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Sugar Free Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas – Sausage Rolls & Sauce

When you think about kids birthday party food ideas, you will often see delicious hot sausage rolls dipped in tomato sauce.

The problem here is not the sausage rolls, it’s the sauce!!!!

Supermarket brand tomato sauce is loaded with refined sugar. A single tablespoon of tomato sauce can contain more sugar than a sweet biscuit.

But not in the recipe below.

These delicious sausages rolls, with sauce will be a hit at you next birthday party, or for an easy weeknight dinner.

Kids Birthday Party Food Ideas Sausage Rolls And Sugar Free Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Makes: 24 mini sausage rolls

Sausage Rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets of puff pasty
  • 300g of pork mince
  • 1 brown onion, thinly diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 zucchini, grated and squeezed between paper towel to remove excess liquid
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 355F
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper
  3. Remove the 2 sheets of puff pastry from the freezer
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine pork mince, carrot, zucchini, salt and pepper
  5. Spray frying pan with olive oil spray and heat to low-medium heat
  6. Add onion to pan and cook until slightly see through (translucent)
  7. Add garlic and fennel seeds, and cook until fragrant
  8. Add the onion, garlic, fennel seed mix into the pork mixture, and combine
  9. Cut each sheet of puff pastry in half
  10. Placed 1/4 of the pork mixture onto the rectangle of puff pastry
  11. Shape the pork mixture into a sausage shape long the middle of the pastry (long length)
  12. Fold one side of puff pastry over the pork mixture and brush upper surface with whisked egg
  13. Fold the second side of puff pastry over the first layer of puff pastry, wrapping as firmly as possible
  14. Cut each large sausage roll into 6 equal lengths and transfer to a baking tray
  15. Brush each sausage roll with whisked egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  16. Repeat this for the remaining puff pastry
  17. Place tray in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through, puffed and golden brown

Nutritional Information

Amount per Serving (1 sausage roll):

Calories: 144 | Total Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 57mg | Carbohydrates: 10.5g | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.6g | Protein: 4.4g

Nutritional information is software generated. Please check with a nutritional expert for any specific advice.

Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 brown onion, chopped
  • 80ml apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsps granulated stevia
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Bring all the ingredients to the boil in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve the spices
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 50 minute, sauce should be reduced by about half
  3. Allow the sauce to cool, then blend with stick blender or food processor
  4. If too runny, return to the heat to reduce further
  5. Store in a clean glass jar in the fridge, or freeze a portion for future use

Nutritional Information

Amount per Serving (1 tablespoon): Calories: 5 | Total Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.5g | Protein: 0.2g

Nutritional information is software generated. Please check with a nutritional expert for any specific advice.

Wrapping It Up

I am positive you will love these sausage rolls with healthy and yummy sauce. Let me know if you try them, or share with me some variations on the recipe you tried. Enjoy!

Michelle McDade

8 Comments

  1. Hi Michelle, I agree with you on the subject of sugar, and it’s adverse effects on society as a whole. I will leave that discussion for another time. Regards Shane Lacey

  2. Michelle, I absolutely love these two ideas: the sausage roll and the ketchup. I am diabetic and so these would be smart options for me as well. Keep sharing. Some pictures would tease the appetite. All the best.

  3. Great recipe Michelle thanks so much for sharing the sugar free sausage rolls with sauce. These will make awesome lunchbox additions for something quick on those busy mornings prepping for the kids. Totally agree with the other above comments the additive put into our food these days is crazy, so I am all for keeping things as natural and unprocessed as possible.

    • Thanks Nicole, I’m working on a range of healthy options for kids parties, as they are always so sugar loaded. Keep an eye out for new recipes and other tips for parties. Michelle

  4. These sound very tasty and I can’t wait to make these for my grandson’s next birthday!

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