How to air fry Johnsonville Bratwurst

Johnsonville Brats Original Bratwurst


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
  2. Cook for 8 minutes at 400F, turn half way through

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (5.8QT model, affiliate link).

Using the above directions I managed to cook these Johnsonville Brats comfortably past the 160F degree mark (the recommended temp on the package). The interior was still exceptionally juicy and the brats had a great crisp and char.

I will caution that these sausages still retained a slight pink tinge down the very center of the brat, despite being well past temp. As always, use care and caution when cooking raw meat products and invest in a good thermometer (see below).

Air fried Johnsonville Brats Original Bratwurst
Air fried Johnsonville Brats Original Bratwurst

We recommend investing in a kitchen thermometer like the Habor Meat Thermometer to ensure your food is thoroughly cooked. It's quick, under twenty bucks and it's waterproof - and hey - we get a small referral fee for any purchases.


This guide is presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. If in doubt contact your air fryer or product manufacturer. Please ensure your food is thoroughly cooked before consuming. See here for more info on using our reciopes.

2 comments on “How to air fry Johnsonville Bratwurst

  1. The thermometer being recommended is not accurate. I heated oil to 350 degrees F . That temperature was recorded by a deep fry old fashion thermometer. I then insert the tip of the instant read and got a temperature of 370 degrees F. Instantly explained why I was having problems with undercooked meat. Perhaps this why the center of your brats was still pink.

    1. Hmmm, Ill have to look into this John, thanks for letting me know your experience. I’ve found the thermometer to be relatively accurate personally, but in fairness I don’t have a way to double test its results. I’ll have to find a way to do this!

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