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Easy Air Fryer Sausage Patties Recipe

Air fryer sausage patties are super easy to make, and you’ll be able to avoid the splatters you typically get when you cook them on the stovetop. That’s one of the many things I love about my air fryer.

Breakfast Sausage

4 sausage patties on a plate

Most days, I have either cold cereal, this rice cooker oatmeal, or this filling and nutritious quinoa bowl. However, it’s fun to indulge in a more decadent breakfast of sausage with either toast or these yummy 2-ingredient biscuits.

My favorite eggs are these fluffy scrambled eggs that only take a few minutes to cook. They’re easy, delicious, and perfect to go with sausage.

You can use any type of ground sausage that’s not in a casing. We normally eat the generic brand of spicy sausage. However, we also enjoy the name brands when they go on sale.

Sometimes I make it myself. My favorite homemade version is this turkey sausage that’s super easy.

I love how we can add whatever seasonings we like (or we’re in the mood for). You can also make pork sausage using the same ingredients.

Air Fryer Sausage Patties Ingredients

The only ingredient you need for these sausage patties is … sausage. That’s it. Sure, you can doctor it up, but that’s totally not necessary. 

If you want to skip straight to the recipe, just scroll to the very bottom of this post. I’ve placed a printable recipe card there for your convenience. It has the measurements and detailed instructions that you can either print or save.

How to Make Air Fryer Sausage Patties

If you use a tube of sausage, cut it open and divide it evenly into as many servings as you want. I typically get 8 sausage patties from each tube.

Since I was only cooking breakfast for my husband and myself, I cut the tube in half and made 4 patties. After you’ve divided the sausage, roll each section into a ball and flatten it out with the palm of your hand.

uncooked meat

You can use a hamburger press, but that’s one kitchen gadget that I don’t currently have.

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. Once it’s ready, place the patties in the air fryer basket and set the timer for 10 minutes.

Uncooked sausage patties in an air fryer basket

After the patties cook for 5 minutes, pull out the basket and flip them over to get even browning.

Finish cooking for the final 5 minutes. They should be done but still juicy.

cooked meat in the basket

After they’re done, I like to place them on a paper towel to blot some of the extra grease, but it’s really not necessary.

Since you’re using an air fryer basket, they don’t sit in their own grease while they cook.

Benefits of an Air Fryer

The air fryer has more, benefits than I can name in this post, but I’d like to give you some of the high points I’ve discovered.

I wasn’t one who rushed out to purchase this wonderful appliance, and when I finally got it, I wanted to kick myself for not doing it sooner.

Here are the benefits I’ve seen:

  • You don’t need a lot of cooking oil or extra fat. If you do use oil, simply spray it on with a spritzer, and that should be plenty.
  • It has an internal fan that circulates the hot air, so it cooks more quickly than a traditional oven. In fact, an air fryer is actually a small convection oven.
  • The outside of most foods are crisp while the inside stays moist. 
  • Cleanup is super easy if you have the right kind of basket. I pull out the basket and submerge it in hot soapy water. After a few minutes of soaking, I clean it with a sponge, rinse it out, and dry it off. Now it’s ready to get back to work on even more delicious food.

My Recommendations for Buying an Air Fryer

First of all, I always recommend getting the biggest air fryer you have room for on your kitchen counter. Oh, and get the best you can afford.

I have the 6-quart Instant Vortex from the same company that makes the Instant Pot. I’ll link in the recipe card for your convenience. There are others that are also excellent, so I’ll link a couple of them as well.

sausage biscuits next to a plate of cooked sausage patties

More Delicious Recipes

I’m a big fan of delicious food that is easy to prepare. I also appreciate quick and easy cleanup. That’s why I love one-pan dinners. One of our favorites is this delicious stir fry beef and broccoli.

Another one we enjoy is this beef shop-the-pantry casserole. I start with a pound of ground beef and use whatever I have in my pantry—so easy and extremely budget-friendly.

My husband and I both like this super easy chicken pot pie. Since I have to be gluten-free, I have to make it with different ingredients. To my delight, my husband actually prefers it my way!

If you like the flavorful blend of sweet and savory, try this yummy Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken.

Yield: 8 patties

Easy Air Fryer Sausage Patties Recipe

sausage patties on a plate

An air fryer makes cooking sausage patties super easy, and cleanup is a breeze.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • One 12-ounce package of your favorite ground sausage


  1. Divide the sausage into 8 sections. Or you can do what I did and use half of the sausage, saving the rest for later.
  2. Roll each piece of sausage into a ball and flatten it with the palm of your hand. You can use a hamburger press if you have one.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. As soon as it reaches the correct temperature, place the sausage patties in the basket. Make sure they’re spaced out so the air can circulate.
  4. Set the timer for 10 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, flip them over.
  5. After they’re done, place them on a couple of layers of paper towel.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 263Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 52mgSodium 703mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 10g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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