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Air fryer sausages

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My *air fryer is one of my favourite kitchen gadgets. I love cooking and the air fryer really helps to speed things up for me. I’ve made a whole host of food in my air fryer and some of my favourite recipes are airfryer chips, airfryer roast potatoes and airfryer parsnips. Lately, I have been making lots of air fryer hash browns too and they’re a real breakfast maker! I get a LOT of messages from people who find my air fryer recipes on Google and I get lots of questions too.

I’m working on share more of my recipes, from the simple to the sublime, and today I’m going to give you all my pointers for cooking sausages from frozen, cooking sausages in the Actifry and even cooking sausages in the oven!

Air fryer sausages
Here are the finished sausages!

Ingredients for air fryer sausages:

Fresh sausages!

Spray oil if the sausages are very lean (I didn’t use any for this recipe)

How to air fry sausages:

Set your air fryer to 180C and leave it on for a couple of minutes to heat up.

Prick your sausages.

Place them into the air fryer basket.

Cook for 7-8 minutes.


Cook for 7-8 more minutes checking halfway through.

I use a *meat thermometer to ensure the temperature was at least 71C for safety.

In total the pictured sausages were cooked for 19 minutes as I love the well cooked finish when having a sausage sandwich!

Serve with your choice of delicious sides or just with a dip! I love mash and onion gravy with mine!

How to cook sausages in an air fryer:

Air fryer sausages

Course Main Course
Keyword sausages
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 8 sausages


  • Sausages
  • Spray oil (if the sausages are very lean)


  1. Pre-heat your air fryer to 180C.

  2. Prick your sausages.

  3. Place them into the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook for 7-8 minutes.
  5. Shake.
  6. Cook for 7-8 more minutes checking halfway through.
  7. I use a meat thermometer to ensure the temperature was at least 71C for safety.

  8. Cook for around 19 minutes if you want a similar finish to me.

  9. Serve with your choice of delicious sides or just with a blob of sauce!

I would advise using sausages with skins only, unless you’re happy for them to get a little beaten up!

Can you cook sausages in the oven?

Yes! I have done this lots of time, just ensure that you cook them evenly and check the internal temperature before serving. I find that an extra 10-15 minutes is usually needed on the quoted cooking time.

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Can you cook sausages from frozen in the Actifry or air fryer?

Yes! Absolutely. Add 10-15 minutes onto the cooking time, check and shake frequently. If your air fryer has a grill to raise it up then do so as you may find quite a lot of liquid released when using frozen sausages.

Can you air fry sausage patties?

Absolutely. I would say to cook for half of the advertised time and check halfway through this time. So 10 minutes if the package advises 20 minutes but check after 5 minutes.

Can you air fry sausage rolls?

Sure thing! Cook them for half the quoted time on the packet and check halfway through. You can use a little spray oil or brush them with egg or even milk if you want to give them more of a golden finish. Be sure to shake 2-3 times through the cooking to avoid things sticking. Also, these soausages would go lovely in one of these soft floury white rolls.

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