Perfect for a cozy night in or a family dinner, our air fryer pot pie recipe is sure to become a new favorite.There’s just something so comforting about a warm pot pie. If you don’t have time to make one from scratch, try making a frozen pot pie in your air fryer next time! Your air fryer pot pie will have golden crust with a bubbly filling without having to turn on the oven!
But you’ll want be careful when you bake the pie in the air fryer to make sure it cooks properly and all the way through.
Air Fryer Pot Pie
You don’t need the oven on to enjoy the comfort food level of a frozen pot pie. Your air fryer can handle this, just like so many other things!
Cooking frozen food in the air fryer is actually one of the things I do most with my fryer. Some of my regulars include:
- Frozen French Fries
- Bagel Bites
- Pizza Rolls
- And of course… Chicken Strips
My kids love how crispy food comes out of the air fryer. You don’t get that from the microwave! They also love that it usually takes less time to cook in the air fryer than in the oven.
Making your frozen pot pie in the air fryer definitely saves time!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Easy Meal Idea – Pot pies are really a complete meal in one little package. You get chicken, veggies, and a flaky crust (or whatever fillings are in yours)!
- Quicker than the Oven – Making a pot pie in the air fryer is much faster than baking it in the oven! You can have a warm pot pie served up in about 30 minutes!
- Family Friendly Meal – Pot pies are great for both the kids and adults! My whole family enjoys frozen chicken pot pies.
- Easy Clean Up – All you need is the frozen pot pie, aluminum foil, and your air fryer! There’s not much prep or cleaning that goes into this easy dinner idea!
- 1 10oz frozen pot pie
I used Marie Callender’s for this post but you can use your preferred brand. These directions are for an individual sized pot pie that is about 10oz in size.
If you use a smaller pot pie like the Banquet pot pies, you’ll want to reduce the cooking time.
How to Bake Pot Pie in Air Fryer
Preheat the air fryer to 350°F if required by your fryer model.
Take the pot pie out of the box and cover it with aluminum foil.
Place the pot pie in the air fryer basket and cook for 25 minutes at 350°F.
After 25 minutes, remove the foil from the pot pie and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until the crust is browned.
All the pot pie to rest in the air fryer for an additional 5 minutes before serving. This is the key to getting the filling warmed without burning the crust!
Keep in mind that cooking times may vary based on the brand and size of the pot pie. These cooking guidelines are just a guide and may need to be altered slightly depending on your air fryer and your pot pie, especially if you’re making a larger pot pie, you’ll definitely need more cooking time.
Recipe Tips & FAQs
What should I serve as a side dish with a pot pie?
I feel like a pot pie really is a full meal but you could always serve a salad or dinner rolls with it!
What is the recommended temperature to cook a frozen pot pie in an air fryer?
I recommend cooking your frozen pot pie in an air fryer at 350°F. However, you can play with this a little bit depending on your air fryer model.
The more you cook in your air fryer, the more you will get to know it. I have two models and the smaller one definitely cooks a bit hotter than my larger one.
How long does it take to cook a frozen pot pie in an air fryer?
The cooking time will vary based on the size and type of pot pie, but it usually takes 25-35 minutes to cook a small frozen pot pie in an air fryer.
I cook mine in two phases. I start with 20-25 minutes with the pot pie covered in foil. Then I remove the foil and cook for another 5-10 minutes. If you’re unsure, I would cook it in the foil for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and adjust the cooking time from there so you don’t end up with burnt crust.
Do I need to preheat the air fryer before cooking the frozen pot pie?
This depends on your model of air fryer. Some models require preheating and some do not.
Do I need to thaw the frozen pot pie before cooking it in an air fryer?
Nope! With the directions above, I cook my pot pies from frozen and they turn out great!
Do I need to cover the pot pie while cooking it in the air fryer?
I think it is a requirement. Otherwise you risk burning the crust while it cooks. I always cover the edges of my pot pies with foil when I bake them in the over. So, I do highly recommend wrapping the pot pie in aluminum foil before putting it in the air fryer.
Then you can remove the foil f0r the last few minutes and get a nice golden crust!
Can I cook multiple frozen pot pies in the air fryer at once?
You can cook multiple frozen pot pies in the air fryer at once although it’s not ideal unless you have a very large air fryer. If you do, make sure the pies are not touching and there is enough space for the air to circulate. You will probably find that you need to add additional cook time as well.
How do I know if the frozen pot pie is cooked thoroughly?
Use a meat/food thermometer to check the internal temperature. You want it to be at least 165°F.
Can I reheat leftover pot pie in the air fryer?
Absolutely! This is a great way to reheat pot pies because it brings the crust back to life while warming the filling. Set the temperature to 350°F and cook for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Frozen Air Fryer Pot Pie
- Aluminum foil
- 1 10oz pot pie
- Preheat air fryer to 350°F if required by your fryer model.
- Cover the pot pie with foil.
- Place the pot pie in the air fryer basket and cook for 25 minutes at 350°F.
- Remove the foil from the pie and continue cooking an additional minutes, until the crust is browned.
- Allow the pot pie to rest in the air fryer for five minutes before serving.
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