Making frozen pierogies in the air fryer is as simple as two steps! These crispy, pillowy dumplings go from freezer to table in minutes, making them the perfect snack or party appetizer.

How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer
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Air-Fry Frozen Pierogies—Looking to whip up a quick and delicious meal? Look no further than air-frying frozen pierogies! Whether you’re craving a savory snack or a satisfying dinner, air-fried pierogies are a convenient and hassle-free option. With the crispiness of frying and the convenience of your air fryer, you’ll have perfectly cooked pierogies in no time. So, grab your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy a delightful dish with minimal effort.

There’s nothing quite like a meat-and-potato meal—it’s one of the most classic meal combinations! Today, we switched up the potatoes for pierogies, and in just minutes, you can have an amazing dish of air-fried pierogies!

Everyone loves potatoes, and there are dozens of ways to prepare them. I’m excited to show you how to cook pierogies in the air fryer! You get all the flavor of pierogies with the bonus of crispy, fluffy dough.


How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

​What Are Pierogies?

Pierogies are traditional Polish dumplings made from unleavened dough and savory or sweet fillings. The most common fillings include mashed potatoes, cheese, sauerkraut, meat, or fruit. They are typically boiled or pan-fried and often served with toppings such as sour cream, onions, butter, or bacon bits. Pierogies are famous in Eastern European cuisine and are enjoyed as a comfort food in many parts of the world.

You can air-fry pierogies in just 8 minutes, making them the perfect after-school snack! Today, we opted for air-fry pierogies rather than deep-frying them. They have great taste, and who doesn’t love a simple recipe?

If you love pierogies, try my air fryer homemade pierogies recipe or air fryer breaded pierogies recipe. (These taste like the deep fryer made them)

Why You Will Love Cooking Frozen Pierigoes In Air Fryer

  • Crispy Texture: Air frying frozen pierogies results in a perfectly crispy exterior, adding a delightful crunch to every bite.
  • Time Efficiency: Cooking frozen pierogies in the air fryer is quick and convenient, saving you time on busy weeknights.
  • Versatility: You can customize the seasoning and toppings to suit your tastes, creating endless flavor variations.
  • Healthier Option: Air frying requires minimal oil compared to traditional frying methods, making it a healthier choice for enjoying pierogies.
  • Even Cooking: The air fryer’s circulating hot air ensures that each pierogi cooks evenly, guaranteeing consistent results every time.

What You’ll Need for Air Fryer Pierogies

Air-frying frozen pierogies offer a hassle-free way to enjoy this beloved comfort food. They have a crispy exterior and a soft, savory filling. Whether you’re craving a quick snack or a satisfying meal, these air-fried pierogies will surely delight your taste buds while saving you time in the kitchen.

How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Frozen Pierogies: The star ingredient, frozen pierogies, provides a convenient base for this dish, offering a hearty and satisfying filling encased in dough.
  • Cooking Spray: A light coating of cooking spray helps achieve a crispy texture on the pierogies without excessive oil, ensuring they cook evenly.
  • Seasonings: Customizable seasonings such as garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika can be added to enhance the flavor profile of the pierogies to your liking.
  • Toppings: Fresh herbs, grated cheese, sour cream, or a drizzle of hot sauce are delightful options to garnish your air-fried pierogies, elevating them to a gourmet level.
  • Optional Dipping Sauce: Serve your air-fried pierogies with a side of marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or tzatziki for dipping, adding another layer of flavor and enjoyment to the dish.

How To Cook Frozen Piergoes in Air Fryer

To cook frozen pierogies in the air fryer, follow this step-by-step guide: 

How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F (180°C) for 3-4 minutes. Place perogies in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching each other. Spray with olive oil (or another cooking oil) to help them get extra crispy on the outside. You can also brush the oil on with a basting brush instead.

Cook pierogies in the air fryer for 8 minutes at 400 degrees F. Use tongs to flip them halfway so they cook evenly.

How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

Once the pierogies are golden brown and crispy outside, they are ready to be served.

Optional: Serve the air-fried pierogies as a side dish or a quick appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce or toppings, such as sour cream, chopped green onions, or crispy bacon bits.

How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

​Pro Tips For Cooking Frozen Pierogies in Air Fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer: Preheat your air fryer before adding the frozen pierogies to ensure even cooking and a crispy texture.
  • Arrange them in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket to allow proper air circulation, resulting in evenly cooked pierogies. Depending on the size of your air fryer base, you may need to cook these in batches.
  • Brush with oil: Lightly brush the frozen pierogies with oil before air frying to enhance their crispiness and prevent them from sticking to the basket.
  • Flip halfway through: For optimal results, flip the pierogies halfway or shake air fryer basket, through the cooking process to ensure they are evenly cooked on both sides.
  • Serve immediately: Enjoy the pierogies while they’re hot and crispy for the best taste and texture.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve with a dollop of sour cream or cream cheese.
How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer


Can I cook frozen pierogies directly from the freezer? Yes, you can cook frozen perogi directly from the freezer in the air fryer. There’s no need to thaw them beforehand.

How long do I cook frozen pierogies in the air fryer? Cooking times may vary depending on the brand and size of the pierogies, but generally, they take about 10-15 minutes at 375°F (190°C). It’s recommended that they be checked periodically for doneness.

Do I need to flip the pierogies while they’re cooking? It’s a good idea to do so halfway through the cooking process to ensure they cook evenly on both sides and achieve a crispy texture.

Can I season the pierogies before air-frying them? You can season the pierogies with your favorite spices or herbs before air-frying them to add extra flavor. However, be mindful of the seasoning’s salt content, as pierogies may already contain salt.

How do I prevent the pierogies from sticking to the air fryer basket? To prevent sticking, lightly coat the basket with cooking spray or brush the pierogies with oil before placing them in it. Additionally, do not overcrowd the basket to allow proper air circulation.

Can I cook different flavors of pierogies together in the air fryer? Yes, you can, but be mindful of their cooking times, as they may vary slightly. Adjust the cooking time as needed for each flavor.

Are air-fried pierogies healthier than traditionally fried ones? Air-fried pierogies typically require less oil than traditionally fried ones, making them healthier. However, the overall healthiness of the dish depends on the ingredients and how it’s prepared.

How to store leftover pierogies: Let them cool to room temperature, and then place them into an airtight container. The cooked pierogies will last for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. 

How to cook fresh pierogies in an air fryer: Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and air fry for 5-7 minutes. Then, using a basting brush, brush the tops of the pierogies with melted butter or olive oil. 

How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

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How to Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer

Pierogies Air Fryer Recipe

4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


Making frozen pierogies in the air fryer is as simple as two steps! These crispy, pillowy dumplings go from freezer to table in minutes.
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  • 12 ounces frozen pierogies


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F (200°C).
  • Arrange the frozen pierogies in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
  • Lightly spray or brush the pierogies with oil to help them crisp up.
  • Cook the pierogies in the air fryer for about 10-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  • Once the pierogies are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and serve hot with your favorite toppings or dipping sauces.


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray, or cooking oil
  • Parchment Paper


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 263mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

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