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Polish Pierogies Recipe

Updated on January 5, 2018


Pierogies are a traditional Polish food. Even though I am not Polish, they are one of my favorites. A pierogi is a stuffed square pasta filled with anything from mashed potatoes to cheese. Cream cheese is often used.

The following recipe was handed down by a Polish cook. Try this recipe and you'll want to make them again and again.Your entire family will love them.

You can use different fillings once you have tried making them once. The first time my husband had them, they were filled with both mash potatoes and cheese and he came home and told me to find out how to make them. I later had some filled with just cream cheese. Both ways are delicious.

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  • 4 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c water
  • Filling Ingredients
  • 2 # dry cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp onion salt


1. Mix all of the filling ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.

2. Sift flour into a large bowl. Make a well into the center of the flour.

3. Break eggs into well and add the 5 Tbsp of sour cream, oil and salt. Blend these ingredients all together with your fingertips, gradually adding 3/4 cup water until the mixture forms a dough.

4. Divide into 4 parts. Roll out 1/4 of the dough at a time.

5. Cut the dough with a biscuit cutter. Place a small spoonful of filling a little to one side on each round of dough.

6. Moisten the edge with a little water and fold over. Press edges together firmly. Be sure they are sealed so the filling does not run out.

7. Drop the pierogies into salted boiling water. Never crowd the pierogi or it will stick together. Cook gently for 3-5 minutes or until the pierogis rise to the top of the pan.

8. Lift out of water with a perforated spoon.

9. Serve hot.

You'll enjoy making and eating this recipe for years to come.

Thanks for visiting my hub. I hope enjoy making these. I think pierogies will become one of your favorite dishes too.


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      Barbara Badder 6 years ago from USA

      bethperry, Thanks for commenting. Enjoy the pierogis.

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      Beth Perry 6 years ago from Tennesee

      Mmmm, Pierogi's are lish-lish! I'll have to write down the recipe. Thanks much for posting!

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      Barbara Badder 6 years ago from USA

      gryphin423, I like them too, but I'm not Polish myself. I learned how to make them when I worked at a resturant.

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      gryphin423 6 years ago from Florida

      My mom's Polish and we love pierogies, thanks for sharing!

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      Barbara Badder 6 years ago from USA

      JamaGenee, We love the pierogies too. My husband was served them at a dinner that he attended and came home and told me about how good they were. Of course, I had to try them.

      My husband is 1/2 Polish, so I'm surprised he hadn't had them before that. His mother was Polish and never did anything but American cooking.

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      Joanna McKenna 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I was introduced to pierogies at Christmas 25 years ago by a neighbor of Polish descent. Made the mistake of making them for my family the following year for Christmas Eve dinner, and my kids insisted on them for every C.E. dinner thereafter. My filling is mashed potatoes and grated onions with a bit of sour cream, altho one year I ran out of sour cream and substituted french onion dip, and have used it ever since. Never heard of using oil in the dough, but am willing to try it.

      The part I hate the most is the folding and sealing because it's so labor intensive and time consuming. Never found a tool that will do it satisfactorily, but the Kuchenprofi from Amazon looks promising.

      Oh, and my son loves homemade pierogies so much that a promise to make them any time of the year is all the incentive he needs to do an otherwise unpleasant task. ;D

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      Barbara Badder 7 years ago from USA

      I'm sure the perogies will turn out delicious for you and they really aren't too hard. Best of luck.

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      Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

      Love perogies, can't buy good ones here, so will have to try this.

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      Barbara Badder 7 years ago from USA

      LRCBlogger, I hope they turn out good. I love these too.

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      LRCBlogger 7 years ago

      mmmm, thanks for the recipe. I love Pierogi. My neighbor is polish and she made them for us once, they were outstanding. I'll have to give your recipe a shot.

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      Barbara Badder 7 years ago from USA

      Cheri, You'll have to try the recipe because they are easy to make. I love them.

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      Cheri Schultz 7 years ago from Midwest

      Oh my gosh... My dad was polish and we used to have these at Easter time and Christmas each year!!

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      Barbara Badder 7 years ago from USA

      killrats, Do try it. It's not that hard. You have a blessed day also.

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      killrats 7 years ago from Cape town South Africa

      I am not great at following recipes but will give this one a go.

      Have a Blessed day

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      Barbara Badder 7 years ago from USA

      LillyGrillzit, Please do try it. If you like noodles you'll love them. Barb

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Ummm, sounds very good. I can't wait to try this.