Mushroom & Chestnut Sausage Rolls (vegan recipe) (2024)

Golden, puff pastry sausage rolls filled with a delicious mushroom, chestnut and thyme filling. These are perfect for adding to lunchboxes or serve with baked beans for a simple nursery-style dinner and watch them disappear quickly at parties.

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Don't you just love a good sausage roll?

Biting into that crisp, golden pastry and hitting the rich, tasty filling.

You can't beat them and you don't have to miss out if you're vegetarian or vegan either. They are super simple to make.

And don't they look good?

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Vegan Sausage Rolls

Vegan or vegetarian sausage rolls can be made by encasing veggie sausages in pastry and baking, but for a real flavour hit, try making your own filling.

For these vegan sausage rolls I went for a seasonal twist and used mushrooms and chestnuts as the main ingredient.

I flavoured the mushroom and chestnut mix with garlic, soy sauce and fresh thyme.

Vegetarian sausage rolls would use egg to bind the mixture, but I used peanut butter.

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How to serve vegan sausage rolls

I'm going to show I have no class here. I like to dunk sausage rolls in ketchup. I know, but it tastes so good. If that's not for you, then here are a few ideas of how to serve them.

  1. Cold in lunchboxes with crunchy vegetable sticks
  2. Hot with chips (fries) and baked beans for a nursery style dinner
  3. As party food, everyone loves a sausage roll at a party
  4. With a tomato chutney or cranberry sauce at Christmas
  5. Cold with potato salad and a green salad
  6. As part of a buffet
  7. Sliced into small pieces and served on a vegan cheeseboard with cheese, olives and chutney
  8. Hot, wrapped in foil to keep them warm to eat on Bonfire Night
  9. For dinner with onion gravy, mash and vegetables

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Chestnut Mushrooms

I used chestnut mushrooms for these sausage rolls because they have a nice nutty flavour.

Chestnut mushrooms are the same kind of mushrooms as white mushrooms but they are slightly different, with their brown top and nutty flavour.

They are high in antioxidants and vitamin B6. They also contain potassium, selenium, copper and folate.

How do you clean mushrooms?

Never wash or submerge mushrooms in water. They will soak the water up and go soggy.

Mushrooms should either be wiped with damp kitchen paper or peeled.

Personally I like to peel mushrooms, although this method only works with large flat mushrooms and white and brown button mushrooms. I doesn't work with wild mushrooms, which have to be sorted through and wiped.

also try - Scottish Mushroom Stew

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Cooking chestnuts

Chestnuts can be boiled or roasted.

To roast chestnuts, cut a slit in each nut, then roast in a tray for half an hour until the skins start to peel off and they are soft inside.

To boil chestnuts, cover with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Refresh them with cold water and peel off the skins.

Chestnuts can also be bough pre-cooked in sachets.

These are the type I used for this recipe. Quick and convenient, with all the work done for you.

Health benefits of chestnuts

It's important to include nuts and seeds in a balanced vegetarian or vegan diet. A handful each day can really make a difference or add them to recipes like this one.

Chestnuts are rich in fibre, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B2 and vitamin E. They also contain traces of iron.

also try -Spicy Lentil Vegan Sausage Rolls

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Fresh Thyme

Thyme pairs really well with mushrooms and the flavour really sings in these sausage rolls without overwhelming any of the other flavours.

You could use dried thyme in this dish too as it is lightly cooked with the onions. Fresh thyme does give a better flavour as dried thyme can lose it's flavour the longer the jar is open.

Thyme is a member of the mint family and is grown across Europe and it's available all year round.

How do you prepare thyme?

Wash it under cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper.

To remove the leaves, take a stalk at a time and pull your fingers along the stalk against the leaves and they will drop off.

Once you have a pile of thyme leaves you can add them to dishes or chop them for a finer finish.

Also tryVegan Haggis Sausage Rolls

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Puff Pastry

Shop-bought puff pastry is usually suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Avoid the pastry that says all butter, as it is exactly that. Check the back of the pack before buying,

Puff pastry can be bought in a block or ready rolled. You get more height and puff from the block, but ready rolled is ready to use and a very quick option.

Take the pastry out of the fridge 20-30 minutes before you want to use it to allow it to come to room temperature. It will be easier to roll or unroll (depending if you are using a block or ready-rolled).

for a real Christmas treat try myVegan Christmas Feast Sandwich

How do you get golden puff pastry without egg?

Puff pastry is usually brushed with an egg wash or milk before baking for that golden finish.

For that golden finish on a vegan pastry dish, brush the pastry with olive oil or rapeseed oil before baking.

If you don't brush the pastry with plant milk or oil, they will come out very pale and won't take on that beautiful golden colour.

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Make these sausage rolls for lunch and lunchboxes; serve them with beans for a comforting and easy nursery style dinner; serve them at birthday parties and on buffets or serve them at Christmas with some tomato chutney.

How to make vegan sausage rolls

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Step 1 - Onions and thyme

In a large frying pan, saute the onion and garlic until soft and translucent. Don't worry if they take on a bit of colour, that's fine for this recipe.

Add the thyme and cook for another minute or two.

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Step 2 - Mushrooms and chestnuts

Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook until soft.

Add the chopped chestnuts and soy sauce, then crumble over some vegetable stock cube. Stir in and cook for 2-3 minutes until the flavours have a chance to mix together.

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Step 3 - Blend

Spoon the mushroom and chestnut mixture into a food processor.

Add porridge oats (oatmeal) and peanut butter to bind the mixture together.

Whizz into a pate type texture, but don't over-blend, you still want texture.

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Step 4 - Pastry

Roll your block of pastry into a long rectangle or unroll your ready-rolled puff pastry.

Cut down the middle lengthways so you have two long strips.

Divide the mixture between the two strips and place in a line down the middle of each strip.

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Step 5 - Roll the pastry

Pour some water into a small bowl and brush along the far side edge of the pastry with water. I just dipped my finger in the water and worked it along the edge but you could use a pastry brush.

You don't want to much water, just to dampen the edge to help the pastry stick together.

Lift the edge of the pastry nearest to you and pull slightly as you wrap it over the filling, then roll so the join is underneath.

Cut each long sausage roll into four pieces.

Do the same for your other strip of pastry.

Cut diagonal slashes in each sausage roll, to let out steam as it cooks.

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Step 6 - Glaze

Place the sausage rolls on a floured or lined baking sheet. Leave a space between each.

Brush each sausage roll with rapeseed oil or olive oil for that golden finish.

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Step 7 - Bake

Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden and the sausage rolls are cooked through and hot.

Serve and enjoy!

Scroll down for the full recipe, which is printable.

also try -Rumbledethump Pies

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Puff Pastry Recipes

If you enjoy these sausages rolls you may also like to try my , when served with new potatoes and vegetables, makes a wonderful dinner, my Layered Veggie Burger Pies which all the family will love or my Easy Mediterranean Tarts which can be served for lunch or dinner.

Also check out my 25 Awesome Puff Pastry Recipes for Vegans.

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British, vegan

Yield: 8 sausage rolls

Author: Jacqueline Meldrum

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Mushroom & Chestnut Sausage Rolls

Golden, puff pastry sausage rolls filled with a delicious mushroom, chestnut and thyme filling. These are perfect for adding to lunchboxes or serve with baked beans for a simple nursery-style dinner and watch them disappear quickly at parties.

prep time: 25 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 45 M


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, plus extra for brushing pastry
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 250g mushrooms, chopped
  • 180g cooked chestnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves pulled
  • 1/2 vegetable stock cube
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp porridge oats
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 320g/1 packet of puff pastry


How to cook Mushroom & Chestnut Sausage Rolls

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c/180c fan/400f/gas mark 6 and line a large baking sheet.
  2. Take your ready rolled puff pastry out of the fridge to come to room temperature.
  3. In a large frying pan saute the onion and garlic in rapeseed oil until soft, then add the thyme.
  4. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook gently for a few minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
  5. Add the chestnuts, soy sauce and crumble over half a vegetable stock cube, then cook gently for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add porridge oats (oatmeal) and peanut butter to bind the mixture together, then addthe mixture into the bowl of a food processor and blend until it becomes a pate like consistency, but still quite coarse as you want some texture.
  7. Unroll your puff pastry. You can use the paper it comes on as baking paper or move it to your lined sheet and cut the pastry down the middle lengthways so you have two long strips.
  8. Heap half the mixture along the middle of each pastry strip lengthways and brush a little water along the edge of the pastry furthest away from you.
  9. Lift the edge of the pastry nearest you, stretching a little and pull it over the filling and roll into a long sausage, placing the join underneath.
  10. Cut each long sausage roll into 4 sausage rolls.
  11. Move them slightly apart, giving them room to rise.
  12. Cut 3 or 4 slashes on the top of each sausage roll to let the steam out and brush each pastry with a little rapeseed oil.
  13. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and crisp.
  14. Enjoy!


You may also use a block of pastry and roll into a long rectangle.

These sausage rolls can be frozen before they are baked.

Once baked these sausage rolls can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.

If you don't have a food processor, you could chop the mushroom/chestnut mixture finely, then mix in a bowl with the oats and peanut butter.


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Mushroom & Chestnut Sausage Rolls (vegan recipe) (2024)


What does a vegan sausage roll contain? ›

Water, Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Quorn Vegan Pieces (20%) [Mycoprotein, Potato Protein, Pea Protein, Firming Agents: Calcium Chloride, Calcium Acetate; Natural Flavouring, Wheat Gluten, Pea Fibre, Stabiliser: Carrageenan, Sodium Alginate], Palm Oil, Rehydrated Wheat Protein ( ...

Is a vegan sausage roll healthier than a normal one? ›

A vegan sausage roll is not much better than the meat version. It has 303 calories, only marginally less than the original, which has 329 calories. The vegan option has less fat (18g v 22g) but more sugar (0.7g) compared with none in the meat version).

Why was the vegan sausage roll a success? ›

It also helps, he points out, that sausage rolls tend to use low-quality meat and that nearly every vegan meat producer has a sausage product. This was ripe for veganising at low cost. Greggs wasn't the first UK bakery chain to trial a vegan sausage roll.

What are Aldi vegan sausage rolls made of? ›

Water, Fortified 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫 (𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin (B1)), Vegetable Oil (Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil), Textured 𝐒𝐨𝐲𝐚 Protein (6%), Sunflower Oil, 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫 (𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Modified Maize Starch, Salt, Methyl Cellulose, Dehydrated Onion, Onion Powder ...

What's the difference between vegan and normal sausage roll? ›

Generally speaking, a plant-based roll will be considerably lower in saturated fats than a meat option, however, salt levels are still likely to be on the high side. If we take a look at Gregg's vegan and non-vegan sausage rolls, the plant-based option is 16 calories lighter!

Are vegan sausage rolls healthy? ›

Vegan Sausage Roll

This is a huge misconception, as many vegan meat substitutes are often highly processed, higher in salt and contain added sugars and additives. This vegan sausage roll is high in saturated fats (nearly 9g), contributing 44% of your recommended daily intake. Healthy Alternative?

Is plant-based sausage good for weight loss? ›

While plant-based sausages are generally lower in calories, they contain a decent amount of protein. This protein content helps keep you full, and prevents you from overeating between meals. If you're aiming for weight loss, consider switching to plant-based sausages and replacing regular sausages.

Are vegan sausages highly processed? ›

Almost all meat substitute products are processed, generally to mimic the texture, flavour and appearance to conventional meat, or to achieve a similar protein contribution.

How much sugar is in a vegan sausage roll? ›

Nutritional Information
Typical valuesPer 100gPer portion (176.6g)
of which Saturates2.7g4.7g
of which Sugars3.6g6.3g
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Who invented the vegan sausage roll? ›

Linda McCartney Foods produce meat-free sausage rolls based on soya. In the UK in 2019, the bakery chain Greggs launched a meat-free sausage roll made using the mycoprotein mixture Quorn. It became one of the company's five best-selling products, and contributed to a 50% increase in their profits.

Does vegan sausage taste like meat? ›

Pig farming doesn't just impact the animals, however, it's also linked with environmental problems. Plus, processed meat is bad for our health. But there is some good news. Vegan sausages offer the same taste and texture as pork sausages, only they're made from plant-based ingredients instead.

What do vegan sausage rolls taste like? ›

Barbara Hodgson, What's On: "Actually, it's nice, I think it's surprisingly flavourful, quite peppery and salty. The pastry is fine, not as greasy as normal sausage roll, but it's got a nice texture and holds well together. "The only thing is, the appearance, it is very pale."

What is in Cornish Bakehouse vegan sausage roll? ›

Water, Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Vegan Seasoning (15%) (textured Wheat Protein [sulphite], Palm Fat, Wheat Gluten, Rusk [Wheat Flour Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin, Salt], Flavouring [salt, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract], Stabiliser [methylcellulose], Salt, Dextrose, ...

What is in Jimmy Dean plant based sausage? ›

Fully Cooked Plant-Based Patty: Water, Coconut Oil, Textured Soy Protein Concentrate, Egg White, Modified Cellulose, Soy Protein Isolate, Salt, Natural Flavors, Dextrose, Sugar, Maltodextrin, Caramel Color, Monosodium Glutamate, Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Soy Lecithin.

What is Tofurky sausage made of? ›

INGREDIENTS: Water, vital wheat gluten, expeller pressed canola oil, tofu (water, soybeans, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride), soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), sundried tomatoes, soy flour and/or concentrate, contains less than 2% of basil, granulated garlic, sea salt, spices, sunflower oil, potassium ...

What are vegan sausage patties made of? ›

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Structured Vegetable Protein (Isolated Soy Protein,Wheat Gluten, Wheat Starch), Seasoning (Sugar, Yeast Extract, Salt, Spices, Torula Yeast, Garlic Powder, OnionPowder, Citric Acid, Spice Extractive), Soybean Oil, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Alcohol, Wheat), ...

Do vegan sausage rolls contain gluten? ›

Therefore, for your information the following allergens are present: Cereals containing gluten (wheat, oats, barley) Soya.

What do sausage rolls contain? ›

The basic composition of a sausage roll is sheets of puff pastry formed into tubes around sausage meat and glazed with egg or milk before being baked. They can be served either hot or cold.

What defines vegan sausage? ›

Vegan sausages. Vegetarian and vegan sausages are also available in some countries, or can be made from scratch at home. These may be made from tofu, seitan, nuts, pulses, mycoprotein, soya protein, vegetables or any combination of similar ingredients that will hold together during cooking.

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