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Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Patties

This easy method for Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Patties turns a frozen breakfast sausage patty into a tender and juicy part of breakfast in no time. Great for any air fryer or Ninja Foodi

air fryer frozen sausage patties

Once I found out that the air fryer cooks frozen foods quickly and more efficiently than the oven, I was hooked! Not only can you get a tender and crispy sausage patty, but you’ll also have less to clean up and will have breakfast sausage patties on the table in 10 minutes or less! 

Shouldn’t I just use the directions on the packaging?

Since the air fryer is a small convection oven, it uses dry heat to circulate air around the food making it cook fast. This means that the time and temperature may need to be adjusted and will be different from what’s on the package instructions. 

Why make frozen sausage patties in the air fryer?

Lets face it, breakfast can be a stressful time of the day. This method will help you get breakfast on the table faster! 

Less clean up. The only thing that gets dirty in this recipe is the air fryer basket, especially if you put foil on the bottom. That’s all you’ll need to clean!

Better texture. The texture of air fried food delivers a nice and crispy outside without the use of any oil making it a much healthier cooking method. 

Cooks faster. Since the dry hot air is circulating quickly around the food, it will cook much faster than on the stovetop or in the oven. 

No babysitting. Using this method will free your hands to help cook other breakfast items or will give you time to get your family out the door. 

No defrosting needed. You don’t need to remember to pull anything out of the freezer to defrost when using an air fryer recipe cooked from frozen. 

🥣What You’ll Need

Frozen Breakfast Sausage Patties – You can use any frozen breakfast sausage patties you enjoy. We like using Aldi and Walmart brands but you can also use brands like Jimmy Dean, Banquet, or even make homemade breakfast sausage from scratch. 

Air Fryer – There are so many air fryers to choose from these days. I enjoy using my Ninja Foodi because I think it’s the absolute best. I enjoy using my all-in-one air fryer and pressure cooker because it saves time and there saves valuable counter space. 

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How To Air Fry Frozen Sausage Patties

Preheat the air fryer. There are some recipes that do well with preheating and some that don’t need it at all. This recipe benefits from preheating because it allows the basket to become hot so that it helps the sausage sear into a nice golden brown color. For this recipe, preheat the air fryer to 375 Farenheight.

Air Fry The Sausage Patties. Add to the bottom of the air fryer basket and flip halfway in between its cooking time. Use tongs to remove and serve hot. Sausage should be cooked to a temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be safe for consumption. 

How Long To Air Fry Frozen Sausage 

The amount of time it takes to air fry a frozen sausage patty depends on how thick the sausage is. These are general recommendations.  The typical sausage patty needs about 8-12 minutes to cook at a temperature 375F depending on its thickness. Always check regularly within the last 5 minutes of cooking to ensure they don’t burn or overcook as every air fryer is different!

  • ¼ inch thick – 7-8 minutes at 375F
  • ½ inch thick – 8-12 minutes at 375
  • 1 inch thick -10-15 minutes at 375F (this is best for homemade frozen sausage patties)

Storing & Reheating

Storing: Air fried sausage will stay fresh in an airtight container for 3-4 for days in the fridge.
Reheating: You can reheat air fried sausage patties in the microwave or place them back in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 350 until heated through and crispy

Air Fryer frozen sausage patties

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Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Patties

This easy method for Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Patties turns a frozen breakfast sausage patty into a tender and juicy part of breakfast in no time. Great for any air fryer or Ninja Foodi!
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 200kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Frozen Breakfast Sausage Patties

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer. There are some recipes that do well with preheating and some that don’t need it at all. This recipe benefits from preheating because it allows the basket to become hot so that it helps the sausage sear into a nice golden brown color.
  • Air Fry The Sausage Patties. Add to the bottom of the air fryer basket and flip halfway in between its cooking time. Use tongs to remove and serve hot. Sausage should be cooked to a temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit in order to be safe for consumption.

How Long To Air Fry Frozen Sausage Patties

  • ¼ inch thick – 7-8 minutes at 375F
  • ½ inch thick – 8-12 minutes at 375
  • 1 inch thick -10-15 minutes at 375F

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 200kcal | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g
Should I add oil to frozen sausage patties when using my air fryer?

Nope! The beauty of air frying is that the natural fats in the sausage will crisp up on it’s own due to dry circulating heat without the use of any excess oil.

What temperature do you air fry frozen breakfast sausage patties?

When I use this method, I always start at 375F. If the sausage is not crispy enough, I will set it to 400F for the last few minutes and make sure they are flipped for even cooking.

Are air fryer sausages healthy?

This depends on the individual. For the most part, using less oil in a recipe promotes better health and wellness making this method a healthy way to cook breakfast sausage.

Can I add aluminum foil to my air fryer?

This depends on the type of air fryer you have and where you’re putting the foil. I like to put the foil UNDER the basket to catch any excess oil or grease that comes off the sausage. This eliminates the need to clean the entire air fryer and you’ll just use the basket. If the foil is in a position where it can become loose, it may get sucked into the heating element when the air circulates so be sure it’s weighed down properly.

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  1. They turn out perfect exactly as you said in instructions BUT I always end up with cloud of smoke at end?

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