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Crispy Pierogi with Cajun Dip

One of my favorite ways to make crispy pierogi is air fried! They turn out so crispy and delicious and are a great finger food! Served with a smokey Cajun dip these are SO addictive!

Air Fried Perogies with Cajun Dip

Pierogi with Cajun Dip Recipe

These pierogi are the perfect mix of crunch with a creamy inside and tangy smokey dipping sauce.

Pierogi are often pan fried in oil and tossed with fried onions and bacon. These are delicious but sometimes I am looking for a quick finger food or appetizer for a get together.

These crispy perogies are the handheld version of pan fried perogies. No need to worry about a greasy exterior. These are a tasty finger food with a tangy smokey dip.

Air Fried Perogies with Cajun Dip

What is in this Crispy Pierogi Recipe

bowls with ingredients for making air fried pierogi

Ingredient Feature

  • Pierogi – you can definitely use homemade pierogi for this recipe but to make this a quick appetizer I use store bought frozen perogies. The Cajun Dip is loaded with smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder and chipotle chili pepper powder for a perfectly smokey flavor.

How to Make Crispy Pierogi

steps for making Air Fried Perogies with Cajun Dip

Full Printable Recipe Below

1 In a large bowl combine salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and chipotle chili pepper powder. Pour in vegetable oil and stir to combine. Set aside.

2 In a large pot of boiling water, cook pierogi until they float. Approximately 5-10 minutes for frozen pierogi, or 2-5 minutes for fresh.

3 Drain the cooked pierogi and toss with the seasoned oil until evenly coated.

4 Set air fryer to 400°F and cook pierogi until golden brown. Approximately 10 minutes, flipping them half way through cooking.

Cajun Dip

Combine all dip ingredients (recipe below) and stir until completely incorporated. Chill until ready to serve.

Air Fried Perogies with Cajun Dip

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– Sab

Air Fried Perogies with Cajun Dip
Air Fried Perogies with Cajun Dip

Air Fried Pierogi with Cajun Dip

Extra crispy pierogi with a smokey tangy Cajun Dip! These are a great appetizer for a dinner party or main dish served with a salad.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Polish
Servings 6
Calories 329 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Perogies

  • 1 ½ – 2 lbs fresh or frozen pierogi (1 bag or box)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil, or cooking oil of choice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp chipotle chili pepper powder

Cajun Dip

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Pinch chipotle chili pepper powder, or to taste
  • Pinch chili powder, optional, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl combine salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and chipotle chili pepper powder. Pour in the oil and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, cook pierogi until they float. Approximately 5-10 minutes for frozen pierogi, or 2-5 minutes for fresh.
  • Drain the cooked perogies and toss with the seasoned oil until evenly coated.
  • Set air fryer to 400°F and cook perogies until golden brown. Approximately 10 minutes, flipping them half way through cooking.
  • Cajun Dip
    Combine all ingredients and stir until completely incorporated. Chill until ready to use.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 772mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1145IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 2mg
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Air Fried Perogies with Cajun Dip

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Recipe Rating




Alison

Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Tried this and have to say it’s my favourite to serve them now! So tasty and the dip is amazing 🤩 much healthier too.