Pesto and Red Pepper Sausage Rolls

August 20, 2015Sew White

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 I know this sounds weird but I promise it works and tastes lovely. It is a rather autumny recipe to be posting in August but with such miserable weather I have been craving them. They always remind me of firework night and those October nights when it starts to get colder. You can make your own puff pastry but for this I tend to buy it. It’s the right shape and makes this dish a lot quicker to make.  The do look a bit messy going in to the oven but always come out looking lovely!

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-600g ready made puff pastry (2 ready rolled puff pastry packets)
-3 tablespoon of pesto
-1 tablespoon of olive oil
-a few roasted peppers (find them with the jars of olives in the supermarket)
-6 Cumberland sausages
-1 medium egg beaten with a splash of milk


-Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan oven 160°C. Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
-Roll out the dough and cut into roughly an A4 size 30cm x 20xm (the ready rolled will be roughly the right size).
-In a cup or jug mix together the pesto and oil.
-Smear the pesto down the middle of the dough.
-Chop up the peppers and add them to the pesto. If you love pepper you can have a lot of if you want a small taste add a sprinkle of them. It does compliment the sausages and pesto so I would recommend adding them.
-Remove the sausage skins and mould the sausage meat into a long sauage the length of the dough and place it on top.
-In a jug mix an egg which a splash of milk.
-Wrap one of the sides over the sausages. Using a brush, brush a light mix of the egg on that side of the fold the other side over. The egg will help sick the sides together.
-Using a sharp knife slice the rolls into 1 inch pieces and place on the baking tray with a gap as they will grow.
-Brush the top of the rolls with the egg wash.
-Pop in to the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown.
-Enjoy while they are still warm.

 Whether you buy or make your own puff pastry you need it in a rectangle shape so can divide it in to three sections. The middle is where you put the filling and you wrap the other two sides round hugging the filing before slicing and baking.

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Have you ever tried a vegetarian take on a sausage roll?
Check these out:
Simple but Sensational Vegetarian Sausage Rolls by The Veg Space
Spicy Mushroom & Bean Sausage rolls by Anne’s Kitchen
Veggie no-sausage rolls by Emily’s Recipes and Reviews


  • Ceri

    August 20, 2015 at 10:18 am

    God the weather is miserable isn’t it? its making me crave soup and stews etc. Love the idea of these and I don’t think the food combo is too weird at all!

    1. Sew White

      August 20, 2015 at 11:25 am

      It’s autumn in August! It’s so annoying. Where is the lovely weather. Oh well autumn dishes it is. Sausage rolls, apple crumbles and vegetable tray bakes. Delicious 🙂

  • Claire @foodiequine

    August 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I’ve never even thought of making my own sausage rolls. My daughter loves them so I should really give them a try. I have half a dozen packs of puff pastry in the freeze that were reduced to 3p each so I can feel a plan coming on.

    1. Sew White

      August 20, 2015 at 11:28 am

      What a bargain for puff pastry! I love having some in the freezer. It’s such a versatile pastry and goes well with sweet and savoury.

  • Elizabeth

    August 20, 2015 at 10:48 am

    mmm nothing beats a sausage roll! These look incredibly moreish!

    1. Sew White

      August 20, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Thank you Elizabeth, there wasn’t a crumb left 🙂 x

  • Sylvia @ Happiness is homemade

    August 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    What a brilliant idea to use puff pastry! I love pesto and can only imagine how tasty those were 😉

    1. Sew White

      August 21, 2015 at 9:59 am

      They were very tasty. I can’t wait to make more soon x

  • Kate | The Veg Space

    August 20, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Fab idea – pesto just makes everything taste like sunshine! Thanks for linking to my little veggie rolls x

    1. Sew White

      August 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

      My pleasure. I’m definitely going to make your veggie rolls soon 🙂

  • Stuart

    August 23, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    What a fantastic idea. Need to make sausage rolls like this for my next family gathering – they look delicious Sis

    1. Sew White

      August 24, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Thank you Stuart! They are so easy and it’s fun to make interesting flavours too x

  • Caz

    August 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Perfect comfort food for those miserable ‘fake’ summer days. It’s been so cold and rainy lately that I’ll be making these pretty soon x

    Caz | Style Lingua

    1. Sew White

      August 24, 2015 at 11:46 am

      I can’t believe it is still August! It feels like a slightly warmer than usual October.

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