Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers is a quick and easy dinner made with Italian sausages, bell peppers and onions that cooks in just 20 minutes!
Did you grow up eating Italian sausage and pepper sandwiches? If so, you’re going to love making sausage and peppers in your air fryer!
It’s perfect when you need a quick and easy dinner or weekend lunch. But best of all, you don’t have a messy stove to clean up!
How to Make Sausage and Peppers in the Air Fryer
I used both my Instant Pot Omni Plus and the Vortex Plus air fryer oven for this recipe. You could probably make the sausages in a basket style air fryer, but I have not personally tested it.
First, toss the sliced bells pepper strips and onions with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. This adds flavor and keeps them from getting too dry.
Since the Omni Plus has a metal basket, I sprayed it with non stick spray. Don’t do this if you’re using an air fryer with a non-stick coating.
Next, add your sliced bell peppers and onions to the basket. Then, place the sausages on top.
How Long to Cook Italian Sausage in the Air Fryer
These sausages are raw, not precooked. So they take 20 minutes in the air fryer at 400 degrees.
If you’re using precooked sausage, it takes about 8 to 10 minutes to cook. Of course, times may vary between different makes/models.
Make Italian Sausage Sandwiches
To make awesome Italian sausage hoagies in the air fryer, place a sausage in a crusty roll. Top with some of the onions and peppers, and place a slice or two of provolone cheese on top.
Place the rolls in the air fryer tray, and broil until the cheese melts. Total yum!
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Air Fryer Sausage Peppers and Onions Recipe
Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers
- 3 bell peppers red and yellow, washed, seeded and sliced into strips
- 1 yellow onion sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- pinch sea salt and pepper
- 6 Italian sausages
- Toss the sliced peppers and onion strips with the olive oil and sea salt
- Place peppers and onions in air fryer basket
- Place sausages over peppers and onions
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees, and place tray inside when temperature reaches 400
- Cook for 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160, turning about halfway through or as needed to brown sausages on both sides.
Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers
No air fryer? No problem! Just make a sheet pan dinner, instead.
Follow the above instructions, but place sausage, peppers and onions on a foil or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 425 for about 30 minutes or until sausages are 160 degrees, according to a meat thermometer.
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