Make smoked sausage in the Air Fryer for a juicy and flavorful appetizer!

The air fryer seals a thick coating of BBQ sauce to the outside of each juicy piece of sausage for the perfect bite.

It is perfect when a quick and hearty appetizer or easy dinner is needed.

Air Fryer Smoked Sausage with a pick in it.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Quick to make, you need just 10 minutes from start to finish (including prep)!
  • Only 2 ingredients are needed, plus dippers if you’d like.
  • Great appetizer! Serve smoked sausages with wooden picks with some extra BBQ sauce, honey mustard, or Ranch dressing.
  • These taste great with a side of potatoes or topped with fried onions and peppers.
  • For game day, set them out with some mini corn muffins like these air fryer cornbread muffins, or some spicy air fryer jalapeno poppers.
ingredients to make Air Fryer Smokes Sausage

Ingredients & Variations

Sausage – There are so many different kinds of smoked sausages like Polish, garlic, and summer sausage. Beef, pork, turkey, or chicken sausages can also be used in this recipe.

Sauce – Choose your favorite sauce or try a medley of options and make smoked sausages with different sauces every time.

How to Cook Smoked Sausage in Air Fryer

  1. Cut sausage into slices.
  2. Toss with BBQ sauce (per the recipe below).
  3. Air fry until fully cooked, shaking the basket about halfway through.

Serve with an assortment of dipping sauces for the perfect flavor in every bite!

A platter of Air Fryer Smoked Sausage with dips

Tips & Tricks

  • For best results, always preheat the air fryer to the correct temperature. The initial burst of heat surrounding the food makes the outside nice and crispy!
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. If cooking large batches, cook a few at a time. Once they are all cooked add them back to the air fryer and reheat for a few minutes.
  • Cut evenly to ensure they are all cooked at the same time.
  • Appliances can vary, check the sausage a couple of minutes early so they don’t burn.
  • If cooking from frozen, add a little extra cooking time.

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Air Fryer Smoked Sausage on a platter with dips
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Air Fryer Smoked Sausage

Smoked sauage in the Air Fryer is a quick and easy way to make juicy sausage.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4



  • 12 ounces smoked sausage
  • 2 tablespoons bbq sauce optional


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Cut sausage into ½" slices and toss with bbq sauce if using and place in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
  • Serve with bbq sauce or dijon mustard.


  • Any smoked sausage will work in this recipe.
  • For best results, preheat the air fryer.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer.
  • Appliances can vary, check the sausage a couple of minutes early so they don’t burn.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American

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