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!
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!