Kielbasa Lazy Pierogi

Nor Mac


I’m sure a lot of you have had lazy pierogi. This is more of a lazy pierogi with kielbasa. I took my mother's recipe years ago and added my own spin on it. I have been making it this way for the last 35 years. My dish has been brought to many potluck dinners. It has even been served as a side dish at BBQs. I have had many compliments on it. The recipe has been given to many friends through the years per request. It is delicious comfort food. I hope you all enjoy my version.

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We fell in love at first bite with Nor's version of lazy pierogi. The noodles are soft and buttery. Soaking the sauerkraut in water does help cut back on its naturally strong flavor. Kielbasa pairs nicely with this easy to prepare dish adding a smoky, savory flavor. So good, we think this recipe will make it into your regular dinner rotation. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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8 or more
15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1-2 lb
    large kielbasa about 1 1/2-2 lbs (I used Blue Seal)
  • 16 oz
    good quality sauerkraut use fresh bagged in refrigerator section of store
  • 16 oz
    egg noodles
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4-1 tsp
  • ·
    black pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 c
    Parmesan cheese (I use fresh grated Parmesan Reggiano)
  • 1-2 pinch
    poppy seeds, optional

How to Make Kielbasa Lazy Pierogi


  1. Place sauerkraut in a colander. rinse sauerkraut well to get rid of some of the bitterness. Press on sauerkraut to remove some of the water.
  2. Cook chopped onion with a little bit of the butter until golden in color. Set aside.
  3. Place kielbasa in a Dutch oven.
  4. Fill with water until kielbasa is covered. Boil kielbasa until heated through. About 5-10 minutes after the water starts to boil.
  5. Remove kielbasa to a platter. Slice kielbasa. Cut each slice in half. You can cut them into quarters if you wish. I usually cut each slice in half.
  6. Bring water to a boil for egg noodles. Cook per directions on the bag. Drain noodles. Place noodles back into the large pot.
  7. Place burner on low heat. Fold remaining butter into noodles until melted. Add cooked onions, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper, Mix well and set aside.
  8. Add sauerkraut and kielbasa to noodles. Stir well over medium heat until hot. Sprinkle with poppy seeds if desired. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a main dish or side dish.

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About Kielbasa Lazy Pierogi

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Polish
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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