Chicken and Vegetable Sausage Rolls


These sausage rolls were a surprise winner at home.  Wal and the sprogs really LOVED them.

I was tired and in need of a quick filling meal and didn’t have any brilliant ideas springing to mind.  So I went to my ‘inspiration folder’ where I keep notes and recipes gathered from friends, magazines, newspapers and any other source that grabs my attention. In there I found the perfect inspiration to match my energy levels and the contents of my pantry.

This recipe is adapted from Australian Good Food, July 2010, p129.


  • 1 T butter
  • 1 large leek, finely sliced
  • 1/2 sm red onion, finely diced
  • 500g chicken mince
  • 2 sm carrots, grated
  • 1/3 red capsicum,finely chopped
  • 2 T tomato sauce
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 3 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T poppy seeds

Line 3 pastry trays, and preheat oven to 180C. Lightly saute leek in the butter, set aside in large bowl. Add mince, onion, carrots, capsicum, tomato sauce and basil to bowl and mix well.

Cut pastry sheets in half.  Divide chicken mixture into 6 portions.  Spread a portion along the length of a cut sheet of pastry to create the sausage. Fold pastry over the mince and press the pastry together to seal. Cut the pastry roll into three equal portions and place on baking tray. Repeat with remaining mince mixture and pastry.

Baste each sausage roll with the egg, and sprinkle with poppy seeds.

Cook for 30-35 minutes, until puffed and golden.

I served the sausage rolls for dinner with salad and vegetables on the side, but they could also be used for appetisers.  If planning to do so, I would cut each pastry roll into 4 pieces rather than 3.


About baking bohemian

My name is Jen and I am the baking bohemian. My blog identity comes from the cultural background of my mother’s family, (Bohemian), and my mother’s more left wing lifestyle (bohemian). The big ‘B’ Bohemian refers to the rich cultural heritage of our family that emigrated from Bohemia when it was still its own country (it now comprises two thirds of the Czech Republic). Food featured prominently in the family and broader social life of that part of my family. No social interaction was without sustenance, and any celebration, large or small, was an invitation to cook up a storm. My own family emigrated from the United States to Australia when I was a child. For the most part we lived with our mother, and my dad eventually moved back to the US. The little ‘b’ bohemian relates to the semi-alternative lifestyle we led with our mother. I hesitate to refer to her as a hippy, for that conjures up so many misconceptions, but certainly she was on that side of the fence. She was probably more eccentric than radical at the end of the day, but she could really cook. We always set extra plates at the dinner table because inevitably people would visit at dinner time. I started cooking when I was about eight. Cookies. Obviously I was motivated by desire! I loved cooking, I loved that the kitchen was always, in every way, the heart of the house, so I was always part of anything else that was happening while I was cooking. I loved people loving my food. With all the different things that I have done in my life and am interested in, food has remained my most consistent and enduring passion.

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