Breakfast Sausage, Mushroom, and Cheddar Rolls Recipe

Breakfast Sausage, Mushroom, and Cheddar Rolls Recipe

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

An easy-to-assemble cross between the sausage roll and Beef Wellington.

Classic sausage roll meets beef Wellington, these easy to assemble bites will be well-received at any breakfast table. Finely minced mushrooms are cooked in the leftover sausage fat, adding both sausage flavor and earthiness to dish. The rest of the sausage roll keeps with the classic, with just a little bit of sharp Cheddar for creaminess. Paired with a big pot of coffee and lots of tart mustard for dipping, these brunch rolls will be gone before you know it.

  • Yield:Makes 10 rolls
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound breakfast sausage (about 10 links)
  • 10 ounces button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot English or Dijon mustard for serving

Directions

  1. 1.

    Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 425°F. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat, then sear breakfast sausages until brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Remove sausages but leave remaining fat int the pan. Add mushrooms and thyme and cook until mushrooms have released their liquid, liquid has evaporated, and mushrooms are just beginning to brown, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  2. 2.

    Once the mushroom mixture has cooled, remove thyme and season to taste with salt and pepper. Combine mushroom mixture with grated cheese and reserve. Roll out puff pasty and divide into 10 evenly sized rectangles. Divide mushroom and cheese mixture between between pastry, leaving one side of each piece of pastry exposed. Brush the exposed pastry with beaten egg then place a sausage on the mushroom mixture and roll pastry around sausage.

  3. 3.

    Place all sausage rolls on foil covered baking sheet, then brush with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with cracked pepper. Bake until pastry is puffed and golden brown, about 16 minutes. Serve hot with mustard for dipping.