Pierogi Recipes

Whether you like them boiled or pan-fried, find recipes for authentic pierogies filled with meat, cheese, potatoes, and more!

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Shortcut Potato Onion Perogies

Rating: 4.25 stars
Although you have to make the dough from scratch, the filling is extremely EASY!

Pierogi III

Rating: 4.42 stars
This is an old Czechoslovakian recipe. It has recently become available in supermarkets, but this recipe beats them all. Top cooked pierogi with sauteed onions and melted butter. These can also be frozen between layers of waxed paper and boiled for 10 minutes. Try alternate fillings of prunes or mashed potatoes.

Sour Cream Dough for Pierogi

Rating: 4.18 stars
A sour cream-based dough for your pierogi. Fill with your favorite fillings, such as potatoes and cheese or sauerkraut.

Vareniki (Russian Pierogi) with Potatoes and Mushrooms

This is one of the most favorite dishes of our family: vareniki (Russian pierogi or dumplings) filled with potatoes and fried mushrooms. Serve with sour cream mixed with fresh herbs.

Sauerkraut Filling for Pierogi

Rating: 4.6 stars
A not-so-typical filling for yummy pierogis!

Babaci's Potato Pierogi

Rating: 4.06 stars
This recipe was given to me by my grandmother. One of my friends from Poland told me they were better than his mother's!

Traditional Slovak Haluski

Rating: 4.78 stars
This has been in my family for generations coming from Czechoslovakia. Traditionally, it is mixed with goat cheese from Czechoslovakia but since it's not available here in the States, we use brick cheese or feta. We eat this as a main meal but can be served as a side. Serve as is or add kielbasa on the side or slice up kielbasa and mix it in with haluski! Serve with warm crusty bread.

Potato and Cheese Pierogi

Rating: 4.3 stars
This recipe is an Ukrainian one of my Great-Grandmothers passed down from the years. They are great with melted butter and sauteed onions, or fry if desired. They can also be frozen between layers of plastic wrap.

Grandma's Polish Perogies

Rating: 4.67 stars
My grandfather is Polish, and his mother taught my grandmother how to make these delicious perogies. The recipe has been in the family for generations, with a few alterations of course! Serve plain, or with butter, sour cream, bacon, etc. Perfecting the perogie technique takes time, and after a while, you will develop your own system.

Pierogi Dough

Rating: 4.14 stars
Ukranian Pierogi ready to be stuffed with your favorite filling.

Pierogies and Cabbage

Rating: 4.4 stars
A filling and delicious meal of tangy cabbage with potato and cheese filled pierogies. Serve with a tossed green salad, if desired.

Pierogi with Sauerkraut and Dried Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe for traditional Polish pierogi filled with sauerkraut and dried mushrooms. Packed full of flavor and delicious, they taste best drizzled with melted butter, caramelized onions, and sour cream.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Cheater Pierogi
Rating: Unrated
Use wonton wrappers as a shortcut for these potato, cheese, and bacon-filled dumplings.
Pierogi (Traditional Polish Dumplings)
Rating: Unrated
"This authentic Polish pierogi recipe is from my grandmother and has been handed down in our family for generations." -- Magda


Rating: 4.13 stars

I grew up on these delicious perogies. I make 3 batches of dough for this recipe and freeze some. You can have perogies just boiled, or you can fry them in butter, which makes them tastier. Serve with sour cream or cottage cheese. Hint: To freeze perogies, freeze separately first, then put in freezer bags. Otherwise, they will all stick together.