Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls are like Christmas dinner in a sausage roll (including the turkey)

Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls are like Christmas dinner in a sausage roll (including the turkey), Give this easy recipe for making sausage rolls a try. #sausagerolls #christmasdinner #stuffedturkey

A Christmas tradition

Making sausage rolls is a tradition in my family. We grew up with my mums homemade sausage rolls every year. I remember it always being just a Christmas thing and then as we got older and more demanding, they started to come out at Easter or other rare feasts. But they were always reserved for a special occasion. Mum making sausage rolls was almost a confirmation that whatever the event was, it must be special. Maybe I’m just being romantic or nostalgic but that’s how I remember them in my mind.

 
Well, last year I posted that homemade sausage roll recipe and you absolutely have to give them a try but I wanted to make some more this year and maybe this can become a Sugar Salt Magic tradition – Sausage roll recipes at Christmas time. I like that idea 🙂

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Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls are like Christmas dinner in a sausage roll (including the turkey), Give this easy recipe for making sausage rolls a try. #sausagerolls #christmasdinner #stuffedturkey
 
This years entrant into the Christmas sausage roll files is this recipe for Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls. But this isn’t just the turkey stuffing, ya’ll. No, no. This is the turkey and the stuffing. All those wonderful flavours of Christmas jam-packed into one teeny, tiny bite size, crispy puff pastry covered sausage.
 
I was going for ‘Christmas dinner in a sausage roll’. Whatdyathink??? Well it works. These are so full of flavour. Full of Christmas flavour. They make me want to sit by the Christmas tree with a glass of port with just the lights from the Christmas tree sparkling and the sound of that crunchy pastry with every bite.
 
Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls are like Christmas dinner in a sausage roll (including the turkey), Give this easy recipe for making sausage rolls a try. #sausagerolls #christmasdinner #stuffedturkey
 

Lets get making sausage rolls

Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls have a little prep work in the frying of a few of the ingredients, before mixing them altogether and rolling inside the pre-made, pre-rolled puff pastry sheets but there is nothing difficult here.
 
The flavours are everything I like in a good stuffing PLUS turkey mince (ground turkey). Once you have them all rolled, you simply bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes until you’re in Christmas Sausage Roll heaven.
Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls are like Christmas dinner in a sausage roll (including the turkey), Give this easy recipe for making sausage rolls a try. #sausagerolls #christmasdinner #stuffedturkey
 
I’m a purist. I eat my homemade sausage rolls plain, with no sauce but my hubbys family are definitely sauce adders. If you’re a sauce adder too, might I suggest some cranberry sauce to stick to the Christmas theme?
 
The Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls were a hit when I delivered them to my co-workers the following day and I know they’ll be a hit at your gathering too.

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Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls are like Christmas dinner in a sausage roll (including the turkey), Give this easy recipe for making sausage rolls a try. #sausagerolls #christmasdinner #stuffedturkey

 

Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls are like Christmas dinner in a sausage roll (including the turkey), Give this easy recipe for making sausage rolls a try. #sausagerolls #christmasdinner #stuffedturkey

Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls

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Stuffed Turkey Sausage Rolls are like Christmas dinner in a sausage roll (including the turkey), Give this easy recipe for making sausage rolls a try.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 rasher bacon, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 500 g turkey mince (ground turkey)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened (notes)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, finely chopped (notes)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 sheets pre-rolled puff pastry, still cool but not frozen (I like to use Borgs)
  • ½ cup plain (AP) flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Nigella seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200C / 400F / 180C fan. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Make the filling

  • In a dry frying pan over medium heat, gently toast the pine nuts. Make sure to move them around regularly so they don’t burn. Once they’re a little golden, transfer them to a large bowl to cool.
  • In the same pan, heat the olive oil then add the bacon, onion, celery, mushrooms and garlic. Saute until they’ve softened. Allow to cool slightly while you mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  • Into the bowl with the pine nuts, add the turkey mince, butter, sage, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Finally add the slightly cooled onion mixture and mix it all together well.

Now set up your sausage roll making space.

  • Have a large chopping board, a fork, a sharp knife, a small bowl of water and your flour close by. Lay one sheet of puff pastry onto your chopping board.
  • Roll 1/3 cup of filing lightly in the flour so that your hands don’t get sticky, then form it into a long sausage shape just slightly shorter than the width of the pastry (leave 1cm bare at each end). Lay the sausage just a couple of centimetres from the front edge of the pastry, then use your finger to run some water around the sides and front edge of the pastry. Fold the pastry away from you, over the top of the meat and press the join down firmly on the other side of the filling. Make sure it’s tight, you don’t want air trapped inside. (use the edge of your fingers to press the pastry tight up against the filling and push out the air as you go.) 
  • Use the knife to cut away the other half of the sheet, then press down all along the 3 join sides with the fork. Trim away a little of the join if it’s too wide. Cut each log into 5 pieces, then jab 2 little air holes in the top of each one with the knife to allow steam to escape. Sit them onto the baking tray an inch or two apart, then repeat with the rest of the pastry and filling mix.
  • You can freeze them at this point by laying them on a baking tray in the freezer, then once frozen, transfer them all to a plastic bag or container. 
  • Or, if you want to bake them straight away, lightly brush them with the beaten egg, sprinkle with nigella seeds if using, then bake for around 20-23 minutes, turning the trays halfway through, until light golden and crispy all over. Give them a couple of minutes to cool down before taking a bite.

Notes

  1. I use a standard Australian 20ml tablespoon (equiv. 4 teaspoons worldwide)
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