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Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

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Air fryer sausage and potatoes is a quick and easy home cooked meal ready in about 20 minutes. Made with smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions with a flavorful seasoning blend.

My favorite kind of recipes are the ones where you can make the meat and sides in the air fryer at one time. I think of these as the air fried version of one-pan meals.

Sheet pan meals are the best when you don’t feel like cooking. They typically don’t require a lot of prep work and cleanup is a breeze. My air fryer chicken fajitas are another example of one-pan meal. 

air fried smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions on a white plate

And these sausage, peppers, and onions are also great for leftovers and meal prep. So feel free to make a double batch for future meals and lunches.

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Smoked sausage cooks quickly in the air fryer because it’s typically pre-cooked. So you’re basically just heating it up and that doesn’t take long in the air fryer.

ingredients needed to make smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions

Ingredients Needed 

Smoked sausage – you’ll want to use the precooked kind like Kielbasa, turkey Kielbasa, chicken sausage, or beef sausage.

Peppers – red and green bell peppers. We like to add jalapenos but you can leave them out if you don’t like spicy food.

Onion

Potatoes – use golden potatoes or russet baking potatoes 

Spices: Creole seasoning, oregano, salt, pepper

Olive oil

How to Make Air Fryer Smoked Sausage

Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. 

ingredients combined in a white bowl

Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until everything is evenly covered with the oil and seasonings. Then transfer to the air fryer basket. 

before and after cooking of smoked sausage, peppers, and onions in the air fryer basket

Cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender. Be sure to shake the basket every 3 minutes. 

Tips for Making Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

  • Try to dice the potatoes so they are similar in size. This helps them to cook more evenly. 
  • Place a parchment paper liner in the basket after pre-heating and before adding food for easier cleanup. Alternatively you can use a foil liner if it’s approved for your air fryer model.
  • For even cooking, don’t overfill the basket. If you have a smaller air fryer you may need to cook in batches.
  • Cook for a couple of extra minutes if you like crispier sausage and potatoes.
  • Swap the peppers and onions for your other favorite vegetables.
  • If you are using kielbasa sausage, you may want to dial back the seasonings some since it already has a distinctive flavor.
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Common FAQs

Is Kielbasa and Polish Sausage the Same?

Yes, it’s the same. While sausage is an umbrella term for all of the different blends out there, kielbasa literally means sausage in Polish. This type of sausage is typically pre-seasoned as well. 

Can You Cook the Sausage Whole? 

You can, but it takes longer to cook. I don’t recommend cooking the sausage whole unless you’re making it without the peppers and onions. Plus you miss out on the crispy edges you get on the smaller-sized slices.

Can You Cook Frozen Smoked Sausage in the Air Fryer? 

Yes, but I don’t recommend waiting to add the peppers and onions if you do this. You can air fry the frozen sausage at 350 degrees F until it thaws, then slice, add the potatoes, peppers, onions and seasonings and finish cooking. 

How to Store 

Keep the leftover sausage, peppers, and onions in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. 

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Air Fryer Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

Air fryer sausage and potatoes is a quick and easy home cooked meal ready in about 20 minutes. Made with smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions and a flavorful seasoning blend.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces pre-cooked smoked sausage
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 2 jalapeños seeds removed and sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 medium-sized golden or Russet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat your air fryer to 380°F for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir to combine, making sure the ingredients are evenly coated with seasonings and oil. Transfer to air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 380°F for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender, shaking the basket every three minutes. The potatoes are done when you can stick a fork in them and the center feels soft.
  • Remove contents from basket and serve.

NOTES

  • For even cooking, cut ingredients in similar sizes.
  • For best results, don’t overfill the basket. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Cook for a few extra minutes if you prefer crispier sausage and potatoes.
  • Use a parchment liner for easy cleanup.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Because every air fryer is different, we recommend checking your food at the halfway point and adjusting the cooking time if necessary.

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NUTRITION

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 984IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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