The deliciousness of perogies, all done up in a 9x11-inch pan...mmmmm!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Once the water is boiling, stir in the lasagna noodles, about 3 or 4 at a time, and return to a boil. Cook the noodles uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes per batch. Drain well in a colander set in the sink, and lay the cooked noodles flat on waxed paper or aluminum foil while you finish cooking the rest of the noodles.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x11-inch baking dish.

  • Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes with the milk and butter until smooth. Stir in 1 teaspoon of onion salt, and season with salt and pepper. Set the mashed potatoes aside to cool. When cooled, mix with shredded Cheddar cheese.

  • Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and almost crisp, about 10 minutes. Place the onion into the hot bacon fat, and cook and stir until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Break the bacon into pieces with a spoon or spatula, and set the bacon and onion aside. Mix the cottage cheese, egg, and 1 teaspoon of onion salt in a bowl.

  • To make the casserole, place 3 lasagna noodles into the prepared baking dish, and spread with the cottage cheese mixture in an even layer. Top the cottage cheese with 3 more lasagna noodles, then spread potato-cheese mixture in a layer. Top the mashed potato layer with 3 more noodles, then spread the bacon and onion into an even layer on top of the casserole.

  • Cover the casserole with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and the casserole is hot, about 30 minutes. Allow to set for about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 16.9g 34% DV; carbohydrates 27.6g 9% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 45.7mg 15% DV; sodium 689.2mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
I had to laugh at the person who wanted to know what was so lazy about these Perogies lol Obviously she has never spent all day making the traditional ones - which are amazing by the way. This was a fast and easy way to get a similar taste in a fraction of the time. I even tweaked it a little and used salt pork instead of bacon to match more closely with my authentic recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2010
I may be rating this higher than I should. It is very time consuming tastes only fair and has far more Calories: 271 | Total Fat: 10.4g | Cholesterol: 48mg than I would ever feed all the thin ladies that party with us. If there were only guys coming over it would be a fifferent story. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
I had to laugh at the person who wanted to know what was so lazy about these Perogies lol Obviously she has never spent all day making the traditional ones - which are amazing by the way. This was a fast and easy way to get a similar taste in a fraction of the time. I even tweaked it a little and used salt pork instead of bacon to match more closely with my authentic recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2010
This was wonderful. DO NOT USE NO BOIL NOODLES. I did and they were a little tough. I will also use ricotta cheese next time in place of the cottage cheese, and 3 cups not 2. My Baba made these when I was growing up, and perogies are alot of work. I am also going to lightly stir fry some shredded cabbage and onions in butter and add that as a layer also. All and all these were just yummy, with that old fashioned flavor. Thanks for the great idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
I wouldn't dare attempt traditional pierogies, but this is the perfect substitute. NOT healthy, but oh so good. My husband (who grew up on polish food) loves it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/29/2010
I may be rating this higher than I should. It is very time consuming tastes only fair and has far more Calories: 271 | Total Fat: 10.4g | Cholesterol: 48mg than I would ever feed all the thin ladies that party with us. If there were only guys coming over it would be a fifferent story. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
This is a great way to have an entire perogie casserole....great taste with all the flavours of perogies and easy to warm up as leftovers. I added a layer of steamed finely-chopped cabbage. I substituted ricotta for the cottage cheese and omitted the onion salt. This would be a great pot luck contribution....lots of flavour but fussy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2010
I love this recipe! Perogies without the work! The only change I made was to chop the onion end to end so I had thin strips; then I sauteed the onion on low (don't let them burn this takes a while) until they were the color of caramel. True comfort food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
So delicious and totally possible to make a healthier version...I used non-fat cottage cheese skim milk in the mashed potatoes and turkey bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2012
This was very good! I used the entire box of lasagna noodles. A word of warning however...although I have never made "real" pierogies and I'm sure it's time consuming this recipe is not quick and easy as "lazy" in the title would have you believe. It took me quite a while to assemble the ingredients...I would say well over an hour...and maybe closer to two! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2012
Made for my crew at work, they are perogy crazy. They loves this. I used the fresh made sheet lasagna. and did one layer with cottage cheese and cheesy mashed potatoes, another layer with cheesy mashed potatoes, fried sausage and onions and the top layer with reamaining potatoes, baked for just over an hour. Put grated cheese mixed with chopped bacon and chopped green onions. Placed on top after it came out and covered until cheese melted, served with sour cream and a salad..They were in heaven. Read More
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