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Family Friendly Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

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This air fryer sausage and potatoes recipe is a quick, easy, delicious and family friendly meal that my entire family loves! On the table in start to finish in under 30 minutes, you’ll want to add this one to your easy dinner recipe lineup!

air fryer sausage and potatoes

Family Friendly Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes + More

Looking to get a quick meal on the table on busy weekday nights, this delicious meal is just for you! With a total cook time of around 20 minutes, and a prep of about 10 minutes, this is one of our favorite air fryer recipes!

If you survived 2020 without buying an air fryer, you need to get one now! I was hesitant to buy one, but let me tell you how much my kids love to cook with this contraption. I’ll do whatever it takes to get kids helping in the kitchen. So buying an air fryer was a no-brainer. 

If you don’t have an air fryer, here’s a very similar recipe cooked in a Dutch Oven! I’ve been making this type of dinner for a long time.

What is an Air Fryer?

According to Taste of Home, an air fryer is an amped up convection oven. I was initially a little hesitant to jump on the air fryer band wagon, but my kids really like it and I love how quickly and easily it cooks potatoes.

There are lots of different types and size of air fryers, but I have the 6 quart Instant Pot version. It works really well for my family, so if you’re looking for an air fryer, I highly recommend it. We heat up left overs in the air fryer and cook everything from french fries to cookies to tiktok trends my kids are interested in.

We like that it only needs a little bit of oil to make deliciously crisp food and the ease of use. Like any appliance, the quality of food you put in it will certainly impact that quality of food you get out. If you’re cooking homegrown veggies with a little bit of oil, it might be a healthier way to cook. If you’re making store-bought french fries and pizza rolls, well… no magic type of cooking will make that food healthy.

What kind of potatoes work best in this recipe?

I think baby potatoes work best in this recipe. I prefer growing potatoes in my garden or buy organic potatoes, because potatoes have a pretty high pesticide residue. 

Since potato skins have a lot of nutrients, I prefer not to peel them – that’s why I like to use my own small, home grown potatoes, or buy organic. 

What kind of sausage works best in this recipe?

You can use whatever type of sausage you want as long as it’s cooked. I prefer garlic smoked kielbasa from Costco. I like this sausage a lot because it has no added nitrates and it’s just plain delicious.

You can also use Italian sausage or some other type of smoked sausage.

How to Prep Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes Ahead of Time

If your nights are like mine, you have a very narrow window during which to eat dinner. It’s usually before 4:00 and after 9:00 before we can get our entire family together. Since we’re not going to eat then, I have started prepping meals in the morning so that whichever kid is home can easily put dinner together on their own (i.e. without me). 

One thing that I love about this meal is that it’s actually possible to prep it ahead of time. Here’s how:

Chop sausage, broccoli, pepper, potatoes and onion ahead of time. Put potatoes in a bowl and cover with water to keep them from turning brown. Store the cut sausage, broccoli, peppers and onion in a reusable container. Put everything in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.

Combine oil and seasoning. Then everything is ready for lazy kids to just dump and cook. One day soon, I hope they’ll be chopping and cooking without me having to prep everything ahead of time for them.

More One-Pot Easy Dinner Recipes You Might Like

I’m all about easy meals you can get on the table in a jiffy. Here are few more recipes you might enjoy:

Sheet Pan Chickens with Brussel Sprouts & Sweet Potatoes

One Pot Greek Chicken Pasta

Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken

ingredients for air fryer sausage and potatoes

Ingredients for Air Fryer Potatoes and Sausage

  • Baby potatoes or small potatoes work too
  • Smoked sausage 
  • Small onion
  • Small pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
air fryer sausage and potatoes

How to make this delicious, one-pot Air Fryer meal

  1. To make this recipe, all you have to do is follow the prep ahead instructions above. Wash and chop all vegetables and ingredients. Cut the potatoes in half. Cut the sausage into ¼” – ½ “ pieces.
  2. Mix oil, garlic, salt and pepper, then toss over the vegetables and sausage, stirring to coat evenly.
  3. Preheat the Air Fryer to 350F. Once it’s reached temperature, add the mixture and cook for 18-22 minutes. If your potatoes are bigger, it might take a little longer to cook.
  4. Serve with mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, or homemade Ranch dressing (if you’re from the Midwest).
Yield: 4 servings

Family Friendly Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

air fryer sausage and potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

    Wash and chop onions, pepper, and broccoli. Cut the potatoes in half. Cut the sausage into ¼" - ½ “ pieces. Combine sausage and vegetables in a large bowl.

    Mix oil, garlic, salt and pepper, then toss over the vegetables and sausage, tossing to coat evenly.

    Preheat the Air Fryer to 350 F. Once it’s reached temperature, add the mixture and cook for 18-22 minutes. If your potatoes are bigger, it might take a little longer to cook.

Serve with mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, or homemade Ranch dressing (if you’re from the Midwest).

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 521Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1641mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g

Nutritional data is not always correct.

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.

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