We love sausage rolls, and these Pork, Apple and Veggie Sausage rolls are the most awesome flavour combination! They taste like a pork roast with apple sauce and veggies and are the perfect kids party food or winter warmer and are even great cold in the lunchbox for the kids for school.
Wrapped in flaky puff pastry and dusted with poppy seeds, they are quick and easy to make, with a big batch ready for eating in under 30 minutes. Perfect for prepping in advance, they can be frozen prior to cooking.
Why you're going to love this recipe
Quick to make and so yummy, these pork, apple and veggie sausage rolls are a family favourite. Here's why you're going to love them:
- cheaper than storebought
- big batch, perfect for freezing
- apples and veggies keep the filling moist
- brushing with milk helps them to be folden
- seeds on tops makes them look super cute
- kids love the flavour
- easy to make with storebought puff pastry
- perfect bize size for kids
Kids love a sausage roll and these ones are no different! In fact, the apple helps to make them have an even more appealing flavour.
What goes into the recipe
Don't forget to scrolls to the recipe card for full ingredients and method
- Poppy seeds- if you're not a fan of poppy seeds...swap them! Use sesame or leave them plain...whatever floats your boat! The only reason I've done poppy seeds is so I can distinguish between these ones and my original "Healthy" beef and veggie sausage rolls that honestly are one of my best ever performing posts.
- apples- apples add sweetness and moisture to the mixture, helping to not only give it an amazing texture, but also to make the mixture stick together without out!
- sage- sage is such a good flavour with pork. If you don't have fresh sage, swap for 2 teaspoons of dried.
- milk- milk is used to help make these golden brown and to help the poppy seeds to stick.
How to make this recipe
The most important step is preheating the oven! If you don't do that you will get soggy bottoms! Nobody wants a soggy bottom. Preheat to 220 degrees celsius fan forced. That is probably 240 degrees is you aren't using a fan forced oven and it's a whopping 425 degrees F.
- Grate the zucchini, carrot and apples. (Image 1 and 2)
- Dice the onion. (Image 3)
- finely chop the sage. (Image 4)
- Combine the pork, sage and grated veggies and apples in a large bowl (Image 5).
- Mix well (you will need to use your hands!) (image 6)
- Divide the mix in 4 and place a sausage along a sheet of the pastry. (Image 7)
- Roll the pastry into a log and cut into 7 sausage rolls. (Image 8)
- Place on a lined baking tray (with space!). (Image 9)
- brush with milk (Image 10)
- Sprinkle with poppy seeds. And bake at 220 degrees celsius for 20 minutes. (Image 11)
- Serve! (Image 12)
Expert Tips and FAQs
The most important thing about making sausage rolls is you MUST HAVE A HOT OVEN. I'm cooking these at 220 degrees celsius (fan forced) if your oven isn't fan forced you might well have to go to 240. Or you end up with soggy bottom!
Well, they aren't a sausage on bread! They are generally speaking a "sausage" filling wrapped in pastry. More often than not it's a puff pastry.
Some things in life are too hard to make, or the time required to make them exceeds the difference in taste by making your own. I've tried to make my own puff pastry and it just isn't worth my time.
Nope! You are cooking it long enough at a high enough temp to ensure the filling gets cooked through.
These are perfect for making in advance, I prep them all up to the baking stage and pop them on freezer trays in the freezer until frozen solid, then I move them to containers or freezer bags.
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Pork, apple and veggie sausage rolls
- 500 grams pork mince
- 6 sheets puff pastry
- 1 zucchini grated
- 2 apples grated
- 1 carrot grated
- 1 onion finely diced
- 12 sage leaves finely chopped
- milk for brushing
- poppy seeds
- Take the pastry out of the freezer to defrost.
- Preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius (425 fahrenheit).
- Combine the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well with your hands to combine.
- Divide the filling evenly between the six sheets of pastry and place along one edge.
- Roll it up to make a large pastry sausage.
- Cut each into 6 sausage rolls.
- Place on a baking tray and brush the tops with milk.
- Top with poppy seeds and bake at 220 degree (425 fahrenheit) for 20 minutes or until golden.
This post was originally shared in 2017, and has been updated.