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Sausage, Onions & Peppers cooked in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Italian Sausage, Peppers & Onions

A classic meal that can be quickly and easily made in the air fryer all year around is this Air Fryer Italian Sausage, Peppers & Onions.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Italian Sausage, Peppers & Onions
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 1288kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 3 Italian sausages
  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion sliced thickly
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper


  • Spray vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange sausage, peppers and onions in three rows in the air fryer basket. Air fry at 350°F for 5 minutes.
  • If sausages aren't browning evenly turn and rotate them. Shake vegetables loose. If vegetables have reached desired doneness remove from air fryer.
  • Cook for another 3 - 5 minutes until sausages reach an internal temperature of 160°F and until vegetables reach desired doneness.


  • Mix and match peppers
  • Our family likes the look of colorful peppers
  • Slice to peppers to desired thickness to put on sandwich, if sliced thinly add to air fryer tray halfway into the cooking time
  • Onions should be sliced thicker so that they don't burn
  • The thickness of slices affect cooking time
  • Can add a few mushrooms to the tray or other vegetables of your choice
  • I have not tested cooking frozen sausage in the air fryer and do not think it would work well, so ensure that sausages have been defrosted
  • Cooked meat and veggies freeze well in an airtight bag or container
  • Sausage and vegetables reheat well in the air fryer toaster oven or microwave
  • We enjoy Braut or Sausage rolls better than a Hoagie roll or hot dog bun for this recipe


Calories: 1288kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 110g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 2474mg | Potassium: 1298mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3726IU | Vitamin C: 167mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 5mg