A Quick and Simple Recipe
Sausages are one of the must-haves in everyone’s fridge especially when we run out of ideas on what to prepare for breakfast or any meal for the day. It’s good to always have something you can easily grab but it’s even better if they are nutritious and healthy that your kids can easily munch on. You can make your ordinary sausages into something healthier with these vegan sausage rolls— your new favorite that can last longer than you think!
This vegan sausage roll recipe is easy to make and can easily be stored and cooked when needed. Let me tell you how beneficial it is to make vegan sausage rolls through this article and how you can make your kids eat vegetables, without noticing it themselves.
- What Makes Up a Vegan Sausage Roll?
- Why You Should Try this Vegan Sausage Roll Recipe
- Vegan Sausage Roll Recipe
- Key Details of the Recipe
- Ingredients and Alternatives
- Recipe Notes:
- Best to Serve With
- Nutrient Content:
What Makes Up a Vegan Sausage Roll?
Vegan sausage rolls are simply sausages made of all plant-based ingredients. There are a variety of ways to make these but basically, they are made up of these four important ingredients: puff pastry, mixed vegetables (or ready-made vegan sausage), non-dairy milk, herbs and spices. To make your first ever vegan sausage rolls more personalized, we will make our sausage meat from scratch using appropriate vegetables and you can also add other veggies of your choice.
Why You Should Try this Vegan Sausage Roll Recipe
- Easy to make – All you have to do is make the filling, roll it and bake! The only tricky part is cooking the filling to yield a very tasty and satisfying vegan sausage roll.
- Can be stored longer – With an airtight container, cooked vegan sausage rolls can last up to 3 days or even 3 months when stored in a freezer.
- Good for a wide variety of diets – This recipe is not just for vegans or vegetarians, anyone including those who have sensitivities to gluten or soy and nuts can eat this sausage roll as these are soy-free and nut-free foods.
- More health benefits – Not only can these vegan sausage rolls fully satiate you, but they can also supply vitamins and minerals coming from their plant-based ingredients. Turmeric, for example, is known to fight inflammation due to its chemical content called curcumin. It also contains antioxidants and helps in boosting our immune system. We are also adding carrots to this recipe which contain fiber that can help keep blood sugar levels under control. Mushroom and beans are also used in this recipe as our protein source and replacements for meat. Mushrooms are rich in potassium which helps in lowering blood pressure and are good sources of antioxidants that can reduce the risk of hypertension and other metabolic disorders.
Vegan Sausage Roll Recipe
Key Details of the Recipe
|Prep & Cooking Time:||1 hour|
|Flavor & Texture:||Flaky, savory, and soft on the inside|
|Ease:||Beginner to Intermediate|
Ingredients and Alternatives
250 g kidney beans (cooked, roughly mashed)
500 g mushrooms (chopped into small pieces)
1 medium carrot (grated or thinly sliced)
1 medium onion (roughly chopped)
½ cup parsley (finely chopped)
2 cloves garlic (grated)
½ tablespoon ground black pepper
½ tablespoon allspice
½ tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon turmeric or turmeric powder
2 tablespoons Oil divided into two, ½ for cooking and ½ for brushing
6 sheets of puff pastry dough
1 teaspoon sesame seed
Water or nondairy milk for brushing
Canned kidney beans:
Cooking the Vegetables
- Boil your kidney beans in a pot with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
- Once soft, let it cool and pulse in a food processor.
- Sauté the vegetables by heating oil in a medium saucepan, adding onions until transparent, and mix in the mushrooms. Add seasoning.
- When mushrooms are half wilted, add carrots and sauté until cooked.
- Let it cool and add in the mashed beans and parsley. Add seasoning and adjust accordingly. Set everything aside.
Forming a Roll
- You may preheat your oven by this time at 180°C (356°F).
- Use one puff pastry sheet at a time to add the filling.
- Depending on its size, cut the sheet lengthwise to have two separate sheets in rectangles and place them on a clean flat working surface.
- Add a spoonful of veggie mixture off the center of the pastry and lightly moisten its edge.
- Lift the long side of the pastry up and over the filling – tuck, and roll to create a tight roll. Brush more milk to the edge to seal if required.
- Cut into bite-size or your desired size and brush with oil or milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Repeat the steps until all the filling and puff pastry sheets are used up.
- You can create your own puff pastry or you can opt for store-bought versions to make this recipe easier for you.
- For mushrooms, button mushrooms are preferred for this recipe.
- Toast your sesame seeds to make them more tasty and fragrant.
- Prepare the puff pastry ahead by thawing it, if it’s right from the fridge.
Canned button mushrooms:
Best to Serve With
These vegan sausage rolls can be served as an appetizer when cut into small pieces, dipped into your favorite ranch or barbecue sauce or simply ketchup. Or you can serve it with rice or bread or the same with how you eat your ordinary sausages.
Per 1 gram serving of these vegan sausage rolls, will give you:
Calories: 743kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 313 mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1064 IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 4mg
There are other ways of making these vegan sausage rolls such as using ready-made vegan sausages you can buy at the stores. While they are easier to prepare, they do not guarantee freshness and nutrition content as they are already processed.
These sausage rolls will also go well with your kids’ lunchboxes at school. They are also great to munch on during picnics in addition to your other vegan snacks.