Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers (+Onions)

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Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers are seasoned with spices to create a super easy and low-carb lunch or dinner, made with sausage, red and green bell peppers and the addition of delicious onions. You won’t believe how much flavor develops in the air fryer.

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Sausage, Peppers and onions

Super Useful Air Fryer Accessories

Once you’ve started using your air fryer more regularly, you’ll find there are so many other ways you *could* be using it, if you had a few extra useful accessories. Here are a few favorites that we use almost every day.

Of all the dishes I make in the air fryer, this is one of my absolute favorites. a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious recipe for lunch or dinner.

Elevate your typical sausage and peppers with a few spices and toss it all into the air fryer to work its magic. It’s a really hands-off meal that’s easy to make and fun to eat.

Ingredients You Need

  • Bell peppers: Based on the colors, their flavors can vary from fruity to citrusy. You can choose any colored bell pepper or a combination. Cut them in equal chunks, and that’s it.
  • Onion: Onion has a unique sweet and savory flavor. You can use either red or white onion for this recipe. Cut the onion in chunks as well.
  • Sausages: Sausages come in different varieties, and you are free to choose any. You can go for chicken, turkey, beef or pork sausages as well. We typically use Italian or Polish sausages. Cut them in thick slices.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil is rich in healthy fats. You can use any other vegetable oil as well.
  • Paprika: A dash of paprika will add smokiness and a punch of flavor to this dish.
  • Garlic salt: Garlic salt adds a great garlic flavor while seasoning the veggies with salt.
  • Onion powder: For a more savory flavor, use onion powder. If you are looking for more depth, add garlic powder as well.
  • Herbs: Herbs like rosemary and thyme don’t just add aroma but also a distinct flavor to the dish. You can choose either fresh or dried herbs.
  • Salt & pepper: No dish is complete without adding salt and black pepper at the end, to taste.
Cosori air fryer



There are a lot of features to love about this air fryer, but top of our list are the tempered glass display, super easy to clean basket, and ability to add shake reminders.

How to Make Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers?

Making Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers is super easy. Here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Cut up the bell peppers, onions and sausage into pieces that are all about the same size. This will ensure they cook at the same rate. Put them all into a large bowl.


Step 2: Add olive oil and the rest of the herbs and seasonings to the bowl. Mix everything together until it’s all well combined and the seasoning is evenly distributed.

Step 3: Pour the mixture into your air fryer basket. It’s okay if the pieces overlap. Generally, you’ll be filling the basket at least halfway up, depending on the size of your basket. It’s okay, because you’ll be stirring it twice during cooking.

Sausage, Peppers and onions

Step 4: Cook on 400° F (200° C) for 10 minutes. Shake or stir the contents of the basket twice during cooking so that everything is cooked evenly. Once done, serve!

Sausage, Peppers and onions

Why Use an Air Fryer

An air fryer is an incredibly easy way to cook just about anything. You place the food in a fryer-style basket and hot air rapidly circulates all around the food, making the food crisp – much like deep-frying, but without the oil. You can cook anything you’d make in the oven.


What Sausage Should I Use?

There are so many different types of sausage. We’d hate to dictate what type you use! Especially because this recipe can be made with any type of sausage you like. That’s what makes it a truly versatile meal.

We typically use Vienna sausage (which is what is used in the pictures), but we’ve also used Italian sausage, Polish sausage, and even breakfast sausage. This is a really great breakfast hash with a fried egg served over the top!

Does it Matter What Peppers I Use?

Nope. Just like with the sausage, you can use whatever peppers you want. Bell peppers are the best type because they’re thick and large. Any color is fine. Red peppers have more sweetness. Green are more bitter and savory. You can also use anaheim or pointed peppers…

Can I Reheat Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers?

Yes. You can store the leftover by placing them in an airtight container. They will last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Simply reheat in the air fryer at 400° F for about 5 minutes.

You can also freeze this dish, either before or after cooking. It will last for up to 3 months in the freezer. This is a great freezer meal that you can always have on hand to toss into the air fryer when you’re needing to make a quick meal.

Sausage, Peppers and onions

How to Change It Up A Bit

If you’re looking for some different ways to spice this dish up a bit, we’ve got a few great ideas here.

What Side Dishes to Serve?

There are some really easy side dishes you can serve with your main dish cooked in the Air Fryer. In some cases, you can even cook them together in the air fryer to make it even faster.

Some of our favorite side dishes to serve include air fryer cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and corn on the cob. We love these crispy smashed potatoes and cottage fries because they go with just about anything. Other quick options are to make a side garden salad or some macaroni and cheese.


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Plate of peppers, onions and sausage

Air Fryer Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Air Fryer Sausage Peppers and Onions are seasoned with spices to create a super easy and low-carb lunch or dinner, made with sausage, red and green bell peppers and onions. You won't believe how much flavor develops in the air fryer.
4.7 from 52 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 175 kcal



  • 2 bell peppers any color, cut in chunks
  • 1 large onion cut in chunks
  • 2-3 Sausages thick sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dash rosemary
  • Dash thyme
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Put the bell peppers, onions, and sausage in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasonings. Stir to coat.
  • Pour the sausage mixture into the air fryer basket. Cook on 400°F (200C) for 10 minutes, shaking the basket or stirring twice during cooking.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.


Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 419mgPotassium: 273mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1905IUVitamin C: 79mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Onions, Peppers, Sausage
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5 thoughts on “Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers (+Onions)

  1. Sherry says:

    5 stars
    This was DELICIOUS! I used a Cajun-style sausage so I omitted the spices except for the salt/pepper and served over rice. I almost used green bells instead of red, but I’m glad I didn’t…it would have tasted totally different! DEFINITELY a keeper!

    • Laura Lynch says:

      Yes, it would taste quite a bit different with green vs red peppers. I like the sweetness of the red. Glad you liked the recipe!

  2. Pamela says:

    5 stars
    I made the recipe simply because I had all the ingredients. lt was a Monday night and I wanted to attend Bible Study. I had a red and yellow peppers, onions and kielbasa. I also had leftover mashed potatoes. To be honest, I thought my husband would hate it. Our tastes do not always collide. I work first shift, and he works 2nd shift, so dinners and leftovers are always a consideration. I can make a great meal, but if it can’t be easily reheated it’s not necessarily a good option.

    To my great surprise, He Loved this meal. Furthermore, his coworkers were drooling over the scent. He says it’s a win!

    • Angela Morris says:

      Don’t you love it when you find a recipe that is a hit with everyone? So glad you loved the recipe. Thanks for reaching out.

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