When you want a quick and easy meal, try this recipe for Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers. Spicy Italian sausage gets cooked with bell peppers and is ready in 15 minutes. Everyone loves this tasty meal with simple ingredients.

air fryer sausage and peppers on a white plate with rice.

If you’re looking for a dish that is hearty, healthy, and won’t break the bank, look no further!

This Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers meal is so versatile it will be one of your favorite go-to recipes when you want to please the whole family at dinnertime.

Air Fryer Sausage and Pepper Recipe Benefits

  • Using just 5 ingredients, you don’t have to worry about making a big fuss in your kitchen. This is an easy dinner that is really versatile too. Serve the sausage plain, with rice, or on hoagie rolls. It’s your choice!
  • Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers can have everyone at the table in just 15 minutes, allowing you to focus on enjoying mealtime with your family.
  • This meal can easily be made gluten-free, making it perfect for anyone that has a gluten intolerance or sensitivity.
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  • Italian sausage is the highlight of this dish, providing a substantial amount of protein and flavor that is sure to please both your tummy and your tastebuds. Feel free to use whatever type of sausage you find at the grocery store, including hot Italian sausage, chicken sausage, or polish sausage. I wouldn’t use breakfast sausages though, as they tend to be very sweet and not as savory.
  • Bell Peppers and onions are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, not to mention they truly add lots of flavor to any dish. You can use red bell peppers or green bell peppers, plus any type of onion including white onions, yellow onion, or red onions.
  • Olive oil helps the cooking process and helps prevent burning.
  • Dried parsley has a mild, bitter flavor that is housed in almost everyone’s spice cabinet. Feel free to use whatever seasonings you like, including garlic powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, or Italian seasoning.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Recipe Steps

the process of cooking sausage and potatoes in a series of four photos.

Step One

Slice the sausage, peppers, and onion.

Place in a medium mixing bowl or large bowl.

Step Two

Add olive oil and dried parsley to the bowl. Toss to combine.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Pour the sausage and veggies into the basket of your air fryer, allowing the ingredients to overlap if needed (they don’t need to be in a single layer).

Step Four

Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

Cook the sausage and peppers for a cook time of 10 minutes, stopping to toss the basket once during cooking.

Serve warm with your favorite side dish or plain.

I like to serve the juicy sausages with steamed white rice, but the sausage and peppers are also great on a crust roll like hoagie buns to make sausage and pepper sandwiches. Another great option is to serve this delicious meal with steamed broccoli or a side salad.

I hope your family loves this sausage and peppers recipe as much as mine does! It’s great for meal prep or for a quick dinner.

a person picking up a bite of air fried sausage and peppers with a fork.

Recipe Tips

  • Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • To double this recipe, you may need to cook it in two batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket.
  • Feel free to use what types of sausage you like, but I do recommend using a pre-cooked sausage. Mild Italian sausage or sweet Italian sausage are my favorite types.
  • Store any leftover sausage in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe FAQs

Is it possible to use turkey sausage in this recipe?

Of course! I suggest a sweet Italian turkey sausage to best compliment the flavors of the veggies and parsley.

What side dishes do you recommend with Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers?

Almost any side under the sun will pair well with this combo. Some favorites are my dairy-free Whole30 Mashed Potatoes and my Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli. If you are on a low carb diet, feel free to serve this easy recipe with cauliflower rice.

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air fryer sausage and peppers on a white plate with rice.

Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers (15 Mins!)

When you want a quick and easy meal, try this recipe for Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers. Spicy Italian sausage gets cooked with bell peppers and is ready in 15 minutes. Everyone loves this tasty meal.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 12ounce package pre-cooked Italian sausage (or your favorite flavor of sausage), sliced into 1/2-inch disks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Place the sliced sausage and vegetables in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Toss with olive oil and dried parsley.
  3. Pour the mixture into the basket of your air fryer. It’s okay if the sausage and veggies overlap a bit.
  4. Set the temperature to 400°F for a cook time of 10 minutes.
  5. Toss the ingredients in the air fryer basket once during the cooking process.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
  2. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  3. To double this recipe, you may need to cook it in two batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 390
  • Sugar: 5.4 g
  • Sodium: 738.6 mg
  • Fat: 29.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 19.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.4 mg

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