Smoked sausage is a versatile and delicious sausage that adds depth and richness to a wide variety of dishes. In this article, I will instruct you on how to cook smoked sausage properly.

1. How To Cook Smoked Sausage on Stove


  • Smoked sausage
  • Cooking oil (such as vegetable or olive oil)


Start by slicing the smoked sausage into individual pieces. You can cut them into rounds or diagonally for longer pieces, depending on your preference.

Place a skillet or frying pan on the stove over medium heat. Allow it to heat up for a couple of minutes then add a small amount of cooking oil to the skillet, enough to lightly coat the bottom. 

Once the oil is heated, carefully add the sliced sausage to the skillet. Arrange them in a single layer to ensure even cooking. Let the sausage sear for a few minutes until it develops a golden brown color on one side.

Use tongs or a spatula to flip the sausage pieces to the other side. Continue cooking for a few more minutes to brown the other side as well. This will help enhance the flavor and texture.

Once the sausage is cooked to your liking, remove it from the skillet and transfer it to a serving plate.

2. How To Cook Smoked Sausage in Oven


  • Smoked sausage


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Choose a baking dish or a sheet pan that is large enough to accommodate the smoked sausage without overcrowding. You can line the baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easier cleanup.

Place the smoked sausage in the prepared baking dish, ensuring that the pieces are evenly spaced and not touching each other. 

If desired, you can add vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or potatoes to the baking dish alongside the sausage. These will cook together and add flavor to the dish.

Put the baking dish with the sausage into the preheated oven. Allow it to bake for about 25-30 minutes

Once the smoked sausage is cooked to your desired level, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving

3. How To Cook Smoked Sausage in Air Fryer


  • Smoked sausage


Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).

While the air fryer is preheating, you can prepare the smoked sausage. If needed, slice the sausage into individual pieces.

Arrange smoked sausage pieces in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding the basket to ensure even cooking and proper air circulation.

Put the air fryer basket with the sausage into the preheated air fryer. Air fry smoked sausage for 10-12 minutes, flipping the pieces halfway through the cooking time.

Once the smoked sausage is cooked to your liking, carefully remove it from the air fryer basket. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving.


4. How To Cook Smoked Sausage in Microwave


  • Smoked sausage


Prick each smoked sausage with a fork a few times to prevent them from bursting during cooking.

Place the sliced smoked sausage in a microwave-safe dish. Make sure the dish is large enough to hold the sausage pieces without overcrowding.

To prevent splattering, cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap. Leave a small vent to allow steam to escape.

Set the microwave to high power and cook the smoked sausage for about 2-3 minutes per piece.

Once the smoked sausage is cooked. Carefully remove the dish from the microwave and remove the cover.

Serve the smoked sausage hot as a main dish or use it in other dishes

Cooking smoked sausage is a simple process that yields delicious results. By following the step-by-step instructions provided in this article, I believe that you can confidently prepare smoked sausage dishes that are juicy, flavorful, and perfectly cooked.

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