Cheese & Marmite sausage rolls

Cheese & Marmite sausage rolls

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 45 mins Cook: 35 mins Plus resting


Makes about 16

Love Marmite? We’re staking our bets on these being the best sausage rolls you’ve ever tasted. Cut them into mini portions as a canapé or keep them longer for a filling lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal200
  • fat14g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 375g block all-butter puff pastry
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 2-3 tbsp Marmite, depending on how much you like it
  • 85g extra mature cheddar, grated
  • 400g sausagemeat or pork sausages (the best you can afford), skins removed and meat squeezed out
  • 1 egg, beaten



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  1. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle roughly A4 size (30 x 21cm). Drizzle and gently spread over half the Marmite and evenly scatter with two-thirds of the cheddar. Fold the two ends of the rectangle into the middle, then fold everything in half again so the pastry is like a book, then fold in half again so you have a tight block of pastry. Cover with cling film and put in the fridge for at least 10 mins.

  2. Tip the sausagemeat into a large bowl with the remaining Marmite and cheese and add 3 tbsp of cold water and squish or mix everything together.

  3. Roll out the pastry to a neat rectangle, roughly 35 x 30cm. Trim the edges with a knife so they are perfectly straight, then cut in half lengthways so you have two long strips. Divide the sausage mix in two and mould each half along the middle of each strip in a cylindrical shape, leaving a decent border at either side. Brush the border and top of the sausage mix with beaten egg and roll the pastry over to encase the sausage, tightly pressing both edges of pastry together by crimping or pressing down gently with a fork.

  4. Cut the sausage rolls into a length that suits. Place on a baking sheet and chill again for at least 20 mins or until ready to bake (chilling the pastry now will stop it from splitting as it cooks). Can be made up to a day ahead or frozen for a month. To cook from frozen, just add an extra 10 mins to the cooking time.

  5. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Brush the sausage rolls liberally with egg and bake for 30-35 mins until the pastry is deep golden – don’t be scared to take them to the edge of dark golden and slightly charred around the edges. Lift from the tray to a rack immediately or they’ll stick to the tray and leave to cool for at least 10 mins then eat hot, warm or leave to go cold and pack into a lunchbox.

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Oli Macfarlane's picture
Oli Macfarlane
3rd Dec, 2019
These were delicious, I managed to get 24 small-ish rolls as my pack of sausages was a bit larger than the amount asked for. I also reduced the marmite, probably around 2tbsp and this was perfect
11th Jun, 2019
I use bovril instead of marmite
5th Sep, 2018
I made a real dogs ear making these. They came out gnarled, misshapen (you would never know they were sausage rolls) and burnt looking, most unattractive, a bit like pork scratchings gone wrong. But they nevertheless tasted lovely and we ate the lot while still warm. My advice is to be careful with the marmite as it overpowers the cheese. Will make these (somewhat more carefully) again, because they are very tasty.
21st Jul, 2018
Firstly, I do not like marmite but these are totally yummy! The marmite gives it an umami taste. We used 2 tbs of the marmite it is was enough for us. A real hit and would make them again
29th May, 2018
Really good but I will probably use less cheese and marmite next time, that’s just personal taste as my husband really liked them.
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Elaine Earnshaw
24th Nov, 2018
Third time of making - first time fab, second time reduced the marmite content and not so good - third time and followed recipe exactly - just resting in the fridge prior to cooking and demolishing this evening:-)
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