Loaded Baked Pierogi Casserole


 

Day 48 – Happy May! I think we have finally hit our stride in all this after almost 7 weeks. My daughter is finally beginning her dance classes, via Zoom, next week. This will bring some order to her life again. My son’s high school classes have settled into a routine after two weeks back via Google Hangouts. They have classes one hour a week, then homework, and quizzes. They get their expectations every Monday by noon from their teachers. My son is having his cello and voice lessons on Google Duo once a week. This is all becoming weirdly normal and that’s okay.

We are organizing our freezer and taking inventory of it and our pantry. We want to make sure that we are using everything before it expires or goes bad. I forgot we had several boxes of frozen cheese pierogies. When we did the inventory of the chest freezer I moved them upstairs to use because I love pierogi of any kind. Bacon? Check. Cheese? Check. Ingredients for creamy sauce? Check. We are good to go! (Yes, this is NOT a diet dish!)

Verdict: This was a split meal for us. My son, who usually doesn’t care for pierogi (it’s a texture thing), actually liked this meal. He thinks it was the extra texture added by the bacon and onions. While my daughter who likes fried pierogi did not care for the dish. It was too “mushy” for her. The adults liked all the added extra flavor of the garlic, bacon, onions, and cheese.

Serve this with a green vegetable and side salad for a meal.

Loaded Baked Pierogi Casserole

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

          • 1 (16-ounce) package of frozen pierogies, four cheese or your favorite
          • 4 oz. cream cheese
          • 1/2 cup chicken broth or milk
          • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
          • 3 slices of bacon, chopped into pieces
          • 1/2 small onion, finely diced
          • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large skillet cook the bacon and onion over medium to medium high heat. Stir until bacon is crispy and there is about 1-2 tablespoons of fat in the pan. Remove bacon from the pan leaving behind the onion and bacon grease. Add the cream cheese, chicken stock, and garlic powder to the pan.  Stir with a whisk until very smooth and creamy
  3. Arrange pierogies in a single layer in the baking dish and pour the cream cheese mixture over them.
  4. Sprinkle the pierogies with cheese, and then the bacon. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the pierogies are warmed through.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a pierogi. 🤔

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I love them but I like mashed potatoes. The texture is off putting to some. They are similar to ravioli but filled with mashed potato usually flavored with cheese or onion. They are simple to make too but you have to make a ton and freeze them to make it worth your time.

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      1. Yikes! Maybe later. 😜

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Lol!

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  2. Erika says:

    Is pierogies something like Ravioli? The filling may be different but can this be compared?

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hi Erika! They are similar. They are a Polish food. They are similar to ravioli but filled with potato mash and usually cheese or onion. The outside is similar to ravioli but not usually as thick. Hope this helps!

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      1. Erika says:

        Oh, yummy, that sounds very good. I have to check if we get it over here 😋

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Ours are in the freezer section near the ravioli and french fries.

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          1. Erika says:

            Thanks for the hint! Will definitely check them out 😊

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  3. Looks delicious. I am nominating you for the Vincent Ehindero Award and will share blog when completed. What is your first name? Be safe.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I am not sure what that is but it is Marci. Thanks!

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