Air fryer sausage links or patties are the savory addition every breakfast needs! There is nothing easier than cooking breakfast sausage in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Sausage Links On plate with breakfast
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Nothing beats a plate full of air fryer sausage links on the breakfast table! Pair them with eggs, fruit, and your favorite juice or coffee for a hearty morning meal.

Making sausage links in the air fryer couldn’t be easier — just pop them in and set the timer! Within minutes, you’ll have browned and crispy links that are hot and juicy on the inside.


Air Fryer Sausage Links

Yesterday, I picked up a package of maple breakfast sausages, and they are so good! You get the slow-roasted flavor in every bite, and you can just set the air fryer and forget about them until the time is done.

This is the perfect protein to enjoy alongside your eggs. And they come out so, so good in the air fryer.

Breakfast Sausage In Air Fryer Video

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Why You’ll Love Sausages in Air Fryer

  • Easy to make
  • Just 1 ingredient!
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for any meal
  • Cook as many as you need

Ingredients Needed To Air Fry Sausage Links

No guesswork here! All you need is a package of your favorite breakfast sausage — links or patties. You can even cook them from frozen if you’d like!

Some of my favorite brands include:

  • Trader Joe’s
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Johnsonville
  • Farmer John
Ingredients Needed To Air Fry Sausage Links

How To Cook Breakfast Sausage in Air Fryer

The same recipe and method will work whether you are cooking patties or sausage links in the air fryer.

The exact time will depend on which air fryer you are using. If your sausage patties are extra thick, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time.

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees F (air fryer setting) for about 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 2: Cook sausage

Place the sausages in the air fryer basket, leaving space around each one. Air fry for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway during the cooking process.

air fryer sausage links on a breakfast table

Pro Tips:

  • Fresh vs. frozen. Yes, you can cook frozen breakfast sausages in air fryer (links or patties) without even defrosting them! Preheat the air fryer at 390 degrees F, then place the frozen sausages in air fryer basket. Cook links for 10-12 minutes and patties for 12-15 minutes.
  • Don’t crowd the basket. Leave space around each link or patty so the hot air has room to circulate around the food. Otherwise, your breakfast sausage won’t cook evenly or brown on all sides.
  • Flip halfway. This is an important step! Use tongs or a spatula to turn over air fryer sausage links or patties halfway through cooking. This helps them to brown evenly.

Storage and Reheating

I like to cook breakfast sausages in the air fryer to order so they come out hot, fresh, and juicy! If you don’t manage to eat all of them, store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

Reheat sausages in the air fryer for a few minutes, until warmed through.

air fryer sausage links on a breakfast table

How Do You Know When Breakfast Sausage Is Cooked?

Air fry sausage links and patties (frozen or refrigerated) until they hit an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. They should be warmed through to the center and browned on the outside.

Can You Cook Raw Sausages In Air Fryer?

Yes, with a few adjustments. Cook fresh, raw sausage links in the air fryer for a few extra minutes, until the internal temperature, reaches 160 degrees F.

If the raw sausage is frozen, thaw it in the refrigerator first before cooking as directed above.

How Long Do You Cook Sausage Links In Air Fryer?

At 390 degrees F, air fry sausage links for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway. If frozen, increase the cooking time to 10-12 minutes.

What Air Fryer Will This Recipe Work In?

This air fryer sausage links recipe will work in any Air Fryer Basket or Oven Model, including the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex Plus, GOWISE, and other models.

Other Great Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes:

air fryer sausage links on a breakfast table

Air Fryer Sausage Links

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
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Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


Air fryer sausage links or patties are the savory addition every breakfast needs! There is nothing easier than cooking breakfast sausage in the air fryer.
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  • 1 package sausage links, fresh or frozen


  • Start by preheating the air fryer to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add your breakfast sausage or links to the preheated oven.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes, until the internal temperature, reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer


Serving: 1gCalories: 172kcalProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 360mgPotassium: 141mgVitamin A: 43IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

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Other Questions About Breakfast Sausage

How to bake sausage links

Sausage links are a popular breakfast food. They can be cooked in a variety of ways, but baking is a simple and effective method. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the sausage links on the sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through. Enjoy your delicious baked sausage links!

How long to cook sausage links

If you’re wondering how long to cook sausage links, the answer depends on a few factors. First, it depends on the type of sausage you’re cooking. For example, chicken sausages will cook faster than pork sausages. Second, it depends on how you’re cooking the sausage. If you’re grilling or frying, the sausage will cook faster than if you’re baking or boiling. Finally, it also depends on how hot your grill or stove is – if it’s turned up too high, the sausage will cook too quickly on the outside while remaining raw in the middle. So how long should you cook sausage links? As a general rule, chicken sausages will take about 10 minutes to cook, while pork sausages will take about 15 minutes. But of course, the best way to know for sure is to use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Enjoy!

How to cook sausage links in oven

Sausage links are delicious and easy-to-prepare breakfast food. When cooked in the oven, they provide a healthy and flavorful alternative to fried sausage. To cook sausage links in the oven, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the sausage links on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until they are browned and cooked through. For extra flavor, consider brushing the sausage links with your favorite barbecue sauce or Italian seasoning before cooking. Enjoy your delicious and healthy oven-cooked sausage links with eggs, toast, or oatmeal for a complete breakfast.