Christmas Sausage Rolls – Easy festive sausage rolls

November 2, 2021Sew White

It is the most wonderful year for party food! In this easy sausage roll recipe, I use Christmas spices to make the best and most delicious festive sausage rolls. They are a lovely bite-size piece of puff pastry, filled with pork sausage meat which was mixed with Christmas spices. These Christmas sausage rolls will be on your Christmas food ideas list time and time again.

bite-size mini Christmas Sausage Rolls on a polka dot plate surrounded by red decorations

Why you’ll love this Christmas Sausage Rolls recipe

  • Easy party food you can make ahead of time.
  • Brings out the best of Christmas spices with a twist to the Christmas classic.
  • Suitable for all the family and easy to adapt for different dietary needs
  • Can be served hot or cold.
  • Uses ready made puff pastry to save time and effort.

Top Questions

Why is my puff pastry not flaky?

How do I avoid a soggy bottom when making sausage rolls?

How do I make my sausage rolls gluten free?

Can I make my Sausage rolls more Christmassy?

Ingredients for festive sausage rolls

  • Puff Pastry
  • Pork sausage meat
  • Egg
  • Ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground ginger

How to make Christmas spice Sausage Rolls – step by step

  • Remove pastry from the fridge 20 minutes before use and preheat your oven.
  • Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper or parchment.
  • Flour your worktops and rolling pin and roll out the pastry. Cut it into 3 equal strips.
christmas spices on a piece of puff pastry
sausage meat and spices on a puff pastry sheet
rolled up sausage roll
  • Sprinkle the Christmas spices down the centre of each puff pastry piece
  • Divide the sausage meat into three and place on top of the spices in a line.
  • Beat an egg and wash the exposed pastry.
  • Roll the pastry round the sausage meat. Place seam side down.
bite size christmas sausage roll pieces on greaseproof paper
brushing the mini sausage rolls with beaten egg
golden brown puff pastry sausage rolls
  • Cut into bite-sized pieces and place on the prepared baking trays.
  • Brush the tops and sides of the rolls with more egg.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Top Tips for Homemade Christmas sausage roll recipe

The best tip I can give you when making these festive sausage rolls is to take the pastry out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you want to start. It will be easier to roll.

When it’s time to serve, make sure the christmas spice sausage rolls have cooled down enough before giving them to children. In their enthusiasm to get stuck in they might forget the centres will be very hot!

If you cant find sausage meat you can buy normal sausages and simply remove the skin.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve bitesize puff pastry sausage rolls on rustic style on brown paper, wooden platter or board. Or just put them on a plate and enjoy them.

The best thing is you can make the Christmas sausage roll whatever size you like. You can keep them long and or make them smaller finger party food. Elevate them to cocktail level by making them a small, single-bite size. Guests can then just pop them into their mouth with minimum fuss or flakiness. It also saves on plates and therefor washing up.

Equipment

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Storing / Making ahead of time options

This recipes can be made ahead but the raw rolls must be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

If you really want to get ahead, make a batch and put them in the freezer (before baking). Defrost before cooking.

Once cooked you can keep the sausage rolls in a container in the fridge

festive sausage rolls in time for Christmas. golden brown on a polka dot plate.

Substitutions and variations

Try different types of pastry until you find one you love. The original sausage roll recipe called for shortcrust, but now puff seems to be the firm favourite.

Add your favourite herbs to the sausage meat. I like parsley, sage or thyme.

Add a favourite spice. Cumin, garlic, paprika and chilli take the rolls into a whole new direction!

Sprinkle sesame seeds on top for added texture and decoration. Do this after brushing the egg on the pastry. It will help them stick.

Why is my puff pastry not flaky?

It is probably the temperature. Puff pastry needs a really hot oven: 200 C fan/ 400 F/ Gas Mark 7.

How do I avoid a soggy bottom when making sausage rolls?

No-one wants a soggy bottom so make sure your filling is not too wet and your base is not too thin. Set a timer or make a note of timings when it goes into the oven so you do not under-cook them.

How do I make my sausage rolls gluten free?

Jus-Rol make excellent gluten-free puff pastry. I use it all the time. As an added bonus it’s also dairy-free and vegan! If cooking for vegan friends, avoid the egg wash but do pinch the seams and ends of the rolls to help them stay intact.

close up of mini bite-size Christmas spice sausage roll

Can I make my Sausage rolls more Christmassy?

the easiest way to make your sausage rolls more Christmassy is to add the iconic Christmas spices. They not only add a festive flavour but as they cook they smell absolutely incredible.

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This spicy sausage rolls recipe mixes together the iconic puff pastry sausage roll and sweet chilli sauce to create the most moreish bite-size delicacy. Sweet chilli sausage rolls are meaty and spicy and way too easy to eat. Enjoy them on their own or dip them into sweet chilli sauce for a tangy treat. Perfect party food.

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Christmas Sausage Rolls – Easy Festive Sausage Rolls

Sisley White
It is the most wonderful year for party food! In this easy sausage roll recipe, I use Christmas spices to make the best and most delicious festive sausage rolls. They are a lovely bite-size piece of puff pastry, filled with pork sausage meat which was mixed with Christmas spices. These Christmas sausage rolls will be on your Christmas food ideas list time and time again.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Nibbles, Party Food
Cuisine British, International
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 154 kcal

Equipment

  • knife
  • small bowl
  • pastry brush
  • Baking Tray
  • greaseproof paper / baking parchment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 375 g Puff Pastry
  • 500 g Pork Sausage Meat
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 Egg

Instructions
 

  • Take the puff pastry out of the fridge about 20 minutes to half an hour before you want to start. This helps it soften up and makes it easier to roll out.
  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan / 400ºF / Gas Mark 7.
  • Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper / baking parchment.
  • Add a little all-purpose (plain flour) to your worktop and roll out the 375g of Puff Pastry (try to keep it rectangular) or unroll a sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry.
  • Cut the pastry sheets into 3 equal pieces.
  • Sprinkle over 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground cloves and 1 teaspoon of ground ginger to the centre of each of the cut pieces of puff pastry.
  • Add the 500g of sausage meat into a bowl, divide into 3 and using your hands form into thin sausages and place them the length of each piece of puff pastry.
  • Beat 1 egg in a small bowl and use a pastry brush to brush over the pastry.
  • Paint a line of egg brush along one edge and roll the sausage meat up (from the non-brushed side) in the pastry and place them seam side down (this will help stop them from unravelling in the oven).
  • Gently score the top of the sausage roll.
  • Use a knife and cut them into bite-size pieces. I tend to cut them into 8 pieces each but you can make them smaller. Place them on the prepared baking tray. Leave a gap between them so they can expand up in the oven.
  • Brush the sausage rolls with the beaten egg and place them in the oven.
  • Bake the Christmas sausage rolls for 20 minutes until they are light golden brown. (You can cut into a sausage roll to check the meat is cooked.)

Notes

•These Christmas sausage rolls are great to make ahead of time. Once they are made (before you add the beaten egg) place them in the fridge and pull them out when you’re ready to bake. Add the beaten egg and bake for the same amount of time as the recipe.
•The sausage rolls can be eaten hot or cold.
•You can freeze them before they are baked to enjoy later. Defrost them and then bake as per the instructions.
•Easy to make gluten-free by using gluten-free pastry.
•Make vegan sausage rolls by using vegan sausage meat.

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 175mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword bite-size sausage rolls, Christmas sausage rolls, Christmas Spice, Christmas Spice Sausage rolls, festive sausage rolls, mini sausage rolls, party food, sausage rolls
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10 Comments

  • Lesley

    November 3, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    5 stars
    These are the perfect Christmas spiced sausage roll. I love the addition of spice so these are right up my street and super simple to cook too.

    1. Sew White

      November 15, 2021 at 4:16 pm

      I love that you think they are easy to cook too.

  • Chloe

    November 3, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    5 stars
    Oh wow, I’d never have thought of adding spices but there is nothing better than a sausage rolls at Christmas and I don’t think there is a better way to add those festive flavours!

    1. Sew White

      November 15, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      I agree so much. Any opportunity to turn even more goodies Christmassy.

  • Rebecca – Glutarama

    November 4, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    5 stars
    What a lovely idea to add those festive spices to sausage rolls. I love all the spices that you associate with Christmas and these will be easy to make gluten free too with a GF puff – defo giving these a go for this years party food.

    1. Sew White

      November 15, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      I hope you enjoy them. There is something brilliant about a quick addition to make a classic even more yummy.

  • Sarah James

    November 7, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    5 stars
    What a great idea to add Christmas spice to sausage rolls, I like how you sprinkle the spice on the pastry. Looking forward to trying your recipe once party season starts.

    1. Sew White

      November 15, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Adding it to the pastry makes it so much easier to do. You can mix the spices into the sausage meat but that can be a messy job.

  • Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    November 8, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    5 stars
    Oooh – yum! Love how you’ve used spices to give them a festive twist 😀

    1. Sew White

      November 15, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      Festive twist everything!

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