Air Fryer Brats

5 from 5 votes

These air fryer brats are the easiest way to cook them! Super fast and without all the mess, these take just 10 minutes!

air fryer bratwurst.

If you’ve made our turkey bacon and sausage links in the air fryer already, you’ll know that it’s the best way to cook them.

There is no oil or grease splattering, no messy kitchen, and they take barely any time. Now, we can add air fryer bratwurst to the mix!

Why this recipe works 

  • Quick and easy. In just 10 minutes, your air fryer brats will be ready to go on the table.
  • Healthier. Pan frying bratwurst adds extra calories from the oil its cooked in. Air frying them skips that completely.
  • Easy clean up. Cooking brats on the stovetop or grill leaves plenty of clean up afterwards. air frying them, though, skips all of that.

What I love about this recipe is that it’s made dinner time an absolute breeze. I can even throw some broccoli or baked potatoes in the air fryer at the same time and we’ll have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes!

Ingredients needed 

This recipe calls for just two simple ingredients. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Bratwurst sausages. These are a type of German sausage that’s mostly made from pork and sometimes veal and beef. They are available in many flavors, so you can choose your favorite. 
  • Spray oil. To grease the air fryer basket. 

How to make air fryer brats

This recipe is pretty much hands off, as the air fryer takes care of everything for you!

Step 1- Preheat the air fryer 

Preheat the air fryer to 150C/300F. Spray some oil in the air fryer basket. 

Step 2- Cook bratwurst in the air fryer 

Now, add the bratwurst in a single layer to the air fryer basket.

how to cook brats in the air fryer.

Cook the brats for 8-10 minutes while flipping halfway through until they cooked nicely without burning the edges. 

brats in air fryer.

Storage instructions 

  • To store: Place leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze: Place the cooked and cooled brats in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to two months.
  • Reheating: Reheat the bratwurst in the microwave, non-stick pan, or air fryer. 

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air fryer brats.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I boil brats before air frying? 

It’s not essential to boil brats as the air fryer takes care of all of them and cooks them completely.

What temperature should brats be in the air fryer?  

The internal temperature of fully cooked brats should be 165F.

How long does it take to cook a frozen bratwurst? 

You can add frozen bratwurst to the air fryer without thawing; just make sure to add 5-6 minutes to the cooking time. Before you remove the brats from the air fryer, check the internal temperature to be 165F to ensure they are fully cooked. 

Can you cook raw bratwurst in the air fryer? 

Pre-cooked or raw bratwurst both work in the air fryer.

air fryer brats recipe.

Air fryer Brats (Bratwurst)

These air fryer brats are the easiest way to cook them! Super fast and without all the mess, these take just 10 minutes!
5 from 5 votes
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 6 brats
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

  • 6 bratwurst uncooked
  • 1 serving cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 150C/300F. Spray oil in an air fryer basket.
  • Add the bratwurst in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Notes

TO STORE: Place leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.
TO FREEZE: Place the cooked and cooled brats in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to two months.
TO REHEAT: Reheat the bratwurst in the microwave, non-stick pan, or air fryer. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bratwurst | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 230mg | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg | NET CARBS: 2g
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Comments

One thought on “Air Fryer Brats

  1. 5 stars
    Air fryer brats are awesome! Try a one pot meal…cut up some brats, add onions, bell peppers and frozen pierogies.
    (…and a little cajun seasoning).

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