Air Fryer Italian Sausage

This air fryer Italian sausage is a quick and easy family dinner recipe! Juicy, savory sausages with a crispy exterior, cooked to perfection in minutes. A simple and delicious recipe!
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This air fryer Italian sausage is quick and easy to make! This method of cooking Italian sausages in an air fryer not only saves time but reduces the amount of oil needed, making it a healthier option. The result is perfectly cooked sausages with a crisp exterior and juicy interior, infused with rich Italian flavors. Let’s dive into why this recipe will become your new favorite for a tasty and convenient meal!

Air fryer Italian sausage.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • With the help of an air fryer, cooking Italian sausage becomes easy.
  • Say goodbye to splattering grease and lengthy cooking times.
  • In just a few minutes, you’ll have delicious air fryer Italian sausage ready to be enjoyed.
  • The air fryer locks in the juicy goodness of the sausages, ensuring they remain moist and flavorful.
  • Each bite will be bursting with savory seasonings.
  • The air fryer gives the sausages a crispy and golden exterior, providing that delightful crunch with every bite.
  • This recipe is great for many diets and lifestyles.
  • Check out these Air Fryer Chicken Thighs for another easy dinner recipe!

Taste & Texture

These air fryer Italian sausages are hearty and savory. The Italian flavors are prominent.

The air fryer gives them a crispy crunchy exterior and juicy inside.

How to Make

Step 1

First, place the sausages in the air fryer basket or tray.

Basket with chicken links.

Step 2

Air fry at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Crispy sausage in air fryer basket.

Step 3

Finally, remove the sausages from the air fryer.  Serve these air fryer Italian sausages!

Sliced Italian sausage.

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips and tricks to make the best air fryer Italian sausage.

Don’t crowd the basket: Leave space between the sausages for maximum air circulation and even browning.

Pat them dry: Excess moisture can hinder crisping. Use paper towels to remove any surface moisture before air frying.

Cook time variations: Cooking times might differ based on your air fryer model and sausage thickness. Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure an internal temperature of 160°F for safety and juiciness.

Get creative with seasonings: Season your sausages with your favorite herbs and spices before air frying. Paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and oregano are all delicious options.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

Sweet and spicy: Brush with barbecue sauce or honey mustard before air frying for a sweet and tangy kick.

Italian flavors: Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning for a classic twist.

Breakfast champion: Slice air-fried sausage and add it to your scrambled eggs for a hearty protein boost.

Pizza party: Top your homemade pizzas with air-fried sausage links for a delicious and quick weeknight dinner.

How to Serve & Store

Air-fried Italian sausage is best enjoyed immediately for maximum crispness.

Serve them hot on whole wheat buns, alongside whole wheat pasta, as part of a charcuterie board, or over salad greens.

For breakfast, serve alongside air fryer eggs.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes to regain their crispy texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do I need to pierce the sausages before air frying?

Piercing isn’t necessary, as it can dry out the meat.

What if my air fryer doesn’t have a preheat setting?

There is no need to preheat the air fryer for this recipe.

How long do you cook sausages in the air fryer?

Sausages only take about 10 minutes in the air fryer.

Can I use other types of sausages in the air fryer?

Absolutely! The air fryer works well with various types of sausages. Feel free to experiment with different flavors, such as spicy Italian, bratwurst, or chicken sausage, and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Sliced chicken links on plate.

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