Are you looking for a delicious and easy way to cook brats in an air fryer? Whether you’re a novice or a pro in the kitchen, this recipe will show you how to make the perfect brats in an air fryer.

In this blog post, I will share with you the steps to make delicious and juicy brats in an air fryer, as well as provide some helpful tips to ensure the best results. Get ready to enjoy some flavorful and juicy brats cooked in your air fryer!

1. How To Cook Brats in Air Fryer


  • Johnsonville Bratwurst or Kroger Bratwurst Package ( Uncooked Frozen )


Step 1: Take brats out of the package then put brats into the air fryer basket. In a single layer, without overlapping.

Step 2: Air fry brats at 350 ° F for 15 minutes. After half the cooking time, press pause to check and flip brats over.

Step 3: Use kitchen tongs to transfer your brats to a plate and let them cool down for 2 minute then enjoy with sauteed onions and peppers for a delicious dinner.

2. Tips When Cooking Bratwurst in Air Fryer

  • Leave some space between bratwurst so the hot air of the air fryer can spread all sides evenly.
  • You don’t need to preheat the air fryer before cooking
  • Your brats after cooking must reach a minimum internal temperature of 165 ° F. So you should use a meat thermometer to check
  • You should use parchment paper so that you can easily clean the basket after frying

3. What To Serve With Brats?

Here are some of our favorite serving suggestions for bratwurst.

1. Potato Salad. Potato salad is the perfect side dish for brats. It’s creamy and flavorful, and pairs perfectly with savory sausage. Try making your own with boiled potatoes, mayonnaise, diced celery, hard-boiled eggs, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

2. Sauerkraut. If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, nothing beats sauerkraut as a side for brats. Its tangy flavor and crunchy texture are a great complement to the juicy sausage. Plus, it’s an easy dish to prepare and can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

3. Grilled Veggies. Grilled vegetables, such as zucchini, bell peppers, and onions, make for a healthy and tasty side for brats. They’re easy to cook and go great with a variety of toppings, from cheese and sour cream to spicy mayo and ketchup.

4. Macaroni and Cheese. Macaroni and cheese is a classic comfort food that pairs wonderfully with brats. Whether you make a homemade version with your favorite cheese or opt for the boxed variety, you’ll be sure to satisfy your guests with this hearty side.

5. Baked Beans. Baked beans are a great accompaniment to bratwurst. They’re typically sweet and savory and work as a side dish as well as a topping for the sausage. Make sure to simmer the beans until they’re soft and the sauce has thickened, then spoon them over the brat and enjoy.

In conclusion, cooking brats in an air fryer is an easy and delicious way to prepare this classic dish. It requires minimal preparation, is quick to cook, and results in a juicy and flavorful meal. With the right spices and sides, you can make a delicious bratwurst meal that everyone will enjoy.

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I'm the founder of the blog Air-Fryer.Recipes. My favorite cooking method is using an air fryer, and I want to share great recipes when using this kitchen appliance.

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