Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Italian Sausage Rolls

Did you know you can buy Puff Pastry frozen, thaw it and then make quick appetizers which you can  freeze  before baking?  It works wonderfully and we have been enjoying these little zippy Sausage Rolls since before Christmas.  I keep the Sausage Rolls frozen in long rolls, in a freezer bag and cut off sections to bake for a quick appetizer or light lunch!

  • 1 450 gram / 1 pound  package puff pastry, thawed in refrigerator
  • dijon mustard
  • 8 ounces / 227 gram Hot Italian Sausages
  • 8 ounces / 227 gram Sweet Italian Sausages
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup Panko (japanese style) bread crumbs
  1. Roll out puff pastry to approximately 30 X 4 inches.
  2. Spread lightly with dijon mustard
  3. Break up sausage in a large bowl.  
  4. Add remaining ingredients and combine with hands.
  5. Fill a pastry bag with sausage mixture and cut a 2 inch hole at the tip. Squeeze sausage mixture down the center of the pastry.  Bring long edges of pastry together and pinch together.  Repeat with all the pastry dough and sausage mixture. 
  6. Cut into 6 pieces and arrange on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Freeze until firm, wrap well in plastic wrap and store in freezer in containers or plastic bags.
  8. To bake, preheat oven to 425.  
  9. Slice each roll into 1 or  2 inch pieces (depending on whether you want them for an appetizer or a lunch tray). Arrange, still frozen on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.   When the Sausage Rolls are lightly browned and the fat from the sausage has baked out, they are ready.  


  1. Do you cut them into 2" lengths before you bake them or after? Do you bake from frozen?

    1. Lorrie, I freeze them in long strips and then cut them as soon as I can get a knife through them ... a few minutes out of the freezer and then I bake them frozen.

  2. Those look delicious Lovella! What a nice combination of sausage meats - I love anything with puff pastry!

  3. Where do you buy the puff pastry?

    1. Joyce, in Canada it can be purchased in the frozen food section by the frozen tarts and pie shells. Safeway carries it and I know other stores do as well.

  4. That sausage mixture looks delicious. Oh the pickles!


  5. Boy oh boy does that look good and perfect to keep in the freezer for unexpected company. I love your recipes!!

  6. I make my own version of sausage rolls like this for my holiday tea party each year. I use Jimmy Dean's Sage Sausage that comes in a chub (like a huge sausage). The flavor is amazing. I cook the sausage a day ahead of time, cool, and grind it up so its a finer mix. I would roll out the puff pastry dough so its thin, cut each sheet into 9 squares, lay a roll of sausage along each edge, brush with water along the opposite edge, & roll up. Normally I would refrigerate them overnight and bake the next day.
    Your idea of leaving the sheet intact and laying the sausage out in one long row has been a real eye opener for me! I've been working too hard.
    BTW, that's ALL I use in mine, and no brushing the tops of the rolls before baking. The butter in them gives them a nice brown glow.
    Thank you for this time saving tip!

  7. Thank you for the recipe! I have one using margarine for the pastry. It's tasty as well, but I love puff pastry!