Dutch Sausage Rolls

Dutch Sausage Rolls (Saucijzenbroodjes) – spiced meat rolled in puff pastry, a delicious appetizer or snack, perfect for the holiday season or anytime.

Dutch Sausage Rolls

One of my favorites Dutch treats are sausage rolls or Saucijzenbroodjes as they are called in Dutch. They are readily available in bakeries in The Netherlands, but not here in the United States. Luckily they are easy to make at home.

Dutch Sausage Rolls

Despite the name, Dutch Sausage Rolls do not contain sausage. Rather they are made with a seasoned ground beef mixture, similar to what is used to make meatballs. The mixture is shaped into logs that resemble sausages, and rolled in puff pastry.

There are many recipes for Dutch Sausage Rolls, this recipe is from my Dutch husband who was born and raised in Holland, and it is our family’s favorite.

Dutch Sausage Rolls

We love to have these sausage rolls as a snack cuddled up on the couch watching movies. They are also a wonderful appetizer or finger food for parties.

Leftovers, if there are any, keep well in the refrigerator and reheat nicely in the toaster oven, perfect for an easy lunch.

Dutch Sausage Rolls (Saucijzenbroodjes)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 32 sausage rolls

Dutch Sausage Rolls (Saucijzenbroodjes)

Dutch Sausage Rolls (Saucijzenbroodje) – spiced meat rolled in puff pastry, a delicious appetizer or snack, perfect for the holiday season or anytime.


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pinches nutmeg (~1/8 teaspoon)
  • freshly ground pepper to taste (~1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Unfold puff pastry sheets. Lengthwise, cut each rectangular sheet in half to create 8 separate sheets.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using your hands, quickly and gently combine first 8 ingredients. Divide into 8 equal portions.
  4. Roll each of the 8 portions of beef into the shape of a sausage while placing in the middle of a puff pastry sheet (across the length of each sheet). Fold each pastry sheet around its meat “sausage” and, using wet fingers, pinch the top and bottom edges together, enclosing the sausage. Cut each into 4 equal sized rolls to create a total of 32 sausage rolls.
  5. Beat egg yolk with water and brush egg mixture over the rolls.
  6. Place the sausage rolls onto parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Place baking sheet in middle of preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until pastry is crisp and golden.
  7. Serve warm. Sausage rolls can be refrigerated for up to 4 days and reheated in an oven or toaster oven (microwaving will soften the pastry).


I use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets. A 17.3 oz (1.1 lb) box contains 2 sheets. You will need 2 (17.3 oz) boxes to make this entire recipe (32 rolls).

I sometimes use 2 sheets of pastry to create 16 sausage rolls and then use the remaining half of the beef mixture for meatballs (pan fry in butter until brown and then cook for approximately 20 minutes).

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Dutch Sausage Rolls (Saucijzenbroodjes) – spiced meat rolled in puff pastry, a delicious appetizer or snack, perfect for the holiday season or anytime.
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  1. Sherry Chamberlin says:

    Hello Joy. My name is Sherry. I am planning and around my Heritage Globe dinner for Chinese New Year. I have seven different nationalities Chinese being one and I am also Dutch. Your recipe sounds delicious. I do however have a question. Do you have to use panko bread crumbs or can you use a seasoned generic breadcrumb? I always have seasoned bread crumbs in my house. Panko is too expensive for me to buy. I figure having the herbs in their couldn’t hurt flavor-wise. Or should I buy plain bread crumbs? Chinese New Year is February 16th this year. I’m looking to make a bunch of dishes ahead of time and freeze them. I hope to hear from you in enough time so I can have these made in advance as well. Once I’ve made them I will come back and let you know how they turned out.

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hi Sherry, sounds like you will have a very nice dinner for Chinese New Year! In response to your question, yes, you can use seasoned bread crumbs. The taste may be slightly different but it will work fine. Hope you give it a try and enjoy!

      • Sherry Chamberlin says:

        Thanks for getting back to me Joy. I can’t wait to make and try these. I love things wrapped in puff pastry. I also love things that seem simple to fix. I think this disabled woman has taken on too much for my around my nationality globe Chinese New Year dinner. It will definitely be different if I can pull it off. Thanks again.

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hi Elise, thanks for stopping by! I’ve never tried freezing them, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. I’d suggest letting them cool down after baking, then freeze them in a freezer safe container or zippered bag. Then reheat in the oven at about 325-350 ° F. Hope you give it a try and enjoy!

  2. Loey Breur says:

    My grandmother made these, but a little differently. She used freshly ground pork, seasoned it with nutmeg and cinnamon, and rolled it in bread dough, not puff pastry. She lined them up in a pan, touching, not spaced, and baked. We loved them!

  3. Gerrit says:

    I learned to love these in Indonesia (former Dutch colony) and am trying them today. Baking temperature wasn’t included in the recipe. Could you please update to include that? Thanks.

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