How to Cook Sausage in a Vortex Air Fryer

Cooking sausages in the air fryer is super easy and quick. The best part is the sausages turn brown and crispy on the outside, and juicy in the middle. It’s like the perfect Vortex air fryer bacon, once you try it this way, you will never go back to your traditional ways of cooking it!

Can you cook fresh sausages in a Vortex air fryer?

You can do any kind of sausage in the Vortex Air fryer. Place them in a single layer on a rack and cook them for 10-20 minutes at 400 on AIR FRY until well-browned outside and no longer pink inside. Cook time will depend on the size of the sausage. You can cook two trays at once, just make sure to rotate the trays to keep them cooking evenly.

Can you cook frozen sausages in an air fryer?

Yes, sausages that are purchased already frozen from the supermarket are safe to cook from frozen. They may need a couple more minutes than fresh sausages. Smaller sausages take between 4-7 minutes. Larger sausages will take between 5 – 15 minutes. Simply watch for doneness.

Do I need to put parchment or tin foil in a Vortex to cook sausage?

No, you don’t need either. Simply place the sausage on the rack and it will cook evenly.

Can you cook veggie sausage in my Vortex air fryer?

Yes, you can cook just about any type of sausage. Place the veggie sausages in the air fryer at 400 on AIR FRY and cook about 10 minutes.

Can you cook brats in an air fryer?

Absolutely! They actually cook very well in a Vortex Air Fryer because the fat drains off. Cook for 10-12 minutes on AIR FRY at 370′. Use a thermometer to ensure they are done – internal temp should be 160′.

How long do you cook beyond sausage in a Vortex air fryer?

Set to AIR FRY at 400 degrees. Place the sausages on a rack and cook for about 5 minutes. Once firm they are done. 

Is it better to chop up sausage before cooking it in an air fryer?

It really depends on how you plan to use it. Either way is fine – you can cook entire links or chop it up smaller. Chopped is nice because it actually makes more of the surface crispy!

Instant Vortex Air Fryer Sausage

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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sausage
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 3kcal


  • Vortex Air Fryer


  • 1 link Sausage


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 on AIR FRY
  • Spread the sausage out in a single layer on the tray. Cook for 5-10 minutes until done. Longer if frozen.


Calories: 3kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 2mg | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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