Homemade Pierogi Are SO Much Better Than The Frozen Ones! We’ll Walk You Though The Steps!

Homemade Pierogi Are SO Much Better Than The Frozen Ones! We’ll Walk You Though The Steps!

Here's that next tradition with the family! And I promise you that everyone will rave for days over these! So why not give them a try?

Here Is What You Need…

The Dough:

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature

The Filling:

  • 1 cup warm mashed potatoes

  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

To Finish: 

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 large shallots, diced; OR one medium onion, thinly sliced

How To Make Them: 

Making the Dough: Mix the flour and salt together. Add the egg to flour and mix. The dough will be clumpy.

Work the sour cream and softened butter til the dough comes together in a slightly sticky ball.

Using your fingers, knead and fold the dough without adding any more flour till the dough becomes less sticky, but still moist.

Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate between a half hour and an hour, or up to 2 days.

To make filling:  Mix the warm mashed potatoes and cheese. Stir and mash until cheese is melted and the filling is cool to touch.

To fill the Pierogi: Roll 1/2 the dough about 1/8″ thick. Use a 2 inch round cutter to cut circles of the dough. Repeat with the other 1/2  of dough. Save the extra, as these can be snipped into small pieces and added to soups.

Place 2 tsp off filling on each round of dough. Gently fold the dough over, making a pocket around the filling. Pinch edges  to seal, then seal again with fork tines.

Now the pierogi can be frozen up to 4 weeks, and also can be refrigerated overnight. You can also cook it in a large stockpot of boiling salted water. Cook only about 10 piergoi at a time so they do have room to float without sticking. When the pierogi float after approx 10 minutes, they are done.

Now you saute the shallots and/or onions in butter in a large skillet till the onions begin to brown. Add the drained pierogi and cook till browned and crispy. Serve hot with extra sour cream or applesauce.

Now you are on the ready, set, go! Remember that these can have whatever you want in them. You don't have to do the potatoes and cheese, but they are really tasty. If you want to add a little more flavor, use a little bit of pepper jack cheese and add a touch of Jalapeno.


SourceKing Arthur



  1. Anna Bounsing
    Anna Bounsing January 20, 16:31

    yummy ! thanks ,I am sharing this !

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  2. Billy McCormick
    Billy McCormick January 20, 16:37

    Casey Jones McCormick Chelsie Jones

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  3. Kris Wienke Halfacre
    Kris Wienke Halfacre January 20, 16:50

    Katelyn Halfacre, we should try this!

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  4. Daily Kitchen and Cooking Tips
    Daily Kitchen and Cooking Tips January 20, 17:30

    Agreed… Cool ! ?

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  5. Tara McKinley
    Tara McKinley January 21, 01:27

    Looks Yummy

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  6. Cool Home Recipes
    Cool Home Recipes January 21, 18:21

    This scrumptious recipe is scheduled to be shared at: https://www.facebook.com/coolhomerecipes

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  7. Donna Gassner
    Donna Gassner January 22, 02:39

    Looks delicious

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  8. Tony Sympleman Volanty
    Tony Sympleman Volanty January 31, 23:24

    Connie Volanty

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  9. Kathy Peck
    Kathy Peck January 31, 23:41

    I’ve bean making homemade pierogies since I was 7 yrs. old. A long time now.

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  10. Rosie Rojas-Siegel
    Rosie Rojas-Siegel February 01, 00:29

    Thanks for posting.

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  11. Recipeandkitchen
    Recipeandkitchen February 01, 01:00

    +1 :

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  12. Recipeandkitchen
    Recipeandkitchen February 01, 01:00

    Nice ! thanks a lot :

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  13. Ludy's Kitchen
    Ludy's Kitchen February 01, 01:00

    IMO posts like this are fantastic who agrees?

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  14. Karen Walters
    Karen Walters February 01, 02:24


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  15. Karen Bilmer
    Karen Bilmer February 01, 07:04

    Stacey Ponzo

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  16. Recipeandkitchen
    Recipeandkitchen February 07, 16:30


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  17. Amy Grooms LeVan
    Amy Grooms LeVan February 07, 18:25

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  18. Patricia Alcorn
    Patricia Alcorn February 08, 02:47


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  19. Melba Ann Burch
    Melba Ann Burch February 08, 20:13

    Looks delicious

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  20. Catherine Amjad
    Catherine Amjad February 28, 18:49


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  21. Cathy Strenkowski Cooke
    Cathy Strenkowski Cooke February 28, 18:58

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am Polish.. No way !

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  22. Jean Paul-Colletti
    Jean Paul-Colletti July 12, 12:52

    Love pierogi ‘s !

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  23. Gwendolyn Case
    Gwendolyn Case July 12, 13:39

    Thank you for sharing, I never would have attempted these on my own.

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  24. Nicole Martinoff
    Nicole Martinoff July 12, 16:58

    Love pierogi. A couple of years ago a bunch of us got together and we made about 12 doz. of them. They were sure more tasty than the ones you buy at the store!

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  25. Lorraine Speranza-LaPorte
    Lorraine Speranza-LaPorte July 12, 17:16

    Lynn makes these fried. Ramon loves these and so does the rest of the family

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  26. Lilly Buckwalter
    Lilly Buckwalter September 19, 20:33

    I never had them. Always meant to. But something about the onion and butter step does not appeal to me

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    Sandy Rockafellow September 19, 21:42


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  28. Cindy Tibbitts Downing
    Cindy Tibbitts Downing September 19, 22:07

    Renee Kontra

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  29. Susan Warshawsky-Mcilwain
    Susan Warshawsky-Mcilwain September 23, 00:22

    Melissa Bush

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  30. Dorothy Wainright
    Dorothy Wainright February 15, 06:18

    Elizabeth Mary

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