New to air frying? Want to make air fryer sausages but don’t know where to start? This post will show you just how convenient it is to air fry sausages. Including timings and temperatures! Keep reading to learn more…
How to air fry sausages – Video Tutorial
Air fryer recipes have become very popular over the last few years. They’re convenient and energy efficient. It’s no wonder we love them so much!
This short, step by step video, will show just how quick and easy it is to air fry sausages. You can also keep reading for plenty of tips, FAQs, and helpful info about the recipe and timings.
What temperature for air fryer sausages?
Temperatures for cooking sausages in an air fryer typically range from between 150ºC and 180ºC (302ºF to 356ºF in US).
It depends on the type of sausages you are cooking, and the instructions the manufacturer gives on the packet. See below for an easy air fryer conversion chart, which will help you perfectly air fry any type of sausage, at the right temperature!
How long do you cook sausages in the air fryer?
Usually, you air fry sausages for between 12 and 20 minutes. Again, it depends on the instructions the manufacturer has given on the packet. Use my easy air fryer conversion chart to get the timings right every time.
You’ll soon find that air frying sausages is really quick and convenient. In fact, I think you’ll probably add them into your weekly midweek meal planning!
Do I need to prick sausages when air frying?
There’s no right or wrong here really. If you prick them, it allows some of the fat to escape easily. If you don’t, more fat stays inside, and it gives a little more flavour.
I tend not to bother pricking them. And they have never exploded for me, when following this recipe.
Can you air fry sausages from frozen?
Yes! You absolutely can air fry sausages from frozen. All you need to do is add a couple of minutes onto the cooking times of fresh sausages.
If you’ve bought your sausages fresh then froze them yourself, make sure you defrost them thoroughly in the fridge first. If you bought frozen sausages, it’s safe to cook them in an air fryer.
How to air fry vegetarian and vegan sausages?
You air fry vegetarian and vegan sausages in exactly the same way that you air fry meat sausages! I often eat vegan sausages on ‘Meat Free Mondays’. And use this handy air fryer conversion chart to convert the temperatures and timings. With perfect results each time!
Tips and troubleshooting
Here are some tips you’ll find helpful when air frying sausages.
- Always preheat your air fryer for 4-5 minutes before cooking your sausages.
- You don’t need to line your air fryer. Even if anything does stick (which it usually doesn’t), it’s super easy to clean!
- No need to add extra oil, there’s usually enough fat in the sausages to prevent sticking.
- Turn your sausages over at least once during cooking.
- Use tongs, so you don’t burn your hands!
- Check your sausages regularly towards the end of the cooking time. As all air fryers and sausages vary!
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Air Fryer Sausages – Step by Step Picture Recipe
(For a printer friendly version, see the recipe card at the end of this post)
Here is what you will need to air fry 6 sausages *
- 6 Sausages
*easily changed to suit whoever you’re cooking for
- Air Fryer #
#I use a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone 9.5 litre (affiliate link)
Air fryer conversion chart
Use this handy little chart for converting fan oven temperatures and times, to air fryer temperatures and times.
Rather have a paper copy? Get your FREE printable air fryer conversion cheat sheet here!
|Fan Oven Temp||Air Fryer Temp||Fan Oven Time||Air Fryer Time|
|160ºC / 320ºF||140ºC / 284ºF||15 mins||12 mins|
|170ºC / 338ºF||150ºC / 302ºF||20 mins||16 mins|
|180ºC / 356ºF||160ºC / 320ºF||25 mins||20 mins|
|190ºC / 374ºF||170ºC / 338ºF||30 mins||24 mins|
|200ºC / 392ºF||180ºC / 356ºF||35 mins||28 mins|
Look at the cooking instructions on your sausage packet. Then convert them using the air fryer conversion chart above.
For example, if the packet says to cook your sausages at 180ºC Fan (356ºF) for 20 minutes, you would convert this to 160ºC (320ºF) for 16 minutes in your air fryer.
Preheat your air fryer to your converted temperature for 5 minutes.
Then place the sausages in the preheated drawer. Don’t let them touch each other, as they will cook more evenly this way.
Next, set the air fryer to your converted time and temperature. And hit start! Make sure to turn your sausages with tongs at least once during cooking.
Keep an eye on them towards the end. As all air fryers vary, and sausages do too!
How do you know when sausages are cooked?
The best way to check if a sausage is fully cooked, is to check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. It should be between 70-75ºC (158-167ºF in US).
What to serve with air fryer sausages
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- 6 x Sausages. *
- Air Fryer
Use the air fryer conversion chart to convert the cooking time and temperature from the sausage packet instructions.
- Preheat the air fryer to your converted temperature for 5 minutes.
- Place the sausages into your preheated air fryer drawer. Make sure they're not touching each other, so they cook more evenly.
- Close the drawer and set the air fryer to your converted temperature and time. Press start! Turn your sausages over with tongs, at least once during cooking.
- Check the sausages regularly towards the end of the cooking time. Remember, all air fryers and sausages vary!
*easily changed to suit however many you’re cooking for
#I use a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone 9.5 litrehttps://amzn.to/3Ly2mUx (affiliate link)
See the main post for a more detailed, step by step picture recipe.
Be sure to read all the FAQ sections for lots of helpful information before you begin using this recipe. You can find them in the main body of this post.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1125mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 16g
Nutritional information on kitchenmason.com should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.