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lazy pierogis

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Rosemarie Zub
Clark, NJ

When my husband was a child he was one of 4 children, times were very tough in his family and his mom would always try and stretch the income by making easy yet comforting foods they were easy on the budget. This recipe I was given to by my mother in law before she passed. I made it as a surprise for my hubby and it did bring back memories, I hope who ever tries it will like it.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 40 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lazy pierogis

  • 2
    14 oz cans sauerkraut + half of juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped garlic more to your liking
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 md
    carrot shredded
  • 1 lg
    onion thinly sliced
  • 2
    thick slices of bacon chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb
    rigatoni cooked al dente reserve 1/4 c of the pasta water

How To Make lazy pierogis

  • 1
    In a large sauté pan brown the chopped bacon. Add the onions and cook till translucent. Add the sauerkraut and garlic and cook till combined. Add the carrots and cook on low till carrots blend nicely with the kraut.
  • 2
    Add the butter and cook till melted. Cook the pasta till al dente and drain, reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water. Add the pasta to the sauté pan and toss, if it needs some liquid add the ¼ cup pasta water.
  • 3
    You can serve this dish with Ketchup, deli mustard, sour cream or by itself.