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Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

Craving a quick and delicious snack or dinner? Try making frozen pierogies in the air fryer for a crispy and fluffy treat that’s ready in minutes! Perfect for any time of day.

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Indulge in the delight of making frozen pierogies in the air fryer where crispy goodness meets soft and fluffy comfort! Whether you’re whipping up a quick snack for yourself or preparing a craveworthy side dish for the family, these air-fried wonders deliver serious comfort in every single bite.

If you’ve never had pierogies before, you’re in for a real treat. These dumplings can be stuffed with a variety of sweet or savory fillings, but the most common variety includes cheese and whipped potatoes. They’re outrageously tasty!

And thanks to the air fryer, we get a beautifully crispy texture that makes the melty, velvety soft inside that much better. It’s the best way to cook them and they’re ready to enjoy in just 15 minutes!

Ingredients needed to make air fryer pierogies

How to Cook Pierogies in the Air Fryer

STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

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STEP TWO: Place the pierogies in a single layer in the basket, then brush each with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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STEP THREE: Air fry pierogies for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until golden brown and crispy on the outside.

STEP FOUR: Serve warm with sour cream and caramelized onions if desired.

pierogies in air fryer basket

Tips to Make the Best Air Fryer Pierogies

  • I think Mrs T’s has the best frozen pierogi, but feel free to use any frozen brand you like. You can also try different sweet and savory filling options!
  • Give each pierogi room to crisp up. By arranging pierogies in the air fryer basket in a single layer, you’ll ensure each pierogi gets that wonderful golden-brown exterior.
  • Brushing each pierogi with olive oil before cooking ensures your air fried pierogies are extra crispy on the outside!
  • Generously sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over the pierogies before air frying. This simple step brings out the flavors and complements the crispy texture.
  • To promote even cooking when you air fry pierogies, remember to give the basket a gentle shake midway through the cooking process.
  • Serve air fried pierogies hot with a dollop of sour cream for a delightful burst of creamy goodness and some fried onions on top! It’s the traditional way to enjoy pierogies… and who are we to go against tasty tradition?
  • You can also serve pierogies with your favorite dipping sauce if you prefer.

What to Serve with Pierogies

golden brown pierogies in an air fryer basket

How Long to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

Cooking air fryer pierogies to perfection is an absolute breeze! The most important part is making sure you arrange them in a single layer with room for the hot air to circulate between each one.

As long as the hot air can move around properly, cooking frozen pierogies in the air fryer should only take 8-10 minutes depending on their size. You want to make sure they’re crispy and golden on the outside and that the filling is hot all the way through to the center.

I recommend checking on your pierogies around the 8-minute mark. If they aren’t quite crisped and heated to your liking, go ahead and cook them for another 1-2 minutes. Just be sure to check on them frequently so your air fried pierogies don’t burn.

Keep in mind that if you’re making mini pierogies or fresh pierogies, these will take less time. I recommend checking on them after 4 minutes or so.

pierogi being dipped into sour cream

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How to Reheat Pierogies in the Air Fryer

Leftover pierogies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When you’re ready to enjoy:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lay the leftover pierogies in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry for 4-5 minutes until hot all the way through.
cooked air fryer pierogies on a plate with sour cream

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Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

Samantha Erb
Elevate your snack game by making frozen pierogies in the air fryer! Crispy outside, fluffy inside – it's the ultimate snack perfection.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 523 kcal


  • 20-25 frozen perogies depending on size
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional (for serving)

  • Sour cream


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the frozen pierogies in a single layer in the air fryer and brush or spray each one with oil then season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the pierogies for 8 to 10 minutes, shaking the basket or turning them halfway through.
  • Serve warm with sour cream, if desired.


Serving: 1gCalories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 13gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1200mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
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7 thoughts on “Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer”

    • I always recommend flipping food when air frying it. The heating element is on the top so it will always cook the top more than the bottom.

  1. Hi Julie
    I just had to replace my stove!!!!! My new stove which has a AIRFRYER built into it!!!! It’s been a learning curb to save the least!!!! Since I make my own perogies is there anything different that I know about when I place my stove on AIRFRY?

    • Hi Lynnette, I have not cooked homemade pierogies that are not from frozen in the air fryer as of yet. I would recommend spritzing them with a little oil on top and then cooking at a lower heat. You shouldn’t have to make any changes to the temperature with your air fryer oven, but it may take a few extra minutes to cook most foods.

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