We all like things that are simple and quick to make. These vegetarian party sausage rolls are so quick and easy you’ll be done before you know it.
You’ll find everything you need at the supermarket and you can add some herbs or flavourings to make these tasty treats your own.
I choose to use the Chosen by You meat free sausage mix from Asda priced at just over a £1 you can make it up as described on the back of the pack and add a few choice extras if you wish – I usually add some sage and onion to my mix, my friend however prefers hers without any additions.
These sausages also fry well too and they have a good consistency when cooked. They contain no artificial flavourings and are seasoned with ground black pepper. As they are a dry product you can keep them in your store cupboard until they’re needed.
Puff Pastry – call me a lazy cook if you like but when it comes to puff pastry I always buy ready made, making it yourself is probably better but it’s also time consuming something I don’t have.
If like me you opt for the ready made version then please make sure to check the ingredients on the back to ensure that animal fats (lard) has not been used in the manufacturing of it.
Both Asda and Jus-Rol use vegetable fats so I tend to use either of these – again well priced at around a £1 a pack.
These sausage rolls are great any time and perfect for packed lunches or picnics.
I find that they freeze really well and tend to make up loads of them so they are ready to pop into the oven when required.
Cheap and cheerful once you’ve made these you’ll never eat a shop bought vegetarian sausage roll again.
To make your own scrumptious vegetarian sausage rolls you will need:
1 x 500g pack of ready to roll puff pastry
1 pack of Chosen by You Sausage Mix
- Turn on your oven to 220ºC, 425ºF, gas mark 7
- Make up your sausage mix following the pack instructions and sit to one side
- Roll out your pastry until it measures approximately 25cm x 35 cm and is just about 0.5 thick
- Cut your pastry in half lengthwise giving you 2 long thin strips
- Roll your ‘sausage meat’ into a long sausage shape and lay down the centre of each strip of pastry
- Mix up an egg with a little milk and using your pastry brush egg wash down each side of your pastry strip.
- Carefully fold over and making sure the edges meet, seal it up. (I usually use a fork for this part – I find it the easiest way to make sure the roll is properly sealed.)
- Egg wash the top of your roll and cut into bite sized pieces.
- Place on a baking tray and put into your oven for around 20 minutes until risen and golden brown.
When cooked place on a rack to cool, after you’ve tasted one of course!
Enjoy on their own, as part of a meal for the children or with some delicious chutney.