Simple, quick and utterly delicious; these Air Fryer Sausage Rolls will become your new favourite way to make this tasty snack. They are far better than any shop bought sausage rolls and use only three ingredients!
what is so great about air fryer sausage rolls?
Air fryers have been gaining popularity over the last few years but have sky rocketed in popularity in the last few months. People are looking for more cost affective ways of cooking and air fryers are a great option.
Air fryers cook food quicker than a standard convection oven which is great for saving energy and pennies but also for busy families that want to be able to make food quickly.
Another advantage is that air fryers are smaller than ovens so you’re not heating up a full-sized oven and instead a smaller air fryer. This means you’re using less energy because you’re heating up a smaller appliance as well as the food cooking quicker.
So these Air Fryer Sausage Rolls are just as good as my Quick Sausage Rolls which are cooked in the oven; but they cook even quicker and use less energy – win win!
Is it cheating to use shop bought puff pastry?
Absolutely not! There are some ingredients which aren’t always necessary to make and puff pastry is one of them in my opinion.
Shop bought puff pastry is so quick and convenient. Far easier than making your own pastry from scratch.
It also means you can make a batch of these Air Fryer Sausage Rolls in minimal time. Perfect for an impromptu picnic or party over the Christmas period.
Can you use light puff pastry?
Yes you can use light puff pastry. I have used light puff pastry many times to make sausage rolls.
However it is definitely worth mentioning that light puff pastry is a little trickier to work with. Due to it having a lower fat content, it is a bit softer.
As it is a bit softer and flexible, I would recommend working as fast as you can. If it ever gets too soft, just pop it in the fridge for a few minutes to firm up before carrying on.
Using sausages to make these sausage rolls even quicker to make
Another shortcut to make these Air Fryer Sausage Rolls is to use sausages and remove the casings from them. This has the advantage of the sausage meat being already seasoned and in the right shape for the sausage rolls.
You then don’t have to worry about shaping the sausage meat as it has already been done for you. You just need to stretch them slightly so they fill the length of the pastry.
Sausages also tend to have a higher pork content than sausage meat which makes for even tastier sausage rolls!
You can of course use sausage meat if you prefer, especially if you can get good quality sausage meat from a butcher.
Which sausages are recommended to use?
These sausage rolls rely on the flavour from the sausages to make them extra tasty.
Therefore I recommend using a high quality pork sausage with a high pork content if you can. You will be able to taste the difference in the finished sausage roll!
I tend to use plain pork sausages, but if you wanted to use something with a little more flavour you could. A Cumberland or Lincolnshire sausage would also work really well.
How many sausage rolls does this recipe make?
It can make as many or as few as you would like. Each time I make them I seem to make a different number!
If you are making these to eat as part of a main meal, you would probably want to cut them a lot larger. I would recommend cutting each line into three so you would have six in total.
I like to make these Air Fryer Sausage Rolls for picnics and parties and just as a tasty snack. Because of this I like to make them smaller so they are a couple of bites in size.
Can you freeze these Sausage Rolls?
Yes, this is a great way to make them in advance and something I do regularly.
Follow the steps below but don’t brush them with the milk. At this stage, place them on a baking tray and put them in the freezer.
Once they have frozen, you can then transfer them to a container until you want to air fry them.
Then when you want to cook them, take them straight from the freezer onto a tray. Then brush them with milk as per the original recipe. Then when it comes to cooking, air fry them at 180°C for 18 minutes.
Make these sausage rolls gluten free
Sausage rolls are really easy to make gluten free.
You can readily buy gluten free puff pastry in most supermarkets. If you are having trouble finding it, check the freezer aisles.
A lot of sausages are already gluten free, but make sure you check the ingredients to make sure.
How long will these sausage rolls keep for?
You can cook these sausage rolls in advance and keep them in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
If you would like them to be warm, you can reheat them for 4-5 minutes in your air fryer at 180ºC.
Other flavours of sausage rolls to try in your air fryer
The easiest way to change up the flavours in your sausage rolls is to use different flavours of sausages. You can find all kinds of flavours of sausages in the supermarkets these days.
Personally I like to enhance pork sausages with different flavours rather than buying flavoured sausages. My Mustard & Sage Sausage Rolls and Pork & Apple Sausage Rolls are a great example of adding a few delicious ingredients to emphasise the flavours.
If you are looking for something a bit different, my Turkey & Cranberry Sausage Rolls. They are perfect for Christmas!
All of these sausage rolls can be cooked in your air fryer as well as oven. Follow the individual recipe to make the sausage rolls and then come back to this recipe for how to air fry them.
other recipes you might like
- Air Fryer Sausages
- Honey & Mustard Cocktail Sausages
- Sticky Korean Cocktail Sausages
- Air Fryer Pigs in Blankets
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Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
Simple, quick and utterly delicious; these Air Fryer Sausage Rolls will become your new favourite way to make this tasty snack. They are far better than any shop bought sausage rolls and are only three ingredients!
- 400 g sausages (6 sausages)
- 320 g ready rolled puff pastry
- 2 tbsp semi skimmed milk
- spray oil
Unroll 320g ready rolled puff pastry and cut it in half lengthways so you have two long thin strips
Remove the casings from 400g sausages and line three along the centre of each strip of pastry. Squeeze them slightly so they fill the length of the pastry
Brush one of the long edges of pastry with some of the 2 tbsp milk and roll the long side of pastry closest to you tightly under the sausage and then keep rolling so the sealed edge is on the bottom
*Preheat your air fryer at this stage if required. This usually varies depending on your machine*
Cut the sausage rolls into lengths as big or small as you like
Using scissors, make a few cuts in the top of each sausage roll
Spray the basket of your air fryer with oil and place the sausage rolls making sure they aren't touching. You may need to cook the sausage rolls in batches depending on the size of your air fryer
Brush each sausage roll with some more of the milk
Cook the sausage rolls at 190°C for 13 minutes or until they are crisp and golden brown
My air fryer basket is 3.7L.
You can also use beaten egg to brush your sausage rolls.
You may need to cook the sausage rolls in batches depending on the size of your air fryer
Nutritional information is given as a guide only and may vary.