Longaniza Rolls

A dish inspired from the popular sausage rolls adding a Filipino twist to the recipe. For those who do not know what a sausage roll is, it is a type of savoury pastry where sausage meat is encased in a puff pastry, it originated in United Kingdom and now a very popular food item in Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Netherlands.

For this recipe we will be using longaniza which is a type of sausage popular in the Philippines. Like German sausages, longaniza’s ingredients varies depending on what region in the Philippines it came from, some can be salty and some are sweet but for this recipe we will be using the Vigan version which is garlicky but we will mix it with some minced pork as this sometimes tend to be salty.


200g raw Vigan longaniza or any longaniza of your choice
200g lean minced pork
1 small white onion, finely chopped
handful parsley, chopped
ready-rolled puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
bread crumbs


  1. Remove longaniza from its casing place in mixing bowl together with minced pork, parsley and onion. Mix everything together.
  2. Unroll puff pastry and place an amount of sausage mixture in the middle of the pastry. Tightly roll the pastry around the meat mixture then seal the ends.
  3. Brush top with beaten eggs and sprinkle bread crumbs on top.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to chill, this makes it easier to individually slice.
  5. Slice into 1 inch pieces and bake in a 200C pre heated oven for 25 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.


19 Responses

  1. Filipino sausage rolls – nice. I thought there was a typo – Vigan instead of Vegan but then I though you would not do that:) This is a vegan free site:)

    • rsmacaalay says:

      Lol, you always make me smile with your comments. Vigan is a province in the Northern part of the Philippines that looks like 19th century Spain, their sausage is popular in the Philippines

  2. kiwidutch says:

    Garlicky style + sausage roll? you just managed to make something delicious and make it divine!
    A crisp flaky melt in your mouth buttery pastry with a garlic treat inside? oooohhhhhhhh … there is danger of drool on the keyboard here.
    I have no clue if I can source longaniza here:. any chance of a recipe so that I might make my own? Clearly a mix of meat, garlic and probably spices and something to bind it all. I can see THIS on our menu as we are already busy making sausage rolls a treat here.a few times a year. A garlic version would be very much welcome!

  3. Judy says:

    Browned to perfection, this would make me want a spaghetti sauce type of dipping sauce to go with it.

  4. I think every culture has a version of this and calls it a different thing. These look so wonderful. When I saw the picture in my subscription queue I couldn’t get here fast enough.

  5. How wonderful! I’ve never had anything like this before, but I know they wouldn’t last long in our house! I might have to try it using some chicken sausage. :)

  6. Sissi says:

    Now that I see you roll the whole pastry sheet and then cut it into pieces, I wonder why I have always bothered to cut it first and make small rolls one by one… Your method gives neater results and is much easier! (Although I wouldn’t have access to longaniza of course!). Thanks for sharing!

  7. These sound amazingly good! I quite possibly believe I could down about ten of them with a nice cold beer :D

  8. Will be great for tea time, yummy it looks.

  9. longaniza in a roll? that’s unique… i thought picture is lumpia shanghai….

  10. I’ve never heard of Longaniza Rolls before, but I know a lot of my family would absolutely love this dish. I have to save this recipe

  11. I’ve got spicy pork longaniza in the fridge right now and a bday party to go to next weekend, hmm…perfect!

  12. boogie. says:

    i’ve never heard of longaniza rolls, but i’m sure excited to eat one!!! longaniza reminds me so much of breakfast in the philippines before going to school! the enticing aroma is enough to wake me up!

  13. nrzhouston says:

    do you cook the meat first before dilling your dough?

  14. nrzhouston says:

    I mean filling your dough

  15. TitaNaty says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe. Since I didn’t have Vigan Longganisa, I made my own Vigan Longganisa mixture and just followed the rest of the instructions. My husband loved it so much, I’m definitely making this again.

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