How to Microwave Sausage Rolls

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How to Microwave Sausage Rolls


Ross Young

What is better than a sausage roll for a snack? A warm sausage roll! Making fresh and hot sausage rolls in the oven isn’t always practical. Sometimes you just need a quick snack. Wouldn’t it be great if you could microwave sausage rolls?

We recommend that you don’t cook a raw sausage roll in the microwave, but if you have pre-cooked or cold sausage rolls, you can reheat them in the microwave for a tasty snack. Although, you do need to be careful to heat them up properly.

How to Microwave Sausage Rolls

You should never try to cook a raw sausage roll in the microwave from scratch. Pork can be a little tricky to deal with, and it is important that raw pork is cooked fully according to the instructions on the packet or you could end up making yourself sick.

With that said, it is possible to reheat sausage rolls in the microwave if you need to. Just follow these few steps.

  1. Place Onto a Plate
    Take your sausage roll out of all packaging and pop it onto a microwavable plate.
  2. Microwave
    Put the sausage roll into the microwave and heat on full power for about a minute.
  3. Flip
    Take the sausage roll out of the microwave and flip it over.
  4. Microwave Again
    Pop it back into the microwave and heat for another minute.
  5. Check Temperature
    Check the temperature of the sausage roll and be careful to make sure that the sausage inside the pastry is piping hot throughout.
  6. Microwave Again (If Needed)
    If you need to heat the sausage roll a little more, put it back into the microwave and heat for thirty seconds until it is perfectly hot throughout.

How to Microwave Sausage Rolls Successfully

Below are our 3 tips for microwaving sausage rolls with success. We’d recommend following all of these:

  • Soggy Pastry Fix – One problem can happen when you heat up your sausage rolls in the microwave. The pastry can end up soggy. You can avoid this by wrapping the sausage roll in a paper towel before putting it in the microwave. This should then soak up some of the moisture. It shouldn’t make the sausage roll crispy, but it will help a little.
  • Defrost in the Microwave – If you have a frozen sausage roll, then you can defrost it in the microwave and heat it this way too. But, it is likely to make the sausage roll soggy. To avoid this, you can thaw it out and then pop it into the oven for a few minutes to crisp up.
  • Only Microwave Pre-Cooked – Always check that the sausage roll has already been pre-cooked before heating them in the microwave. The packaging should help, and if it says it isn’t suitable for microwaving, then you would be best sticking to the methods recommended on the packaging.

Why You Should Microwave Sausage Rolls

It’s fairly clear that there are some benefits to using the microwave to reheat sausage rolls:


The major advantage of microwaving your sausage rolls is how quick and convenient it is. The microwave is the perfect option if you don’t have time to wait for the oven to preheat and heat up the sausage roll.

It’s also a great way to have a hot lunch if your work kitchen only has a microwave available.


Microwaving sausage rolls to reheat them is much easier than putting them into the oven. You shouldn’t need to check it as often, and there is less danger of you overcooking and burning it by accident.

Why You Shouldn’t Microwave Sausage Rolls

Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to using the microwave which may put you off doing so in the first place:

Not Safe

A major disadvantage to consider is whether or not you can microwave a sausage roll safely.

Pork can be a type of meat renowned for causing sickness when not prepared properly. The bacteria in it can grow when it isn’t heated well, making you sick.

As long as you only reheat sausage rolls, ensure they are piping hot before eating and do not try to cook them from raw you should be fine.

Not as a Tasty

Another disadvantage of microwaving your sausage rolls is that they don’t taste quite as good as those cooked in the oven.

The pastry tends to get soggy, which will never be good as a crisp and warm sausage roll. However, if you are stuck on time or don’t have access to an oven, it is a great alternative that does work.

Microwaving Sausage Rolls FAQs

If you still have a question or two about microwaving sausage rolls then these FAQs might help you out:

Can You Defrost Sausage Rolls in the Microwave?

For most sausage rolls, you don’t need to thaw them out before you cook them. You can cook them from frozen. This method is usually safer and ends with a much tastier sausage roll.

Can You Reheat Gregg’s Sausage Rolls in the Microwave?

Yes, Gregg’s sausage rolls can be warmed up in the microwave. Pop them onto a microwave-safe plate, cover and microwave for a couple of minutes until hot through. Reheat Greggs Sausage Rolls


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