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Australian Pork Sausage Rolls

16/01/2020 (Last Updated: 20/01/2020)
 

Homemade pork sausage rolls are such an Aussie staple. They’re so easy to make in batches, freeze and cook when you’re feeling lazy! Flavoured with garlic, rosemary and fennel, this is the perfect lunch time treat.

Close up of sausage rolls with tomato sauce.

Why We Love Australian Pork Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls are surprisingly easy to make and great to cook in a big batch and freeze for later.

The warm aroma of flaky pastry cooking in the oven will fill your kitchen and have you craving that first bite!

Plate of sausage rolls with tomato dipping sauce.

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What are Sausage Rolls? 

Simply put, these tasty morsels are made of minced pork meat made into a sausage shape and wrapped in puff pastry.

They’re super popular for lunch in Australia, and usually purchased from a bakery as a quick take-away bite or bought frozen from the supermarket and heated up for parties or kids.

 

Close up of sausage rolls with tomato sauce.

How to Make Australian Pork Sausage Rolls

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan-forced).

Pop your pork sausage mix, breadcrumbs, fennel, rosemary and garlic. Mix everything together using your hands to combine and form into a ball.

Bowl of sausage mince with breadcrumbs and herbs.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg and add the milk. Set aside.

Mixing small bowl of egg and milk to baste sausage rolls.

Place equal portions of pork mixture across the middle of each sheet of puff pastry (mixture should be around 2 cm wide x 2 cm high). Fold the right hand side of the pastry over the mince, brush the top and open side with egg wash mixture then continue to roll up.

Basting sausage roll pastry with egg wash.

Partially slice sausage rolls into 4-5 cm pieces (cut down around 3/4 of the way, leaving the base of the pastry intact), then baste with more egg wash.

Cutting sausage rolls on a baking tray.

Bake for around 40 minutes or until meat is cooked and pastry is flaky and golden brown on top.

Serve while hot with your favourite sauce.

Tips

  • Make sure the meat mixture is the right consistency, so if it seems too ‘wet’ or it’s sticking to your hands, add some extra breadcrumbs to soak up any excess liquid. This will prevent any sogginess when cooking.
  • Don’t cut the sausage rolls all the way through – it’s easy enough to break them up once they’re cooked.

FAQs

Can sausage rolls be frozen?

Most definitely! Wrap them up in a plastic bag, container or cling wrap. Allow them to thaw before cooking, or if you’re running low on time, you can put them straight in the oven but allow them to cook for longer so the middle can heat and cook through.

How long will sausage rolls keep once cooked & can they be reheated?

We wouldn’t recommend keeping them longer than 1-2 days in the fridge. Mainly as the puff pastry will get soggier with time once cooked. For reheating, we recommend zapping in the microwave first, then finishing it in the oven for 5-10 minutes to crisp up the pastry.

Variations & Substitutes

  • Don’t like Pork? Easy, here’s our Beef Sausage Rolls Recipe
  • Try flavouring with different spices to suit your taste buds or preferences. Like it spicy – add cayenne pepper or chilli flakes!

Close up of sausage rolls with tomato sauce and the words "Sausage Rolls".

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Close up of sausage rolls with tomato sauce.

Australian Pork Sausage Rolls

Homemade pork sausage rolls are such an Aussie staple. They're so easy to make in batches, freeze and cook when you're feeling lazy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Appetiser, Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 16 Sausage Rolls
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Wandercooks
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 2 puff pastry sheets defrosted and sliced in half
  • 500 g sausage mince or pork mince
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp fennel
  • 1 tsp rosemary fresh, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • tomato sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan-forced).
  • Pop your pork sausage mix, breadcrumbs, fennel, rosemary and garlic. Mix everything together using your hands to combine and form into a ball.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg and add the milk. Set aside.
  • Place equal portions of pork mixture across the middle of each sheet of puff pastry (mixture should be around 2 cm wide x 2 cm high). Fold the right hand side of the pastry over the mince, brush the top and open side with egg wash mixture then continue to roll up.
  • Partially slice sausage rolls into 4-5 cm pieces (cut down around 3/4 of the way, leaving the base of the pastry intact), then baste with more egg wash.
  • Bake for around 40 minutes or until meat is cooked and pastry is flaky and golden brown on top.
  • Serve while hot with your favourite sauce.

Video

Notes

Tips

  • Make sure the meat mixture is the right consistency, so if it seems too 'wet' or it's sticking to your hands, add some extra breadcrumbs to soak up any excess liquid. This will prevent any sogginess when cooking.
  • Don't cut the sausage rolls all the way through - it's easy enough to break them up once they're cooked.

FAQs

  • Can sausage rolls be frozen? Most definitely! Wrap them up in a plastic bag, container or cling wrap. Allow them to thaw before cooking, or if you're running low on time, you can put them straight in the oven but allow them to cook for longer so the middle can heat and cook through.
  • How long will sausage rolls keep once cooked & can they be reheated? We wouldn't recommend keeping them longer than 1-2 days in the fridge. Mainly as the puff pastry will get soggier with time once cooked. For reheating, we recommend zapping in the microwave first, then finishing it in the oven for 5-10 minutes to crisp up the pastry.

Variations & Substitutes

  • Don't like Pork? Easy, here's our Beef Sausage Rolls Recipe
  • Try flavouring with different spices to suit your taste buds or preferences. Like it spicy - add cayenne pepper or chilli flakes!

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Australian Pork Sausage Rolls

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Kelley
    22/01/2020 at 12:59 pm

    5 stars
    Oh wow, these look and sound amazing! And so easy to make.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/01/2020 at 11:34 am

      Super easy! Hope you enjoy. 🙂

  • Reply
    Anita
    22/01/2020 at 11:46 am

    5 stars
    These sausage rolls are too delicious. I love the fennel and rosemary in this, and using store-bought puff pastry sheets mean this is pretty much an instant recipe for me. 🙂

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/01/2020 at 11:34 am

      Exactly! That cuts down the time soooo much.

  • Reply
    sherry brubaker
    22/01/2020 at 11:22 am

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! It’s something my kids BEG for in the morning because it’s such an easy to-go breakfast!

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/01/2020 at 11:35 am

      Oh man…I wish my parents let me eat these for breakfast when I was younger!

  • Reply
    stephanie
    22/01/2020 at 10:35 am

    5 stars
    These were sooo delicious! My son loved them.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/01/2020 at 11:35 am

      Yay! Glad to hear they were kid-approved! 😀

  • Reply
    Krissy Allori
    22/01/2020 at 10:03 am

    5 stars
    Where have these been all my life? Oh man, these are just great. I’ll be saving this recipe for sure. It’s a keeper.

    • Reply
      Wandercooks
      24/01/2020 at 11:35 am

      Wicked Krissy, hope you like them! 🙂

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