healthy sausage rolls

I’m all for sneaking in vegetables wherever I can, and my easy sausage rolls are the perfect way to up your veggie count for the day. If you’re looking for a healthy and tasty alternative to these all time favourites, look no further than my Homemade Sausage Roll Recipe. These ones are super flavoursome on their own so you won’t even need to drown them in tomato sauce!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serves: 8
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Australian
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free


  • 300 g beef mince
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 carrot finely grated
  • 1/2 brown onion finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 puff pastry defrosted ready rolled sheets
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius
  • In a medium bowl, mix together mince, basil, 1 egg, Worcestershire, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, carrot and finely chopped onion. Season to taste
  • Refrigerate mixture
  • Cut pastry sheets in half (about 10-12 cm wide)
  • Lightly beat the other egg
  • Divide the sausage mixture into 4 even portions. Place the pastry on the baking sheet. Place each quarter of sausage mixture along one edge of the pastry on the baking paper
  • Brush the open strip of pastry at the opposite side of the mixture with egg and roll pastry over mixture into a long even log
  • Brush the tops with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds and cut into rolls
  • Place roll seam side down on a lined oven try with baking paper
  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until golden



  1. Replace the puff-pastry with a gluten-free prerolled puff-pastry option
  2. Replace the 1/4 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs with gluten-free breadcrumbs or you can substitute quinoa flakes.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy & Easy Sausage Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 766IU15%
Vitamin B3 4mg20%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin K 14µg13%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.