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Quick and Easy Air Fryer Sausage

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Sausage is the best recipe for how to cook Italian sausage in the Nuwave, Power Airfryer XL, or any air fryer. You can use links or brats. I love Johnsonville! Serve this sausage with peppers or your breakfast food favorites.

cooked air fryer sausage on a plate with peppers

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Can I Cook Sausages in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can absolutely fry up sausages in the air fryer! When you fry sausages in a skillet, sometimes it’s hard to gauge the perfect timing. A lot of times, the ends may turn out burnt. Not in the air fryer!

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

uncooked sausage in a package

How Do You Cook Italian Sausage and Breakfast Sausage in the Air Fryer?

  1. Place parchment paper on the air fryer basket.
  2. Add the sausages.
  3. Air fry!
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How Long Do You Cook Sausages in an Air Fryer?

I cook mine for 20 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.

raw air fryer sausage in an air fryer on parchment paper
cooked air fryer sausage in an air fryer on parchment paper

Can You Put Aluminum Foil in the Air Fryer?

Yes, in general you can. I wouldn’t recommend using it for sausage because of the grease and potential to smoke.

cooked air fryer sausage on a plate with peppers

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Quick and Easy Air Fryer Sausage

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Sausage is the best recipe for how to cook Italian sausage in the Nuwave, Power Airfryer XL, or any air fryer. You can use links or brats. I love Johnsonville! Serve this sausage with peppers or your breakfast food favorites.
Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer breakfast sausage links, air fryer Italian sausage, air fryer sausage
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 raw and uncooked sausage links

Instructions

  • Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper. Parchment paper will soak up the grease and prevent the air fryer from smoking. Place the sausage on top of the paper. It’s ok for the sausages to touch. 
  • Cook for 15 minutes on 360 degrees. Open and flip and cook an additional 5 minutes or until the sausage reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Use a meat thermometer.  You can also flip halfway through. 
  • Cool before serving.

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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1sausage | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g
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Kathy Cohron

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

If you are going to cut the sausage so you can serve with cheese and wine, do you cut the sausage after you cook it? Thanks

staysnatched

Friday 27th of November 2020

You could do either.

Katie

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

Super fast and easy! Great for lunches during the work week.

staysnatched

Monday 7th of September 2020

I love the lunch idea!

Teresa Cole

Thursday 21st of May 2020

What do you mean under the grate ... I just got my air fryer ....

Christopher Thomas

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

Put a couple slices of bread under the grate of the power xl. It will soak up the grease and make clean up a breeze. Great trick when making bacon , brats etc. Just toss the bread out and wipe the air fryer clean.

Monday 11th of May 2020

Thanks Chris!! That worked perfectly!!!

bruce

Saturday 7th of March 2020

I read the box for parchment paper, which warns against using in toaster ovens, broilers, etc.

It is only in the comments now that I see that there is a parchment paper made for air-fryers!

staysnatched

Saturday 7th of March 2020

The blog post states that you need to use air fryer parchment paper and a link is provided to where I purchased air fryer parchment paper from Amazon.