Flaky, golden layers of tender pastry filled with the most incredibly addictive, savory mushroom filling. These vegan/vegetarian sausage rolls are easy to make, and I have it on good authority that they are simply irresistible!
Five Star Reviews ★★★★★
"These are honestly amazing, best appie of all time!" Jenn
"These were so easy to make and got gobbled up in no time I will make them again!" Lesley
"These sausage rolls are the Bomb! Impossible to have just one." Karoline
These irresistible vegan mushroom sausage rolls are the shining star at every cocktail party, family get together, dinner party, and holiday celebration we've ever hosted. Sure to impress, and popular with vegan, vegetarian, and meat eaters alike, these appetizers are ALWAYS the first to go!
**Insider Tip: Make sure you 'test' one or two at home before the party or you'll likely miss out! No joke! They are THAT scrumptious and THAT popular.
Quick and easy to make, here's the few ingredients you'll need . . .
Puff Pastry: Definitely a major component of veggie sausage rolls - the puff pastry must be tender, golden, and flaky. Luckily vegan puff pastry sheets can easily be found in grocery stores these days which is super convenient. *Check the ingredients on package to ensure vegan.
Mushrooms: The moreish mushroom-onion filling is for sure the star in this mushroom roll recipe. Mushrooms add incredible flavour but also wonderful toothsomeness that is definitely a game changer. The best mushrooms to use for these vegetarian style sausage rolls: chestnut, oyster, cremini, button or mix it up and use a combination of each.
Cashew Nuts: Cashew nuts take the filling flavour and texture over the top. They add a slight sweetness, creaminess, and magically transform the texture. Can sub for another nut - walnuts work well. I'd add ~½ teaspoon of maple syrup if using walnuts to replace sweetness of cashews.
Flavour Enhancers: The pairing of tamari /soy sauce, fresh thyme, garlic, and nutritional yeast is the perfect combination of savory herbaceousness. The subtle earthiness with the garlicky, salty-sweet, umami flavours of the filling will have you reaching for seconds and thirds! (affiliate link)
Let's Make Sausage Rolls (vegan style)
Very easy to make, these mushroom sausage rolls take only a few steps, but taste like you fussed! Always a HUGE hit at parties, you'll probably want to double the recipe (at least)!
Here's how to make vegan mushroom sausage rolls at home:
- First, simply unfold the vegan puff pastry. Cut it down the middle (lengthways).
- The filling is almost as easy - cook the mushroom-onion-cashew mixture then let it cool.
- Spoon a row of filling slightly off center of the puff pastry.
- Moisten the edge of the pastry with plant-based milk (or water).
- Pull the long edge of the pastry up and over the filling. Tightly roll the pastry around the filling slightly overlapping to create a seam.
- Cut the roll into cocktail size (one or two-bite) pieces and place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet (affiliate link). Make the sausage rolls a bit larger and style them like the famous Gregg's vegan sausage roll if you want a more substantial roll.
- Score the tops with a sharp knife or scissors then brush lightly with neutral oil or plant-based milk.
- Bake until golden and flaky.
Sausage Roll (vegan version) - FAQ
Yes! Sausage rolls can be filled with mushrooms, mince, soy, and even commercially made vegan sausages. Ensure the puff pastry is made without animal products (vegetable shortening). So vegans and vegetarians can enjoy sausage rolls at cocktail parties and holiday events as well!
Yes, make the sausage rolls and slice them into serving size pieces. Place on a baking sheet, wrapped in plastic in the fridge until ready to bake and serve.
These sausage rolls freeze beautifully. Make them, slice them, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer without touching in the freezer for an hour or two. Once frozen, pop them into a freezer friendly container or bag to be used up in the next couple months.
When ready to serve, place the frozen rolls on a baking sheet, bring to room temperature while the oven is preheating and cook as directed.
More Vegan Appetizers
If you like this Veggie Sausage Roll recipe, here's a few more appetizers to try . . .
Vegan Potstickers with Maple Sesame Soy Sauce - nothing short of spectacular
Succulent Saucy Harissa Cauliflower Bites - the BEST vegan dish I've ever created!
Decadent Mocha Truffles long time family favorite, always in high demand at parties.
One-Bite Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - so popular, it's tough to stay ahead of the demand!
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Vegan Sausage Mushroom Rolls
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp olive oil (if oil-free use broth)
- 5 cups mushrooms (450 g), chopped
- 6-8 sprigs thyme leaves, fresh
- ¼ cup curly parsley, chopped
- 4-5 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
- 1 ½ cups raw cashew nuts (200 g), pulsed
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
- 1 puff pastry sheet, cut in half
- Add 2 teaspoons of oil to a large skillet, sauté the onions and garlic over medium heat until soft and starting to turn golden. If oil free, use a splash of broth to keep the veggies from sticking.
- In the meantime, chop the mushrooms (eg. oyster, chestnut, cremini or an assortment).
- Pull the leaves off the thyme stems and set aside. PRO TIP: You can toss the whole sprig in during cooking and then remove the stems right before serving.
- Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook for around 5 minutes until they start to soften.
- Add the tamari, thyme leaves/sprigs, and parsley.
- Reduce the heat to low and let simmer until all the liquid has bubbled away. Remove from heat.
- Place the cashew nuts in a food processor and pulse until the texture is breadcrumb like. *Could sub another nut eg. walnuts
- Add the crumbled cashews to the mushroom mixture, stir to combine.
- Add a tablespoon of nutritional yeast.
- Preheat oven to 400º F
- Roll out the puff pastry on a clean, lightly floured surface. Cut in half lengthways.
- Spoon mushroom slightly off center of the pastry. Lightly moisten the long edge of the pastry.
- Lift the long side of the pastry up and over the filling - tuck and roll to create a tight roll. Brush more milk to the edge to seal if required.
- *I cut them into cocktail size pieces (one or two bite). But you can cut them any size you prefer.**
- Arrange the pieces seam side down on a baking sheet. Brush with neutral oil or plant-based milk.
- Bake until golden (approximately 20 minutes). Serve immediately.
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Originally posted November 2019.