When it comes to comfort food, few things beat the hearty goodness of a classic sausage roll. But what if I told you there's a way to make this beloved snack to a whole new level of deliciousness? Enter Fathead Sausage Rolls – a keto-friendly, low-carb rendition that promises all the flavor without the gluten, grain and carbs!
Fathead Sausage Rolls on a wire cooling rack.

What are Fathead Sausage Rolls?

Fathead Sausage Rolls are a keto twist on the traditional sausage roll recipe. Instead of using pastry dough, these rolls feature a fathead dough, made primarily from mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and cream cheese. This ingenious substitution not only slashes the carb content but also adds a delightful richness to the rolls.

Related Recipes: Crackenhead Chicken and Bacon Sausage Rolls / Keto Cheese and Bacon Scrolls

What You Will Love about this Recipe


  • KID FRIENDLY – Everyone loves a good sausage roll, don’t they? The kids will love helping you to make these anytime!
  • HEALTHY – If you’re following a keto or low-carb diet, these sausage rolls are a game-changer. They allow you to indulge in a classic comfort food without derailing your dietary goals.
  • VERSATILE – While this recipe calls for lamb mince seasoned with Lebanese 7 Spice or Za’atar, you can easily customize the filling to suit your preferences. From traditional pork sausage to spicy chicken, the possibilities are endless.
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The Ingredients

How to Make Fathead Sausage Rolls

Step 1. Preheat oven to 200℃ fan/220°C static/425°F. Place onion, parsley and seasoning into a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients (except fathead); pulse until combined.

Step 2. Shape the mixture into a 40 cm long log.

Step 3. Roll out the fathead into a large rectangle (the same length as your log) about 20 cm wide.

Step 4. Place the sausage along one edge and roll to enclose. Cut into portions or slice into 2-4 larger pieces (they can be cut smaller after baking).

Step 5. Bake 15 – 18 minutes or until cooked through and pastry is golden brown.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a golden-brown finish, brush the tops of the rolls with beaten egg before baking.
  • Make sure to space the rolls evenly on the baking sheet to ensure even cooking.
  • Keep an eye on the rolls towards the end of the baking time to prevent them from over-browning.

Ways to Serve and Alternative Fillings

  • Serve the Fathead Sausage Rolls hot as a snack, appetizer, or even as part of a meal with a side salad.
  • Add a range of different sugar free sauces like Keto Ketchup, Keto BBQ Sauce, or Low Carb Ranch Sauce.
  • Experiment with alternative fillings such as pork sausage, spicy chicken with jalapenos, or vegetarian options like spinach and feta.

FAQs

Can I Freeze Fathead Sausage Rolls?

Yes, these sausage rolls freeze exceptionally well. Simply allow them to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container or freezer bag. To reheat, bake them in a preheated oven until heated through.

Can I Use a Different Meat for the Filling?

Absolutely! While lamb mince adds a unique flavour, you can substitute it with any ground meat of your choice, such as beef, pork, or chicken.

Next Recipes To Try

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Lamb Fathead Sausage Rolls up close on a wire rack.

Lamb Fathead Sausage Rolls

When it comes to comfort food, few things beat the hearty goodness of a classic sausage roll. But what if I told you there’s a way to make this beloved snack to a whole new level of deliciousness? Enter Fathead Sausage Rolls – a keto-friendly, low-carb rendition that promises all the flavor without the gluten, grain and carbs!
5 from 24 votes!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Keto, LCHF
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 8 serves
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Ingredients 

  • 1/2 (1/2) onion
  • 1/4 cup (¼ cup) parsley
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) Lebanese 7 Spice or Za’atar Seasoning
  • 400 g (14 oz) lamb mince
  • Salt flakes and black pepper
  • 1 batch (1 batch) Fathead Dough

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 200℃ fan/220°C static/425°F.
  • Place onion, parsley and seasoning into a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients (except fathead); pulse until combined.
  • Shape the mixture into a 40cm long log.
  • Roll out the fathead into a large rectangle (the same length as your log) about 20cm wide.
  • Place the sausage along one edge and roll to enclose. Cut into portions or slice into 2-4 larger pieces (they can be cut smaller after baking).
  • Bake 15 – 18 minutes or until cooked through and pastry is golden brown.

THERMOMIX METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 200℃ fan/220°C static/425°F.
  • Place onion and parsley into mixer; chop 3 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • MIX – Add remaining ingredients and season well. Mix 10 sec/speed 3. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat 10 sec/speed 3. Follow from step 3 above.

Notes

INGREDIENTS FOR LAMB SAUSAGE ROLL RECIPE
I use 80/20 meat-to-fat lamb mince (the higher fat will add flavour). You can use any mince or make your own.
Swap Za’atar Spices in place of Seven Spices for another tasty well-seasoned option.
MIXING LAMB KOFTA
When mixing lamb mince in a food processor, choose a pulse function to avoid “over-blending” the meat. You can mix well in a large mixing bowl if you do not have a food processor. This mixture also makes terrific burgers. Just shape them into large patties and grill or barbecue.
Shape with a premade kebab mold (optional)
LAMB KOFTA THERMOMIX 
This recipe is so easy to whip up koftas with a Thermomix (with or without pastry).
STORAGE AND FREEZING
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Freeze the sausage rolls raw or baked.
This recipe yields approximately 8 servings. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 8. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 1 serving using the ingredients listed. 
 
 If you have any queries, or questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 2mg | Net Carbs: 3g
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11 responses to “Fathead Sausage Rolls”

  1. Nat

    5 stars
    Love these sausage rolls. I make the with chicken mince instead of lamb and they are perfection!

  2. Lorraine

    Is there a substitute for the Mozzarella? My family are not great cheese eaters. I’d love to make some of your recipes but not sure they would eat anything with a cheesey flavour. I love them !!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Lorraine, I am sorry but the pastry does not work without the cheese to hold it together.

  3. Lynne

    Yum….just yum! This is a family weekend favourite. I always make sure I have some of these in the freezer. Having the keto equivalent of “normal” quick and easy food on standby is a lifesaver for me. Thank you.

  4. Chrissie

    Is there a dairy free option for the dough?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Not with this dough no sorry Chrissie.

  5. Belynda S

    Have sausage mince from butchers this will work fine yeah?

  6. Ness

    Please excuse my IGNORENCE… but I want to make this recipe and a little confused as it says serves 4=5 saussage rolls.
    But then it says cut sheet it into 8 rectangles and I cant figure it out… #feelslikemonday lol.
    Thanks in advance for your help

    1. Megan

      Hi Ness, sorry it was meant to be 2 per serve. I have corrected it now.

  7. Raewyn

    5 stars
    Amazing so tasty and just as good made with chicken

  8. Megan

    5 stars
    A crowd pleaser for sure!

5 from 24 votes (21 ratings without comment)

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