Ring bologna is a smoked, cured sausage that has a distinctive ring shape. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook ring bologna in 3 different ways and serving ideas. These cooking methods yield a ring bologna that is heated through with a lightly crisped exterior

1. How To Cook Ring Bologna on Stove


  • 1 ring bologna (about 1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Cut the ring bologna into thick slices, about 1/2 inch each.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

When the oil is hot, add the bologna slices in a single layer. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until lightly browned.

Transfer the bologna to a plate lined with paper towels to drain briefly before serving.

For added flavor, try sautéing some thinly sliced onions or peppers along with the bologna. A sprinkle of garlic powder, paprika or Italian seasoning also makes a tasty addition.

2. How To Cook Ring Bologna in Oven


  • 1 ring bologna (about 1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Cut the bologna into 1/2 inch slices and arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Brush the top of each slice lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Flip each slice over halfway through baking.

Let cool slightly before serving warm.

For extra flavor, try sprinkling the bologna slices with Italian seasoning or cayenne pepper before roasting.

3. How To Cook Ring Bologna in Air Fryer


  • 1 ring bologna (about 1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cut the bologna crosswise into 1/2 inch slices.

Brush both sides of each slice lightly with vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper.

Arrange the slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket, without overcrowding.

Air fry at 370°F for 6-8 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until browned and sizzling.

Let cool slightly before serving.

The air fryer yields bologna with a crispy browned exterior in just minutes. Feel free to sprinkle on any desired seasonings before air frying.

4. What To Serve With Ring Bologna

Ring bologna, with its mild smoked flavor, partners well with many sides. Here are some tasty options

Mustard and Pickles: The tanginess of mustard and the crunch of pickles provide a perfect contrast to the rich, savory flavor of ring bologna.

Sauerkraut: The slightly sour and fermented taste of sauerkraut pairs exceptionally well with the smokiness of ring bologna.

Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes offer a comforting and satisfying accompaniment to the robust flavor of ring bologna.

Grilled Vegetables: Lightly charred and seasoned vegetables add freshness and balance to the meal.

Crusty Bread or Rolls: Serving ring bologna with a side of crusty bread or rolls allows you to create delicious sandwiches, combining textures and flavors.

However you choose to cook ring bologna – on the stove, in the oven or air fryer – finishing it with any of these classic sides makes for a tasty, satisfying meal.

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