Healthy homemade mini sausage rolls

Healthy homemade mini sausage rolls

Enjoy these healthy homemade mince sausage rolls, perfect for any occasion. They are easy to make, high in protein and low in calories, which makes them the ideal snack. This recipe has been modified compared to your “typical” sausage roll to make it healthier. Wholemeal tortilla wraps are used to substitute for pastry and minced beef for pork sausage. These changes make these sausage rolls lower in saturated fat and salt and higher in protein and fibre.

Serves:  Makes 15 – serves 5 (3 mini sausage rolls each).
Dietary: Suitable for milk-free and nut-free
Contains; Wheat, gluten (tortilla wraps), eggs, mustard, sulphites (mustard), and sesame.
Preparation time: 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes.


½ red onion
1 tsp sunflower oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp of mustard
2 wholemeal tortilla wraps
1 tsp of sesame seeds
½ egg yolk
1 cup (200 g) lean minced beef –
½ Tbsp fiery Piri Piri rub



  1. Wash hands
  2. Make sure your oven temperatures are in 180oC/160oC Fan/325oF/Gas Mark 4
  3. Dice half a red onion and sauté with sunflower oil on a frying pan. Fry until a light brown colour.
  4. Place lean mince, onion, honey, mustard, and fiery Piri Piri rub into a mixing bowl.
  5. Mash all ingredients with a fork until fully mashed together.
  6. Use a spoon or hands to place the mixed mince onto the two tortilla wraps evenly.
  7. Roll up the tortilla wraps carefully.
  8. Brush egg yolk on top of the two tortilla wraps.
  9. Evenly spread the sesame seeds over the two tortilla wraps
  10. Cut into even small pieces. Each wrap should be cut into 7 to 8 pieces
  11. Place tinfoil onto a tray and place the mini sausage rolls on top.
  12. Place in the oven and cook for 20 – 25 minutes.


This recipe has been donated by Aoife Kelly, Nutrition Student at ATU Galway.



Per serving: 3 mini sausage rolls
Total calories: 160 kcal
Fat:  5.3 g
 of which saturates:  1.7 g
Carbohydrate: 16 g
 of which sugars: 5.1 g
Fibre:  1.5 g
Protein:  12 g
Salt:  0.59 g



  • These mini sausage rolls are a great source of protein. Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones.
  • In just one portion, there is 12 g of protein which contributes to 24% of the daily intake of an average person.
  • One portion is filled with vitamin B12 and the minerals zinc and manganese.
  • B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the normal function of the immune system.
  • Zinc contributes to maintaining healthy bones, hair, and nails.



  • These sausage rolls can be changed to meet dietary requirements such as vegetarian or vegan by using vegetarian alternatives such as vegan sausages instead of lean mince.
  • These sausage rolls can also be changed to meet the dietary needs of coeliac by using gluten-free tortilla wraps.
  • Just as delicious served cold.


Consumer Tested by Sylwia Szkup, Nutrition Student at ATU.

Checked by Kathy Lewis, Registered Nutritionist


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