Wednesday 1 May 2024

Air Fryer Sausage Rolls - Recipe!

Sausage rolls are something that are always in my fridge. Either full size one's or mini one's. They are great to snack on, my girls call them thinking food. They stand looking in the fridge eating a sausage roll thinking about what they are going to eat for a proper meal. The simple sausage roll is a great thing! Perfect for eating on the go, the ultimate party food, great as part of an afternoon tea and they are so easy to make!!

Air Fryer Sausage Rolls

These Air Fryer Sausage Rolls can be made in the air fryer or oven with just 7 ingredients including pork sausages (which can be switched out for vegetarian sausages) encased in a quick shortcrust pastry.

Makes 12 portions 
Prep time: 15 minutes and Cook time 20 to25 minutes.

200g of plain flour.
100g of unsalted butter.
2 tablespoons of cold water.
6 sausages (any variety and vegetarian one's work too)
1 egg.
Sesame seeds (optional).
Flaky sea salt.

A large mixing bowl.
An Air fryer.
A rolling pin.
A knife.

Sausage rolls


Preheat your air fryer or oven to 200°C.

In the large mixing bowl rub the plain flour and unsalted butter together between your fingertips until a crumb consistency is achieved. 

Add in the cold water and mix everything together to form a smooth ball of dough.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a large rectangle with a 5mm thickness. Trim the edges so that they are straight.

Beat the egg in a small dish or mug and set to one side.

Place one of the sausages onto the pastry, at the edge and at the bottom. Cut the pastry so that it is the same width as the sausage. Roll the sausage up in the pastry, allowing a little overlap, trimming and brushing a with little egg wash to seal it.

Cut the sausage roll in half lengthways, score the top lightly and put to one side. Repeat with the remaining sausages so that you end up with 12 sausage rolls.

To bake immediately brush the sausage rolls all over with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds and flaky salt if using. 

Place the sausage rolls in the air fryer and cook for 20 minutes. They should be golden brown on top and the sausage cooked through.

If baking in the oven, preheat to 200c/180c fan and place all the sausage rolls on a baking tray lined with baking paper and cook for 20 to 25 minutes until cooked through. Allow the sausage rolls to cool slightly before serving.

Cooking Tips 

If you want to freeze the sausage rolls to bake as and when, pop them all into an airtight sandwich bag or Tupperware and pop in the freezer.

If cooking from frozen, do not preheat the air fryer. Place the sausage roll(s) straight in the basket and turn on to 200°c for 30 minutes. Again checking that the sausage is cooked through before serving.

This recipe from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers, making baking simple. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website.


  1. I love sausage rolls! I haven't been able to find sausages here in the US that's anything like UK sausages, they all seem so spicy here. I'll have to keep looking!

  2. I would never have thought of cooking sausage rolls in the air fryer, I'm not sure I'd try it, if I make my own I use pre made pastry and a packet of sausage mix because I'm lazy, lol. xx