Lazy Pierogis

Rosemarie Zub


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 vote

40 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 2
    14 oz cans sauerkraut + half of juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped garlic more to your liking
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 medium
    carrot shredded
  • 1 large
    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.

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About Lazy Pierogis

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Polish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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