Sweet Chilli Sausage Plait

Sweet Chilli Sausage Plait = Fab Food 4 AllIn celebration of British Sausage Week which runs from 2 – 8 November, I decided I wanted to make a sausage plait. I have to admit that I’ve been intrigued by them ever since watching Nanny Pat on The Only Way is Essex as it seems to be her signature dish. (Did I just say that in public?)

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So wanting to come up with my own take on the humble sausage plait I decided to give it a makeover tailoring it to my family’s taste. Being big lovers of chilli and not wanting to make it too hot for my daughter, I embarked on a fusion of Asian and British cuisine by making a Sweet Chilli Sausage Plait. If you like things hotter you could always add the seeds from the green chilli to notch up the heat! To counteract the chilli I added some grated carrot and red onion for sweetness and then finished off with a layer of Thai sweet chilli sauce before wrapping in pastry.

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I’m pleased to say this dish went down a storm and has already been repeated. Serve it hot or cold (leftovers taste great) with baked beans or a salad and then sit back and wait for the compliments!

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Sweet Chilli Sausage Plait
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Sweet Chilli Sausage Plait fuses traditional British sausages with Chinese flavours for a delicious spicy meal!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 - 5
  • 400 – 450g Pack of good quality pork sausages (min 90% pork), skinned
  • 1 Medium carrot, grated
  • 1 Medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Large green chilli, finely chopped (seeds removed)
  • 1 Clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp Dry natural breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce
  • Ready rolled puff pastry sheet, cut to 25cm x 30cm
  • 1 Egg, whisked for egg wash
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Place the first 6 ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly with your hands.
  3. Place the pastry sheet onto baking paper on a baking sheet.
  4. Place sausage meat in the centre and form a brick shape leaving a 3cm gap at either end.
  5. Spread the Thai sweet chilli sauce over the sausage meat.
  6. Cut strips measuring 1.5cm at an angle along both sides and trim the two ends to form flaps.
  7. Fold one end flap over the sausage meat and then fold over the strips in alternate layers to form a plait, moistening the tips with water to secure.
  8. Finish by tucking in the end flap and brushing the pastry with egg wash.
  9. Bake in the oven for 35 – 40 minutes until golden brown and sausage meat is cooked.
  10. Serve hot or cold.

Sweet Chilli Sausage Plait = Fab Food 4 All

For more British Sausage recipe ideas you might like to check out the following:

Scrumptious Chipolata Tagliatelle – Fab Food 4 All

Turkey Meatloaf – Fab Food 4 All

Boston Baked Beans & British Bangers – Kavey Eats

Sausage, Fennel, Squash and Courgetti – Celery & Cupcakes

Potato Sausage & Kale Pie – Hungry Healthy Happy

Sticky Glazed Honey & Mustard Glazed Sausages – Lovely Appetite

Slow Cooked Pork Sausage, Cranberry & Green Lentil Stew – Foodie Quine

Super Sticky Sausages with Creamy Mustard Pasta – Munchies & Munchkins

Cowboy Stew – The Hedge Combers

How to make Tagliatelle and a Sausage & Tomato Sauce – The Foodie Couple Blog

Sausage & Egg Muffin – The Spicy Pear

I’m entering my Sweet Chilli Sausage Plait into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and is this month hosted by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary as sausages are inexpensive and puff pastry can often be found on special offer in the supermarket.

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NB: This recipe was previously published on Great British Chefs.

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  1. paperwrist

    This looks so good such a simple addition but the sweet Chilli really makes it pop and I think this would be a welcome addition to my boxing day buffet :)

  2. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    Sausage plait was one of the first things I learnt to make in Food Technology at Secondary School :-) BUT ever since learning how to make it I have never strayed from the classic recipe…This sounds like a fantastic variation!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma:-) I never learned to make one at school and feel I missed out LOL! Mine was inspired by Nanny Pat on TOWIE:-)

  3. Emily Leary

    I love sweet chilli and that’s beautiful pastry work, Camilla. Looks gorgeous. I shall be giving it a try.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily! It’s so quick and easy, we had it again this week:-)

  4. Jo of Jo's Kitchen

    This looks delicious and such a simple idea

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jo, we had it again last night, very popular here;-)

  5. Sarah Brokenshire

    this looks so delicious- going to try this for sure xxx

    1. Camilla

      Great Sarah do let me know how you get on:-)

  6. kimberley ryan

    this looks amazing

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kimberley, I’m going to make another one very soon:-)

  7. Nicole Neverman

    This sounds so delicious! I love the Asian inspired twist to this. This would make a great change to the regular old sausage roll :)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nicole:-)

  8. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Wow this looks amazing! What a welcoming and hearty dish for dinner! I’ve made a dessert in this way, so nice to have a savory dish like yours to try!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, dessert sounds good too:-)

  9. Heather Haigh

    That looks so scrumptious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  10. Janie

    Eeek, that looks bleddy ‘ansum Camilla! My Jonny would be beside himself with this in his packed lunch, will forward him the link 😉
    Janie x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janie:-)

  11. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    Truly loving the look of this dish!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Peter:-)

  12. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I love how a simple plait can make it look really striking. Now this is proper comfort food!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dannii, it is so simple as you say;-)

  13. kate @veggie desserts

    What a showstopper! I could easily make this with veggie sausages or veggie haggis. Love it!

    1. Camilla

      I’d like to try that too Kate, had never thought of it;-)

  14. Martina Evans

    Looks Fab! This will go down a treat at ours for sure. I just hope mine comes out as well.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina, do show and tell if you make it:-)

  15. Stuart Vettese

    Love this Camilla, the sweet chilli would be a lovely kick and the crisp pastry – oh my!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Stuart, I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  16. Claire Jessiman

    Love this! A perfect weekday supper for the family.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claire:-)

  17. Tina @ The Spicy Pear

    Wow that looks beautiful and I’m sure tasty too. I love the fusion of Thai sweet chilli flavours also. My husband will love this, it’s like a gigantic sausage roll. Although I can’t promise it will look like yours, I’m rubbish at plaiting.

    Thank you for featuring my Sausage Egg Muffin dish.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you and I’m sure you’d be fine a plaiting that’s why I included the mid plait shot as it’s easier to see that way:-)

  18. lisa

    This looks and sounds awesome! Have wanted to make a plait for a while, you make it look so easy! This is definitely a crowd-pleaser

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Lisa, I hadn’t made a sausage plait before this and I really must make it again soon as we all loved it.

  19. Kavita

    That plait is a thing of beauty!! And it’s making me hungry too!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you Kavey it was delicious:-)

  20. Nayna Kanabar

    You have plaited this beautifully, it looks really great perfect for picnics too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nayna, maybe it’s from all the hair plaiting I’ve done over the years LOL:-)

  21. tiggerific1973

    Another fantastic recipe! Would be great for a picnic!

    1. Camilla

      Ooh yes, definitely:-)

  22. Jane Davies

    This looks delicious :) This will go down a treat at ours for sure !

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s been quite popular:-)

  23. sweetpea65

    This looks and sounds delicious. My kids would love this so i’m going to try it out next week.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’m sure they’ll love it:-)

  24. Lynn Fancy

    Something different to try for Easter weekend, fed up of roasting just for me!

  25. Sarah Cooper

    This looks amazing!

  26. Farhana

    This will go down a treat in our household. Thanks for sharing

  27. Paul Wilson

    I bet the Sweet Chilli gives it a nice kick.

  28. Ursula Hunt

    This is really tasty and goes down a treat in our house

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, glad to hear that;-)

  29. Anne Dalzell

    This would be a tasty treat on a windy cold night like tonight

  30. William Gould

    Looks fantastic! Wife wouldn’t like it though….. She’s a fussy eater!

    1. Camilla

      I’ve a whole family of fussy eaters, half the time I ignore them and then they eat what I make even if it’s something they won’t normally eat LOL!

  31. Heather Haigh

    How very elegant that looks. Bet it tastes good too.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh yes:-)

  32. Laura Caraher

    This sounds delicious I must make it soon :)

  33. Heather Haigh

    This sounds divine!

  34. Hafsah

    I’ve always wondered how the plaits were made! :)

  35. Helen Allan

    This looks lovely. A perfect winter warmer. :)

  36. Maya Russell

    Great recipe. I think I’d have to leave out the green chilli (for my children). They’d like the sweet chilli sauce though I’m sure.

    1. Camilla

      Like Nigel Slater says, take a recipe and use it as a starting point:-)

  37. Paul Wilson

    Looks delicious.

    1. Camilla


  38. Hannah Weetman

    Sounds absolute delicious! And certainly looks very impressive

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, looks impressive and yet so quick and easy:-)

  39. Ruth Hedges

    Looks so tasty – I hope mine comes out as well as this one looks :) x

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure it will:-)

  40. Herbert Appleby

    I’d like to wolf some of this down after a long days work mmm mmmmmmmmmm

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s very easy to put together after a day’s work:-)

  41. sarah brooker

    this looks amazing.

  42. Stacey D

    Perfect for those cold days

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  43. Ursula Hunt

    I made this last night and it was delicious

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, thank you so much for letting me know:-)

  44. rachj2001

    Sounds lush! My mum used to make garlic sausage meat plaits so going to show this recipe to her too :)

    1. Camilla

      Fab, she’d probably like this too then:-)

  45. Paul Wilson

    Good way to spice up sausage rolls.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, you make sausage rolls like this too:-)

  46. Dan Murphy

    Spicy sausage roll; what’s not to love!

    1. Camilla

      Hope you give it a try:-)

  47. Anne

    Ooh yum, that looks delicious! Have not had pastry in ages, think its long overdue to eat this!!

  48. Lisa Williams

    I wish I had seen this before bonfire night it would of been perfect for watching the fireworks :)

    1. Camilla

      Aah, maybe next year then:-)

  49. Anne Wallwin

    oohh that looks lovely. A nice winter warmer!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s so quick and easy:-)

  50. Tracy Nixon

    I’m making this at the weekend – a great Winter warmer thanks!

    1. Camilla

      Fab, let me know how you get on:-)

  51. Janice

    That looks lovely, love sausages.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice:-)

  52. Carol Egan

    Sounds delicious and even I can do this (I Think!!)

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, of course you can it’s dead easy:-)

  53. Anneli Faiers

    Looks really good. Would make a lovely addition to a buffet. I shall keep it in mind for Christmas :)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Anneli:-)

  54. Dom

    this. looks. awesome… want it NOW!

    1. Camilla

      Aah thank Dom that means a lot coming from you:-)

  55. Ursula Hunt

    Looks delicious, I love Sausages

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, yep you can’t go far wrong with sausages:-)


    Looks lovely Camilla – you have made it look so easy. Have never done a sausage plait but definitely want to do one now!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thank you Danielle, it is really simple but effective:-) Let me know how you get on!

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