Mini sausage rolls on a board with tomato ketchup

Mini sausage rolls

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(76 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


  • 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



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  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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28th Jul, 2020
Delicious! I made these for a picnic at the weekend and they were so tasty! Followed the recipe but did 2 different flavours; sun-dried tomato mixed with tomato chutney and basil, and a chive and cheese version. For both, I lined the pastry with the cheese/tomato and then laid the pork on top. It was full to bursting so chilled them in the fridge for 10 minutes before tightening up the pastry where it sealed together. Covered with foil for the last 5 minutes as it was getting a bit brown
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.


Megan Uniacke's picture
Megan Uniacke
19th May, 2020
If I don’t have a food processor, would a blender work similarly? TIA
lulu_grimes's picture
20th May, 2020
Hi Megan, The mixture would probably clog in a blender, you can mix everything in a bowl if you don't have a processor. Lulu
Ready_Salted24's picture
4th Feb, 2020
Hi. This sounds so obvious but just checking.... If you don't have a food processor/don't want to use it, I take it you can just mix really well in a bowl with a wooden spoon?
CassieBest's picture
5th Feb, 2020
HI Ready_Salted24, Yes, you could, they texture will just be a little courser. Cassie (Senior Food Editor, BBC Good Food)
Dan Hunte's picture
Dan Hunte
22nd Dec, 2019
Anyone know if this will be alright in the fridge for 4 days uncooked, or will I have to freeze it? Cheers.
lulu_grimes's picture
23rd Dec, 2019
Hello Dan, Thank you for your question. I wouldn't advise leaving it for that long uncooked.
17th Dec, 2019
Can you cook, freeze, defrost and then reheat. To save on cooking time when needed
lulu_grimes's picture
18th Dec, 2019
Hello Betty, Yes you can. I hope you enjoy the recipe.
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.


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