No more grease splattering when you make Air Fryer Sausage Links. It’s the perfect way to get breakfast on the table fast. These easy Sausage Links are done in 10 minutes while you make the rest of your breakfast.
If you’ve ever been splattered by hot grease while you’re cooking breakfast in the mornings, you know how annoying it can be. Seriously…there’s something about the early morning hours and lack of caffeine that makes grease splatters extra aggravating. But making air fryer sausage links solves that issue! You can make this tasty breakfast protein mess-free in the air fryer. Not to mention, you can do the same with air fryer bacon!
Making breakfast sausage in the air fryer gives them a slight crispy crunch on the outer layer too. They have the best texture, which maximizes the flavor to be mouthwateringly good! Now all you have to do for a hearty breakfast is pop sausage links in the air fryer, and sheet pan breakfast or tater tot breakfast casserole into the oven.
Then, you can go about your morning and pack the kids lunch boxes or get things ready to go for your work day. A win win situation! And the outcome is a tasty and filling breakfast that starts your day off on the right foot!
Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Sausage Links
- They only take, from start to finish, just 15 minutes. So quick and easy, and great for especially busy mornings.
- These crispy and flavorful little sausages are great for breakfast on-the-go. Just pair them with a smoothie or egg muffin. Then you can eat while you’re headed to school or work.
- When you make sausage links in air fryer, you’ll have an easy clean-up. Just wash the air fryer basket with a good dish soap. That’s it, good to go!
Ingredients for Air Fryer Sausage
- Sausage links – Yep, that’s it…just a simple package of sausage links! You can get Italian breakfast sausage, spicy sausage, maple links, or any other flavor that you like. This recipe calls for uncooked sausage links, so you can even make your own links out of your favorite ground sausage if you want.
How to Cook Sausage in an Air Fryer
- Open the package of fresh sausage links, and place each link into the air fryer basket. Make sure there is a gap between each link, the air needs to be able to move around the links so they cook evenly.
- Don’t stack the links and don’t pack them too tightly. They need to be in one single layer, and feel free to cook multiple batches!
- Cook the sausage at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. If you like you sausage links a bit more crispy, you can add a minute or two onto the cook time.
- Remove the cooked links using tongs and serve immediately!
What to Serve with Sausage Links in the Air Fryer
You can make a simple breakfast of scrambled eggs and air fryer hash brown patties to serve with hot and fresh sausage links too! If you’re serving breakfast to a larger group of people, these sausages are a great side dish. Serve them alongside a big batch of gooey cinnamon rolls or a hearty casserole.
How to Store Leftover Air Fryer Sausage Links
FRIDGE: Place leftover links into an airtight container or freezer safe plastic bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
FREEZER: Wrap links tightly in foil, or freeze on a baking sheet and then transfer to a freezer safe bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to Reheat Leftover Sausage Links
To reheat, microwave until hot or heat in the oven or toaster oven. Make sure sausages reach a safe internal temperature before consuming.
Can I wrap sausages in foil in air fryer?
I do not recommend wrapping these small sausages. Instead, make sure they are placed far apart enough that air can circulate well. If the air can circulate, each link will get a perfectly crispy outside and tender inside.
However, for easy cleanup, you can line the air fryer basket in foil or parchment paper!
- After removing from air fryer, place links on a layer of paper towels. This will help soak up excess grease as they cool.
- Allow links to cool slightly before eating. They’ll be super hot, so you don’t want to burn your mouth!
- Don’t use links that are too thick. The smaller, more thin, links cook really evenly and will taste delicious.
Lovely little air fryer sausage links have made my mornings so much easier. I’m thankful for ways to not be splattered by grease early in the morning. It’s the little things in life, right?
More Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes
- If you’ve never tried Air Fryer French Toast Sticks, you are missing out! Give them a shot, they don’t dissapoint.
- Skip the donut shop and make Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Donut Holes right in your own kitchen!
- Pigs in blanket may be considered an appetizer, but Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket for breakfast are so good!
- These Air Fryer Potatoes are a great side dish to eggs and sausage!
- 12 ounces sausage links 14 links
- Place sausage links in the air fryer basket. Do not pack tightly, the air needs to move around to cook evenly.
- Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until desired crispness.
- Remove and serve immediately.