Recipe for Sausage Rolls: Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Cheese & Onion

Recipe for Sausage Rolls: Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Cheese & Onion

A sausage roll is a form of snack that is most popular in Commonwealth nations. It is made of sausage meat being wrapped in puff pastry.

The history of the sausage roll can be traced back to the Greek and Roman eras, but these resembled meat being wrapped into a dough, rather than the traditional look of a sausage roll that we know today.

A sausage roll in the form of meat wrapped in pastry was thought to have begun its appearance around the beginning of the 19th century in France. This then developed into pork being used as a filling in London and thus a sausage roll was classified as an English dish.

Today, they are an incredibly popular food item, with variations being made in the form of vegan and vegetarian rolls to produce the same concept, but without meat. Gregg's, a British bakery chain, specialises in sausage rolls among other pastries and desserts. They sell a massive 2.5 million sausage rolls a week and 140 million sausage rolls a year.

With that being said, it is completely possible to create a delicious homemade sausage roll by following a recipe. It can provide more thought into your favourite snack and act as the perfect snack or dish to serve at home.

Recipe for sausage rolls

Sausage rolls are a popular party snack as well as an option for school lunches, at home snacks or picnic food. Making them yourself may seem challenging, but using these quick and easy recipes can aid you in the process of creating a family favourite!

Mini Sausage Rolls by BBC Good Food

This recipe is great for creating the perfect party snack. Mini sausage rolls are a party favourite and with this quick, 40 minute recipe, you will have light and crispy sausage rolls. This recipe includes the following ingredients:

  • 400g sausage meat
  • 375g ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • a handful of parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 garlic clove

This recipe can be frozen and can be kept for around one month if covered. A full set of instructions can be found on the recipes website. This recipe has a five-star rating by those who left reviews.

Sausage Rolls by Recipe Tin Eats

This recipe is declared to be an epic and easy homemade sausage roll recipe that rivals the best sausage rolls in Australia. It uses real pork and not just your average store-bought sausage meat. Alongside the recipe, you will be provided with images to aid your cooking process. The ingredients you will need are:

  • pork mince
  • onion & garlic
  • breadcrumbs
  • puff pastry
  • eggs
  • celery
  • fennel seeds, salt & pepper
  • bacon

This classic food has a twist with the incorporation of bacon, but it gives it an extra quality. The website has a full list of instructions.

Pork Cheddar and Onion Sausage Rolls by Delicious Magazine

Great for a picnic, this pork, cheddar and onion sausage roll recipe offer a new take on your average sausage roll. It uses croissant dough instead of puff pastry and adds cheese into the mix. The ingredients you are going to need are as follows:

  • 350g pork sausage meat
  • 50g strong cheddar, grated
  • 250g croissant dough
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 and a half tsp caramelised onion relish
  • 1 tsp sage leaf, chopped
  • 1tsp thyme leaf
  • 1/4 tsp allspice, ground

This unique recipe has a step by step guide on the website.

Sausage, Sun-dried Tomato and Taleggio Roll by Delicious Magazine

This is an interesting recipe and takes the concept of a sausage roll as a snack and transforms it into a dinner meal for the family to enjoy. It can be served as a main course and offers an Italian twist. The following ingredients are needed to make this dish.

  • 450g pork sausage meat, free-range
  • 250g pork mince, lean and free-range
  • 80g salami
  • 200g taleggio cheese, cubed
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 banana shallots

It will also need other smaller ingredients, such as fennel seeds, plain flour and milk, but a full ingredients list can be found on the recipes website.

Chicken Sausage Rolls by Check Your Food

Another twist on the traditional sausage roll is the chicken roll! Same concept, different taste. The ingredients are as followed:

  • 400g chicken breast
  • 375g puff pastry
  • 70g bacon
  • 25g sun-dried tomatoes
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 garlic clove
  • handful of basil
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs

The recipe also calls for some flour to dust.

Easy Sausage Roll Recipe by Tesco Real Food

This easy recipe delivers a light, flaky pastry with a delicious meat filling. Perfect as party food or great for taking along to a picnic. You can freeze them and cook them at your convenience. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are as followed:

  • 6 pork sausages
  • 4 bacon rashers
  • 320g puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • mustard and ketchup
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For a full guide on how to make this recipe, head to Tesco's website.

Recipe for Sausage Rolls with Shortcrust Pastry

Whilst sausages rolls are traditionally made with puff pastry, some people use shortcrust instead. They are still the same easy, delicious snack, but offer an alternative texture in terms of pastry.

Shortcrust Pastry Sausage Rolls by Feast Glorious Feast

This recipe is very simple and with its three ingredients, it produces buttery, juicy sausage roll, perfect for a buffet, a picnic, lunchboxes or just for your favourite snack. The ingredients are as followed:

  • shortcrust pastry
  • sausage meat
  • egg

Although, the recipes allow for you to be flexible and suggest ways that you are able to customise the recipe, such as cranberries or chopped chestnuts.

Hearty Shortcrust Sausage Rolls by Spice Paw

These homemade sausage rolls are another great recipe that uses shortcrust pastry instead of puff pastry. The creator of the recipe discusses that this decision is greatly sourced on the notion that puff pastry is super flaky and using shortcrust eliminates such messes that are associated with that. Below is a list of ingredients that you will need for this recipe.

  • 250g pork belly
  • 250g pork shoulder
  • Seasoning: thyme, marjoram, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, sage and nutmeg
  • 1 onion
  • 2tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 shortcrust pastry sheets
  • 2 tbsp oil

A full step by step instruction guide can be found on the website where the recipe is listed.

Sausage Roll with Shortcrust Pastry by Meats and Sausages

This recipe uses shortcrust pastry to create a sausage roll due to it being easier to make than puff pastry. It is a more simple spin on traditional puff pastry. The ingredients are as followed:

  • 225g all-purpose flour
  • 100g butter
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • sausage meat

A full step by step guide can be found on their website.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Sausage Rolls

Gluten intolerance is caused by coeliac disease which is a condition where your immune system will attack your own tissue when you consume gluten. If you struggle with gluten intolerance, it shouldn't mean that you cannot eat some of your favourite snacks. There are recipes that you can follow to create gluten free sausage rolls.

Gluten-Free Sausage Rolls Recipe by Tesco Real Food

This recipe produces flaky pastry and gluten-free sausage rolls. The following ingredients you will need are:

  • 220g gluten-free plain flour
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 454g free from pork sausages
  • 1 egg

A full list of instructions on how to create this dish can be found on the website listed above.

My 5 - Ingredient Gluten Free Sausage Roll Recipe by Gluten Free Cuppa Tea

This recipe is also dairy-free and low FODMAP (fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols) as well. The following ingredients needed for this recipe are:

  • 400g gluten-free sausages
  • packet gluten-free puff pastry
  • wholegrain mustard
  • 1 egg
  • sesame seeds

This recipe serves 12 and a full list of clear instructions can be found on their website listed above.

Gluten-Free Sausage Rolls - with added Bacon and Apple by Gluten Free Alchemist

These sausage rolls are perfect for parties, Christmas, lunch boxes or to bring along to a picnic. It features homemade gluten-free flaky shortcrust pastry. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are listed below.

  • 300g gluten-free pork sausage meat
  • 4 bacon rashers
  • 1 tart apple
  • 500g gluten-free shortcrust pastry gluten-free
  • 1 egg
  • dash of milk

The addition of the apple and bacon are optional and you can always leave them out of the recipe if you prefer.

Recipe for Cheese and Onion Sausage Rolls 

Cheese and onion rolls are a spin on traditional sausage rolls. They are most likely the next popular form after vegetarian and vegan meat substitute options.

Cheese and Onion Rolls by BBC Good Food

This recipe helps you to produce cheese and onion rolls from scratch, all the way down to the pastry. A list of ingredients can be found below.

  • 300g plain flour
  • 200g butter (for pastry)
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp nigella seeds
  • 2 potatoes
  • 30g butter (for filling)
  • 2 onions
  • 200g vegetarian mature cheddar cheese
  • gherkins

Some other smaller ingredients will also be needed, but a full list can be found on the website listed above.

How to Make Cheese and Onion Rolls by B+C Guides

This is a quick and simple recipe that is great for beginners. The following ingredients needed are:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 115g cheddar cheese
  • 320g puff pastry
  • half a spring onion
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1tsp Encona pepper sauce
  • salt & pepper

The website includes a great, clear step by step guide on how to make this recipe.

Cheese & Onion Rolls by Happy Veggie Kitchen

These cheese and onion rolls have a delicious cheese and caramelised onion filling, which is much tastier than store-bought cheese and onion rolls. It can be served at parties or take them to a picnic. The ingredients you will need are:

  • 4 potatoes
  • 3 red onions
  • 30g butter
  • 150g cheddar cheese
  • 50g grated parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 sheets of puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

To get access to the full ingredient list as well as a set of instructions, visit their website provided above.

Recipe for Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

Meat-free sausage rolls have become increasingly popular. Gregg's launched a vegan sausage roll in January 2019, which became extremely popular, increasing their sales by 50%. It is now one of their most popular five popular items.

A vegan or vegetarian sausage roll will follow the same concept as a sausage roll, but instead, the filling will be made up off products that do not contain any meat or animal products. When you are wanting to make a vegetarian sausage roll at home, a great recipe is sometimes key to the perfect product. We have found some great recipes and compiled a list of those you should try.

Prue Leith's Vegan Sausage Rolls by The Great British Bake-off

This recipe is great for both vegetarians and vegans. It is packed with autumnal food items, such as mushrooms, lentils and nuts. Whilst they are intended for a vegan, there is no reason why they wouldn't be loved by everyone!

The main ingredients you need to follow this recipe are:

For the pastry For the filling
300g plain flour 7g dried porcini mushrooms
50g vegan block, cubed & chilled 200g chestnut mushrooms
120g vegan block, frozen 400g tin of lentils
2 tbsp almond milk 70g walnuts
1 tsp agave syrup 1 onion
8-9 tbsp ice water 2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp brown miso paste
2 tbsp dijon mustard

Whilst that is the majority of the ingredients, there are other smaller items that will be needed. To access a full list of ingredients, visit the website provided above.

Quorn Vegetarian & Meat Free Sausage Rolls by Quorn

This is a quick and simple recipe that makes access to vegetarian sausage rolls very simple. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are:

  • 4 Quorn sausages
  • 1/2 pack of puff pastry (150g)
  • 25g red onion chutney
  • 1 egg

A list of instructions can be found on the website.

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