Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies

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Craving pierogi but only have some frozen ones? Air fryer frozen pierogies is totally a thing!

With just a little oil, you can very easily air fry frozen pierogies without too much hassle. This is a great recipe for those who like their pierogies crispy on the outside.

We like our pierogies – sometimes called perogies or pierogi – boiled and pan-fried with a little bit of bacon and onion. However, this crispy air fryer version is also quite tasty!

cooked pierogies in bowl with parsley and sour cream
Air fried pierogies – perfectly crispy and served with sour cream!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you air fry pierogies, you should read through these few recipe tips so that you know what do expect for best results:

  • The pierogies don’t have to be soaked in oil for them to get a crispy outer shell – a teaspoon is enough. It’s similar for other dumpling-style foods like potstickers.
  • We use a 6-quart air fryer. So, if you have a smaller one you might want to air fry this amount of pierogies in two batches since they should have enough room to not be touching in the tray.
  • The inner filling of the pierogies might pop out during the very end of cooking. That’s why it is important to keep a close eye on them towards the end and remove them from the air fryer as soon as they are done.
  • If the insides do pop and you have filling (whether it be cheese, potato, cheese-potato, sauerkraut, etc.) inside the air fryer tray, be sure to let the tray cool but clean it right away.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

Making frozen pierogies in the air fryer is really easy. But just in case you want to see how we make ours, have a look at the photos in this section!

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Add the pierogies to a bowl.

Place the frozen pierogies in a bowl and add in the oil. Mix the pierogies around until they are evenly coated in the oil.

frozen pierogies placed on black air fryer tray
Add the pierogies to the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once hot, place the pierogies onto the tray or into the basket.

Give the pierogies enough room to cook evenly (they shouldn’t touch one another).

If you can’t fit 12 pierogies, just use however many you can fit and cook the other ones in a second batch.

cooked pierogies laying in black air fryer tray
Cook the pierogi.

Cook the pierogi for around 8 to 10 minutes. Flip them after about 6 minutes. The outside will get dry and crispy when cooked.

Since every air fryer is different and cooking time might vary. Keep a close eye on your pierogies, especially towards the end – you don’t want them to burst open.

bowl of crispy pierogies with cup of sour cream on wooden board
We topped our pierogi with a little chopped parsley!

Remove the pierogies from the air fryer and serve them with sour cream for dipping (optional)!

Storage Tips

When you make frozen pierogies in the air fryer, they are best enjoyed hot and fresh. If you have leftovers, you can place them in a sealed container and pop them in the fridge.

The container will help keep the pierogi from drying out completely.

To reheat them, you can microwave them until the filling is once again warm, re-air fry them, or pan-fry them in butter and/or bacon and onions (see below).

What to Serve Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies With

Once you’ve cooked your air fryer pierogies, you can place them in a bowl or on a plate and serve them with a side of sour cream.

The flavor of the filling (potato-cheese, etc.) should come through nicely with the crispy dough and the sour cream.

If you want to add more flavor, you could always take these crispy pierogi and toss them in a pan of butter and onions (or even finely chopped bacon and onions).

This will coat the pierogies in a little extra (yummy) grease but also allows their crispy exterior to shine through!

Related Recipes

For more awesome air fryer recipes, have a look at these tasty creations:

bowl of crispy pierogies with cup of sour cream on wooden board

Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies

Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies are really, really easy to make. With just a handful of pierogi and some oil, you can have a crispy version of pierogies that make a great snack or dinner dish. Don't forget to serve with sour cream!
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 pierogies

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen pierogies
  • 1 teaspoon oil

Instructions

  • Place the frozen pierogies in a bowl and add in the oil. Mix the pierogies around until they are evenly coated in the oil.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once preheated, place the pierogies onto the air fryer tray. Give the pierogies enough room to cook evenly (they shouldn’t touch one another). If you can’t fit 12 pierogies, just use however many you can fit and cook the other ones in a second batch.
  • Cook the pierogi for around 8 to 10 minutes. Flip them after about 6 minutes. The outside will get dry and crispy when cooked. Since every air fryer is different and cooking time might vary. Keep a close eye on your pierogies, especially towards the end – you don’t want them to burst open.
  • Remove the pierogies from the air fryer and serve them with sour cream for dipping (optional)!

Notes

  • The inner filling might burst through the outer dough towards the end of cooking. It can happen really quickly so keep a close eye on the pierogies and remove them from the air fryer right away.
  • You can always place these cooked pierogies in a pan of melted butter, bacon, and/or browned onions. It’s really up to you and your taste preference!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 1081mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Frozen Foods
Cuisine Polish

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