Are you asking if you can cook the sausage rolls from frozen? Or do you need to defrost them first? Will they change their texture? For how long should you cook them? Do you need to cook them in the oven? Or better to cook them in the air fryer? Let’s find out!
Can you cook frozen sausage rolls? Yes, you can cook sausage rolls directly from the frozen no matter if you want to cook them in the oven or in the air fryer.
Do You Defrost Frozen Sausage Rolls Before Cooking?
If you have time, I recommend leaving them in the fridge overnight to defrost them slowly. If you are limited on time, and you are looking for a few ways to defrost the frozen sausage rolls in the microwave or under hot water, I will recommend cooking them directly from frozen instead of defrosting the sausage rolls. When you try to quickly defrost the frozen sausage rolls, you will lose the texture of the sausages and you will get a worse result.
How to Defrost Frozen Sausage Rolls?
Defrosting in the Fridge
For the best results, I recommend defrosting the frozen sausage rolls in the fridge overnight because you will keep the original texture of the sausage rolls.
Pro Tip: If you need to reduce the defrosting time, then put the frozen sausages on the top shelf of the fridge because the hot air is lighter than the cold one. As a result, the temperature on the top shelf of the fridge is higher than on the bottom ones.
Thawing in the Hot Water or in the Microwave?
I don’t recommend defrosting the frozen sausage rolls forced in the hot water or in the microwave because you will lose the texture of the meat and dough.
Because of that, if you have time, I recommend thawing the sausage rolls in the fridge overnight. If you can’t wait so long, then it is better to cook them directly from the frozen. Just add 5 minutes of time from your usual cooking time in the oven.
How Long Does It Take to Defrost?
If you’re defrosting them in the fridge, then leave the frozen sausage rolls overnight to let them thaw slowly.
How Long to Cook the Frozen Sausage Rolls?
In the oven, you will need 15-30 minutes. The cooking time depends if you plan to cook the smaller pieces of sausage rolls or the full-sized frozen sausage rolls.
If you plan to cook them in the air fryer, you will need from 8 to 12 minutes at 350°F.
Quick Note: Also, pay attention that some of the sausage rolls may come pre-cooked when others are raw. Because of that the cooking time also differs. For the exact timing, please follow the instructions on the package.
Cooking Frozen Sausage Rolls in the Oven
As I said above, if you don’t have time to let the frozen sausage rolls thaw slowly, it will be better to cook them directly from the frozen.
If you decide to cook them in the oven, then preheat the oven to 350°F. In the meantime, take the baking tray and put it on parchment paper to avoid sticking the sausage rolls to the baking tray.
After that, arrange the frozen sausage rolls evenly on the pan.
Quick Note: Try to avoid sticking the sausage pans to each other, otherwise, you may risk getting non-uniform baking.
Now, put the baking tray with the frozen sausage in the oven, and cook them for about 15 minutes at 350°F / 175°C if you plan to cook smaller sausage rolls and if you plan to bake the regular, full-sized sausage rolls, then cook them for about 20 minutes.
Quick Note: As the ovens may work differently, or the thickness of the frozen sausage rolls may differ, in the last 5 minutes, take a look at the rolls and adjust the timing as needed.
Cooking Frozen Sausage Rolls in the Air Fryer
If you want to save on the cooking time, you can cook the sausage rolls directly from frozen in the air fryer.
How to Cook Them in the Air Fryer?
- Put the frozen sausages in the air fryer basket.
- Grease them with a beaten egg or egg wash.
- Cook them for about 8-10 minutes at 320°F. or check the temperature on the package.
Frozen Sausage Rolls Cooking Time in Air Fryer
It all depends on how you plan to cook the frozen sausage rolls and on their size. If we’re talking about the small frozen sausage rolls then you will need only about 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer. If we’re referring to full-size sausage rolls, then you will need about 12 minutes.
How to Reheat the Cooked Frozen Sausage Rolls in the Air Fryer?
If you want to reheat your already cooked sausage rolls then preheat the air fryer to 350°F, and cook the sausage rolls for about 3-4 minutes.
Sausage Rolls Storage
Raw Sausage Rolls
If you made the sausage rolls from scratch and decided to freeze them, then you can keep them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Store-Bought Frozen Sausage Rolls
If you bought a package of frozen sausage rolls from the local store, then check the date of expiration on the back of the package as it may differ.
Cooked Sausage Rolls
If you have already cooked the sausage rolls from frozen, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days in a well-closing container.
How to Reheat the Refrigerated Baked Sausage Rolls?
Reheat the oven to 350°F, and reheat the sausage rolls for about 10 minutes directly from the fridge. Also, you can use your air fryer to reheat the sausage rolls in about 5-7 minutes at 350°F.
Answering Your Questions:
Can You Eat Frozen Sausage Rolls That Are Past “Use by Date”?
As they contain meat, I don’t recommend eating expired products. Try making them at your own risk.
Are Frozen Sausage Rolls Pre-Cooked?
Usually, the store-bought frozen sausage rolls come pre-cooked. That means that you mostly need only to warm them up, but not to cook them from scratch. But as the sausage rolls may differ from one manufacturer to another one, please take a look at the package instructions to see if they come raw or pre-cooked.