Healthy Sausage Roll

Who doesn't love a sausage roll?  Let's talk about a new twist on the Australian Favourite so we can indulge without feeling like we are in deprivation. And the added bonus of this roll is some veggies for the antioxidant hit.  If you like healthy recipes that taste delicious, are healthy, and affordable see Michele Chevalley Hedge’s Low Sugar Lifestyle Program - 28 days to new habits!

Healthy Sausage Roll Preparation

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25mins
Total Time: 45mins


300 g beef or chicken mince

1/4 cup basil leaves, finely chopped

2 eggs

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 carrot finely grated 1/2 cup of celery or fennel grated

1/2 brown onion finely chopped

chili to taste

2 puff pastry defrosted ready-rolled sheets

1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius
  2. In a medium bowl place mince, basil, 1 egg, Worcestershire, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, carrot, celery, and finely chopped onion. Season to taste
  3. Cut pastry sheets in half (about 10-12 cm wide) Lightly beat the other egg
  4. Divide the sausage mixture into 4 even portions. Place the pastry on the baking sheet. Place each quarter of sausage mixture along one edge of the pastry on the baking paper
  5. Brush the open strip of pastry at the opposite side of the mixture with egg and roll pastry over mixture into a long even log
  6. Brush the tops with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame and cut into rolls
  7. Place roll seam side down on a lined oven tray with baking paper
  8. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until golden

To make this recipe Gluten Free Place the puff pastry with a gluten-free pre-rolled puff-pastry option Replace the 1/4 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs with gluten-free breadcrumbs or you can substitute quinoa flakes.

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