Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer

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How to cook frozen sausages in the air fryer. Grab some frozen sausages from the freezer and load them into the air fryer without needing to thaw first.

You can then serve these air fryer sausages for dinner or use them for a sausage butty.

Air Fryer Frozen Sausages
Air Fryer Frozen Sausages

Air Fryer Frozen Sausages

Do you ever have those moments, when you don’t have meat out of the freezer for dinner, or you just want something quick?

Well, let me introduce you to air fryer frozen sausages. Where you can throw a pack of frozen sausages that are frozen solid, into the air fryer basket and just a few minutes later have perfectly cooked air fryer sausages.

This is not just perfect for cooking sausages from frozen but also, to use the air fryer to defrost them, such as when you are making a slow cooker sausage casserole, or a slow cooker sausage hotpot.

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Can Sausages Be Cooked From Frozen?

Yes, sausages can be cooked from frozen, and it only carries a food hygiene risk, if you cook sausages from frozen in the slow cooker.

However, you can cook frozen sausages in the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot, Air Fryer or the microwave.

Can You Cook Frozen Sausages In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen sausages in the air fryer, and it doesn’t matter if they are all stuck together, which ours was.

We have done sausages several times from frozen and have air fried them to separate them first and then finished off defrosting and then cooking.

Frozen Sausages In Ninja Air Fryer

Also, if you have a Ninja Air Fryer, then air frying frozen sausages is also easy. Simply place the sausages in the basket and follow the instructions in this recipe. You can also use the air fryer for chips and make air fryer sausages and chips.

Frozen Sausages Size

When you air fry frozen sausages, there is one big thing to bear in mind. That is you need to know that the sausages we have cooked from frozen in the air fryer are thick cut raw pork sausages from the butchers.

If your sausages are already cooked or are very thin sausages, then your time and temp will be different to ours, so do adjust accordingly.  

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Frozen Sausages Air Fryer Ingredients

Frozen Sausages Air Fryer Ingredients

Sausages – You just need one pack of frozen sausages. They can be pre-packed i.e. when you bought them from the supermarket. Or like us when we have bought them in bulk from the butchers and we have frozen them in freezer bags.

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How To Cook Frozen Sausages In An Air Fryer?

  • Remove. Carefully remove the frozen sausages from the packaging and place into the air fryer basket. It doesn’t matter if the sausages are stuck together.
  • Defrost. Then air fry frozen sausages for 8 minutes at 160c/320f.
  • Separate. Then separate with your hands, they will be warm now but not piping hot. Use scissors if the sausage links are linked together. Then spread out the sausages in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook. Next cook the sausages for 10 minutes at 180c/360f before serving.

Or if you just want to use the air fryer to defrost frozen sausages then you can simply do the initial 8 minutes followed by 3 more minutes to fully thaw.

How Long To Cook Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer?

Frozen sausages in air fryer time is JUST 18 minutes. This includes defrosting frozen sausages that are stuck together and also fully cooking the sausages too.

Also for the temperature it is recommended to be 160c Celsius for defrosting and 180c Celsius for cooking the sausages.

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Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer

How to cook frozen sausages in the air fryer. Grab some frozen sausages from the freezer and load them into the air fryer without needing to thaw first.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 687kcal


  • 8 Frozen Sausages

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Remove the frozen sausages from the packaging and place the lump of frozen sausages that are stuck together into the air fryer basket.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 8 minutes at 160c/320f as this will help separate them.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer?
  • Then use your hands to separate the sausages. They will be on their way to being defrosted now.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer?
  • Then after spreading out the sausages air fry for a further 10 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer?
  • After the 10 minutes is up check to see if the sausages are brown enough for you, or if you want to add a little longer before serving.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer?



Sausages. Please note we had regular thick sausages that we air fried. If yours are thin they will only need a final cook of 6 minutes instead of 10.
Thanks for reading our air fryer sausages from frozen recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious recipes using frozen meats, do try our air fryer frozen bacon next.


Calories: 687kcal | Protein: 34g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1437mg | Potassium: 560mg | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3mg
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4 thoughts on “Frozen Sausages In Air Fryer”

  1. 5 stars
    Really glad i found this recipe. I think the link sausage cooks differently from the standard already cut sausage as they turn out not cooked if following the instructions for a normal sausage. These were perfect thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe the sausages were great do you have a good fries recipe that goes with these?

    EDIT: I found the recipe they were great too.

  3. 5 stars
    Hello my name is Myron and I must say my hats off to you!!! I gave the technique a go and what a wonderful results!!! I quickly booked marked this and I am eager too share it with my friends and family. Please keep up the fantastic work and giving us all so much joy!!!


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