Cheesy Lentil Sausage Roll

January 20, 2020

Cheesy Lentil Sausage Roll

A healthy twist on an Aussie classic is just what we need to wrap up these school holidays. Perfect for lunch for the kids, dinner with a side dish or to entertain some friends. This recipe is easy enough, uses simple ingredients yet blows us away with its deliciousness. You'll never look back!

 

Cheesy Lentil Sausage Roll

Author: www.emeraldandella.com.au

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions (red or brown), finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh thyme or rosemary leaves
  • 1 large zucchini, grated
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 2 x 400g cans lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons smokey paprika
  • 1 egg, beaten + 1 extra for brushing
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 6 sheets puff pastry
  • 1½ tablespoons sesame seeds
  • tomato chutney to serve

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over low heat. Add the onions, garlic and herbs. Cook, stirring, for 8-10 minutes, until tender. Add the zucchini, carrot, lentils and paprika. Season well. Cook, stirring, for 8-10 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan-forced). Stir the egg, breadcrumbs and cheese through the lentil mixture.
  3. Place one sixth of the mixture along one edge of a pastry sheet. Shape into a log. Roll up pastry to enclose. Repeat with remaining mixture and pastry.
  4. Place sausage rolls seam-side-down on baking trays lined with baking paper. Brush with the extra egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 25 minutes, until puffed and golden. Serve with tomato chutney.



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