Spicy Sausage Rolls

Sausage rolls


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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
98 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 5g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Whether for a picnic, buffet, party, lunchbox, or simply a snack, nothing quite beats meaty sausages wrapped in pastry known of course, as sausage rolls.

There are as many sausage roll recipes as there are types of sausages, but this cheeky little spicy sausage roll recipe is our favorite. This recipe takes the simple sausage roll and turns it into something a bit more exotic with the spicy flavors of lemon, garlic, and chili.

How hot you make the sausage rolls are up to you, but as a word of warning when serving children, you may want to pull back on the heat a little.


  • 1 large yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil (or cold-pressed rapeseed)
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 splash of lemon juice (1 gentle squeeze)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tsp. hot chili sauce
  • 24 oz / 750 g sausage meat (plain butchers​)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 24 oz / 750 g ready-made puff pastry

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F/200 C/Gas 6.

  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, gently cook the chopped onion in the oil for 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent but not browned. Add the soy sauce, the lemon juice, garlic, and chili and cook for a further 2 minutes, again taking care not to burn.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat, place the onion mixture on a plate and leave to cool, the mixture does not need to be cold.

  5. Place the sausage meat in a large mixing bowl, add the cooled onion mixture and 2 of the eggs. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly and evenly mixed.

  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half the pastry to a 20cm x 25cm (8" x 10") rectangle. Cut lengthwise into 2 strips. Repeat with the remaining pastry. Rest the pastry for at least 10 mins in the refrigerator.

  7. Form the sausage meat mixture into 4 long sausages the length of the pastry strips. Place each sausage into the center of each pastry strip. Beat the 3rd egg in a basin and lightly brush the edges of the pastry with the beaten egg.

  8. Fold the pastry over the meat filling to form 2 long rolls. Brush the top surface with beaten egg.

  9. Cut the rolls into 4cm / 1 / 1/2" lengths. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

  10. Cool, the sausage rolls on a cooling rack, they are delicious eaten hot or cold. If popping into a lunch box or a picnic basket, let the rolls cool completely.