Cooking sausages in the air fryer is a simple, mess free option for busy mid-week dinners. In this blog I'm sharing my tips and method for perfectly cooked air fried sausages each and every time.
Sausages are a cheap and cheerful kitchen staple. Not only are they super affordable, but they're sustainable too, because they use up left over bits of meat from the butchering process.
My favourite method for cooking sausages is air frying because unlike grilling, barbecuing or broiling there is no constant turning or watching over them as they cook. Just crispy, perfectly cooked sausages each and every time!
How long does it take to cook sausage in the air fryer?
Hardly any time at all, about 12 minutes per 450 grams (1 lb). The cooking time depends on your air fryer, how many sausages you're cooking, and how closely they're packed in.
Be sure to cook sausages until they're cooked all the way through and not pink in the centre.
Temperature for air frying sausages
The perfect temperature for air frying sausages for crispy results is 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).
The best air fryer
I love using my Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer available from Amazon.com.au (AU readers) and Amazon.com (USA and other readers) to cook sausages because I can simply pop them in, set the program, and dinner is on the table in less than 20 minutes.
And I'm not the only one. The Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer was recently voted in the top 9 air fryers by The Spruce Eats.
I am not exaggerating when I say this is a life changing appliance. I love how this one appliance can do it all; pressure cook, slow cook, make yogurt, and air fry!
- Olive oil spray - this helps the sausage not stick to the basket
- 700 g (1.5 pounds) thin beef sausages, or any type of sausage
Cooking sausages in the air fryer couldn't be easier.
Spray the air fryer basket with oil. Here I am using the broiling tray in the air frying basket of my Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer for an extra crispy result.
Place the sausages in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius (400 Fahrenheit).
Turn the sausages and cook for a further 7 minutes.
Check the sausages are cooked, then serve and enjoy.
Store left over sausages in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Olive oil
- 8 large thin beef sausages (approximately 700 grams/1.5 pounds)
- Spray the air fryer basket with oil.
- Place the sausages in the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius (400 Fahrenheit).
- Turn the sausages and cook for a further 7 minutes.
- Check the sausages are cooked, then serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 637Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1233mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 23g
This information is approximate and should be used as a guide only.
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Yes, it's safe to cook sausages in the air fryer. If you're worried about exploding sausages, use a paring knife to prick a few vents in the sausage casings prior to cooking.
Yes, air frying is a good cooking technique for sausages. The skin becomes nice and crispy while the inside stays moist and flavourful. Plus it takes hardly any hands-on time in the kitchen.
About 12 minutes per 450 grams (1 lb).
Yes, air frying is a good cooking technique for sausages.
About 12 minutes per 450 grams (1 lb). The cooking time depends on your air fryer, how many sausages you're cooking, and how closely they're packed in.
200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).
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