If you are wondering how to cook Italian sausage in the air fryer, you've come to the right place. Air Fryer Italian sausage is quick, versatile and so easy to make with a result of a sausage that is browned on the outside and moist and juicy inside!
If you are looking to prepare a gluten-free Italian sausage in the air fryer just be sure to double check your brand of sausage. There are a few out there that are not. Most Italian sausages are keto-friendly but again, always check your labels.Jump to Recipe-Skip The Small Talk
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Why Air Fry?
- no oil needed
- crispy casing
Simple. Put your sausage links in the air fryer basket in a single layer (okay if they touch). Set the air fryer to 370 F for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, flip the sausage and return to air fryer for another 6-8 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160 F.
Sausage and Peppers
Besides adding Italian sausage to pastas, pizzas and casseroles, we enjoy eating sausage and peppers (sometimes in a roll and sometimes not). If you want to add peppers, place the peppers in the air fryer basket first and then lay the sausages right on top of the peppers.
Use this method for brats too!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does the air fryer require preheating?
Do I need to pierce / poke holes in sausage prior to air frying?
No. This recipe has been tested several times. The cook time/temperature I am using has had great result without poking/piercing.
Should I line the air fryer with foil or parchment for easy clean up?
No. Although others recommend lining with parchment, I find that in order for the air to circulate properly you should not line with parchment/foil.
Why is my air fryer getting smoky when cooking sausage?
To avoid the air fryer smoking, be sure to start with a clean air fryer. Typically, it is the leftover oils and food remnants that are the culprit of smoking.
How many sausage can I cook together at once?
It will depend on the size of your air fryer. I use a 5.8 qt air fryer and it can fit 6 sausage links in a single layer. No worries if the sausage are touching, just keep them in a single layer.
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Air Fryer Italian Sausages
- Air Fryer
- 3-6 links Italian sausage
- Place sausage in air fryer in a single layer.
- Place basket in air fryer. Set temperature to 370° F and time to 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, turn sausage over. Return to same temperature for an additional 5-8 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160°F.
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