Sausage rolls are the perfect party finger food. They are hearty, delicious, and affordable. They are made from pork and beef cuts seasoned and rolled in puff pastry. They can be eaten hot, at room temperature, or straight out of the fridge.
If you like your sausage rolls hot, it’s best to choose a method that warms the sausage roll evenly and gives a crisp finish. A standard oven is the ultimate best appliance to use for reheating sausage rolls. Alternative appliances include air fryers and microwaves.
Read on for more details on how to recreate the perfect sausage roll that looks and tastes freshly made.
How to Reheat Sausage Rolls in an Oven
The oven is the best option for reheating sausage rolls, especially if it’s a big batch. The oven gets the sausage roll super-hot without making it soggy like a microwave would. However, you should make sure not to overcook them. These are the steps to the perfectly reheated sausage roll:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius)
- Line the oven tray with some baking sheet
- Place the sausage rolls in one layer on the baking sheet. Separate them at least one inch apart.
- Cover the top loosely with some aluminum foil
- Place the oven tray in the oven for about 20 minutes. If the sausage rolls are frozen, keep them in the oven for at least 35 minutes.
- Remove the aluminum foil for the last ten minutes. This allows the surface to become crispy.
- Remove the tray from the oven and let the sausages cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
How to Reheat Sausage Rolls in A Microwave
While the microwave isn’t ideal for reheating sausage rolls, it’s the most common and convenient reheating appliance most people will want to use. The problem is, with the microwave your sausage rolls are likely to come out soggy in the middle and not quite crispy on the outside.
Nonetheless, if the microwave is your preferred option, then these are the steps for best results:
- Place the sausage rolls in a microwave-safe plate
- Using the reheat setting, let them warm for 2 minutes
- If they’re piping hot, remove and let cool for a minute before serving
How to Reheat Sausage Rolls in an Air Fryer
An Air fryer gives you the best of both worlds. It’s as fast as a microwave and produces as good results as a standard oven. The only disadvantage is you can’t work a big batch all at once like you would with an oven. However, the speed more than makes up for it, so you can reheat many batches one after the other in quick succession.
To reheat sausage rolls in an air fryer:
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius)
- Place the sausage rolls in the air fryer basket in one layer, one inch apart.
- Close the basket and reheat the sausage rolls for 5-8 minutes.
- With a food thermometer, check for a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius)
- Serve while hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any questions about reheating your sausage rolls? We’ve got answers!
How Long Do Sausage Rolls Last?
When stored in the fridge, homemade sausage rolls will last up to 3 days. Store bought sausage rolls may last up to 5 days. Store bought varieties often contain more preservatives and undergo more thorough decontamination processes.
Can You Reheat Sausage Rolls Multiple Times?
No. It’s advisable to reheat sausage rolls only once.
What Temperature Should Reheated Sausage Rolls Be?
You should reheat your sausage rolls until they are piping hot. The internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 75 degrees Celsius)
Can You Freeze Sausage Rolls?
Yes, but you have to make sure they have cooled down first. Additionally, make sure they have not already been reheated.
Is It Safe to Eat Sausage Rolls Without Reheating?
Yes, it’s safe to eat sausage rolls at room temperature or even chilled. However, it all depends on whether you store it properly. Improper handling can lead to contamination and food poisoning.
Why Are My Sausage Rolls Soggy?
When you make your sausage rolls with sausages containing less than 70% meat, the sausage roll runs the risk of oozing out too much fat when reheating. This often results in an unpleasant soggy middle, especially when reheating in a microwave.
Air fryers and standard ovens tend to have a more evenly distributed reheating effect. Thus, the fat melts slower hence avoiding the soggy effect.