Air fried andouille chicken sausage meets cajun seasoned vegetables in this high protein, high volume combo. With 24 grams of protein and only 250 calories per serving, this recipe works great for a meal prep option that can be paired with rice, cauliflower rice, creamy pastas, and more. Just pop some in the microwave and you’ll have a nutrient and fiber packed meal ready to go in minutes.
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How to Make Air Fryer Sausage and Cajun Veggies
This is a super simple recipe that only calls for 6 ingredients. I’ve included a visual walkthrough below with visual cues, ingredient substitution notes, and general tips for air frying. Feel free to skip down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post if you’re feeling confident.
Air fry sliced chicken sausage for 8 minutes at 400ºF.
I used the same Trader Joe’s andouille chicken sausage I used for my Instant Pot red beans and cauliflower rice and low carb jambalaya. Like I mentioned in that post, Target’s Good & Gather line has a comparable chicken sausage option if you don’t have access to Trader Joe’s. You could also use a cajun style turkey sausage (or any sausage) in a pinch.
Air fryer note: I used an 8-quart Instant Pot Duo Crisp for these air fryer sausages. If you’re using a larger air fryer with more surface area, you’ll probably want to reduce the cook time.
Toss cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell pepper with olive oil and cajun seasoning.
Feel free to get creative with your vegetable selection. You could add some zucchini like my air fryer cajun chicken and vegetables recipe calls for or some diced red onion like in my air fryer Greek chicken and vegetables.
As for the seasoning, I used Louisiana Fish Fry’s cajun seasoning, which has around 1,200 mg of sodium per teaspoon. If you’re using a salt-free cajun seasoning, you’ll want to add a little salt. If you have a stocked spice cabinet and want to make your own, check out my cajun fry seasoning recipe.
Air fry everything together for 15-20 minutes at 400ºF. Stir a few times throughout for even cooking.
Again, air fryers with larger baskets and more surface area will get the job done faster. So be sure to check/stir your chicken sausage and vegetables early and often with other units. When the mushrooms begin to brown, the peppers are fork tender, and the tomatoes begin to wrinkle, you should be good to go.
Serving Your Air Fried Sausage and Vegetables
If you’ve tried my Tex-Mex ground beef and rice, you know one of my favorite protein and veggie pairings is a blend of rice and cauliflower rice. You can zhoosh up the rice combo with a little lemon juice and fresh parsley (and maybe a little butter) like I did with the red beans and cauliflower rice I mentioned above.
Another non-rice option you could easily put together would be pasta. My low carb cajun pasta, one of my most popular recipes, combines 2 parts light alfredo sauce and 1 part marinara with a little cajun seasoning and shredded cheddar to make a creamy baked pasta. You could whip up some chickpea pasta and mix with the sauce before adding your air fried chicken sausage and vegetables. The Trader Joe’s cajun alfredo I used in my Traeger smoked pasta is great, too!
I’d love to hear what you end up doing with yours. Let me know in the comments or what you thought about the recipe in general via recipe review. I hope you enjoy!
- 4 Andouille Chicken Sausages, sliced into rounds
- 8 oz Sliced White Mushrooms
- 8 oz Cherry Tomatoes
- 2 Bell Peppers, diced large
- 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
- Air fry the sliced sausages for 8 minutes at 400ºF.
- While the sausages cook, toss the veggies in the olive oil and cajun seasoning.
- After the sausage has cooked for 8 minutes, add the veggies to the air fryer and stir everything together.
- Air fry an additional 15-20 minutes at 400ºF, stirring halfway through.
- Top with freshly chopped parsley and serve with rice, cauliflower rice, pasta and your favorite sauce. Or enjoy on its own.
For stovetop, brown the sausages for a few minutes before adding the olive oil, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Cook for 5- 6 minutes before adding the cajun seasoning, stirring everything together, and adding the tomatoes. Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes until the tomatoes begin to wrinkle.
Each serving has 5 WW SmartPoints (blue).
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Servings Serving Size: 1 Serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 13gCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 24g