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Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes is a hot and hearty all-in-one dinner recipe that comes together in no time. Baby potatoes, peppers, onions, and sweet Italian chicken sausage are a mouthwatering combination in this quick and delicious recipe!

rounds of sausage, cut up baby potatoes, peppers, and sliced onions arranged in an air fryer basket


 

If you love making one-pot meals, then this flavor-blasted recipe for air fryer sausage and potatoes is for you! It’s a crispy, hearty, satisfying dinner that cooks up quickly in the air fryer. Perfect for a busy weeknight, this is a family-pleasing dish that even picky eaters will enjoy. I especially like how quick this is to make as the weather warms up, because the faster the recipe, the less I have to heat up my kitchen.

Why You’ll Love This Sausage and Potatoes Recipe

  • Efficiency: This meal can be ready in 30 minutes, making it a perfect quick dish for busy days.
  • Balanced Meal: Combining protein-rich sausage, starchy potatoes, and nutritious peppers and onions, this recipe offers a balanced meal in one dish.
  • Flavorful: Seasoned with a mix of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and seasoned salt, every bite is flavorful, complemented by the natural tastes of the ingredients.
  • Versatile: It’s easy to swap out ingredients or spices to cater to different needs or taste preferences, making it a flexible recipe for families or gatherings.
overhead shot of air fried rounds of sausage, cut up baby potatoes, peppers, and sliced onions arranged in an air fryer basket

What Kind Of Sausage To Use

You’ll need fully cooked sweet Italian chicken or turkey sausage cut into 1-inch pieces. If you prefer, substitute another fully-cooked sausage in this recipe, like pork or beef. Keep in mind that the recipe is flexible and you can substitute veggies and sausage to your taste.

What Kind Of Potatoes To Use

I used baby potatoes cut into about six wedges, but you could use whatever potatoes you like. Just scrub, pat dry, and cut them into small pieces.

rounds of sausage, cut up baby potatoes, peppers, and sliced onions arranged in an air fryer basket

Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

Katerina | Diethood
Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes are prepared with golden baby potatoes, crisp peppers, onions, and sweet Italian chicken sausage air-fried to absolute deliciousness!
5 from 11 votes
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400˚F.
  • Place cut potatoes, onions, and peppers in a large ziploc bag. Pour in the oil and season with seasoned salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, and garlic powder. Close the bag; gently massage the bag until all vegetables are coated.
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray.
  • Transfer the potatoes, onions, and peppers to the basket. Cook for 15 minutes, shaking the basket about halfway through cooking.
  • After 15 minutes, add in the sausage and continue to cook for 5 more minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  • Transfer to a serving platter, garnish with parsley, and serve.

Notes

  • Cutting Potatoes: For even cooking, make sure the potatoes are cut similarly in size.
  • Choosing Sausages: Explore various sausage options to find your perfect flavor match.
  • Marinating The Veggies: Let the seasoned potatoes and veggies marinate briefly to intensify the flavors.
  • Spice It Up: Don’t hesitate to modify the spice blend to suit your taste or try new mixes.
  • Shake It Well: Give the basket a good shake a couple of times to achieve uniform crispiness.
  • Preheat To Start: Preheating the air fryer, while optional, can give your dish that extra crisp edge.
  • Fresh Toppings: Experiment with garnishes like cilantro or basil to bring a refreshing twist.
  • Storing the Leftovers: Keep leftovers refrigerated in a sealed container.
  • Warming Up: Use the air fryer or oven for reheating to retain the dish’s delightful crispiness.

Nutrition

Calories: 340 kcal | Carbohydrates: 29 g | Protein: 16 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 1461 mg | Potassium: 588 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 1239 IU | Vitamin C: 64 mg | Calcium: 27 mg | Iron: 2 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer best recipes, air fryer chicken breasts, easy dinner ideas, italian sausage, recipes with chicken sausages
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How to Make Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

Making this dish is a breeze – all you have to do is prep your sausage and veggies and then give everything a quick cook in the air fryer! The simple but zesty seasoning blend adds loads of flavor.

  1. Prep the Air Fryer and Vegetables. To begin, make sure to preheat the air fryer to 400˚F. Next, combine the cut potatoes, onions, and peppers in a large zip-top bag. Pour in the oil, and season the mixture with seasoned salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Close the bag and shake/massage to coat.
  2. Air Fry the Veggies. Spray the basket of the air fryer with your preferred (non-aerosol) cooking spray. Dump the veggies into the basket, and air-fry for 15 minutes, shaking the basket about halfway through cooking.
  3. Add the Sausage and Finish Cooking. When the 15 minutes are up, add the sausage to the air fryer basket, and cook for 5 more minutes. 
  4. Enjoy! Transfer the sausage and potatoes to a serving dish, garnish with parsley, and serve hot.

Recipe Tips

If you prefer using the air fryer like I do, then you will definitely love this easy dinner! Air fryer sausage and potatoes is a flavorful meal that’s so simple and comforting, and these helpful tips will make sure it turns out a success every time!

  • Preheat Your Air Fryer: To get the crispiest results, I recommend letting your air fryer preheat before you cook. If it doesn’t have a preheat setting, just let it come to temperature for a few minutes before you start cooking.
  • Potato Sizes: Ensure potatoes are cut into even-sized wedges to promote uniform cooking.
  • Sausage Selection: Experiment with different types of sausages to adjust the flavor according to your preference.
  • Flavor: Allow the seasoned potatoes and vegetables to sit for a few minutes before cooking to absorb the flavors more effectively.
  • Experiment with Spices: Feel free to tweak the spice mix to cater to your individual tastes or try out new flavor combinations.
  • Shake the Basket: Remember to shake the basket from time to time during the cooking process, for even cooking and the best results.
rounds of sausage, cut up baby potatoes, peppers, and sliced onions arranged in an air fryer basket

Delicious Serving Suggestions

If you need side dish ideas, look at these lemon butter green beans or these Roasted Green Beans with Squash and Tomatoes. A cool, fresh, Classic Southern Coleslaw is another excellent option. I also suggest adding a drizzle of this sweet Honey Mustard Sauce over the sausages and potatoes.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • Leftover air fryer sausage and potatoes can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
  • To freeze, cool down the sausage and veggies, and then place them in freezer bags or freezer containers. They will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.

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20 comments on “Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes”

    1. Yes, you can, but since they are raw, you’ll want to pierce the sausages a few times and cook them with the potatoes.

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