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Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

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Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Cooking Temperature380 degrees Fahrenheit

The exact cook time can vary. Read below for our tips!

For a mouthwatering combination recipe that you can whip up in a flash, air fryer sausage and potatoes are a great options!

Made with a few potatoes, some smoked sausage, a small onion (optional), and some spices and oil, this flavorful dish makes a great dinner option – and looks pretty good, too!

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Air fryer sausage and potatoes – crispy, tender, and delicious!

Ingredients

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The ingredients needed for this recipe!

To make sausage and potatoes in the air fryer, here are the ingredients that you will need:

  • Potatoes – We use russet potatoes because they get crispy on the outside but stay tender on the inside. Other types of potatoes will also work well.
  • Sausage – We use smoked sausages, but kielbasa or Italian sausages also work well.
  • Onion – One small yellow onion; this is optional.
  • Avocado oil – Alternatively, you can use canola oil, vegetable oil or a light olive oil.
  • Garlic powder – For extra flavor, may be omitted if preferred.
  • Salt, or to taste – To season the potatoes; you can reduce the amount if the sausages are quite salty.
  • Black pepper – For extra flavor.

Recipe Tips

This is a fairly simple recipe, but before you get started, read through these recipe tips to get the best results!

  • We use smoked sausages for this recipe, but you can also use kielbasa or Italian sausage. If you use raw sausage, make sure it is fully cooked by the end of the cooking time.
  • Make sure to cut the potatoes into even-sized cubes, otherwise they will not cook evenly. Also, don’t cut them too big since you want the potatoes and sausages to be done at the same time.
  • Slice the sausages. Whole sausages may take longer to cook.
  • Adding the onion is optional, but it adds extra flavor. Cut it into thicker slices so that they don’t get too dark in the air fryer.
  • Depending on how salty the sausages you are using are, you can reduce the amount of salt you add.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer, otherwise the cooking time will be significantly longer and the sausages and potatoes won’t cook evenly.
  • Also, make sure to shake the air fryer basket regularly during cooking so that the food cooks and crisps evenly.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

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Step by Step Instructions

In this section, you’ll see exactly how to make air fryer potatoes and sausage. We have included photos of the recipe process so you can track your progress and follow along at home.

Of course, the recipe card with the cooking times and temperatures can be found at the bottom of this post!

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Cut the potatoes into cubes.

Start by washing the potatoes, then dry them. You don’t have to peel them (we usually don’t) but you can if you like.

Next, cut the potatoes into cubes about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Try to cut them evenly.

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Cut the sausage into slices.

Slice the sausages as well.

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Cut the onion into slices.

If you are using an onion, peel it and cut it in half. Then cut the halves into thicker slices across the grain, working your way toward the root.

When you’re done, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Add the ingredients to a bowl.

Now, place the potatoes, sausages, and onions in a bowl. Add the oil, garlic powder, salt and black pepper to the bowl as well.

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The sausage and potatoes should be evenly coated.

Mix until everything is evenly coated with oil and spices.

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Add the sausages and potatoes to the preheated air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, place the seasoned potatoes and sausages in the air fryer basket.

Shake the basket gently so that the ingredients settle into one even layer.

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Cook until the potatoes are tender and the sausage is crispy.

Air fry the sausage and potatoes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for about 13-17 minutes until fully cooked and slightly crispy.

Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes during cooking to help with even cooking. The exact cooking time can vary based on your air fryer and the thickness of the potatoes.

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Enjoy this air fryer meal!

Once everything is cooked to your liking, remove the sausages and potatoes and place them into a serving dish. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

These sausages and potatoes store really well if you have leftovers. Place them in a sealed container and refrigerate overnight.

To reheat the potatoes and sausage, we’d recommend using the air fryer at 280 degrees Fahrenheit to bring the potatoes back to crispness.

The microwave also works – but the potatoes will not end up as crispy as the day before.

FAQ

Here’s an answer about making sausage and potatoes in the air fryer:

How to cook sausage and potatoes in air fryer?

Cut the potatoes into cubes, then cut the sausage into pieces. Also slice the onion (optional). Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss with oil and spices. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the sausages and potatoes until tender and crispy, 13-17 minutes. Remove and serve!

Related Recipes

If you like these sausages and potatoes cooked together, here are some other combination recipes we really like to make for an easy, filling dinner idea:

fried potatoes and sausage pieces in blue bowl with silver spoon on counter.

Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes are a delicious, easy-to-make combination. Tender potatoes mingle with perfectly roasted sausage and onion to create a filling meal idea!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes, e.g. russet potatoes
  • 12 ounces sausage, see notes
  • 1 small yellow onion, optional
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the potatoes. Then cut the potatoes into cubes, about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Also cut the sausages into slices.
    1 pound potatoes, 12 ounces sausage
  • If you are using an onion, peel it and cut it in half. Then cut the halves into slices across the grain working your way toward the root.
    1 small yellow onion
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the potatoes, sausages, and onions in a bowl. Add the oil, garlic powder, salt and black pepper to the bowl and mix until everything is evenly coated.
    1 tablespoon avocado oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • When the air fryer is hot, add the seasoned potatoes and sausages into the air fryer basket. Gently shake the basket so that the ingredients settle into one even layer.
  • Air fry the sausage and potatoes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for about 13-17 minutes until fully cooked and slightly crispy. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes during cooking to help with even cooking. The exact cooking time can vary based on your air fryer and the thickness of the potato cubes.
  • Once everything is cooked to your liking, remove the sausages and potatoes and place them in a serving bowl. Enjoy!

Notes

  • We use smoked sausages for this recipe, but you can also use kielbasa or Italian sausage. If using raw sausage, make sure it is fully cooked by the end of the cooking time.
  • Cut the potatoes into even-sized cubes, otherwise, they may not cook evenly.
  • Depending on how salty the sausage you are using is, you can reduce the amount of salt you add.
  • Don’t overcrowd your air fryer, otherwise the cooking time might be significantly longer and the sausages and potatoes won’t cook evenly.

Nutrition

Calories: 770kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1388mg | Potassium: 1438mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 4mg

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
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Lisa is the founder and main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer over 2 years ago and has since used it over 350+ times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested lots of recipes for Simply Air Fryer.

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