Spicy Sausage Rolls #SundaySupper

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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

Spicy Sausage Rolls
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  • 1-2 sheets thawed puff pastry (see notes)
  • 1 1/4lb 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-spice
  • 1 large egg beaten with 1/2 tablespoon water
  • For the dipping sauce:
  • 1/2 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 1/2 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.
Recipe Type: appetizer, snack


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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  8. Liz

    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!!!

  9. Alice // Hip Foodie Mom

    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!

  10. Amy Kim

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

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  16. Alida

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

  17. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    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.

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