Keto Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage
Breakfast sausage is probably the food I cook the most in my air fryer. Making sausages in the air fryer is easy and quick. Since we are a family that is always on the go, I love that I can set some raw sausages in the basket of my air fryer and walk away. I can go on with my morning without standing over the skillet worrying if I’m burning the underside of the sausage.
You can make breakfast sausages in your air fryer or brats! You’ll be serving breakfast in no time once you have mastered how to cook sausages in the air fryer with these tips.
Air Fryer Benefits
- Hands free cooking - I can load the sausages in the air fryer basket and walk away without worrying the sausages will burn or get overcooked. There is no need to stand in front of the skillet or to check on them after a few minutes in order to turn them. Along with that, it’s hard to get the timing right when you fry sausages in a skillet. Often times, you can easily burn one side if you aren’t paying attention.
- Easy clean up - The mess from breakfast is contained to the air fryer basket, which is dishwasher safe in the majority of models. You don’t have to hand wash skillets or wipe up grease splatter.
- Hot air circulation - This ensures your food gets cooked from every angle to create a nicely brown, crisp outside and juicy interior.
Cooking Sausage in the Air Fryer Tips
For easy clean up consider laying down parchment paper. To allow for circulation under the sausages and air fryer basket, you can poke some holes in the parchment paper. You can also lay down aluminum foil in the air fryer and place the sausages on top. However, be careful because the grease released from cooking the sausages in the air fryer might circulate up and hit the heating element causing smoke.
Cook the sausages fro 8-10 minutes if you are cooking breakfast sausage in the air fryer. You will need to cook them longer if cooking brats. Cook until a safe temperature is reached on your meat thermometer.
What Kinds of Sausage Can I Cook in the Air Fryer?
I love cooking breakfast links in the air fryer. I can fit a bunch in my air fryer basket. If you are avoiding sugar or are keto, make sure you look for sausages without sugar.
You can also cook brats, kielbasa, and sausage patties in the air fryer.
Create Perfectly Cooked Sausage Patties
You can form sausage patties by hand and cook them in the air fryer as well. Add your favorite spices, like sage, garlic, thyme, red pepper flakes and paprika. Then mold into patties. Cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes at 370 degrees. There is no need to flip the patty since the hot air circulation cooks the sausage patty from every angle.