How to Reheat Sausage Rolls

Written By Ross Young


Whether you’ve picked up a couple of sausage rolls from your favourite bakery or made them yourself, they’re delicious! But what happens when you have some sausage rolls leftover from the day or night before? Is it safe to reheat them?

To reheat sausage rolls, pop them onto a lined baking tray and into the oven for around 15 to 20 minutes. You can also reheat them in the microwave for around 2 minutes.

How to Reheat Sausage Rolls

Reheating sausage rolls is nice and simple. And while they might not be quite as delicious as when they’re freshly baked, reheated sausage rolls will still taste great and provide an ideal lunch option when you’re pressed for time. 

We recommend reheating sausage rolls in the oven, particularly if you’re reheating more than one. However, if you don’t have much time, the microwave is a reasonable option and will still get your sausage roll piping hot. 

Starting with the oven method, here are the steps you need to follow to reheat sausage rolls safely.

How to Reheat Sausage Rolls in the Oven

Reheating sausage rolls in the oven ensures they are heated all the way through and makes the pastry nice and crispy outside. Below are the steps you need to follow: 

  1. Preheat Oven
    Switch on your oven and preheat it to 350F or 175C.
  2. Prepare Sausage Rolls
    Line a baking tray with tin foil and place your sausage rolls on top, spaced out. Then, loosely cover the tray with another sheet of tin foil to ensure the pastry doesn’t burn. 
  3. Reheat
    Place your sausage rolls in the centre of the oven and preheat for 15-20 minutes, checking them once halfway through. If you like, you can remove the covering layer of foil with five minutes of cooking time left, which will crispen the pastry without causing it to burn. 
  4. Check the Temperature
    Before tucking in and enjoying your reheated sausage rolls, you need to check that they’ve been reheated to an internal temperature of at least 165F or 75C. 
  5. Serve and Enjoy
    You’re now all set and ready to enjoy your reheated sausage rolls.

How to Reheat Sausage Rolls in the Microwave

If you don’t have time to wait for your sausage rolls to reheat in the oven, you can opt for the microwave instead. Here’s what you need to do to microwave sausage rolls

  1. Prepare Sausage Roll
    Place your sausage roll on a microwave-safe plate or dish. Then, cover it with plastic wrap or a paper towel. It’s best to reheat sausage rolls one at a time in the microwave. 
  2. Reheat
    Place your sausage roll in the microwave and reheat it for two minutes before checking it for doneness. 
  3. Check the Temperature
    Before tucking in and enjoying your reheated sausage rolls, you need to check that they’ve been reheated to an internal temperature of at least 165F or 75C. If it’s not quite ready, return your sausage roll to the microwave and reheat in 30-second blasts until it’s up to temperature. 
  4. Serve and Enjoy
    Although not quite as crispy as you might like, your reheated sausage roll is now safe to enjoy. 
Can You Reheat Sausage Rolls in the Air Fryer?

Yes, sausage rolls can be reheated in the air fryer. Pop them in an air fryer for 5 minutes at 160C or 320F. You may need to turn them midway through.

How to Reheat Sausage Rolls Successfully

You now have our 2 methods for reheating sausage rolls safely and simply. But if you want to have complete success then stick to these 3 top tips:

  • The Oven is the Best Option – The most delicious rolls are hot and flavoursome on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside, so reheating them in the oven is the best option. Sausage rolls that have been reheated in the microwave often go a little soggy. 
  • Only Reheat Once – You should only reheat sausage rolls once. Reheating sausage rolls several times will cause them to spoil, so you should be mindful of how you store them to ensure they don’t go to unnecessary waste. 
  • Defrost First – If you’re reheating frozen sausage rolls, it’s best to defrost them before you reheat them. This is because frozen sausage rolls won’t reheat evenly, particularly if you place them in the microwave.
How Do You Defrost Frozen Sausage Rolls?

The best way to defrost sausage rolls is to place them onto a plate in the fridge overnight. Thawing them slowly is the best way to defrost them if you want to avoid any major textural changes.

Is It Safe to Reheat Sausage Rolls?

Yes, it’s perfectly safe to reheat sausage rolls once, but you shouldn’t reheat them more than this.

Once you’ve cooked your initial batch of sausage rolls and realise that you will have some leftovers, wrap them well and place them in the fridge or freezer to preserve them.

You can then be sure that your reheated sausage rolls will be safe to enjoy. You do not want to leave them at room temperature for extended periods.

Reheating Sausage Rolls FAQs

If you have further questions about reheating sausage rolls then these FAQs might help you out:

Can You Reheat Vegan Sausage Rolls?

Vegan sausage rolls might not contain any meat, but the process for reheating both vegan and meat sausage rolls are identical. They can be reheated in the oven or the microwave.

Can You Reheat Greggs Sausage Rolls?

Yes, you can reheat Greggs sausage rolls using the method outlined on this page. As always, you must ensure the product is piping hot through.Reheat Greggs Sausage Rolls

Can You Reheat Cheese and Onion Rolls?

Yes, cheese and onion rolls can be reheated. Pop them onto a lined baking tray and into the oven for around 15 minutes. Cover the tray with a sheet of foil if they begin to burn until the rolls are hot through.

1 thought on “How to Reheat Sausage Rolls”

  1. Hi,
    The idea that you can only reheat foods once has been shown to be a myth, at least for any health reasons (there may be a decline in quality each time food’s reheated). What *is* important is proper handling and cooling. If food is cooked quickly and frozen asap (and if the food is fresh, of course), it can be reheated repeatedly. Source (there are many others)

    Why you can reheat your food more than once – a microbiologist explains
    7 SEPTEMBER 2022 11:12AM
    Forever we’ve been told not to reheat freezer meals more than once, right?

    Professor of Microbiology at Swinburne University of Technology, Enzo Palombo, busts the reheating myth.

    “It’s all around how long food has been in what we call the ‘danger temperature zone’ and the danger zone is typically somewhere between five degrees and 60 degrees Celsius… those are the temperatures at which the bacteria of concern can grow,” Palombo said.

    “It’s about time, how long it’s been under those conditions, and how it’s been stored thereafter.”

    Palombo told O’Brien that his advice is to only reheat the portion of food you wish to eat during one sitting.

    “You can do that many times because the rest of the food stays cold in the refrigerator.

    “There’s nothing intrinsically bad about reheating food, but it can sometimes affect the quality of the food.”


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