Sausage Roll Recipe – UK Style – or more precisely, Devizes Wiltshire Style

Last updated on March 5th, 2024 at 02:13 pm

Brits love their savory pastries – be they sausage rolls, or pasties, or meat pies.

Here is my Sausage Roll Recipe… I make my sausage rolls to a recipe that I’ve honed over time to remind me of those I used to get from the old Pie Shop in Devizes – my home town… a nice bite of white pepper and I guarantee that if you make these, they’ll disappear faster than you can make them!

British Sausage Rolls

The key to these sausage rolls tasting just like the ones I used to get from “The Pie Shop”in Devizes, is the starting sausage and white pepper – yes – white pepper!
Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Baking, Pastries, Sausage Rolls, Savory
Servings: 32 Mini sausage rolls
Calories: 300kcal
Cost: $6-8


  • 1 Rolling Pin
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 piece of parchment paper
  • 1 fork
  • 1 pastry brush


Sausage Meat Mix

  • 1 roll Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage Meat Regular will do if you cannot find the sage variety.
  • 1/2 cup Dried onion flake yes, dried, not fresh - it keeps the moisture in & doesn’t add any.
  • 1 tsp Dried Rubbed Sage more if you love the sage taste or if you got the Regular sausage meat.
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground White Pepper More if you like that peppery taste.
  • 1/4 tbsp Ground Black Pepper Yes, black pepper too..
  • 1/2 cup Plain Bread Crumbs Do not use Italian - get the plain.

Puff Pastry

  • 1 pack Wewalka European Style Puff Pastry Pepperidge Farm Frozen puff pastry will also work.

For Sealing & Pastry Wash

  • 1 Large Egg Beaten!


For the Sausage Meat Mix

  • Mix the sausage meat ingredients and leave them to sit for at least ½ and hour, longer is better – in the fridge overnight would be best.


  • Roll out the puff pastry to a large rectangle on a floured dry work surface

Making up the sausage rolls

  • Using your hands, roll the meat into 1 inch sausages and lay on the pastry in 3 or 4 lines.
  • Using a knife, slice the pastry into 3 or 4 (depending on how many lines of sausage meat you have)
  • Using a pastry brush or your fingers, wet one edge of the pastry with your egg wash mix.
  • Fold over the pastry, dry side to wet side and crimp with a fork.
  • using a sharp knife, slice the rolls into bite sized pieces (they will shrink up a little)
  • put diagonal cuts into the pastry for vents, cutting only just through the pastry


  • Place the sausage rolls spaced out onto parchment on the baking sheet
  • Brush your sausage rolls with the beaten egg prior to baking
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees


Serving Size = 3 mini sausage rolls.  Good luck stopping at 3!

Enjoy these home-made sausage rolls either hot from the oven, warm, or even cold, with some Ketchup, or English Mustard, or a Branston Pickle – or just on their own. Bet you can’t just eat one!!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.