sausage rolls on baking paper with black sauce and red sauce
5 from 7 votes

Sausage Rolls with Cheese and Bacon

This 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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 24 sausage rolls
Author: Marcellina


  • 500 grams beef (lean)
  • 250 grams bacon
  • 200 grams grated tasty cheese
  • 50 grams grated pecorino
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup smokey barbeque sauce
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (fresh or dry)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • 4 sheets pre rolled puff pastry (defrosted but chilled)
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • Poppy seeds


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

To make the filling

  • Mince or finely chopped the bacon, onion and garlic.
  • 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.