Bratwurst is a classic, but it can be a greasy hot mess to make! Air frying cooks the sausage perfectly without all of the mess and smell. This air fryer bratwurst recipe is so simple and only takes 3 ingredients and a few minutes to cook. You’ll have delicious, juicy brats in no time!
EASE: You won’t believe how simple it is to cook brats in the air fryer!
PROS: The sausage comes out perfectly cooked without any greasy mess.
CONS: Potential for them to stick to the air fryer basket if not monitored closely.
WOULD I MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes, especially when I want to throw together something quick for entertaining!
More Cooking air fryer bratwurst with peppers is a great way to get a quick and easy meal. The air fryer cooks the sausage perfectly without any greasy mess, and the peppers add a delicious flavor. This is a great meal for any time of day, and it’s a great way to get your bratwurst fix plus some extra veggies!
- quick and easy
- healthier than regular bratwurst
- added veggies
Just a few ingredients
Important Ingredient Notes
bratwurst – bratwurst is a type of sausage typically made from pork. They typically come uncooked and are made using a natural casing. It typically has a strong and distinct flavor and can be found in the fresh meat department of most grocery stores
sweet peppers – a variety of pepper that is sweet in taste. They are typically small and can be red, yellow, or green in color. They are delicious eaten raw or can be cooked as well. Sweet peppers are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber.
avocado oil spray – a healthy cooking oil that is made from pure avocado oil. It is a great choice for those who are looking for a healthy cooking option, and it has a variety of health benefits. In this recipe it is used to keep the sausage and peppers from sticking while they cook, without adding a lot of fat or grease.
How to make this recipe
- Cut sweet peppers into strips.
- Add bratwurst and sweet peppers to air fryer basket.
- Spray with avocado oil
- Cook for 12 minutes or until sausage is cooked through and peppers are tender, stopping to turn/toss occasionally.
Tips & Tricks
- remove ribs and seed from peppers to ensure it’s not too spicy
- line bottom of air fryer with parchment if desired for easier cleanup
- if using already cooked brats, reduce cooking time by a few minutes (cook until heated through) and ensure peppers are sliced very thin so they will cook quickly
Even though this is a simple recipe, there are still several different ways to make air fryer bratwurst with peppers. You can use different types of sausages, peppers, and cooking oils. Here are a few variations on this recipe that you may enjoy.
If you’re looking for a spicier air fryer bratwurst recipe, you can use hot or spicy sausage in place of the regular sausage. You can also add some diced jalapeños or other hot peppers to the mix.
For a different flavor, you can try using different types of sausage such as chicken sausage, turkey sausage, or even vegan sausage. You can also use different types of peppers such as bell peppers, banana peppers, or even Hatch peppers.
If you’re looking for a healthier air fryer bratwurst recipe, you can use leaner sausage such as chicken or turkey sausage.
Use flavored oils instead of olive oil to change this up as well, just remember to keep it light, you don’t need much oil.
Can I cook brats from frozen?
Yes, you can cook air fryer bratwurst from frozen. Just add a few minutes to the cook time.
Can I make air fryer bratwurst without peppers?
Yes, you can make air fryer bratwurst without peppers. The cook time will be the same.
How do I know if my brats are done?
The best way to know if air fryer bratwurst is done is to use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature of the sausage should be 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Can I make air fryer bratwurst ahead of time?
Yes, you can make air fryer bratwurst ahead of time. Just cook the sausage and peppers according to the recipe instructions. Once they are cooked, let them cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
When you’re ready to eat, reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes until heated through.
What should I serve air fryer bratwurst with?
There are many different ways to enjoy air fryer bratwurst. You can eat them plain, add them to a bun and top with your favorite condiments, or even slice them and add them to a salad.
Here are some of my favorite sides to serve with them:
- Air Fryer Tater Tots
- Air Fryer Waffle Fries
- Corn Slaw
- Air Fryer Onion Rings
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make delicious air fryer bratwurst, this recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes to cook. You’ll have juicy, delicious air fryer brats without all of the mess or standing over a hot grill!
Air Fryer Bratwurst
- 4 raw bratwurst
- 1 cup sliced sweet peppers ribs and seeds removed
- avocado oil spray
- Spray peppers with avocado oil spray and add to air fryer basket along with bratwurst
- Cook at 360 for 12 minutes, stopping to rotate bratwurst and stir peppers 1-2 times until fully cooked