Mini sausage rolls on a board with tomato ketchup

Mini sausage rolls

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(64 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins - 35 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.

  2. Crush ½ small garlic clove 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 a handful of chopped parsley and stir in 50ml cold water.

  3. Place 400g 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.

  4. Unroll 375g ready-rolled puff pastry onto a board and cut in half lengthways.

  5. Divide the sausage mixture in two and spread along the length of each pastry strip in a cylinder shape, leaving a 1cm edge.

  6. Tightly roll the pastry around the sausagemeat and brush the ends with 1 beaten egg to secure.

  7. Use a sharp knife to cut each roll into 10 pieces, each about 2.5cm long, and place on a baking sheet.

  8. 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.

  9. Brush more beaten 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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26th Dec, 2018
Very simple and taste delicious
21st Dec, 2017
I made this last year at Christmas and they went down a treat & will repeat this year too. I added some chorizo sausagemeat in with the regular sausage meat and they were so yummy!! Going to also make a batch this year with gluten-free puff pastry.
27th Sep, 2017
cant wait to try it out for mu daughter's birthday :)
30th Dec, 2016
Very nice even though I put a tad too much garlic in it. My fault though, not down to the recipe. Lovely puffed up pastry so the tip about the water was a good one.
17th Dec, 2016
If you don't have any Garlic it still works
11th Dec, 2016
Really easy and tasty. Froze a bath and cooked today and they were lovely
26th Jun, 2016
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
2nd May, 2016
So simple and absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making these on a regular basis.
Jess94's picture
15th Sep, 2015
Made These today, everyone loved them. They were so easy to make, and we're definitely better than shop brought sausage rolls.
28th Oct, 2014
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!


17th Sep, 2019
Is it 136 calories for one small roll or a serving consisting of more?
goodfoodteam's picture
19th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. The nutritional information is per sausage roll.
2nd Aug, 2016
Has anyone cooked these then frozen them? Was wondering how they'd be cooked, frozen and then defrosted
goodfoodteam's picture
16th Aug, 2016
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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