Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage

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Discover the ease and convenience of making Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage, a quick and delicious way to enjoy flavorful sausage links for breakfast. With the help of your air fryer, you can have perfectly cooked sausages in no time, making your mornings a breeze.

Why Make This Recipe

Making breakfast sausage in the air fryer is a great option for those looking for a healthier cooking method with less oil. It also saves time compared to traditional stovetop cooking, as the air fryer cooks the sausage quickly and evenly.

How to Make Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage


  • Cooking spray
  • 12 small breakfast sausage links


  1. Remove the basket or rack and preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees if your air fryer requires preheating.
  2. Spray the air fryer basket or rack with cooking spray. Add the sausage in a single layer.
  3. Cook the sausage for 10 to 12 minutes or until juicy but browned, turning once in between cooking. If the sausage is frozen, it will need to cook for about 3 to 5 more minutes.

How to Serve Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage

Serve the perfectly cooked breakfast sausage hot alongside your favorite breakfast dishes such as eggs, toast, or pancakes. You can also enjoy the sausages in a breakfast sandwich or wrap for a quick and satisfying meal on the go.

How to Store Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage

Store any leftover cooked sausage in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes until heated through before serving.

Tips to Make Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage

  • Make sure to coat the air fryer basket or rack with cooking spray to prevent the sausages from sticking.
  • Arrange the sausages in a single layer without overcrowding to ensure even cooking.
  • Turn the sausages halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook evenly on all sides.


For a spicy kick, you can use spicy breakfast sausage links instead of regular ones. You can also experiment with different seasoning blends to customize the flavor to your liking.


  1. Can I use larger sausage links in the air fryer? Yes, you can use larger sausage links, but adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they are cooked through.
  2. Do I need to flip the sausages while cooking? Yes, it’s recommended to flip the sausages halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  3. Can I cook frozen sausages in the air fryer? Yes, you can cook frozen sausages in the air fryer, but they will require slightly longer cooking time.

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