Verenike Casserole for the Slow Cooker


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (24 ounce) carton cottage cheese

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 2 cups evaporated milk

  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 7 uncooked lasagna noodles, or as needed


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

419 Calories
23g Fat
25g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 1179mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 266mg 20%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 475mg 10%

* 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.