Air fryer Kielbasa (polish sausage) is one of our favorite breakfast recipes served with omelettes and peppers. We love that the air fryer makes the best sausages in less time than it takes to cook it on the stove top or in the oven.
Cooking kielbasa sausage in the air fryer guarantees super easy clean up with less mess on the stove top and it’s ready is less than 10 mins.
Can you cook kielbasa in the air fryer?
Yes you can and may I say you’d be pleasantly surprised at how easy and tasty it is. The air fryer is gradually becoming my favorite kitchen appliance because it mimics the texture of deep fried foods with little oil and sausages get crispy edges with the juicy center still intact, so good.
Why we love air fryer Kielbasa
- It’s super easy and beginner friendly.
- Kielbasa sausage is convenient to make in the air fryer. No need to preheat or turn on the oven.
- The air fryer brings out the best texture of the sausage. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
- This smoked sausage is suitable for a gluten free, low carb or keto diet.
What you’ll need
How long to cook kielbasa in the air fryer
It takes about 8 minutes to cook kielbasa slices in the air fryer at 380°F without preheating. Whole kielbasa sausages will take up 10 mins.
How to make it
Cut kielbasa sausage into bite size sliced about 1 to 1½ inches. Place it in the air fryer basket or tray.
Air fry at 380°F (190°C) for 8 mins. Shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
Kielbasa sausage can be served with a variety of dipping sauces like ketchup, Dijonnaise, bbq sauce etc. Be sure to choose a sugar free option to keep carbs low.
These cam be served with salads.
How to store
Air fried polish sausages can keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let them cook completely before storing in an air tight container.
You can reheat in the microwave or air fryer.
Yes you can put frozen kielbasa in the air fryer and cook it with no need to thaw. Just follow the instructions in this post. You may only need an add couple of minutes to get it cooked through. If it’s whole and you want it sliced, give it 3 mint in the air fryer to defrost, cut it into slices then continue cooking till it’s cooked through and crispy.
No you do not need oil to cook sausages in the air fryer. The sausages already have fat in them and will render it as it cooks.
Yes you can make any variety of kielbasa sausage in the air fryer. Simply follow the instructions in this post.
Recipe notes & Tips
- No need to preheat
- To ensure even cooking, do not overcrowd the basket. Cook in batches if necessary.
- Shake the basket halfway through cooking time.
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Air fryer Kielbasa
- 1 lb Kielbasa sausage (Polish sausage)
- Cut sausage into 1 inch slices.
- Transfer to air fryer basket and air fry at 380°F (190°C) for 8 mins, flipping half way through cooking time.
- Serve with your favorite sides
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