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Fried Pierogies with Butternut Squash

Fried Pierogies with Butternut Squash

Linda Larsen
Pierogies are like a cross between Italian and Germanic recipes. These large pasta half moons are stuffed with seasoned potatoes. They are found in your grocer's freezer aisle. And they are delicious and easy to prepare. The 16-ounce boxes contain 12 pierogies each. Mrs. T's Pierogies says this serves four people, but I think that four pierogies per serving is more reasonable, so each box really serves three. If you want the recipe to serve four, add some more pierogies from another box.

I've always just baked pierogies with sauce in a casserole dish, but when researching this article, I fried them too. Now I'm in love! You can pan fry frozen pierogies in a butter and olive oil combination. The pasta gets slightly crisp but stays tender, and the filling turns meltingly creamy. So try some of these easy recipes using pierogies and shake up your recipe repertoire.

Start With Pierogies

  • Creamy Tomato Pierogie Casserole
    This fabulous casserole is rich, creamy, and festive enough for company, but easy enough so even non-cooks can make it!
  • Fried Pierogies with Butternut Squash
    This simple recipe just blows me away. I love that you can fry frozen stuffed pasta and it turns out so perfect. The pierogies absorb the butter and become crisp and slightly chewy, with a super creamy center. Yum.
  • Pierogie Mac and Cheese
    Wow, talk about taking decadence to the next level! What could make mac and cheese better? Add some stuffed pasta! I love this super easy recipe.
  • Potato Pierogies Casserole
    This simple four ingredient recipe takes about 3 minutes to put together. You can use any frozen vegetable in place of the sugar snap peas if you'd like.
  • Fried Pierogies with Blue Cheese Dip
    This easy appetizer recipes is fabulous. You can serve simply fried pierogies with any dip. The mild pasta is the perfect foil for any cuisine's flavors.
  • Pesto Skillet Pierogies
    You didn't think I could put together a collection of pasta recipes with pesto, did you? This simple recipe is delicious.
  • Pierogie Carbonara
    Carbonara is just a mixture of bacon, eggs, and cream added to hot cooked pasta. The eggs form a creamy sauce on the pasta for a satisfying and simple main dish.
  • Sausage and Pierogie Stir-Fry
    Bratwurst, onion, and bell peppers turn frozen pierogies into a treat. This easy skillet meal takes about half an hour, start to finish.

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