Easy Homemade Mini Sausage Rolls with Pie Crust

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These Easy homemade sausage rolls are made with flaky and crisp store-bought pie crust instead of the traditional, doughy store-bought puff pastry roll. Mini Sausage rolls are similar to the famous British sausage rolls but fun-sized and have a snappy attitude.

Chicken Link Sausage rolled up in pie crust with laughing cow cheese inside and everything but the bagel seasoning.

These are in the top 5 of my favorite easy appetizers to serve as great anytime finger food snack, game day party food, or a quick grab-and-go breakfast.  Everything but the Bagel Seasoning tops these fun-size pie crust sausage rolls for an extra layer of savory goodness.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • This homemade sausage roll recipe uses store-bought pie crust and pre-cooked breakfast sausage. No need to mix up a sausage filling or homemade pastry dough. It’s quick and easy to put together.
  • Everything But the Bagel seasoning adds a special topping touch that’s full of savory sesame seeds, coarse black pepper, onion powder and flakes, and garlic powder. Easy, already done seasoning ready in just a few shakes.
  • Using a boxed pie crust instead of a ready-made puff pastry gives these rolls a crisp snap instead of a soft, doughy texture. You will never have a soggy bottom on these mini sausage rolls.
  • These almost homemade sausage rolls can be assembled and cooked ahead of time. Store in an airtight container in the freeze for a quick breakfast or snack. Just heat them up in the air fryer or microwave.
  • The best thing about these popular snacks is mixing bowls are not required! Just a biscuit cutter, a large skillet, and a baking sheet.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS

  • Breakfast Link Sausage: chicken, pork, or Vegan pre-cooked breakfast sausage
  • Pre-packaged rolled Pie Crust
  • Cheese: Spreadable Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, cream cheese, or sliced cheddar cheese
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  • 1 beaten egg (optional)
mini sausage rolls ingredients with labels.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SAUSAGE ROLLS?

  • STEP ONE – Roll out refrigerated pie crust and let sit for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • STEP TWO – Brown the pre-cooked sausages in a large skillet over medium heat until brown and not pink in the center. Drain on paper towels. (non-stick skillet preferred)
  • STEP THREE – Roll out room temperature pie crust and cut with a biscuit cutter starting from the outer perimeter of the circle. You should be about to get 12 or 13 circles.
cooked sausage draining on paper towels with pie crust, beaten egg and everything but the bagel seasoning.
  • STEP FOUR – Spread half of the cheese wedge on the dough surface. Lay the sausage link in the center and roll it up. Pinch the dough together at the seam.
  • STEP FIVE – Place on a lined baking tray lined with parchment paper that has been sprayed with spray oil.
  • STEP SIX – Using a pastry brush, brush the tops with egg wash. (optional step)
  • STEP SEVEN – Sprinkle Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on top of the rolls.
  • STEP EIGHT – Bake at 400o for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
step 1 pie crust cut outs,link sausage, and cheese-step 2 rolled up uncooked mini rolls.

INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

Variations

  • You don’t have to use chicken sausage…any kind of meat that’s cylinder will do. Pork sausage, Veggie sausage, cut hot dog weenies, big boy little smokies…your choice.
  • If meat isn’t your thing, Beyond Meat or Incredible Meat meatless products taste almost like meat but aren’t. 
  • A cold stick of your favorite cheese would be delicious. Jalapeno Cheddar…Cheddar…Mozzarella…Monterey Jack…Colby Jack…I’m definitely making these with cheese next time.
  • The crust substitutions are endless and more than likely you already have a few on hand if you’re out of pie crust.
  • Reduced fat crescent rolls, biscuits, tortillas (cut into Forths), crustless bread (rolled flat), 2 ingredients Weight Watcher Dough, puff pastry, phyllo dough…so many options.
cooked mini sausage rolls with everything but the bagel seasoning on  top on  a white plate.

PRO TIPS

Use a standard-size biscuit cutter and breakfast-size sausage. The circle of crust and cylinder shape of sausage is a perfect equal portions match.

​The egg wash step is optional, but it really adds a snap and golden crust color. Plus, it helps the seasoning stick better.


​HOW TO SERVE THESE DELICIOUS HOMEMADE SAUSAGE ROLLS

Serve these as finger food with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing, honey mustard sauce, barbeque sauce, or delicious queso Rotel dip. 

Perfect for a quick holiday breakfast with scrambled eggs and fruit.

HOW TO STORE

Freeze ahead of time cooked or uncooked

Pre-assembled and uncooked: Follow Steps 1 through 5 then freeze on a flat sheet for about 45 minutes. Transfer to a Ziplock freezer bag and store for up to 2 months. Unthaw for about 30 minutes at room temperature then sprinkle with Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Spray tops with spray oil and then cook as directed above.

Already cooked: Store in a freezer-safe, air-tight container, with parchment paper in between the layers. Heat up in the microwave or thaw out, then warm up in the oven on low heat.

close up side view of cooked mini sausage rolls on a white plate.

KITCHEN ITEMS FOR MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS

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Easy Mini Sausage Rolls – Everything But the Bagel

Elise
Mini Sausage Rolls with Everything But the Bagel seasoning, flaky, savory, crust and chicken sausage with a lighter calorie, carb count.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Chicken Breakfast Sausage…I used Applegate Farms
  • 1 Pilsbury Pie Crust
  • 1/2 wedge Spreadable Cheese…Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge
  • 1 beaten egg brush on tops
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning – generous sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • STEP ONE – Roll out refridgerated pie crust and let sit for 10 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • STEP TWO – Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat unitl brown and not pink in the center. Drain on paper towels. (non-stick skillet preferred)
  • STEP THREE – Roll out cold pie crust and cut with a biscuit cutter starting from the outer perimeter of the circle. You should be about to get 12 or 13 circles.
  • STEP FOUR – Spread half of the cheese wedge on the dough surface. Lay sausage link in the center and roll-up. Pinch dough together at the seam.
  • STEP FIVE – Brush the tops with egg wash. (optional step)
  • STEP SIX – Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper that has been sprayed with spray oil.
  • STEP SEVEN – Sprinkle Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on top of the rolls.
  • STEP EIGHT – Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 mins or until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce like barbecue or Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. Enjoy!!!

Nutrition

Serving: 12gCalories: 100kcal
Keyword everything but the bagel seasoning, laughing cow cheese, low calories, pie crust, sausage, sausage roll, weight watchers
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