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Rating: 4.23 stars
329 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 169
  • 4 star values: 95
  • 3 star values: 47
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 11

Full of flavor, this pierogi casserole is nothing short of rich and hearty. It's a wonderful change from the usual humdrum casserole.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch casserole
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place the potatoes in a large pot with water to cover over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat, drain, then combine with the milk and 6 tablespoons of butter, mash and set aside.

  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute the bacon, onion and garlic in the butter for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked.

  • Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions and cool under running water.

  • Place 1/2 of the mashed potatoes into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top this with 1/3 of the cheese, followed by a layer of lasagna noodles. Repeat this with the remaining potatoes, another 1/3 of the cheese and a layer of noodles. Then arrange the bacon, onion and garlic over the noodles, then another layer of noodles, and finally top all with the remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with sour cream and chopped fresh chives.

Nutrition Facts

626 calories; protein 18.6g; carbohydrates 48.2g; fat 40.7g; cholesterol 93.2mg; sodium 525.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2004
Here is what I did (my mom makes a dish similar to this)and it came perfect, first of all double the potatoes (to 10) milk (to 1 cup) and butter (to 12 TBS) when the potatoes are mashed mix into it the cheese and bacon mixture. Then layer potato, noodle, potato, noodle, potato, noodle. Top with 1 onion sauteed in 1/2 cup butter and cover with aluminum foil. Then bake covered. The noodles will not get hard and the dish will disappear before your eyes!! ;-) Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2011
I made this as it was stated and found it good, hearty and filling, but slightly heavy ( with the noodles ). and i missed the sour kraut, ( again another thing taught by Grandma ) , since we use a sweet / sour kraut recipe in our family for stuffing perogies. But i will try it again, ( sorry, but personal perfereance will mean adding my own touches ). all in all... good idea, great alternitive to hours of work, and this means i may have perogies more often! Read More
(18)
329 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 169
  • 4 star values: 95
  • 3 star values: 47
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2004
Here is what I did (my mom makes a dish similar to this)and it came perfect, first of all double the potatoes (to 10) milk (to 1 cup) and butter (to 12 TBS) when the potatoes are mashed mix into it the cheese and bacon mixture. Then layer potato, noodle, potato, noodle, potato, noodle. Top with 1 onion sauteed in 1/2 cup butter and cover with aluminum foil. Then bake covered. The noodles will not get hard and the dish will disappear before your eyes!! ;-) Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(697)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2007
I changed the method for this recipe quite a bit so I hesitate to review it. I can't resist though because it was so good! Here's how I made it. First I doubled the recipe but still used a 9x13 pan to make a thick casserole. I mixed the cheese in with the hot mashed potatoes to make a filling more like what I am used to in a pirogi. For the assembly I layered 1/4 of the mashed potatoes then a little bit of the onion mixture and then noodles. Repeated four times ending with onion mixture on top. Because I was making this for a number of meals I lined the 9x13 pan with foil first and after assembly chilled it in the fridge. When chilled ans solid I turned the whole casserole out of the pan removed the foil cut the casserole in quarters wrapped each quarter for the freezer and froze them to bake later. Worked great! The only change I would make is to make twice the amount of onions this recipe calls for and perhaps omit or cut back on the bacon. Served with sauteed shredded cabbage and fruit salad. Read More
(340)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
Very good! I made this as a side dish for my Super Bowl party (GO STEELERS). I didn't follow the exact directions of the recipe. I folded the bacon onion and garlic combination into the mashed potatoes. I then layered it with the cheddar cheese. I also added a layer of noodles to the bottom of the pan because it didn't say to. I covered the pan with foil and baked it for 30 minutes so the noodles would not get hard. I then took the foil off the dish and baked it uncovered for an additional 15 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2007
My family loved this. I usually spend hours in the kitchen making pierogis with my mom and this was a perfect substitute. It became my kids favorite in minutes and they wanted more. I blend the bacon a few tsp of grease and cheese in with the potatoes instead of butter salt & pepper then layer with more cheese. Not so healthy w/grease but so tasty! Like the real thing. So excited to have found it. Thanks! Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2007
This is a great recipe. I cheated and used instant potatoes and substituted shredded marble for the cheddar so the taste wouldn't be quite as sharp. I baked it for 20 minutes covered with aluminum foil (so the noodles wouldn't dry out) then removed the foil and baked for another 20 minutes. My family loved it and it even tasted great heated up in the microwave the next day! I definately am going to make this one again! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
We loved this recipe. It was easy to make and had all the flavor of the labor intesne pierogi. We also added a layer of sauerkraut. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I have to admit I was a little weary of trying this recipe...but it really turned out really good. I added mushrooms and topped it with sour cream. Hubby says he would like to have it again... Read More
(40)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Nice dish and loved by my family. After reading the other reviews I decided to make a cheese sauce for the top of the casserole to eliminate the problem of the noodles drying out. I simply made a roux added milk stirred until thickened and added shredded cheddar cheese. (the same recipe you would use for baked mac and cheese) Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2007
I made this pretty much as written except to cook a whole pound of bacon and put half of it right on in the mashed potatoes. Also I didn't brown the bacon in butter because after all it is bacon and it makes plenty of it's own grease. I cooked the onions and garlic in the bacon grease after removing the bacon from the pan. Other wise I followed the recipe. I liked it a lot but my husband thought it was just okay. We have tons of leftovers so I guess I'll be eating this for breakfast for awhile. Read More
(26)
Rating: 3 stars
11/15/2011
I made this as it was stated and found it good, hearty and filling, but slightly heavy ( with the noodles ). and i missed the sour kraut, ( again another thing taught by Grandma ) , since we use a sweet / sour kraut recipe in our family for stuffing perogies. But i will try it again, ( sorry, but personal perfereance will mean adding my own touches ). all in all... good idea, great alternitive to hours of work, and this means i may have perogies more often! Read More
(18)