Spicy Sausage Rolls – A Great Party Appetizer

Spicy Sausage Rolls - A Great Party Appetizer- Perfect Party or Football Food

Are you completely partied out from Christmas?  Hang on, there’s still New Year’s to celebrate!  Like most of you, we are looking forward to some down time this week before we stay up on Thursday night to ring in 2016.  Since New Year’s Eve is a night where appetizers are commonly served, I thought I’d share a really delicious recipe, spicy sausage rolls.


Spicy Sausage Rolls - A Great Party Appetizer - These don't take long to make and are a great crowd pleaser.

These tasty morsels feature a sausage and onion filling with just enough spice surrounded by flaky puff pastry.  These are so tasty and Mr. SP and I devoured them in no time!

How to Make Spicy Sausage Rolls

Sausage Roll Appetizer - Easy and so Good!

Pork sausage is cooked with onion, chives, garlic, basil, paprika, red pepper, salt and pepper until is is just brown.  Thawed puff pastry is rolled into a 11” x 10.5” rectangle and cut into thirds.  1/2 cup of sausage mixture is spread down each third.

Sausage Roll Appetizer - Sausage and Puff Pastry

The puff pastry is folded over with the edges pressed to seal the dough.


Sausage Roll Appetizer - How to Make Each of the three strips is cut into six pieces.  (I do all of my pastry work on a Roul’Pat, a nonstick mat similar to a Silpat used to line pans when baking.)

Repeat with the other section of puff pastry from the box.


Sausage Roll Appetizer - Ready to BakeLine two sheet pans with wire racks and place sausage rolls on the rack to be baked.  Sprinkle each with paprika.


Sausage Roll Appetizer - Hot Out of the Oven

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown.   Puffed pastry encasing spicy sausage makes a yummy combination.


Spicy Sausage Rolls - An Appetizer that is a crowd pleaser! Your guests will love these!  If you are hosting a party anytime soon, add these to your appetizer list!


Yield: 36

Spicy Sausage Rolls - A Great Party Appetizer

Spicy Sausage Rolls - A Great Party Appetizer
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons mince green onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika, divided
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed


  • In a skillet, cook sausage, onion, green onion, and garlic until the sausage is just starting to brown and the onion and garlic have softened. Add basil, red pepper, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Roll one section of puff pastry into a 11 inch by 10 1/2 inch rectangle. Cut into three pieces.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of sausage mixture down the center of each strip. Fold pastry over and press edges together to seal. Cut each roll into six pieces.
  • Place on a rack on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining paprika. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.



    Spicy Sausage Rolls - A Great Party Appetizer - These don't take long to make and are a great crowd pleaser.

    Don’t think that this recipe has to be made just for an appetizer; Mr. SP and I enjoyed the leftovers reheated for breakfast.


    Please pin this for others to discover and for you to remember for later!

    Spicy Sausage Rolls - A Great Appetizer - Easy to Make and a Crowd Pleaser




    1. Paula,
      Thanks so much for sharing. This recipe is just what I have been looking for. I love anything savory and with padtey, don’t you?
      Happy New Year!

    2. These good great. Fancy enough for a cocktail party and hardy enough for a football game. I also like that it make quite of few servings. Yum.

    3. Hi Paula – We have some left over ground sausage in the freezer – perfect to make this app! Great fun joining the party with you! Hugs, Holly

      1. They didn’t last long at our house! If I had the ingredients, I’d make another batch, that’s how much we like this dish.


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