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Sausage in the Air Fryer

Cooking sausage in the air fryer is our favorite way to get Italian sausage or bratwurst on the table! Hands off and super quick, the air fryer cooks sausage beautifully, with a perfect crisp skin.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carnivore, keto, summer cookout
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 388kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Tongs


  • 5 sausage links like Italian sausage or bratwurst, about 18 ounces


  • Preheat air fryer to 370° Fahrenheit. Place sausages in single layer in basket.
    Uncooked sausages in an air fryer basket
  • Return basket to air fryer. Cook 13 minutes for a softer skin or 14 minutes for a nice browned exterior. Using tongs, flip sausages once midway through cooking.
    Cooked sausages in an air fryer basket


Recipe yields 5 cooked sausages. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 1 serving, or 1 cooked sausage. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brand and type of sausages used.


Serving: 1sausage | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 283mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 1g