Pierogi Casserole

Pierogi Casserole is a great weeknight dinner made with layers of pierogies, creamy ricotta cheese, smoky kielbasa and cheddar cheese. A fun meal that is also great for parties and potlucks. Always a family favorite.

Pierogi Casserole takes your favorite pierogi and layers them with creamy ricotta, smoky kielbasa and cheddar cheese. A family favorite and great for potlucks and parties! #pierogicrecipe #casserolerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Pierogi Casserole takes your favorite pierogi and layers them with creamy ricotta, smoky kielbasa and cheddar cheese. A family favorite and great for potlucks and parties!

Let me start this off by saying I am not Polish and in no way, shape or form am I claiming this recipe is authentic or in fact, Polish. So haters, keep on hating. Everyone else, please enjoy my delicious pierogi casserole!

Pierogi Casserole takes your favorite pierogi and layers them with creamy ricotta, smoky kielbasa and cheddar cheese. A family favorite and great for potlucks and parties! #pierogicrecipe #casserolerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Can you believe that my first experience with pierogies wasn’t until I was an adult? Yep! I can tell you exactly when, actually. My friend Nathalie, who is actually Polish, brought them over for our Friendsgiving celebration.

Here in Maryland, it is actually tradition to have a side of sauerkraut and sausage on Thanksgiving. And in some cases, pierogies.

She doesn’t wimp out with Mrs T’s (not throwing shade, Mrs. T’s is perfectly fine), she heads down to a little, hole-in-the-wall Polish joint where they don’t speak in English and points to the pierogies she wants.

She brings them over with freshly cased sausage and fries them up with butter and onions. As I am typing this, I’m craving the butter laden meal.

A few years ago I had an epiphany moment to try and make them into a Pierogi Casserole after seeing a similar concept, Ravioli Casserole or Ravioli Lasagna. Somehow I couldn’t bring myself to call this dish Pierogi Lasagna since there isn’t really a sauce.

To recipe test, I didn’t go get the expensive, good pierogies. Instead I used the regular, old frozen ones. Pick your favorite pierogi flavor. I prefer plain old potato pierogies, but hubby likes them with sauerkraut or meat.

You can even use a mix; every bite will be a surprise!

Pierogi Casserole takes your favorite pierogi and layers them with creamy ricotta, smoky kielbasa and cheddar cheese. A family favorite and great for potlucks and parties! #pierogicrecipe #casserolerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Serve your Pierogi Casserole with a nice leafy green salad and lots of veggies.

Tools for making Pierogi Casserole:

  • Heavy Bottom Frying Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range.
  • 11 x 7 Casserole Dish– Also known as a 2 quart casserole dish, you want something slightly smaller and deeper than a typical 9 x 13 baking dish.

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Pierogi Casserole takes your favorite pierogi and layers them with creamy ricotta, smoky kielbasa and cheddar cheese. A family favorite and great for potlucks and parties! #pierogicrecipe #casserolerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com
Pierogi Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Pierogi Casserole takes your favorite pierogi and layers them with creamy ricotta, smoky kielbasa and cheddar cheese. A family favorite and great for potlucks and parties! 

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Polish
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 497 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 22 frozen pierogies* , you pick the flavor!
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese , shredded and divided
  • 1 1/2 cups kielbasa , chopped
  • scallions
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. 

  2. In a large, heavy bottom skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add half of the perogies and chopped yellow onion. When the first half is browned, remove and add second half.

  3. Fry until lightly browned. Remove to a bowl and allow to cool while preparing other ingredients. 

  4. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, eggs fine sea salt and ground white pepper. 

  5. In casserole dish, place a layer of perogies on the bottom in a single layer, trying to place together and avoid gaps the best you can. Some gaps are inevitable. 

  6. Top with 1/3 ricotta mixture, 1/3 kielbasa and 1/3 shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat two more times ending with cheddar cheese and kielbasa.

  7. Loosely over with aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes. 

  8. Remove aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. 

  9. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Top with scallions and serve. 

Recipe Notes

If you are using frozen, don't worry if they aren't 100% thawed. If you use fresh, follow the same process, it will just take less time. Either way, they will heat all the way through during the baking process. 

Nutrition Facts
Pierogi Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 1023mg 43%
Potassium 186mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 15.5%
Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 29.5%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pierogi Casserole takes your favorite pierogi and layers them with creamy ricotta, smoky kielbasa and cheddar cheese. A family favorite and great for potlucks and parties! #pierogicrecipe #casserolerecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

Alyssa

This looks like a Polish grandma’s dream!

Kaitie

Wow, this is absolutely fantastic. What a great dish to serve my family. They would absolutely love it!

Jessica Robinson

This would be amazing for Easter brunch! What a great idea!

jacquee - i sugar coat it

What a great idea! I love pierogi, so the more the merrier!

Megan Marlowe

I love pierogies but haven’t had them in so long! This casserole is exactly what I need to make so I can remember how much I love them! what an awesome idea to turn them into a delicious casserole!

Kristen W

Made this last night. It was the perfect meal on a cold night! Easy to make using frozen pierogis and both of my boys ate it. Next time, I might sneak some peas in.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Thanks for stopping by to let me know! Peas would an excellent addition. Yummy!

Catherine

I love this idea…how creative! Such a comforting dish during these cold months…I know my family and I would love this.

Beth

This looks like the perfect comfort food! I think it would be fun with mixture of perogies! like you said a surprise in every bite!

Sandi

This is comfort food! I love the idea of pierogies for this recipe.

Jessica Robinson

This looks delicious! Such amazing flavors. I’m half Polish, so perfect for our family!

Jessica Levinson

This is just the kind of comfort food my husband loves! He would love this for dinner!

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