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.
25 Comments on “Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Rolls”
Can these be frozen? Would you bake them, partially bake them if freezing? I just think it would be a great make ahead and grab from the freezer for a quick meal.
Hi, yes you could make them then freeze before baking the pastry, or freeze after baking then defrost and reheat. Enjoy.
Thank you for this recipe. My daughter cannot eat sausages so we never had sausage rolls Christmas, but now we can all enjoy these turkey, stuffing and cranberry rolls this year.
I’m so happy you found my recipe, I hope you all enjoy.
Now who couldn’t love these?!! I mean, even children would enjoy them, as would I. Very smart. And I always have puff pastry around…
Thank you so much. They are a hit this time of the year 🙂
My husband and I tried this clever recipe and just loved it! We will try it again tomorrow night with a combination of other Thanksgiving leftovers.
I’m so glad you enjoyed them 🙂
What a fab idea. T
What a great leftover recipe idea! It’s also one I haven’t seen before. Props to you! Puff pastry is the best.
wow these are making my mouth water! Sounds like the perfect ingredients wrapped up in some pastry goodness! Yeah, I might be in love 🙂
Absolutely wonderful, Janette! Coincidentally, I have a pile of chicken left over from yesterday’s dinner. I am more than a little tempted to go out and buy some stuffing and cranberry and make some of these!
I absolutely love this recipe. Thx for sharing your heritage with us.
The rolls look amazing and are a great option to update turkey left-overs! Could have one of these any time! 🙂
I know, me too 🙂
These look and sound AMAZING! Can not wait for Thanksgiving leftovers to give this a try!
Thank you Joy
What a smart idea, to use Thanksgiving leftovers, Janette! I love it! Pinned!
Thank you Mira, I was quite pleased at the outcome.
This is a very clever use of leftovers. I always want to find creative ways to re-use leftovers. Great idea of putting them into puff pastry.
Thank you Rini 🙂
I love new ideas for using leftovers! YUM! Pinned and SU’d
Thank you KC, they turned out pretty good.
What a fun idea, love these!
Thank you so much Matt 🙂