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Easy Air Fryer Sausages

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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…

Raw sausages in a ninja air fryer drawer with a linen napkin

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, as to what air fryer temperature you would use.

To make your life easier – fill out the form below to grab your FREE air fryer conversion chart. Which will help you easily convert any fan oven instructions into air fryer temperatures and timings!

PLUS 10 secrets to mastering timings and temperatures… whatever your air fryer!

Still want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about air fryer cooking times.

Someone holding an air fryer sausage in a finger bun with ketchup and lettuce

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 your FREE 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!

Air fried sausages on a chopping board with finger buns and lettuce

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.

Air fryer sausages on a grey worktop

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.

Air fried sausages in finger buns with lettuce, ketchup and mustard on a white plate

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’.

raw sausages on a chopping board with finger buns

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!
Air fryer sausages in finger buns with lettuce, ketchup and mustard

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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)

Ingredients

Here is what you will need to air fry 6 sausages *

  • 6 Sausages

*easily changed to suit whoever you’re cooking for

Essential equipment

  • Air Fryer #
  • Tongs

#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.

Fan Oven TempAir Fryer TempFan Oven TimeAir Fryer Time
160ºC / 320ºF140ºC / 284ºF15 mins12 mins
170ºC / 338ºF150ºC / 302ºF20 mins16 mins
180ºC / 356ºF160ºC / 320ºF25 mins20 mins
190ºC / 374ºF170ºC / 338ºF30 mins24 mins
200ºC / 392ºF180ºC / 356ºF35 mins28 mins

Preparation

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.

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to your converted temperature for 5 minutes.

An air fryer with the time set to 5 mins

Then place the sausages in the preheated drawer. Don’t let them touch each other, as they will cook more evenly this way.

6 raw sausages in an air fryer drawer

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.

6 partially cooked sausages in an air fryer drawer

Keep an eye on them towards the end. As all air fryers vary, and sausages do too!

6 sausages cooked in an air fryer

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).

Close up of air fryer sausages in finger buns with lettuce, ketchup and mustard

What to serve with air fryer sausages

You can always slice your air fryer sausages and throw them into a one pot cajun sausage pasta. Or team them up with some air fryer chips or sweet potato wedges.

Trying to be healthier? You might prefer them alongside a tomato salad or apple and beetroot salad instead.

Someone picking up air fryer sausages

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Air Fryer Sausages - Printable Recipe

Yield: 3
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Want to make air fryer sausages but don't know where to start? Learn just how quick and easy it is, including temperatures, timings and FAQs!

Ingredients

  • 6 x Sausages. *

Essential equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Tongs

Instructions

Preparation

Use the air fryer conversion chart to convert the cooking time and temperature from the sausage packet instructions.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to your converted temperature for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the sausages into your preheated air fryer drawer. Make sure they're not touching each other, so they cook more evenly.
  3. 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.
  4. Check the sausages regularly towards the end of the cooking time. Remember, all air fryers and sausages vary!

Notes

*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.

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