How To Cook Frozen Italian Sausage In Air Fryer

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How To Cook Frozen Italian Sausage in Air Fryer For A Quick Breakfast

Do you wonder how to cook frozen Italian sausage in air fryer? If so, this post is about to answer all your questions. Italian sausages are incredibly easy to make, cook quickly, and come out perfect from the air fryer every time it’s cooked. They are delicious when served with onions or peppers and can even be integrated into a myriad of easy breakfast recipes.

Adding sausages to your meal is a fantastic way to add protein to your diet if you want a break from the regular beef, pork chops, or chicken. Cooking these Italian sausages in your air fryer is so easy that once you start cooking them, you won’t want to cook anything else.

The best part about cooking Italian sausages in your air fryer is that the cook on them is consistent regardless of the type of air fryer you own. The cooking time and temperatures may vary but the end product will always remain the same.

If you’re like me, you become obsessed with your air fryer since buying it. I have been cooking up a storm and am super impressed with the quality of the product it gives. Dishes like Italian sausage that I would generally cook in the oven cook in half the time with a far better texture and taste.

What Makes This Recipe Work?

This recipe works because it is simple! It is by far the quickest way to prepare Italian sausage. What’s even better, is that there is only one important ingredient. That is your Italian sausage. You will be required, of course, to add your preferred spices, seasoning, and aromatics if using your Italian sausage to create a larger dish.

The directions are about to receive allows you to create a basic recipe for your Italian sausage to get them fried to perfection. Once fried, these sausages and can be used to create delicious breakfast dishes, paired with vegetables, or even in a creamy bowl of pasta. That is not to say that these Italian sausages cannot be enjoyed on their own. As on their own, they create a delectable appetizer or snack. The best part of this recipe is that it can be ready in under 20 minutes.

How To Cook Frozen Italian Sausage In Air Fryer?

Before attempting to cook your sausages, you will need to determine what type of sausages you have bought. Some Italian sausages are sold pre-seasoned, while others require you to seasoned them yourself. Regardless of the type, you have to be sure to remove your sausages from the refrigerator at least 10 minutes before cooking so they thaw and come to room temperature. If your sausages were not pre-seasoned this would be the time to add your favorite seasoning.

Set your air fryer to preheat to 360°F while your sausages thaw. Once you are ready to cook, transfer your sausages to your fryer basket or tray in a single layer then set to air fry for 5 to 6 minutes. When cooked, the internal temperature of your sausages should be 160°F.

Important Note: it is vital to note that Italian sausages have a high-fat content which means that they may create smoke in your air fryer while cooking. They will also drift a lot of fat so be sure to set your drip tray beneath your sausages when cooking (if your model allows room to do so).

How To Cook Frozen Italian Sausage To Make Delicious Breakfast Recipes

Spanish Frittata with Potato & Frozen Italian Sausage In Air Fryer

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 10mins

Cook Time: 15mins


  • free-range eggs (3, Jumbo)
  • Italian Sausage (½, frozen, sliced)
  • potato (1 large, par-boiled, and cubed)
  • frozen corn (½ cup, frozen)
  • olive oil (3 tbsp.)
  • chopped herbs of your choice
  • salt/pepper


Pour olive oil in the Air Fryer pan; add the corn, Italian Sausage, and potato. Set Air Fryer on a temperature of 180 degrees C and cook sausage and potato until lightly browned. In a small bowl, break eggs and whisk with a fork.  Season the eggs with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper.  Pour the whisked eggs over the potato and sausage that are in the pan. Top with herbs of your choice. Cook for a further 5 minutes; if not fully cooked, cook for a little longer. Turn out on a serving plate and serve.  Can be served with chunky tomato relish and fresh rocket.

Air Fryer Breakfast Pockets

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 20mins

Cook Time: 10mins


  • Puff pastry sheets (1 box)
  • Eggs (4, scrambled)
  • Italian Sausage (1/2 cup, cooked, crumbled)
  • Bacon (1/2 cup, cooked)
  • Cheddar cheese (1/2 cup)


Combine your eggs, cheese, bacon, and sausage meat together in a large bowl. Lay your pastry sheets on a cutting board and cut them into uniform rectangles with a sharp knife. Spoon your egg filling evenly onto half of your pastry rectangles. Top each with the remaining half of pastry rectangles, and clamp the edges with a fork to seal. Lightly grease with cooking spray and add into your fryer basket. Set to air fry at 370 degrees F until crisp, and lightly golden (about 8 minutes). Enjoy!

Breakfast Frittata

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 10mins

Cook Time: 10mins


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 Italian sausage
  • Cherry tomatoes (8, halved)
  • Olive oil (2 tbsp.)
  • Parsley (2 tbsp., chopped)
  • Parmesan cheese (1/8 cup)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


Set your air fryer to preheat to 360 degrees. Add sausage and tomatoes to a small baking pan, then set to air fry for about 5 minutes. Add all your remaining ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Top your sausage evenly with the egg mixture and return to air fry until set (about 5 minutes). Enjoy!

Final Thoughts

Italian Sausage, though a humble ingredient, is easy to cook with and packs a ton of flavor. Be sure to try out the three delicious recipes featured today then mix and match to create even more tasty ways to begin the day.

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