Homemade (healthier) sausage rolls

While sausage rolls are delicious and a great treat for kids, they’re not usually a very nutritious option. This is normally due to the puff pastry and average quality meat. However, by using good quality sausages and wraps rather than pastry they become a great snack or lunch!
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer and Starters, Lunch, Snacks and Sides
Kid Friendly


  • 12 good-quality sausages
  • 4 plain or flavoured wraps
  • 40 g butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • chutney or tomato sauce to serve


  • Squeeze the filling out of the sausage casings into a bowl. Smoosh it all together with your hands.
  • Lay out the wraps and divide the sausage meat between them. Shape meat into a log across each wrap about a quarter of the way up from bottom.
  • Brush the top half of the wrap with butter. Roll the wrap up firmly, enclosing the meat to form a log. Brush each log with butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Chill sausage rolls for 20 minutes, then cut each log into about five evenly sized pieces and place on a lined baking tray.
  • Bake rolls for about 20 minutes or until wrap is golden and the filling is set and cooked through.
  • Serve the warm sausage rolls with chutney or tomato sauce.


These homemade sausage rolls are great for kids parties or as lunchbox fillers. Adults love them just as much, and they’re a great thing to bring to a work potluck morning team! Have them pre-cooked and just heat up in the oven if possible. Any sausages work, but pork works particularly well. These would go very well with my homemade tomato sauce, some twice-cooked handcut chips and pink mayo (and some veggies of course!).