Can you air fry pierogies? Yes! Air fryer pierogies take 12-14 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C). Toss the box of pierogies with 1 tablespoon of oil before air frying, and shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking time. You’ll love this easy frozen pierogies air fryer recipe for a no fuss side dish, snack, or appetizer that’s fast and delicious!
I really have a thing for Polish food and Eastern European cuisine in general. So, it’s about time I covered how to cook frozen pierogies. I think that after you air fry frozen pierogies, you’ll never want to cook them another way ever again!
Boiling pierogies on the stovetop can be tricky because they go from perfectly cooked to soggy and rubbery really fast. With air fryer perogies, you can get consistently excellent results every time.
➕ What are pierogies?
Pierogies are a filled dumpling from Central and Eastern European cuisine. They often have a savory filling in the United States and Canada, though sweet pierogies are also available. I most often associate them with Polish, Ukranian, and Russian cuisine, though they are popular in other areas.
The unleavened dough of flour and water (plus sometimes egg) used in pierogies is similar to pasta. The filling is often made of mashed potatoes (plus farmer’s cheese, onions, spinach, and other goodies). What you end up with is a carbs-on-carbs comfort food dish that is completely irresistible.
You can find pierogies under a variety of other names: perogie, perogy, perogi, peroge, pirogi, pirogy, pierogy, pierogi ruskie, pirohy, pyrohy, varenyky, and vareniki. Whatever you call them, I think you’ll find them delicious!
🥟 Pierogies in Air Fryer Recipe
What is the best way to cook frozen perogies? Just follow these step-by-step instructions and learn how do you cook frozen perogies in an air fryer:
- Put a box of frozen perogies (12-16oz; 340-454g) in a medium size bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon of oil to coat. I made Mrs Ts pierogies in the air fryer but you can cook Golden pierogies in the air fryer, Costco pierogies, or use your favorite brand.
- Air fry the pierogies for 6-7 minutes at 400F (200C). Then shake the air fryer basket or flip the perogies on the air fryer tray. Air fry 6-7 more minutes at 400F (200C). (Use the top rack position if you have an air fryer oven. It’s ok if they overlap and aren’t in a single layer.)
- Pierogies should be cooked to a minimum safe temp of 165F (74C) using a meat thermometer. Add cooking time as needed, then serve and enjoy!
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I tested this pierogies recipe in a smaller air fryer and a Ninja Foodi air fryer. The small air fryer made crispy pierogies and the Ninja air fryer made softer pierogies. Air frying times may vary between air fryer brands, so always check the food early the first time you try a new air fryer recipe.
The Philips, Nuwave, Pampered Chef, Actifry, Instant Pot Vortex, Cosori, Breville, etc. air fryers can also cook pierogies. If your air fryer is very small, you may need to cook the pierogies in two batches.
⏲️ How long to cook pierogies in air fryer?
How long to cook frozen pierogies in an air fryer? What is the pierogies air fryer temperature? It takes 12-14 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C) to air fry frozen pierogies.
⭐ How to Cook Mini Pierogies in Air Fryer
Cook mini pierogies in an air fryer for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C). Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil before cooking, and shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking time.
🌡️ Reheat Pierogies in Air Fryer
Leftover pierogies can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat pierogi leftovers, use one of these methods:
- Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes
- Reheat pierogies in a little oil in a skillet on the stovetop
- Air fry 3-4 minutes at 400F (200C)
For the best texture, I recommend only cooking the frozen pierogies that you’ll be eating at your meal. It’s best not to refreeze pierogies after they’ve been thawed and/or cooked.
👪 What to Serve with Pierogies
- Garlic butter
- Sour cream
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Marinara sauce
- Keto cheese sauce
- Buffalo dip
- Fried onions or caramelized onions for air fryer pierogies and onions
- Cheddar cheese
- Your favorite dipping sauce!
Can you cook thawed pierogies in air fryer?
Yes, you can cook thawed pierogies in air fryer (not frozen). The total cooking time for defrosted pierogies is shorter, only 8-10 minutes for full-size pierogies.
Is it better to cook pierogies frozen or thawed?
It’s better to cook pierogies frozen because you don’t have to waste time defrosting them and they turn out just as good.
Can you deep fry pierogies from frozen?
Yes, frozen pierogies can be deep fried, and there is no need to thaw frozen pierogies before frying. Deep fry regular pierogies for 4 minutes and mini pierogies for 3 minutes. They will be browned and floating when they’ve finished frying.
How long do you boil pierogies?
Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil, and add the contents of the box of frozen pierogies. After the water starts boiling again, boil the pierogies for 3 minutes. (Directions from Mrs Ts pierogi packaging.)
Are frozen pierogies done when they float?
According to Mrs T, frozen pierogies are done when they float when you boil them.
How to oven bake pierogies?
Bake full-size frozen pierogies in an oven preheated to 400F (200C) for 18-20 minutes. Use cooking spray on the baking sheet and the pierogies to keep them from sticking. Flip the pierogies after 10 minutes.
Can you cook frozen pierogies in the microwave?
Yes, you can microwave frozen pierogies, but they won’t get brown and crispy. Put the pierogies in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with water. Loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 6-7 minutes.
Are Mrs Ts pierogies gluten free?
No, Mrs T’s pierogies are not gluten free. There are, however, some brands of gluten free pierogies, like from Feel Good Foods.
👩🏻🍳 Other Air Fryer Potato Recipes
Want more air fryer recipes for potatoes? Check these out next:
- Air Fryer Potato Skins
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Frozen Diced Hash Browns in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Home Fries
Also, don’t miss the collection of Best Frozen Foods for the Air Fryer.
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Pierogies in Air Fryer Recipe (Air Fryer Pierogies)
- 1 box frozen pierogies (12-14 count)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Put a box of frozen perogies in a medium size bowl and stir in oil to coat. I made Mrs Ts pierogies in the air fryer but you can cook Golden pierogies in the air fryer, Costco pierogies, or use your favorite brand.
- Air fry the pierogies for 6-7 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Then shake the air fryer basket or flip the perogies on the air fryer tray. Air fry 6-7 more minutes at 400°F (200°C). (Use the top rack position if you have an air fryer oven.)
- Pierogies should be cooked to a minimum safe temp of 165°F (74°C) using a meat thermometer. Add cooking time as needed, then serve and enjoy!
💭 Expert Tips from a DietitianThis is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Air fryer frozen pierogies are an ultra-processed food that contains a lot of white flour. Because of this, I don’t consider air fried pierogies the best choice for weight loss. (Darn it!) One serving of air fryer pierogies (frozen) has 270 calories, 41 grams net carbs, and 7 grams protein. This is for 4 Mrs T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogies cooked with 1 teaspoon of oil. The nutrition information for your frozen pierogies will vary by brand and flavor:
|Type||Calories||Net Carbs (g)||Protein (g)|
|Mrs T’s Onion Pierogies||230||42||7|
Mrs T’s Sour Cream &
Mrs T’s Sauerkraut
Mrs. T’s Mini Pierogies (4
Mrs Ts Mini Pierogies
(Cheddar and Bacon)
Golden Potato and Onion
Golden Potato and
Kasias Pierogi, Potato &
Peter and Pat’s Pierogies
(4 Cheese) Costco
(Potato, Cheddar &
Poppy’s Pierogies (Potato
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