These easy keto sausage rolls are so versatile that they can be enjoyed as a low carb breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And they are so delicious that you might want to eat them for all three! (Dairy free & nut free options also available.)
My first experience with non keto sausage rolls was about 5 years ago when we first moved to Belize. There was a small bakery near our condo owned by a sweet couple from the UK, and they always had a cake stand piled high with freshly baked sausage rolls on the counter.
Being more of a savory than sweet person, I opted for the sausage roll that first time, while the guys got cinnamon rolls (also amazing.) After reheating it in the oven, it was brought to our tiny table on a plate along with a little bowl of sweet chili sauce.
After one bite I was hooked! I must have eaten at least 50 of those things by the time we moved off the island. Since then we’ve been to London multiple times, and I’ve ordered many styles and flavors of sausage rolls at the different markets.
They were alway delicious, but I have yet to have one better than at The Baker in San Pedro Belize.
So what is a sausage roll anyway? If you’ve heard of pigs in a blanket, a sausage roll is similar. It can be made with almost any type of sausage that is then rolled in pastry and baked.
The end result is a crusty, flaky pastry with a lush sausage center.
If you’re not sold already, you should probably check yourself for a pulse!
To make these easy keto sausage rolls low carb and gluten free, I replaced the traditional puff pastry dough with my easy keto dough which worked pretty well. Nothing beats puff pastry if I’m being honest, but this was a fantastic low carb substitute for sure.
Don’t be intimidated by the look of them, because assembling these keto sausage rolls is pretty simple…
You’re basically going to form the sausage into small cylinder shapes, then roll out your dough and cut it into strips that you’ll wrap around the sausage. Then garnish, bake, and you’re in business.
Guys I really, really love these keto sausage rolls, and I think you will too. So I recommend making a double, or even triple batch, because they keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, and freeze perfectly – so you can have them at the ready any time you need a quick meal.
These low carb sausage rolls can be thawed and reheated in the oven, toaster oven, or even faster in the microwave. Honestly, I like them just as much cold or at room temperature – so you can pack them frozen in the morning and they’ll be thawed by lunchtime.
I’m including some FAQs before the recipe card to help you get the best possible results with your easy keto sausage rolls. If I missed something please let me know in the comments and I’ll add it here for easy reference by others.
Who invented sausage rolls?
While combining meat and pastry is an age-old tradition in almost every country in some form or another, we can thank the British for the sausage roll that inspired my keto version. It’s a common street food snack in the UK that dates back hundreds of years and is still widely sold in bakeries and markets today.
What kind of sausage is best for this recipe?
Almost any sausage will work for these sausage rolls, but my absolute favorite flavor and texture for this recipe comes from pork sausage that you can purchase in plastic sleeves in the breakfast meat section of most grocery stores. It’s mild and herbaceous, and has a fine grind, so it’s not super chewy like an Italian style sausage.
I know Jimmy Dean and Jones Dairy Farm are two common brands of this type in the states, and if you can find the one labelled as Sage flavored, then it’s even better in my opinion.
If you don’t eat pork, you can substitute turkey sausage with good results.
What kind of sauce should I use to dip these in?
Since I’m a fan of salty and sweet, I love serving these easy keto sausage rolls with my own keto sweet chili sauce. But you can also use mustard, ketchup, tomato sauce, or really any low carb mayo or sauce that goes well with sausage.
These keto sausage rolls are definitely tasty enough to eat on their own with no sauce at all if that’s your preference.
Can I make these low carb sausage rolls nut free?
Can these sausage rolls be made dairy free?
Also yes. If you replace the easy keto dough with my dairy free keto HOP bread dough, then you’re mostly there. Just be sure to also choose a sausage without any dairy products added – you’d be surprised how many do contain milk proteins, so if it’s important to you then be sure to read the ingredients list before purchasing.Print
These easy keto sausage rolls are so versatile that they can be enjoyed as a low carb breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Divide the sausage into 8 pieces of equal size, and form into 4 inch long rolls of about 1 inch in diameter.
- Press or roll the keto dough into an 8 by 14 inch rectangle.
- Cut into eight strips that are 1 inch wide and 14 inches long. (give or take)
- Roll one strip of dough around each sausage log about 2 to 3 times, and press down firmly onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Brush the tops of the rolls with the beaten egg, and then sprinkle with sesame seeds and coarse salt.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and the sausage is cooked through.
- Serve warm or cold.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Approximate net carbs per sausage roll = 3g
Nutrition info does not include dipping sauce.
- Serving Size: 1 sausage roll
- Calories: 432
- Fat: 33g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 26g
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