Andouille sausage, with its robust smoky flavor and spicy kick, is a culinary delight that originates from Cajun and Creole cuisine. In this article, we’ll explore different techniques to cook Andouille sausage properly.

1. How To Cook Andouille Sausage in Oven


  • 1 pound (450g) Andouille sausage
  • 2 bell peppers (any color), sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (optional)


Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Meanwhile, slice the Andouille sausage into 1/2-inch thick rounds.

In a large bowl, toss the sausage, sliced bell peppers, and onions with olive oil, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning (if using).

Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet in a single layer and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the sausage is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

Serve the sausage, peppers, and onions on a platter or use them as a filling for sandwiches or wraps.

2. How To Cook Andouille Sausage in Air fryer


  • 1 pound (450g) Andouille sausage
  • Olive oil spray (or cooking spray)


Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Meanwhile, cut the Andouille sausage into bite-sized pieces.

Lightly spray the sausage pieces with olive oil or cooking spray to help with browning and prevent sticking.

Place the sausage pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Air fry for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.

Once cooked, remove the sausage bites from the air fryer and serve them as an appetizer or as a topping for salads or pasta dishes.

3. How To Cook Andouille Sausage on Stove


  • 1.25 lb (565g) smoked Andouille sausage, cut into half-inch slices
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Cajun seasoning (to taste)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz can)
  • 12 oz (340g) pasta of your choice (e.g., penne, rigatoni)


Heat a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat.

Add the sliced Andouille sausage to the skillet and cook until browned on both sides. Remove the cooked sausage from the skillet and set it aside.

In the same skillet, add minced garlic, sliced onion and bell pepper. Sauté until they become tender and slightly caramelized. Then sprinkle cajun seasoning over and stir well to evenly distribute the seasoning.

Add diced tomatoes, cooked Andouille sausage to the skillet and mix it with the vegetables. Next, pour in the chicken broth into and stir to combine then increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.

Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

While the mixture simmers, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the cooked pasta.

Once the sausage and vegetable mixture has simmered, add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until well combined.

Remove the skillet from heat and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

4. How To Cook Andouille Sausage on Grill


  • 1 pound (450g) Andouille sausage
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper until well combined. This will be the glaze for the Andouille sausage.

Cut the Andouille sausage into individual links or leave them as one long piece if preferred.

Place the sausage links on the preheated grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking. The sausages should be nicely charred and cooked through.

During the last few minutes of grilling, brush the mustard glaze over the sausages, coating them evenly. Continue grilling for a couple more minutes to allow the glaze to caramelize slightly.

Remove the grilled Andouille sausages from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Serve the sausages as a main dish accompanied by your favorite sides, such as grilled vegetables, coleslaw, or cornbread.

I hope that after reading this article, you can now confidently prepare Andouille sausage dishes that will leave everyone craving for more. So grab your apron, fire up your chosen cooking method, and enjoy the deliciousness that Andouille sausage brings to your table!

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