How To Cook Pierogi Simple Easy Quick And Fast

Pierogi is becoming quite popular all over the world. Despite the popularity, I am sure there are very many people who probably have never heard of pierogi. Others may have never tried out the delicacy.

If you are new to the tasty dumplings, just keep reading. You will soon get to know some recipes which will help you learn how to cook pierogi and bring out the best out of your meal.


Methods Of How To Cook Pierogi

Recipe 1: Pan Fried Pierogies

Pan Fried Pierogies

Time taken to get ready – 30 minutes


  • Water
  • About 24 ounces of frozen pierogies which have been stuffed with potatoes and white cheddar cheese
  • Butter, about 2 tablespoons
  • Half of a large onion sliced into pieces which are a little thick
  • Olive oil, two tablespoons
  • Pepper and salt to taste


Step 1: Add a few bottles of water to a large pot and bring it to boil.

Step 2: Add the pierogies stuffed with potatoes and let them cook for up to 5 minutes. Once they float, drain out the water

Step 3: Melt your butter in a large fry pan with a non-stick feature then add olive oil to the pan and let it heat

Step 4: Add into the pan the chopped onions and the pierogies drained from the water.

Step 5: Season your meal to taste by adding the right amount of pepper and salt.

Step 6: Cover and let it cook over high heat until the slices of onions become tender and browned. The pierogies should also have browned, and the pasta shell will be a little crunchy.

Step 7: Serve your pan-fried pierogi with a considerable amount of sour cream.

Recipe 2: Boiled Pierogi

Boiled Pierogi in a pot

This method is popular, especially with the weight watchers. The best thing about it is that it does not add extra calories to your pierogi. The output will be more like the traditional pierogi.


Step 1: If your pierogi was frozen, do not thaw it. Instead, bring your pierogies to boil in a deep pot of salty water, preferably sea salt water. Add them one at a time. Do not add too many pierogis to prevent them from being too close to the extent that they are in contact.

Step 2: Keep stirring so that the pierogis cannot stick to the bottom of the pot. Let them heat gently until the salty water boils. A rapid boil is not ideal as it is likely to make your pierogis break. Avoid covering the pot.

Step 3: Boil the pierogis until they float on the surface of the salty water. Add some extra 2 to 3 minutes of cooking until the pierogies attain the texture you desire.

Step 4: Add into the pan the chopped onions and the pierogies drained from the water.Remove the pierogies from the pot using a slotted spoon to drain off the salty water. Take your time to remove them one by one and place them on a plate with butter or olive oil as they await serving

Step 5: Serve them with caramelized butter or onion and don’t forget the sour cream which is the perfect dip for pierogi.

Boiled Pierogi

Recipe 3: Steamed Pierogi

Steamed Pierogi

Steaming will get your pierogi ready within a very short time.Steaming it over sautéed vegetables will give you a very healthy meal. The most preferable vegetables for this purpose are onions and leeks.


Step 1: To a large non-stick pan, add cooking oil, finely chopped onions, leek, salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2: Sauté your veggies over medium heat and once they are ready, season to your liking and evenly spread out the vegetables in the pan.

Step 3: To the pan, add about half a cup of water then place your frozen pierogis on the veggies mixed with water.

Step 4: Cover using a lid and let it steam for 10 minutes or until all the water has evaporated.

Step 5: To be sure that your pierogis are ready, have a taste at one. If it doesn’t melt in your mouth, add some more water and let it steam for longer until it is ready.

Step 6: Remove your pierogi from the fire and serve it with the healthy and delicious veggies on top.

How To Do You Eat Your Pierogi?

How to do you eat your pierogi

Now that I have given you some useful recipes that you will use to prepare your pierogi, let me now give you a hint on how to serve it so that both you and your guests can enjoy. Pierogi are quite popular with both children and adults. You can serve it as a main meal at any time of the day.

Be adventurous and try out a variety of toppings which are bound to go well with pierogi. Foodies will do this very well and get that ultimate topping. If you have boiled your pierogi, you can dip it in sour cream which will certainly add some taste to it.

Other people are quite adventurous with meals. They provide an interesting and thrilling twist to their pierogi by serving the delicacy with some cheese and very well cooked meat. Also, there could be this sauce that you really love. If it is compatible with most dishes, there is no reason why you should not try out some of it with your pierogi.

To add that spicy twist to your favorite sauce which you intend to use with your pierogi, mix it while still hot with some sour cream. You can substitute the sour cream with some yogurt especially if you are always on the lookout for a healthy meal. 


Now that you have clear guidelines on how to cook pierogi, take the calculated risk and prepare something new for your family dinner tonight. A new meal for the day will certainly lighten their mood, and as we always say, change is as good as rest.

Leave a comment on the article and let us know of any other recipe that you have ever used to prepare your pierogi. There is a whole lot of us waiting to learn new ideas. Feel free to make any inquiries regarding the topic, and I will be glad to offer assistance where I can.

Jessica Blythe

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