Air Fryer Sausage Rolls

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Air Fryer Sausage Rolls. How to make delicious air fryer sausage rolls. Both sausage rolls from frozen and sausage rolls made with my homemade pastry. Loaded into the air fryer and perfect for parties, picnics, brunch and so much more.

Our air fryer sausage rolls were originally shared on Recipe This in 2016. This is the updated version with more photos and frozen air fryer sausage rolls included.

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air fryer sausage rolls

Air Fryer Sausage Rolls

Can we talk about one of my favourite comfort foods of all time? One that started in childhood and that I wish was a zero calorie food. Because if I could eat it every day for the rest of my life, then I would!

If you haven’t guessed it is the sausage roll. Made famous by the British bakeries.

I remember having them from the local bakery when I was at work with my dad. He had a record shop in the 80’s and early 90’s and was only about 3 doors away from the local bakers.

He would take £10 out of the till, tell me what he wanted for lunch and tell me to get whatever I wanted.

I mean seriously £10 was a lot of money in those days and to send a 8 year old into a shop full of baked goods is asking for trouble.

I would come out with a sandwich for each of us, flapjacks, strawberry tarts and a big warm sausage roll.

I was quite surprised looking back at my discipline and the fact that I wasn’t so greedy that I spent the lot!

Yet now it is often blamed for the obesity in the UK because instead of just having the lovely local bakery you have chains that will sell you 5 sausage rolls for a special offer price rather than people going in and just having the one!

I also used to get them at school too. But they were never as nice. I remember that most of the time they were burnt, but as it was one of my favourite foods I didn’t really care.

In the Milner’s house sausage rolls tends to be a seasonal thing.

In the summer it is ideal for picnics on the beach and at Christmas its always our mid morning brunch.

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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 You Air Fry Sausage Rolls?

Yes you can. The only thing you need to think about is the size of your sausage roll compared to the size of your air fryer.

If you look at one of the many sausage rolls we have made it only just fit.

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You can also chop up your sausage rolls into bite size and make mini sausage rolls in the air fryer instead.

Can You Air Fry Frozen Sausage Rolls?

Yes you can. As a kid I always heated up sausage rolls in the microwave. Then I would serve it on a napkin and end up covered in the flaky pastry. BUT the air fryer does a much better job and gives it a crispy coating and it wont taste soggy.

How To Air Fry Sausage Rolls?

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The quick version of making sausage rolls in air fryer goes as follows:

  1. Make pie crust and roll it out.
  2. Add a layer of sausage meat and roll it up like a sausage.
  3. Load into the air fryer.
  4. Cook + eat.

There is a little more to it than that, but those are the simple basics!

Cooking Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Rolls

You can cook either regular size frozen sausage rolls in the air fryer or mini sausage rolls.

I love both.

Though as you would expect the cook time varies.

If you would like to cook mini sausage rolls in the air fryer then the cook time is 180c/360f for 10 minutes. Though I do recommend an egg wash over the pastry for that wonderful British golden pastry glow.

For regular sized sausage rolls, the cook time is 180c/360f for 15 minutes.

Reheat Sausage Rolls In Air Fryer

To reheat sausage rolls in the air fryer, cook for 5 minutes at 160c/320f. This will make sure it is piping hot again.

What us Milner’s do is reheat the leftovers and serve them with air fryer fries and gravy and then its like we are in a British café.

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Air Fryer Sausage Rolls

Air Fryer Sausage Rolls. How to make delicious air fryer sausage rolls. Both sausage rolls from frozen and sausage rolls made with my homemade pastry. Loaded into the air fryer and perfect for parties, picnics, brunch and so much more.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 518kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Sausage Rolls Ingredients:


  • Start by making your pie crust. Add mixed herbs into the crust to give it a better flavour. Roll out onto a clean worktop or onto a chopping board. Roll out your pastry and add a long layer of sausage meat. Egg wash the sides and then roll it up and smother in egg wash. Trim any loose ends.
    Can You Air Fry Sausage Rolls?
  • Place your sausage roll in the air fryer.
    Can You Air Fry Sausage Rolls?
  • Air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f and serve.
    Can You Air Fry Sausage Rolls?



Swaps. I love to use a pie crust or as us Brits call it shortcrust pastry. You can also use puff pastry or leftover pizza dough.
Frozen. If cooking frozen sausage rolls, scroll above the recipe for air fryer frozen sausage rolls cook times.
Thanks for reading our air fryer sausage rolls recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. If you would like to try more pastry recipes in the air fryer then try our air fryer baked brie.


Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg
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16 thoughts on “Air Fryer Sausage Rolls”

    • Hi Karissa,

      I always use raw packs of sausage meat. You can of course use raw sausages and remove the skin instead if you can’t get sausage meat.

    • 300g = 0.661 of a pound. Though i find it easier to just imagine half a pack of sausagemeat or how much sausage meat you would need on a rolled out piece of pastry.

  1. A sausage roll made with pork chicken or Turkey mince and lots of vegetables is a much healthier alternative with added spices and sauce. Everyone raves over my dausage rolls.

  2. This recipe looks great but I don’t know what sausage to use..if I use pork sausage meat or Italian sausage meat will it not make the crust greasy..?

  3. Hi Sam! Fellow Brit here (in US). Which US brand of sausage meat do you find to be closer to the type we have in the UK? I always find the US brands to be very coarse and heavily seasoned. Thanks!

    • Hi Charlotte,

      After some research here what i found out:

      Johnsonville, is probably the most favoured sausage. They make a wide variety of links, patties, they are widely available in all grocery stores. You can then break it up and use as an American alternative to sausage meat.

      The above is from one of our American readers, as we have not had to buy sausage meat in the US and thought that it was best coming from him and i hope it helps. 🙂

    • Hi Jannette,

      We have not tried but i do not see why not, just adjust the cooking time and lower the temp as the puff pastry puffs up and then is closer to the element so will cook quicker 🙂


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