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Mary Berry Sausage Rolls

5 from 2 votes
Calories: 298.37|Fat: 21.42|Carbohydrates: 16.44|Protein: 9.99 | 40 minutes
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Picture flaky pastry wrapping your favourite British succulent sausage meat plus the cheddar cheese and aromatic thyme. Mary Berry Sausage Rolls are a gourmet delight that goes beyond the usual – simply delicious!
mary berry sausage rolls

This is one of the quick recipes prepared by Mary Berry when she joined the Navy on board the HMS Defender helping to prepare hundreds of meals on a tight schedule and budget.

This Mary Berry Sausage Rolls recipe is a simple but 100% authentic British recipe for sausage rolls. You need 5 ingredients: Puff pastry, Sausage Meat, Cheddar Cheese, Thyme, and an Egg. Any other recipe with fancier ingredients is just an imitation but don’t get fooled. Just give it a try and you’ll understand why this is the real deal.

“This is the kind of recipe I would do again in a heartbeat. Once you try a bite of these warm, flaky, well-seasoned old-fashioned sausage rolls, you’ll understand what I mean!” – Mary Thomas

Why you’ll like it

The sausage roll is an old English and Irish staple that’s easy to forget just how smart it is. You can make small sausage rolls for an appetizer and turn them up into long pieces. They pack nicely in a lunch box, or picnic basket and are perfect for a buffet or a standup English party. So often overlooked, it’s time once again to celebrate the British sausage roll.

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Sausage Rolls with Sausage Meat Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Author Caroline Sciberras
Servings 6 servings
Calories 298.37
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Fat: 21.42|Carbohydrates: 16.44|Protein: 9.99


Picture flaky pastry wrapping your favourite British succulent sausage meat plus the cheddar cheese and aromatic thyme. Mary Berry Sausage Rolls are a gourmet delight that goes beyond the usual – simply delicious!


  • 8 ounces sausage meat
  • 1/3 cup 2 ounces mature cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 sheet rolled puff pastry


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Line a large baking sheet with baking sheet paper.
  • If you’re using sausages, first remove the sausage meat from the skins. Add the sausage meat in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine the sausage meat together with the cheddar cheese and thyme.
  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet and roll out the pastry on a floured work surface.
  • Divide the pastry into 6 rectangles and brush the pastry with the beaten egg.
  • Divide the filling into 6 and place it lengthways on each of the rectangles Fold over the pastry encasing the sausage meat filling and press to seal.
  • Place the sausage rolls on the baking sheet and brush the top with the remaining beaten egg.
  • Freeze the sausage rolls now if you want to preserve them for another day. Then remember to thaw completely before baking.
  • Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Tip 1: Choose your Sausage Meat well

So what is special about this recipe? The distinctive characteristic of a good old-fashioned sausage roll full of flavour lies in using good quality sausage meat. If you can’t find good meat, then buy your favourite English sausages squeeze the meat and throw the skin off. This method is also a great way to create fillings for your sausage rolls by choosing different meats. There are so many styles and flavours available; the choices are endless. The choice is plenty and depends on your taste or will to experiment with different sausages:

  • Cumberland sausage: a flavoursome sausage, spiced with pepper and an excellent all-rounder
  • Gloucester sausage: made with Gloucester Old Spot Pork and flavoured with sage.
  • Lincolnshire sausage: It’s herby and meaty with sage and thyme. If you use this consider not adding any thyme to your Mary Berry Sausage rolls.
  • Manchester sausage: A spicy sausage made with cloves, ginger, nutmeg, mace, and white pepper.
  • Marylebone sausage: A traditional London sausage making use of mace, sage, and ginger.
  • Oxford sausage: A refined sausage using both pork and veal. It’s also spiced up with sage, marjoram, and a little lemon.
  • Pork and apple sausage: A pork sausage with apple and cider.
  • Square slicing sausage: Also made from a mixture of pork and beef and is often used in sandwiches and/or for breakfast.
  • Suffolk sausage: This coarse sausage is similar to Lincolnshire.
  • Tomato sausage: has a distinctive red colour and light tomato flavour, probably everyone’s favourite as a child.
  • Yorkshire sausage: A spicy sausage with cayenne, nutmeg, white pepper, and mace.

Tip 2: Puff Pastry or Shortcrust

Which puff or shortcrust pastry to use for the rolls is a raging debate, though puff pastry is often the one used; the butter flakes and seasoned sausage meat work so well together.

Tip 3: Make a big batch & freeze

Sausage rolls are so quick and easy to make and freeze well, so why not make a big batch?


  • A great variation is using Mary Berry’s Sausage Casserole recipe by putting the filling in a baking or casserole dish, covering it with a lid of puff pastry and baking until the top is browned.
  • Mary Berry Sausage Plait are a popular alternative to sausage rolls and are great if you want to impress guests with a buffet or brunch table.
  • Perhaps the most popular dish in British Cuisine is the Toad in the Hole and they’re perfect to substitute sausage rolls especially if you bake them in individual ramekins.

Storage Tips

Refrigerate: Allow them to cool completely, then transfer them to an airtight container or sealable plastic bag. You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing: Alternatively, you can freeze them by wrapping them tightly in a plastic wrap. They will keep well in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Reheating: When ready to eat, simply reheat them in the oven until heated through.

Make ahead: For party prep, refrigerate the assembled sausage rolls for a few hours before baking. Alternatively, freeze them if planning a few days before.


How to Serve Sausage Rolls?

Sausage rolls can be eaten for breakfast, brunch, as an appetizer on a buffet table, as a starter or as a quick lunch accompanied by salad. Here are some hints on how to serve:

  1. Serve Mary Berry Sausage Rolls as bite-sized sausage rolls on a platter with toothpicks or cocktail sticks so that they’re easy to grab.

  2. Serve with dipping sauce such as sweet chilli sauce, mustard or BBQ sauce.

  3. Pair the sausage rolls with Mary Berry Coleslaw with Sweet Chilli Sauce.

  4. For kids, I love serving them with a large side of chips and a milkshake.

  5. If you’re in the mood for a breakfast with eggs or an English breakfast, consider serving sausage rolls alongside scrambled eggs, baked beans, or grilled tomatoes for a satisfying morning or brunch option


Health Info

  • Calories: 298.37
  • Sugar: 1.05
  • Sodium: 537.13
  • Fat: 21.42
  • Carbohydrates: 16.44
  • Fiber: 1.02
  • Protein: 9.99

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