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sausage rolls on a white tray with a bowl of tomato sauce
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Healthy Homemade Sausage Rolls

Try making your own healthy sausage rolls at home with this super easy recipe! These flaky, juicy and healthy homemade sausage rolls are an indisputable family favourite. Delicious and kid-friendly, they are perfect for everyday baking, party finger food, family dinners or as a special lunch box treat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: English
Servings: 40
Calories: 115kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 kg pork mince
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled and finely grated
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs plus one yolk for the glaze
  • 4 sheets puff pastry room temperature
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds or poppy seeds, for decorating

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 200C° and line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all of the filling ingredients and mix with your hands or a wooden spoon until completely combined.
    close up of pork mince and ingredients in glass bowl
  • Separate the pork filling into eight even portions.
  • Cut each sheet of puff pastry in half, making a total of eight portions of pastry.
  • Spoon each portion of pork filling lengthways along the middle of each pastry portion. Shape the filling into a long sausage shape down the length of the pastry.
    pork mince rolled into sausages on puff pastry
  • Roll the pastry to completely enclose the filling. Use a small amount of water to seal the seam/edges so that the pastry holds together while baking. Repeat for all of the pastry and filling portions.
    a slice of puff pastry with pork mince
  • Place the rolls seam side down and brush the tops with the remaining egg yolk. Sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds and cut each roll into five equal portions. (Making a total of 40 sausage rolls).
    a green pastry brush over a roll of puff pastry
  • Place the sausage rolls onto the baking trays and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden and the filling is completely cooked through. Enjoy!

Notes

These sausage rolls contain a healthier filling, but still use a puff pastry casing. If you prefer an even healthier option, you can easily replace the pastry for mountain bread wraps. The recipe process and baking time is the same. 
 
This recipe contains carrots, but you can also use other veggies if you have them handy. Try zucchini, carrot, sweet potato or a little fennel for extra flavour. If using zucchini, squeeze the excess water from the grated vegetable first and press with a paper towel to prevent the sausage rolls from becoming soggy. 
 
These sausage rolls can be frozen either cooked or uncooked. Store them in a good quality airtight container layered between sheets of baking paper for up to three months. If cooked before being frozen, they can be thawed and used for convenient lunchbox snacks or easy family dinners. 

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 549IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg