I love my turkey sausage, but I love it even more when it’s fast and easy! And for several years, I bought Costco’s pre-cooked turkey sausages. All I had to do was heat them in the microwave, boil some eggs and I had a quick meal! That was until they stopped carrying them… Ugh. So I had to come up with a solution in order to have my beloved turkey sausages in a quick and easy way. Enter my air fryer….. I cooked up a bunch of turkey sausages, then put them in the freezer for quick and easy breakfasts. Making turkey sausage in the air fryer is definitely a great way to do it!
Turkey sausages are ideal for breakfast any time of the year! They are healthier than traditional pork breakfast sausage and even healthier when they are cooked in the air fryer! The great thing about the air fryer is that you can cook a lot at once (I cooked 24 in my Ninja Foodi Dual drawer) and there is very little mess. It’s so much better than cooking them in a frying pan!
You will need 2 ingredients:
- turkey breakfast sausage
- spray cooking oil
How to Cook Turkey Sausage in the Air Fryer
Simply follow these easy steps:
Spray the bottom of your clean air fryer basket or drawer with a little oil (propellant free) *I use about 2 pumps
Add thawed uncooked sausages on top of the grill in a single layer (do not stack, although it’s okay if they touch)
Spray 3-4 pumps of oil, making sure to cover all the sausages *This is critical if you want them to brown
*Spray the same amount in 2nd drawer if you’re using a dual air fryer
Set to air fry at 350 degrees f (176 degrees c)
*If you are using both drawers, set to match cook
Set the air fryer for about 12 minutes (check and turn or shake at 5-6 minutes). They may need a couple minutes longer.
*This time could vary, depending on the type of air fryer you have and if you are using thicker sausages, they will take a little longer.
*They are ready when internal temperature reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) on a meat thermometer.
Remove sausages onto a plate lined with paper towel.
Pat with more paper towel to remove excess oil. * I do this because I want less oil and I’m freezing them, but it’s not necessary. It will also make them look ‘less plump’ and shrivel a bitPrint
Air Fryer Turkey Sausage
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 14 minutes
- Total Time: 16 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
- Category: breakast
- Cuisine: American, Canadian
- 24 turkey sausages
- spray oil * I use canola (no propellants)
- Spray the bottom of your air fryer basket or drawer with a little oil (propellant free)
Add uncooked sausages on top of the grill in a single layer (do not stack, although it’s okay if they touch)
Spray 3-4 pumps of oil, making sure to cover all the sausages *Spray the same amount in 2nd drawer if you’re using a dual air fryer *Spraying them with oil is critical if you want them to brown
Air fry on 350 degrees f (176 degrees c)
Set the air fryer for about 12 – 14 minutes (check on them and turn or shake at 5-6 minutes). * 14 minutes was perfect for me
They will be done when they are lightly browned and the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C)
- Remove sausages to a plate lined with paper towel.
- Pat dry to remove excess oil with another paper towel. * I do this because I want less oil and I’m freezing them, but it’s not necessary. It will also make them look ‘less plump’ and shrivel a bit
Serve and enjoy! * You can also cool and freeze (see Storage)
NOTE: To Cook Sausages from frozen
- Place grill base in basket or drawer. Spray bottom of air fryer with oil.
- Add frozen sausages.
- Spray top of sausages with oil (2-3 sprays of non-propellant oil)
- Cook for 10 minutes on 350 degrees F, then shake or turn (if you have drawer type air fryer, you can drain the water that’s accumulated under the grill)
- Cook for 10 additional minutes (20 minutes in total).