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How to Cook Sausage Links in the Oven

If you are cooking for a big group or your family just loves sausage links, you will definitely want to try cooking them THIS way! Here are some great tips on how to bake sausage links – the easiest and fastest way to cook sausage.

I love to make breakfast for my family, especially on the weekends. Some of their favorites are homemade French Toast with almond milk and our family’s favorite breakfast casserole. But recently when my daughter was having a sleepover, I needed to make a lot of breakfast and fast for all the girls.

That’s what inspired me to bake sausage links in the oven instead of cooking them in a frying pan like I usually do. I’m not sure there’s a wrong way to cook sausage links, but cooking them on a stove top is sometimes messy and seems to take forever.

Now that I’ve learned how to cook sausage links in the oven, I’ll never do it a different way! It just takes some simple steps and it really is an easy way to make a lot of sausage in a quicker amount of time.

You could also switch up the type of sausage you use for this recipe too! I most often make pork sausages, but you could also try chicken sausage or even turkey sausage in the oven. Different types of sausages may cook at different rates, so be sure to check the internal temps if you’re doing something other than pork sausage links like this recipe uses.

Be sure to keep in mind that you’ll want to adjust your cooking times if you use a thicker type of sausage, or check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer.

The only thing you’ll need for this easy recipe is:

  • Sausage Links
  • Cooking Pan or Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil or Parchment Paper

You’ll notice I baked the sausage links on aluminum foil. You could also line your cookie sheet with parchment paper, if you have that instead. This makes for a much faster and easier clean-up.

These oven cooked sausages have very little oil and grease, but the aluminum foil or parchment paper on the baking sheet keeps clean up so easy.

They also have a relatively short cooking time, which means you can prepare a lot while you’re making something else. I also love to serve these with my almond milk pancakes.

For best results, I recommend turning at least once during the cooking process so that your breakfast sausages will brown evenly. Cook times will vary, but I’ve found that 20-25 minutes is a great length of time for these to cook nicely.

Oven Baked Sausage Links

Oven Baked Sausage Links

These oven baked sausage links taste delicious and have a short cooking time.

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • Sausage Links


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper [optional].
  3. Lay out sausage links in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 18-25 minutes, turning once in the middle so sausage links will brown evenly.

In fact, you could probably use this same method in the air fryer too.

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