Air Fryer Brats Recipe

air fryer brats recipe

In contrast to the traditional way of cooking brats, Air Fryer Brats are easy, simple, and quick to prepare. Moreover, Air Fryer cooks them comparatively tender and crispy. These are flavorful and take just 15 minutes to come out of the fryer with great perfection. 

This simple recipe needs a few ingredients which adds to its easy preparation. Here is a simple and step-by-step cooking guide for Air Fryer Brats. 

How to Cook Air Fryer Brats?


  • Olive oil

For Brats

  • The only ingredient needed for Air Fryer Brats is a pack of pre-seasoned uncooked brats.

For Cheese Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp chives
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar

What to Do?

Preheat the Air Fryer

Preheat the fryer at 375°F for 3 to 5 minutes to achieve perfect results. 

Arrange the Brats in the Basket

Spray the fryer basket with oil and put the uncooked brats in a single layer. Don’t overcrowd or overlap them as it may ruin the taste. 

Start Cooking

Set the temperature at 375°F and timer for 10 to 12 minutes and start cooking the Brats. Flip them with the help of a spatula after halftime.

Prepare the Sauce

After you have set the time and temperature to cook the brats, prepare the sauce to save your time. 

  • Proceed by melting the butter over medium heat and then pour the flour and cook for one minute at the same heat. 
  • Then pour the milk and cook until the sauce thickens. 
  • Put off the sauce from heat and mix the cheddar, chives, and paprika in it. 
  • Now, your sauce is ready, let it cool.

Check The Internal Temperature

After the set time is passed, check the level of crispiness and also internal temperature to ensure perfection. Make sure that the internal temperature reaches 160°F. 

Take Out and Enjoy

After you are sure that the brats are done, take them out but let them rest for a while before serving. After they get cool, serve or enjoy them with the fresh sauce!


The damn delicious and tender Air Fryer Brats are super easy to cook using an Air Fryer. There is no need to purchase a long list of ingredients to make this recipe so it seems absolutely easy. Moreover, the fryer’s post-cooking cleaning of this recipe is also easy and simple. Add this quick side dish to your meal routine just like air fryer hot dogs!