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Pierogi Pie is a Cross Between Loaded Baked Potatoes and Mac n’ Cheese

Pierogi Pie

What started as an irresistible pun, a pie-rogi pie, became a winning comfort food pie that tastes like a cross between loaded baked potatoes and macaroni and cheese.  Each bite of pierogi pie yields a touch of pierogi dough with potato and cheddar filling, bacon, sour cream, caramelized onions, and melted cheddar cheese – all the good stuff!

The pierogi pie comes together quickly.  Have a look:

Pierogi Pie

If you want to be ambitious, you can make homemade pierogies to use for the pie (they will be tastier than the store-bought ones).  But, if you are in a hurry, store-bought pierogies will suffice.

Mrs.Ts Potato and Cheddar Pierogi, 4.2 Pound -- 6 per case.

I suggest potato and cheddar pierogies, but you can experiment and select your favorite flavors.

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The pierogies on the edge of the pie get slightly brown and crispy and the rest of the pierogies remain moist due to their blanket of toppings.

Pierogi pie makes a great side dish, however it can also be dinner on a night when you are craving the ultimate comfort food!

Pierogi Pie Recipe

Pierogi Pie

Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food

The recipe for the caramelized onions used in this pie comes from the book Pierogi Love.  They take longer to make than other grilled onions that I have made (about two hours!), but they are incredibly flavorful.

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Le Creuset Stoneware Pie Pans, 5-Inch, Cerise (Cherry Red)

I made my pierogi pie as a mini 5″ pie.  One pie is good for two people for a lunch or a side dish.  Double or triple the recipe to make more pies or larger pies.

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Pierogi Pie

What started as an irresistible pun, a pie-rogi pie, became a winning comfort food pie that tastes like a cross between loaded baked potatoes and macaroni and cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pierogi, pierogi pie
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 2 servings
Calories 435kcal

Ingredients

Caramelized Onion Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion halved lengthwise and thinly sliced into strips
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

Pierogi Pie Ingredients

  • about 14 potato and cheddar pierogies boiled and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup grilled onions from above
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon crumbles
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

Caramelized Onion Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium-sized skillet over low heat.
  • Stir in onion and cook until starting to soften, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the broth and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft and deeply browned, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (If onions start to burn before they are fully caramelized, add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional broth as needed.)

Pierogi Pie Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Toss pierogies in egg white, coating all sides of each pierogi.
  • Line the bottom and sides of a greased 5" pie pan with coated pierogies.
  • Top with sour cream, onions. bacon. and cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and the edges of the outermost pierogies are slightly browned.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pierogi Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 549mg 23%
Potassium 587mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 36.9%
Calcium 18.8%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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