How to Cook Sausage Patties in Air Fryer

If you love sausage, then these patties will take you on a journey of a fantastic breakfast. These sausage patties in air fryer are delicious, healthy, and taste so good that you will make this more than once.

These homemade sausage patties are perfect and taste great with savory flavors. They are juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside, just like how they should be!

These patties are quick to prepare and versatile in their uses. Whether you’re craving a classic breakfast pairing with eggs and toast or seeking a protein-packed addition to your favorite sandwich or salad, these sausage patties deliver on taste and ease of cooking.

With just a few pantry staples and minimal prep, you’ll have delicious homemade sausage patties ready to enjoy in no time.


1. 1/2 pound (225g) ground sausage meat- You can use any sausage meat of your liking for this recipe.

2. 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese- This is an ingredient that I added to the patties later on; hence, they are not visible in the images. You can skip this ingredient, but if you want a cheesy sausage patty, feel free to add this ingredient. Cheese also acts as a good binding agent for making sausage patties.

3. 1/4 teaspoon salt- Most of the condiments used in this recipe are up to your preference, and you can increase or decrease the quantity of these condiments depending on how you like your sausage patties.

4. 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

5. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

6. Cooking spray or oil, for greasing

How to cook Sausage Patties in the Air Fryer?

1. Prepare Sausage Mixture: In a mixing bowl, combine the ground sausage meat, salt, chili powder, and some garlic powder. Thoroughly mix the seasonings into the meat until well combined, you can use a spoon or do so with your hands.

2. Form Patties: Divide the seasoned sausage mixture into equal portions. Shape them into patties, and you can make them of any shape or size that you want according to how you plan on serving these sausage patties. Ensure that the patties are evenly shaped for even cooking.

3. Grease Patties: Place these sausage patties in the air fryer, spray some oil on top of them, flip them over, and give another pump of oil on these patties. The oil really helps to keep the patties moist so they don’t dry during the cooking process.

4. Cook Patties in Air Fryer: Place the sausage in the air fryer basket or tray, leaving space between them for air circulation.

Depending on the size of the air fryer and the number of patties you have, you may need to cook in batches.

You can also cook this in the oven if you are cooking very large batches, but if you have just 3-4 batches, these patties work well, especially if you are making small sausage patties.

5. Air Fry: Cook the sausage patties in the air fryer at 200°C (390°F) for about 10-12 minutes; flip them halfway through the cooking time to evenly brown on both sides.

6. Check for Doneness: Once cooked, check the internal temperature of the patties using a meat thermometer. They should register at least 71°C (160°F) to ensure they are fully cooked. Another way to know is when the patties are golden brown, and when you cut them open, they are not pink anymore.

7. Serve: Remove the sausage patties from the air fryer and serve. You can serve these sausage patties with your favorite breakfast sides or use them in sandwiches, wraps, or salads. Read the last section of this post for different ways to serve them.

Tips to make the best Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage Patties

1. Use oil on the patties to prevent dryness: Before placing the sausage patties in the air fryer basket, brush or spray them with a small amount of cooking oil. Using cooking oil is important as it helps to retain moisture and prevents the patties from drying out.

2. Enhance binding with cheese or breadcrumbs: If you find that your sausage mixture isn’t binding well, consider adding some shredded cheese or breadcrumbs to the mixture. This will help hold the patties together better.

3. Cook frozen patties directly: If you’re using frozen sausage patties, there’s no need to thaw them before cooking in the air fryer. Simply place them directly into the air fryer basket and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

4. Use a silicone liner for easier cleanup: To prevent the air fryer basket from getting too dirty and to make cleanup easier, consider using a silicone liner or parchment paper. This helps to catch any drips or grease from the sausage patties, making cleanup a breeze.

5. Avoid overcooking: Overcooking these sausage patties can lead to a dry and tough texture that is not appetizing. Keep an eye on the cooking time and ensure not to exceed it. It’s better to undercook them than to overcook them slightly.

6. Make patties of equal size: To ensure even cooking, make sure to shape your sausage mixture into patties of equal size. This will help them cook at the same rate and prevent some from overcooking while others are still undercooked.

7. Check the internal temperature for doneness: Depending on the thickness of the patties, the cooking time will vary. Just make sure that they are cooked evenly throughout. You can do so by checking the internal temp. or just checking if the sausage patties have browned on top with a well-cooked interior.

Best brand of Sausage to use for this recipe

When selecting sausage for making sausage patties in an air fryer, choosing a high-quality brand that offers flavorful and well-seasoned sausage meat is important. Here are a few popular brands known for their excellent sausage varieties that work well for air fryer sausage patties:

  1. Johnsonville – Breakfast Sausage
  2. Jimmy Dean – Regular, Maple, Hot Breakfast Sausage
  3. Applegate – Breakfast Sausage
  4. Aidells – Chicken and Apple Sausage, Chicken and Maple Sausage
  5. Hillshire Farm – Breakfast Sausage Links and Patties

Best brand of frozen sausage patties

These brands below offer a variety of flavors and types of sausage patties, ranging from classic breakfast sausage to gourmet options. Ultimately, your preffered best brand will depend on your personal taste preferences. It’s a good idea to try a few different brands to find the one you like best.

1. Jimmy Dean:

  • Jimmy Dean Original Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Patties

2. Johnsonville:

  • Johnsonville Original Recipe Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

3. Aidells:

  • Aidells Chicken & Apple Breakfast Links (which can be formed into patties)
  • Aidells Chicken & Apple Breakfast Patties

4. Applegate:

  • Applegate Naturals Chicken & Sage Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • Applegate Naturals Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties

5. Tyson:

  • Tyson Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties
  • Tyson Fully Cooked Maple Pork Sausage Patties

How to cook frozen sausage patties in air fryer?

Cooking frozen sausage patties in the air fryer is easy; all you have to do is put them in the basket and cook them at 200°C for 8-10 minutes. Flip the sausage patties half way through the cooking process to get an even cook on both sides of the air fryer sausage patties.

How long to cook sausage patties in the air fryer?

Type of Sausage Temperature (°C) Temperature (°F) Cooking Time
Chicken Sausage 200°C 390°F 8-10 minutes
Pork Sausage 200°C 390°F 8-10 minutes
Turkey Sausage 200°C 390°F 8-10 minutes

Storing Leftover Sausage Patties

Leftover sausage patties can be conveniently stored for future consumption, but proper storage is important to maintain their quality.

1. Refrigeration: If you plan to consume the leftover sausage patties within a few days, store them in an airtight container and place them in the refrigerator.
Properly refrigerated, sausage patties can stay fresh for 3-4 days.

2. Freezing: For longer-term storage, freezing is the best option. Individually wrap each sausage patty in plastic wrap, place them in a single layer on a tray lined with parchment paper, and freeze until solid.
Once frozen, transfer the wrapped patties to a freezer-safe bag or container, removing as much air as possible before sealing. Frozen sausage patties can maintain their quality in the freezer for 1-2 months.

3. Labeling: You should label the storage container or bag with the date of preparation to avoid confusion in the future.
This helps you track how long the sausage patties have been stored and ensures you use them before they lose quality.

How to serve sausage Patties

1. Classic Breakfast Plate: Serve sausage patties alongside scrambled or fried eggs, toast or biscuits, and hash browns for a traditional breakfast feast.

2. Breakfast Sandwich: Place a sausage patty between a toasted English muffin, biscuit, or bagel, fried egg, and a slice of cheese for a breakfast sandwich.

3. Sausage and Gravy: Top warm biscuits with sausage patties and creamy sausage gravy for a hearty Southern-style breakfast.

4. Sausage Patty Sliders: Serve miniature sausage patties on slider buns with some cheese and your favorite condiments for a delicious appetizer or snack.

5. Sausage Patty Salad: Add sliced sausage patties to a bed of mixed greens, along with your favorite sliced vegetables and a vinaigrette dressing for a tasty and filling salad.

6. Sausage Patty Pizza: Use cooked sausage patties as a topping for homemade or store-bought pizza, along with your favorite sauce, cheese, and additional toppings.

7. Sausage Patty Tacos: Fill soft tortillas with sliced sausage patties, scrambled eggs, cheese, and salsa for a flavorful breakfast taco.

8. Sausage Patty and Veggie Stir-Fry: Stir-fry sliced sausage patties with vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

9. Sausage Patty Appetizers: Cut cooked sausage patties into bite-sized pieces and serve with toothpicks alongside dipping sauces like barbecue sauce, honey mustard, or ranch dressing for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

10. Sausage Patty Benedict: Replace traditional Canadian bacon with sausage patties in eggs Benedict for a delicious twist on this classic brunch dish.

How to cook sausage patties in air fryer

Air Fryer Sausage Patties

This is one of the easiest patties made from sausage, and they make an excellent breakfast side to an omelette or scrambled eggs. Made with cheese and some seasonings, these patties are delicious and healthy as they are not deep-fried.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 1/2 pound Ground sausage Meat
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Pump Cooking spray or oil, for greasing


  • Combine ground sausage meat, salt, chili powder, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly until seasonings are well incorporated into the meat.
  • Divide the seasoned sausage mixture into equal portions and shape them into patties. Ensure patties are evenly shaped for even cooking.
  • Place patties in the air fryer and spray with oil to keep them moist. Cook in batches if necessary, leaving space between patties for air circulation.
  • Air fry at 200°C (390°F) for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • When the patties are golden brown and no longer pink inside. Remove from air fryer and serve with desired breakfast sides or use in sandwiches, wraps, or salads.


1. Before placing the sausage patties in the air fryer basket, brush or spray them with a small amount of cooking oil to retain moisture and prevent drying.
2. Add shredded cheese or breadcrumbs to the sausage mixture if needed for better binding.
3. No need to thaw frozen sausage patties before air frying; cook them directly in the air fryer basket, adjusting cooking time accordingly.
4. Place a silicone liner or parchment paper in the air fryer basket to catch drips and grease, making cleanup easier.
5. Keep an eye on cooking time to prevent dryness and toughness; avoiding overcooking is better.
6. Shape the sausage mixture into patties of equal size for even cooking.
7. Ensure even cooking by checking the internal temperature with a thermometer or by observing a well-cooked interior and browned exterior.
Keyword Air Fryer Sausage Patties

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