I love smoked sausage and onion and had always done them on the stove, but now I have take to making Instant Pot Duo Crisp sausage and onions using the air fryer lid. You can also make this Instant Pot sausage and onion recipe in a regular pot. It also works well if you have a Mealthy lid or can be made in a Ninja Foodi.
This recipe is keto friendly if you are looking for keto Instant Pot sausage recipes. Also check out our popular Instant Pot sausage and cabbage recipe!
Instant Pot Duo Crisp Sausage and Onions
This recipe is super easy. Start with some sausage. I like to use regular pork smoked sausage and beef smoked sausage. I usually use Eckrich sausage.
I use two onions when I make this recipe because I love onions and they tend to reduce a lot in size. You can get away with using one if you want less onion.
There are a lot of basic recipes out there for Instant Pot sausage and peppers and you could make that the same way by substituting bell peppers for the onion in this recipe. I’m not a huge green pepper fan, so I use onions instead. This recipe also works to make Instant Pot sausage and potatoes. Simply add in potatoes!
Cut up the onion and saute it until it is translucent. Then transfer it and sliced up sausage to the air fry basket.
Air fry on 400 for about 25 minutes until the sausage browns, stirring every five minutes or so.
You definitely want it browned up well, that adds makes for nicely caramelized onions and tasty sausage!
Instant Pot Sausage and Onions
If you are using a regular instant pot, saute the sausage on saute mode until it starts to brown, usually about 10 minutes. Then add the onions and keep sauteing until done. It will take 20 minutes or so.
You can make this recipe on the stove top the same way.
Finally, you can make this in your Instant Vortex or Instant Omni by air frying everything in a pan and giving it a good stir every five minutes.
Serving Instant Pot Duo Crisp Smoked Sausage
I often serve my smoked sausage and onion with some cheesy rice and vegetables.
I sometimes serve this dish up with air fryer vegetables from the Vortex or Omni.
- 20 ounces (or 2 packages) smoked sausage, sliced
- 2 onions, diced
- 2 T olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Saute the onion in the Instant Pot, salt and pepper to taste, and saute until translucent
- Transfer the onion to the air fry basket (if using the Duo Crisp) and add the sausage
- Air fry at 400 for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until browned
- Serve and enjoy!
If making in a regular Instant Pot saute the onions and sausage until browned. About 25 minutes.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 754 Total Fat: 69g Saturated Fat: 22g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 37g Cholesterol: 138mg Sodium: 1925mg Carbohydrates: 5g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 28g