Frozen pierogi casserole is your weeknight dinner hero.
If you've ever eaten pierogis, you know just how tasty they are. Now, imagine them in an easy dinner casserole. Bringing easy dinner recipes to your table is so delicious, with recipes like this Pierogi Casserole. Smooth cream cheese, gooey melted Cheddar, and bits of crunch from the bacon and green onion garnish make this casserole one that you'll crave whenever dinnertime rolls around.
Kids will love this recipe too, making dinner super fun, easy and oh so satisfying. They can even help you cook this meal! It's made with frozen pierogi, so you don't have to worry about making all of those dumplings by hand. Alternatively, you could make this frozen pierogi casserole using some homemade dumplings that you froze yourself! When storebought just won't do, there's nothing at all wrong with using a tried-and-true recipe of your own. We won't tell grandma that her secret recipe is being made into an easy casserole (although maybe she would love that idea!).
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Preparation Time10 min
Cooking Time25 min
Cooking Vessel Size9x13-inch baking pan
- 1 (16-ounce) package of frozen pierogis
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 1/2 cup chicken broth or milk
- 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese
- 2-3 slices bacon, microwaved until golden and beginning to crisp, then chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped for garnish
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Pierogi Casserole Recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13 bake dish with vegetable spray.
Combine the cream cheese and broth or milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, and stir with a whisk until very smooth. You can also combine well in a mixing bowl.
Arrange pierogis in a single layer in the baking dish, and pour the cream cheese mixture over them.
Sprinkle with the top with cheese, then with bacon.
Bake for about 25 minutes until cheese is melted and pierogis are warmed through.
Sprinkle onions or parsley over the top to garnish before serving.
Did You Know?
This easy pierogi casserole is a delicious and comforting dish. But do you know about the history of pierogi? The word itself originates from the word pierogi, the singular version of the word "dumpling" in Polish. This recipe talks about the different savory fillings that pierogi can have, but sweet fillings are common as well and are often served for dessert. Some common sweet fillings include apples, apricots, and blueberries, often with some sort of cheese.
Pierogi are not that difficult to assemble, but they do require a gentle hand. The dough made for pierogi has no leavening agents, i.e. yeast, so the dough can be fragile. It is typically made out of just flour and water, but occasionally an egg will be added to the dough. Pierogi are typically boiled in salt water to cook, but they can also be baked or fried. Toppings such as fried onions or sour cream are generally served alongside savory pierogi.
For even more history and facts about pierogi, visit Polska Foods.
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