Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls




35 min


35 min


Puff Pastry ~ 1 lb (2 ready to bake sheets)
Hot or mild pork sausage 1 lb
Minced garlic (optional) 1 tbsp
Dry ground pepper 1 tsp
Cajun Seasoning 1 tsp
Ground nutmeg 1 tsp
Egg 1

Before last night (03/20/2015), I honestly cannot remember the last time I ate or even saw sausage rolls. For some reason though, I was craving some last weekend. What do I do when I get a craving? I go to Walmart, buy the ingredients and get busy in the kitchen 🙂

This is not a traditional Nigerian dish. However, as we were colonized by the British, we have inculcated a lot of their dishes, particularly appetizers such as Meat Pies, scotch eggs e.t.c.

In this recipe, I bought puff pastry sheets directly from the store rather than making from scratch at home. Making really good puff pastry takes several hours and several steps anyway.

Prep Steps 🙁

Our prepping time is dramatically cut down with the purchase of puff pastry sheets from the grocery store. Ingredients

  1. Flour your pastry board, and lay out your puff pastry. Lightly flour both sides of the 2 sheets.
  2. Puff pastry laid out!

  3. Add the sausage, garlic, pepper, nutmeg and Cajun seasoning to a food processor and grind together for about 2 minutes.
  4. Note: You can choose to skip this step and use your sausage directly without adding anything to it. If you don’t have a food processor, just use a fork to mash it all together.

    Grinding the sausage!

  5. Preheat the oven to 335F.

Assembling the rolls!

  1. Slice the pastry sheet in half and lay about an inch thick of sausage along the long end of the pastry sheets. Remember that the meat will shrink in the oven, so be generous. Repeat for the 2nd sheet.
  2. Adding the sausage!

  3. Fold the rolls completely. Just before closing, wet your fingers to ensure the ends of the rolls stick together. Cut each roll into 4 equal pieces.
  4. Cutting the sausage rolls!

  5. spray an anti-stick onto your pan and lay the rolls on. Poke with a fork on 2 ends. Make sure to poke through to the meat. This allows the meat to cook properly.
  6. Poking the sausage rolls!

  7. In a small bowl, beat an egg and lightly brush over the rolls, this gives a lovely golden finish to the sausage rolls when baked. This is called glazing.
  8. Glazing the sausage rolls!

  9. Bake for 35 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Let them sit on kitchen paper towels for a few minutes when done to soak the sausage oil and then serve.
  10. So Yummy!

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  1. I love reading your posts! Lol! And I learned something new – did not know the meat would shrink hmnn good tip!

    • Yea, so, add plenty meat, and make sure to wrap the dough around it tight! 🙂

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    charity 3 years ago

    Looks yummy

  3. Can I get the puff pastry at walmart?

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