• Makes 16
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 12 Ingredients


If you are looking for a recipe for homemade sausage rolls, these Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls are perfect. Flaky pastry and a delicious pork filling that’s made just a little bit different with the addition of fennel. Perfect with a spicy tomato relish or a smokey barbecue sauce

Ingredients (makes 16 sausage rolls)

  • 1 teas fennel seeds, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1 teas brown mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teas cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 80g sliced pancetta, chopped
  • 450g pork mince
  • 2 cups soft white fresh breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 375g block frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • poppyseeds, to sprinkle


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C and line a tray with baking paper. Toast spices in a dry frypan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Pound the spices in a mortar and pestle until finely ground. Set aside. Return pan to medium heat. Cook onion and pancetta for 5 minutes or until onion softens, stirring. Add spices, then cool.
  2. Add onion mixture to a large bowl with pork, crumbs, parsley, zest and half the egg. Season and mix well, then refrigerate until needed
  3. Roll out pastry on a floured surface to a 5mm-thick, 40cm x 28cm rectangle, then halve into 2 long rectangles. Shape pork into two 40cm sausages, about 4cm wide. Place 1 sausage on each pastry rectangle, then roll up to enclose. Turn rolls seamside down, brush with egg and sprinkle with fennel, sesame and poppyseed. Cut on an angle into 5cm pieces, then place on tray and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and cooked. Serve with chutney


If you are not a fan of fennel, this recipe works perfectly without it. Replace the fennel with onion or leeks or if you like herbs (but not fennel) a handful of flat leaf parsley with a little oregano or sage would be good too. Sausage Rolls are just so good - especially hot and served with a yummy dipping sauce.

  • Yum, I would love some of these Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls for lunch. Great recipe.


  • Pork and fennel…..match made in heaven. Wrapped in puff pastry next level yum


  • What a great recipe – thanks so much for sharing.


  • Fennel is a nice twist on the snag roll, thanks for sharing


  • Made these for the kids lunch boxes the other day, they LOVED them.


  • This looks so yummy!


  • Too many ingredients I can’t get get from our store. Plus I don’t like fennel and I’m allergic to citrus. Just another tasty recipe I have to miss out on


  • I haven’t tried these but have come across this recipe a few times. About time I try it!!


  • Thx for sharing but i will omit that fennel as i cant stand it????


  • These look great and would taste so much better than the frozen ones


  • Love to try different sausage roll recipes – this sounds delicious!


  • Love the different sausage roll recipes and this is no exception


  • For a moment I thought that fresh fennel would be used, but it’s fennel seed.


  • I’ve never cooked with fennel but I’ve seen this recipe before and apparently it’s awesome.


  • Yum! I also love hiding veg in sausage rolls


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