Meat-free sausage roll

A meat-free sausage roll (also known as a vegetarian sausage roll or vegan sausage roll) is a savoury pastry snack that contains a non-meat filling. The snack is an alternative to the conventional sausage roll that generally contains pork or beef. Meat-free sausage rolls are sold at retail outlets and are also available from bakeries as a take-away food.


The basic composition of a meat-free sausage roll is sheets of puff pastry formed into tubes around a meat substitute filling, before being baked.

Linda McCartney Foods produce meat-free sausage rolls based on soya.[1][2]

The Greggs meat-free sausage roll (home-baked)

In the UK in 2019, the bakery chain Greggs launched a meat-free sausage roll[3][4] made using the mycoprotein mixture Quorn.[5] It became one of the company's five best-selling products, and contributed to a 50% increase in their profits.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Vegetarian Sausage Rolls". Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ "New Vegan-friendly Releases From Linda McCartney | Vegan Life Magazine". 13 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Greggs vegan sausage rolls: Londoners split on 'insanely popular' pastry as some stores in capital sell out". London Evening Standard. 3 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  4. ^ Williams, Zoe (7 January 2019). "Half-baked: what Greggs' vegan sausage roll says about Brexit Britain". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  5. ^ correspondent, Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs (17 May 2019). "How Quorn makes the filling for Greggs' vegan sausage rolls". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  6. ^ Godwin, Richard (3 September 2019). "The vegan halo: how plant-based products are transforming British brands". the Guardian. Retrieved 9 September 2019.