Make a hot, flaky, delicious frozen pot pie in air fryer in half the time that it takes in the oven! A tasty pot pie is the perfect convenient comfort food, and the air fryer makes cooking it quick and easy.

a cooked pot pie made in the air fryer. A spoon is eating it directly from the pan.

Why frozen pot pie in the air fryer is better

  • Better than Microwaving – Microwaved frozen pot pies are fast, but often overcooked, undercooked, or otherwise strangely textured when they’re done cooking.
  • Faster than Baking – The flavor of a frozen pot pie is usually best when it’s baked, but it can take over an hour to cook one!
  • Easy Cooking Method – Frozen pot pies are a great meal option when you’re cooking for one.

What You’ll Need

a marie callender's pot pie in the box, on the counter.
  • Large Frozen Pot Pie – This air fryer recipe is made specifically for a large frozen pot pie that is about 15 ounces. Don’t worry, I’ll tell you how to cook a smaller pot pie in the air fryer too!
  • Foil – I cover the pot pie with aluminum foil to keep the top crust from getting too browned.

How to Bake It

A collage of four images showing how to make a frozen pot pie in air fryer
  1. Remove the frozen pot pie from the packaging, but leave it in the foil pan that it comes in. Place the pie in the center of the air fryer basket.
  2. Cover the pie with foil.
  3. Air Fry as directed in the recipe below. Plan for about 40 minutes to cook a frozen pot pie of this size in the air fryer: 30 minutes covered, and then 5- 10 minutes uncovered so that the crust browns up perfectly.
  4. Let the cooked pot pie rest for 5 minutes before serving. This will allow it to cool slightly.
a large pot pie on a plate in front of a cosori air fryer. Someone has started eating the pie with a spoon.

How to Serve

Veggies like Air Fried Green Beans or Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts take just a few minutes in the air fryer.

You might also enjoy Balsamic Air Fryer Mushrooms or Air Fryer Zucchini Fries!

A Note On Cook Times

Large Frozen Pot Pie (15oz) – Air Fry at 360°F/180°C, covered, for 30 minutes, then uncovered at the same temperature for 5-10 minutes.

Small Frozen Pot Pie (7-10oz) – Air Fry at 360°F/180°C, covered, for 15 minutes, then uncovered at the same temperature for 5-10 minutes.

Family Size Frozen Pot Pie (30-45oz) – I do not recommend cooking this size frozen pot pie in the air fryer. Likely a pot pie this size won’t fit in your air fryer anyway!

Frozen chicken pot pie (homemade) – I haven’t tested this yet, but here’s a pie recipe to get you started. I imagine that the process will be mostly the same, but different pies will need different cooking lengths.


How long should I cook a Marie Callender Pot Pie in the air fryer?

For the Large Marie Callender pot pies (15-ounce), cook as directed in the recipe card below, for a total of about 40 minutes.

For a small Marie Callendar pot pie, you will need to cook it for about 20-30 minutes in the air fryer.

Are pot pies already cooked?

Not entirely. The items in the pot pie (chicken, potatoes, etc.) are cooked, but the pie crust is packaged raw before the whole thing is frozen.

Can I speed of the cooking time?

Microwave the frozen pot pie for 5 minutes to heat it through (you may need more or less time, depending on the size). Then air fry for 2-3 minutes until the crust is flaky and golden brown.

Can I put a pie tin in the air fryer?

Yes. You can put any type of bakeware in the air fryer that you would put in your oven!

Frozen Pot Pie in Air Fryer

Make a hot, flaky, delicious frozen pot pie in air fryer in half the time that it takes in the oven!
Cook Time40 minutes
Resting time5 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 1 large pot pie
Calories: 5kcal



  • 1 15 oz. frozen pot pie any flavor


  • Remove the pot pie from its outer packaging. Leave in the foil pie tin that comes with the pot pie. Place the pot pie in the air fryer basket.
  • Cover the pot pie with foil. This will keep the top of the pie from buring.
  • Air fry at 360°F/180°C for 30 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and air fry for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the pot pie is golden brown and cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F/74°C.
  • Let sit to cool slightly for 5 minutes before serving.


  • To get the nutritional details for your air fryer pot pie, please refer to the packaging. 
  • Do not thaw pot pie before cooking it in the air fryer.
  • Be very careful when removing the pot pie from the air fryer, as both the pie and the foil pan will be very hot. 
  • The foil cover is optional, but you will find that the top of the pot pie gets very dark if you don’t cover it for at least part of the cooking time. 
  • If your pot pie is smaller than  15 ounces, you will need to adjust the cooking time. The pot pie that Is shown in the images here is a Marie Callender’s Large Size pie that can technically serve 2 people.
  • To cook a smaller pot pie (7-10 ounces) in the air fryer, cook first for 15 minutes covered with foil, then remove the foil and cook for 10 more minutes. Check for doneness, and continue cooking if needed until the pie reaches an internal temperature of 165°F/74°C.
  • If you require a gluten free diet, always make sure that the brand you are buying is GF.


Serving: 1pot pie | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 0.01IU | Calcium: 0.2mg | Iron: 0.03mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.

One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! I was concerned that the pie crust might be a bit soggy like it is sometimes when I do them in the microwave, but this was perfectly crispy just the way I like it.
    I have screenshot your directions, because I know I will be doing this again. Thank you!

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