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Air fryer smoked sausage and vegetables 

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My air fryer is my most loved kitchen gadget of all time – by far. I love how convenient it is, just sitting on my kitchen worktop, to open up, throw food in and then I only have to turn or shake the basket 1 or 2 times and my dinner is ready. This air fryer smoked sausage and vegetables recipe is a real hit with my family and I love it because it is so convenient to make too.

I love tray-bake style dinners as I can prepare the ingredients during the day when having a small break from work and then I can just pop it in the air fryer as soon as we get back from the school run. Sheet pan style meals allow us to have something easy, tasty, hearty and packed full of goodness.

You can customise this recipe by using any type of smoked sausage or smoked meat such as salami, pepperoni or sausage. My favourite is using chorizo, or smoked sausage, as these are easy to find in the supermarket in whole form and then you can just cut off exactly what you need and have a tasty meal in minutes. 

It takes just over 20 minutes to prepare this entire meal, from start to finish, and if you have fresh greens you can add these near to the end of the cooking time and stir through for the final 3-4 minutes. 

I’ve got a ton of fantastic air fryer recipes and tips for beginners so be sure to check those posts out while you’re here.

Air fryer smoked sausage and vegetables in a white bowl

Ingredients for air fryer smoked sausage and vegetables:

110g smoked sausage or chorizo

1 red bell pepper

1 orange bell pepper

1 red onion

1 courgette

400g white potatoes 

1 tablespoon of olive oil or spray avocado oil

1 tablespoon of homemade seasoning (I used thyme, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper) 

– See below for other seasoning blend suggestions

Air fryer mashed potato balls in a dish with a sprig of rosemary and a ramekin of tomato ketchup

Method for cooking smoked sausage and veggies in the air fryer: 

Cut the smoked sausage or chorizo into bite size rounds, around 1/2cm in thickness. 

Wash your potatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch pieces. You don’t need to peel them – though you can if you prefer. 

Chop the peppers into similar sized pieces to the potatoes. 

Slice the red onion into small wedges and separate the pieces. 

Top and tail the courgette and then slice into half lengthways and then half again. Slice into 1/2 inch thick quarter pieces. 

Add the prepared potatoes, sausage or chorizo, red peppers, onions and courgette into a mixing bowl.

Drizzle over half of the olive oil or add pumps of spray oil and then add half of the cajun seasoning over the top.

Mix everything well until it is well coated in the oil and seasoning.

Add to your air fryer basket and air fryer for 10 minutes at 180C (355F approx).

Shake up the air fryer basket, then add the remaining oil and seasoning. Mix well to ensure everything is coated again.

Air fry again at 180C (355F approx) for a further 8-10 minutes. This should be enough for the sausage or chorizo to have a nice char and the vegetables and potatoes to be fully cooked throughout. 

The potatoes will have a little bite to them still, so if you like them super soft only you’re going to want to air fry for another 3-4 minutes to achieve this – while being mindful not to burn the chorizo or smoked sausage. 

Frozen potato wedges that have been cooked in the air fryer and placed into a stainless steel basket. In the background is a white square dish with tomato ketchup in.

What to serve with smoked sausage and vegetables?

In our home we typically serve this as a full meal. It has potatoes, sausage or chorizo and vegetables plus it is packed full of flavour too. 

If you want to serve with something else I would recommend a crisp garden salad or maybe some nice sauce such as garlic and herb dip or a nice cold tzatziki. 

I’ve even enjoyed this with a little portion of air fryer chicken tenders when I had lots of bits to use up.

Can you cook meat and vegetables together in an air fryer?

Yes, absolutely. As with any dish you just want to ensure that you have cooked it through in full before serving. Also, if you’re adding ingredients late on make sure you avoid cross contamination. 

Cooked air fryer potato skins topped with sour cream and chive dip and spring onions. There is a bowl of sour cream and chive dip in the background also. Text overlay says: air fryer potato skins.

Looking for some other vegetable ideas to add into the air fryer pot? 

There are a variety of vegetables that would work great in this tray-bake and a few suggestions are:

Looking for some alternative seasonings to use on your smoked sausage and vegetables?

Ninja Foodi baked potatoes cooked and served with salt and pepper and chives on top of a piece of baking paper

Want to make this air fryer sausage dish gluten free?

You can easily make this gluten free by keeping an eye on the seasonings you’re using and checking the ingredients of your sausages too.

This is such an easy recipe to adapt to just about any dietary requirements. You can keep it healthy with some lean chicken sausages and adding extra vegetables to bulk the portions out a little more too.

You can store leftovers in an airtight container for a few days too and it reheats lovely.

If you’re looking to get the most from your air fryer these are some of my favourite air fryer accessories and cookbooks:

Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

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Smoked sausage and vegetable air fryer recipe:

Air fryer smoked sausage and vegetables in a white bowl
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Air fryer smoked sausage and vegetables

How to cook smoked sausage and vegetables, tray-bake style, in the air fryer
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, courgette, onion, pepper, potato, sausages
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 416kcal
Author Katykicker

Ingredients

  • 110 g smoked sausage or chorizo
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 courgette
  • 400 g white potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil or spray avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon of homemade seasoning I used thyme, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • – See above for other seasoning blend suggestions

Instructions

  • Cut the smoked sausage or chorizo into bite size rounds, around 1/2cm in thickness.
  • Wash your potatoes and cut them into 1/2 inch pieces. You don’t need to peel them – though you can if you prefer.
  • Chop the peppers into similar sized pieces to the potatoes.
  • Slice the red onion into small wedges and separate the pieces.
  • Top and tail the courgette and then slice into half lengthways and then half again. Slice into 1/2 inch thick quarter pieces.
  • Add the prepared potatoes, sausage or chorizo, red peppers, onions and courgette into a mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle over half of the olive oil or add pumps of spray oil and then add half of the cajun seasoning over the top.
  • Mix everything well until it is well coated in the oil and seasoning.
  • Add to your air fryer basket and air fryer for 10 minutes at 180C (355F approx).
  • Shake up the air fryer basket, then add the remaining oil and seasoning. Mix well to ensure everything is coated again.
  • Air fry again at 180C (355F approx) for a further 8-10 minutes. This should be enough for the sausage or chorizo to have a nice char and the vegetables and potatoes to be fully cooked throughout.
  • The potatoes will have a little bite to them still, so if you like them super soft only you’re going to want to air fry for another 3-4 minutes to achieve this – while being mindful not to burn the chorizo or smoked sausage.

Nutrition

Calories: 416kcal

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Air fryer smoked sausage and vegetables in a white bowl
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