Festive pork and veal ausage rolls perfect for Christmas. Packed with flavour and given the festive touch with cranberries. Easy Christmas entertaining, plus they freeze like troopers.
Amongst the sophisticated hors d'oeuvres that may grace your Christmas table, it is always nice to have something for the kids. What really makes these sausage rolls festive is the use of cranberry sauce in the filling.
I feel it is enough of a 'Christmas' ingredient to slide these into my Christmas recipes, just...... As easy as this recipe is, the sage leaves and cranberry sauce take the humble sausage roll to a whole new level.
The beauty of this recipe is the sausage rolls can be made in advance and frozen once they have been assembled. If not used for Christmas day, they really are great to have on hand in the freezer to pop in the oven when unexpected guests pay a visit. Trust me, big kids will devour these just as quickly as the little ones.
Other Christmas Recipes You'll Love
Braised Red Cabbage - with bacon!
Rum and Coked Glazed Ham - a tasty Christmas twist
Honey Cake Recipe - simple and satisfying
Traditional Christmas Cake - my mum's recipe
Christmas Eggnog - Maggie Beer's recipe
Festive Sausage Rolls
- 250 grams pork mince
- 250 grams veal mince
- 1 egg
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
- ½ cup cranberry sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 3 Tablespoons finely chopped sage leaves
- Pinch of salt & cracked black pepper
- 3 sheets of store bought frozen puff pastry thawed
- 1 egg extra, lightly beaten
- 3 Tablespoon fennel seeds
- Preheat oven 220 degrees C/200 degrees C fan forced or 425/400 degrees F.
- Line two baking trays with baking paper.
- In a large bowl place pork and veal mince, egg, fresh bread crumbs, cranberry sauce, Worcestershire, sage, salad and pepper. Mix ingredients well until completely combined.
- Cut puff pastry sheets in half.
- Place on sixth of the mixture along the middle of each half evenly. Roll up the pastry to enclose with the seam side down.
- Cut each roll in to five pieces and place on baking trays. Brush rolls with extra egg and sprinkle with fennel seeds.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the rolls are golden and cooked through.
- Rolls can be made the day before and reheated. Alternatively uncooked rolls can be frozen for up to three months. If cooking from frozen, defrost in fridge first.
Rita (mademoiselle délicieuse)
Sausage rolls for adults and kids alike! Loving the styling of your recipe photos and also that cute-as mini casserole pot-cum-tomato-sauce-dish.
Hope they turned out 🙂
The Food Sage
I love home-made sausage rolls, a prime example of something tasting much better than the bought variety. These look great. Thanks for sharing.
They really are, I am not a fan of store bought sausage rolls at all.
I always stock up in cheese and biscuits, lollies, nuts and stone fruit... Just in case.
Plus I love making shortbread for the cookie jar 🙂
My kids love homemade sausage rolls and they would make such an easy and delicious snack over the Christmas period.
We always stock up on cheese. Hmm, let me correct that statement. I always stock up on cheese :p
I'd always hated sausage rolls because I used to think they were all like the ones we used to get at our school canteen......which tasted pretty bad! 🙂 But now I've tasted proper homemade ones and I like them- they're so much better! Love the sound of sage and cranberry sauce in these too 🙂
We never have unexpected guests (I guess we're kinda boring like that!) but I like to stock up my freezer with things that I can reheat when I'm too lazy to do any cooking! haha....
Oh the ones at my school canteen were pretty horrid too! I stock up on things too in the freeze, well all need a night/day etc off once in a while.
Christine @ Cooking Crusade
Mmm yum. I find homemade sausage rolls are almost always 10x better than store bought frozen versions. Will have to start stocking up on food for my Xmas party to avoid the crazy last minute rush - great recipe for nibblies!
Thanks Christine. I do love to have things in the freeze.
Tina @ bitemeshowme
I much prefer home made sausage rolls more than anything. Not only do you know what is in them, but you can control what is put in them, and your options are quite endless (despite how daring you want to be with flavours). I love the sound of adding cranberries - love the pop that they give!
Oh I totally agree Tina. Only really eat the homemade ones these days, well, unless they are from a few select places around town 😉
Sausage rolls for the kids? Forget that, I want them for myself!
My Kitchen Stories
They look great Sara and welcome on any table at any time.
Thanks so much 🙂
Food is our religion
mmm I think I have to change my Xmas feast menu now after looking at this recipe. It is just too easy to make for me not to make!
I say make them up for the freezer to be popped out on Boxing day!
These sound delicious - eat your heart out Bourke Street Bakery!
Awe shucks, thanks Mel xxx
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
I don't know anyone (apart from vegetarians) that doesn't love a good sausage roll! 😀
Hmm I should try for a tofu cranberry roll for next year :p