Every time I visit my grandma, there’s a fresh plate of pierogis on the table, 10 more frying on the stove, and about 50 hidden away in the freezer. It only takes 3 or 4 to fill me up, but of course, my grandma convinces me to eat an extra 9 or 10. It’s my favorite dish, and she won’t let me forget it.

I’m shocked to say that after 19 years, I still love every bite. Whether I’m craving something savory or sweet, my grandma has a pierogi for me. Or rather, 5 plates of ’em.

So switch out of your skinny jeans and grab your sweatpants, we’re headed to Grandma’s house people.

The Dough

  • Prep Time:50 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour
  • Servings:60
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

Step 1

Mix flour and salt in a large bowl.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, sour cream, eggs, egg yolk and oil.

Step 3

Combine wet and dry ingredients until well blended. Cover the bowl with a towel and let stand for 15-20 minutes.

Step 4

Boil water over medium heat in a pot.

Step 5

Roll dough very thin, about 1/2 inch, on a lightly floured surface.

#SpoonTip: You may need to separate the dough into 2 or 3 pieces. Seriously, there’s a lot of it.

Step 6

Cut dough into circles using a cookie cutter or glass.

#SpoonTip: Brush a little water over the circles to make folding easier.

Step 7

Spoon in filling of your choice (see recipes below).

Step 8

Fold the dough into half-circles and press the edges to seal.

#SpoonTip: Press the edges lightly with a fork to give your pierogis that cool, shell-like pattern.

Step 9

Boil the pierogis in water. They will float to the top when they’re done (about 5 minutes).

Step 10

Optional (but highly recommended): Sauté pierogis in oil for a crisp, delicious finish.

Mashed Potato & Cheese Filling

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:7 minutes
  • Servings:60
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 package premade mashed potatoes

Step 1

Microwave packaged potatoes.

#SpoonTip: Homemade mashed potatoes are great, too. Packaged ones are just faster.

 

 

Step 2

Mix potatoes and cheese.

Step 3

Fill, seal and cook those pierogis.

Taco Night Filling

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:12 minutes
  • Servings:60
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water

Step 1

Cook beef over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked (5-7 minutes).

 

Step 2

Stir in water and taco seasoning. Cook an additional 3 minutes.

Step 3

Fill, seal and cook pierogis.

#SpoonTip: Serve with salsa and margaritas. It’s taco night after all.

Black Bean, Cilantro & Cheese Filling

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:60
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 30 oz black beans (or 2 cans)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Chopped cilantro

Step 1

Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

Step 2

Fill, seal and cook pierogis.

Caramelized Onions & Mushroom Filling

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:7 minutes
  • Servings:60
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

Step 1

Sauté onions and mushrooms in vegetable oil.

Step 2

Remove from heat. Stir. Fill, seal and cook pierogis. Eat.

Apple Pie Filling

  • Prep Time:1 minute
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:3 minutes
  • Servings:60
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 apple pie

Step 1

Crush up pie with a spoon.

#SpoonTip: Resist the urge to down the entire pie.

Step 2

Fill, seal and cook pierogis.

#SpoonTip: Serve with Nutella for an out-of-this-world experience.