Air Fryer Sausage Rolls. How to make delicious air fryer sausage rolls. Both sausage rolls from frozen and sausage rolls made with my homemade pastry. Loaded into the air fryer and perfect for parties, picnics, brunch and so much more.
Our air fryer sausage rolls were originally shared on Recipe This in 2016. This is the updated version with more photos and frozen air fryer sausage rolls included.
Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
Can we talk about one of my favourite comfort foods of all time? One that started in childhood and that I wish was a zero calorie food. Because if I could eat it every day for the rest of my life, then I would!
If you haven’t guessed it is the sausage roll. Made famous by the British bakeries.
I remember having them from the local bakery when I was at work with my dad. He had a record shop in the 80’s and early 90’s and was only about 3 doors away from the local bakers.
He would take £10 out of the till, tell me what he wanted for lunch and tell me to get whatever I wanted.
I mean seriously £10 was a lot of money in those days and to send a 8 year old into a shop full of baked goods is asking for trouble.
I would come out with a sandwich for each of us, flapjacks, strawberry tarts and a big warm sausage roll.
I was quite surprised looking back at my discipline and the fact that I wasn’t so greedy that I spent the lot!
Yet now it is often blamed for the obesity in the UK because instead of just having the lovely local bakery you have chains that will sell you 5 sausage rolls for a special offer price rather than people going in and just having the one!
I also used to get them at school too. But they were never as nice. I remember that most of the time they were burnt, but as it was one of my favourite foods I didn’t really care.
In the Milner’s house sausage rolls tends to be a seasonal thing.
In the summer it is ideal for picnics on the beach and at Christmas its always our mid morning brunch.
What Is A Sausage Roll?
If you don’t live in the UK or Australia, then the chances are, that you will not have heard of the sausage roll.
A sausage roll is a sausage with the skin removed, that is wrapped in pastry. Very similar to our air fryer pigs in a blanket, but of course that uses mini hot dogs instead of sausage meat.
Can You Air Fry Sausage Rolls?
Yes you can. The only thing you need to think about is the size of your sausage roll compared to the size of your air fryer.
If you look at one of the many sausage rolls we have made it only just fit.
You can also chop up your sausage rolls into bite size and make mini sausage rolls in the air fryer instead.
Can You Air Fry Frozen Sausage Rolls?
Yes you can. As a kid I always heated up sausage rolls in the microwave. Then I would serve it on a napkin and end up covered in the flaky pastry. BUT the air fryer does a much better job and gives it a crispy coating and it wont taste soggy.
How To Air Fry Sausage Rolls?
The quick version of making sausage rolls in air fryer goes as follows:
- Make pie crust and roll it out.
- Add a layer of sausage meat and roll it up like a sausage.
- Load into the air fryer.
- Cook + eat.
There is a little more to it than that, but those are the simple basics!
Cooking Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Rolls
You can cook either regular size frozen sausage rolls in the air fryer or mini sausage rolls.
I love both.
Though as you would expect the cook time varies.
If you would like to cook mini sausage rolls in the air fryer then the cook time is 180c/360f for 10 minutes. Though I do recommend an egg wash over the pastry for that wonderful British golden pastry glow.
For regular sized sausage rolls, the cook time is 180c/360f for 15 minutes.
Reheat Sausage Rolls In Air Fryer
To reheat sausage rolls in the air fryer, cook for 5 minutes at 160c/320f. This will make sure it is piping hot again.
What us Milner’s do is reheat the leftovers and serve them with air fryer fries and gravy and then its like we are in a British café.
Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
- Start by making your pie crust. Add mixed herbs into the crust to give it a better flavour. Roll out onto a clean worktop or onto a chopping board. Roll out your pastry and add a long layer of sausage meat. Egg wash the sides and then roll it up and smother in egg wash. Trim any loose ends.
- Place your sausage roll in the air fryer.
- Air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f and serve.