Sausage rolls with rosemary and sweet onion

Sausage rolls with rosemary & sweet onion

Up your picnic game with these moreish sausage rolls made with pork sausage meat, fragrant rosemary, and sweet onion. They’re delicious served warm or at room temperature with some English mustard on the side.

3.5 out of 5 stars(3) Rate this recipe
  • Makes8
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time1 hr 10 mins
  • Pluscooling + chilling

Please note, we take every care to ensure the product, allergen and recipe information displayed is correct. However, should a product be unavailable, alternatives may be displayed and/or a substitution provided. If you have an allergy or intolerance, please always check the product label before use.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • ¼ x 20 g pack Cooks' Ingredients Rosemary, leaves only, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 6 British pork sausages with black pepper and nutmeg
  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • 2 x 200g blocks frozen Cooks' Ingredients All Butter Puff Pastry, defrosted
  • 1 British Blacktail Free Range Medium Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • English mustard, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt; sweat for 5 minutes until soft. Add the rosemary and cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the vinegar and honey; stir for 1 minute until the vinegar has cooked off. Tip into a mixing bowl; set aside to cool.

  2. Remove and discard the skin from the sausages and mix the meat with the onion and rosemary until combined. Lightly dust a work surface with flour and roll each pastry sheet to a thickness of 0.3cm, keeping it in a rectangle.

  3. Shape 1⁄2 the sausage mixture into a long cylinder the length of the pastry and lay along the edge of 1 pastry sheet. Roll the pastry over the sausagemeat so it is fully encased, brushing a little egg along the edge where the pastry meets to seal it. Trim the excess pastry (see tip, below) and sit the sausage roll on a large plate or tray, seam-side down. Repeat with the second pastry sheet, then chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6. Use a sharp knife to cut each sausage roll into 4 equal pieces. Place on a large parchment-lined baking tray, brush all over with egg and scatter with the nigella seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the pastry is golden and the meat is fully cooked with clear juices and no pink meat. Serve warm or at room temperature with English mustard on the side, if liked.

Cook’s tip

Waste not: Pastry trimmings
You can use these to make cheese twists or tapenade palmiers - also great for a picnic.


Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe


1,549kJ/ 372kcals



Saturated Fat












Book a slot to see product availability at your nearest Waitrose & Partners store

Rating details

Rate this recipe

Select your rating

Overall rating (3.5/5)

3.5 out of 5 stars3 ratings

5 Stars


4 Stars


3 Stars


2 Stars


1 Stars