Air Fryer Sausage

This Air Fryer Sausage recipe is the quickest, easiest way to prepare perfectly cooked, golden brown, juicy sausage links. You won't want to prepare them any other way again!

Top view of Air Fryer Sausages over rice, peppers, and onions on a tan and blue plate.

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I am beginning to think there's nothing my air fryer can't cook to glorious perfection. I mean, it can't make everything, but I'll be damned if my air fryer can't outperform my oven and deep fryer for so many recipes!

Sausage is one of those foods that I never really considered making in my air fryer...until now. I usually prepare my sausages on the grill or in my crockpot, but I decided to try them in the air fryer and I am so glad I did.

Sausage links turn out golden on the outside and perfectly cooked and juicy on the inside when they're air-fried. You've got to try it!

Top view of uncooked Air Fryer Sausages on a white plate.

HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGE IN THE AIR FRYER

Sausage links are so easy to prepare in your air fryer! All you need to do is place the sausages in your air fryer and cook for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees, flipping once. It's really that easy! The cook time may vary depending on the thickness of your sausage links.

WHAT KIND OF SAUSAGE CAN YOU AIR FRY?

You can air fry lots of different kinds and styles of sausage. This particular recipe will work for any kind of fresh sausage link. Try making air fryer Italian sausage, air fryer kielbasa, or air fryer bratwurst.

Top view of Air Fryer Sausages in an air fryer basket.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH AIR FRYER SAUSAGE

Sausage that is cooked in the air fryer is delicious served in lots of different ways. Here of some of my favorite ways to enjoy it:

  • on a sausage and peppers sandwich
  • over rice with peppers and onions
  • chunked in an omelet
  • sliced on pizza
  • simmered in pasta sauce
  • in hearty soups
  • simply cut up with a fork and knife!

WHAT KIND OF AIR FRYER SHOULD I USE TO COOK SAUSAGE LINKS?

You can prepare sausages in a basket-style or oven-style air fryer. Depending on the design of your air fryer and the type of sausage you use, you may experience some light smoking/excess grease dripping when you cook your sausages.

Top view of Air Fryer Sausages over rice, peppers, and onions on a tan and blue plate.

MORE RECIPES THAT USE SAUSAGE LINKS

Looking for more recipes that use sausage as a main ingredient? Check out these popular recipes from the archives:


Collage of Air Fryer Sausages uncooked and then cooked.


If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

4 servings

Air Fryer Sausage


Air Fryer Sausage is the quickest, easiest way to prepare perfectly cooked, golden brown, juicy sausage links. You won't want to prepare them any other way again!

  prep time: cook time: total time: 10 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


1 package fresh sausage links


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Arrange your sausage links in your air fryer in a single layer making sure none of the sausage links are touching. (Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to prepare them in several batches.)

2. Air fry at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, flipping halfway through the cooking time.


NOTES


The sausage may need a little more or less time depending on the thickness of your links.

Cooking time may vary between different models of air fryer. I use the Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer.

Author: Becky


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13 comments

  1. So easy and tasty! An instant favorite.

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  2. This was so easy and they came out perfect!

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  3. I love my air fryer for things like this - so easy to make and clean!

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  4. YES! I love making air fryer sausages! They always taste so amazing!

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  5. These worked out perfectly, and I love how using the air fryer creates less mess from oil splatter I usually get when cooking in a pan.

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  6. Definitely need to try this recipe. So easy and perfect anytime

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  7. I've never tried sausages in the air fryer before - that's all going to change now!

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  8. Thank you for this guide - I'm a newbie to air frying and these sausage turned out perfectly!

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  9. So easy! Definitely better than standing over the stove.

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  10. These are perfect - and so much faster and easier than oven or stove top

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  11. so quick, so delicious. I love this recipe as much as I love my air fryer.

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  12. I love how crisp the casings come out when you air fry sausages! Nothing else compares

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  13. The air fryer gave the casings a nice bite to them!

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