Australian Sausage Rolls are a seasoned, fresh sausage wrapped in a flaky, buttery pastry. They are delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or as an appetizer.
Fresh, fluffy rolls make a delicious snack anytime! These cheesesteak crescent rolls are easy and yummy! For a sweet treat, make a batch of these Pani Popo, or Samoan Coconut Rolls. For some more simple appetizers, these Kronk’s Spinach Puffs or these Tea Sandwiches are perfect for any occasion.
Story Behind the Sausage
Here is a little history on how these delicious, golden brown Australian Sausage Rolls came to be a favorite family recipe. My husband, Beau, lived in Australia for two years and these homemade sausage rolls were one of his favorite things to eat. He begged me for years to make them for him. I was hesitant because I didn’t want him to be disappointed if they didn’t taste the same as he remembered.
Since I had never had them myself, it was a little hard to know if I was making them correctly. Many of the Australian ingredients are different than the ingredients we find here in the United States. There was no way to tell if they would end up tasting the same. I finally got up the courage to give them a shot and read several Australian recipes before adapting my own version that seemed the closest to the type that my husband loved. I am relieved to tell you that they got his high approval! He said that they tasted perfect and brought back all kinds of memories of his time there! Yay!
Ingredients in Australian Sausage Rolls
- First of all, quality, fresh sausage is the key to making delicious Australian Sausage Rolls. The unique blend of signature seasonings found in Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage makes it the perfect sausage for this recipe. It has the best flavor! It is the only sausage mixture I use in this recipe. For an extra kick, I sometimes use the Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Hot Sausage.
- Next, you’ll need puff pastry sheets. You can find pastry sheets at any grocery store, usually in the freezer section.
- Then, some breadcrumbs, milk, minced garlic and paprika to add into your sausage mixture. You could also use additional spices like garlic powder or onion powder if you have some on hand.
- Add equal portions of salt and pepper for seasoning.
- Finally, an egg wash on top gives these rolls that golden, delicious crust.
Dips and sauces to serve with Australian Sausage Rolls
Sausage Rolls are REALLY popular in Australia and Europe, you can easily buy them but people make them all the time too. When cut a little smaller, these sausage rolls are commonly served for breakfast, lunch, and as an appetizer. Australians will sometimes dip them in ketchup, which is more of a tomato sauce than the ketchup we have here in the United States. Australian Sausage Rolls taste really good on their own. Try dipping in barbecue sauce, mustard, marinara sauce, alfredo sauce, country gravy, or cheese sauce for an added delicious flavor.
Be sure to check out the comments from many of our readers below for more great ideas on how they make and serve their sausage rolls.
More International Cuisine
If you like the sound of these Australian Sausage Rolls, check out these other recipes with international flavor.
- Brazilian Cheese Bread, or Pao de Queijo are a chewy, cheesy addition to any meal.
- Coconut Curry Chicken with Peanuts filled with sweet, spicy flavors for a warm, comforting meal.
- Brazilian Rice and Beans is simple to make, but bursting with flavor.
How to Make Australian Sausage Rolls
Australian Sausage Rolls
For the egg wash:
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- Be sure to follow the directions on the puff pastry package so your dough is thawed properly and is ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Unfold dough onto a lightly floured surface. You should have 2 big squares. Cut each square in half to create 4 long rectangles.
- Combine the Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage, bread crumbs, milk, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl or food processor and mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
- Divide the sausage mix evenly into 4 sections and make a long tube down each rectangle pastry (see picture below).
- Roll the pastry up over the Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage and pinch the seam together. Cut each roll into 4 sections.
- Place the sections on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking sheet.
- Mix the egg wash together and brush each roll with it. Then sprinkle on a little paprika (see picture below).
- Bake at 425 for only 5 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350 and bake 30-35 more minutes. Drain excess out of the pan part way through the baking time.
- The rolls should look puffed and golden and the sausage in the center should be cooked through.
- Remove from pan onto some paper towels to cool.
- These are traditionally eaten plain or dipped in ketchup. They are also delicious dipped in barbecue sauce, marinara, alfredo sauce, country gravy, and cheese sauce.