Air Fryer Sausage

5 from 3 votes

This air fryer sausage is the easiest and quickest way to cook links or any sausages! None of the grease, mess, or clean up needed.

air fryer sausage.

If you’ve made turkey bacon or brats in the air fryer already, you will love using it for cooking up sausage links.

Why this recipe works 

  • Quick and easy. No preparation is required; your sausages will be ready to serve in 8 minutes. 
  • Mess-free. Frying or grilling sausages always leave excess grease and tons of splatter. Air frying them skips all of that!
  • Cooks to perfection. The hot air circulation in the air fryer basket cooks the sausages perfectly every single time.
  • Healthier. You skip any excess oil that frying or grilling requires.
  • Fresh or frozen. Either fresh or frozen sausages work. 

What I love about this Italian sausage recipe is that it NEVER sacrifices on flavor. It keeps all the juiciness inside while being perfectly crisp and delicious on the outside!

Ingredients needed 

This recipe calls for just two ingredients and really, there isn’t much else to it. Here is what you’ll need: 

  • Italian sausages. These are the sausages we used, but any sausage you like works.
  • Spray oil. To grease the basket to prevent the links from sticking to it.

How to air fry sausage links

Like all my air fryer recipes, this magical gadget takes care of all the hard work! 

Step 1- Preheat the air fryer 

Preheat the air fryer to 200C or 400F. 

Step 2- Prepare the sausages 

Slightly poke the sausages in 2 places through their casing. 

poking sausage links.

Step 3- Cook the sausages 

Add the sausages to the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry for 8-10 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown on the outside.

sausages in air fryer.

Which sausages are best for air frying? 

Choosing the best sausages is entirely up to you; you can pick from pork, lamb, chicken and turkey sausages. I prefer using Italian sausage or sausage links, as these cook evenly and have the best flavor and texture.

Storing and freezing instructions

  • To store: Put them in airtight containers to store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • To freeze: Use freezer safe bags or containers to freeze sausages for up to 6 months. 
  • Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds or in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes.
sausage in air fryer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to boil links before air frying them? 

No, it’s unnecessary to boil links before air frying them, as they will cook evenly in the air fryer. 

Would vegetarian sausages work? 

Yes, you can use vegetarian sausages and cook them using the instructions for non-vegetarian sausages. 

How long do sausage links take in the air fryer? 

Sausage links take around 8-10 minutes to cook evenly in the air fryer. Check their internal temperature and once it has reached 165F, they are ready to eat.

Is it safe to cook sausages in the air fryer? 

Like any raw meat (like chicken breast or salmon), the air fryer cooks them completely and thoroughly. Sausages are no different and are safe to cook in it.

air fryer sausage recipe.

Air Fryer Sausage (Links)

This air fryer sausage is the easiest and quickest way to cook them up! None of the grease, mess, or clean up needed.
5 from 3 votes
Print Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 6 sausages
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

  • 6 thin Italian sausages Italian or standard
  • 1 serving cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 200C/400F.
  • Lightly pierce the sausages in 2 places, through their casing.
  • Lightly grease the air fryer basket, then add a single layer of sausages in it.
  • Air fry the sausage links for 8 minutes, or until fully cooked.

Notes

TO STORE: Pu leftovers in airtight containers to store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
TO FREEZE: Use freezer safe bags or containers to freeze sausages for up to 6 months. 
TO REHEAT: Reheat in the microwave for a few seconds or in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sausage | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 3mg | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 0.2mg | Iron: 0.01mg | NET CARBS: 2g
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