Air fryer sausage and veggies are a quick meal for busy nights. Made entirely in the air fryer or oven, this Whole30 and Keto recipe is versatile and takes less than 30 minutes to make.
This is my go-to dinner when I don't want to cook! I always stock up on sausage from Costco to have on hand and use whatever veggies we have. It's also a great way to clean out the refrigerator.
Cooking in the Air Fryer
We LOVE our air fryer if you haven't noticed. We use it almost daily! I thought it was a waste of money and space when Huck first purchased it but quickly changed my mind. This recipe comes together so quickly, and the veggies and sausage get a nice crunch. If you do not have an air fryer, you can easily make this in the oven or a pan on the stovetop - see the notes below for directions.
- Sausage - I like using Chicken and Apple or a spicy Cajun style.
- Vegetables - You can use any vegetables you like for this recipe. A few of my favorites include brussels sprouts, zucchini, squash, green beans, onions, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus.
- Potatoes - Optional, but any regular or sweet potato works great and bulks up the meal.
To make in the air fryer, chop the veggies/potatoes and sausage into ½ inch or bite-size pieces. Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and lightly coat with cooking oil and your favorite spice blend.
Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking process. Once crispy, remove and serve! It's that easy!
For my recipe, I used ½ a large red onion, 1 large bell pepper, 8 mushrooms, 6 ounces of cauliflower and broccoli blend, and ½ a large zucchini.
Cooking Tip: I like to use a blend of veggies. I cook all the vegetables for the same amount of time. If you're using a single vegetable, like broccoli, the tips may start to burn if left in the air fryer for the full 20 minutes. I included a list below of recommended cooking times for different vegetables. If you like your veggies charred, increase the cooking times listed below.
Air fryer cooking times for veggies cut into ½ inch pieces
- Asparagus - 10 minutes
- Broccoli - 10 minutes
- Brussels Sprouts - 15-20 minutes
- Cauliflower - 10-15 minutes
- Green Beans - 15 minutes
- Mushrooms - 10 minutes
- Onions - 20 minutes
- Peppers - 20 minutes
- Yellow Squash or Zucchini - 10 minutes
- Potatoes - 20 minutes
Sheet Pan Directions
If you do not have an air fryer, this recipe works great in the oven as well. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place the sausage and veggies in a single layer and cook at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until desired crispiness. Halfway through the cooking process, flip the sausage and veggies for even cooking.
Just like with the air fryer, some veggies will take longer to cook in the oven. Start with the potatoes, onions, and brussels sprouts, and add the more delicate veggies later.
Make-Ahead and Storage
The veggies and sausage can be chopped ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to cook. Once ready, add everything to the air fryer and cook as directed above.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. To reheat, cook at 400 degrees for 5 minutes in the air fryer or 1-2 minutes in the microwave.
This recipe is great for meal prep and breakfast the next day. I like to top the veggies and sausage with two fried eggs and lots of hot sauce!
How to Serve
This recipe is great on its own or topped with a fried egg or as a side with egg muffins at breakfast.
Other Recipes to Try
If you like this recipe, check out our Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs! It's perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
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