Start With Pierogies

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Pierogie Mac and Cheese. Linda Larsen

Pierogies are like a cross between Italian and Germanic recipes. These large pasta half moons are stuffed with seasoned potatoes. They are found in your grocer's freezer aisle. And they are delicious and easy to prepare.

The 16-ounce boxes contain 12 pierogies each. Mrs. T's Pierogies says this serves four people, but I think that four pierogies per serving is more reasonable, so each box really serves three.

If you have big eaters in your family, the box may serve two! If you want the recipe to serve four, add some more pierogies from another box.

I've always just baked pierogies with sauce in a casserole dish, but when researching this article, I fried them too. Now I'm in love! You can pan fry frozen pierogies in a butter and olive oil combination. The pasta gets slightly crisp but stays tender, and the filling turns meltingly creamy. So try some of these easy recipes using pierogies and shake up your recipe repertoire.

Start With Pierogies

  • Bacon Cabbage Pierogies Skillet
    This hearty recipe is inexpensive, warming, and delicious. It is reminiscent of Eastern European and German cooking and has the most wonderful combination of textures and flavors.
  • Pierogie Carbonara
    Carbonara is just a mixture of bacon, eggs, and cream added to hot cooked pasta. The eggs form a creamy sauce on the pasta for a satisfying and simple main dish.