How to cook sausages in a Tefal ActiFry?

The Tefal ActiFry is a versatile kitchen gadget that can be used for cooking a variety of meals, including sausages. This innovative device uses minimal oil to fry your food and has a non-stick surface, making it easy to use and clean. In this article, we will guide you through the steps on how to cook delicious sausages in your Tefal ActiFry.

Choosing Your Sausages

When it comes to choosing sausages for your Tefal ActiFry, there are many options available. It really depends on your preference and taste. Some popular types of sausages include beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and lamb. When selecting sausages for your meal consider looking at the ingredients in them or visit a local butchery that sells high-quality meat.

For best results with the Tefal ActiFry, choose thicker sausages as they tend to hold their shape better during cooking. Thinner ones may end up losing their form due to the tumbling motion inside the ActiFry. Consider how spices, seasonings and added ingredients can affect cooking times and methods.

Preparing The Sausages

Preparing your sausages is crucial in ensuring they are thoroughly cooked throughout. Before placing them inside the Tefal ActiFry make sure they have been adequately thawed if they were previously frozen.

It’s important to prick each sausage several times using a fork before cooking. This will prevent them from bursting open during frying by allowing hot air to escape within the sausage casing.

If you intend on cutting the sausages into pieces before placing them into the ActiFry, consider sizing them evenly so that they cook uniformly.

Setting Up Your Tefal ActiFry

Firstly make sure that all components of your Tefal Actifry are clean before starting. Now it’s time to add oil, which is vital for the cooking process when using Tefal ActiFry to cook sausages. You can choose any type of oil that you prefer; however, it’s safer to use oils with high smoke points such as vegetable, sunflower or peanut oil.

Add 1-2 tablespoons of your chosen oil (depending on how many sausages you’re cooking) into the ActiFry pan and place it inside the device carefully. Close the lid and preheat for 3 minutes before beginning to cook.

Cooking Your Sausages

There are two methods you can use for cooking sausages in the Tefal ActiFry: one-step method and two-step method.

One-Step Method

This method is ideal for thicker sausages with a firmer texture.

  1. Place pricked sausages into the ActiFry pan.
  2. Close the lid and turn the machine on.
  3. Cook at 200°C for about 15 minutes (or until done)

Two-Step Method

The two-step method is perfect if you want crispier skin on your sausage.

  1. Start by cooking your sausages in one step as described above
  2. After they have been cooked through, remove them from the ActiFry and set them aside while keeping them warm under aluminum foil.
  3. Return empty ActiFrh ceramic dish back into position inside the device to continue heating up
  4. Heat up the additional time required by turning or shaking shallow-fried pieces over halfway through fryer program settings/recipe times shown in table below.
WeightProgram Setting
<400g12 minutes
400g14 minutes

p Once done return these crispy skin bits back to rejoin with the sausage before serving.

Regardless of which method you choose, remember that the cooking time will depend on the thickness of your sausages. Keep an eye on them and check if they’re cooked well to avoid any risk of food poisoning.

Testing Doneness And Serving

Before serving your delicious sausages, it’s important to check if they are fully cooked. Using a meat thermometer is the best way to do so; for pork and chicken sausages, make sure the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). You can also use visual cues by looking for a golden brown coating on the outside of the sausages while ensuring there is no pink or raw-looking parts in the center.

Once ready, you can serve your sausages with favorite side dishes such as scrambled eggs, toast or roasted vegetables. For a perfect pub-style dinner at home, you may consider pairing them with mashed potatoes and onion gravy

Cleaning and Maintenance

After using your Tefal ActiFry to cook sausages, allow it to cool down completely before disassembling its parts for cleaning. Hand wash each component with warm soapy water and then dry it thoroughly with a soft towel or cloth.

For optimum performance and longevity don’t forget to clean air fryer Regularly inside out using sponge absorbent through drainage hole ensuring no residues are left behind after use.


Cooking delicious sausages using Tefal Actifry may seem difficult at first but it’s quite simple once you know what steps need taking into consideration. Now that you have learned how to prepare your sausages before putting them into the device, how best adjust temperatures and times; You even discovered alternative methods along with checking doneness and perfect serving sides – all that remains is trying it yourself!


  1. Q: Can I cook sausages in a Tefal ActiFry without any oil?

A: Absolutely! Tefal ActiFry uses hot air technology, which means you can cook sausages and other fried foods with little to no oil, making it a healthier cooking option.

  1. Q: How long does it take to cook sausages in a Tefal ActiFry?

A: It usually takes around 10-15 minutes to cook sausages in a Tefal ActiFry. However, the cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your sausage and how crispy you want them to be.

  1. Q: What is the best type of sausage to cook in a Tefal ActiFry?

A: The beauty of using a Tefal ActiFry is that it can cook many different types of sausages perfectly! Whether you prefer beef, pork, chicken or turkey sausages, they will all taste great cooked in an ActiFry.

  1. Q: Can I stop the Tefal ActiFry while cooking sausages?

A: Yes, you can pause or stop the cooking process at any time by opening the lid of the Tefal ActiFry. However, keep in mind that this may increase the overall cooking time and affect how crispy your sausage ends up being.

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