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Air Fryer Italian Sausage

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This easy air fryer Italian sausage recipe (but not really a recipe!) requires zero prep and cooks in less than 15 minutes. You can serve Italian sausage made in the air fryer in so many different ways, and I’m sharing sandwich details like I’ve done here as well as some other easy dinner ideas below. If you want to make sausage and peppers in one pan, try my sheet pan sausage and peppers.

We are big fans of Italian sausage over here, it’s such a great way to add mega flavor to everything from Italian sausage stuffing to pasta with sausage and broccoli to creamy tortellini soup.

Platter of air fryer Italian sausage sandwiches.

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Platter of Italian sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions.

Can you air fry Italian sausage?

Yes! Cooking Italian sausage in the air fryer is quick, easy, and requires just one dish to clean!

What You’ll Love About Air Fryer Italian Sausage

  • Zero prep
  • Cooks incredibly quick
  • Minimal clean up
  • Less than 15 minutes cook time

Ingredients

What’s the one thing you need to make Italian sausages in the air fryer?

ITALIAN SAUSAGES!

Choose your favorite variety, mild or hot sausages, it’s up to you. Note – these cooking times are for raw sausages, not cooked sausages that just need to be reheated. If you’re using a cooked Italian sausage, you’ll want to adjust the cooking time.

Plate of Italian sausages before cooking.

How to Cook Italian Sausage in Air Fryer

Alright, let’s get to the point – cooking Italian sausages in air fryer in the air fryer! You’ll cook them up in a few easy steps:

  • Preheat air fryerThis helps get a brown crust and helps to cook the sausage links evenly.
Raw Italian sausages in air fryer basket.
  • Air fry Italian sausages. Place uncooked sausages in a single layer in the air fryer basket (lined with aluminum foil if desired) and cook sausages, flipping half way through.

TIP: Do not crowd air fryer basket, cook in batches if necessary.

Cooked air fryer sausages in air fryer basket.
  • Serve. Serve sausages as desired, I have ideas below!

How long do I cook Italian sausage in air fryer?

The air fryer sausage will take about 12 minutes in a 350 degree F air fryer. You’ll want to cook the brats to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.

Air fried Italian sausage sandwiches on tray.

Storage Instructions

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How to reheat

Reheat brats in a hot skillet or the microwave, just until heated through.

Can you freeze air fried brats?

Yes, you can freeze cooked pork sausages in an airtight container (stasher bags work well!) and store in the freezer for 2-3 months.

How to Serve Italian Sausage Sandwiches to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉

If your kids are iffy about sausage, serve the Italian sausage sandwiches along with a few sides you know they will eat. You can also let them decide if they want the salad and bun served together or separate. Serve them a small piece of sausage if it’s a new food instead of the whole thing and don’t forget a dip like ranch or ketchup that can help entice without pressure.

All of my articles on feeding kids can be found here and if you want a FULL list of all of the videos I have with hacks, tips, scripts, and ideas for feeding kids, check out my instagram or tiktok page.

Close up of air fried sausage sandwiches on a platter.

Serving Ideas

Sausage and peppers can be served in so many different ways:

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Platter of air fryer Italian sausage sandwiches.

Air Fryer Italian Sausage

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 5 sausages 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Italian
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Description

This easy air fryer Italian sausage requires zero prep and minimal clean up! Plus I’m sharing 5 serving ideas for how to turn it into dinner.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 Italian sausage links (16 oz.)

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place sausages in air fryer basket so they have space between them, cooking in batches if needed.
  3. Cook sausages for 12 minutes, flipping after 6 minutes.


Notes

  • They should reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
  • Nutrition facts can be found on package – as it will vary based on brand. 

Keywords: air fryer Italian sausage, Italian sausage in air fryer

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