For an easy weeknight meal, this air fryer sausage and potatoes always come through. Follow our steps to make this one pan dish.
Our air fryer smoked sausage and potatoes recipe is so delicious and so easy to make.
Starting off with bite size russet potatoes that are first air fried until almost tender, then finishes by pairing it with smoked beef sausage, onions, and sweet bell peppers, this is the easiest weeknight or weekend dinner you’ll ever make. The clean-up is also as easy.
Ready to air fry? Here’s what you’ll need to make this dish. Find the complete recipe with the exact measurements in the recipe card below.
- Potatoes: Russet Potatoes, peeled then cut into small equal size pieces for even cooking.
- Smoked paprika: To infuses a smokey flavor to the bell peppers and potatoes.
- Extra-virgin olive oil: The oil makes it easier to coat the potatoes and vegetables. It will also help them to crisp up as they air fry.
- Yellow onion, garlic powder, and choice of bell pepper: These ingredients will help provide a subtle sweet flavor. These ingredients will help spruce up these air fryer sausage and potatoes recipe.
- Salt and pepper: To season and bring out the natural flavors in the other ingredients.
How To Air Fry Sausage And Potatoes
Our method for this dish is super easy! To make your air fryer sausage and potatoes is very simple.
- Start by peeling the potatoes. Cut the potatoes in half then into big chunks. Place the potatoes in a bowl filled with water until you have cut all the potatoes.
- Rinse the potatoes and place in a bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
- Mix well to combined. Place the potatoes in an air fryer basket or tray. Air Fry for 18 minutes at 400 degrees (shaking or flipping occasionally for even cooking).
- Next prep the other ingredients. Slice the onion, bell pepper, and smoked beef sausage. Place the ingredients in the bowl with the remaining seasoning mixture. Mix well to combine.
- Once the timer goes off for the potatoes, add in the pepper and sliced onions. Mix well with the potatoes. Return the tray or basket to the air fryer and cook for an additional 10 minutes at 400 degrees (flipping hallway).
- Serve warm and enjoy.
Air Fryer Sausage Variations
Below are a few options to consider when making your air fryer potatoes and sausage.
Sausage: Of course, our first choice is to use kielbasa sausage. We love the texture of air fryer kielbasa sausages and they do not take long to cook at all. Within 10 minutes you can enjoy your air fryer sausage.
Other options include smoked turkey kielbasa, chicken sausage, turkey sausage links, or Italian sausage. You can also use spicy sausages to add some heat to the meal.
Peppers – The bell peppers will add a sweet flavor to the dish. You can also use mini sweet bell peppers. Feel free to use whichever color you’d like. If you want to add some heat to the dish, consider adding jalapeno peppers or cayenne pepper.
Potatoes – In this air fryer sausage and potatoes, we Russet Potatoes. However, your options are not limited. You can use Yukon potatoes, small baby potatoes, or you can use small red potatoes.
Experiment With Other Vegetables: Instead of adding bell peppers, consider adding in green beans, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, carrots, or beets.
Air Fryer Cooking Tips
Consider seasoning your dish with fresh parsley, dill, or even cilantro.
Instead of using yellow onions, consider red onions for a sweeter flavor.
It is best to cut the ingredients such as your onions, peppers and potatoes into similar sized pieces so they can cook evenly.
For a crispy texture, consider adding Parmesan cheese in the last couple minutes or sprinkle seasoned breadcrumbs.
Red potatoes or sweet potatoes will work for this recipe.
This dish is also great when served with yogurt sauce, like the one used in our air fryer cauliflower recipe.
Do not overcrowd the basket or tray to allow the potatoes and vegetables the chance to brown as they air fry.
How To Store
Allow your cooked air fryer sausage and potatoes to cool completely before transferring hem in the refrigerator. For health and safety reasons, it is best to transfer the dish in the fridge within two hours.
Refrigerator: Store any leftover air fryer sausage and potatoes in a sealed airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Room Temperature: Air fryer smoked sausage and potatoes is recommended to be served hot or warm, then transfer to the fridge within two hours after it has cooked.
Freezer: We do not recommend freezing this dish as some of the ingredients will be soggy when thawed out.
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How To Prepare Air Fryer Sausage And Potatoes
- 3 Large Russet Potatoes Peeled and cut
- 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt Or to taste
- ½ Tsp. Black Pepper Or to taste
- 1 Tsp. Paprika
- 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1 Small Onion
- 1 Bell Pepper Sliced
- 1 Pk Smoked Beef Sausage Sliced
- Start by peeling the potatoes. Cut the potatoes in half then into similar chunks. Place the potatoes in a bowl filled with water until you finish cutting the remaining potatoes.Rinse the potatoes and place the potatoes in a bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well to combine. Place the potatoes in an air fryer basket or tray. Air Fry for 18 minutes at 400 degrees (shaking or flipping occasionally for even cooking). Next, prep the other ingredients. Slice the onion, bell pepper, and smoked beef sausage. Place the ingredients in the bowl with the remaining seasoning mixture. Mix well to combine.
- Once the timer goes off for the potatoes, add in the pepper and sliced onions. Mix well with the potatoes. Return the tray or basket to the air fryer and cook for an additional 10 minutes at 400 degrees (flipping hallway). Serve warm and enjoy.