Discover an easy and delicious recipe for homemade gluten free sausage rolls using ready rolled gluten-free pastry and carb count-free pork sausages. Enjoy a tasty, hassle-free alternative that is perfect for any occasion!
Are you craving the comfort of classic sausage rolls but need a gluten-free and low-carb option? Then look no further! In this recipe, I’ll guide you through how to create the ultimate in easy and mouthwatering gluten-free sausage rolls using convenient shop-bought ready-roll gluten-free pastry and carb count-free pork sausages.
Whether you follow a gluten-free lifestyle or just want a tasty alternative, this recipe is a game-changer. Its simplicity and deliciousness will have you returning time and time again to these tasty gluten-free delights, perfect for any occasion!
Why Nothing compares to homemade Sausage Rolls
Making your own homemade sausage rolls is absolutely worth the extra effort for several reasons. Firstly, you can control the ingredients used. The use of fresh, quality ingredients allows for greater control over flavour and texture, ensuring a taste that surpasses any shop-bought alternatives.
This gluten-free sausage rolls recipe uses gluten-free ready-rolled puff pastry (for convenience), 97% pork carb count-free sausages (I use Heck), and for an extra special kick a tasty layer of chili jam. The result is a flavorful, gluten-free delight that’s both convenient and indulgent.
Additionally, the freedom to customize the recipe to personal preferences, such as using premium sausages and special ingredients like a chilli jam or chutney, adds a level of freshness and authenticity that simply cannot be replicated.
Is gluten-free better for a diabetic?
A gluten-free diet is primarily designed for individuals with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, as it involves avoiding gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten does not have a direct impact on blood sugar levels, and therefore, a gluten-free diet does not necessarily make it better for a person with diabetes.
However, We have found that the impact of the carbohydrates on blood sugar levels when we use gluten free alternatives does tend to be different to their wheat/ gluten counterparts. This may be due to their different glycaemic index and load. Unfortunately, the impact of these foods is unique for everyone. As with many aspects of diabetes management taking note of glucose and insulin levels will help you understand how your body responds to gluten free products.
You can read more about the tools we use in our diabetes toolkit in the article below:
Living with and/or caring for a person with type 1 diabetes is demanding, which is why it’s so important to create a diabetes management toolkit that can help you every day.
Ingredients for Homemade gluten-free sausage rolls
Gluten Free Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
- A convenient sheet or ready-rolled puff pastry, already chilled and no need for rolling
Gluten Free Pork Sausages
- Read the labels as many pork sausages include breadcrumbs and sugar and have to be carb counted
- I like the 97% Pork Gluten Free Sausages by Heck
- Adds a distinctive flavour and stickiness to these sausage rolls
- I like the chilli jam by Tracklements
- Used as an egg wash to seal the rolls and glaze the pastry
Optional Poppy or Sesame seeds for the tops
How to make the best gluten free sausage rolls
These sausage rolls come together effortlessly with minimal prep, thanks to the convenience of pre-made puff pastry.
Start by preheating your oven to 220°C / 200°C fan and bring the roll of gluten free puff pastry out of the fridge
Using a food processor, squeeze your sausages out of their skins and into the food processor bowl. add the sage and blitz until everything is chopped and combined.
Next, cut the pastry sheet in half lengthwise. Spread your preferred chutney on each half and then add the sausage meat mixture in the centre, leaving space to fold.
Brush one of the long edges on each pastry half with the egg wash and fold the pastry over the sausage mixture. Sealing the long edges together by gently pressing with your finger tips. Cut each length into 7 equal rolls and repeat the process on the other pastry half
Arrange the rolls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, brush the tops with the egg wash, and sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
For accurate carb counting of the chutney – weigh your jar before and after spreading it onto the pastry and then simply take the initial weight away from the weight at the end. This will tell you exactly how much you have used
When adding the sausage mixture – shape the sausage mixture into small sausage-like forms by squeezing it in your hands for easier rolling.
Sausage roll variations
Sausage rolls are versatile, and you can create various delicious variations to suit different tastes and dieatry needs. Here are some sausage meat variations you could try. Simply don’t add the sage or chilli chutney and add these extra ingredients instead:
Caramelized Onion and Gruyère – Mix the sausage meat with caramelized onions and shredded Gruyère cheese for a rich and savoury filling.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil – Add a burst of Mediterranean flavours by incorporating finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil into the sausage meat.
Spicy Jalapeño and Cheddar – Kick up the heat by mixing sausage meat with diced jalapeños and sharp cheddar cheese.
Cranberry and Rosemary – Introduce a festive touch with the addition of dried cranberries and fresh rosemary to the sausage meat.
Pesto and Parmesan – Incorporate the bold flavours of pesto and Parmesan cheese into the sausage meat for a Mediterranean-inspired filling.
For Vegetarian and Vegans why not try:
Vegetarian Haggis Sausage Rolls – Filed with a delectable savoury vegetarian haggis and caramelised onion chutney you won’t even miss the meat!
Cheese and Herb Sausage Rolls – Add grated cheese, chickpeas and fresh herbs to make a cheesy vegetarian mix for a deliciously savoury roll.
Vegan Sausage Rolls – Create a vegan version using plant-based sausages or a mix of vegetables, beans, and spices. (use olive oil in place of the egg wash)
Can I make sausage rolls in advance?
Yes, you can make sausage rolls in advance and store them for later use. Here’s how to do it:
Making Sausage Rolls in Advance:
- Prepare and Assemble:
- Follow the recipe and assemble the sausage rolls as directed.
- Freezing Uncooked Sausage Rolls:
- If you want to freeze them before baking, arrange the assembled, uncooked sausage rolls on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Place the tray in the freezer until the rolls are firm.
- Once frozen, transfer the rolls to a sealed container or plastic bag, separating layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- Label the container with the date and baking instructions.
- Baking from Frozen:
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven as per the recipe.
- Place the frozen sausage rolls on a baking tray and follow the baking instructions, adding a few extra minutes to account for the frozen state.
Storing Cooked Sausage Rolls
These sausage rolls will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. But, allow them to cool completely before storing them.
Freezing Cooked Sausage Rolls – If you are planning to store them for a longer period, open freeze the rolls as above and then place the rolls in a sealed container or plastic bag, and label them with the date.
Reheating – To reheat refrigerated or frozen cooked sausage rolls, preheat the oven and bake until heated through. The time will vary depending on whether they were refrigerated or frozen. in advance, you can have a convenient and delicious treat ready for any occasion.
While homemade sausage rolls may not be the healthiest option, it’s not a recipe I frequently choose to prepare. Nevertheless, opting for a high-quality pork sausage, free from unnecessary additives, contributes to a tastier and marginally healthier version of this classic treat.
The overall carb count for 1 gluten free sausage roll, based on the ingredients we would count for is:
- 280g of gluten-free Jus-rol puff pastry = 103g of carbs
- 90g of Tracklements chilli jam – 40.5g of carbs
Now add all the carbs together – 103+40.5 = 143.5g of carbs
Finally divide this by the number of sausage rolls made, which is 14: 144/16 = 9g of carbs per Sausage Roll
Please note this carb count amount per portion is based on the standard ingredients listed above and may differ depending on what you use and how much you choose to eat.