Let's take the humble sausage roll and make it more awesome! Cheese and bacon sausage rolls are the perfect way to make sausage rolls even more delicious and even more addictive! Perfect for a party, a picnic or just for lunch, they are absolutely delicious. Make a batch in under 30 minutes, with puff pastry. They taste just like bakery sausage rolls, and you know what's in them!
Why you're going to love this recipe
This recipe is a family favourite! We love sausage rolls, whether they are "Healthy" beef and veggie sausage rolls, Chicken and Vegetable Sausage Rolls or these yummy Pork, Apple and Veggie Sausage Rolls. But these ones are extra special! Here is why you're going to love them:
- everything tastes better wrapped in pastry
- perfect for parties, at home lunches, or even in the lunchbox
- extra flavoursome thanks to the bacon and cheese
- classic flavour the whole family loves
- just like bakery sausage rolls
- easy to make
- freezer friendly, freeze before cooking, or after
- great for dipping in tomato sauce
What goes into the recipe
don't forget to scroll to the recipe card for amounts and full method!
- beef mince- I buy five star mince, regardless of what I'm making, but for these sausage rolls it's particularly important, because the cheese and bacon contribute to the fat content of these sausage rolls!
- bacon- you can either buy diced bacon, or use rashers of bacon and dice them yourself
- cheese- grate from a block! Why? It's cheaper, and it tastes better!
- puff pastry- I use butter puff, allow it to defrost completely before using, it normally takes about 15 minutes, depending on your room temp.
How to make this recipe
- Coimbine the beef mince, mixed herbs, cheese and bacon in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. (Image 1)
- Divide the mixture in 4 and make a log along a sheet of patry. (Image 2)
- Roll until you reach to other edge for the pastry (Image 3)
- Cut each log into 5 rounds (Image 4)
- Place on a lined baking tray, seam down. Brush with milk. (Image 5)
- Top with nigella seeds (if using) and bake at 220 degrees celsius for 25 minutes. (Image 6)
Expert Tips and FAQs
Make sure your oven is fully heated up before you pop these in, or you risk soggy pastry, something that no-one likes! They are freezer friendly, just roll and then freeze, brush with milk when frozen and top with the seeds and bake from frozen, keeping an eye on them as they may need 5 minutes or so more.
Puff pastry needs a HOT Oven (220º celsius or 428F). Especially when it has has cold filling. There is a fine line between: getting the pastry cooked perfectly and cooking the meat to a suitable temp. Preheat your oven for at least ½ hour before cooking. When they have finished cooking, check the bottoms. If they are even slightly soggy (shouldn't happen if your oven is hot enough) then flip them and cook the bases for 5 minutes.
They are freezer friendly, just roll and then freeze, brush with milk when frozen and top with the seeds and bake from frozen, keeping an eye on them as they may need 5 minutes or so more.
The best bet if you don't want to make these as cheese and bacon sausage rolls is to try another sausage roll recipe. We have beef and veggie ones, chicken, Mexican beef and pork and apple!
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Cheese and Bacon Sausage Rolls
- 500 grams beef mince
- 2 rashers bacon diced
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 1 teaspoon mixed herbs or 2 teaspoon fresh herbs- like parsley, oregano etc
- 4 sheets puff pastry
- milk for brushing
- nigella seeds for topping
- Preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius (428F).
- Combine the beef mince, cheese, bacon and herbs in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
- Divide the filling between the 4 sheets of defrosted puff pastry and lay down as a log along one edge.
- Roll the pastry tightly over the filling until the end of the sheet.
- Cut each log into 5 sausage rolls.
- Brush with milk and sprinkle the nigella seeds on top.
- Bake at 220 degrees celsius (428F) for 25 minutes or until golden.
This recipe was first written in January 2019, and has been fully rewritten including new images, video and FAQs in 2021.