sausage and pepper strudel sliced on a white platter

Sausage and Peppers Strudel

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

This Sausage & Peppers Strudel can be served for appetizers or the main course! Make this savory strudel for holiday appetizers or instead of ordering pizza!



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, spicy or sweet, (or a combination of both), casings removed
  • 1 cup bell peppers (red and green), chopped
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the sausage, breaking up into small pieces for 5-7 minutes. add the peppers and onions and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and stir to combine with the filling. Season the filling with salt and pepper to taste and then stir in the mozzarella cheese. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool.
  4. Place both sheets of puff pastry on a board, lightly dusted with flour. You are going to combine both sheets of the puff pastry together to make one large sheet of puff pastry, as shown in the photo in the post. To do this, brush one of the shorter edges with egg wash and then overlap the puff pastry and pinch the seam together with your fingers.
  5. Add the filling in a long “log” shape (also shown in the photo in the post) and then fold the long side of the puff pastry over the filling. Brush the edge of the puff pastry with egg wash and then fold the other side over, pinching the seam to seal. Do the same with the shorter edges, using egg wash to seal the seams together.
  6. Place the sausage strudel, seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cut 3-4 slits in the top for venting, and then brush the strudel with the remaining egg wash. Season the top of the strudel with fresh black pepper and kosher salt.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, covering with foil if the crust is getting too brown. Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes before slicing.
  8. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and serve with marinara sauce if desired.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top / Oven
  • Cuisine: American