Do you know you can cook sausages from frozen? Not only is it easy to make but it also takes about the same time it would if you were cooking fresh sausages or brat in the oven. This tutorial will show you how to cook frozen sausages in the oven or air fryer.
No need to worry anymore if you forgot to thaw your sausages in the fridge overnight as cavalry is here. In fact, it is now a lot easier to do if you own an air fryer.
Cooking sausage in the oven is easier than you think regardless of whether it is frozen or fresh. You only need one ingredient, an oven that works perfectly, and a timer. Another good thing is that no babysitting is needed and breakfast can happen just as you imagined it.
There are so many reasons you want to freeze sausages apart from maybe you bought too many. Freezing foodstuff or leftovers also ensures their freshness and reduces food waste which is great for the environment. And the best part is it's not even hard to do.
If you are wondering, how long can sausages be stored in the freezer, I can confirm fresh sausages (meat) can be frozen for up to 6 months or even longer if done correctly while cooked one can be frozen for up to 2 months or longer at your discretion. Right let's get to it
This cooking method would work for linked and unlinked sausages/brats.
What you will need
Rimmed baking sheet
Air fryer if you are not using the oven
How to cook frozen sausages in the oven
Preheat the oven at 200C/400F, line a baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray it with cooking oil.
Place the frozen sausages on the lined baking sheet, (no problem if it is clumped together) and place the tray in the preheated oven.
If the sausages are clumped together, after 7 minutes, carefully remove the baking tray from the oven and place it on a sturdy worktop. using your hand if the sausages are not too hot, separate them and cut the link if need be. Arrange the sausages in a single layer
Return the sausages into the oven and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, flip and cook for a further 5 to 8 until golden brown and well cooked or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
Remove from the oven, let it cool for a few minutes before serving with your choice of sides.
How to cook frozen sausages in an air fryer
Preheat the air fryer at 365F/180C for 5 minutes
Place the frozen sausages in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes. Separate the links if clumped together and lay the sausages on a single layer
Continue to cook for another 7-10 minutes until golden brown and well cooked or until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
Remove from the air fryer, let cool for a few minutes before serving with your choice of sides.
How long to cook sausages in oven
This will depend on the size and type of the sausages and the temperature cooked at. Typically at 400F/200C, fresh sausages will cook between 25-30 minutes, add about 5-10 minutes for frozen sausages.
If you are unsure if the sausages are fully cooked, check with an instant meat thermometer and it should be safe to eat once it registers 165F/74C.
Do I need to pierce the skin
Absolutely not, do not pierce the skin as you will lose flavor and juices.
How long to cook frozen sausages
You should cook frozen sausages for about 15-20minutes at 200C/400F degrees in the oven or air fryer, turning them during cooking to ensure even browning.
Can I use beef or chicken sausage
Yes, you can cook all types of sausages in the oven or the air fryer from frozen.
Do I have to use an oven
No, you could air fry them if preferred. There is also an option to cook it on the grill or stovetop. The only issue with that is that, if you do not defrost the sausages first, it will take longer to cook which might result in an unevenly cooked sausage.
Can I freeze cooked sausages
Yes, you can freeze them after they have been cooked. Just make sure that they have cooled down completely before freezing. You can store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.
How will I know the sausages are done?
Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness, you should get a minimum internal temperature of 165F/74C. If not, continue cooking until they have reached this degree.
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How to cook frozen sausages (Oven Or Air Fryer)
- oven or air fryer
- 8 frozen sausages
How to cook frozen sausages in air fryer
- Preheat the air fryer at 180C/360F
- Place the frozen sausages in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes
- Remove the air fryer basket from the air fryer and separate the sausages.
- Continue to cook the sausages for another 7 to 10 minutes flipping halfway through or until the internal temperature of the sausages registers 160F/71C
- Remove from the air fryer immediately and serve
- Preheat the oven at 200C/400F and line a rimmed baking tray with parchment paper
- Place the frozen sausages on the tray, place it in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, just enough to separate the sausages. Cut the links at this point as well if they are still linked together.
- Return the sausages to the oven and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the sausages are well cooked or the internal temperature register 160F/71C. (Flip the sausages halfway through for even cooking.