Cooking Air Fryer Italian Sausages is the fastest and easiest way to cook sausages. They turn out so nice and crisp on the outside yet juicy and tender on the inside. The clean up is so simple and you can cook either fresh or frozen Italian sausages in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Italian Sausages
Why you will love air fryer Italian sausage:
- They’re so easy to cook and the clean up is so simple!
- Cooking Italian sausage in the air fryer doesn’t leave your kitchen smelling like sausage grease like frying them does and you also don’t have to worry about grease spraying everywhere
- It takes less than 15 minutes to cook the sausages and you can either cook them from fresh or from frozen and can use either beef or pork sausages
- The sausages turn out perfectly cooked with a nice crisp skin and juicy, tender inside and you also don’t have to worry about turning or flipping them as you cook – it’s totally hands-off!
What you need to cook Italian sausage in the air fryer:
- An air fryer – this is the one I use and love by Chefman
- Italian Sausages – you can use either beef or pork sausages for this recipe
Tips for making Italian sausages in the air fryer:
- Every model of air fryer is different, so you may have to adjust the cooking times slightly depending on the brand you are using
- Depending on the size of sausages you are using you may also have to adjust the cooking times
- Don’t overlap the sausages or they won’t cook properly
- If you have a basket style air fryer: preheat it to 370F and then cook the sausages for 12-14 minutes, flipping them half way through.
- To cook the sausages from frozen: first cook them for 5 minutes at 320F and then for an additional 12 minutes at 370F.
How to use air fried Italian sausages:
- Pair them with roasted peppers and onions
- Serve with roasted potatoes and broccoli
- Add them to pasta dishes
- Eat the sausages in buns like hot dogs
- Eat them on their own or with a side of French fries
Frequently asked questions:
The internal temperature of sausages should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit or 71 degrees Celsius. This ensures the meat is fully cooked and safe to eat.
In North America, Italian sausage most often refers to a type of pork sausage which is seasoned with fennel or anise as the main seasoning. As the name implies, Italian sausage originates in Italy. However, in Italy there are many types of sausage recipes, each one stemming from a different region. The Italian sausage version that is most common in the US and Canada most resembles sausage from Sicily in terms of flavours, but the version from Sicily uses courser meat and has a higher fat content.
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Other air fryer recipes you will love:
- Air Fryer Hash Browns
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Brats
- Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
- Air Fryer Broccoli
- Air Fryer Popcorn
- Air Fryer French Fries
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Air Fryer Italian Sausages
Making Italian Sausages in the air fryer is the best! They are nice and crisp on the outside yet juicy and tender on the inside. Plus they're so easy to make!
- 6 Italian sausages
- spray oil
Place the sausages on the tray of your air fryer and cook for 12 mintes at 370F.
If food tends to stick to your air fryer, spray the tray with a cooking oil first
- You can use either beef or pork sausages for this recipe
- The nutritional values shown reflect 1 cooked sausage. The macros will vary slightly depending on the specific brand and type of sausage used.