Australian Sausage Rolls

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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.

Australian sausage rolls made from Jimmy Dean sausage, wrapped in a pastry dough, and baked until golden brown

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!

Australian Sausage rolls with Jimmy Dean Premium Sausage on a serving tray

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 breadcrumbsmilk, 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.
A child's hand picking up a cooked Australian Sausage Roll

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.

Pastry Puff Dough Rolled out and cut into strips for Australian Sausage Rolls

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. 

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How to Make Australian Sausage Rolls

Australian sausage rolls wrapped in a pastry dough, and baked until golden brown

Australian Sausage Rolls

4.62 from 21 votes
Australian Sausage Rolls are a seasoned sausage wrapped in a flaky, buttery pastry.  They are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Australian
Servings 8

Ingredients

For the egg wash:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 568kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 16gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 676mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 170IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 2.9mg

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. I have made them for many years. But we do not eat them for breakfast in Australia . But a lot of trade people eat them for morning tea.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for writing this article! I was on Pinterest looking for an Aussie roll recipe and stumbled across this article. I am so thankful for all the comments from the Australian’s to make the roll authentic. There was clearly a pattern of ingredients, I could see, across all your recipes. In addition, having been married to a bloke from England, I learned to make, through trial and error a fair amount of English cuisine.

  3. Hi. Just read the comments and was surprised to see “Drain” used in the cooking method. Seriously if you have to drain the fat off a Sausage Roll then the fat content is Way to High. Being an Aussie 🇦🇺 and a maker of sausage rolls regularly, I’ve never had to drain any fat away during the baking. The Meat / Fat ratios are meat 70%, fat 30%. If you want a good crispy non greasy base try upping the Breadcrumb amount to soak up any excess juices or add grated Potato that has been squeezed of its moisture. The humble Aussie 🇦🇺 sausage whether it’s the regular bbq or bespoke / boutique style make a great filling. Just cut the skin and squeeze the guts out into the bowl and add whatever dry “Frankenstein” herbs and spices you have in the laboratory cupboard. Cheese and finely grated veggies are a great addition, or even a dash of curry powder. But… I must state it’s Tomato Sauce aka ( Dead Horse) the finished product must be dipped in. As we say and sing in Australia.. It’s a long way to the shop if you want a sausage roll…

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but will incorporate your very helpful tips!! Thanks John.

  4. Hi, I was intrigued by the name of Australian Sausage Rolls! They are everywhere in the U.K. and you can buy them in almost every bakery, but I prefer to make them at home to a family recipe very similar to yours. In my family going back three generations, they are eaten on picnics and for a fast lunch, possibly on the hoof, or are served for a winter lunch alongside a bowl of soup! Of course, they are party fare too, and Christmas would not be complete in England without them…….tiny cocktail ones for dainty fingers at posh parties right up to large man sized handfuls for hungry teens! In the U.K. we have two table sauces for these……brown sauce and ketchup and there are often good natured quizzes going on as to which one people prefer! Love them!

  5. 5 stars
    I have to tell you, I went looking for a sausage roll recipe for my husband who is Australian. Every time I make them he loves them. He says they are as good if not better than Australia. Now, he begs for me to make them. Now I just have to figure out how to make a great Aussie meat pie. I haven’t quite worked that one out yet. Thanks for the fantastic recipe.

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