Your kitchen will be filled with a great aroma from this juicy and flavorful air fryer sausages and peppers in no minutes.
If you love my sheet pan sausage and peppers then you will love my air fryer version. It is easy and quick and makes a perfect weeknight dinner, especially on a busy night.
Why you will love this air fryer sausage and peppers recipe
- It is economical and budget-friendly. The sausages and peppers are super affordable ingredients that you can find in any grocery store.
- It is so quick and easy to make and only takes just 20 minutes from start to finish to make this delicious meal your family would enjoy.
- It is a one-pan dish made with minimal prep work
- Not only will you be guaranteed a delicious dinner but also a healthy one too. The air fryer uses less oil than traditional frying and the food cooked in it is lower in fat, yet tastes just as good.
- Finally, a bonus for clean up! There's a minimal mess to clean up after dinner since everything can be done in one pan. let's get cooking!
To make this one-pan air fryer recipe, you will need the following handful of ingredients
Sausages: any type of sausage would work here, chicken sausage, beef, brat, or Italian sausage. You can even opt for smoked sausage such as andouille or kielbasa (Polish sausage) if you prefer.
Bell peppers: I used red bell pepper, however, any color would work here.
Onion: I used red onion, brown onion would work well too, it is sweet and delicious
Garlic: I always like to add a bit of garlic for flavor and I believe it complements the peppers and onions
Italian seasoning: This is just like the yin to the yang of the whole dish, with great flavor without doing too much.
Olive oil: You only need a little bit as it helps the vegetables cook beautifully, so do not skip it.
Salt and pepper: You do not need too much for this recipe, just add what you think would be enough to season the peppers and onions according to your preference. The sausages don't need additional salt as they already contain it.
How to make air fryer sausage and peppers
Start by prepping the vegetables, peel and slice the onion, and cut up the bell peppers into similar size strips. Transfer into a bowl or large ziplock bag then set aside. Cut the sausage links if it is not separated already.
Preheat the air fryer to 360F/180C for 5 minutes.
Arrange the sausages in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes shaking the basket halfway through.
In the meantime, season the peppers and onion with salt and black pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder, drizzle the olive oil on top of it and mix all to combine.
Remove the basket from the air fryer after 5 minutes, add the seasoned peppers and onions, and spread it out in an even layer.
Cook for another 8-10 minutes shaking the basket halfway through or until the vegetables are tender and the sausages are cooked through.
The internal temperature of the sausage must be cooked to 160F/73C for safe consumption.
Serve your air fryer sausage and peppers as desired. Enjoy!
How to store
I love how versatile this dish is and how it is also great for meal prep. If you have any leftovers, transfer the sausage and peppers into an airtight container. It will last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer. If you did freeze this dish, the peppers will not be as crunchy but it will still be full of flavor.
To reheat it, simply microwave it or reheat it in the air fryer at 350F/180C for a few minutes until warm through.
How long do you cook sausages in the air fryer
How long to cook sausages in the air fryer will depend on the size, thickness, and temperature of the air fryer. It can take anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes and is cooked at 360F/180C.
Can I make this ahead of time
Yes, you can definitely make the dish ahead of time. Just prep the vegetables and sausages earlier in the day or even a day before, season and transfer in a ziploc bag and cook on the day of serving.
Watch how to make it
More air fryer recipes you should try next
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- Air fryer kielbasa
- Air fryer turkey cutlets
- Air fryer cilantro lime chicken
- Air fryer frozen tilapia
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Air Fryer Sausage And Peppers
- 8 Sausages about 1lb
- 3 large bell peppers
- 2 medium onions
- 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- ½ Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by prepping the vegetables, peel and slice the onion, and cut up the bell peppers into similar size strips. Transfer into a bowl or large ziplock bag then set aside. Cut the sausage links if it is not separated already.
- Preheat the air fryer to 360F/180C for 5 minutes.
- Arrange the sausages in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes shaking the basket halfway through.
- In the meantime, season the peppers and onion with salt and black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and balsamic vinegar, drizzle the olive oil on top of it and mix all to combine.
- Remove the basket from the air fryer after 5 minutes, add the seasoned peppers and onions and spread it out in an even layer. Cook for another 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through or until the vegetables are tender and the sausages are cooked through.
- The internal temperature of the sausage must be cooked to 160F/73C for safe consumption. Serve your air fryer sausage and peppers as desired. Enjoy!
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And there you have it, a simple and delicious one pan air fryer dinner recipe you can make at home in 20 minutes. As always, if you made this recipe, I would love to hear from you! Kindly rate the recipe 5 star and leave me feedback in the comment section below. Tag me @thedinnerbite on Instagram and save it away to your Pinterest. Please subscribe to the blog if you haven’t for free new recipes in your inbox