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Sausage Sandwiches on a wooden cutting board with a red checkered napkin.
Air-Fried Sausage Sandwiches
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This air-fried sausage sandwich is the kind of sandwich you can really sink your teeth into... and then it drips down your chin and wrists and gives you that oh-so-satisfying feeling.
Course: Entrées, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, Lunch, Sandwiches
Servings: 6
Calories: 897 kcal
  • 1 ½ pounds Italian sausage 6 links
  • 1 onion sliced
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow and green, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 18 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 long crusty rolls
  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400°F. Place the sausages in the basket and air-fry for 12 minutes, turning them over halfway through the cooking process.
  2. Transfer the sausages to a plate and cover loosely with foil. Place the onions in the air fryer basket and drizzle with a little olive oil (or the fat from the sausages in the bottom of the air fryer drawer). Season with salt and pepper, toss to evenly coat onions and air-fry at 400°F for 5 minutes, tossing halfway through the cooking process.
  3. Add the peppers, garlic and Italian seasoning to the onions and toss everything together. Air-fry at 400°F for an additional 10 minutes, tossing a couple of times during the cooking process.
  4. When there are 3 minutes left on the timer, return the sausages to the basket and nestle them into the vegetables. Continue to air-fry to make sure the sausage is warmed through. Transfer everything to a platter and wipe out the basket.
  5. Slice the rolls three quarters of the way open and place a slice of provolone cheese in each roll. Add a sausage link to each roll and top with some of the onions and peppers. Spoon some marinara sauce over the top, and place two more slices of provolone cheese over the layer of sauce. Press the cheese lightly into the sauce so the cheese does not blow off during air-frying (or use some toothpicks to hold the cheese down).
  6. Make an aluminum foil sling: Fold a piece of aluminum foil into a strip about 6-inches wide by 18-inches long. Depending on the size of your air fryer, place two or three of the sandwiches in the middle of the foil and use the ends of the foil to lower the sandwiches into the air fryer. Air-fry at 350°F for about 3 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  7. Using the sides of the aluminum foil, carefully remove the sausage sandwiches from the basket and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

If you do not want cheese melted cheese on your sandwich you can just toast the empty rolls in your air fryer at 360° for 2 to 3 minutes and then build your sandwiches. Top with some marinara or ketchup or enjoy them plain!

Nutrition Facts
Air-Fried Sausage Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 897 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Fat 60g92%
Saturated Fat 27g135%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 2074mg86%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 2835IU57%
Vitamin C 83.5mg101%
Calcium 681mg68%
Iron 13.3mg74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.