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Air Fryer Sausage Patties

Air Fryer Sausage Patties – Evenly browned and cooked to perfection, our turkey sausage patties feature garlic, olive oil, and flavorful spices. Prepared in the air fryer, they are tasty without all the mess and splatter of stovetop cooking. Like Air Fryer Turkey Burgers, these patties are easy to make and loaded with flavor. 

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Air fryers do it all! Whether you’re preparing breakfast sausage from fresh like this recipe or cooking frozen sausage patties in the air fryer, sit back and enjoy!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • Turkey: Select a dark-meat ground turkey that is 80-90% lean, so you have more fat to flavor and keep the patties together. I use turkey for this recipe, but try ground beef, chicken, or pork if you prefer.
  • Garlic: I suggest using two cloves, but don’t let my recipe tell you how much garlic to use – measure with your heart.
  • Spices: Season the air fryer sausage patties with salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, dried thyme, and cayenne.
  • Olive Oil: Olive oil helps maintain moisture and deeply flavors the patties; you can also use avocado oil or mayonnaise.

HOW TO FRY SAUSAGE PATTIES IN THE AIR FRYER

The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.

Combine the ingredients for the turkey burgers in a mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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Preheat the air fryer to 350° F (176° C) and use a food scale to portion 2 ounces of ground turkey per patty.

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Form the meat into balls and set the on a baking sheet; repeat with the remaining turkey.

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Use another baking sheet to press down the turkey to create patties.

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Make an impression in the center of each patty using your thumb.

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Air fry for 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through.

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COOKING TIPS

  • Refrigerate the turkey mixture before forming and cooking the sausage patties.
  •  Turkey is lean and prone to drying out, so avoid overcooking the patties. You’ll know they are done when they reach a temperature of 165° F (73° C); use a food thermometer for a more accurate reading. 
  • Use your thumb to press down in the center of each patty to prevent them from shrinking as they cook.

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SERVING SUGGESTIONS 

  • Pancakes, French Toast, Waffles, Toast, English Muffins, Crepes
  • Poached, Scrambled, Hard, and Soft-Boiled Eggs
  • Breakfast Sandwich
  • Oatmeal, No Oats, Cream of Wheat
  • Hash Browns, Fried Potatoes

WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVERS 

  • TO STORE – Store leftovers in an airtight container; they will keep for 3 days.
  • TO FREEZE – Wrap and store uncooked turkey patties for 3 months. Cooked turkey burgers will keep for 1-2 months. To prevent freezer burn, layer plastic wrap over the burger patties before securing them in an airtight container. When you’re ready to eat, defrost them in the fridge overnight.
  • TO REHEAT – Warm leftover patties in the microwave or preheat the air fryer to 350° F (176° C) and cook them for 3-5 minutes.
  • TO REPURPOSE –  Use the turkey to make a breakfast casserole or skillet. You can also break the sausage up and fill a burrito or quesadilla.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 

Are sausage patties good in the air fryer?

I love how easy it is to cook sausage patties in the oven. I make them fresh for this recipe, but even frozen sausage patties are perfectly cooked each time.

How long does it take to cook sausage patties in an air fryer?

Fresh: I cook fresh or homemade sausage patties for 15 minutes in the air fryer at 350° F (176° C).
Frozen: Frozen patties require only 5 minutes at 400°F (205°C).

How long to put frozen sausage patties in air fryer?

Frozen sausage patties are pre-cooked, so they require less cooking time. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (205°C) and cook the patties for about 5 minutes.

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Air Fryer Sausage Patties

Tressa Jamil
Evenly browned and cooked to perfection, these air fryer sausage patties are tasty without all the mess and splatter of stovetop cooking. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Patties
Calories 214 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground turkey, 85% lean, dark meat
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, coarse ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Combine the ingredients for the turkey burgers in a mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350° F (176° C) and use a food scale to portion 2 ounces of ground turkey per patty.
  • Form the meat into balls and set them on a baking sheet; repeat with the remaining turkey. Use another baking sheet to press down the turkey to create patties.
  • Make an impression in the center of each patty using your thumb. Air fry for 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through.

Notes

Servings:
  • This recipe makes five turkey sausage patties. 
 
Cooking Tips: 
  • Refrigerate the turkey mixture before forming and cooking the sausage patties.
  • Turkey is lean and prone to drying out, so avoid overcooking the patties. You’ll know the patties are done when they reach a temperature of 165° F (73° C); use a food thermometer for a more accurate reading. 
  •  Use your thumb to press down in the center of each patty to prevent them from shrinking as they cook.
 
Nutrition Disclosure:
  • The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional advice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 PattyCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 25gFat: 12gSodium: 448mg
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Recipe Rating




Rick

Wednesday 28th of December 2022

I LOVED these juicy and so great for a healthy high protein breakfast meal. I really don't like frozen store bought patties and these are godsend.

Tressa Jamil

Thursday 29th of December 2022

I couldn't agree more!