Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls are a must-have for potlucks, Game Day parties, and holiday gatherings. Made with pizza dough and fresh sausages, they're like grown-up pigs in a blanket!

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 16 rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh pork sausage links (about 4 normal-sized sausages)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound cold pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Yellow or brown mustard, to serve
  • Pickles, to serve

Method

1 Broil the sausages: Turn on the broiler and place an oven rack 6 inches below. With a paring knife, prick the sausages all over. Place them on a broiler pan or in an oven-safe skillet and rub all over with oil. Rub a little olive oil on the pan beneath each sausage, too.

Slide the pan under the broiler and cook for 4 minutes per a side, or until the sausages are cooked through (about 8 minutes total).

Let the sausages cool on a plate lined with paper towels. Cut the sausages into 16 even pieces (each sausage pieces will be roughly 1 1/2 to 2-inches long).

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2 Heat the oven at 425°F.

3 Roll out the dough: Remove the dough from the fridge and transfer it to a lightly floured surface. Pat it down into a disk to deflate it, then use a rolling pin to roll it into a 9x12-inch rectangle.

Cut 16 strips horizontally. Aim for 1/4-inch wide strips, but since this is a yeasted dough, it will spring back somewhat as you cut it. You may have a little dough left over at the end, but you'll likely end up using most it.

(Brush any extra strips with butter and garlic, and fold into garlic knots! Bake them alongside the sausage rolls until puffed and golden.)

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4 Wrap the sausages: Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Hold a piece of sausage in your hand and wrap a strip of dough around each one from top to bottom. Tuck the last piece under the roll and set it on the baking sheet. Continue until all the sausages are rolled.

Sausage Rolls Recipe wrap the sausages in dough on a rimmed baking sheet

5 Bake the rolls: In a bowl, whisk the egg, water, and salt. Brush the egg over the tops and sides of all the rolls. Bake for 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. When done, the rolls  should be a deep golden-brown on the top and sides.

Remove from the oven to cool 5 minutes. Serve with mustard and pickles.

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