Recipe: Easy Sausage Rolls With Fennel

There’s nothing quite like good sausage rolls. Whether it’s a party or a picnic you’re planning, sausage rolls are the ideal bake. They’re quick to make, taste delicious and are guaranteed crowd pleasers for little and big tummies alike. This recipe for sausage rolls with fennel is a Jamie Oliver one with a few tweaks which we absolutely love making. It’s a great way to encourage your children into the kitchen as well, there’s plenty that they can help with, including the eating! 

Sausage Rolls With Fennel

Easy Sausage Rolls With Fennel

Makes 20 sausage rolls

You will need:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 12 chipolata sausages
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds
  • 1 egg (for glazing)
  • Frylight
  • Plain flour for dusting


  1. Roll out the pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface and cut in half lengthways so you’re left with two long lengths.
  2. Whisk your egg and lightly brush over both pieces
  3. Place your sausages down the middle of each sheet at an angle that’s about 20 degrees off of horizontal.  Lay the first so that it starts at the edge of the pastry, then lay the second so that it overlaps by about a third.  Continue this through the middle of your pastry with six sausages per sheet. You’ll end up with a row of sausages taking up the centre third of each sheet, almost like they were vertical and have fallen over sideways.
  4. Sprinkle the fennel over the top of your sausages
  5. Now take the top edge of the pastry sheet and bring it over the top of your sausages.  Repeat with the bottom edge so that you form a parcel for your sausages and pinch down to seal them in.  You should now have two long thin sausage parcels!
  6. Brush the rest of your beaten egg over the parcels and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Take the lengths and cut them into approximately 10 sausage rolls each.  You’ll need a firm grip to make sure your sausages don’t squeeze out or use scissors for an easy chop
  8. With a good spray of Frylight in your baking tray, put your sausage rolls in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes or until lovely and golden brown

Looking for more inspo? Try this easy fish finger recipe, a childhood classic! 

This recipe can originally be found in Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals. We’ve tweaked it slightly but the original is just as delicious!



  1. 25th June 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Ooo these look lovely, what a great twist to a traditional food. I will be giving them a try this summer x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      25th June 2017 / 9:35 pm

      I love fennel, I’d happily add it to everything!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      25th June 2017 / 9:35 pm

      They really are – last time they didn’t even make it to the party!

  2. 25th June 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Look yum and my kids would love them. I don’t make sausage rolls but my mother in law does so I’ll pass this recipe on to her!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      26th June 2017 / 9:47 am

      These are SO easy. If I can make them then you definitely can manage it! Good luck to your mother in law! x

  3. 25th June 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Oh this sounds amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try this. I was planning on making sausage rolls on Friday for a picnic. We usually make ours with some mango chutney in, they are divine!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      26th June 2017 / 9:48 am

      Errr that sounds absolutely delicious!! I need to get that recipe off you… oh god, I’m going to turn into a sausage roll addict!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      26th June 2017 / 3:49 pm

      They’re SO good! I’m making myself hungry!

    • DevonMamaOnline
      26th June 2017 / 4:31 pm

      They’re delicious! I would definitely recommend them.

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