Looking for an easy Christmas appetiser? Try these super simple puff pastry vegetarian sausage rolls made with just 4 ingredients and they are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Easy Puff pastry Vegetarian sausage rolls for Christmas
I love making these easy-puff pastry sausage rolls with vegetarian sausages at least a couple of times a year. Whether it’s for Christmas parties, Halloween, garden parties, or even birthdays, I always have a reason to make them because they are so simple and yet still incredibly delicious.
Everyone always raves about these quick vegetarian sausage rolls – they’re everyone’s favorite party food!
The recipe is really straightforward – I just wrap the vegetarian sausages in a puff pastry blanket, give them an egg wash or milk wash, and bake them to perfection. It’s so easy!
I have to say, my daughter calls them Christmas sausage rolls and finds them just as delicious as the famous Greggs Sausage Rolls, if not even better. Now she even wants to try the Wenzel bakery Vegan Sausage rolls on her next trip to the high street.
Why you should try this Best Vegetarian Sausage rolls recipe?
- Quick and easy to make. Budget friendly too!
- Only 4 Ingredients
- Make a delicious meat-free snack.
- Get your kids baking with these meat-free sausage rolls.
- Dietary needs – Vegetarian.Can be made Vegan with a few substitutions
- Perfect for every occasion – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Birthday parties, or even for school lunches/snacks.
- Make them in the air fryer or in the oven
Puff pastry – For this recipe, I have used a Jus-Rol puff pastry sheet. Avoid using the Shortcrust pastry.
Sausages – I like to use vegetarian Lincolnshire-style sausages either from Linda McCartney or Cauldron or Tesco. Sometimes I do love to use Quorn’s Vegetarian sausages to make Greggs style Sausage rolls at home.
Egg wash or milk wash – Either of them works. If you are a Vegan, you can opt to use any of the egg-free pastry washes:- coconut oil, soy milk, almond milk, or aquafaba.
Sesame seeds – optional
How to make Vegetarian Sausage rolls step by step?
Prepare the puff pastry sheets
Unroll the puff pastry sheet, leaving the backing sheet on. Cut the puff pastry horizontally across.
Line the sausages on one end of the pastry rectangle. Roll until they have completely wrapped over. Press the pastry ends to seal.
Slice the puff pastry sausage rolls
Slice the sausage rolls into the bite-sized mini sausage rolls.
Repeat the process with the other rectangle.
Brush the rolls with egg or milk, whichever you are using.
Sprinkle any sesame seeds, if you are using them.
Oven Bake the sausage rolls
Bake in the preheated oven for up to 20 minutes or until golden.
How to make Air fryer Puff pastry Sausage rolls?
To make air fryer sausage rolls, Wrap the vegetarian sausages inside the puff pastry. Brush it with milk or egg. Slice into mini sausage rolls and sprinkle sesame seeds.
Arrange the sausage rolls in the air fryer basket and air fry at 180C for 12-15 minutes until golden.
Transfer the air fryer sausages to a serving dish and enjoy with your favourite dip.
Serve these puff pastry sausage rolls with honey mustard sauce, a vegan burger sauce, or a chipotle mayo sauce.
Sausage rolls are great for picnics, garden parties, or even lunch boxes. They are the perfect snacks for larger gatherings during the holiday seasons – Christmas/ Thanksgiving.
I don’t prefer enjoying them as a meal by serving them with a mash, roasted veggies, and gravy.
I do like to make Sausage mummies for Halloween parties – you will not believe how simple they are until you try them.
Sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds as I have on these mini sausage rolls.
If you are a marmite lover, brush a little inside the puff pastry before placing the sausage rolls.
To make Sausage Cheese rolls, sprinkle a little mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese.
Spread a little apple chutney, onion chutney, or cranberry chutney inside the puff pastry for enhanced flavors.
Vegetarian Sausage rolls – Hot or cold?
I would highly recommend eating warm puff pastry sausage rolls. The flaky pastry made with butter and the vegetarian filling needs to warm and melt to give us delicious rolls.
How to Freeze Puff pastry Vegetarian Sausage rolls?
You can freeze the vegetarian sausage rolls unbaked or baked.
Unbaked sausage rolls – Simply make the sausage rolls, do not brush the egg wash, and place them in a baking tray open in the freezer. Once they have frozen, place them in the freezer-safe bags. To cook, simply apply egg wash and bake from frozen in the oven.
Baked sausage rolls – Once cooled, place them in freezer-safe bags and freeze until ready to enjoy. To reheat, place the frozen sausage rolls in the air fryer/oven and cook until done.
Frequently asked questions
What is a British Sausage roll?
The British sausage roll is typically made of puff pastry and sausage meat. However off-late you will find plenty of Vegan Sausage rolls in the market, right from Greggs Sausage rolls to Wenzel Bakery’s Sausage rolls.
What is Greggs Vegan Sausage roll made of?
The famous Greggs Vegan sausage rolls are made with Quorn mycoprotein sausages wrapped in a golden puff pastry.
What sauces can I serve with Sausage rolls?
Serve the Puff pastry sausage rolls with Tomato ketchup, HP Brown Sauce, Barbecue Sauce, Vegan Burger Sauce, Boom Boom Sauce, Chipotle mayo – anything will work.
Can I eat sausage rolls cold?
Although you can eat sausage rolls cold, out of the refrigerator, they taste best when warmed up in the oven/air fryer.
Quick and easy Vegetarian Puff pastry sausage rolls recipe below
- 320 g Puff pastry sheet
- 8 Lincolnshire sausages or any other Sausages
- 1 egg beaten or 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp Sesame seeds optional
- Preheat the oven to 220C/430F or 200C/390F for fan assisted ovens.
- Unroll the puff pastry sheet, leaving the backing sheet on. Then using a sharp knife, cut the puff pastry horizontally across.
- Line the sausages on one end of the pastry rectangle. Roll until they have completely wrapped over. Press the pastry ends to seal.
- Slice the sausage rolls into the bite-sized mini sausage rolls.
- Brush the rolls with egg or milk, whichever you are using.
- Sprinkle any sesame seeds, if you are using them.
- Repeat the process with the other rectangle.
- Bake in the preheated oven for up to 20 minutes or until golden.