September 10, 2013

Vegan Sausage Roll Recipe


You may be speechless right now at the title of this recipe. "Vegan Sausage Rolls"... yes, your eyes and growling belly aren't fooling you... You CAN have vegan sausage rolls! When I was at school I always wanted to purchase sausage rolls from the canteen... it was such a fattening and yummy treat. I told Jerome the other day that we should go on a "veganising" adventure for the next couple of months and start veganising as many recipes as we could. My mum suggested that sausage rolls would be an exciting recipe to have and would be great as a party food especially as an alternative for children's parties. Now, I GUARANTEE that you will love these. Your eyes will be shocked into thinking that these are real sausage rolls, your mouth will be thanking you for such a tasty treat and your belly will be satisfied for a long time. Not only is this recipe more delicious than the common non-vegan sausage roll, but it also has more flavour, a greater taste and is much more satisfying! Jerome could not believe how yummy they were... he sat there and ate 5 of them without saying anything besides "oh my gosh" and "this is crazy" hehe! So, if you feel like eating a healthier version of a naughty party food, then you should definitely make these. Even try them for dinner with salad! Yum yum yum! Make sure to serve them with tomato sauce/ketchup! Enjoy. 


makes 12 sausage rolls


Vegan "Sausage" Mince:
   1 brown onion, minced
   1 garlic clove, minced
   1/2 cup raw cashews, finely chopped
   300g extra firm tofu, drained and crumbled
   100g wholemeal breadcrumbs
   1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
   2 tablespoons soy sauce
   1 teaspoon "smoked" paprika
   1 tablespoon Soy Milky Lite
   1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
   1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Other:
   3 slightly-thawed puff pastry sheets
   tomato sauce/ketchup to serve

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celisus and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl add all "sausage mince" ingredients and mix until combined. Slightly mash the mince for a more combined texture.
  3. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions.
  4. Cut the three slightly-thawed puff pastry sheets in half to make a total of 6 rectangles.
  5. Place the sausage mince mixture into the centre of the rectangles and make a long sausage longways down the pastry sheet.
  6. Use your finger to wet the edges of the pastry sheet and fold them over. 
  7. Place the rolls on the baking tray and cut them all in half to make a total of 12 sausage rolls.
  8. Use a pastry brush to brush a light coat of soy milk on to the tops of the sausage rolls.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown and puffy.
  10. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Now start receiving compliments for your crazily delicious vegan healthier sausage rolls. 

  • Brushing the pastry with soy milk makes a huge difference. I have trialled them both ways by spraying with oil and also brushing them with soy milk. Brushing the sausage rolls with soy milk makes them crunchier and puffier with a better golden colour! 
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. 


The nutrition information above is an approximate guideline. One of our amazing sausage rolls contains no cholesterol, has 12% of your RDI of iron and is very high in vitamin B6.

25 comments :

  1. I made these today for my family and they got a big thumbs up. My husband is now convinced that he can undertake a vegan diet so thank you

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    1. Hi Ellie! Oh yay. I am so happy that you and your family loved them :)

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  2. That mince is such a great base. I could use it pot pies and taco wraps. thank you for providing us meat eaters easy recipes to switch to vegan.

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  3. These were really yummy. Like really really really yummy and a lot easier than other vegan sausage rolls I have tried, and nicer. I agree with the first comment and think this is what will push my boyfriend to accept my vegan diet hehehe

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  4. These were great! I just banged everything into my food processor and then onto the pastry. seriously loving this site! I keep making heaps of your recipes and they're always easy, healthy and best of all- cruelty free :D

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    1. Hi Kat! Yay! I am happy that you love these because they are so delicious. I am glad that you like Veggieful :)

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  5. I have seriously made these more than 10 times since you uploaded the recipe, Thank you

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  6. I just made these using TVP instead of tofu and added in the pulp from my juice this morning - amazing!! Thanks for the amazing recipes.

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  7. Just found your website today and I'm loving! Have already written a big shopping list to make a number of recipes tomorrow! I'm thinking of adding some grated carrot and zucchini to the mix (trying to get as many vegies into my kids as possible hehe)..do you think they will mix in okay??

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    1. Hi Tracey! Yes they definitely will be lovely :) Have a lovely day!

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  8. Hi!
    I was wondering how important the cashews are? Could they be replaced with anything? I have all the ingredients except the cashews haha. Thank you for the awesome recipe, can't wait to try it!

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    1. Hi there! You could try with a different nut although I have only used cashews. You could try pine nuts? :)

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    2. Hey again, thank you for your reply.
      I ended up replacing the cashews with carrot, using a very fine grater instead of a normal one. I can't compare to the original recipe, as I did a few things wrong and replaced the cashews but they turned out yummy. I have an anti-tofu family and they were all surprised and loved them.

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    3. So glad to hear it :) Thanks for telling us!

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  9. Hello Madison
    I have been a fan of your blog and recipe page for a while now But actually just started to make the dish. Today I made this sausage rolls and I am so glad I did..... thanks again. I am going to make the best granola now... cheers

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  10. I've never seen wholemeal bread breadcrumbs before, do you have any tips on how I can make them myself?

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    1. I put wholemeal bread slices in a processor and process into breadcrumbs :)

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  11. Just discovered your site and am loving what I'm seeing. Do these hold up well with freezing? Was thinking of pre making them for a party in a couple of weeks!

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  12. Just discovered your site and am loving what I'm seeing. Do these hold up well with freezing? Was thinking of pre making them for a party in a couple of weeks!

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