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Ooey-Gooey Goodness: How to Cook a Frozen Pot Pie in Air Fryer

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How to cook your favorite frozen pot pie in air fryer. Get a golden brown crust and evenly cooked fillings every time, in just 15 minutes.

A side image of a golden brown pot pie sitting on a white dinner plate with a bite out of it. You can see the cooked insides oozing out.

There’s something about fall and winter weather that just screams pot pie to me.

Chicken pot pie and turkey pot pie are one of my favorite comfort foods when the weather turns cooler.

The creaminess of the insides, the golden brown crust…it’s such a perfect accompaniment to a cool winter evening.

Hello, comfort food, right?

An aerial image of a golden brown pot pie sitting on a white dinner plate with a bite out of it. A woman's hand is holding a spoon filled with the pot pie contents over the cooked pie below.

And while every once in awhile I get a burst of inspiration and make a chicken pot pie from scratch, I have to be honest: frozen pot pies are my go to on busy weeknights.

A box of Swift Premium Turkey Frozen Pot Pie sitting on a white marble tiled background

Air Fryer Pot Pie is a Super Easy Weeknight Dinner

Because I love to keep things easy, especially when I’m trying to think of dinner ideas on a weeknight, I decided to experiment with cooking a frozen turkey pot pie or chicken pot pie in my air fryer.

After nailing my frozen burrito in air fryer method, I got a bit more confident to try some other frozen meals in my air fryer (including my frozen fries in air fryer and chicken strips in air fryer methods!)!

Can You Cook a Frozen Pot Pie in an Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook your frozen pot pie in your air fryer. Even better? The results are delicious. Whether you want to cook a frozen chicken pot pie, a frozen turkey pot pie, or a frozen veggie pot pie, the method is the same.

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Whether you prefer a chicken pot pie or a turkey pot pie, I’ve got great news for you.

Cooking a frozen pot pie in an air fryer is a quick, easy and delicious way to do it!

It only takes 15 minutes from frozen, and the results are bubblingly delicious.

A side image of a golden brown pot pie sitting on a white dinner plate with a bite out of it. You can see the cooked insides oozing out.

How to Cook a Frozen Turkey or Chicken Pot Pie in the Air Fryer

What You’ll Need

  • Your favorite brand of frozen pot pie. I used 2 small frozen turkey pot pies, but if you wanted to use a frozen chicken pot pie, that works, too. You do you!
  • An Air fryer. In these photos, we’ve used the COSORI Air Fryer 1500W air fryer. I also have a convection toaster oven with air fryer function, similar to this Cuisinart (mine is a Breville, but the model doesn’t seem to be available right now). Any type of air fryer should work for this method, so don’t overthink it!


  • Preheat your Air fryer to 400°F. Even if you have an air fryer that says it doesn’t need to pre-heat, I still strongly recommend you pre-heat. That will ensure your frozen chicken pot pie or turkey pot pie cooks evenly throughout.
  • Place your pot pie into the air fryer.
Two small frozen pot pies in an air fryer before cooking
  • Air fry for 15 minutes or until bubbling.
  • I used the tiny pot pies and 15 minutes was perfect, but for a larger, family sized pot pie you might need up to 20 minutes.
Two small frozen pot pies in an air fryer after cooking

Final Thoughts

I hope this method works for you. It’s now my go to on a cold winter night!

Becky Harms

Wednesday 10th of August 2022

The pictures look like the pan is foil. The pies I see are in a cardboardy pan. Would these get as cooked as the ones in foil?

Maggie Stalhut

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

I have the INSTA POT AIR FRYER TOP, and began cooking frozen fish, and Sweet Potatoes EVERYTHING! OMGOODNESS, I am COMPLETELY HOOKED! So, I just looked at 'how to cook a FROZEN MARIE CALLENDER'S POT PIE'. I don't think that You CAN preheat, however. It kinda does it, for You, for a couple of minutes, then cooks the food. I'll try y to remember to let You know. THANKS, for giving Me the boost of courage, to try. Maggie Stalhut

Neil D Looney

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

Liked the recipe.