Air-Fryer Sausage Bacon Bites

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min./batch


about 3-1/2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
Try surprising your family on Sunday morning by pulling these bites out of the air fryer as they head to breakfast, and get ready for the oohs and aahs of delight. They're equally delicious as a party appetizer. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Air-Fryer Sausage Bacon Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 pound bacon strips
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) frozen fully cooked breakfast sausage links, thawed
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, divided


  1. Cut bacon strips widthwise in half; cut sausage links in half. Wrap a piece of bacon around each piece of sausage. Place 1/2 cup brown sugar in a shallow bowl; roll sausages in sugar. Secure each with a toothpick. Place in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 325°. Sprinkle wrapped sausages with 1 tablespoon brown sugar. In batches, arrange sausages in a single layer on a greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until bacon is crisp, 15-20 minutes, turning once. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 74 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.