Pierogi I


A delicious filled dumpling made from fresh pasta. These take time, but are so worth it! Fill with Sauerkraut Filling or Potato and Cheese Filling. To freeze, place uncooked pierogies in melted butter. Cool, and place in freezer bags. The butter will keep them from sticking.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
10 to 12 servings


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • warm water

  • 1 recipe Sauerkraut Filling OR

  • 1 recipe Potato Cheese Filling


  1. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, carton sour cream, and salt. Stir in flour and warm water. Add water until dough feels like velvet. Turn out onto a lightly floured board, and knead until smooth. Roll out to a 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out 3 1/2 inch circles with either the top of a glass or a biscuit cutter. Cover with waxed paper to prevent drying out if not filling immediately.

  2. Place 1 or 2 tablespoons filling on one side of a circle of dough. Fold over, and seal by pressing the edges with a fork. Repeat until ingredients are used.

  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Immerse pierogi. Cook until the dumplings float to the surface. (See Cook's Note for tips on freezing extra pierogies.)


Get the recipe for Sauerkraut Filling for Pierogi.

Get the recipe for Potato and Cheese Filling for Pierogi.

To freeze pierogies: grease a baking dish with melted butter and top with chopped onions. Layer cooked pierogies in the dish, adding more melted butter and onions in between layers. When cool, divide into freezer bags; the butter will keep the pierogies from sticking, and when you thaw them, the contents of the bag can be placed in a skillet for easy reheating.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
6g Fat
65g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 132mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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