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Homemade Potato and Cheese Pierogi

These Homemade Potato and Cheese Pierogi are Polish dough dumplings stuffed with potatoes, onion and cheese before bring boiled, fried and served with melted butter and sour cream for the ultimate comfort food dinner. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Polish
Servings: 48 ea
Calories: 109.3kcal
Author: Heather - A Wicked Whisk

Ingredients

Mashed Potato Filling

  • 4-5 large russet potatoes Washed, peeled and cut into even sized chunks
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 large sweet onion diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Pierogi Dough

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Start by making the mashed potatoes. Wash, peel and cut your potatoes into chunks and then bring them to a boil. Continue to boil for about 10 minutes or until they are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and then add in the butter, onions, salt and cheese. Mash to combine and set aside in the refrigerator to cool. Once your potatoes are cold, make your pierogi dough.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sour cream, water, salt, and then slowly add in your flour. Mix to bring the dough together and then turn out onto a floured surface. If you do not have a standing mixer, use your hands to knead the dough together And if you do have a standing mixer run with the dough hook for approximately 5 to 7 minutes or until the dough is pulling away from the bowl. Once your dough has been kneaded for a few minutes, you are ready.
  • Lightly flour a large enough work service and using a rolling pin, roll out your pierogi dough to approximately one eighth of an inch thick. Using something with a 4 inch circle and cut out circular shapes in the dough. Spoon a small portion of mashed potatoes in the middle of the dough and after dipping your finger in a glass of water and rimming the outer circle of dough, gently fold the dough over to create a pocket. Pinch edges together until the entire pocket edge is sealed 
  • Once your pierogi are made, simply add the pierogi to a boiling pot of water and let them boil for approximately 3-4 minutes or until they all float. You can eat them at that point as is or you can then move them to a skillet with melted butter and saute them up for two to three more minutes and then serve them immediately

Notes

PRO TIPS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE PIEROGI

  • Make sure your mashed potatoes are cold before you start making your pierogi .. the dough is very delicate.
  • I find that dough has a tough time sticking to glass cutting boards ... if you have a hard time releasing the dough from a counter top, try rolling it out and lifting it off of a glass cutting board
  • If you are planning on freezing the batch of homemade pierogi, transfer your pierogi to a large baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Slide the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze the pierogi for 3 to 4 hours. Once they are all frozen move the pierogi to a large zip lock for storage.
  • Make sure you pinch your pierogi closed COMPLETELY or they will break apart when you boil them
  • Always serve up more than you think you will need ... these Potato and Cheese Pierogi are irresistible!!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1ea | Calories: 109.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.1g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 25.1mg | Sodium: 240.8mg | Potassium: 35.7mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.5mg