Pierogies are heartwarming, rib-sticking dumplings filled with cheese, onions, bacon and potatoes. Typically taking all day to make, this time-saving version produces just-as-delicious results.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • Cook noodles as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, combine mashed potatoes, cream cheese spread, onions, 1/2 cup bacon and 1 cup Cheddar.

  • Place 3 noodles in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with 1/3 of the potato mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining bacon and Cheddar; cover.

  • Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Uncover; bake 3 to 5 min. or until Cheddar is lightly browned. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.

Tips

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favourite KRAFT Calorie-Wise Dressing.

Note: You will need to cook about 2 lb. (900 g) baking potatoes (about 6) to get the 4 cups mashed potatoes needed to make this recipe.

Substitute: For a change of pace, substitute cottage cheese for the mashed potatoes.

Special Extra: Garnish with caramelized onions, sour cream and additional Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Recipe Pieces just before serving.

How to Make the Mashed Potatoes: Peel 2 lb./900 g (about 4) baking potatoes; add to boiling water. Cook 20 to 25 min. or until tender. Drain potatoes, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return potatoes to saucepan; mash until smooth. For extra creamy potatoes, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water to the potatoes when mashing them.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 piece (150 g)) : 230 calories, 10g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fibre, 1g sugars, 10g protein, 8%DV vitamin A, 10%DV vitamin C, 15%DV calcium, 8%DV iron.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; protein 15.2g; carbohydrates 26.4g; fat 19g; cholesterol 55.1mg; sodium 661.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2011
Loved it! It takes about 1 3/4 hours to prepare and bake, including boiling & mashing the potatoes. I added 3 yellow onions, chopped and fried in 2 Tbsp butter. Surprisingly, I found it needed a little salt. I hadn't added any while boiling the potatoes or noodles as I thought the cream cheese, cheddar and bacon bits would make it salty enough. Served it with sour cream, yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2011
I made this the other night for my boyfriend and his family, it went over very well. The thing I noticed is that it needs a little more flavor. I added a few cloves of garlic. I also thought that it would be better if you added milk/butter & salt.pepper to the mashed potatoes. I want to make this again, but I'm going to change up the recipe a little bit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2011
I made this recipe last night. I used instant mashed potatoes because I was feeling lazy. I couldn't find Herb and Garlic cream cheese so I just used garlic cream cheese. I also used french fried onions instead of green onions. My husband thought this recipe was very good. Two children also enjoyed it. I thought it was pretty salty but otherwise very good. Next time I make it, assuming I use instant potatoes again, I will omit the salt called for on the box. The potato mixture does not spread easily across the noodles but perhaps using thinner potatoes would solve that problem. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2011
Cheap, and easy to make! Made my picky eater husband a happy man :) We used fresh-cooked bacon, which gave it a good touch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2011
This recipe is easy and delicious. I always fry a few onions and add to each layer as well as topping with fried onion before serving. I also mix in a generous shake of white pepper to the potatoes, otherwise this is a bit bland. Great comfort food recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2013
Used garden vegetable creamed cheese and topped with sautéed onions in unsalted butter. Let sit for half hour. DH said please make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2013
This was amazing. While I was boiling the potatoes I sautéed a small diced onion & a large minced garlic clove in 2 tbsp butter (next time I will use a larger onion). Then I added the cream cheese (used about 6 oz chive & onion flavored) & once that melted, some milk. I used this & some of the potato water to mash the potatoes - which you want kind of on the loose side so they are easier to spread. I omitted the green onion since I used a yellow one instead. So creamy & cheesy - loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2011
This recipe was good, but not great. It did taste just like pierogis. This took a long time to put together - a good hour for me and I used instant mashed potatoes and fresh cooked bacon. I definitely agree with other reviewers that the dish needs salt added; the bacon and cream cheese just don't add enough. My husband loved it, my daughter hated it, I thought it was just ok. Probably wouldn't make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
yum! everybody loved it! Read More
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