Sausage rolls are the ultimate British party food. They never go out of fashion, they’re always the first to go at any party and everyone can always manage just one more. As good as the classic British sausage roll is, we decided to give it a bit of a facelift with the addition of jalapeños and parmesan. That hint of cheesiness and hit of chili heat is so good you might just be able to manage three, four or five more!

5-Ingredient Cheesy Jalapeno Sausage Rolls

Ingredients:

Makes 28-30 small sausage rolls

– 14-ounce pack ready-rolled puff pastry

– 5 thick, good quality sausages

– 3 jalapeños

– 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan

– 1 egg

Easy Cheesy Sausage Rolls Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/200 degrees Celsius. Chop one of the jalapeños into very small pieces and slice the other two into small slices. Set aside.
  2. Unroll the pastry and cut lengthwise into two equal-size strips.
  3. Remove the skin from the sausages and place 2 1/2 sausages lengthwise along the middle of one of the pastry strips. You may need to roll the sausages slightly to make them longer and thinner so they reach the ends of the pastry. Repeat with the remaining sausage and pastry.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped jalapeños and then the shredded parmesan over the sausage meat.
  5. Whisk the egg lightly in a small bowl, and brush the top length of each piece of pastry with the egg.
  6. Starting from the bottom, roll the sausage rolls up tightly so you have two long rolls. Turn the rolls over and press the seams shut using a fork, then turn over again and brush the top of the rolls with more egg wash.
  7. Slice the rolls into small slices — about 14-15 slices per roll. Then pierce each sausage roll with a fork. Place on one large or two medium baking trays, ensuring there is a little space around each sausage roll, as they will expand.
  8. Place in the oven and cook for 13 minutes.
  9. While the sausage rolls are cooking, pour the remaining egg wash out onto a plate and layer the jalapeños on the egg wash.
  10. Take the sausage rolls out of the oven and place a slice of jalapeño on top of each sausage roll, egg wash side down (using the egg wash like glue). Place back in the oven for 2-3 further minutes.
  11. Take out of the oven and allow to cool before using a sharp spatula to remove the sausage rolls from the tray. Using the sharp spatula will help if any of the sausage rolls stick to the tray. Serve warm, or allow to cool before serving.
Easy Cheesy Sausage Rolls step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/200 degrees Celsius. Chop one of the jalapeños into very small pieces, and cut the other two into small slices.

Easy Cheesy Sausage Rolls step 2

Unroll the pastry and cut lengthwise into two equal-size strips.

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Remove the skin from the sausages and place 2 1/2 sausages lengthwise along the middle of one of the pastry strips. You’ll probably need to roll the sausages slightly to make them longer and thinner so they reach the ends of the pastry. Repeat with the remaining sausage and pastry.

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Sprinkle the chopped jalapeños and then the shredded parmesan over the sausage meat. Looking good so far!

Easy Cheesy Sausage Rolls step 5

Brush a little egg wash on the top length of each piece of pastry.

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Starting from the bottom, roll the sausage rolls up tightly so you have two long rolls.Turn the rolls over and press the seams shut using a fork, then turn over again and brush the top of the rolls with more egg wash.

Easy Cheesy Sausage Rolls step 7

Slice the rolls into bite-size pieces, about 14-15 slices per roll. Then pierce each sausage roll with a fork. Place on one large or two medium baking trays.

Easy Cheesy Sausage Rolls step 8

Cook in the oven for 13 minutes.

Easy Cheesy Sausage Rolls step 9

While the sausage rolls are cooking, pour the remaining egg wash onto a plate and layer the jalapeños on top.

Easy Cheesy Sausage Rolls step 10

Take the sausage rolls out of the oven and place a slice of jalapeño on top of each sausage roll, egg wash side down (using the egg wash like glue). Place back in the oven for 2-3 further minutes. Take out of the oven and allow to cool before using a sharp spatula to remove the sausage rolls from the tray. Pro tip: Cooled sausage rolls can be placed in an airtight container in the fridge and eaten the next day.

5-Ingredient Cheesy Jalapeno Sausage Rolls

Delicious served warm or cold!

5-Ingredient Cheesy Jalapeno Sausage Rolls

These make for a great party appetizer or an after-school snack for the little ones.

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