How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in Air Fryer

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Have you ever wondered how to cook frozen pierogies in the air fryer?  You won’t believe how perfectly they cook! Air fryers are an awesome way to cook up your favorite frozen appetizers and other meals! Your frozen pierogies will cook up with a crispy outside and piping hot inside in minutes!

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How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in Air Fryer

Words cannot accurately express how much we love our air fryer. We use this thing daily – sometimes multiple times daily! For example, just today I used it to roast some eggplant and cook some bacon. What an awesome machine! The cooking is so consistent and the food comes out perfectly cooked every time.

I have a new air fryer recipe for you today and guess what? It’s another frozen food favorite.  Just like the post that I wrote about frozen potstickers in the air fryerfrozen pigs in a blanket in the air fryer, and frozen mozzarella sticks in the air fryer, this recipe might sound a little silly.  After all, it’s a pre-made food that just requires re-heating, right? Yes, and no. I have found that it can be tricky to cook up some of our fave frozen apps in the air fryer.  It takes a little experimenting to get the time and temperature just right.  So, since I figured it out on my end, I figured it would be helpful info to share!

Mrs. Ts Pierogies

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Cooking Frozen Pierogies in an Air Fryer

Similar to other frozen apps, this food requires close to zero prep.

Simply spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray and arrange the frozen pierogies in your air fryer in a single layer. I usually give the tops of the pierogies a spray as well.

frozen Pierogies in air fryer basket

I cooked these at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. (Flipping them over halfway through the cooktime.)

The outside was fairly crunchy though if you like them even crispier, simply add another couple minutes to the cooking time. (Do the opposite if you like them softer on the outside – try 6 minutes total.)

We enjoy pierogies with a side of sour cream.


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Frozen Pierogies in Air Fryer

Cook frozen pierogies to absolute perfection in the air fryer!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword: air fryer, appetizer, pierogi
Servings: 2


  • 6 frozen pierogies
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 c sour cream optional, for dipping


  • Spray air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray and arrange pierogies in a single layer in basket. 
    frozen Pierogies in air fryer basket
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes, turning pierogies over halfway through the cooktime.
    air fried Pierogies
  • Serve with sour cream on the side if desired.
    Cooked Pierogies plate

Air Fryer is a Healthier Cooking Alternative

I remember many years ago when my mom gave my dad a deep fryer for Christmas.  Consumer deep fryer models were super popular and you could plunk that contraption on your counter and deep fry your little heart out.  I remember him cooking all sorts of foods, from wings and chicken nuggets to french fries and tator tots.

I also remember the stinky smell of the oil that lingered in the kitchen (actually the whole house) for days after the last fried meal. Pair the smell with the fact that food cooked in oil typically isn’t the healthiest, and you have even more reasons to love an air fryer.

We started with a smaller air fryer and are already considering an upgrade to a bigger model.  In a typical week, we use our air fryer a minimum of 4 days out of 7, sometimes more than once a day. The air fryer has given many of our meals a healthy makeover without sacrificing the taste. (Actually, I’d be willing to bet that our meals are actually tastier now than they ever have been thanks to the consistent crispy cooking that we get with the air fryer.) If that’s not a plug to go buy an air fryer, I don’t know what is!

Do you have an air fryer?  If so, how often do you use it?

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12 thoughts on “How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in Air Fryer”

  1. I don’t have an air fryer but I do have a crisp lid for my instant pot. And I have a bag of pierogies in the freezer.

    I’ll try this recipe tonight

    • 5 stars
      Thanks for the recipe! It is perfect. Never thought to cook perogies in the air fryer. Not sure why not because, like you we use it for everything else! We upgraded to the all in one toaster oven, convection oven and air fryer. We use it most days. It is so versatile. We use a lot of the nonstick aluminum foil, but I recently ran across “grilling sheets” that we want to try out. They can be reused. Maybe…!

  2. Just a tip, but I highly suggest not to spray your basket with spray!!! I used to spray food in there with spray but then it builds up so bad and it’s impossible to get it off. I spray the food before I put it in the fryer. I always wipe out the inside and bottom of the basket and then take the basket out and wipe and dump any crumbs. It’s annoying but it keeps me from having to clean it as often. When I do clean it, I end up scrubbing it with baking soda to try to get any residue off. But oh my gosh is it the best invention ever!!

  3. 5 stars
    Came for the Perogies recipe, stayed for your other recipes. Love this site. You are spot on with your times & temps. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Can you cook two foods at once if things are the same cooking time etc? I love the fryer idea but if you can only cook one thing it’s kinda pointless to me because if I have to use the oven to cook something else why wouldn’t I just cook both. That and if you choose to just use the fryer then the thing you cook first ends up sitting and getting cold waiting on the next part of your meal.

    • Yes, definitely! If you can fit the foods in your basket together and they have the same cook temperature, they can be air fried together. :)

  5. 4 stars
    My 1st time using my new Convection/Toaster/Air fryer Oven! So far so good, they look wonderful. Now for the taste test…….not bad. I can’t hardly believe how fast and easy that was. My one issue, I miss the onions! Next time I will factor them in too. Thanks for getting me started in the amazing world of air frying! Yeehaw! It seems to good to be true, definitely too easy, but I’m not complaining! Have a good one.


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