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Air Fryer Sausage & Peppers (With Onions)

Air fryer sausage and peppers are full of delicious, colorful bell peppers which are loaded with flavors, and it feels like a rainbow on a plate as it would please anyone who eats it.

The best thing about this dish is, it is not a heavy meal that would make you want to take a nap after you eat it. It is a hearty dish, which is very light on the stomach, and I’m sure you will love it too, because:

  • Air fryer sausage and peppers are a very versatile dish that you can not only enjoy in sandwiches, but also as a topping on rice.
  • This dish is extremely loaded with flavors because bell peppers mixed with spices create a very tasty flavor.
  • This meal is ready to eat in 15 minutes with very basic ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen.

So, try out this recipe to have the smell of Italian deli at your home.

Let’s get started.

Chopping sausages in equal size for air fryer.
Chop sausages in equal sizes


  1. Italian Sausages – You can buy any sausages you want, but make sure that the taste of the sausages must compliment the bell peppers.
  2. Bell Pepper – I use red, green, and orange bell pepper for this recipe, but you can surely use yellow bell pepper too.
  3. Red Onion – Red onions are almost similar in taste to yellow onions. It just adds vibrant color to the dish.
  4. Olive Oil – Oil is added to the vegetables to roast them.
  5. Buns or Rolls – You can buy some bread if you want to serve sausages in sandwiches.


  • Step 1- First, preheat your air fryer to 360° F.
  • Step 2- Rinse and chop all the bell peppers into bite-sized cubes, and chop the red onion too.
  • Step 3- Then sprinkle some olive oil on them with a little bit of salt and pepper. Mix them until they are equally coated with spices.
  • Step 4- Now put the Italian sausages in an air fryer basket and let them cook for 6 minutes at 360° F don’t forget to flip them over after a while.
  • Step 5- Put the bell peppers and onions in the air fryer with the sausages and let them cook for another 6 minutes until the sausage’s internal temperature reaches 160° F.
  • Step 6- Once everything is done, take it out from the air fryer and serve it hot. There is no need to garnish it.

For detailed guidance, check out the following video to learn how to cook air fryer sausage and peppers.

Air fryer sausage and peppers.

Nutritional Information

Cholesterol85 mg
Sodium824 mg
Potassium515 mg
Nutritional information of air fryer sausage and bell peppers.

How Can Air Fryer Sausages & Peppers Be Stored?

If you’re making enough sausages to have the leftovers to eat in the next day’s lunch, then you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container to keep them fresh for up to 2-3 days.

Air fryer sausages and bell peppers can also be frozen if you want, as it lasts 2-3 months in the freezer. Just thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and reheat it in the air fryer or microwave, then you’re good to go!

What Can Be Served With Air Fryer Sausages & Peppers?

Air fried sausage with mustard dip.
Air-fried sausage with mustard dip.

Traditionally, this dish is served with a huge side of french fries, but there is no hard and fast rule, and you can serve it with anything you like such as

  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Onion Rings
  • Green Salad
  • Cheese Stuffed Garlic Rolls

However, you can also make sandwiches out of it, just layer sausages and bell peppers in a sandwich roll with onions, tomato sauce, and any dip you prefer.

Which Color Bell Pepper Is Best To Use For Air Fryer Sausage?

There is no specification, you can use any color of bell pepper you like because they all look good.

I use every color of bell pepper in my recipes because they all add vibrant colors to the dishes which makes the dish even more tempting, to be honest, isn’t it the intention behind everything? To make the food look good! Of course, flavors matter too.

So, you can add any color of bell pepper you want to make these air fryer sausages and bell peppers. It’s all up to you!

Can You Make the Air Fryer Sausages & Peppers Spicier?

To make air fryer sausages and peppers spicier, you would need to change the sausages.

You can either use Italian Hot Sausages or Chorizo Sausages to give your recipe a little heat.

Though, you can also use a mixture of hot and mild sausages to give this recipe an amazing twist, or add some chili flakes and hot sauces right before serving.

How Long It Takes To Cook Italian Sausage In The Air Fryer?

Italian sausage usually takes 12-14 minutes to cook in the air fryer at 390 °F, depending on the model and size of your air fryer, as some air fryer cooks faster than normal air fryers.

For perfectly cooked sausages, you should use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the sausage if it reaches 160° F, it means the sausages are done to eat.

What Type Of Sausages Can be Cooked In The Air Fryer?

You can cook any sausage in the air fryer like breakfast sausages, sausage patties, turkey or chicken sausage, and kielbasa. That makes a lot of sausages.

But it is important to know that the cooking time of each sausage will be different depending upon its thickness and the type of meat.

Is it Important Which Peppers I Use?

You can use any peppers you choose, just like with the sausage. 

Because they are thick and large, bell peppers are the best type. Any hue is OK. Red peppers are sweeter than green peppers. Green vegetables are more bitter and flavorful. Anaheim or pointed peppers can also be used.

Can I Reheat The Sausage And Peppers From The Air Fryer?

Place the leftovers in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

They can be reserved in the refrigerator for up to three days. Simply reheat in the air fryer for about 5 minutes at 400° F.

This dish can also be frozen before or after cooking. It will preserve in the freezer for up to 3 months. This is a terrific freezer meal to keep on hand to put into the air fryer when you need to prepare a quick meal.


Air fryer sausages are ready when its internal temperature reaches 160°F.
Air fryer sausages are ready when their internal temperature reaches 160 °F.

Air Fryer sausage and peppers is an amazing yet simple dinner recipe that gets ready to eat in under 15 minutes as the air fryer cook sausage and peppers perfectly which saves a ton of time for busy people, but there are a few things to remember:

  • You can use any type of sausage to make this recipe, but make sure its flavor compliments the bell peppers.
  • To ensure evenly cooking, all peppers and onions must be equally chopped, preferably in bite-sized cubes.
  • Don’t forget to flip the sausage halfway through the cooking process to cook the other side as well.
  • There are many serving suggestions for air fryer sausage and peppers, so, choose what suits you.
  • You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. In the freezer, it can last for 3 months.

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