Sausage and caramelized red onion plait

This is fantastic winter food, warm, hearty and of course sausage. The caramelized onion adds a lovely subtle sweetness and makes the sausage meat have more than just a meaty flavour.

What should I serve with

With this being mainly a winter dish, some roasted vegetables.

If you’re having this in the summer months, then a salad with the plait, either hot or cold.

Storage Tips

I recommend slicing the plait into smaller pieces and wrapping individually in clingwrap and then in an airtight container, The plait then can be kept for up to 3 months.

Please use your judgement, this is only a guide

Sausage & Red onion plait
Yield: 4

Sausage and caramelized red onion plait

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

A caramelized red onion and sausage plait recipe is easy and quick to prepare and tastes great with mashed potatoes, salad or chips.


  • 8 sausages, pork with herbs, works best I've found
  • 5 tablespoons caramelized onions
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 large egg for egg wash
  • 1 small onion, finely diced


  1. Dice the small red onion
  2. Remove the meat from the sausages and dispose of the skins, placing the extracted meat into a mixing bowl
  3. Mix the sausages and diced onions in the mixing bowl, adding salt and pepper if you require it.
  4. Lay the pastry out on the baking tray.
  5. Spoon the sausage and onion mixture in the centre of the pastry in a sausage shape, leaving about 2” at either end to allow plaiting.
  6. Spoon on the top of the sausage some caramelized onions.
  7. Slice the pastry in “slight” diagonal lines away from the meat to the edges of the pastry.
  8. Plait the pastry over the top of the sausage meat.
  9. Using a pastry brush, give the pastry an egg and milk wash to make the pastry golden.
  10. Cook in the preheated oven at 150c (Fan)/ 180c / Gas mark 4 for 40 minutes, test with a metal skewer, hold the tip in the sausage plait for 4sec then remove. If you are unable to touch the hot tip for less than 1 second, the Sausage Plait is cooked.
  11. Serve with salad or chips.

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