Recipe

Vegetarian sausage rolls

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Vegetarian sausage rolls
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated
  • 2 zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 1 lemon, finely grated rind
  • 300 gram vegetarian mince
  • 2 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • chilli sauce, to serve

Method

Vegetarian sausage rolls
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Grease and line a baking tray.
  • 2
    Combine cheese, onion, parsley and 1 egg in a bowl. Season well. Squeeze out all liquid from carrot and zucchini; add to cheese mixture with lemon rind, mince and breadcrumbs. Combine well. Set aside.
  • 3
    Crack remaining egg into a bowl; whisk gently. Lightly brush exposed pastry with egg. Fold pastry over mince mixture to firmly enclose and form sausage roll. With back of a fork, press edge where pastry meets to ensure a tight seal. Repeat to make four rolls.
  • 4
    Cut each long sausage roll into three small ones. Score top of each sausage roll at regular intervals. Brush with remaining egg; sprinkle with sesame and poppy seeds. Place on prepared tray.
  • 5
    Bake rolls 20-25 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Serve with chilli sauce.

Notes

Vegetarian mince is a soy vegetable protein that looks just like regular mince and is sold refrigerated in supermarkets. These rolls freeze well before they are baked, which means you can store them for a no-fuss dinner. Simply allow an extra 20 minutes baking time when you remove them from the freezer to bake from frozen.

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