This Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers dish is made with sweet and spicy sausages, bell peppers, onions and air fried to crispy goodness.
This air fryer sausage recipe is so delicious because it leaves the sausage to be crispy but juicy on the inside. It is so quick and everything is made in the air fryer, which makes clean up so much easier. It is a great weeknight dinner. I have been so obsessed with my air fryer and have been making so many different recipes with it. Since I live in NYC, I don’t have access to a grill, especially in the winter. Luckily, the air fryer creates a similar taste, creating a perfectly brown crispy sausage. I love this meal because it is nutritious and keto friendly.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Italian sausage
- Bell pepper
- Yellow onion
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
See recipe card for quantities.
Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
Add the sliced onions, bell peppers, and sausage into the air fryer. Spray olive oil and salt and toss to combine.
Air fry for 25 minutes total, tossing every five minutes. The internal temperature of the sausage should read 160°F.
Hint: You could chop the sausages for a crispier sausage.
Sausage: I love using Italian sausage for this, with a combination of some being spicy and some being sweet.
Bell pepper: You can use any color of bell pepper you desire. I used one green and one red pepper, because I love how colorful it makes the dish.
Onion: You can use any type of onion. Traditionally, this dish uses yellow onion, although white or red onion would work too.
Olive oil: I love using my olive oil spray whenever I make anything in the air fryer. It creates a much lighter feeling and it is so delicious.
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes in the sausage before cooking, or add hot sauce at the end.
- Deluxe - serve on rice or pasta.
- Kid friendly - add crushed potato chips for a nice crunch.
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Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Stone bakeware takes longer to heat up than metal pans, and also retain heat for longer, which could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.
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This will be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
The sausage can be frozen for up to three months.
This recipe is foolproof. Feel free to add a little bit more time for a crispier sausage.Print
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove