Air Fryer Brats are easy to cook and taste as they came just off the grill. Top them with peppers and onions for a flavorful dinner!
Cooking brats in the air fryer should become the new normal for everyone.
You can try air frying Johnsonville brats, beer brats, cheddar brats, or any other kind of brat you would like with this recipe as long as they are raw brats AKA uncooked brats.
Top them with a good mustard or any of my favorite toppings listed in this post for the most flavorful air fry brats you have ever had.
They cook much faster than cooking brats in the oven (but those are delicious too if you haven’t tried them!
How to Cook Brats in the Air Fryer
STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees.
STEP TWO: Place bratwurst in the air fryer in a single layer and air fry brats for about 8-10 minutes, turning them halfway through.
STEP THREE: Carefully remove the brats from the air fryer, place them in a roll, then top with desired toppings, and enjoy!
TIPS For the Best Air Fryer Brats
- Place a piece of bread under the air fryer basket to help catch any grease that drips — it helps with clean up
- Check the air fried brats with a meat thermometer and pull the brats out of the air fryer as soon as they reach 160 degrees F
- Cook the rolls in the air fryer for 1 to 2 minutes to get a crispy hot sandwich roll
- Melt cheese on the air fryer bratwurst by putting the cheese on the brats and sandwich roll then letting it sit in the hot air fryer for 1-2 minutes while it’s off
- Air fry bratwurst in a single layer to let the brats cook evenly
What Condiments can You Top Air Fried Brats With?
- Sauerkraut and swiss cheese
- Roasted bell peppers and onions
- Ketchup and mustard
- Relish and diced or sliced onions
- Cheese curds
- Pineapple and BBQ sauce
- Jalapenos and bacon bits (you can even use Air Fryer Bacon to create the bacon bits!
- Buffalo sauce and blue cheese
- Potato chips and ketchup
How to Reheat Air Fryer Brats
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
- Place bratwurst in the air fryer with a piece of bread underneath.
- Air fry bratwurst for 3-5 minutes until warmed thoroughly. Since they are already pre-cooked, they do not need to get to the full 160 degrees internal temperature.
How Long to Cook Brats in the Air Fryer
Cooking brats in the air fryer takes approximately 8 to 10 minutes to cook using thawed raw bratwurst.
What To Serve with Air Fryer Brats?
- Air Fryer French Fries
- Air Fryer Onion Rings
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Avocado Fries
- Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
- Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
How to Cook Frozen Brats in the Fryer
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
- Place them in the air fryer and air fry frozen brats for 13-15 minutes, turning halfway through cooking until cooked internally to 160 degrees.
- Remove the cooked brats from the air fryer and top with your favorite toppings!
More Air Fryer Sausage Recipes
- Air Fryer Italian Sausages
- Air Fryer Chicken Sausage
- Air Fryer Sausage Patties
- Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage Links
- Air Fryer Sausage, Gnocchi, and Green Beans
More Easy Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Hamburgers
- Air Fryer Hot Dogs
- Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks
- Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers
- Air Fryer Fried Chicken
- 2 to 4 bratwursts
- 2 hot dog rolls
- Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees.
- Cook brats for 8-10 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, turning the bratwurst halfway through.
- Remove the brats from the air fryer, place in the hot dog rolls, then add back to the air fryer for 1-2 minutes to crisp up the rolls.
- Remove bratwurst from the air fryer and enjoy!
How to Reheat Brats in the Air Fryer:
Preheat air fryer to 320 degrees and cook for 3-4 minutes, until warmed thoroughly.
How to Cook Frozen Brats in the Air Fryer:
Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees and cook for 13-15 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
Serving Size:1 bratwurst
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 976mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.