The perfect snack for parties, after-school and footy nights in, a good sausage roll recipe should be a staple in any household’s repertoire.

And if these three delicious air fryer sausage roll recipe from Philips Kitchen Ambassador and Chef, Elle Vernon are anything to go by, we’re going to need some more sauce!

From classic mince rolls to a healthy version featuring chicken and ricotta and the super-clever ‘Cheat rolls’ using freezer and pantry staples your sausage roll game is about to level up.

Check out Elle’s recipes below …

Gourmet sausage rolls

The classic sausage roll you know and love, amped up a notch or two. The addition of sweet and rich caramelised onion and fragrant fennel make these sausage rolls all the more irresistible.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 14 mins
Makes 8

Ingredients:

  • 500g pork and beef mince (often available in the supermarket as ‘Bolognese mince’)
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons caramelised onion relish, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds, toasted
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 2 sheets frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, partially thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Sesame seeds and poppy seeds, to garnish

Method:

  1. Put mince, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, caramelised onion relish, parsley, mustard and fennel into a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper then mix until very well combined.
  2. Cut each pastry sheet in half to form 4 rectangles in total.
  3. Divide sausage mixture into quarters. Spoon each portion down the length of one long side of each pastry rectangle.
  4. Roll up to enclose sausage mixture in the pastry, brushing the pastry edge with a little egg to help adhere.
  5. Using a serrated knife cut each roll in half, then cut four deep slits into each roll through the pastry into the filling.
  6. Remove the mesh basket from the Philips Airfryer XXL with Smart Sensing Technology and arrange 4 rolls inside. Brush tops with a little extra egg, then sprinkle with seeds. Top with double layer accessory and arrange remaining rolls ontop. Brush tops with a little extra egg, then sprinkle with seeds. (Alternatively, you can cook the sausage rolls in two batches)
  7. Return the basket to the Airfryer and set temperature to 200C and time to 14 minutes. Cook until pastry is golden brown and filling is cooked through.
  8. Serve sausage rolls with extra relish on the side.

Hot tip: If you want to make these sausage rolls snack size, simply slice the uncooked rolls into smaller pieces before cooking.

The classic sausage roll you know and love, amped up a notch or two.

Italian chicken filo sausage rolls

Have your sausage roll and eat it too! With filo instead of puff pastry and chicken instead of beef it’s the healthier way to enjoy this footy food favourite.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 13 mins
Makes 12

Method:

  • 4 thin chicken sausages (250g)
  • ¼ cup smooth ricotta
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce (paste)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • finely grated zest of ½ lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon dried Italian herbs, plus extra to garnish
  • 3 sheets chilled filo pastry
  • extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Method:

  1. Remove the outer skin casings from the sausages and discard. Place sausage fillings into a large bowl. Add ricotta, breadcrumbs, pizza sauce, parsley, zest and Italian herbs. Mix until very well combined.
  2. Lay one sheet of filo pastry on a clean, dry surface. Spray generously with olive oil. Repeat layering with pastry and oil, finishing with a layer of pastry.
  3. Divide sausage mixture in half. Spoon each portion down the length of both short sides of the pastry rectangle. Brush exposed pastry with a little egg.
  4. Cut pastry sheet in half widthways. Roll up pastry towards the centre, to enclose sausage filling.
  5. Use a serrated knife to cut each roll into 6 short pieces.
  6. Remove the mesh basket from the Philips Airfryer XXL with Smart Sensing Technology and arrange rolls inside, seam-side down.
  7. Brush the tops of each roll with a little egg, then sprinkle with extra herbs.
  8. Return the basket to the Airfryer and set temperature to 200C and time to 13 minutes. Cook until pastry is golden brown and filling is cooked through. Serve.

Have your sausage roll and eat it too! With filo instead of puff pastry and chicken instead of beef it’s the healthier way to enjoy this footy food favourite.

Best ever cheats sausage rolls

This is one of those quick and easy, minimal effort recipes you need in your repertoire. It requires only a handful of ingredients, but packs a hefty flavour punch.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 12 mins
Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ sheets frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, partially thawed
  • 6 thick beef sausages (approx. 500g)
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sesame seeds, to garnish
  • Dipping sauce of choice, to serve

Method:

  1. Lay pastry on a clean, dry surface. Cut the whole sheet in half so you have three rectangles in total.
  2. Remove the outer skin casing from the sausages and discard. Place two sausages along one long edge of each rectangle.
  3. Spread mustard onto the pastry, next to the sausage, then sprinkle with herbs. Roll up to enclose sausage in the pastry, brushing the pastry edge with a little egg to help adhere. Cut each roll into 4 short pieces to make 12 rolls in total.
  4. Remove the mesh basket from the Philips Airfryer XXL with Smart Sensing Technology and arrange rolls inside, seam-side down.
  5. Brush the tops of each roll with a little egg, then scatter with sesame seeds.
  6. Return the basket to the Airfryer and set temperature to 200C and time to 12 minutes. Cook until pastry is golden brown and filling is cooked through.
  7. Serve sausage rolls hot, with dipping sauce on the side.

This is one of those quick and easy, minimal effort recipes you need in your repertoire. It requires only a handful of ingredients, but packs a hefty flavour punch.