Air Fryer Sausages are SO good, you will never use the BBQ again! Use beef, chicken or pork sausages and get your sausage sizzle at home!
Sausages are one of the quickest, easiest foods to cook!
Learning how to cook them in the Air Fryer will provide you with effortless meal options in a fuss free style.
Using the Air Fryer is a fast alternative to stove or BBQ cooked sausages.
And the funny thing is, the smell, the taste, the texture is exactly the same!
This recipe works for beef, chicken or pork sausages. For full disclosure, the snags you see in the pics are Honey Beef Sausages.
How long do you cook sausage in an Air Fryer
It takes 14 mins to cook sausages in an Air Fryer.
Beef, chicken and pork sausages will all take about the same cook time.
To test if they are cooked through, you can insert a skewer and see that the juices run clear or cut close to the centre and see that the meat is browned right through (beef or pork sausages) and not pink or white (chicken sausages).
The ingredients needed for the recipe are simple and you can grab from the butcher or local shops.
As you can see, the recipe calls for:
- sausages (can use beef, chicken or pork)
- spray oil (optional)
Here are the step by step instructions to make the recipe.
We start by lightly spraying the Air Fryer basket (if you don't want to use oil, omit this step).
- Spray basket with oil (Photo 1)
- Add sausages (Photo 2)
- Pierce with fork (Photo 3)
- Cook sausages, flip, then cook some more (Photo 4)
Cooking the sausages for 14 mins gets them just as sizzled as if they were done on the BBQ!
I do recommend piercing the sausages with a fork pre cooking. This technique is something I always do regardless of how I cook sausages.
It simply allows any fat in the sausages to drip away.
The spray oil is not essential, so if you are Air Frying as a means to a healthier lifestyle, then omit. You can also use lean meat sausages.
In the photo above left you can see the raw sausages (pierced a few times) and the photo on the right shows you what the sausages will look like when they are fully cooked (and delicious I might add!)
Frequently asked questions
- This is a quick and easy recipe!
- You can cook as many sausages as you can add in one flat layer (touching but not stacked)
- Shown in the photos are store bought, honey beef sausages
- Spray the basket when a touch of oil to ensure no sticking
- Serve with your favorite sauce (ketchup, mustard, BBQ)
- Shown in the photos is my Herbed Yogurt Sauce
- My Air Fryer is a 7 litre basket version
- If you have a smaller Air Fryer you can work in batches
- It takes about 14 mins to cook the sausages thoroughly
- It takes a total of 15 mins from start to finish for the recipe
This is what I have learnt that will help you master the recipe from the 1st time and every following time:
- Spray the Air Fryer Basket (or line the tray) to start (just a touch of oil)
- Pierce the sausages before cooking to allow any fat to run free
- You can pull the basket out by the handle to check the sausages are cooking after 2 mins
- I do recommend turning the sausages. Just like we do if cooking them on the BBQ. Use tongs and have a kitchen bench mat under basket to support and reduce heat onto bench
- There are so many sizes and types of Air Fryers that some will cook faster or slower depending on the model, the 1st time you make the sausages, check them along the way to see how they are cooking!
More Air Fryer recipes
If you love Air Frying, then check out the following recipes for inspiration:
- Air Fryer Mini Hot Dogs
- Easy Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
- Fun Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
- Fair style Air Fryer Mini Corn Dogs
- Whole Air Fryer Roast Chicken
- Air Fryer Stuffed Jalapenos
- Air Fryer Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
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Air Fryer Sausages
- Air Fryer
- Kitchen Tongs
- 8 sausages Note 1
- olive oil spray
- Turn the air fryer on to 180°C/350 F (allow 5 mins to preheat if your model requires it)
- Lightly spray the Air Fryer basket with olive oil
- Add sausages and use a fork to pierce
- Cook sausages for 8 mins, then pull basket out, place on hot surface, use tongs to turn the sausages and then push basket back in. Cook for a further 6-7 mins
- Pierce with a fork and see that juices run clear to test they are fully cooked
- Note 1 You can use beef, chicken or pork sausages
- Note serving size for the nutritional information is per sausage
Got a sausage to sizzle?
A beef to fry perhaps.
There is good reason why a sausage sizzle is one of the best thing's in life.
If you find the standard sauces too sweet (sugary), then you might enjoy the taste of the herbed yogurt sauce. It is creamy and full of flavor, but not sweet.
You, me, couple of snags and a beer or 2, how bout it!
I would LOVE to hear you feedback in the comments below, please let me know if you make the recipe.
Get your sizzle on my friends and air fry your way to heaven.