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How To Cook Sausages In The Ninja Foodi

Published by: Chef Matty Riedel • Updated: February 2, 2024

Air fryers are fantastic appliances that allow you to cook food easily without the need to use extra oil, but at the same time make the food very flavoursome.

An air fryer such as the Ninja Foodi uses dry heat to circulate the air around the food and ensures it cooks quickly.

Air frying is a very simple way to cook your food, and it is a great appliance that can be used for individuals or small or large families.

And the best thing is that you can easily cook fresh and frozen foods in the Ninja Foodi.

And, if you are wondering whether you can cook sausages in your Ninja Foodi, the answer is “absolutely”!

Benefits Of Cooking Sausages In A Ninja Foodi

Sausages are anytime favourites that you can cook easily and quickly, especially when you make them in a Ninja Foodi. Some of the benefits of using a Ninja Foodi to cook sausages include:

Better Texture

The texture of the sausages, when cooked in a Ninja Foodi air fryer, is nicer and crispier, and since no extra oil is used, this cooking method is much healthier.

Faster Cooking

The hot and dry air circulating around the sausages cooks them much faster as compared to when they are cooked in the oven or stovetop.

Less Clean Up

When you use the air fryer for cooking the sausages, the only thing that gets dirty is the basket of the appliance. And, if you place a foil at the bottom and then place the sausages, it makes the cleaning even easier.

No Defrosting Required

When cooking frozen sausages in a Ninja Foodi, it is unnecessary to take them out of the freezer beforehand to thaw. Pull the frozen sausages straight from the freezer, toss them into the Ninja Foodi, and cook.

No Supervision

Using an air fryer to cook sausages will help to free you up so that you can focus on other things while the sausages get cooked.


How To Cook Sausages In A Ninja Foodi

Cooking sausages in a Ninja Foodi is as easy as A-B-C. The best thing is that you can use the Ninja Foodi to cook sausages of any type, size, meat or flavour. All you need is a bit of non-stick spray to cook them.

And, even if you don’t use the non-stick spray, you can still cook the sausages in the air fryer, which will turn out fine because as they cook, the sausages will produce grease, ensuring that they won’t stick.

The only thing to remember is that if the sausages are smaller, thinner or pre-cooked, you must reduce the cooking time.

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Method

5 cooked sausages on a blue plate
  • Time Required: 7 to 8 minutes

If you are using a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer, then below are the steps to cook sausages:

  • First, prepare the Ninja Foodi air fryer by preheating it to around 350°F (180°C) for 5 minutes.
  • Using a non-stick spray, spray the inside of the Ninja Foodi air fryer basket.
  • Place the frozen sausage links into the basket in a single layer.
  • Cook the sausages for around 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Halfway through, shake the air fryer basket until the outside of the sausages are nicely browned and the inner part is not pink.
  • Once the sausages are cooked, serve them hot with your favourite sides.

Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer Method

chorizo on a chopping board
  • Time Required: 7 to 8 minutes

If you are using a Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with a Smart Lid, where you have the 3-in-1 options of cook, air fry, and SteamCrisp, then the steps to cook sausages are as below:

  • Pour around ½ a cup of water into the Ninja Foodi pot.
  • Then, place the basket of the air fryer inside the pot and spray the inside of the basket with non-stick spray.
  • Place the sausages inside the basket in a single layer.
  • Close the lid of the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and set the pressure to high for around 15 to 20 minutes.
  • When done, quickly release the steam and then remove the lid.
  • The sausages will be cooked juicy and delicious.
  • Drain the liquid from the Ninja Foodi pot.
  • Next, spray the sausage links with olive oil and close the SteamCrisp lid of the Ninja Foodie Pressure Cooker.
  • Air crisp the sausage links for around 8 minutes at a temperature of 400°F.
  • Make sure to flip the sausages halfway so that both sides are browned.
  • Once the sausages are cooked, serve them hot with your favourite sides.

How To Cook Frozen Sausages In A Ninja Foodi

Ideally, it is a lot easier and quicker to cook thawed rather than frozen sausages. Because when you cook thawed sausages, the cooking time is a lot less as compared to frozen sausages, which will take a longer time to cook.

If you are using pre-cooked sausages, it will take only 2 to 3 minutes to cook them in a Ninja Foodi as you are essentially re-warming the sausages. Cooking with raw pork will take much longer.


How To Cook Sausages In The Ninja Foodi: Wrapping Up

So, as you can see, whether you are cooking Italian sausages or any other type, cooking them in a Ninja Foodi is super easy, and you can get them done in a jiffy.

You can have your sausages ready in under 10 minutes and serve them with grilled veggies, salad, chips, sauerkraut or rice. Or, you can serve the sausages in a hot dog bun with onions, pickles and mustard.

Another option is to serve the sausages with boiled and mashed potatoes with dill or pan-fry it with butter and garlic.

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