Improvisational Cookery: Pierogi Mushroom Bake

I love pierogies! Maybe it’s because I’m part Polish or maybe it’s because my mom used to make them all the time when I was a kid. They are a favorite comfort food of mine, which makes it all the more tragic that my husband absolutely refused to eat them for many years.

My husband isn’t a picky eater, but there have always been a few things that were on his no list: mac & cheese, cheddar, and pierogies. I got him to like mac & cheese–he had only had it from a box and didn’t know what the real thing tasted like. And he eats cheddar now as long as it’s not by itself. So next we had to tackle pierogies.

I had a coupon for Mrs. T’s pierogies, so I bought a box and it sat in the freezer for quite a while. After we made burgers for dinner, we had leftover mushrooms and onions. So: pierogi bake!

Pierogi Mushroom Bake
I sauteed sliced onions and mushrooms with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper in an oven-safe skillet. When they were almost done, I added the pierogies. I continued to cook until the pierogies were warmed through. While the pierogies were cooking, I pre-heated the broiler.

Once the pierogies were cooked, I topped the whole thing with mozzarella cheese and put it in the oven. When the cheese started browning, I took it out. This made enough for 4 servings, so my husband and I both had leftovers for lunch the next day. Yay! And yes, my husband actually wanted the leftovers because this meal completely sold him on pierogies. Double yay!

Kiersten

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Comments

  1. Angela's Heartwork says

    I LOVE pierogies, too! So yummy with sugar and cinnamon on top. Ummmm… so good! I enjoy Mrs. T's but they are nothing like the real thing. I have yet to master the dough of pierogi making but I will do it! It is our new tradition in our home that Christmas dinner is homemade mushroom soup & homemade pierogis. Delish!

  2. BEadECLECTIC says

    Yummmm! My Dad and I went to a perogi factory last week and got about 20 packages, between the 2 of us. They freeze well, so you can never have too many!

  3. Texas Type A Mom says

    I've never had pierogies. Another one of my friends is Polish too and they're her favorite food. Are the freezer ones worth it or do I need to make these for myself?

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