Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls

My kids are absolutely obsessed with sausage rolls! Let’s be honest, as yummy as they are (and they are), they are not particularly healthy. I have been making sausage rolls for years using really good quality sausages to feed my boys’ habit but recently I’ve decided to try and make them that little bit healthier. That’s how my Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls were born!

I really like turkey and considering its huge health benefits I decided to go for turkey mince instead of sausage meat. Adding some flavour boosters like sun-dried tomatoes and basil made them taste really rather nice although a bit on a dry side. Then I’ve decided to give in and add a bit of smokey bacon which have made all the difference. My turkey rolls are really scrumptious yet leaner and got big thumbs up from my boys (big and small).

I went for a bit of a classic tomato basil combo in this recipe but feel free to change the herbs if you’d like. Another herb that would work quite nicely here is parsley. Usually, I get 10 quite substantial rolls out of this recipe but feel free to cut them into smaller, bite-size pieces.

These delicious Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls are so versatile! We tend to take them to picnics a lot in the Summer. They are also perfect as a quick mid-week supper when we are really busy. They are oh so tasty with some baked beans and freshly steamed veg on the side. After school snack, little nibble with beer in the garden when friends are round? You name it!

They are also a perfect little treat to celebrate National Picnic Week which starts today! Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you should also try my scrummy Cheese Straws which are another perfect picnic food!

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls

Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls

Yield: 10 rolls


  • 450g minced turkey
  • 70g smoked bacon pieces (lardons), or you can use pancetta
  • 6 sun dried tomatoes in oil (drained)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • small bunch fresh basil leaves (chopped roughly), or use parsley instead
  • 375g pack ready rolled puff pastry sheet
  • 1 egg beaten
  • sesame seeds (optional), salt pepper


  1. Put bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and basil with good amount of salt and pepper in a food processor and blend them to a paste.
  2. Put turkey mince in a bowl, add the paste and mix well.
  3. Roll out the pastry and cut it in half lengthwise.
  4. Divide turkey mixture in half and put each half along the middle of each pastry piece.
  5. Fold the pastry over the meat from both sided to create a roll.
  6. Put each roll down making sure the seam is at the bottom.
  7. Cut into desired sizes and place on a baking tray.
  8. Brush each roll with beaten egg, sprinkle some sesame seeds (if using) and bake in 180C for 20 minutes until golden brown.

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Turkey Rolls


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  • Reply Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    Wow they look gorgeously golden and perfect for picnics! Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetite! We have a new logo if you’d like to use it next time 🙂

    June 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks Kat! 🙂 I’ve seen the logo (really like it) and then went and used the old one! Doh! 😉 I blame the heat 🙂 All swapped now! x

      June 18, 2017 at 6:32 pm
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  • Reply Corina

    I just love sausage rolls and anything similar and it’s great that these are just a little bit healthier. I would certainly love to try them and I imagine they smell amazing as they are baking!

    June 19, 2017 at 9:26 am
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      They do smell divine and I usually have two hungry souls sitting in front of the oven as they bake, watching them puff up and brown. Family favourite here 🙂 x

      June 19, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Corina

    And thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x

    June 19, 2017 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Jacqui Bellefontaine

    Ohh I really like the idea of turkey instead of pork sausage meat for a change and yes yes to the sundried tomato and basil too. Perfect for a summer picnic or party.

    Last year I made some sausage rolls with cranberry sauce for my blog and i think the cranberry sauce would go really well with the turkey filling too. Sausage rolls all year round now I like the sound of that.

    Thank you for sharing on #CookBlogShare

    June 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thanks for your kind comment Jacqui 🙂 Cranberry sauce with turkey rolls sounds perfect! Why haven’t I thought of that, turkey-cranberries – classic and definitely all year round as there is always time for a bit of sausage (or turkey) roll 🙂

      June 19, 2017 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Jenny Paulin

    mmmmmm I would love to try these on a picnic or sat out in the garden for lunch. Turkey meat would be preferred by me too, I mean I like sausage rolls but turkey with sundries tomato and basil just sound delicious!
    Thank you for sharing with #Bakeoftheweek x

    June 19, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    • Reply joskitchenlarder

      Thank you Jenny! I’m definitely a turkey convert when it comes to sausage roll and thanks to the addition of some smoked bacon you can hardly tell the difference! x

      June 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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