Simply the BEST air fryer sausage rolls. These homemade sausage rolls with puff pastry are easy to prep and cook perfectly using your air fryer.
Alongside traditional sausage rolls in air fryer, we are also going to show you how to make mini sausage rolls too.
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Sausage Rolls In Air Fryer
We love sausage rolls in the Milner house.
We love to cook Greggs frozen sausage rolls in the air fryer, make a WW wraps version with our air fryer slimming world sausage rolls, love mini frozen sausage rolls in air fryer as well as Greggs vegan sausage rolls.
But best of all we love to make homemade sausage rolls in air fryer. They are amazing, you can make them with your own shortcrust pastry (we use our air fryer pie crust) or you can make puff pastry sausage rolls in air fryer.
The best thing of all – its your choice of how you make air fryer sausage rolls….
Today, for our air fryer sausage rolls we are going to show you the puff pastry method and give it an Aussie spin by cooking sausage rolls in an air fryer with a tomato puree (they call it tomato paste) influence, which has been inspired by my love for an air fryer meat pie.
Beyond our air fryer sausage rolls recipe, we have many more easy recipes using puff pastry (perfect for pastry leftovers) including: air fryer chicken pot pie, slow cooker beef and ale pie, air fryer crème egg bombs, pie maker meat pie, or push the boat out with some air fryer beef wellington.
What Is A Sausage Roll?
If you don’t live in the UK or Australia, then the chances are, that you will not have heard of the sausage roll.
A sausage roll is a sausage with the skin removed, that is wrapped in pastry. Very similar to our air fryer pigs in a blanket, but of course that uses mini hot dogs instead of sausage meat.
Can I Cook Sausage Rolls In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can air fry sausage rolls and you will love them.
The only thing you need to think about is the size of your sausage roll compared to the size of your air fryer. As some air fryers are really small and wont be able to handle multiple full sized sausage rolls.
I find that with my air fryers I can usually have 3 stacked sausage rolls and then one facing the other way, and this will fully fill my air fryer on one layer.
Though the cheat method is to follow our sausage rolls air fryer recipe and instead cut them into party sized sausage rolls like the ones you get at a buffet.
If you are interested in the party size, we will be covering both regular full sized sausage rolls and mini sausage rolls in air fryer with you today.
Can You Make Sausage Rolls With Shortcrust Pastry?
Yes, you can. Shortcrust pastry sausage rolls are the BEST and I make homemade sausage rolls more times with shortcrust pastry than I do with puff pastry.
I use my own homemade shortcrust pastry recipe, which in the US they would call an air fryer pie crust. It has just two main ingredients plus water to bind and I have a batch made in no time at all.
Do You Cook Sausages Before Making Sausage Rolls?
No, you don’t. The sausage meat in the middle of the sausage rolls cooks at the same time the pastry cooks. Then there are all ready at the same time.
Can I Put A Greggs Sausage Roll In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can put a Greggs sausage roll in an air fryer. You can reheat sausage rolls in air fryer that you have bought from Greggs bakery, or you can air fry from frozen the raw frozen ones from Iceland.
For Iceland ones follow our frozen sausage rolls in air fryer guide, and for reheating, check out our reheat guide towards the end of this post.
Sausage Rolls In Ninja Air Fryer
Whilst we are using our Cosori Air Fryer to make these sausage rolls you can use a Ninja Air Fryer and its so easy to adapt and you can also adapt for the Ninja Foodi (using the air fryer basket too).
For Ninja sausage rolls simply select the air fryer button and then follow the same time and temp. If you have the dual air fryer you can divide the sausage rolls between two drawers.
Also, if not sure about the air fryer settings on the Ninja opt for the air fry button.
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Air Fryer Sausage Roll Ingredients
Meat – The best sausage roll air fryer recipe starts with some quality sausage meat. I like to get mine from the butchers by the tube. The benefit of sausage meat from the butchers is that it carries less fat and doesn’t make your sausage rolls all greasy.
Pastry – This is when you can choose how you prefer your air fryer sausage roll, is it with puff pastry or some homemade pastry? For today’s recipe we are making puff pastry sausage rolls in air fryer.
Egg – You need the egg for your egg wash. I have found that you can spray with extra virgin olive oil, but you don’t get the same colour on the sausage rolls. Just mix an egg with a fork and use a pastry brush to smoother over the sausage roll pastry.
Optional – I love tomato puree and it gives a lovely taste to sausage rolls in the air fryer. Simply add a layer of tomato puree to the puff pastry, before you add the sausage meat, and it will really flavour them up.
Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?
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How To Cook Sausage Rolls In Air Fryer?
- Prep. If making your own pastry start with this step, if not start at the rolling process. Place flour and butter into a bowl and rub the fat into the flour until it almost resembles breadcrumbs. Add a little water at a time and mix with your hands until you have a pastry dough.
- Roll. Next roll out the pastry, add a layer of tomato puree followed by a layer of sausage meat and then wrap up in a roll until you have something that resembles a HUGE sausage roll. Cut into mini sausage rolls or into medium sized sausage rolls.
- Wash. Add egg wash over your pastry and then load into the air fryer basket.
- Cook. Air fry for 10 minutes at 200c/400f before serving.
And that is how easy sausage rolls in air fryer are to make and cook.
Mini Sausage Rolls In Air Fryer
When I make homemade sausage rolls in air fryer, I will use one sheet of puff pastry. Or when you get the ready to roll blocks, I will use one block.
Then I will roll out the one block of puff pastry and then once I have a really big rolled out pastry sheet, I will slice it in half lengthways to create two narrow sheets.
Sheet 1 will then become regular sized air fryer sausage rolls and I will usually chop it into quarters which is the ideal size for the air fryer basket.
Sheet 2 will be made the EXACT same way the only difference is that you are chopping your uncooked sausage rolls into mini sausage roll sizes instead.
How Long To Cook Sausage Rolls In Air Fryer?
The sausage rolls cooking time is JUST 10 minutes. This for perfectly cooked sausage rolls, so if you want a golden glow to them we recommend an extra 3 minutes at 200c/400f.
However, if you are making mini sausage rolls in air fryer then I would recommend 8 minutes at 200c/400f because they are much smaller and its wonderful how quick they are cooked in the air fryer.
What Temperature To Cook Sausage Rolls?
The recommended sausage rolls air fryer temperature is 200c/400f for a golden glow along with 180c/360f for cooking them through.
This is because you want that golden gorgeous looking, brown colour on your sausage rolls (like you would get from Greggs).
How Long Do Homemade Sausage Rolls Last?
Homemade sausage rolls, if chilled in the fridge will last up to 3 days. But of course, since when did anyone still have sausage rolls left after 3 days??? I am like one hour max when it comes to these best ever sausage rolls!
Can You Reheat Sausage Rolls In Air Fryer?
Yes, you sure can reheat sausage rolls in air fryer. We do this a LOT especially when we have bought some sausage rolls from a bakery and have brought them home and want them nice and warm again.
How long to reheat sausage rolls in air fryer? Heating sausage rolls in the air fryer, is approximately 5 minutes at 160c/320f. This will make sure they are piping hot again.
We love reheating sausage rolls in air fryer, then using any spare puff pastry to make little pizzas with and then it makes a delicious leftover supper.
Can You Freeze Sausage Rolls?
Absolutely. But you need to make sure they are cool first and that they have not already been reheated.
You can freeze sausage rolls uncooked or cooked.
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What To Do With Leftover Sausage Meat?
My favourite use for leftover sausage meat is to make air fryer sausage balls aka air fryer stuffing balls. Note, it is the same sausage meat used in making sausage rolls as it is for stuffing.
Plus, one batch of stuffing balls is the same as half a pack of sausage meat. Therefore, you can use half for sausage rolls and then half for stuffing.
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Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
- 1 450 g Tube Sausage Meat
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Puree
- 1 Egg Beaten
- 1 kg Block Puff Pastry defrosted at room temperature
- Flour for dusting
- Let’s make this sausage roll air fryer recipe. Dust a clean worktop with flour and dust your rolling pin.
- Roll the puff pastry into a long and wide rectangle.
- Slice in half lengthways to create two long strips for your sausage rolls.
- Using a pastry brush, brush a layer of tomato puree across both strips of pastry, staying away from the edges as that is where the egg wash will go.
- Next add a layer in the middle of where the tomato puree is with sausage meat and press down until you have a long layer on each pastry sheet. Then clean your brush and then use it again to add a layer around the edges of the egg wash. Roll the sausage rolls – going from one side to the other creating a 100% roll and then tuck in any edges.
- For the batch of full sized sausage rolls chop in half and then half again to make four quarters.
- For the mini sausage rolls batch chop them into quarters then quarter each quarter to create 16 mini sausage rolls. Next brush egg wash on the tops and sides of the sausage rolls and use scissors for a little cut in the top of each sausage roll.
- Place the full sized sausage rolls into the air fryer and air fry for 10 minutes at 180c/360f. Then add extra egg wash to the top and then air fry for a further 3 minutes at 200c/400f or until golden to your liking.
- If making mini sausage rolls in air fryer reduce the cook time to 8 minutes at 200c/400f and make sure none are on top of each other.
- Then once brown to your liking they are ready to be served.