Vegan Sausage Rolls

Vegan Sausage Rolls

Preparation : 15 mins ·Cooking : 25 minsServes 4



tablespoonolive oil
onion, small, finely chopped
clovesgarlic, minced
cupmushrooms, finely chopped
cupcooked lentils, mashed
tablespoonnutritional yeast
tablespoonsoy sauce
teaspoonsmoked paprika
teaspoondried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
sheetsvegan puff pastry thawed
tablespoonnon-dairy milk (for brushing)

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy1138 kcal
  • Protein95 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)55 g
  • Cholesterol229 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids18 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids27 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids5 g
  • Carbohydrate57 g
  • Sugars6 g
  • Fiber21 g
  • Calcium210 mg
  • Iron19 mg
  • Magnesium170 mg
  • Phosphorus960 mg
  • Potassium1987 mg
  • Sodium2313 mg
  • Zinc12 mg
  • Copper1 mg
  • Selenium78 µg
  • Vitamin A16 µg
  • Vitamin E4 mg
  • Vitamin D0 µg
  • Vitamin C6 mg
  • Vitamin B61 mg
  • Vitamin B126 µg
  • Vitamin K103 µg


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until softened and lightly browned.

  3. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they release their moisture and become tender. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed lentils, breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.

  5. Add the cooked mushroom mixture to the bowl and mix everything together until well combined.

  6. On a lightly floured surface, unfold one sheet of puff pastry. Cut it in half lengthwise, creating two long rectangles.

  7. Spoon the lentil-mushroom mixture along the centre of each pastry rectangle, shaping it into a long sausage-like shape.

  8. Fold one side of the pastry over the filling and press the edges together. Repeat with the other side, sealing the pastry. Repeat the process with the second sheet of puff pastry and the remaining filling.

  9. Place the sausage rolls on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with non-dairy milk, which will help them achieve a golden color while baking.

  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.

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

  12. Serve warm and enjoy your delicious vegan sausage rolls!

Feel free to adjust the seasonings or add herbs and spices of your choice to customise the flavour according to your preferences. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Story

In recent years, the UK has witnessed a remarkable rise in the popularity of vegan sausage rolls, reflecting the growing demand for plant-based alternatives in the country. This surge in interest can be attributed to several factors, including changing dietary preferences, increased awareness about animal welfare, and a rising concern for the environment. The advent of the vegan sausage roll has provided a tasty and convenient option for those looking to reduce or eliminate their consumption of animal products.

Greggs, a renowned bakery chain in the United Kingdom, played a significant role in catapulting the popularity of vegan sausage rolls to new heights. In 2019, Greggs unveiled their highly anticipated vegan version of the classic sausage roll, capturing the attention and taste buds of customers across the nation. The launch generated an unprecedented level of excitement and media buzz, with long queues forming outside Greggs stores as people eagerly sought to get their hands on this plant-based marvel. Greggs' decision to embrace veganism and offer a vegan sausage roll was met with overwhelming positivity and demonstrated their commitment to meeting the evolving demands of their customers. The move not only drew the attention of vegans but also sparked curiosity among meat-eaters, who were curious to taste this innovative creation. Greggs' bold step paved the way for other food establishments to follow suit, igniting a trend that has since spread throughout the UK food industry. Their contribution to the rise of vegan sausage rolls cannot be overstated, as Greggs managed to bring plant-based eating into the mainstream and played a significant role in reshaping perceptions of vegan food.

The popularity of vegan sausage rolls can also be attributed to a general rise in plant-based diets in the UK. More people are opting for vegan or vegetarian lifestyles, either for health reasons, environmental concerns, or ethical considerations. The availability of delicious and accessible vegan options, such as the vegan sausage roll, has played a significant role in attracting a broader audience and dispelling the notion that plant-based foods are bland or uninspiring.

Social media has played a pivotal role in the rise of vegan sausage rolls as well. Influencers, bloggers, and celebrities have enthusiastically shared their experiences and recommendations, amplifying the reach and appeal of these vegan treats. The visually appealing nature of the sausage rolls, coupled with positive reviews and mouth-watering images shared online, has piqued the interest of both vegans and non-vegans alike, prompting them to give it a try.

Moreover, the success of vegan sausage rolls has spurred other food establishments, both large chains and smaller independent shops, to develop their own versions of this delectable snack. This increased competition has led to a wider variety of options available to consumers, catering to different taste preferences and dietary needs.

Overall, the rise in popularity of vegan sausage rolls in the UK is a testament to the growing acceptance and demand for plant-based alternatives. With their convenience, taste, and positive environmental impact, vegan sausage rolls have become a symbol of the changing attitudes towards food choices, indicating a shift towards more sustainable and compassionate eating habits in the country.