Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers is not only keto-friendly but a delicious dinner that will impress your friends. They’re made with Italian sausages, as well as red or green bell peppers, onions, and some amazing spices. That will make this a great and easy meal!
Today, I went with one of my mother’s old recipes that I grew up with and one of my favorites, Air Fryer Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions. All including the roasted peppers and onions prepared in the air fryer.
This is a really great meal for the fall season, it’s nice and hearty, and it can all be done in one air fryer basket or air fryer tray. This a great and easy recipe for air fryer sausage and peppers!
If you have not made this in the air fryer, you are truly missing out on the onions, peppers, and sausage all do wonderfully in the air fryer. They crisp up nicely and make for a great “one-pot meal.”
I lived in Boston, as most of you knew, and every summer, there would be a HUGE feast that would sell Italian sausage, peppers, and onion subs. They are always the hit of the summer.
There is nothing like an Air Fryer Italian Sausage, amazing. If you go to any Italian fair in the summer, especially in the North End of Boston, they are served in rolls, called Hogalies, and they make the perfect lunch or dinner!
If you are looking for even more ideas for a quick and easy dinner, some of my favorite air fryer recipes are AIR FRYER MUSHROOM & SWISS BURGERS, AIR FRYER FLANK STEAK PINWHEELS, AIR FRYER PATTY MELT and AIR FRYER BOURBON BBQ BURGERS.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Sausage Peppers and Onions
- Green Peppers
- Red Peppers
- Yellow Peppers
- Olive Oil
- Sub Roll
- Italian Sausage, either mild or hot
How To Make Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers
Start by slicing the onions.
Then add the sliced onions to your air fryer-safe pan (usually, if it’s oven safe, it is air fryer safe) and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well, so the onions are well coated.
Then add the sliced peppers (I did green and red) to your air fryer-safe pan and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well, so the peppers are well coated.
What Type of Sausage Can I Use With This Recipe?
For the sausages, I tend to stick to my roots and use Italian sausage. They come in both hot and sweet. Since I have kids, I usually pick up sweet sausages, but obviously, hot would work the same way.
Other great options are smoked sausage, sweet sausage, andouille sausage, and even chorizo sausage.
What Type of Bell Peppers Can I Use?
I tend to use various colored bell peppers in my recipes; the reason is simple, they look better. They sell a package of three peppers in my grocery store, usually red, green, and either yellow or orange. Any combination works.
How Long Do You Cook Sausages In The Air Fryer?
Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook until the sausages are completely cooked. The exact time will depend on your air fryer, but the average time is 8-12 minutes.
Can I Cook Italian Sausage In My Air Fryer?
Yes, turn the air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook until the sausages are completely cooked. The exact time will depend on your air fryer, but the average time is 8-12 minutes.
Use a meat thermometer to make sure they are fully cooked, as the internal temperature should reach 160 degrees F.
How Can I Make This Recipe Spicier?
If you really want to add some heat to this dish, I would suggest that you change out your sausages. You can either use Italian Hot Sausages or even Chorizo Sausages.
You can do a blend of the mild and hot Italian sausages, to please everyone!
Another great option would be to add some chili pepper flakes, a few dashes right before serving!
How to Store, Keep and Freeze:
If you are cooking for yourself or make enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day. You can easily store them covered for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
If you want to freeze the extra portion, you can freeze it easily in a freezable container. To use, defrost it in the refrigerator and reheat in either the air fryer or microwave.
What Do You Serve With Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers?
This is traditionally served with a huge side of French Fries, but you can certainly serve this with anything you want; here are some of my serving suggestions-
Some restaurants serve this with a tomato sauce on top or as a side to dip the sandwich in.
Some Other Easy Meals To Make in the Air Fryer:
- 4 to 5 Italian sausage, either hot or mild
- 2 onions
- 1 or 2 green peppers
- 1 or 2 red peppers
- 1 or 2 yellow peppers
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Optional: Serve on a sub roll
- Start by cutting up the peppers and onions into thin slices.
- Then add 1 tablespoon of olive oil into each batch (I cooked them separately; if you cook them together, use less olive oil)
- Air fry the peppers and onions for 7 minutes at 390 degrees F. I mixed them after 3 minutes.
- Then add your sausage and air fry for 20 minutes at 390 degrees F.
- Add sausage to your sub roll (I cut mine up, so they would fit nicely) and then top with onions and peppers.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 890mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 24g
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