‘Wow’ your party guests with these bite-sized Puff Pastry Sausage Bites. Easy to make with puff pastry and smoked sausage, these everything bagel-seasoned appetizers are always a hit.Jump to Recipe
A fun finger food for holidays, parties, and game day
Platters of appetizers and creative cocktails are always a must when it’s your turn to host the party. These Sirloin Steak Sandwiches are always a hit, while my Caramelized Onion Dip is the perfect partner to potato chips. Wash them down with a Fizzy Pear Cocktail or two and your party is sure to be the highlight of the year!
Speaking of highlights, your guests will not be able to stop talking about these Puff Pastry Sausage Bites once they hit the snack table.
Watch How To Make Puff Pastry Sausage Bites
Smoked sausages and grainy mustard are wrapped in puff pastry before being garnished with everything bagel seasoning and baked until golden. Serve these crispy, savory snacks with dijon mustard for dipping and you have a sausage finger food no one will be able to resist!
Everything bagel sausage bites make for fun holiday appetizers, a bite-size game day snack, or a savory dinner. Make them fresh or freeze them in advance; they taste delicious no matter what!
- Puff pastry – I love using store-bought puff pastry to make quick, easy, and flavorful dishes, like this quiche recipe and these puff pastry pockets. The buttery and flaky pastry is wrapped around the sausage before being baked. All you have to do is wait for it to thaw, then roll it out!
- Stone ground mustard – A small dollop of stone ground mustard is baked inside the dough with the sausage for a pop of tang. I recommend making my Homemade Whole30 Mustard to fill the bites with layers of dynamic flavors.
- Smoked sausage – There are endless types of sausages you can use to make the bites, but smoked sausage links will always be my favorite. They pair really well with the mustard and are deeply savory. You can use spicy Italian sausage instead or keep the tradition from this UK appetizer alive by using ground pork mixed with seasonings.
- Egg – Whisked, then brushed on the sausage rolls before baking.
- Everything but the bagel seasoning – Just a sprinkle is added on top of each sausage roll before they’re baked.
- Dijon mustard – To serve on the side for dipping. Scroll down to the Serving Suggestions for more dipping sauce ideas.
How to make puff pastry sausage bites
Before you get started, take the puff pastry out of the freezer and leave it on the kitchen counter to thaw. You can also leave it to thaw in the fridge overnight.
Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. They should be long enough to fit the 6-inch sausage link. Once rolled out cut into 6 equal rectangles.
Add a scoop of mustard to the middle of each piece of dough, then place the sausage on top. Brush both sides with the egg wash. Close the pastry around the sausage, pinching and rolling the dough to seal it.
Cut them into 4 bite-sized pieces. Place them seam-side down on a prepared baking sheet. Brush each one with egg wash, cut a few slits with a knife and top with everything but the bagel seasoning.
Bake until the pastry is puffed, flaky, and golden brown.
Transfer the sausages in puff pastry to a serving platter with a bowl of dijon mustard on the side for dipping. Enjoy!
It’s hard to turn your nose up at the platter of puff pastry sausage rolls at the party, especially when served with dipping sauces. Dijon mustard is my favorite, but honey mustard sauce, BBQ sauce, ketchup, or smoked garlic aioli are also delicious options.
- Instead of filling the bites with mustard – Substitute the mustard for a dollop of cream cheese or a small slice of melting cheese, like cheddar or gouda.
- Instead of puff pastry – Use homemade pie crust instead.
- Make the bites in muffin tins – Cut small squares out from the rolled pastry and press each one into a muffin tin. Brush with egg wash, then add a dollop of mustard and a piece of sausage to the middle. Bake until they’re golden and puffy, then enjoy!
- Fill the bites with seasoned ground pork – Stir the minced pork with the seasonings of your choice. This can be mustard, paprika, dried or fresh herbs, sauteed vegetables, fennel, shredded cheese, breadcrumbs, or anything else you like. Add a scoop of the mixture to each piece of cut puff pastry before sealing it closed, brushing with egg wash, and baking.
Storing and freezing
Try not to leave the sausage rolls out at room temperature for more than 3 hours. If you’re serving them at parties, keep the cooked extras in the fridge until it’s time to heat them up and serve (they tasted great cold or warm).
To store: Keep the baked sausage bites in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
To freeze: Once assembled and on the baking sheet, flash freeze the bites until solid. Transfer them to a freezer-safe container and freeze them for up to 3 months.
Looking for more finger food ideas for the party?
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Mozzarella Arancini
- Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts
- Cheeseburger Stuffed Mini Peppers
If you give these Puff Pastry Sausage Bites a try, let me know in the comments below. I love seeing your pictures too, so please tag me on Instagram @lenaskitchenblog and use #lenaskitchenblog so I can share them on my page!
Puff Pastry Sausage Bites
- 1 sheet puff pastry thawed and cut into 6 equal pieces
- ¼ cup stone ground mustard or grainy mustard
- 6 links smoked sausage 6 inches long
- 1 large egg whisked
- 1 tablespoon everything but the bagel seasoning
- ¼ cup dijon mustard for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet and set aside.
- Remove puff pastry from the freezer and allow it to defrost for about 15 minutes.
- Wipe the sausages with a paper towel making sure they are all dry.
- Add a sprinkle of flour on the counter and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to stretch it out a bit to fit the 6” sausage link. Cut the puff pastry into 6 equal rectangles.
- Spoon the grainy mustard into the middle. Add the sausage on top. Using a pastry brush, brush egg wash on either side of the pastry. Pinch the puff pastry closed together and gently roll the dough to secure it.
- Cut into 4 equal pieces and place seam side down onto the baking sheet.
- Brush with whisked egg. Using a knife, cut a few slits in the dough. Top with everything but the bagel seasoning. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Remove from the oven to a serving dish and serve with dijon mustard or your favorite dipping sauce.
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