This smoked sausage in air fryer recipe is super easy to make and cooks in a matter of minutes and can be on the table in no time. A great recipe for a quick weeknight dinner, an afternoon snack, or made as part of a larger meal.
I’ve been in love with smoked sausage since I was a kid. My mom added it to quite a few dishes, and I always sneaked a piece or two of it right after she transferred the pan-fried sausage to a plate. I just loved the smoky flavor combined with the crispy outside and juicy inside. For years, I made pan-fried sausage in everything from pasta to sauerkraut for my family. When I got an air fryer, I discovered that I could get all that flavor and texture without a big, splattery mess, and I was hooked. I rarely fry sausage the old fashioned way anymore, and when you try this recipe, you probably won’t either!
Smoked Sausage in Air Fryer
This delicious smoked sausage recipe is as simple as it gets. I slice up smoked sausage, pop it into the air fryer basket, and cook it up to crispy perfection. That’s all there is to it. I love to cook the sausage like that and then add it to all my favorite recipes. It’s a super versatile recipe that’s incredibly easy to make, full of flavor, and free of all the messy splatter you get when you pan fry in oil.
Why You’ll Love This Smoked Sausage in Air Fryer Recipe
- It’s a great option for a quick and easy meal and only takes one ingredient and can be on the table in a matter of minutes.
- It’s delicious, super flavorful, and is a versatile food that can be enjoyed on its own or part of a larger meal.
- The air fryer brings out the flavor of the smoked sausage that is crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.
Smoked Sausage in Air Fryer Ingredients
It only takes one ingredient to make this recipe. That’s it!
- Smoked sausage is a delicious and versatile food that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, like grilled, pan-fried, or baked, and it is a great option for air frying as well.
How to Cook Smoked Sausage in Air Fryer
Making this recipe is just as simple as snagging the one ingredient you need for it while you’re at the store. It only takes about 15 minutes to make from start to finish.
Step 1: Slice the Sausage
Cut the smoked sausage into even slices.
Step 2: Air Fry
Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 390 degrees. Then, flip the slices and cook for another 5 minutes. Enjoy!
- Cut your sausage into uniform slices for even cooking.
- Preheat your air fryer for uniform cooking and accurate cooking times.
- Be sure to flip the sausages so they get great color on both sides.
- Use your favorite variety and brand of smoked sausage. Example: turkey smoked sausage, chicken sausage, polish sausage, pork sausage.
- Try tossing the sausage in oil with your favorite spices.
- For a zesty, hot version, toss the sausage with oil and red pepper flakes.
- Air fry the sausage in bun-sized lengths for sandwiches or hot dogs.
- Add potatoes, green beans, bell peppers, onions, or your favorite vegetables.
- Dip in BBQ sauce, mustard or your favorite dipping sauce, if desired.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Smoked Sausage
This smoked sausage recipe is incredibly versatile. You can add it to all kinds of foods to make a variety of dishes. Try combining it with:
- Biscuits for sandwiches
- Hot dog buns (when cooked in lengths rather than slices)
Smoked sausage is a variety of sausage made with minced or ground meats and spices and then smoked. They’re fully cooked thanks to the smoking process. Examples of smoked sausage include kielbasa, andouille, and chorizo.
You can heat up smoked sausage in a variety of ways. You can pan fry, bake, add to soups and let it simmer, or simply microwave it.
Depending on their size and how you cut them, cooking sausages in the air fryer can take anywhere from 13 to 18 minutes.
Yes, it is. Just like other smoked meats, the smoke and indirect heat produce a fully cooked product.
You can pan-fry, grill, steam, bake, or add it to simmering liquids. In all cases, you can cook it either whole or cut up.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Smoked Sausage
Store the sausage leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
To reheat the sausage, place it on a baking dish and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until heated through. Or, place it back in the air fryer for a few minutes. You can also add it to other dishes cold and let the cooking process heat it up.
Try This Delicious Smoked Sausage in the Air Fryer Recipe Today
This easy smoked sausage in air fryer recipe is just about the easiest thing you’ll ever make, and it makes delicious, perfectly cooked sausage every time. All you need is some smoked sausage and an air fryer! Give this a try, and you’ll never go back to pan frying again.
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