singarajacatering's picture

How many children does this recipe serve?

myjay09's picture

Made these for this evening meals... larger ones. Turned out great! Would be great for having in the freezer for visitor popping by and special occassions

atg123's picture

Used good quality sausages and sage instead of parsley but they were lovely. Went down great on New Years Eve.

chickens82's picture

A very easy recipe to follow which produced 20 lovely looking sausage rolls. Too garlicky though in my opinion, second batch I reduced the garlic to 1/4 of a clove.

amandarouget's picture

Made these for the first time this evening with my 11 year old daughter. So quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious. Will definately be making these again - lots by the looks of things :-)

tin_tacks's picture

Just made a batch to freeze for Christmas but they are so good I think they might all have gone before they've cooled down!

richmondtuk's picture

I've been making these for ages now, never any left. The only thing i change is the size, make giant ones for dinner served with spicy onions.

rbrowitt's picture

Yum, yum, yum! Delicious. The sausage meat from the butchers made the differenece, so tasty. I was really impressed by how easy and quick these were to make and so incredibly worth it for the difference in taste, compared to baught ones.

eleanormayo's picture

These were a huge hit with my 2 young nephews and brother-in-law and instead of mixing the garlic and water etc. I just bunged the whole lot in the magimix together. I also didn't have any parsley so used fresh chives.

smart1e's picture

I made half of these with sausagemeat and the other half I filled with potato which had been mashed with cheddar cheese and a little fried onion. They were both delicious.

queenpoo's picture

So quick & easy to do.... I used a Pork Salsa sausage meat & everyone loved them. Will use this again & again just changing what sausage meat I use. ;0)


Questions (2)

ajpickles's picture

Has anyone cooked these then frozen them? Was wondering how they'd be cooked, frozen and then defrosted

goodfoodteam's picture

Thanks for your question, you cook them from frozen for an extra ten minutes than the stated cooking time ie 35 - 45 minutes in total. This will give the sausage rolls time to defrost and then cook all the way through. Hope that's a bit clearer now.

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