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How to Make Cottage Cheese Perogies: National Pierogi Day

National Pierogi Day is October 8th, and these tasty, filled dumplings of Central & Eastern European origin are something our family traditionally makes, and these Cottage Cheese Perogies are my favorite.

white eggsPierogi can be filled with a number of delicious fillings. Savory or sweet, such as cheese & potatoes, cottage cheese, sauerkraut, plums, sour cherries or berries. Fillings can be made well in advance & refrigerated.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Perogies:

The perogi dough can be made from a basic egg noodle recipe, or if in a hurry, you could use wonton wrappers. Of course, homemade noodle dough is best.

Beginners can use a potato cheese filling or dry cottage cheese, which is my favorite.

Type: Entrée Recipe

Serve with: fried onions, sour cream, grated cheese
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Yields: about 4 dozen pierogies

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:

How to Make Pierogi Dough:

This is a very versatile dough that can also be used to make dumplings.

Dough Ingredients:

Dough Instructions:

  1. Combine flour & salt.
  2. Make a well in the center & pour eggs, and half the milk or water into the well.
  3. Gradually, add more liquid as needed to create a soft & unsticky dough that pulls away from sides of the bowl. * Tips: If your dough is too sticky, add small amounts of flour at a time. If your dough is too firm, add small amounts of liquid at a time.
  4. When your dough is soft & pliable, roll out to just under 1/4 inch thick.

How to Make Cottage Cheese Pierogi Filling:

Now, it’s time for the tasty filling made with dry cottage cheese & seasonings, bound together with eggs.

Filling Ingredients:

Filling Instructions:

  1. To prepare 2 cups dry cottage cheese filling, mix 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese with 2-3 eggs, salt & pepper to taste, and a dash of cayenne pepper.

Pierogi Assembly:

Time to put them all together now!

  1. After rolling dough to 1/4 inch thick, with a cookie cutter, cut out circles about 3 – 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
  2. Place 1 tbsp of filling in the center of each circle.
  3. Fold over in half & pinch the edges, so the filling doesn’t seep out. * Tip: You might need a drop or two of water at the seam to get a good seal & stick together.

How to Cook Pierogies:

You are in the home stretch…

Cooking Ingredients:

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Boil water in a large stock pot with salt.
  2. Carefully slide 6 – 7 perogies at a time into the water to cook until tender, about 4 – 6 min or until perogies float to the top + an extra minute. Remove them with a slotted spoon to a buttered casserole dish & repeat with remaining prepared pierogies.
  3. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Ladle over 1/2 cup melted butter. Garnish top with caramelized onions, if desired.

Serve with sour cream or fresh bread crumbs browned in butter.

  • Tip: You can also pan fry the perogies until they are golden brown, after you have boiled them. Serve with the same accompaniments.

National Pierogi Day just got upgraded to an epic food holiday!

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  1. Can you please tell me where I can buy the Pierogi Cutter you used to make these Cottage Pierogi’s on Cooking With Kimberly.

    Thank You!

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