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Sausage Patties in Air Fryer Recipe

Summer Yule
Can you cook sausage patties in air fryer? Yes! Learn how to cook raw sausage patties in the air fryer or the stovetop with my easy recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 252 kcal


For the pork sausage:

  • 1 lb. ground pork (454 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup rolled oatmeal
  • 1 large egg

Other ingredients needed:

  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 medium peaches, sliced (or strawberries, or other fruit)


  • Combine all of the pork sausage ingredients with clean hands.
  • When the mixture is uniform, divide it into four even pieces.
  • Shape each of the pieces into a large round patty.

To Air Fry Sausage Patties:

  • Preheat the air fryer at 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes. Carefully put the sausage patties on a hot air fryer tray. Place the tray in the top rack position of the air fryer oven (closest to the heating element). 
  • Air fry the patties at 375°F (190°C) for 7 minutes. Then flip the patties over and cook an additional 5 minutes at 375°F (190°C).  
  • Check to ensure the sausage patties reached a minimum internal temperature of 160°F (71°C) with a meat thermometer. If they have not, cook them longer until they do. 

To Cook Sausage Patties on Stovetop:

  • If cooking on the stovetop, heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Brown the patties for 4-5 minutes per side. No added oil is needed!
  • Press down on the patties a bit with the spatula when you flip them for more even cooking. The patties are done when they have an internal temperature of at least 160°F (71°C).

To Serve:

  • Plate the cooked sausage patties. Add the sliced peaches or other fruits to the plates as well.
  • Fry the 8 eggs in the cast iron skillet, using the pork fat left in the skillet or the air fryer. You may want to set aside some of the pork fat, since you will likely need to cook the eggs in several batches.
  • Plate the cooked eggs. Enjoy!


This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). Protein, fiber, and water are the food factors that help keep people full. I need to have all three components to keep me satiated. That means you’ll usually see a source of protein plus fruit/veg (for the fiber and water) in my meals. 
Just sausage and eggs would typically not cut it for me for a filling meal. Neither would fruit without the protein, though fruit is fine to hold me over for a snack. 
Some people report that their experience is different. For example, they’d find sausage and eggs filling without fruit. 
Explore the sort of meals that help keep you full at a calorie deficit if you are aiming for fat loss. Calories aren’t the only important thing for weight loss. It’s also critical to find a dietary pattern of whole foods that you find satisfying and enjoyable enough to stick to. 
Do you find high fat meats and dairy to be more filling than low-fat? (I don’t.) Do you find higher volume meals, filled with low-cal veggies and fruits to be satiating? (I do.) 
Your answers may be different than mine, and that is OK. Modify your meals in ways that feel satisfying and enjoyable to you! 
If you find meals that are higher in protein and fat to be more satiating, this may be a level 1 recipe for you.  It may support your weight loss goals if eating meals like this makes it less likely you’ll snack or overeat later. 
Nutrition information is for one serving of the pork breakfast sausage only, without the eggs and fruit.  


Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 4.5gProtein: 25.5gFat: 14.6gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 378.7mgFiber: 0.8gVitamin A: 20.3% DVVitamin C: 0.7% DVCalcium: 11.1% DVIron: 7.5% DV
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