Frozen breakfast sausage cooks up quickly and easily in the air fryer. Air fryer sausage patties are a perfect part of a hearty, delicious breakfast in a flash.
FROZEN SAUSAGE PATTIES IN AIR FRYER
Breakfast should a breeze, and the air fryer is great for making a nutritious breakfast before school. Making sausage patties in the air fryer will save you so much time while cooking breakfast for one or a crowd.
Imagine just throwing your frozen sausage patties in the air fryer and walking away, only to come back to perfectly browned breakfast sausage. That's it! No thawing, no remembering the night before to meal prep.
You won't even have to clean up grease splatters on your stovetop once you know how to cook breakfast sausage this way! Leave the dishes for another day with this easy air fryer recipe.
INGREDIENTS IN AIR FRYER SAUSAGE PATTIES
Frozen Sausage Patties: You don't need a single extra ingredient for this. Choose your favorite brand of sausage, open your air fryer, and you already have everything you need!
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO COOK FROZEN SAUSAGE PATTIES IN AIR FRYER
- First, decide which brand of frozen sausages you want to cook in the air fryer. Portion out the quantity you'd like to air fry. If you're cooking for a crowd, the typical serving is 2 breakfast sausage patties per person.
- Put the sausage patties into the air fryer basket or tray. Spritz with some oil if you'd like. Air fry until the sausages begin to thaw and brown.
- Open the air fryer to flip the patties halfway through cooking. Be sure to check on the patties every few minutes. You may need to extend or reduce the cook time.
- Portion out your air fryer sausage patties onto serving plates and enjoy!
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions to make air fryer breakfast sausage, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BREAKFAST SAUSAGE
It's breakfast time! Sausage patties are great with any type of breakfast, including savory items like eggs and potatoes, and sweet things like pancakes or pastries.
Build your own air fryer breakfast sandwich with air fryer biscuits. Pro-tip: Add a slice of cheese and a little hot sauce. Pop it back in the air fryer for a minute or two so it gets perfectly melty.
We love making breakfast for dinner, or "brinner" during the week for a fun treat. Kids love this! If you want to go the dinner route you could make sausage and broccoli rabe flatbread!
Try these other air fryer breakfast recipes!
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes cook up crispy and ready to add to a filling, hearty breakfast plate.
For a sweet breakfast or brunch treat, make Air Fryer Monkey Bread with lots of butter and cinnamon sugar.
If you like to have breakfast made ahead of time, Air Fryer Tater Tot and Egg Cups are perfect for grab and go mornings.
Air Fryer Potato Pancakes are one of my favorite weekend breakfast sides. Your family will love these.
HOW LONG TO COOK SAUSAGE PATTIES IN AIR FRYER
The recipe below gives a specific time and temperature that I use with my air fryers to make frozen sausage patties. I've tested it many times to get to that number!
Like any air fryer recipe, this time may need to be adjusted for your specific air fryer and brand of sausage.
The first time you make these patties, stay near your machine so that you can check on them after 3 or 4 minutes and flip them over.
Start by using the minimum recommended cook time in the recipe, and add 2 minutes at a time until they are cooked to your liking.
Use a meat thermometer to make sure that the internal temperature of the sausage is at 160 degrees F to ensure that it is cooked all the way.
If you are making fresh raw breakfast sausage, please ensure that they are cooked at least to 145 degrees F for food safety. Any frozen pre-cooked meat should be reheated to 160 degrees F.
CAN I AIR FRY FROZEN SAUSAGES?
The best part about this air fryer breakfast recipe is there's no need to prep anything!
Take your breakfast sausage straight from freezer to air fryer basket. This recipe cook time is meant for frozen sausage patties.
For the best air fried breakfast sausage, be sure to preheat the air fryer for a few minutes before adding the sausage patties. This gets that perfectly crispy browned breakfast sausage every time
WHAT'S THE BEST KIND OF AIR FRYER BREAKFAST SAUSAGE?
There is truly no wrong answer to this! I keep breakfast sausages in the freezer for a quick meal packed with protein, but the type of meat is up to you.
For this recipe, I tested it with frozen pork sausage patties because they're super flavorful and my family's favorite. You can also use chicken breakfast sausage, turkey sausage patties, or even vegetarian breakfast sausage patties like Morningstar.
If you have only have fresh or thawed patties, you can easily make Johnsonville sausage in the air fryer too! They will likely cook faster than frozen, so check them every few minutes and flip when the bottom is evenly browned.
SHOULD I ADD OIL TO SAUSAGE IN THE AIR FRYER?
This is an important and common question when it comes to air frying. Do I need to add oil?
For frozen sausage patties, I'd have to say that it depends on a few things.
Pork sausages generally have a lot of fat in them, and extra oil won't be needed.
Turkey or chicken sausage might need a little bit of oil to help it brown up because it won't have much of it's own fat.
Making vegetarian or vegan sausage patties may require some oil on the patties to get that nice browning.
MORE FROZEN FOOD AIR FRYER RECIPES
It seems like air fryers are made for making frozen food more delicious! Try these other frozen foods in your air fryer.
Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls turn out so crispy and delicious when you air fry them.
Add some Frozen Hash Browns into the air fryer for a crispy breakfast treat that will remind you of that drive through restaurant.
Air Fryer Corndogs are another frozen food that cooks up amazingly well in the air fryer. You must try these!
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Air Fryer Sausage Patties
- Air fryer
- 6 Sausage Patties
- Decide which brand of frozen sausages you want to make in the air fryer. Portion out the quantity you’d like to air fry.
- Put the sausage patties into the air fryer basket or tray. Spritz with some oil. Air Fry at 350F/177C for 8-10 minutes.
- Open the air fryer to flip the patties mid way through cooking. Watch/check on the patties, you may need to extend the cook time.
- Portion out your air fryer sausage patties onto serving plates and enjoy!
- Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.
- If you are gluten-free be sure to read all ingredients, some sausage patties may not be gluten-free.
- Several factors affect how the patties will cook. (brand, size, type of meat, etc)
- You can do this with fresh sausage patties.
- Since cooking times will VARY depending on the brand/size of the patty make sure the internal temperature comes to 160F.
Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.