Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
38 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 3 pierogies and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Similar to Italy's ravioli, "pierogis" are Polish dumplings made from unleavened bread dough and stuffed with a filling, typically made from potatoes.  In this dish, potato-and-onion pierogis are covered with a creamy sauce and cheese, then baked until bubbly and topped with bacon, green onions, and tomatoes.  Bake in individual gratin dishes for fun individual "casseroles," and serve with a green salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Arrange the pierogies in an 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cook bacon in a saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan. Set aside.

Step 3

Add garlic to drippings in pan, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add 1/3 cup cream cheese to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until cream cheese begins to melt, stirring frequently. Gradually add chicken broth to pan, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over pierogies. Top evenly with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with bacon, green onions, tomato, and pepper.

Chef's Notes

Pierogis are yummy potato-filled dumplings you can purchase from the freezer section of most major supermarkets.  Using this convenience to jump-start dinner is not just economical, but it'll save you lots of time in the kitchen, as well. 

Ratings & Reviews

Delicious & easy

September 03, 2017
We love pierogies even without sauce... this just gives us an alternative way to prepare them. Didn't find potato & onion pierogies, so used potato and cheese. Leftovers reheated pretty well.

JulzChicago's Review

March 09, 2011
The sauce tasted a little weird; maybe the garlic and lower-fat cream cheese combo? But nevertheless, I love love love potato pierogis (thanks to my Russian heritage) and this was a great way to "bulk" them up with the bacon and sauce rather than eating the entire package in one meal. I served it with a green salad with light dressing. Super quick and easy - no fuss recipe.

moonburst37's Review

December 06, 2010
A bit too "heavy" with the creamy sauce. Needed something to cut the cream. Definitely has to be served with a salad!

robertll8009's Review

March 26, 2011

ZombieGirl's Review

September 24, 2012
This was a great change from the norm. Accompanied with a salad and breadsticks we had a delicious dinner.

jenniferlovejoy's Review

December 18, 2010
We ate this meal, but didn't necessarily enjoy it. the sauce was pretty bland, as were the pierogis. It was easy to make, but not worth it. Won't make again.

ChefAim2Please's Review

March 20, 2011
I LOVED this recipe! For the ease of preparation and flavor- 2 thumbs up!! I served mine over cooked spinach. This recips is going into our rotation.

peach5757's Review

February 16, 2011
Delicious! My husband and I both loved it! I made it exactly as is...except I sautéed some mushrooms separately and put them over the pierogi's before pouring on the sauce and cheese. SO good! This recipe will definitely be making frequent occurrences in our recipe rotation!

MeganGomez's Review

September 01, 2011
LOVE this recipe! I've made it several times now, each time a success. I usually double the amount of chopped tomato and green onion. So savory and rich!

StacyYC's Review

February 04, 2011
My husband loves pierogis so I wanted to try this recipe for sure and it was a hit! It was very easy and quite tasty. I know others have said it was bland but I thought the tomato, bacon and onion topping gave it a lot of flavor. I think you could use other toppings as well such as bell peppers. I will make it again.