Australian Sausage Rolls

One of Marc’s oldest and dearest friends from school is from Australia. When he had to move back, they wrote letters (this was pre-internet) but then lost touch for a while. Through the magic of Facebook, they got back in touch years ago and it has been a beautiful friendship ever since! It’s amazing how computers can bridge the distance literally across the world. I finally got to meet his friend Liam and his wonderful wife Lauren in person when they flew in a couple of weeks before our wedding. They came to all of our wedding festivities and Liam was even one of the groomsmen. Lauren and I became fast friends when they were here and I love chatting with her on the computer, especially about food. She asked me if I knew about Australian sausage rolls and I didn’t. So she sent me a recipe a while back and I had to try it because it sounded so good. They were easy to make!

Australian sausage rolls are always full of veggies. They're actually a fantastic way to sneak them in for picky kids. I used spinach, onion, carrot, and garlic in mine. Rosemary gave some great herb flavor.
Australian sausage rolls are always full of veggies. They’re actually a fantastic way to sneak them in for picky kids. I used spinach, onion, carrot, and garlic in mine. Rosemary gave some great herb flavor.
In Australia they use what they call sausage mince in these Australian sausage rolls. It is basically the same as removing the casings from sausage and just using the filling. I took it a step further and used ground Italian sausage so I could cut out the step of removing the casings! That ground sausage was mixed well with the veggies and seasoning to finish the filling.
In Australia they use what they call sausage mince in these Australian sausage rolls. It is basically the same as removing the casings from sausage and just using the filling. I took it a step further and used ground Italian sausage so I could cut out the step of removing the casings! That ground sausage was mixed well with the veggies and seasoning to finish the filling.
I think puff pastry is pretty much the perfect vehicle for anything. These Australian sausage rolls were no exception. I cut each sheet in half and molded the filling down the center of each one.
I think puff pastry is pretty much the perfect vehicle for anything. These Australian sausage rolls were no exception. I cut each sheet in half and molded the filling down the center of each one.
I rolled that puff pastry tightly around the sausage filling for each of the 6 Australian sausage rolls I made. Then I finished them with an egg wash and a generous sprinkle of black sesame seeds on top. Each roll was cut into 6 pieces, which made them perfect for a party bite.
I rolled that puff pastry tightly around the sausage filling for each of the 6 Australian sausage rolls I made. Then I finished them with an egg wash and a generous sprinkle of black sesame seeds on top. Each roll was cut into 6 pieces, which made them perfect for a party bite. They could even have been frozen at this point and baked whenever I needed them!
When they came out of the oven, oh my goodness were they glorious. The puff pastry was so golden and flaky. The filling smelled incredible.
When they came out of the oven, oh my goodness were they glorious. The puff pastry was so golden and flaky. The filling smelled incredible. They were so fun to eat too! Australian sausage rolls are usually served with ketchup and that’s what I did.

These babies definitely became one of my favorite bites. They were so savory and full of great texture. So here’s a big cheers to my dear friend down under Lauren for the wonderful recipe! You can find the recipe she sent me here. I adapted it with a few changes but still followed it fairly closely. Enjoy, friends!

Australian Sausage Rolls
Australian Sausage Rolls
4.86 from 7 votes
Australian Sausage Rolls
Australian Sausage Rolls
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Australian sausage rolls are such a classic from the land down under! An amazing sausage filling gets wrapped in flaky puff pastry.

Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Australian Sausage Rolls, Sausage Rolls
Servings: 6 sausage rolls
Calories: 315 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 whole onion finely diced
  • 1 whole carrot peeled and grated
  • 1 cup baby spinach finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 sprig rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 whole eggs divided
  • 3 sheets frozen puff pastry thawed
  • black sesame seeds as needed for sprinkling on the rolls
  • ketchup for serving
Instructions
  1. First, prepare the filling. Combine the ground Italian sausage, onion, carrot, spinach, garlic, rosemary, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and one of the eggs in a bowl. Mush it together with clean hands thoroughly like you are making meatballs or meatloaf. Set the bowl aside. Pre-heat the oven to 400 and line two sheet pans with silicone mats or parchment paper. Crack the other egg into a bowl and beat it to make an egg wash. Take the puff pastry sheets and lay them out on a clean work surface. Cut them each in half lengthwise to have 6 strips total of puff pastry.
  2. Divide the sausage filling into 6 equal portions. Mold one of the portions into a log down the length of one of the puff pastry strips and repeat with the remaining 5 portions to fill each sausage roll. It's best to do all 6 fillings at once before rolling them up so you don't have to wash your hands between each roll. Roll each puff pastry sheet tightly to surround the sausage log. Then brush each roll with egg wash and sprinkle them with the black sesame seeds.
  3. Cut each roll into 6 equal pieces to have 36 pieces total. Line 18 pieces up onto each sheet tray and bake the sausage rolls for 20 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350 and bake them for another 10 minutes. When they are done, take them out and serve them immediately as a party bite or fun lunch! They can also be frozen up to the point before baking. Just freeze them in a single layer so that they don't stick to each other and bake them right from frozen as you need them! They are traditionally served with ketchup and it works so well. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Australian Sausage Rolls
Amount Per Serving (6 pieces)
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.6g29%
Saturated Fat 8.7g54%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 916mg40%
Potassium 341mg10%
Carbohydrates 15.9g5%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22.2g44%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Australian Sausage Rolls
Australian Sausage Rolls

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26 thoughts on “Australian Sausage Rolls”

  1. oh I’m definitely pinning this recipe for later! this looks sooo delicious and simple to make! Hopefully my husband will approve if not I’ll eat them all myself!

  2. 5 stars
    My mouth actually started watering when I read this! A dinner like this would be a huge hit in my house and I’m thrilled it can even be made on a weeknight.

  3. 5 stars
    Just made these because I’ve been missing Australia since my vacation there a year ago. These seriously took me back and tasted as good as I remember them being! Thanks for the awesome recipe, made my heart very happy

  4. My husband went to boarding school in Australia and I would love to make Sausage Rolls for him. I clicked on the link of the original recipe from your Australian friend as I wanted to see that one as well and it was not there. Is that recipe still on your site somewhere? I would like to see that one as well.
    Thanks,

    1. Hi! I love that you want to make these! I just took a look and it does unfortunately look like that recipe link no longer works. They must have taken it down or the URL changed. I don’t have it anywhere else except through that link, but there are loads of recipes on Google you can compare this one to. Hope that helps!

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