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Air Fryer Sausage and Onions

This air fryer sausage and onions recipe is one of the easiest 10-minute meals! Perfect for a busy weeknight! Also great to serve as an appetizer, or for breakfast or lunch!

Air fryer Sausage and Onions

This Sausage and Onions recipe calls for a pre-cooked smoked sausage and it can be done in under 10 minutes in an air fryer. You can use raw sausage and pre-cook it in the air fryer before slicing them and will cook more quickly. It’s a crowd-pleaser and a favorite summer meal for picnics or any family gatherings.

4-Ingredients Air Fryer Sausage and Onions

Sausage– Pre-cooked smoked sausage, Smokies, or Kielbasa. You may use raw Italian sausage (pre-cook before slicing) slice them diagonally about an inch thick.

Air fryer Sausage and Onion
Onion– white, yellow, or red onion, sliced
Cooking oil– Canola oil, vegetable oil, or Olive oil
Barbecue sauce– Homemade barbecue sauce or you can use your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce.

For the Quick and Easy 4-ingredient Homemade Barbecue Sauce

2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

How to make Air Fryer Sausage and Onions

Preheat the air fryer to 400℉. Slice the sausage (1 inch thick) and thinly slice the onion so it will be quickly caramelized. Place the sliced sausage and onions in the air fryer basket or baking sheet. Then Drizzle with cooking oil and season with salt and pepper.  Toss and make sure to spread to cook evenly.

How long to cook the sausage in the air fryer? Depending on how thick and sausage size you are using, cooking time may vary. Raw sausage will take about 12 to 18 minutes from 375℉ to 400℉. While the pre-cooked smoked sausage (not sliced) will take to cook about 8 to 12 minutes. Sausage (1 inch sliced) will cook for about 4 to 8 minutes.

Air fryer Sausage and Onions Air fry the slices of sausage (1 inch thick) and onions in a preheated air fryer for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the barbecue sauce. Mix all the 4-ingredient barbecue sauce in a small bowl until well blended.

Air fryer Sausage and Onions with barbecue sauce
Add and toss in the air-fried sausage and onions and continue air-frying for about 4 to 5 minutes. If using raw sausage, air fry until cooked through. Garnish with dried or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

Air fryer Sausage and Onions What to serve with Air Fryer Sausage and Onions

It’s wonderful to serve it with Macaroni Salad, corn, roasted potatoes, or roasted vegetables. Also a great pair with these air fryer vegetables.

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Air fryer Sausage and Onion in barbecue sauce

Air fryer Sausage and Onions (10-Minute Meals)

This air fryer sausage and onions recipe is one of the easiest 10-minute meals! Perfect for a busy weeknight! Also great to serve for breakfast or lunch.
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Course: Main
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Air fryer Sausage and Onion, Air fryer sausage recipe
Author: Maricel
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3

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Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 3 Sausage Precooked smoked sausage or Smokies or Kielbasa, sliced diagonally 1 inch thick.
  • 1 onion white or yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp canola oil or olive oil
  • Barbecue sauce homemade or store-bought

For the Easy 4-Ingredient Homemade Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp mustard yellow or dijon
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400℉. Slice the sausage (1 inch thick) and thinly slice the onion.
  • Place the sliced sausage and onions in the air fryer basket or baking sheet. Drizzle with cooking oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss and spread to cook evenly.
  • Air fry in a preheated air fryer for about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the barbecue sauce. Mix all the 4-ingredient barbecue sauce in a small bowl until well blended.
  • Add and toss in the air-fried sausage and onions and continue air-frying for about 4 to 5 minutes. If using raw sausage, air fry until cooked through. Garnish with dried or fresh chopped parsley, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Air fryer Sausage and Onions (10-Minute Meals)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 763mg33%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 124IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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