Cheesy Vegetarian ‘Sausage’ Rolls

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Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with our Cheesy Vegetarian ‘Sausage’ Rolls—a modern and savory twist on a beloved classic. Bursting with flavor and wrapped in flaky pastry, these rolls offer a delectable combination of cheesy goodness and wholesome ingredients. Whether you’re a dedicated vegetarian, a plant-based enthusiast, or simply looking to tantalize your taste buds, join us on a culinary journey as we craft these irresistible ‘sausage’ rolls that are perfect for any occasion.

Cheesy vegetarian ‘sausage’ rolls are a delectable twist on a classic British snack. Traditional sausage rolls, made with pork sausage meat encased in flaky pastry, have been a staple of British cuisine for decades. This vegetarian version offers a delicious alternative, replacing meat with a savory blend of vegetables, cheese, herbs, and spices.

  • Innovation in Vegetarian Cuisine: Vegetarian ‘sausage’ rolls reflect the growing popularity of plant-based diets and the desire for creative, meatless alternatives. These rolls cater to vegetarians, vegans, and those looking to reduce their meat consumption while savoring familiar flavors.
  • Perfect for Snacking: ‘Sausage’ rolls have been enjoyed in the UK since the 19th century. They were originally served as a snack at public houses, picnics, and parties. This recipe preserves the beloved tradition of snacking on sausage rolls while offering a meat-free option.

Cheesy Vegetarian ‘Sausage’ Rolls

Our Cheesy Vegetarian 'Sausage' Rolls reimagine the traditional snack with a delightful plant-based twist. A filling of seasoned and textured vegetable protein is paired with rich cheeses, creating a savory mixture that's rolled up in golden-brown puff pastry. The result is a satisfying bite that's as comforting as it is delicious. Perfect for parties, picnics, or a cozy night in, these 'sausage' rolls are a mouthwatering treat that will leave you craving more.

Tools and Equipment

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 25 mins Rest Time 10 mins Total Time 55 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 8 Calories: 376.47 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the plant-based 'sausage' crumbles, grated cheddar cheese, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry sheets into rectangles.

  4. Cut each puff pastry sheet into 4 equal rectangles.

  5. Spoon the 'sausage' mixture onto the center of each pastry rectangle.

  6. Fold the pastry over the filling and press the edges to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges for a decorative touch.

  7. Place the 'sausage' rolls on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down.

  8. Brush the tops of the rolls with plant-based milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and cooked through.

  10. Remove from the oven and let the rolls cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 376.47kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25.75g40%
Saturated Fat 7.91g40%
Trans Fat 0.13g
Cholesterol 13.99mg5%
Sodium 357.97mg15%
Potassium 75.07mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 27.64g10%
Dietary Fiber 1.27g6%
Sugars 1.49g
Protein 9.09g19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It's always best to double-check with your specific ingredients and measurements for accurate nutritional information.

Note

Tips and Variations:
  • Customize the filling by adding chopped spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, or sautéed mushrooms.
  • Experiment with different cheeses for unique flavor profiles.
  • Serve the 'sausage' rolls with a side of tomato chutney or your favorite dipping sauce.
Serving Suggestions:
  • Enjoy the Cheesy Vegetarian 'Sausage' Rolls as a satisfying appetizer at parties or gatherings.
  • Serve with a side salad for a complete and balanced meal.
  • Pack them for a savory snack on the go or for a delightful addition to lunchboxes.
Allergen Information:
  • Dairy: This recipe contains cheese, so it's not suitable for those with dairy allergies. However, you can explore dairy-free cheese alternatives to accommodate dairy-free diets.

  • Gluten: Traditional puff pastry is made with wheat flour, which contains gluten. If you or your guests have gluten allergies or sensitivities, look for gluten-free puff pastry or pastry alternatives made from rice flour or other gluten-free grains.

Wine or Drink Pairing:
  • Sparkling Cider: The fruity and slightly tart notes of sparkling cider complement the savory and cheesy flavors of these 'sausage' rolls beautifully.

  • Herbal Tea: A cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile or peppermint, can be a soothing and refreshing beverage to enjoy alongside these savory treats.

Storage and Leftovers:
  • Refrigeration: Store any leftover 'sausage' rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

  • Reheating: To reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the rolls on a baking sheet. Heat for 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through and the pastry is crispy again.

  • Freezing: You can also freeze 'sausage' rolls for longer storage. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. They can be frozen for up to 3 months. To reheat, bake from frozen in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes.

Keywords: Cheesy Vegetarian 'Sausage' Rolls, Plant-Based Comfort Food, Vegetarian Snacks, Savory Pastry

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