| |

Air Fryer Sausages

These easy air fryer sausages are brown and crispy on the outside yet juicy and flavorful on the inside. Finished in around 15 minutes, this is a surefire way to make mouthwatering Italian sausages every time!

A metal tray filled with sausages, along with tongs and two plates in the back
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

When I was growing up, we used to have sausages a few different ways: in tomato sauce, with pasta, with peppers and onions, on sandwiches, and baked in the oven.

Ever since I made sausages in an air fryer, I wouldn’t make them in the oven ever again. The air fryer makes the sausages moist and delicious, but the best part is they don’t need any added oil, nor do they sit in the excess grease that comes out of the sausage.

Save This Recipe form

Want to save this recipe?

Enter your email below & we'll send it straight to your inbox. Plus you’ll get great new recipes from us every week!

They are perfect. I can’t wait for you to try them and see if you don’t air fry your sausages from that day forward.

This is one of my favorite air fryer recipes.

It’s a well known fact that I love my gadgets, whether they be technology or food related. My favorite gadgets at the moment are my air fryers. Yes, you read that right: plural. Right now, I have four. Two of them were given to me and the other two I bought. I use them all regularly, so I speak from experience!

We are a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. #CommisionsEarned. You can read my disclosure here.

Helpful tips

  • I’m using an air fryer with trays as opposed to the basket type. With the tray type, you don’t have to flip the sausages midway through cooking.
  • If you are using the air fryer basket type, you will have to flip the cooking sausages midway through.
  • My tray type of air fryer allows for me to do this recipe in one batch, but if you have the basket type, you’ll most likely have to do them in batches.
  • If you have the tray type of air fryer, you will take the trays out before you pre-heat the oven and add the food to the trays while the air fryer is heating up.
  • If you have the basket type, you will leave the basket in the oven while it preheats. Once it does, that’s when you will add the sausages.
  • We prefer sweet sausages instead of hot, but use which you prefer. All types of sausages made in the air fryer are delicious.
  • This air fryer sausage recipe also works well with kielbasa, turkey sausages, or chicken sausages.
  • When you add the meat to the air fryer, make sure the side with the slits are facing up. This helps to keep the juices in the sausages which keeps them moist.
  • Ideas for how to serve your sausages – with pasta, on hamburger buns, or sub rolls, or as the meat portion of your meal.
  • You can store these sausages in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.
  • You can reheat any leftover sausages in the air fryer as well. Preheat the fryer to 370 F, place the pre-cooked sausages in a single layer, and cook for 6 minutes.
Sausages on a metal plate
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

How to make air fryer sausages


Get out your air fryer.

Step one

Get the ingredients – Italian sausages.

Raw sausages on a plate in front of an air fryer
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Step two

Take a sharp knife and make two shallow cuts into each sausage.

A knife on a plate with sausages with slits in them
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Step three

Take the trays out of the air fryer if you have that type and place the pork sausages on them in a single layer and with the slits facing up. You do this to keep the juices in the sausages which helps keep them moist and succulent.

Two trays with raw sausages on them
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Step five

Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit and set the timer for 13 – 15 minutes. Once the air fryer beeps, add the trays to the cooker. If you have the basket type, add the food once the fryer heats up.

The cook time for my sausages was the full 15 minutes.

The internal temperature of the sausages should be at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit. I check mine with an instant meat thermometer.

Plates and tongs behind the sausages on a metal tray
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Let’s look closer!

Close up of some cooked sausages
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Now to cut into one of the air fryer Italian sausages.

A green plate with two sausages on them, one sausage cut in a few slices
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Nom, nom.

Close up of a slice of sausage on a plate with other sausages
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

Doesn’t that look delicious?

I hope you enjoyed this air fryer sausages. They are so tasty.

Other air fryer recipes

And as always, may all your dishes be delish.

If you’ve tried this recipe, I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments below. I love hearing from you! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM, and PINTEREST to see more of my delicious food and delightful cocktails!

square photo of sausages on a plate

Air Fryer Sausages

These easy air fryer sausages are brown and crispy on the outside yet juicy and flavorful on the inside. Ready in around 15 minutes, this is a surefire way to make mouthwatering Italian sausages every time!
5 from 8 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: air fryer recipe, air fryer sausages, sausage recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 sausages
Calories: 388kcal


  • 10 Italian sausages


  • Take a sharp paring knife and put 2 shallow cuts into each sausage.
    10 Italian sausages
  • Preheat the air fryer at 370 F. If you have the tray type, remove before preheating but if you have the basket type, leave it in when you preheat the fryer. Set the timer to 15 minutes.
  • Place each sausage with the cuts facing up on the trays in a single layer.
  • Once the air fryer beeps that it has heated up, add the trays with the sausages on them. If you have the basket type, add the sausages in a single layer with the slit facing up. Try not to have the sausages touch each other. You may have to do them in batches.
  • After 7 minutes, if you have the tray type of air fryer, take the bottom tray and place it in the top slot, and visa versa. If you have the basket type, take a pair of tongs and flip each sausage.
  • When the air fryer has finished cooking, open the air fry and check the internal temperature. It should be at least 160 degrees F.
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
See all my favorite tools and gift ideas at my Amazon Store page!Check out Elaine’s Amazon Store!


Helpful tips


Serving: 2sausages | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 283mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Get new recipes in your inbox!Click here! to sign up for our newsletter
Website | + posts

From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

Similar Posts


  1. Air fryers are such a great invention. These sausages are cooked to perfection. Delicious for breakfast, brunch or dinner too.

  2. Made these sausages last night in the air fryer and they came out perfect. Tender and juicy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside!

  3. The air fryer makes cooking sausages so easy! They are perfectly crisp on the outside and juicy on the outside- delicious!

  4. Air fryers are the way to go to cook sausage links of any kind! I even take our’s camping to make breakfast sausage, hot dogs, and brats.

  5. Cooking the sausages in the Air Fryer is brilliant. They came out perfectly cooked and less greasy than pan frying.

  6. I made this recipe while visiting my daughter. She loves to use an air fryer and this was my first time giving it a try. It’s so easy! And we loved the sausage cooked so quickly while making the rest of our dinner.

  7. The air fryer makes it so easy to cook sausages perfectly! No need to clean up greasy spatter all around, too. Thanks so much for these great tips, I won’t make sausages any other way!

  8. This recipe is so easy and convenient because of how it allows for sausages to be made quickly and is definitely one I’ll be trying.

  9. We finally got an air fryer, and this was one of the first recipes I’ve made in it. Sausages came out perfect, so crispy on the outside but not at all dry inside! From now on, it’s the only way I’m making the sausages!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating