Air Fryer Smoked Sausage and Potatoes with Peppers

smoked sausage, white, red, and purple baby potatoes halved and quartered, red and yellow bell peppers cubed on white plate with fork on brown wooden table; light blue towel with white stripe in background; light green sauce with dollop of sour cream in white and blue striped bowl; bottom of white container with red lettering in top of picture and corner of another white dish

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Air Fryer Smoked Sausage and Potatoes with Peppers is a great weeknight meal. Serve it with a delicious creamy chimichurri sauce to kick it up a notch.



Creamy Chimichurri Sauce*


  1. Wash and cut potatoes into 1-2 inch cubes.
  2. Cut bell peppers into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Preheat air fryer to 400°F and set time to 35 minutes.
  4. Toss potatoes and peppers with oil, chili powder, and salt.
  5. Put them in the air fryer and cook, shaking the basket or switching the trays after 12 minutes.
  6. Cook an additional 10 minutes then shake the basket or switch the trays again, adding the cut up smoked sausage before putting back in the air fryer.
  7. Cook for an additional 12 minutes. Check for doneness. If the potatoes aren’t quite done, add an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with creamy chimichurri sauce on the side.

Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

  1. Either chop all ingredients super fine or use a food processor to process them. If using a food processor, I put them in this order: cilantro, parsley, shallot, jalapeño, garlic, oil, red wine vinegar, and seasonings.
  2. The easiest way to incorporate these ingredients well by hand is to put them in a sealed jar and shake it to emulsify. In a food processor, pulse the ingredients a couple seconds then check to make sure everything is combining well and continuing pulsing, stopping every couple seconds to allow everything to settle.
  3. Add the sour cream and whisk in or pulse 3-4 times in the food processor to incorporate without over blending.


*Note that you will only need about 1/4 this recipe of chimichurri sauce for this meal.

How to make this recipe without an air fryer:

Sheet Pan Method

Using the sheet pan method you will preheat the oven to 425°F then bake for 20-30 minutes, moving around every 10 minutes. At 20 minutes check for doneness.

Oven Bake Method

If you want to throw it in the oven and walk away, you can preheat the oven to 375°F. Put all ingredients in a 9×13 baking dish and cover. Then bake for 40 minutes. Check for doneness at that point. Take cover off and bake an additional 5 minutes to lightly brown the top if cooked through or 10 minutes if not quite done.