“I Can’t Believe it’s Not Meat” – Sausage Rolls (Thermomix Method Included)

Sausage Rolls

I first tried a version of these vegetarian sausage rolls after seeing them in a Thermomix cook book. Since then, I have experimented with them and changed them around and this is the versions that I love. I get asked a lot, about what sort of meat are in these sausage rolls and when I tell people they are vegetarian they look at me as if I’m lying. I also often get, “I can’t believe it’s not meat” comment, hence the name.

I often make my own puff pastry, but it is very hard work and sometimes definitely not worth the bother when you can buy the beautiful “Pampas Butter Puff Pastry” in the supermarket. I prefer the “Butter” Puff Pastry as it is so light and has that delicious butter taste that a good puff pastry should! If you would like to have a look at all things Pampus, why don’t you pop over to their PAMPUS WEBSITE and check them out!

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

You will seriously be able to fool your kids into thinking they are eating sausage roll, when really they are eating yummy nuts, cheese and a few veggies. I always make a big batch and put some into the freezer as they make a handy last minutes meal straight from the freezer into the oven.


1 Onion

1 Carrot

20g Olive Oil

2 Cloves Garlic

2 Sprigs of Thyme

100g Roll Oats

100g Halloumi

60g Walnuts

60g Pecans

3 Eggs

50g Breadcrumbs

40g Tamari (soy sauce)

100g Ricotta Cheese

Pepper to taste

3 Sheets of “Pampus Butter Puff Pastry”

Sausage Rolls


1. Finely chop onions and saute in a frying pan, add crushed garlic and grated carrot and sauce until carrot is soft.

2. Place warm mixture into a food processor or blender with thyme, oats, halloumi, walnuts and pecans and blitz into a fine crumb.

3. Place eggs, breadcrumbs, tamari, ricotta and pepper with the rest of the mixture and mix on a low speed until well combined.

4.  Follow directions for making up the sausage rolls after the Thermomix Method and bake in a hot oven 220ºC for 15 – 20 minutes.



This recipe was made in the TM31 and can be made on manual in the TM5

1. Cut onion into halves, roughly chop carrot and place into the mixing bowl, chop 3 seconds/speed 7, scrape down the sides of the bowl, add garlic and thyme and chop 3 seconds/speed 5.

2. Add oil and sauté 5 minutes/Varoma/speed 1.

3. Add halloumi, nuts and oats and blend, 5 seconds/speed 6.

4. Add eggs, ricotta, breadcrumbs, pepper and tamari then mix 20 seconds/speed 5.

5. Follow directions for making up the sausage rolls and bake in a hot oven 220ºC for 15 – 20 minutes.


1. Allow the puff pastry to just defrost and cut each piece into half.

2. Brush the edges of the pastry with a little milk and spread a portion of the “sausage meat” onto the pastry.(If your hands are a little damp, it will help spread out the mixture)

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

3. Using the plastic separators, fold over the pastry. You will have to squish the mixture as you roll.

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

4. Place the large rolls (seam side down) onto a prepared baking tray, brush with milk and sprinkle with your favourite seed, like sesame… I used nigella seeds, but any will do!

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

5. Repeat the process until all the mixture is used.

6. If you want to cut the rolls into smaller portions, you need to put the baking tray into the freezer for about 20 minutes so the pastry becomes more manageable. After that you can cut them any size you like, freeze them for later or cook them straight away. Make sure that your oven if hot before putting the sausage rolls in, as this will help puff, the puff pastry!

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

After being put back into the freezer, they are much easier to cut into the size you want!

7. Cook in a preheated hot oven 220ºC for 15 – 20 minutes and serve with your favourite tomato sauce or relish!

I hope you take a chance and make these interesting, no meat, sausage rolls!

Oh one last thing… it doesn’t matter how many times I make this, even if I double it… I always have one piece left over. This is what I do with that one little piece.

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

Cut around the edge, brush with milk, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, place some thinly sliced apples on top and sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar. Bake in the oven at 220 for 15 minutes! You have your self a little treat for making homemade sausage rolls! 🙂

Vegetarian Sausage Rolls


So, do you have a favourite no meat dish? What about those dishes that hide lots of veggies so you can just get more vitamins and minerals into your family? What little treats do you allow yourself every now and again?

Don’t forget to drop by and leave a comment!


Enjoy Irresponsibly

Liz xx


If you enjoyed this recipe, what about having a look at these?

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Zucchini Slice (Thermomix Recipe Included)

Zucchini Slice

 Macaroni and Cheese (Thermomix Method Included)

Mac and Cheese

This recipe is entered into the “Meals that kids will eat” or the “Entertaining” section of the Food Blogger Idol. Featuring “Pampas Puff Pastry”



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I have been cooking since I can remember. I am a Thermomix consultant, so now (whenever possible) try to give you Conventional AND Thermomix methods for the recipes. I like to share tips on how to save money and how making food from scratch isn't really that hard (especially with a Thermomix). If you have any questions about the Thermomix or cooking/food in general please email me as I'm happy to chat.
Liz xx
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  1. Sarah

    These are the BEST! So much yummier than regular meat ones and they are so quick and easy to make. The kids love them too. You are a genius Liz xx

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Thanks Sarah,
      I’m so glad you like them, and I bet the kids don’t even know they don’t have meat in them! Thanks so much for stopping buy and saying hi!
      Liz xxx

  2. Irene

    Hi Liz,
    Thinking of making these for the Adults. We have Grandchildren that are Allergic to eggs and nuts, what could I use in place of these ingredients in your recipe? Vegies? Thank you Irene

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      There are lots of things that you could use to substitute for the eggs, I will send you an email as I have a chart! I’m not sure about the nuts though, maybe just substitute for more veggies, cheese and breadcrumbs(to balance out the extra water as the nuts absorb water). Thanks for your questions, it is always great meet the people who read my blog 🙂 Liz xx

  3. Sonya

    Hi Liz, I think I’m going to pop-back and seriously attempt this recipe when I have time. I love halloumi too. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Hey Babe, no problem… it is really nice and super tasty 🙂 Liz xx

  4. Hotly Spiced

    Your sausage rolls look fantastic and certainly like the real-deal. I love how you’ve included both ricotta and halloumi cheeses – great idea. I also can’t often be bothered to make puff pastry as it’s quite an ordeal and like you say, there are very good puff pastries readily available in supermarkets to save us all the bother xx

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      Yes… I have tried to make puff many times.. and it always turns out beautiful but takes soon long 🙂 the Thermomix Ruff Puff is pretty good, but just not the same 🙂 Liz xx


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