This has been one of my husbands favorite foods since I met him. So I had to learn how to make them….. just for him! Filled with cheesy mashed potatoes with bits of real bacon make these our favorite kind of Pierogi.
Keep in mind these can be filled with anything, but we are partial to mashed potatoes. These are somewhat easy to make but they are time consuming. The end result makes them so worth it and they freeze well.
You can purchase a dumpling mold to cut, fill and seal them closed or just use a glass and a fork. I bought a set of three different size plastic dumpling molds for around $5.00 and they work great. These are a lot of fun to make. Follow the simple directions below and give them a try.
2 cups flour 1 -1/2# potatoes, (peeled, cooked and mashed)
1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 large egg, slightly beaten 1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup sour cream salt & pepper to taste
4 Tbl soft butter (Makes 20)
Dough: In a bowl mix together the flour and salt. Add egg, sour cream and soft butter. Combine until the dough comes together. Place on a board and knead (50-60 times) or until the dough is smooth. If it is too sticky to knead, add a little more flour. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Filling: Mix all of the filling ingredients with a mixer while the potatoes are still hot. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
Directions: Roll out the dough, cut the dough into 4″ circles. Place about a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the center. Wet the edge of the circle with water using your finger. Fold it in half over the filling and crimp the edge closed pressing down with a fork sealing in the potatoes.
Cooking: In a medium pot, boil water with a little salt added. Drop pierogis into the boiling water until they float, about 3-5 minutes, drain and set aside. In a frying pan over medium heat, melt 2 Tbl of butter. Place pierogis in the butter and cook until golden brown. Turn over and brown the other side. I like to cook onions in the butter with our pierogis too.
So very yummy <3
Another favorite of ours! Thanks!
I love pierogies! Haven’t had them in years:) sounds delicious!
Looks like a good recipe…:)
Thanks and have a great weekend mistimaan!
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Oh my doughy goodness lol … Yum!
LOL yes they are! Thanks me!
My Canadian friend cooked these for us once. She served them tossed in sour cream.
They can be made many ways but no matter how they are made……so good!!!
Hmm, looks familiar to me…
These are so good! Tell mom to make you some! Lol
I use the same recipe! Then we top them with sour cream, green onion or fried, more bacon and cheese. Hmmm….and I wonder why I have a buldge in my tummy area. 🙂
HAHAHAHA maybe that’s my problem too! I have never tried them with sour cream on top. We are butter lovers…lol
Oh my goodness I love pierogies! I get the frozen premade ones but it would be wild to make them from scratch!
They are fun to make. I had my granddaughter help me when she was only 5! Give it a try.
I love these too! They look great.
Thank you! Have a great week!
Hi indianeskitchen. Never heard of these look good. Many thanks for liking “Started! and Prophecies!” Be Safe and Well. TheFoureyedPoet.
Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back.
These are a staple in my Polish family! Thanks for sharing the great recipe! 🙂
You’re welcome I’m sure you have some pretty delicious recipes too! My daughter in laws family came over on the boat and they can cook!
My grandma used to make them and I cannot recreate the dough for the life of me. My favorite ones are with meat, or sour crout and mushrooms or cheese, but not the sweet kind. Now I’m hungry!
I know what you mean. Cheese and bacon are my favorite but I’m not picky I like them all…lol