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7 Ingredient Air Fryer Sausage Kolaches

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Whip up these homemade air fryer sausage kolaches for breakfast or an appetizer. Sausage wrapped in homemade fluffy sweet bread. 

Three stacks of sausage kolaches sitting on a white plate.

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These air-fried kolaches are so easy to assemble and air fry! No matter what time of year it is, these are a treat

What Are Kolaches 

If you are unfamiliar with Kolaches, they are a breakfast pastry. You will find the pastry can be filled with sweet or savory. In this recipe, it is, of course, savory. 

A tasty sweet, and savory breakfast option that is delicious! But don’t be fooled; these are also fun appetizer recipe! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  1. Homemade for the ultimate soft and fluffy dough. 
  2. Comfort food
  3. Versatile in how you fill your dough. 
  4. Air fried for a golden brown crust. 
  5. Delicious 
  6. Freezer friendly

The Ingredients 

Flour, milk, sausages, butter, sugar, yeast, and eggs sitting on a wooden table.
  • Flour 
  • Milk 
  • Yeast 
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Breakfast sausage

How to Make Sausage Kolaches

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Collage of mixing the flour mixture in a mixing bowl and rising the dough in a bowl.
  1. The first step is to work on the dough. Warm up your milk and add sugar and yeast. Stir and let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes. This is going to activate the yeast and make it become foamy. (Photo 1) 
  2. Once the yeast is ready, you will add in the butter, egg, and flour. Mix until the dough is formed. (Photo 2) 
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl, and allow it to rise for 2 hours or when it has doubled in size. (Photos 3 & 4) 
Collage of cooking the sausage and assembling the kolache.
  1. Place dough on a floured surface and cut into 12 sections…Roll out the dough and place the sausage link in the center and roll. (Photos 5,6,7 & 8) 
Collage of unbaked and baked sausage kolaches in an air fryer.
  1. Repeat until all are made. Let rest again for 10 minutes, then air fry! (Photos 9 & 10) 
A slice of sausage kolache with a sauce on the side.

Storing Tips

You will need to refrigerate any Kolaches you do not eat. Place in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Then heat cold or warm up in the microwave or oven. 

For freezing, you can store leftovers in a freezer bag or container. Freeze for 3-4 months. Heat from frozen or thaw in the fridge the night before. 

A pile of sausage kolaches sitting on a plate with a blue cloth and air fryer in the background.

Recipe FAQs 

What is sausage Kolaches called?

klobasniky – while you might think a Kolaches filled with sausage is the right name, it isn’t. Technically it is a Klobasniky, but most everywhere calls them Kolaches. 

Are Kolaches like hot dogs?

While these may look similar to pigs in a blanket, they don’t taste like it. Sweetbread and breakfast sausage are the flavors. 

Are Kolaches healthy?

Kolaches are a bit high in carbs from the bread but in moderation, it isn’t a bad way to start the day. You do get some protein from the sausage. But ultimately it isn’t the healthiest choice.

Can I bake these in the oven?

No air fryer? No problem! Simply make your sausage Kolaches as directed and place them on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the dough is cooked through. You can brush your Kolaches with milk to help speed up the browning process. This is a tip I have used for years. If your rack isn’t high enough in the oven it can get stale pale in color without the milk. 

Can I change up the filling?

Go right ahead and change up the filling. You can do a sweet or savory filling and they will bake up the same way! Or do it half savory and half sweet! Have fun and enjoy whatever filling you enjoy most.

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A plate of sausage kolaches sitting on a wooden table.
5 from 10 votes

7 Ingredient Air Fryer Sausage Kolaches

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Air Fryer, Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: Czech
Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 32 minutes
Yields 12 Servings
These air fryer sausage kolaches are a sausage kolaches recipe that is sweet and savory. An easy breakfast pastry that is loaded with incredible flavor.


  • 2 ½ cups (312 ½ g) of flour divided (1 ¼ cups)
  • cup (162 ⅔ g) of milk
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons (2 ⅕ teaspoons) of active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup (50 g) of sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 breakfast sausage links


  • Place warm milk, sugar and yeast into a mixing bowl. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes to foam up. 
    ⅔ cup of milk,¼ cup of sugar,2 ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • Add the melted butter, 2 eggs and half the flour. Mix with a dough hook until we’ll combined. Once combined. Add the remaining flour. 
    2 ½ cups of flour,6 tablespoons of melted butter,3 eggs
  • Once dough has formed a ball, place dough ball in a well-oiled bowl, cover and let rise for 2 hours until it doubles in size. 
  • Place sausage links into a skillet and brown them off until fully cooked
    12 breakfast sausage links
  • Place the dough ball on a floured surface and divide into 12 equal parts. 
  • Roll out each section into a rectangle and roll each sausage link with dough. 
  • Let rolled kolaches rise for 10 more minutes.
  • Place kolaches in oiled air fryer basket, coat with egg wash, and cook on 400° for 6 minutes or until golden brown. 
  • Remove and let cool. 
  • Devour! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 278kcal (14%) Carbohydrates: 26g (9%) Protein: 10g (20%) Fat: 15g (23%) Saturated Fat: 7g (44%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 77mg (26%) Sodium: 251mg (11%) Potassium: 154mg (4%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin A: 277IU (6%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 30mg (3%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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  1. 5 stars
    Never tried making kolaches, and they look really tasty. Planning to make this in my air-fryer when I get the chance. Bookmarking your recipe

  2. I didn’t know you could make sausage rolls like this in the air fryer! I will have to try them out.,

  3. 5 stars
    What a delicious idea! These would be wonderful to serve alongside egg for a weekend breakfast. Looks delish!

  4. I usually eat kolaches when I visit the Czech village in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I had never thought to make my own but this sounds so good!

  5. I love the idea of sweetbread mixed with the breakfast sausage, it sounds like a super yummy meal x

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