This easy air fryer sausage and peppers meal delivers big flavor in just 30 minutes for an amazingly tasty family dinner! It's so easy, after just a few minutes of slicing, and then the rest is practically effortless!
Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (182°C) for 5 minutes or until fully preheated.
Prep your peppers and onions by washing and slicing or cutting into bite-sized cubes. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Transfer the cut peppers and onions into your air fryer basket with the sausages.
1 red bell pepper, 1 green bell pepper, 1 orange bell pepper, 1 red onion, ½ tablespoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon each, salt & pepper
Once the air fryer if preheated, arrange the Italian sausage links in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Seal and air fry for 6 minutes at 360°F (182°C), then open and turn the sausage carefully using tongs.
5 Italian sausages
Close your air fryer and finish cooking the sausages, peppers, and onions for an additional 5-6 minutes or until the internal temperature of the sausages reaches 160°F (71°C).
Remove the sausages, peppers, and onions to a plate to serve.
To serve your sausages with a bun or hoagie roll, you can place the sausages into the buns and heat them in your air fryer. Place each sausage into a bun then return to the air fryer for 2-3 minutes until toasted and heated through.
*Nutritional information is calculated with the buns and condiments omitted. Buns will vary greatly, as will condiments.
Italian sausage brands will all cook at roughly the same amount of time as long as they are links, under about 4 ounces in weight.
We enjoy Johnsonville sweet, mild, and hot Italian sausages as well as Premio, Swaggerty, Hillshire Farms, and Isernio's. Great chicken and turkey-based Italian sausages work just as well, and the meat alternative sausage brands Beyond Meat and Tofurkey are tasty alternatives.
Sausages should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) as read by a digital meat thermometer.
Temp the same sausage while cooking so that only sausage ends up having the casing pierced.