Back to School Sausage Roll

Keep the kids happy with this easy-to-make sausage roll from Jonny Marsh. Perfect for the lunch box or a quick dinner. You can even switch it up with veggie mince for a tasty, healthier alternative.


  • Pork mince 500g (or 500g veggie mince)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Dry mixed herbs
  • 1tbsp garlic purée
  • 1 egg – for egg washing pastry
  • 1 sheet of ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 1tsp pepper


  • Fry the chopped onion on a low-medium heat until soft (8-10 mins)
  • Take the onions off the heat
  • In a bowl, mix the pork mince, mixed herbs, garlic purée, fried onions together
  • Once the ingredients are combined, empty on to a piece of cling film (large until to cover)

Watch the video for inspiration on the next steps, as this is a trick you’ll want to learn!

  • Wrap the ingredients in cling film tightly
  • Using your index finger and thumb to take a line of cling film
  • As you let the cylinder dangle and use gravity and the weight and sway of the pork to naturally tighten the cling film
  • Place the compact sausage mix on a puff pastry and roll slowly to cover. Remember to pinch the sides at each end to unsure the mix is kept tightly wrapped
  • At this point, you and the children have a chance to freestyle – using a little office knife, create a little pattern in the leftover puff pastry and place on top.
  • Leave to set in the fridge for an hour
  • To finish, beat the egg in a separate bowl and brush the sausage roll with egg wash
  • Place the sausage roll in an oven at 180° until golden brown (20-25 mins)

Serve with some salad and something tangy and you’ve got an absolutely delicious packed lunch, or a quick dinner for the whole family. Enjoy!

Check out my brilliant bolognese, quick coconut curry, simple stir fry and vegan black bean burger recipes for more fantastic, delicious ideas.

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