Sausage Rolls (British-style Pigs In a Blanket) Recipe

Photograph: Sydney Oland

Sausage rolls may not be as popular as they once were, but they are begging for a revival. They're spectacular for breakfast: savory sausage wrapped in delicate puff pastry with a hint of mustard, which adds necessary acidity. They can be assembled the day before, then simply brushed with egg and placed in the oven once the guests arrive. And if you happen to have any leftovers they make a fantastic weekday lunch as well.

If you're looking for something different, try some fun variations. Substitute breakfast sausage and apricot jam, or an Italian sausage and hot pepper relish. Some people don't like beer in the morning, but if you're serving sausage rolls for brunch I highly recommend a light crisp beer alongside.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 12 servings

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  • 1 pound puff pastry, thawed if frozen

  • 1 pound pork sausage (casings removed if necessary)

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat the oven to 375° F. Unroll puff pastry and cut into 12 rectangles about 4- by 5-inches. Divide the sausage into 12 equal balls. Shape each ball into a cylinder about 4 inches in length. Set aside.

  2. Spread each piece of puff pastry with mustard, then place a sausage on the mustard. Roll the puff pastry around the sausage and seal with a thin brush of egg. Repeat with remaining ingredients and place on a baking sheet.

  3. Brush each sausage roll with egg. Bake until pastry has puffed and is browned, about 20 minutes. Serve hot with more mustard.

Special equipment

baking sheet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
312 Calories
23g Fat
18g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 312
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 134mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)