Make these cheesy sausage pops with your grandkids! 12



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Get your grandkids to eat their meat and vegetables with these cheesy sausage pops! It’s a meal you can eat with your hands while getting a whole bunch of protein in just a few bites. This crumbled sausage roll recipe on a stick is a great alternative for party food as well.


Prep: 35 minutes – Cook: 20 minutes – Serves: 8 people


  • 1 egg
  • 70g (3/4) dried breadcrumbs
  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 100g (1 cup) coarsely grated mozzarella
  • 1 carrot coarsely grated
  • 1 small brown onion, coarsely grated
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • Tomato sauce, extra, to serve


  1. Use a fork to whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl. Place the breadcrumbs and 40g (1/4 cup) of flour on 2 separate plates.
  2. Place mince, mozzarella, carrot, onion, tomato sauce and remaining flour in a bowl. Use clean hands to mix until well combined. Divide into 8 portions. On a clean work surface, roll each portion into an 8cm-long sausage.
  3. Roll the sausages, 1 at a time, in the flour to coat and shake off excess. Dip into the egg, then in the breadcrumbs, pressing firmly to coat. Place on a large plate. Insert a wooden iceblock stick into each sausage. Cover. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  4. Preheat oven to 200C. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook half the pops, turning, for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with the remaining pops. Bake pops for 10 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Serve with extra tomato sauce.


What’s your favourite meal to eat with your hands? Will you try to make these cheesy sausage pops? Share with us below!

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  1. I know some tribes and natives round the world eat with their hands but I thought, in my culture, that we used tools to put food in our mouths ? This seems to be old-fashioned these days. But hygiene alone would make it better in my eyes.

  2. Might be being a bit grumpy here, but aren’t we just enabling and pandering to the kids a bit much these days. How do they learn if we keep finding an easy way out for them? Probably just need my cuppa lol

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