No time to grill? No problem! This 8 minute Air Fryer Bratwurst Recipe will bring that classic brat to life in no time! Pair it with fresh produce and fun sauces to make it your own (while boosting the nutrition, too!)
Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place bratwursts into air fryer basket and set temperature to 370 degrees F.
Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking. When cooking completes, internal temperature should read 165 degrees F.
Place inside a bun and add desired toppings. Enjoy immediately!
Once air fried, it's best to consume these brats. If you're not planning to consume all of the sausages in a package, only cook what is needed and leave the rest in the refrigerator or freezer (and thaw later) until prepared to enjoy. Check your package for instructions about shelf-life!
Every air fryer is a little different, so be sure to review your manual for the proper settings!
While cooking at the proper time and temperature should be sufficient to cook your brats thoroughly, I always recommend temperature checking!
To read the temperature properly, insert an analog or digital thermometer into the sausage at it's widest part. In this case, I like to insert from the end, not the side. This way, the thermometer sticks straight down the middle and is totally covered. Then, to confirm a food-safe temperature, the temperature should stay above 165 degrees F for 15 seconds.
If preparing to eat on a bun with toppings, the veggies can be prepped while the brats are cooking. To arrange the meal even faster, do the chopping prep the morning of, or the day before!