Rating: 2.92 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4

Being Russian Mennonite, I grew up eating Verenike (Cheese Pockets). I recently was given this great recipe for the slow cooker so I don't have to spend the time to make the yummy goodness.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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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  • Mix together the cottage cheese, eggs, sour cream, evaporated milk, ham, salt, and pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour about half of the mixture into the bottom of a slow cooker. Layer the noodles over the cottage cheese mixture, breaking as needed to fit; top with the remaining cottage cheese mixture.

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  • Cook on Low until the noodles are cooked through, 5 to 6 hours.

Cook's Note

I always serve it with peas, a green salad, and crusty bread.

Nutrition Facts

419 calories; protein 27.3g; carbohydrates 25.4g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 132.4mg; sodium 1178.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2011
Don't be afraid to try this! I read some bad reviews, but I really liked the taste of this. In contrast to one reviewer, I had no problem finding a 24 ounce carton of cottage cheese at the grocery store. Instead of lasagna noodles, I used a 12 ounce bag of whole wheat wide noodles (like egg noodles). I also lightened other ingredients by using fat free evaporated milk and lean ham. I cooked it in the slow cooker and it really tasted delicious. I was surprised, however, by the texture...everythig kind of melted together and looked like some sort of pudding or something. It was not what I was expecting. But it really was very tasty! I would actually give it about 4.5 stars. Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/02/2010
Came out too "eggy" and goopy. Also prone to scorching: must NOT be cooked even a little too long. Not impressed. Read More
(8)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2011
Don't be afraid to try this! I read some bad reviews, but I really liked the taste of this. In contrast to one reviewer, I had no problem finding a 24 ounce carton of cottage cheese at the grocery store. Instead of lasagna noodles, I used a 12 ounce bag of whole wheat wide noodles (like egg noodles). I also lightened other ingredients by using fat free evaporated milk and lean ham. I cooked it in the slow cooker and it really tasted delicious. I was surprised, however, by the texture...everythig kind of melted together and looked like some sort of pudding or something. It was not what I was expecting. But it really was very tasty! I would actually give it about 4.5 stars. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2012
I was a little nervous about making this one after reading the reviews so I decided to just make some small changes! I added caramelized onions that I sauteed with salt & pepper. I also didn't cook on low for 6 hours...I cooked it on high for 3 hours because I needed it done quicker! I used smoked ham and added shredded cheddar ontop. And I also sprinkled it with fresh chopped chives for color! This was pretty good! I just wish it was more creamy instead of brothy! But I would make this again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
06/02/2010
Came out too "eggy" and goopy. Also prone to scorching: must NOT be cooked even a little too long. Not impressed. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/19/2010
It was edible my husband ate it but not me. It was like lasagna but without the flavor ingredients. No flavor strange texture. Also note 24 ounce carton of cottage cheese is not the standard American size so adjust accordingly. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2010
just didn't turn out well Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
04/23/2010
Texture flavor smell...it was all bad. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2011
loved this! easy to prep. great comfort food. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2016
This dish was amazing! I added the shredded cheese and cream of celery soup. Definitely worth making again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2017
I made 1/2 of a batch in a 1-1/2 qt. slow cooker. I thought it turned out well except that it overcooked. I probably should have cut the time down and should have started it after my chiropractic appointment but I wanted to eat earlier in the day instead of later.. I checked it just before I left and a knife went through the lasagna sheets but I wasn't sure if the eggs in the sauce were done and I couldn't take the time to temp it and obviously couldn't turn it off or put it in the fridge. I just let it keep cooking.. I didn't expect to be as long at the chiropractor's as I was and it had cooked for most of the time specified by the time I got back. The noodles were mostly OK except where they were sticking up around the edges and the sauce had dried out as well. It had good flavor though and I liked it. Next time I will cook it for a shorter period of time and use the thermometer to check that it's properly up to temperature. I also think that you could do the sauce with or without the eggs and mix it with hot spaghetti or linguine and add the ham and mix it together. I thought the sauce was very tasty before I added the eggs to it. This is a more delicately flavored dish and I don't think some of the reviewers appreciated that. Read More