Air Fryer Sausage Links

by Karly

AIR FRYER SAUSAGE LINKS are so easy to cook in the air fryer. The clean up is quick, the sausage is less greasy, and they can cook while you work on the rest of your breakfast!

Close up of cooked sausage links in an air fryer basket.

Sausage links are a staple in all restaurants that serve breakfast for good reason. They are yummy, and easy to cook.

The only down side to them is the actual cooking of them…they pop grease around, they make the whole house smell like sausage, and you have to babysit them so as not to burn the bottoms.

The air fryer solves all of those problems. Plus, cooking sausage links in the air fryer doesn’t take up space on your stove top so there is plenty of room for your hash browns, eggs, and pancakes to cook while the sausage is doing it’s thing.

Sausage links and waffles on a small white plate.

What We Love About These Sausage Links:

These sausage links in the air fryer get perfectly browned on the outside, just like you sat and babysit them on the stove, turning them at exactly the right time. 😉

They’re so flavorful, not overly greasy, and they’re just a really simple breakfast protein.

Plus, air fryer sausage links are easy enough that the kids can toss them in before school and make their own breakfast!

How to cook sausage links in an air fryer:

For fresh, refrigerated links- Place your links in a single layer, ideally not touching, in your air fryer basket. Cook them for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F. then flip or just give the basket a quick shake and cook for 5 more minutes.

raw sausage links in an air fryer basket

For uncooked frozen links- If they are NOT precooked, you need to cook them at two different temps. Cook them at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Flip them and cook for 7-8 minutes at 400 degrees F. Due to varying thicknesses and differences in air fryer models, you should confirm the internal temp of the sausage is at least 160 degrees F before serving.

For precooked frozen links- This is just as easy as our refrigerated links. Cook them for 10 minutes, but at 350 degrees F. Flip or shake them halfway through.

Overhead view of sausage links in an air fryer basket

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Overhead view of waffles and sausage links on a white plate.
Close up of cooked sausage links in an air fryer

Air Fryer Sausage Links

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Sausage links are always easy to cook, but they are more convenient than ever in the air fryer!

Ingredients

  • 8 breakfast sausage links

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees for 2 minutes.
  2. Arrange fresh, raw sausage in a single layer in the air fryer and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping the sausage halfway through cooking. 
  3. Serve hot.

Notes

For uncooked frozen links- If they are NOT precooked, you need to cook them at two different temps. Cook them at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Flip them and cook for 7 minutes at 400 degrees F. Due to varying thicknesses, you should confirm the internal temp of the sausage is at least 160 degrees F before serving.

For precooked frozen links- This is just as easy as our refrigerated links. Cook them for 10 minutes, but at 350 degrees F. Flip them halfway through.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 links
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 374mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

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