Mrs. Lefter’s Sausage Rolls

Mrs. Lefter’s Sausage Rolls

It has been a long time since I’ve posted a recipe.  I have been busy dealing with my house fire and everything that goes in dealing with the insurance.  It’s been a long road and appears to look like a long road ahead to get my house rebuilt.  I’m anticipating it will take a year from when the fire happened before I am back into a house.

Today I bring you, Mrs. Lefter’s Sausage Rolls.  These are so easy to make in the Ninja Foodi.  I think they would be easy with the directions from the original recipe, or just an air fryer also.  I was spoiled on Mother’s Day and received a Foodi, so I’ve been using it however I can.  The recipe says to serve with a thin white sauce, but I drizzled some maple syrup over top and served them for breakfast.  It is a fun new treat that doesn’t take too much longer than making sausages for breakfast.

Mrs. Viva Lefter submitted over 120 recipes to newspaper contests between the years 1923 and 1930.  For a history of her life and a list of her recipes please visit her page.


Mrs. Lefter's Sausage Rolls


Original Recipe

Sausage Rolls

Cook link sausage a few minutes in water.  Roll small pieces of pie crust thin and wrap each link of sausage with a thin piece of the pie crust.  Wet edges of crust with water so the crust will stick together.  Put in a pan and bake fifteen or twenty minutes in a hot oven.  Serve with a thin white sauce. – Mrs. Viva Lefter, 302 Shawnee street, Cambridge City, Ind.

Source: The Richmond Item – Friday October 19, 1923


Mrs. Lefter's Sausage Rolls

A sausage roll recipe made in the Ninja Foodi

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Pie Crust, Sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 230 kcal


  • 10 ea sausage links
  • 1 ea pie crust


  1. Place the sausage links in the Ninja Foodi air fryer basket. Close the lid and select air crisp at 390 degrees for 10 minutes.

  2. Remove the sausage links onto a plate lined with a paper towel.

  3. Cut the pie dough into 10 pieces. Place a sausage link on each piece of dough. Wet the edges of the dough and pinch edges together.

  4. Place the dough wrapped sausages back in the Ninja Foodi basket. Close the lid and slect air crisp at 390 degrees for 8 minutes.

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