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Sausage links are the epitome of a classic and simple meal. They pair perfectly with a multitude of condiments and side dishes, and can be ready in as little as 15 minutes!

A cast iron pan filled with sliced sausages on a grey dish towel, sauerkraut and mustard in the background.

While the image of perfectly seared sausage links might entice you to get outside and fire up the grill, you will be thrilled to learn that this tantalizing meal can be achieved indoors, in any weather condition, 365 days a year. Enter this recipe for Electric Skillet Sausage.

Sausage slices on a toothpick on a plate.

The first step is to select your sausage of choice. The recipe calls for bratwurst specifically, but any variety of sausage will work. Keep in mind that pork sausage such as bratwurst or andouille with often be juicier and more flavorful than other varieties. If you are looking for a lighter alternative, chicken and turkey sausage links are available in most grocery stores and specialty butcher shops.

A cast iron pan filled with sliced sausage on a grey dish towel.

Leftover links can be refrigerated for a few days, and repurposed for other meals, such as being incorporated into spaghetti sauce, a homemade pizza, or a hearty breakfast scramble. You may even choose to freeze cut up links for future use and serve them as an appetizer at your next dinner party. The possibilities for a simple electric skillet sausage are truly endless and it is worth adding to your weeknight meal rotation.

A piece of sausage on a tooth pick with a small jar of mustard dip.

What is your favorite variety of sausage to cook with? Let us know in the comments below!

A cast iron pan filled with sliced sausage on a grey dish towel, sauerkraut and mustard on the side.

Electric Skillet Sausage

Joss Dyckson
Sausage links are the epitome of a classic and simple meal and can be ready in as little as 15 minutes in the electric skillet.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American, German, Sumerian
Servings 4
Calories 252 kcal


  • 4 Bratwurst sausages - or your favorite sausage
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil - (canola, peanut, grapeseed, avocado, etc.)
  • Mustard, sauerkraut and/or other condiments


  • Heat the electric skillet to 325°F. Grease with the cooking oil.
  • Add the sausages and cook until browned on all sides and cooked through to an internal temperature of 160°F, about 12-15 minutes total.
  • Serve with mustard and sauerkraut on the side, if desired.


Electric Skillet


Calories: 252kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 9gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 558mgPotassium: 230mgVitamin A: 4IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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