Cocktail Sausages In Air Fryer

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Air fryer sausage fans, you must try cocktail sausages in air fryer. These cute little sausages air fry brilliantly from frozen, you can have them as is, or toss them in some honey and mustard for the perfect sticky appetiser.

We used Iceland cocktail sausages though you can use any brand and Lidl, Aldi, Asda and Tesco mini sausages are also delicious in the air fryer.  

Air Fryer Frozen Cocktail Sausages
Air Fryer Frozen Cocktail Sausages

Cocktail Sausages

Are you like me, and when you think about cocktail sausages, you think of that 1970’s appetiser?

As in the little cocktail sticks with the cocktail sausages, pineapple and some cheese.

They are one of my favourite treats over Christmas and I still make them now, even though they have been out of fashion for a lot of years.

I just love the simplicity of the food on the cocktail sticks and reminds me of just how much I love eating cocktail sausages.

Fast forward to our modern world of air frying, and I love to still make cocktail sticks with sausage, pineapple and cheese, but now the cocktail sausages are cooked in the air fryer.

Its quick to do cocktail sausages in air fryer, and you can be getting everything else ready on the sticks as the cocktail sausages cook. Then allow them to cool because otherwise that cheese will melt (saying from personal experience lol).

Today, I will be showing you air fryer cocktail sausages, honey and mustard cocktail sausages, along with how long to cook cocktail sausages in air fryer, and then you can decide how you want to enjoy them.

If you love sausages in the air fryer do check out our basic air fryer sausages, air fryer frozen sausages, air fryer homemade sausage rolls, air fryer sausage and chips, plus even go healthier with air fryer chicken sausages. Or if you want to go branded try air fryer Richmond sausages or air fryer heck sausages.

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Can You Air Fry Frozen Cocktail Sausages?

Yes, you can air fry frozen cocktail sausages and you will love them. We have cooked many sausages from frozen in the air fryer and we love the cocktail frozen sausages the most.

Why? Because cocktail sausages are smaller (often called mini sausages) they cook faster in the air fryer. They also carry a little more fat than the healthier alternative meaning that they brown better.

How Do You Cook Cocktail Sausages?

In the air fryer of course, just grab a bag of your favourite cocktail sausages from the freezer, throw them in the air fryer and hey presto, you have perfectly cooked pork cocktail sausages.

What About Quorn Cocktail Sausages?

If you are a vegetarian, why not cook quorn cocktail sausages in the air fryer instead? I have tried them in the air fryer and really liked them. They need a little longer if you want them brown, but are a great plan B.

If you do like quorn do check out our frozen air fryer quorn nuggets.  

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Cocktail Sausages

Do you have a Ninja Foodi? Then you will be pleased to know that you can use the air fryer basket for your frozen cocktail sausages.

Simply follow our air fryer cocktail sausages recipe, then air fry in the air fryer basket and use the air fryer basket and you are sorted.

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Cocktail Sausages Air Fryer Ingredients

cocktail sausage air fryer ingredients

Cocktail Sausages – We find the Iceland cocktail sausages bags are quite small so did 2 bags of them. You can do as few cocktail sausages as you like. Though don’t go above our quantity as they will not cook well if overloaded.

Sticky – I also have with me some honey, mustard, garlic puree and Greek yoghurt if you want honey mustard cocktail sausages.

Sticks – Or if you would rather go 1970’s style get a can of pineapple and slice into chunks and also slice up some cheddar into chunks.

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How To Air Fry Cocktail Sausages?

  • Dump. Let’s start with dumping your frozen cocktail sausages into the air fryer. Then air fry cocktail sausages for 12 minutes at 200c/400f for perfectly brown mini cocktail sausages.
  • Sauce. If you want to upgrade your cocktail sausage to honey and mustard cocktail sausages you can do this now. Add the sauce ingredients into a bowl, mix well and you can either dunk or toss your sausages in the mix.
  • Serve. Your cocktail sausages recipe is now ready for serving.

How Long To Cook Cocktail Sausages In Air Fryer?

We recommend 12 minutes at 200c/400f for your chipolata sausages in air fryer. This creates a beautiful brown colour on the cocktail sausages, though if you don’t want them brown, they will be cooked on 10 minutes.

Sticky Cocktail Sausages

If you prefer sticky cocktail sausages, instead leave out the Greek yoghurt and then mix the other honey and mustard ingredients and you will have an amazing sticky cocktail sausages recipe.

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Cocktail Sausages In Air Fryer

Air fryer sausage fans, you must try cocktail sausages in air fryer. These cute little sausages air fry brilliantly from frozen, you can have them as is, or toss them in some honey and mustard for the perfect sticky appetiser.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time14 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 351kcal


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  • Empty a bag of frozen cocktail sausages into your air fryer basket. Air fry frozen cocktail sausages for 12 minutes at 200c/400f until golden.
    How To Air Fry Cocktail Sausages?
  • In the meantime, make your honey and mustard sauce by mixing the remaining ingredients into a small bowl or a ramekin.
    How To Air Fry Cocktail Sausages?
  • When the air fryer beeps serve the air fryer cocktail sausages with the honey and mustard dip.
    How To Air Fry Cocktail Sausages?


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Glaze. If you would rather have honey cocktail sausages that have more of a glaze then you can forget the Greek yoghurt, and then when the cocktail sausages are done, toss them in the glaze.
Thanks for reading our cocktail sausages air fryer 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 air fryer appetisers do try our air fryer garlic crack bread next.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1164mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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