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Recipe: Toddler-Friendly Pork and Veggie Sausage Rolls

Packed with veggies and protein these toddler-friendly sausage rolls are perfect for a snack or main meal.


On average, most supermarket frozen sausage rolls contain less than 20% actual beef or meat! the rest of the product is made from cheaper ingredients, like flour, additives, emulsifiers and binders.

Making sausage rolls at home is a great alternative and does not need to be complicated, not to mention it is cheaper!

This recipe is so simple you can use any veggies you have on hand and even use store-bought puff pastry.

I like to use the Pampas butter puff pastry as it has minimal ingredients, but you can use any pastry that suits your family.

My kids love this recipe and it is on regular rotation as a snack or for a quick lunch or dinner. I like to make up a big batch and then freeze the leftovers.

The sausage rolls can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days and frozen for up to 3 months.

Tip: if you use the Pampas butter puff pastry avoid letting it thaw too much or get too soft before you fill and roll it as it can become very sticky. It is almost better if it is still a little firm.


500g of pork mince

1 large carrot or 2 small carrots, grated

1 brown onion

1 tablespoon of olive oil (for frying the onions)

2 cups of raw cauliflower florets

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of ground paprika

1 teaspoon of mixed dry herbs

1 egg

1/3 cup of breadcrumbs

2-3 sheets of puff pastry (thawed slightly and cut in half)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C

  2. Finley dice the onion and then add to a pan with the olive oil and gently saute on medium heat until the onion becomes soft and translucent. Set aside.

  3. Add the grated carrot, cauliflower florets, pork mince, garlic powder, ground paprika, dry mixed herbs, egg, breadcrumbs and cooked onion to a food processor. Blitz for around 4-5 minutes until all combined. It should resemble mince (and not see chunks of vegetables).

  4. Cut your sheets of pastry in half and fill each pastry half down the centre, ensuring the meat is compact without gaps and that there is an equal amount of pastry on either side of the meat. Fold up the pastry sides, they should overlap slightly. Place on a lined baking tray lined with baking paper so the folded side is on the bottom.

  5. Gently cut through the top layer of the puff pastry to make your sausage roll shapes (can make up to 5-6 sausage rolls)

  6. Repeat the filling process for each pastry half until the mixture is used.

  7. Brush the tops with milk and bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked and evenly browned. Halfway through the cook, you can turn the tray around for an even colour bake.

  8. Let cool before serving.

X Anna

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For more on toddler snacks check out my toddler snack guide packed with recipes, quick snack ideas, nutrition tips and tips for taming snack obsessed toddlers.

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