Air Fryer Party Pies (2022)

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Air Fryer Party Pies are the quick and easy way to get the party started. When the guests are coming and the crowd is hungry cooking party pies in air fryer is the solution!

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Recipes like my Air Fryer Sausage Rolls and Dry Rub Air Fryer Chicken Wings are snack foods that can be easily air fried.

My Air Fryer Chicken Burger, Air Fryer Mini Hot Dogs or Air Fryer Mini Corn Dogs are simple ideas that fast become family favourites!

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Recipe Highlights

  • Fuss free and effortless these party pies can be grabbed from the freezer and air fried to perfection in minutes!
  • Quick and easy these mini meat pies make a great snack, lunch or dinner option.
  • Kid friendly, family friendly crowd pleasing!
  • Frozen appetisers that can be cooked quickly in an easy manner and simply served with sauce.
  • One handed finger food that is perfect for parties, picnics and BBQs!
  • Convenience that can be cooked, grab, heat and eat.
  • Modern cooking appliance that frees up your oven for other cooking!
  • Popular Australian food that is loved by all!

Top tip: If you want to go all out and oven bake your own party pies from scratch freeze them and use the air fryer not oven to reheat!


The photo below shows you the ingredients we need to make the recipe.

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As you can see, we need:

  • frozen party pies: these are readily available in the frozen section of the supermarket. You can also use fresh mini meat pies (fridge/prepared foods section). They will take slightly less time to cook as they are not frozen to begin with.
  • tomato sauce: this is an easy pairing as meat pies and tomato sauce are a classic Australian favourite!

Top tip: If feeding a crowd, have a variety of sauces available such as BBQ and tomato sauce.


This is a very straight forward method for cooking air fried party pies. Start by grabbing the pies from the freezer and preheating your air fryer.

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  • Add frozen party pies to air fryer basket (Photo 1)
  • Cook for 15 minutes (Photo 2)

Top tip: Work in batches if you have a smaller air fryer. It is important not to stack the pies, touching is ok however!

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Substitutions and Variations

These days the variety in store for all things cooked in pastry is huge! Be it vegetarian, plant based or vegan, pies can tick all of your boxes.

Here are some ideas that you can incorporate to switch it up a little:

  • Serve a combination of party favourites such as sausage rolls and party pies.
  • Add alternative sauces eg BBQ and tomato.
  • Purchase fresh mini meat pies from the bakery and freeze them for a more premium flavour if basic frozen pies don't have as much substance as you wish.
  • Spinach and feta pies, lamb mince pies, bacon and egg pies are all variations on the traditional that go down a treat!

How to Store

How to store

Store the pies in a sealed air tight container for 2 days. They must be reheated prior to consumption. It is not recommended they be eaten cold.

How to freeze

For this recipe, I recommend using either Frozen Party Pies or fresh ones.

You can freeze freshly made or bakery made party pies and freeze them for later use, however if using frozen party pies, it is not recommended that you refreeze them after they have been frozen.

(Video) Meat pie cooked in the air fryer

How to reheat

Reheat party pies in the air fryer for 5 to 10 mins till the pastry is flaky and the centre is heated through.

Serving Suggestions

It is always a good idea to have some Air Fryer Sausage Rolls as a pairing for mini meat pies as people get to choose their favourite!

If you are having a party, go all out with appetiser options such as mozzarella sticks, spring rolls and arancini.

If you want to make more of a meal from the pies, try serving my Gravy Fries, Mexican Fries or Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings on the side!

Top tips

  • The more expensive the party pies are, the more likely premium quality ingredients and taste of the pies.
  • Don't use oil in the Air Fryer basket or on the pies directly as it is not necessary!
  • Ensure you preheat your air fryer so that the pies start cooking as soon as you put them into the basket.
  • Work in batches if feeding a crowd
  • Don't stack the pies, touching is ok though
  • Use kitchen tongs or a flat silicon utensil to remove pies from the Air Fryer as they will be hot!
  • The filling of the pies will be very hot, so use caution if serving kids to ensure the meat filling doesn't burn the inside of their mouths
  • Don't defrost the pies, simply go from freezer to air fryer!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you cook party pies in an air fryer?

You can cook party pies in your Air Fryer, the same way that you can cook them in the oven.

It is a good idea to preheat your air fryer and then simply place fresh or frozen party pies into the basket or lined tray and start cooking.

Can you cook party pies and sausage rolls in air fryer?

You can cook both party pies and sausages rolls in the air fryer.

Both of these foods can be cooked from fresh or frozen.

You can also add both of these foods at the same time ie half batch of party pies and have batch of sausage rolls as they take the same time to cook.

How long do you cook party pies in air fryer?

The party pies will take 15 to 20 minutes to cook in the air fryer.

Simply pre heat the appliance for 5 mins and then cook the pies until the pastry and the centres heated through.

Can you cook a frozen meat pie in an air fryer?

As well as cooking mini meats pies in the air fryer, you can cook regular or family size pies.

The larger the pie, the longer the cook time needed. This also applies to frozen pies be they mini meat pies, standard pie or large size pies.

(Video) How To Reheat Frozen Meat Pie in an Air Fryer

What are party pies made of?

Party pies are made of a combination of pastry and a saucy beef filling.

What goes well with meat pie?

Serve meat pies with tomato sauce and a side of Mashed Peas.

Pop some Air Fryer Chips in a bowl and call it a complete meal!

Can you cook party pies in the microwave?

You can cook party pies in the microwave, however the results will be drastically different from the oven or air fryer.

If simply wanting to heat the mini meat pies, the microwave will work.

If however, you want crispy or flaky pastry then the air fryer or oven is recommend.

Are party pies already cooked?

Frozen party pies have been cooked prior to be frozen.

As such they only need to be heated prior to consumption.

If using homemade pies with uncooked pastry, you will need to increase the the cook time to ensure that both the meat filling and pastry casing are fully cooked.

Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer?

You can use aluminium foil in an air fryer, however, for most recipes you won't need to.

If using it, ensure that the food is on top of it so it does not fly around.

I only recommend using it where it is useful to keep the juices in for example my Air Fryer Pork Belly recipe.

If you love new ideas for air fried foods, you might be inspired by the following. Or check out all of my Air Fryer Recipes!

(Video) Meat pie cooked in the air fryer

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Air Fryer Party Pies

Air Fryer Party Pies are the quick way to get the party started. When the crowd is hungry cooking party pies in air fryer is the solution!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

(Video) Cooking a Frozen Meat Pie in an Air Fryer

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 10

Calories: 344kcal

Author: Adrianne


  • Air Fryer

  • Flat silicon utensil


  • 10 party pies Note 1
  • tomato sauce


  • Preheat the Air Fryer at a temperature of 180°C/350 F for 5 mins

  • Pull the Air Fryer basket towards you, rest on a heat proof surface and place frozen party pies into basket.

  • Push the Air Fryer basket back into the appliance and cook the pies for 15 - 20 mins. Note 3

  • Serve with tomato sauce


  • Note 1 You can use fresh or frozen party pies. If using frozen, don't defrost the pies prior to cooking. Simply remove from the freezer and cook from frozen.
  • Note 2 No matter the size of your Air Fryer basket, don't stack the pies. They need to be in one flat layer. They can be squished in and touching but not piled on top of each other.
  • Note 3To ensure the correct cook time for your appliance and the pies, test one by inserting a skewer into the centre of the pies and ensuring no resistance. You can also cut into the top of the pie and push the tip of a finger into the filling to ensure that it it heated through in the centre.
(Video) Cook frozen sausage rolls and mini meat pies in an Air Fryer


Calories: 344kcal | Protein: 17g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 719mg | Potassium: 280mg | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

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How long do party pies take in the air fryer? ›

How long do you cook party pies in air fryer? The party pies will take 15 to 20 minutes to cook in the air fryer. Simply pre heat the appliance for 5 mins and then cook the pies until the pastry and the centres heated through.

What temperature do you cook Airfryer party pies? ›

Remove your frozen party pies from the packaging and place in the air fryer basket. Cook. Air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f followed by an extra 5 minutes at 170c/340f. Serve.

How long do frozen pies take in the air fryer? ›

Make a frozen pot pie in air fryer in about 30 minutes for a fast and easy meal. No need to preheat your oven or thaw the pie.

How do you cook frozen party pies? ›

Freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat: Preheat oven to 180C/200C fan-forced. Place frozen pies on a baking tray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.

Can I cook party pies in an air fryer? ›

Pies cook perfectly well in a normal oven, but you can also try them in your air fryer. Fiona says air-fried pies will work well, but because there is no bottom heating element, you may not get a crisp brown base.

Can you cook ready made pies in an air fryer? ›

You can also use the air fryer to reheat your already cooked meat pies. Simply place your meat pies into the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes at 160c/320f.

Can you put frozen pies in the air fryer? ›

All you have to do is first remove your frozen pie from the plastic packaging. Then, place your pie on a baking pan that fits in your air fryer. If you don't have one, you can make a makeshift pan out of a few layers of foil. Put the baking pan and pie into the fryer at 360F and cook for 20 minutes.

Can you put foil in an air fryer from pie? ›

Aluminum foil can be used in an air fryer or air fryer oven, but it should only go in the basket. Think foil in air fryer equals small piece that does not block air flow! The air fryer pushes hot air all around the food. If the air is blocked by foil, it cannot cook the food properly.

Can pie in foil go in the Airfryer? ›

You can use foil or parchment paper in your air fryer to make cleanup easy. However, parchment paper is probably a better option. Some acidic foods should not be air-fried with foil—we're looking at you, tomatoes and citrus fruits.

How do you cook a frozen fruit pie in an air fryer? ›

If you have a frozen Apple or other fruit pie and want to cook it in the air fryer, the best thing to do is to: Preheat your air fryer to 310 degrees F, air fryer setting. Place your frozen pie into the air fryer basket, and set the time for 40 to 50 minutes.

How long do you cook a precooked frozen pie? ›

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove Pie from plastic bag. Place frozen baked fruit pie in Preheated oven. Heat for 25 - 30 minutes or until soft when a fork is inserted in center of pie.

How long does it take to heat up party pies? ›

Conventional Oven – preheat oven to 325 degreesand place pies on a cookie sheet. For thawed Pies & Sausage Rolls - place in oven and heat for 12-15 minutes for large pies and 10 minutes for a platter of party pies.

How long do patties party pies take to cook? ›

Preheat oven to 180°C (170°C Fan Forced) 2. Remove party pies from pack and spread evenly on an oven tray. 3. If frozen, heat for approximately 15-17 minutes, or if thawed, heat for approximately 7-8 minutes.

Can you put a glass pie plate in air fryer? ›

You can use any ovenproof dish or mold in the Airfryer, whether it is made of glass, ceramic, metal or silicone.

Can you put aluminum pie pans in an air fryer? ›

You might also use an aluminum pan to cook in, which is also okay to use in the air fryer. Disposable foil pans can be a great way to reheat food in the air fryer, like lasagna or a casserole.

What Cannot be cooked in Airfryer? ›

Any food with a wet batter should not be placed in the air fryer. You also want to avoid putting food that has a wet batter, like corndogs or tempura shrimp, in air fryers.

What does putting tin foil at the bottom of your Airfryer do? ›

No, using baking paper and tin foil in your Philips Airfryer is not recommended for the following reasons: If you cover the bottom of the basket, the airflow inside the Airfryer is reduced. This results in the diminished cooking performance of your Philips Airfryer.

Will parchment paper burn in the air fryer? ›

Is Parchment Paper Safe In the Air Fryer? Absolutely! If it's safe for the oven, it's safe for the fryer. Most parchment papers can withstand a heat of over 400 degrees.

Can I line air fryer with parchment paper? ›

Larry Ciufo, the CR test engineer who oversees air fryer testing, warns that while you can use parchment paper inside an air fryer, it's not recommended for regular use there. “It has the potential to block 99 percent of the fryer's airflow,” Ciufo says.

Is it good to use parchment paper in air fryer? ›

Yes! “You can use either rolled parchment paper or parchment paper that is made specifically for air fryers, with holes. It's a great way to reduce cleaning time,” says air fryer expert Laurie Fleming, author of The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners.

How long do you cook a precooked pie for? ›

Heating Fully Baked Pies:

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Put the pie, turnovers, or pastry on a cookie sheet on foil or parchment, and lightly cover with foil. For a 9-inch pie, heat for 15-20 minutes. A 5-inch pie will take about 12-15 minutes and turnovers will take about 10-12 minutes.

What is the best way to cook frozen meat pies? ›

From Frozen: (do not thaw) Preheat your oven to 325. Place frozen pies on a baking sheet and bake 40 - 50 minutes or until golden brown. For best results, brush with egg wash before cooking.

What temperature and how long do you cook a frozen pie? ›

When ready to bake pie, heat oven to 450°F. When oven is preheated, remove frozen pie from freezer; cut a few slits in top crust and place in oven. Do not thaw pie because no one wants a soggy pie. Bake 25 minutes.

Are party pies already cooked? ›

Are party pies pre-cooked? Yes and no. The filling is, as you do cook the meat through before popping it in the pans. The dough however is not cooked, and will need to be baked before eating.

How do you warm up party pies? ›

  1. Remove Party Pies from all there packaging and place on baking tray with room for heat to circulate.
  2. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
  3. Warm in oven for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove and serve, perfect around 65 degrees.

Can you heat up party pies in the microwave? ›

Using high energy setting on microwave, heat frozen Party Pies for 4 minutes, or if thawed heat for 2 minutes. For a delicious crispy pastry, take Party Pies from microwave oven and place in preheated oven at 180°C for 5 minutes. Otherwise, leave Party pies standing for 2-3 minutes before serving.

How do you know if pies are done? ›

Tip: What's the best way to tell if your pie is done? For fruit pie, the top crust will be golden brown, and you'll be able to see filling bubbling around the edges and/or through the vents. For best results, let the filling bubble for at least 5 minutes before removing the pie from the oven.

How long does it take to cook party pies and sausage rolls? ›

Frozen Party Pies & Mini Sausage Rolls

Preheat oven to 350. Bake from frozen for 20-25 minutes. Keep some space between each pice.

How long do you put a party pizza in the air fryer for? ›

Place the frozen Party Pizza onto the air fryer tray or basket. And set it into the air fryer, set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

How long should I put a party pizza in the air fryer? ›

  1. Place the empty air fryer basket in the air fryer and preheat at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 minutes.
  2. Add the frozen pizza to the air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry for 11 minutes at 370 degrees Fahrenheit. **
  4. Use a large spatula to transfer the pizza to a cutting board, cut and serve immediately.
21 Jul 2022

How do you air fry a frozen party pizza? ›

Put frozen pizza in the center of the air fryer basket. Air fry frozen pizza for 6 to 8 minutes at 400F/204C, until the crust is crispy and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer? ›

Is It Safe to Use Aluminum Foil in the Air Fryer? It is absolutely safe to use aluminum foil in your air fryer. In fact, it can make cooking with the air fryer easier.

Can you make a Totino's Party Pizza in an air fryer? ›

Air Fryer Totino's Party Pizza

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. Place the pizza on the middle shelf and cook for 8 minutes. Foil can be used for easier clean up, but the crust will not be as crispy.

What temperature should I set my air fryer for pizza? ›

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. ...
  2. Cook in air fryer at 400 degrees F for 1 minute, then flip to the other side and cook an additional minute. ...
  3. Add toppings to pre-baked crusts. ...
  4. Lower air fryer temp to 370 and cook pizzas for 1-3 minutes or until warmed through and cheese has melted.
21 Jan 2022

How do I make my air fryer pizza crispy? ›

Place foil or perforated parchment sheet to base on air fryer basket, rack or tray. Place the pizza on top. If needed, lightly spray the top of pizza so that the toppings don't burn or dry out (optional). Air Fry at 360°F/180°C for 3-6 minutes or until cooked to your desired crispness.

What happens when you put pizza in an air fryer? ›

air frying pizza is a game changer. Not only does the pizza cook more quickly, but you get that perfectly crispy bottom crust that can be difficult to achieve in a traditional oven.

Can I cook party pies in microwave? ›

Using high energy setting on microwave, heat frozen Party Pies for 4 minutes, or if thawed heat for 2 minutes. For a delicious crispy pastry, take Party Pies from microwave oven and place in preheated oven at 180°C for 5 minutes. Otherwise, leave Party pies standing for 2-3 minutes before serving.


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