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Air Fryer Sausage Recipe

This air fryer sausage recipe is quick to cook ready in just a few minutes. I love cooking Italian sausage or patties for breakfast with my family. I’ll show you how simple this is to cook with the help of an air fryer.

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Can you cook sausage in an air fryer?

Yes, you can easily air fry sausage in just a few minutes. In summary, just follow these few simple steps. Add a layer of sausage without overcrowding, about 4-5 sausages. Place sausages in the air fryer and set temperature at 350F for 20 minutes.

Scroll down below for detailed step by step instructions and bonus cooking tips.

Can you cook frozen breakfast sausage in an air fryer?

One of the advantages of using an air fryer is being able to quickly cook frozen food. Sausage links or patties can be air fried frozen with no problem.

How long do you cook sausage links and patties in the air fryer?

This will depend on the size of the sausages. In this recipe, it took 20 minutes to air fry. Smaller size sausage will take less. Always check the internal temperature that it reaches 165F.

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Can you cook Italian sausage along with peppers in the air fryer?

Yes you can. Here’s how to do it. Slice peppers into strips and spray a little bit of nonstick cooking oil. Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Place in the air fryer and cook at 350 for 10 minutes. Add sausages and cook for an additional 20 minutes.

Can you cook chicken sausage in an air fryer?

Yes,chicken sausages are quick and simple to cook in the air fryer. Set temperature to 350F for 15 minutes.

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What kind of air fryer are you using?

I am using the Power Air Fryer Oven which has the rotisserie function I used for the sausages. I love the rotisserie feature as it allows me to cook many types of rotisserie dishes like whole chicken and shrimp using accessories like skewers and rotisserie spit.

Additional Air Frying Tips:

  • Spray nonstick cooking spray on the basket or use parchment paper to prevent sausages sticking to the basket.
  • Do not overcrowd the basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, only put one layer of sausages with space in between for best air flow.
  • Unless you have the rotisserie function in your air fryer, flip the sausages half way cooking time for even cooking.

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Air Fryer Sausage

Delicious Italian sausage air fried in just 20 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 5 pieces Italian Sausage


  1. For most air fryers, start by spraying nonstick cooking oil on the basket then place in the sausages. If you have the rotisserie function, skewer the sausages then place in the air fryer.

  2. Set air fryer to cook for 20 minutes at 350F. Flip halfway through cooking time if placing in the basket. Use a meat thermometer and ensure the internal temperature reaches 165F.

  3. Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.

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