Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Rolls
Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Rolls are a great use of Thanksgiving & Christmas turkey leftovers all rolled up in flaky puff pastry. A little savory, a little sweet, it’s the flavors of a holiday dinner in a roll.
English sausage rolls are a popular on-the-go meal and snack in the U.K and this recipe is inspired by my recipe for Homemade Sausage Rolls.
There’s no sausage in these sausage rolls
I have had some comment about these Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Rolls asking “Where is the sausage?” The definition of sausage is ground or chopped meat mixed with other ingredients and seasonings and not all sausage is in casings. So if you want to dissect it, the turkey, stuffing and cranberry are chopped, mixed together and molded into the shape of a sausage.
These sausage rolls really couldn’t be easier to make because the filling is already made, so, the only work involved is the rolling of pre-made dough. There’s not much cooking involved, something else to be thankful for.
My favorite stuffing/dressing
My go-to stuffing/dressing is cornbread, sage & onion stuffing. This is the stuffing that fills me up before I eat my Thanksgiving dinner because I can’t stop eating it. It’s that good.
I also have a stunning Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie recipe.
The beauty of using pre-made puff pastry (other than no one has the time or patience to make it) is it doesn’t have to be rolled out. You just defrost it, unfold and cut it. Brushing egg wash over the top and sides makes for lovely browning of the pastry.
The size of the sausage rolls are meal size. I like to serve with a side of peas and extra cranberry sauce. To make snack or appetizer size, cut them in half before baking.
You can freeze these rolls before baking the pastry or after (then just defrost and reheat). If you want to freeze before baking, you’ll need to defrost in the fridge overnight, then bake according to the recipe. If you want to freeze them after baking, defrost in the fridge overnight, then warm in a 350°F/180°C oven.