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Homemade Cheddar Pierogies | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Homemade Cheddar Pierogies

Pierogies are a traditional polish dumpling consisting of dough stuffed with a savory or sweet filling. I went for a savory potato cheddar filling...delicious comfort food that reminds me of my childhood.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Polish
Keyword: cheddar appetiser, dumplings, potato appetiser
Servings: 40 Pierogi
Calories: 77kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

Dough

Filling

  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • kosher salt and pepper

Rosemary Butter

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced or grated (to your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

Instructions

  • 1. To make the dough. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, butter, yogurt, and egg, and mix until combined. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes. Cover and let sit 30 minutes.
    2. To make the filling. In a large pot of cold water, bring the potatoes to a boil. Salt the water and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
    3. Drain the potatoes, return the potatoes to the pot and mash over low heat, or mash in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, adding the butter and cheddar cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
    4. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out 3-inch circles. Spoon 2 teaspoons of filling into the center of each round. Brush the edges with water and fold half of the dough over the filling to enclose it. Press down the edges to seal, pressing out all the air. Be sure to keep the dough covered as you work work to prevent from drying out. At this point, the Pierogies can be flash frozen on a baking sheet for 30 minutes, then transferred to a freezer bag and frozen for up to 3 months. 
    5. When ready too cook, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the Pierogies in batches for 1-2 minutes, or until they float. Drain.
    6. To make the butter sauce. In a large skillet, brown the butter over medium heat, stirring often until the butter is golden and toasted. Add the rosemary and garlic and cook 30 seconds to a minute or until fragrant. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper. 
    7. Divide the Pierogies among plates and spoon the butter over the Pierogies. Top with cheddar and parsley. EAT!

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 109mg | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.5mg