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Sausage wrapped up in puff pastry with a spicy yogurt dipping sauce makes these Spicy Sausage Rolls a great addition to any party or for the upcoming big game!

Spicy Sausage Rolls paired with Gallo Family Wine for the Big Game from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

I’m so thrilled to be working with our friends at Gallo Family Vineyards  again today.  Rumor has it that there is a big sporting event coming up and we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to bust out our best big game recipes with wines to match. 

I realize for some the words “wine” and “football” may not go together, but why shouldn’t they?  Just because you are serving wings and chips and dips doesn’t mean a crisp white or spicy red won’t pair as nicely as beer.   This is your chance to class up that party a bit. You put so much attention into the food, why not the drink too? 

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Spicy Sausage Rolls a great appetizer for the Big Game from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Right off the bat I knew I wanted to make a spicy, hard to resist one bite appetizer and  spicy sausage rolls fit that bill perfectly.  For starters can you really say no to something wrapped up in puff pastry?  Secondly the sausage filling makes enough to cover two sheets of puff pastry or you can take half to make a second dish by turning them into sausage balls. 

Now that the recipe was decided on, it was time to think about a wine pairing.  To me spicy foods are complemented by a nice crisp dry white wine.  The fruit and citrus notes really play off well from the fatty sausage and buttery puff pastry.  While searching through all the Gallo Family Vineyards white wine offering, two stood out the most – their Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.  Ultimately I went with the pinot grigio because it’s a nice dry wine with crisp notes of citrus and apple.  Exactly the wine I was looking for and it helped cut all that spice.

Spicy Sausage Rolls - how to prep the sausage rolls from The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen

Spicy Sausage Rolls with bonus recipe sausage balls for the Big Game from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

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Spicy Sausage Rolls
Recipe type: appetizer, snack
  • 1-2 sheets thawed puff pastry (see notes)
  • 1¼lb sweet Italian sausage meat
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon all-spice
  • 1 large egg beaten with ½ tablespoon water
For the dipping sauce:
  • ½ cup low-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Gallo Family Vineyard Pinto Grigio
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees F. and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sausage meat, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, ground coriander, paprika, salt, pepper and all spice. Mix well to combine and transfer to your food processor.
  3. Pulse the sausage mixture until the onions break up and the sausage is smooth and almost paste like - about 10-15 pulses.
  4. Transfer the sausage mix to a disposable pastry bag or ziploc bag with the tip cut off to pipe about ½ inch in diameter.
  5. On a lightly floured surface roll out one sheet of puff pastry so that it is one large piece - about 10-12 inches long.
  6. On the long edge pipe out 4 rows of sausage mix, leaving 1 inch between each section.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut the puff pastry into 4 sections and roll over the sausage making sure to seal the edges.
  8. Brush the puff pastry logs with egg wash and cut into 1inch sections.
  9. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  10. If using the section sheet of puff pastry repeat the filling instructions. If making sausage balls, roll the left over meat into 1inch size balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  11. Cook the sausage rolls for 25-30 minutes or until the puff pastry is cooked through and golden brown.
  12. Cook the sausage balls for 20-25 minutes.
  13. In a small bowl, combine the greek yogurt, pinto grigio and hot sauce to make the dipping sauce.
  14. Serve the sausage rolls and balls hot with the sauce on the side.
If you plan to only make sausage rolls you will need 2 pieces of puff pastry. However if you want to make the rolls and sausage balls, only one will be necessary.

Spicy Sausage Rolls a great appetizer for the Big Game from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.


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  1. Puff pastry and sausage and spicy too… it’s a winner! Love it!

  2. Oh my, I can see how these would be a crowd favorite at the party! They look SO darn tasty!

  3. Love all this spiciness in the puff pastry…and the dipping sauce with a kiss of Pinot Grigio!

  4. I love to make appetizers with puff pastry, but I don’t think they’ve ever looked as magnificent as your spicy sausage rolls! How irresistible!!!

  5. Susan!
    Sausage wrapped up in puff pastry?! I freaking love this. . I am actually making something kind of similar next week for Sunday supper. . :) I would seriously eat this entire plate. . and love that you added Pinot Grigio into the dipped sauce. . brilliant!

  6. I would probably hover over this platter and stuff my face like a squirrel. Sorry for the visual, but these sausage rolls sound fantastic!

  7. Love the wine in the dipping sauce and love the gluten free option of just making super yummy sausage balls.

  8. These look delicious! The food is the only thing that makes me watch the Super Bowl. These are way better than the typical options.

  9. This would be a huge hit at my house! My husband questioned wine with football too, but for me wine goes with everything :-)

  10. So what time are you going to start Game Day snacks? I’m pretty sure this warrants a trip to NYC for the weekend 😉

  11. It’s not a real party if there’s no wine! Even if it is for football!

  12. These look absolutely wonderful! Little bites of spicy sausage tucked in puff pastry paired with a pinot grigio…sounds like perfection to me!

  13. Sausage rolls are iconically Australian and perfect for Australia Day today! We just love them. Aussies dip them in tomato sauce (ketchup!) but I’m sure I would love your yogurt and wine dip.

  14. Oh my gosh. I know people would instantly compare these to pigs in a blanket, but honestly…they don’t belong in the same sentence together. These…are….amazing. And you used wine in the dipping sauce? Girl, this recipe rocks.

  15. Oh goodness…these look amazing! I was first introduced to sausage rolls by my former Australian housemate and have never stopped thinking about them since. Great pics!

  16. These are like WAY improved-upon versions of pigs in a blanket!! Totally a crowd-pleaser.

  17. I love that this is wrapped up in puff pastry… such an elegant twist!

  18. Love this for game day! Yum!

  19. I’m pretty sure I could pop about a dozen of those into my mouth right now. Tasty!

  20. I totally drink wine while watching sporting events! I love that crispy looking shell on these rolls! The perfect bite of crunch with a hit of spice, love it!

  21. These look freaking delicious, Susan! And I can’t believe they’re that easy to make. I’m not the best chef but I think even I can do this. It’d be a pretty kick ass dinner 😉

  22. I am so intrigued by your dipping sauce; I love that you used the wine in it. And I could really go for one of those sausage rolls right now!



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