You’re having a house full of guests and you need an appetizer that won’t take an entire day to prepare. This recipe for homemade mini sausage rolls is perfect! You probably recognize a very similar recipe — known as pigs in a blanket. They’re made by rolling up cocktail weiners in puffed pastry or crescent roll dough. We like our recipe because it has a rich, smoky flavor that you don’t get with bite-sized franks…
The key ingredient in this mini sausage rolls recipe is Aidells Chicken & Apple Minis, which are made with Washington State farm apples and real fruit juice, and then hand-stuffed in natural casings and slow-smoked over real hardwood chips.
We chose Aidells chicken and apple sausage links because they pair perfectly with golden-baked puffed pastry and spicy Dijon mustard spread. But Aidells has lots of different sausage varieties to choose from, including a Grill Pack, which is perfect if you need to whip up a few dozen appetizers. Aidells Grill Pack contains Italian with mozzarella cheese, habanero with pepper Jack cheese, and Mango smoked chicken sausages. Orange & Coriander and Artichoke & Garlic smoked chicken sausages also taste great rolled up in crescent dough.
Tip: Don’t forget to offer a few different dipping sauces to complement your mini sausage rolls. For a sweet sriracha dipping sauce, mix a cup of mayonnaise (regular or light), one cup of sour cream (regular or light), and a tablespoon each of sriracha and honey.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Lightly flour a work surface and gently roll out the puff pastry to smooth out any creases. Cut the puff pastry into 4 equal squares. Refrigerate three of the squares while you work on the first. Cut each square into approximately 10 long, thin triangles.
- Brush one triangle with Dijon mustard, place a Chicken Apple Mini Sausage at the wide end of the triangle and roll up the sausage upward, wrapping the pastry around it. Place the sausage roll on a baking sheet seam side down. Repeat until all the pastry triangles are filled and rolled.
- Whisk together the egg and water. Lightly brush each sausage roll with the egg mixture. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and browned.
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|Calories730Calories from Fat450|
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|Calories from Fat450|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.