Italian Sausage in Air Fryer

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Craving a juicy sausage cooked to perfection? Italian sausage in the air fryer might be for you then!

Made in just minutes with little to no hassle, these flavorful sausages are a meat-lover’s dream!

Packed with fennel, these air fryer Italian sausages pair well with fried potatoes and grilled peppers, white rice, or placed in a crusty roll and topped how you like it!

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Italian Sausages turn out well in the air fryer.

Recipe Tips

Here are some quick things to keep in mind before making air fryer Italian sausages:

  • Sausages typically have a relatively high fat content. This can produce white smoke in the air fryer. To reduce this likelihood, use a clean air fryer and watch the sausages closely if this is your first time looking them or a new brand.
  • There are various brands of Italian sausages out there. There thickness and as a result their cooking time can vary slightly.
  • Make sure to not overcrowd the air fryer. Not only will this make it more difficult for the sausages to cook and brown evenly, but you might also end up with more fat drippings than your air fryer can handle. Make sure the sausages fit into the air fryer in one even layer with a little bit of space between them.

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

Step by Step Instructions

If you’d like to see visuals for how to make air fryer Italian sausages, you can stay in this section.

Otherwise, for the cooking times and temperatures without visuals, you can skip down to the bottom of this post to the recipe card!

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Add the sausages to the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. When the air fryer is hot, add the Italian Sausages.

Remember to leave some space between them to allow for even cooking and browning.

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Make sure the sausages are fully cooked through.

Cook the sausages for 11-15 minutes (this can vary by air fryer and the thickness of the Italian sausage).

Remember to flip the sausages at the halfway mark (after about 7 minutes in the air fryer). The internal temperature of the sausages should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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These Italian sausages are ready for eating!

Once cooked through, remove the Italian Sausages from the air fryer. You can serve them with fried potatoes, white rice, grilled peppers, or in a crusty bun with your favorite condiments!

Storage Tips

You can store and leftover Italian sausage that has been air-fried in a sealed container in the fridge. They will last like this for up to 3 days.

To enjoy them again, you can eat the Italian sausages cold or reheat them in the air fryer, in the microwave, or in a pan on the stove on low.

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Air Fryer Italian Sausage

Yield: 5
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Italian Sausages are tasty and delicious. Easy to make in just minutes with little mess, these flavorful sausages are a great dinner option that pairs well with different sides!

Ingredients

  • 5 Italian sausages

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. When the air fryer is hot, add the Italian Sausages. Remember to leave some space between them to allow for even cooking and browning.
  3. Cook the sausages for 11-15 minutes (this can vary by air fryer and the thickness of the Italian sausage). Remember to flip the sausages at the halfway mark (after about 7 minutes in the air fryer). The internal temperature of the sausages should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Once cooked through, remove the Italian Sausages from the air fryer. You can serve them with fried potatoes, white rice, grilled peppers, or in a crusty bun with your favorite condiments!

Notes

  • There are many brands out there that make Italian Sausages. We used Johnsonville mild Italian sausages and they cooked really nicely in the air fryer.
  • When making sausages with a higher fat content in the air fryer, there is a chance of white smoke coming out of the air fryer. To reduce the likelihood of this, it's important to use a clean air fryer. Also, be sure to watch the air fryer as the sausages cook - especially if you're making these sausages in the air fryer for the first time. These sausages didn't cause any problems in our air fryer - but every air fryer is slightly different!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 557mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

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. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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