Cooking breakfast sausage links in an air fryer is so quick. These air fryer breakfast sausage links can be ready in about 10 minutes. It's absolutely the easiest way to cook sausage for breakfast in the busy morning.
Today, I want to show you how to cook breakfast sausage links in an air fryer. This cooking method is a big saver of both time and energy. You're going to love this air fryer breakfast sausage links recipe and work it into both your weekend and weekday rotation.
Here's why Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage Links this recipe works:
1. No oil or cooking spray needed. Sausage naturally contains fat so there is a lot of oil rendered by the meat during its cooking.
2. Dump and go. You just need to put the sausage in the air fryer basket and shake or flip once. There is no need to stand there hovering and stirring like you have to when cooking the sausage on the stove.
3. Energy efficient. It takes less time and energy than the oven or stovetop.
Types of Sausage Links You Can Cook in an Air Fryer
In this recipe, I used Swaggerty's All Natural Maple premium sausage links but I am sure that any other brand of sausage will work well, too.
Please keep in mind that due to differences in all air fryers and sausage brands, heating instructions may need to be adjusted.
How to Cook Breakfast Sausage Links in an Air Fryer
Step 1. Thaw the Frozen Sausage Links
Leave the sausages in their packaging and place them on a serving bowl or plate at the bottom of the fridge. Also, make sure the temperature of the fridge is below 41°F. It can take up to 24 hours for the sausages to be defrosted.
Thawed sausages must be used within 3 days.
Step 2. Preheat the Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 350°F for a few minutes or according to the product manual.
Step 3. Air Fry the Sausage Links
Place the sausage links in an air fryer basket, in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the basket and work in multiple batches if needed.
Cook the sausage for 5 minutes, flip the sausages and continue cooking for additional 3-5 minutes or until the center is no longer pink and has an internal temperature of 170°F.
Serve these sausage links with this soft scrambled egg.
FAQ and Cooking Tips
You can store the leftover cooked sausage in an airtight container. Properly stored, it can last 3-4 days in the fridge. Any leftover that has been left sitting at room temperature for more than 2 hours should be thrown out.
You can reheat the cooked sausages in a microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or in an air fryer at 325°F until the internal temperature registers at 145°F.
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Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage Links
- 12 oz package of sausage links (any brand or any flavor)
- Preheat the air fryer to 350°F for a few minutes or according to the product manual.
- Place the thawed breakfast sausage links in an air fryer basket, in a single layer. Do not overcrowd the basket and work in multiple batches if needed.Cook the sausage for 5 minutes, flip the sausages, and continue cooking for additional 3-5 minutes or until the center is no longer pink and has an internal temperature of 160°F.