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Easy Sausage Links In the Air fryer 

Easy sausage links In the air fryer makes for a fun breakfast any day of the week. My boys love sausage links for breakfast and cooking them in the air fryer sausage links have been a game changer. Perfectly cooked sausage links in 10 minutes without the mess or frying pan.

Air Fryer Sausage links are so easy to make! Really, you just toss the links in your preheated air fryer and cook for 9 minutes. No additional oil needed. In less than 10 minutes you’ll be enjoying perfectly cooked sausage links. Lightly crisped on the outside and still juicy on the inside.

easy air fryer sausage links on a white plate, glass of orange juice and carton eggs in the background

Air fryer breakfast sausages is so quick and easy you can enjoy breakfast sausage any day of the week! This recipe works with all different kinds of sausage so you can keep it healthy with turkey or chicken sausage too.

Sausage links: any uncooked sausage links you like will work. Chicken and turkey sausage work too! Pork sausage definitely results in the most juicy sausages but they were all delicious. I get whatever is on sale at the grocery store that week.

The best part is that’s it, no additional ingredients needed! You won’t need cooking spray or oil for these breakfast sausage.

Air fryer: we have a Beautiful XL and Breville toaster oven with air fryer function. I love both but while the basket style air fryer definitely give you more crisp I find the Breville more useful for a family of five.

Tongs: for removing the sausage from the hot air fryer basket.

For even less mess you can line the bottom of the basket with a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil. But I find the air fryer basket really easy to clean up especially compared to the stove top! Plus the excess grease being able to drain off into the air fryer tray is what makes these air fryer sausage links a healthier option.

sausage and berries

This air fryer sausage links recipe is super simple! Preheat air fryer basket at 380°F for 3-5 minutes.

Place raw sausages in a single layer in the air fryer basket no need to thaw. Cook at 380°F for 8 to 10 minutes.

raw sausages in an air fryer basket

Shake your air fryer basket half way through cooking.

Be sure to keep a close eye on the sausage links once it gets to 8 mins to prevent overcooking.

There is always some variance with cook times between air fryer models so I find it helpful to check on things at the lower end of the cook time the first time around.

finished air fryer sausage links

Cook until golden brown and there is no pinkness in the center of the sausage.

Serve with your favorite breakfast and maple syrup for dipping!

close up of finished air fryer sausage on a fork

Air fryer breakfast sausages store well in the refrigerator or freezer. I like to prep several days worth for our boys during the school year! Place cooked sausages in an air tight container in the refrigerator and use within 3 days. prepping these air fry sausages is a perfect way to get a quick healthy breakfast on those busy week day mornings.

How to make frozen breakfast sausage in air fryer

Place frozen sausages in a single layer in the air fryer basket no need to thaw. Cook at 380°F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Shake your air fryer basket half way through cooking.

Be sure to keep a close eye on the sausage links once it gets to 10 mins to prevent overcooking.

There is always some variance with cook times between air fryer models so I find it helpful to check on things at the lower end of the cook time the first time around.

Cook until golden brown and there is no pinkness in the center of the sausage.

Yes! They will just need a few extra minutes in the air fryer. Throw the sausage links in frozen and cook at 380°F for 12-15 minutes.

These instructions are for raw sausages. If you are doing pre cooked sausages check them after 5 minutes to prevent overcooking.

plate of sausages

Can I reheat sausage in the air fryer?

Yes, you can reheat leftover sausage at 380° degrees for 4 minutes.

Can you freeze sausages after you’ve cooked them?

Yes! Sausages can be frozen after you’ve cooked them. Allow the sausage to cool before packing them in a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to 2 months.

How long should I cook breakfast sausage in the Air fryer?

It depends on if you are air frying from fresh, frozen or using pre cooked sausage links.

Fresh breakfast sausages will take 8 to 10 mins to cook in the air fryer at 400°F. Frozen links will take 12 to 15 mins at 380°F. Sausage that is already fully cooked will be heated through in 4-6 mins.

  • Do not over crowd the basket to allow good air flow.
  • Preheat the air fryer basket for a lightly crisped sausage if you don’t want that level of crispiness skip this step.
  • Flip the sausages or shake the air fryer basket half way through cooking time.
sausage with scrambled eggs and side of berries on a cream plate
Yield: 7 servings

Easy Sausage Links In the Air fryer

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

In less than 10 minutes you'll be enjoying perfectly cooked sausage links. Lightly crisped on the outside and still juicy on the inside.

Ingredients

  • 1 12oz pack of breakfast sausage links

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer basket at 380°F for 3 minutes.
  2. Place raw sausages in a single layer in the air fryer basket, no need to thaw. Cook at 380° for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Shake the air fryer basket half way through cooking.
  4. Be sure to keep a close eye on the sausage links once it gets to 8 mins to prevent overcooking.
  5. Cook until golden brown and there is no pink left in the center of the sausage.
  6. Serve with your favorite breakfast and maple syrup for dipping!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

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