Aunt Isabel’s Sausage Roll Recipe

Sausage Roll Recipe

No other sausage roll recipe compares to this gem when it comes to a scrumptious and easy to make Italian appetizer recipes. What excites me most about this sausage roll recipe is it’s versatile in. Four different fillings to choose from provides plenty of inspiration and intrigue. Plus these tempting nuggets can be made spicy or non spicy, take your pick. Mix and match your flavor of cream cheese!

Homemade Dip

Next you can choose from one my many homemade dips and/or dipping sauces to baptize your delightful little rolls in. Spicy curry dip, heavenly honey mustard dip and many more homemade dips and or sauces can be discovered here on my website and also in my upcoming cook book “Heavenly Scent Recipes“.

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Sausage Roll Recipe


Fillings: Choose one of the fillings below or combine ground beef with ground pork or Italian sausage

  • 1-lb of ground beef or
  • 1-lb ground pork or
  • 1-lb ground chicken or
  • 1-lb hot or mild Italian sausage (bulk or casings removed)

Add to meat:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili’s (optional)
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine
  • 1 – Loaf of either Sourdough, Italian white bread or 60% whole wheat bread.
  • 1 250-gram tub Philadelphia herb and garlic cream cheese or flavour of choice.
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add egg, milk, spices, Worcestershire and parsley to meat.
  3. Mix meat mixture thoroughly, using your hands.
  4. Cut the crusts off bread (You can dry crust and use in other recipes)
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll out each slice of bread a couple of times (until it turns to almost like dough)
  6. Spread cream cheese on each piece of bread.
  7. Roll up 1-1/2 to 2 tbsp of meat filling in each piece of bread. (amount may differ according to size of pieces of bread).
  8. Squeeze together edge to seal.
  9. Brush each sausage roll with melted butter.
  10. For finger food cut rolls in half before baking.
  11.  Cook on baking sheet for approx. 20 minutes.
  12. Turn sausage rolls over and bake for 15 more minutes or until golden brown and meat is cooked through. (Keep close eye not to overcook)

Makes- 1 dozen large or 2 dozen cocktail sausage rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

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