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Australian Sausage Rolls

These Australian Sausage Rolls with cheese and bacon are full of flavor like you’ve never tasted before. And this recipe is not that difficult to make. 

If you’ve never had sausage rolls, then you’re in for a treat!!

sausage rolls on baking paper with black sauce and red sauce

Why you’ll love this recipe

Australian Sausage Rolls are well known Down Under.  I would say they are similar to pigs in blankets.

All good bakeries in Australia sell hot sausage rolls for a quick snack on the run and supermarkets stock the frozen bake-at-home variety. But to be honest, you have no idea what ingredients are in those.

These are perfect for entertaining and this is wonderful party food because you can make sausage rolls ahead of time.

Australian Sausage Rolls are freezer-friendly. I like to make larger sausage rolls for a casual Sunday night dinner.

When you make homemade sausage rolls, you put in what you know is good. My Australian sausage rolls were inspired by this recipe and over the years I’ve developed a version of my own.

For complete ingredient quantities and full instructions, please scroll to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Ingredient notes

bacon, minced beef, bbq sauce, onion, blocks of cheese, garlic cloves, herbs and spices, breadcrumbs and milk viewed from above

This recipe doesn’t use sausage mince which can be very fatty but let’s not pretend it’s low fat. However, the taste is well worth it.

  • Beef – Choose ground beef that has a little fat in it to keep the sausage rolls moist just as you would do when making these oven baked burgers.
  • Bacon – Let’s admit it, bacon is the star of the show. Choose your favorite.
  • Tasty cheddar cheese together with Pecorino Romano cheese- You could use Parmesan instead of pecorino.
  • Smokey barbecue sauce gives this sausage roll recipe an extra flavor kick.
  • Liquid smoke enhances the smokiness but it’s not essential.

Plus herbs and spices and just a little bit of breadcrumbs to keep everything moist and soft.


Four images in one. 1st image ingredients for sausage rolls in a bowl, 2nd image square of pastry with meat filling in two rows, 3rd image one cylinder of pastry and one ready to be rolled, 4th image one cylinder of pastry one cut into pieces

Making Australian sausage rolls couldn’t be more simple. There’s no pre-cooking involved.

  1. Mix up the raw ingredients. (photo 1)
  2. Divide amongst the prerolled puff pastry sheets and shape into a sausage. (photo 2)
  3. Roll the pastry around the mince mixture. (photo 3)
  4. Cut into pieces. (photo 4)

Tips for Success and FAQ’s

This recipe uses pre-rolled, frozen puff pastry which comes in square 10in x 10in (25cm x 25cm). This is so convenient to use. These pre-rolled puff pastry sheets are also perfect for savory Twists with prosciutto or sweet Cream Horns.

Can these Homemade Sausage Rolls be frozen?

Absolutely! You can freeze these sausage rolls before baking. Simply arrange on baking trays lined with non-stick paper up to the point of baking. Freeze directly on baking trays until frozen. Then pack into ziplock bags for up to at least a month. You could also freeze after baking. All you do is cool the sausage rolls completely and freeze in sealed containers.

Serving suggestions

We love our Australian sausage rolls dipped in tomato or barbecue sauce. 

sausage rolls on baking paper with black sauce and red sauce viewed from above

This Australian Sausage Roll recipe with cheese and bacon ticks all the boxes – super tasty, great for entertaining, and very welcomed at parties. Make a batch and put half in the freezer for later. You’ll thank yourself for it.

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sausage rolls on baking paper with black sauce and red sauce

Australian Sausage Rolls Recipe

This Australian Sausage Rolls recipe with cheese and bacon ticks all the boxes – super tasty, great for entertaining and very welcomed at parties. Make a batch and put half in the freezer for later.
5 from 18 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings:24 sausage rolls
Author: Marcellina


  • 1 lb ground beef (beef mince) (500 grams)
  • 8 oz bacon (250 grams)
  • cups grated tasty cheese (200 grams)
  • ½ cup grated pecorino (50 grams)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup smokey barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs fresh or dry
  • 1 egg
  • cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 sheets pre rolled puff pastry thawed but chilled
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • Poppy seeds


  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200ºC. Line two large baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

To make the filling

  • Finely chopped the bacon, onion and garlic. I like to stick the whole lot into a food processor and pulse until it's all finely chopped.
  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the puff pastry, extra egg and poppy seeds.

To shape and cook sausage rolls

  • In a small bowl lightly beat the extra egg for an egg wash.
  • Lay a sheet of pastry on a work surface.
  • Cut sheet in half horizontally. Spread 1/8 of the mince mixture down the long side of one pastry half.
  • With clean hands, shape into sausage. Brush opposite long edge with a little egg mixture.
  • Roll the pastry around the mince mixture to form a long sausage.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  • Cut into 6 even pieces and arrange on prepared baking tray allowing room to puff.
  • Repeat with the second pastry half.
  • Then repeat with the other 3 sheets of puff pastry using up all the mince mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown and the filling is cooked through.
  • Serve with your choice of dipping sauce.
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Nutritional Estimate Per Serving

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    sounds very yummy making meat balls now .will make them ASAP can not wait to make . nice comment to freeze before making. great idea. Thanks

  2. I have to admit I don’t think I’ve actually ever had a sausage roll, believe it or not. But they sound delicious. May give this a try for the upcoming holidays!

  3. 5 stars
    No way I would ever buy frozen sausage rolls from the supermarket after seeing how easy – and how absolutely delicious – these ones look! What a great appetiser 🙂

    1. Sylvie, these are so easy. I like to keep them in the freezer for a quick snack or light meal. I haven’t bought a frozen sausage roll in so long.

  4. 5 stars
    Yum! These sausage rolls look delicious Marcellina!! That combination of ingredients for the meat sounds amazing!! I bet they go down a treat at parties, cheers!

  5. 5 stars
    My daughter is a fussy eater but LOVES sausage rolls – defo making a batch of these once I get the ingredients. Will be freezing them too for easy midweek dinners 😉

    1. Gavin, you might even be able to sneak in a grated carrot – I don’t think your daughter would notice. I like to freeze mine before baking. Enjoy!