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This is a super simple modified Low-Carb and Gluten-Free version of a sausage roll. These rolls are flavorful and filling and they make a fantastic breakfast alongside eggs. Make the recipe ahead and freeze it so you’ll have a quick grab and bake options when you’re needing a meal fast.
What is A Sausage Roll?
Traditional Sausage Rolls have buttery puff pastry dough that is wrapped around a meat filling with sausage, eggs, onions, and tons of spices.
I believe they are more common in Britain and maybe Ireland and often times a bit more labor-intensive than the version I’m sharing today. Typically the rolls start out with ground sausage flavored with all the spices and onions, then rolled in the puff pastry before baking.
They are truly delicious and if you ever have a chance to enjoy one of the traditional ones, I highly suggest you take it and dig in. You won’t regret it. It is a savory package of goodness.
But today I’m taking that concept and modifying it down into a super simple recipe that I like to make for my family. I love the idea of the sausage rolls but try to save time where ever I can when needed.
So in this recipe, we are skipping making our own sausage filling and picking up some flavorful sausage links at the store and swapping the puff pastry out for a low-carb dough. Yep, you guessed it, a version of the low-carb fat head cheese dough.
These two items make sausage rolls come to life in your kitchen in much less time and with a lot fewer carbs. Let’s check out the process!
What Ingredients Do I need To Make These Low Carb Sausage Rolls?
To make these amazing sausage rolls we’ll focus on the two main components of the recipe. Those are the breakfast sausage links and the low-carb dough we’ll use to wrap the sauce up in before baking them.
Let’s take a moment to take a closer look at the sausage and the dough that you’ll use to make this recipe.
Breakfast Sausage Links: Try to find a package of sausage links that have the lowest amount of carbs. All sausage and bacon will have some added sugars that are used in the curing process but I find the ones that have 1 carb or less when I buy them.
If you have the extra time, you can totally make your own sausage mix and form them into links. I’ve done this in the past, but for now, I’m happy with picking them up from the grocery store or at a local butcher.
Want to shave even more time off this recipe? Then check your local grocery stores for the sausage and bacon and pick up a package of the pre-cooked sausage links. Jimmy Dean has a box that is pretty affordable and tastes great. This would mean all you’d have to do is make your dough and then roll these premade sausages up in that dough Easy Peasy!
Low Carb Cheese Dough: I’m not going to go on and on about this dough, because I know it is well known in the low carb, keto, and Trim Healthy Mama diet circles. I’ll just say that it is perfect for his recipes and tastes great.
Just in case there is someone that is still in the dark about this dough I’ll just say it is a dough that is made of shredded cheese, cream cheese, and an egg. It is a fantastic dough that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. I modify my recipe slightly with some oat fiber but that is for my texture preference and you can skip that if you don’t have any on hand.
I have a full post and video about this dough on the blog that I’ve been told has helped people when they needed some help on the dough process. You can find it here. It might be helpful to watch before you start this recipe just as a refresher.
How Do You Make Easy Low Carb Sausage Rolls?
Here is the step-by-step instruction for whipping up a batch of these sausage rolls. You’ll see firsthand how easy and fun these are to make. It would be a fun recipe to get the kids into the kitchen with you also. My son is almost 13 and loves to help me cook these days!
Step 1: Prepare the dough and roll it out.
In the first step, you’ll mix up and prepare the cheese dough according to the recipe instructions and roll it out between two pieces of parchment paper.
The goal here is to get the dough to about 1/4 inch thick and into a large enough circle that you’ll be able to get enough triangles to roll all the sausage links.
Step 2: Cut out the dough for the sausage rolls.
Now that the dough is rolled into a large circle, take a pizza cutter and use it to cut twelve small triangles that will be used to wrap the sausage in the next step.
The triangles do not have to be exactly the same size, but just do your best to get them as close as possible. The main thing is to have enough to roll all of the sausages in before baking. You can see from the photos mine are not perfect but they worked just fine.
Step 3: Rolling the sausages.
This is the fun part of the recipe and the part the kids would love to help with. They can help roll the sausages up and get them ready for the last step. I think kids are more likely to eat foods that they’ve had a part in preparing.
For this step place a sausage on the widest end of the triangle and roll it toward the smaller pointer end. Think of it like those crescent rolls that come in those pop cans. That’s exactly how these are rolled up. Continue this process until all the sausages are rolled.
Step 4: Baking the low-carb sausage rolls.
Once you’ve rolled all the sausages up in their delicious doughy blankets place them all on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper and brush the tops with melted butter.
If you want to go lighter you can opt for an egg white and water mix to brush the tops with. But the butter adds some amazing flavor. So I’d say splurge and go for that option.
You can also sprinkle the tops with poppy seeds as I have done a few here in the pictures or an Everything Bagel seasoning if you’d like. But once the tops have been brushed with the butter slide them in a preheated oven and bake them until they are nice and golden brown.
How To Freeze These Easy Low Carb Sausage Rolls?
When it comes to these sausage rolls you’ll be happy to know that they can be prepared in advance. It’s nice to make them the night before and place them on the baking sheet before wrapping the top of the baking sheet with plastic wrap.
Then the next morning remove the plastic and bake them per the instructions in the recipe card below. They work beautifully this way if you want to save time in the morning but want a delicious and hearty start to your day.
The rolls can even be made and frozen. To do this recipe as a freezer meal I suggest making the sausage rolls up completely and placing them on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
Next, place the baking sheet into the freezer and let the sausage rolls freeze completely. Once they are frozen take them off the baking sheet and place them into a large freezer-safe bag. This way you can pull out as many as you need when you are ready to cook them.
If you want to freeze them cooked, then bake them and let them cool completely before placing them on a baking sheet to let them freeze before putting them in a bag for storage.
What is the Best Way To Reheat These Sausage Rolls?
If you froze these babies raw then there is no need to thaw when you are ready to bake them. Remove them from the freezer bag and place them on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Bake them in a preheated 375-degree oven for about 20 to 22 minutes.
If you froze them fully cooked or if you are just wanted to reheat some leftover from the fridge there are a couple of ways you can do this.
My preferred method of reheating these is in an air fryer or in the oven. To me, this just gives the rolls the best texture and taste. But then again I don’t have a microwave and haven’t for almost 2 years now.
So if you do have a microwave, you can totally warm these up. I would only do them for about a minute at the most and maybe even check them after 30 seconds. You don’t want them to get tough and dry. So just go easier if you go this route.
There you have it, friends, you are now set up with an awesome and Easy Low Carb Sausage Roll recipe that will make a nutritious and filling breakfast that will keep you full and ready to take on the day.
I hope you love these easy recipes as much as I do. They are a great help to me on busy mornings when I need to make sure everyone is fed so I can get started on work. Enjoy!
A low carb pastry wrapped around breakfast sausage links. These Sausage Rolls are an easy recipe that will help you get breakfast served quickly. Make them ahead of time and freezer them.
Sausage Roll Dough
- 2 cups of Shredded Full Fat Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 tablespoons of soft cream cheese
- 3/4 cup of almond flour
- 2 tablespoons of oat fiber
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 12 Breakfast Sausage Links
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- Brown the breakfast sausage links in a skillet. They don't need to be cooked fully since they will finish cooking in the oven.
- To make the dough add the Mozzarella Cheese and cream cheese to a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Take it out and stir then return it to the microwave for another 30 seconds.
- Just keeping heating it until it reaches a very smooth consistency and the cream cheese is completely mixed in.
- Once the cheese is at the melted stage add in the egg and dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the cheese until there are no lumps and you can't see any dry mix in the cheese.
- ProTip: To get a great cough consistency with no lumps, stir the dough well then begin kneading it with your hands.
- Roll out the dough between two greased pieces of parchment paper until it is a large circle. You'll need to be able to cut the dough into 12 triangles (similar to the share o those canned crescent rolls) but the circle doesn't have to be perfect.
- After the triangles are cut, take a sausage link and lay it on the widest end of the triangle, and roll it toward the smaller end. Continue this with all of the sausage links.
- Place the Low Carb Sausage Rolls on a baking tray and brush with butter. If you like you can sprinkle options toppings onto the rolls like Everything Bagel Seasoning or Poppy Seeds. I usually do some of each.
- Bake the rolls for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenhieght.
- Remove from the oven and serve hot. See Blog post for freezer instructions.
Amount Per ServingCalories 205Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 57mgSodium 333mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 11g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
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