Shortcut Potato Onion Perogies


Although you have to make the dough from scratch for these potato and onion perogies, the filling is extremely easy!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • cup water

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 1 (7.6 ounce) package instant mashed potato flakes


  1. In a medium bowl, stir flour and salt together. Cut in butter using a fork until pieces are very small. Stir in water and mix until well blended. If dough is too sticky, stir in a little more flour until you can knead it on a floured surface. Knead dough for 2 to 3 minutes. Cover, and let rest for 10 or 15 minutes.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter or large glass. Set aside while you prepare the filling.

  3. To make the filling, prepare mashed potato flakes according to package directions; set aside. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until soft and transparent. Remove from heat and mix in mashed potatoes.

  4. Place one tablespoon of pierogi filling onto each circle of dough. Fold circles over and pinch the edges to seal tightly so no filling can escape while they boil. They can be frozen at this time if you like.

  5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Carefully drop several perogies into boiling water. They are done when they float to the top. Continue the process with remaining perogies. You can also fry perogies in some butter with onion before serving if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
5g Fat
58g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 358mg 8%

* 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.

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