Yummy Sausage Rolls with Sneaky Hidden Vegetables, So YUM!


If you’re currently battling the age-old parenting issue of kids not letting a single vegetable pass their lips without a fight, you’re going to want to make this sausage roll recipe when they’re not looking. Loaded with extra veggies, these sausage rolls are super sneaky veggie smugglers!

Kids can’t resist puff pastry: FACT

Even if your kids aren’t resistant to vegetables, these are a mighty delicious snack or school lunch. Serve them warm or cold, they’ll be gobbled up in next to no time. It’s called the puff pastry effect. Only good things come wrapped in puff pastry!

You can cut these sausage rolls any length you like, but I always cut six from a length – similar to a party-size sausage roll – and brilliant for smaller hands to hold.

Without further ado, I give you a veggie smuggling sausage rolls recipe! AND if you have a kid that can spot a speck of green from across the room, you can peel the zucchini for the sake of the argument (or use the finest grater you can find). When it comes to kids consuming veggies, something is better than nothing, after all!

Sausage Rolls with Sneaky Hidden Vegetables Recipe

Makes: 36


  • 3 sheets puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 500g sausage mince
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds or poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons milk


1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

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2. In a small frying pan over medium heat, heat the oil and saute celery and onion for around five minutes or until soft and translucent. Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes.

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3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sauteed onion and celery, carrot, zucchini, tomato sauce and egg. Mix well until combined.

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4. Add the sausage mince, bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

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5. Cut the three pastry sheets in half to make six rectangles. In the middle of each, using clean hands or a spoon, shape a sausage shape of meat mixture in the centre.

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6. Using a pastry brush, lightly dampen one long edge of each pastry rectangle with water and bring the two sides together, overlapping and lightly pressing them to stick together.

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7. Slice each length into six pieces. Place on the prepared trays and brush lightly with milk. Sprinkle to your heart’s content with sesame seeds.

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8. Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown and beautifully puffed. Depending on your oven, you may have to rotate your tray halfway through.

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Serve your sausage rolls straight from the oven, warm or cold, with a helping of tomato sauce, it’s the only way! Also, these sausage rolls also freeze and defrost perfectly so are awesome for school lunch-boxes. This is an original Mum’s Pantry recipe.

TIP: You can heat these sausage rolls through in the air fryer until hot and place them in a Thermos (or other insulated) food jar for a yummy, warm school lunch (add a piece of kitchen paper towel to absorb some of the moisture)!

Do you make your own sausage rolls? I’d love to hear if you have any tips or tricks to your recipe. Or if you haven’t attempted to make your own before, go forth and try this one – my whole family love it and my adult children always request a batch of sausage rolls to take home with them!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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