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sausage rolls with cheese and onions.
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Cheese and onion sausage rolls

These cheese and onion sausage rolls are one of the best traditional British finger foods out there. Sausage meat, cheese and caramelized onions are wrapped in puff pastry, and cut into bite sized pieces before baking. The melted cheese with sweet onions take the classic sausage roll to a whole new level.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: cheese, onion, puff pastry, sausage
Servings: 40 sausage rolls
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Tonje
Cost: Cheap


  • 300 g caramelized onions
  • 400 g sausage
  • 375 g puff pastry, ready rolled
  • 100 g cheddar


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan oven / 400°F.
  • Bring a sheet of ready rolled puff pastry to room temperature, and slice it down the middle lengthways. Add a layer of caramelized onion to the middle of both halves, and drizzle half the cheese on top.
  • In a bowl, add the sausages with the skin removed. Use a spatula or your hands to mash it into a uniform sausage dough.
  • Divide the sausage between the two sheets, and top them with another layer of cheese.
  • Then, roll the puff pastry over so that the filling is wrapped in the pastry. Use your fingers to rub the seam, trying to merge them as much as possible, and place it with the seam down. Repeat with the other piece of puff pastry.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut each large sausage roll into smaller pieces. For mini sausage rolls, each piece should be cut into 20 small bites.
  • Place the sausage rolls on a baking tray, and bake them in the oven until the pastry is flaky and the sausage has cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.


Leftover sausage rolls can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, or frozen up to 3 months. Thaw frozen sausage rolls, and serve the leftovers cold or reheated. To reheat leftover sausage rolls, preheat an oven to 200°C / 180°C  fan oven / 390°F , then bake them for 4-5 minutes, or until hot throughout.

Flavour combinations

The flavours can be adjusted to your preferences. Here are some of my favourite combinations of types of cheese and sausage:
  • Blue cheese with sage flavoured sausage
  • Cheddar with plain sausage + 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Mozzarella with Italian sausage


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg