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How To Cook Sausages In An Air Fryer

Air fryer sausages are a quick and easy way to make this popular dinnertime meal. Simply add them to the air fryer basket, with no extra oil required!

I find it much easier to make sausages in an air fryer than an oven, they cook more quickly and somehow seem to be more flavoursome.

How To Make Air Fryer Sausages

You really don’t need much to cook sausages in an air fryer!

  • Air fryer – any make or model
  • Sausages – any size, any type, any meat or flavour. For thinner and smaller sausages you will need to reduce the cooking time

Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes at 180C (350F)

Using a fork or a knife, prick each sausage.

Lay the sausages in the basket of your air fryer, in a single layer, making sure there is enough room for them all. If you have a larger air fryer where you can use a trivet or a metal tray, you can add another layer or sausages.

How Long Do You Cook Sausages For In An Air Fryer?

Set the air fryer timer off for 10 minutes, check on them after 5 minutes and turn them over so that they can brown on all sides.

The sausages should be browned all over after 10 minutes, but keep an eye on them to make sure they aren’t browning up too quickly.

Serving Air Fryer Sausages

Once the sausages are cooked all the way through, serve right away with your favourites sides. We enjoy sausages with chips or mashed potato!

Cleaning Your Air Fryer After Cooking Sausages

The fat content of sausages will naturally mean that the air fryer will get greasier than normal. You could reduce this by laying some baking paper underneath the sausages – you can get these from Amazon. However, I tend to just cook sausages in the air fryer without the paper, making sure I wipe the air fryer with some kitchen roll as soon as it is cool enough and then washing the air fryer basket as I normally would with soap and water.

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Air Fryer Sausages

Air Fryer Sausages

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Cooking sausages in an air fryer is quick and easy and produces deliciously browned sausages that are full of maximum flavour.


  • 8 sausages


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 180C (350F)
  2. Pierce each sausage with a knife or fork.
  3. Lay sausages in the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes, checking on them and turning them over after 5 minutes.


Use any sausages you want to - any flavour and any size. For smaller sausages check on them before 10 minutes as they will cook in a quicker time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 840Total Fat: 77gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 2249mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 33g

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