Polish Pierogi

Linda Kauppinen


This recipe was handed down through my cousin's family. These are a great alternative to plain potatoes. Serve them plain pan fried, steamed, smothered in herbs and butter or with a dab of sour cream and bacon crumbs. Any way you serve them they are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


★★★★★ 1 vote

ALOT! These freeze very well for storage
3 Hr
1 Hr


  • 3 c
    flour, sifted
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    milk, whole

  • 2 lb
    russet potatoes
  • 1/4 lb
    velveeta cheese
  • 1 small
    onion, diced and saute'd in butter
  • ·
    butter, melted
  • ·
    instant potato flakes, dry optional ( i dont use them)
  • ·
    peel and cut potatoes, and boil in salted water until tender. drain and mash with cheese, butter and onion. optionally add instant potatoes. beat together well.

  • 2 c
    farmers cheese or cheddar

  • 2 large
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • pinch
  • ·
    mix ingredients together.

  • ·
    see the recipe for the polish sauerkraut recipe at the following link. Polish "Stewed" Sauerkraut

How to Make Polish Pierogi


  1. DOUGH:
    Mix all ingredients until dough holds together, add more milk if needed.(Using slightly more than 1/2 cup milk works best, but 3/4 cup milk is way too much). Use a medium size glass to cut out circles, or a 2 inch round cookie cutter. Keep board floured while working.
  2. Fill Pierogi with your choice of filling and crimp closed. A fork works really well for this.
  3. Drop pierogi in a large pot of boiling water and cook 5 minutes or until they rise to the top.
    Dip in melted butter.
    Package in zip-loc bags. These freeze very well.
  4. To heat and eat, saute' the pierogi in a pan of melted butter until golden.
    Serve with a ladle of melted butter over the top, a spoonful of sour cream with bacon crumbs on top to just name a couple ways to serve them.
  5. Chefs Note: If your pierogie is frozen, be sure the pierogie is thawed before you attempt to saute'. You can thaw to room temperature or you can put in a pan of boiling water for a few minutes to thaw then put in pan of melted butter and saute'

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About Polish Pierogi

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Polish
Collection: Tastes of the World
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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