How to Cook Sausage in Toaster Oven




Sausages have an irresistibly delicious taste. Bite after bite, these juicy pieces of meat just leaves you yearning for more. With several types of meat and a variety of seasonings today, sausages now have a unique savory taste. How do you get the best relishing satisfaction from your sausage? You will need to learn how to cook sausage in toaster oven.

How To Make Sausage In A Toaster Oven
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There are different methods of cooking sausages; broiled, pan-fry, boiled, pan-steamed, grilled, baked and so on. Baked sausage using a toaster oven is by far the easiest, the fastest, simplest and most convenient method of preparing your sausage. It cooks it better than any other method.

In this article, we are going to show you how to prepare it the right way and show you other side dishes and recipes that go with it.

If you prefer learning by video, this article is also explained here.

Method of Preparation

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One pound sausage.


  1. Preheat the toaster oven to a temperature of about 400oF.
  2. Remove sausages from the fridge for about ten to twenty minutes, to defrost before cooking.
  3. Lay parchment paper or aluminum foil on a baking pan.
  4. Line the sausages on the baking pan about 2 inches apart and sprinkle with olive oil or cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 10-25 minutes depending on the size of sausages, making sure that the pan is at the center of the oven.
  6. Check the cooking process in intervals and flip sausages for even baking.
  7. Broil for the remaining minutes of baking to get a perfectly browned skin.
  8. Using your meat thermometer, check the temperature of the sausages if it is 160oF.
  9. Turn off oven, remove sausages from the oven and serve.

Types of Sausages

There are different types of sausages to choose from and they all taste great when cooked in the toaster oven. These varieties come in flavors from all over the world and in different forms (links, patties or ground). Here is a list of some of these varieties. We will look at them one after the other:

Italian Sausage

The Italian sausage has 2 varieties, they are the hot Italian sausage and sweet Italian sausage

The hot Italian sausage is specially made from anise seed, salt, red pepper flakes, and garlic. While, the sweet sausage is specially made from almost the same ingredients which are the garlic, salt, and anise seed with the exception of red pepper flakes. Your choice is determined by your spice preference.

Chicken Sausage

This type of sausage comes in handy for people that don’t eat pork but love sausages. It has a chicken flavor and contains less fat than pork or beef.

Andouille Sausage

The Andouille sausage is a smoked spicy sausage that originated from France. You can use it in any recipe of your choice where a smoked sausage is required.

Kielbasa Sausage

Kielbasa sausage originated from Poland. The word ‘Kielbasa’ means sausage in the Polish language. It is a horseshoe-shaped pork sausage which is mostly smoked but sometimes comes unsmoked or partially smoked. 

The unsmoked or partially smoked Polish sausage needs to be completely cooked. While the smoked variant just needs to be heated. Heating improves its taste. 

Bratwurst Sausage

It is typically made of veal and pork and is seasoned with nutmeg, salt, caraway, and ginger. It originated from Germany.

Chorizo Sausage

This is a Mexican variety and is uncured and seasoned with garlic, chilies, and other spices which varies depending on the type of ingredients that it was seasoned with. 

Sausage Recipes

Sausages can be chopped into wholemeal dishes or served with other side dishes. There are different sausage recipes you can try to give you a sumptuous meal. 

Roasted Sweet Sausage Recipe

This is a highly nutritious recipe and lovers of gluten-free or low carb meals will appreciate it.


Two pounds sweet Italian Sausage.

Half tablespoon of kosher salt.

Three sliced bell peppers.

One tablespoon of sugar.

Olive oil.

Two sliced onion bulbs.

Two sliced portobello mushrooms.

Two tablespoons of coarsely ground black pepper.

Method of Preparation
  1. Cut sausage into sizable pieces.
  2. Line sausages side by side (about 2 inches apart) in a baking dish.
  3. Add all sliced vegetables in the baking dish and sprinkle with olive oil.
  4. Season with sugar, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  5. Cover the dish and roast inside the toaster oven at a temperature of 300oF for about one hour.
  6. Remove the cover after some time and roast continuously till vegetables and sausage are cooked, preferably golden browned.
  7. Note that total roasting time depends on the sausage size.

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Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Recipe

The sausage and vegetable dish is a very nutritious meal that is easy to prepare. It has a delicious and tantalizing taste you can’t resist.


Four sweet Italian sausage links with casings removed.

One sliced garlic clove.

Half tablespoon of red pepper flakes.

One Broccoli rabe bunch (with tough ends cut off).

Half tablespoon ground sage.

One fennel bulb (halved trimmed and sliced).


Olive oil.

Method of Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to a temperature of 425-degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line baking sheet using aluminum foil.
  3. Put your fennel on the side of the baking sheet and sprinkle salt and one tablespoon of olive oil over it.
  4. Bake for twenty minutes or till it is soft and well roasted.
  5. Remove sausages from casings and lay them evenly in the middle of the baking sheet.
  6. Mix Broccoli rabe with two tablespoons of olive oil, ground sage, salt, red pepper, and garlic.
  7. Spread the mixture evenly on the other side of the baking sheet.
  8. Roast for fifteen minutes or till the fennel and broccoli rabe are soft, singed and the sausage is completely cooked.
  9. Remove cooking pan from the oven and mix the sausages, juices, and vegetables together. 
  10. Serve warm.

Summer Sausage with Apricot Mustard Glaze


Two tablespoons brown sugar.

Half cup apricot jam.

Twelve-ounce summer sausage.

Three tablespoons Dijon mustard.

Method of Preparation
  1. Preheat the toaster oven to a temperature of about 325oF.
  2. Line cooking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Mix brown sugar, apricot jam, and Dijon mustard together in one baking dish.
  4. Cut sausage into slices in a way that they will still be connected at the bottom.
  5. Place sausages on the pan and coat with a part of the mixture of brown sugar, apricot jam, and dijon mustard. 
  6. Bake for about twenty-five minutes.
  7. Remove sausages from the oven and rub leftover brown sugar mixture on the body and in between each slice.
  8. Return sausages back to the oven and bake for another twenty minutes.
  9. Serve warm when sausages are completely cooked.

Sausage, Pepper, And Potatoes Recipe


Six hot Italian sausage links.

Two sliced red pepper.

One sliced yellow onion.

Two sliced big green bell peppers.

Five cubed big eastern potatoes.

Half tablespoon of ground pepper.

Two tablespoons of ground oregano.

One big sliced garlic clove.

Two tablespoons of olive oil.

One cup of water.

Method of Preparation
  1. Boil sausage for about ten minutes.
  2. Mix onion, green pepper, and potatoes in big baking dish.
  3. Remove sausage and add it to the cooking pan.
  4. Sprinkle oregano and ground pepper over the baking dish and mix all ingredients well.
  5. Add water and olive oil to the baking dish and mix till ingredients are saturated.
  6. Transfer all ingredients from the baking dish to the cooking pan.
  7. Bake at a temperature of about 375oF till potatoes is tender.
  8. Remove from the oven.
  9. Serve warm.

Barbecue Sausage Recipe


One cup barbecue sauce.

Two pounds uncooked Polish or Italian sausage.

Method of Preparation
  1. Preheat the toaster oven to a temperature of about 400- degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Coat sausages with a half cup of barbecue sauce with your hands.
  3. Place sausages on the cooking pan (lined with parchment paper) side by side with some inches apart.
  4. Bake for twenty-five minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and rub the leftover cup of barbecue sauce all over the sausages.
  6. Return cooking pan with sauces to the oven and bake for ten minutes.
  7. Turn off oven and serve sausages warm.

Note: Change oven settings to ‘broil’ in the last five minutes if you want your sausages well browned and singed.

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Baking Vs Other Methods of Cooking Sausages

Cooking sausages in a toaster oven is better than any other method. It is convenient, saves time, gives more temperature control and frees up the stovetops for the preparation of other meals. 

People love grilling sausages, but sometimes the weather is not always favorable. On the other hand, you can cook sausages in a toaster oven under any weather condition. It serves as an alternative means of cooking your sausages in harsh weather.

Deep frying makes most meals taste good, however, not everyone loves fried foods. Baking sausages add no extra fat to your meal hence is a better option for cooking sausages.

If you find cleaning tedious especially after cooking, then you should consider using the toaster oven to bake your sausages. Because it is easy to clean up. You only have to clean your cooking pan and that’s it.

You can line your roasting pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and save yourself the time you would have used in cleaning the appliance.

Cooking sausages in the toaster oven is one of the simplest forms of cooking. You don’t need to be a professional cook or need to follow a recipe.

You just need to know the right instructions on which pan to use and the ideal temperature before and after baking. 

Baked sausages are a great choice when you are cooking for a crowd. Frying sausages in a frying pan limit the number of sausages you will prepare at a time.

Meanwhile, you can bake your patties and links for everyone without worrying about keeping it warm as you get to prepare them at once and serve your guests or family members at the same time.

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There is a need to be conscious of how we handle and prepare our food. Pigs are the primary host of the Trichinella species that causes Trichinosis; a disease that affects people that eat undercooked or raw meat from infected animals. These tips should be a guide to preventing foodborne diseases:

  1. Remove all bracelets, watches or rings and keep them away from raw meat. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. The same cutting board and knife should not be used for raw meat and fresh food like vegetables and fruits.
  3. You can use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of your sausages before you remove them from the oven. The ideal temperature is 160-degree Fahrenheit for pork sausage and 165-degree Fahrenheit for chicken sausage. Make sure they are completely cooked before you remove them from the oven.
  4. Don’t use the same plate used for the raw sausage to serve the baked ones; instead, use a new plate. 

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