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Easy Air Fryer Brats

These Easy Air Fryer Brats can be made from fresh or frozen and have that amazing grilled flavor. You will love these because they cook very quickly! I like to add onions and beer for a little flavor, but feel free to use your own favorite flavors and pairing.

air fryer brats on a plate in a bun with mustard and onions and a bottle of beer

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raw uncooked brats, a bottle of beer, and chopped white onions on a flat surface

How to Cook Brats in the Air Fryer

  1. Place parchment paper on the air fryer basket.
  2. Add the sausages.
  3. Air fry!
brats in an air fryer with onions
If you want to add onions to your brats use an air fryer cake pan.
brats in an air fryer

Air Fryer Temperature

I recommend 360 degrees.

How Long to Cook/Cook Time

I cook mine for 10-12 minutes. You should cook sausage until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees. Use a meat thermometer. I use this one from Amazon.

cooked brats in an air fryer
cooked brats in an air fryer

Air Fryer Parchment Paper

Be sure to use parchment paper.  I get mine on Amazon. That makes it safe to cook sausage in the air fryer. It soaks up the excess grease and will help keep the air fryer from smoking.

No you can’t use standard parchment paper. The paper needs to be breathable.

air fryer brats on a plate with onions
air fryer brats on a plate with onions

Frozen Brats

Frozen brats will still cook pretty fast. Add 2-3 minutes of cook time.

More Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Sausage
Air Fryer French Fries
Air Fryer Bacon
Air Fryer Cheeseburgers
Air Fryer Hot Dogs

air fryer brats on a hotdog bun with mustard and onions

Easy Air Fryer Brats

These Easy Air Fryer Brats can be made from fresh or frozen and have that amazing grilled flavor. You will love these because they cook very quickly! I like to add onions and beer for a little flavor, but feel free to use your own favorite flavors and pairing.
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Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer brats, air fryer bratwurst
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 raw and uncooked brats links

Instructions

  • Line the air fryer basket with air fryer parchment paper. Air fryer parchment paper will soak up the grease and prevent the air fryer from smoking. Place the brats on top of the paper. It's ok for the brats to touch.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes on 370 degrees. Ensure the brats reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Use a meat thermometer. You can also flip halfway through. I did not.
  • Cool before serving.

Notes

If you want to cook your brats in onions, I recommend using this air fryer cake pan to hold the onions and brats and cook them both at the same time.
I use about 1/2 cup chopped onions drizzled in 2 tablespoons of beer. Add the onions and beer to the bottom of the air fryer cake pan. Place the brats on top. Air fry according the instructions above.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1brat | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g
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