Pierogy Lasagna

I mentioned in a recent post that I’d made a pierogy lasagna for my grandson’s party.

In our area the most common pierogy is purchased in the grocery store. This is a popular brand and I’ll usually have a box of these in the freezer.

MRS T P BOX SHOT

I have made homemade pierogies before, and have a good recipe for the dough. I’ll have to do a post about them the next time that I do this. Generally I just take the easy route and purchase the boxed version though homemade is better.

Pierogies are usually boiled, while onions are caramelizing in a skillet with butter, and then one takes the pierogies and tosses them around with the butter and onion for a few minutes.

While churches churn out thousands of pierogies at fundraising events during Lent, for a large crowd an easier option is pierogy lasagna, which I made for my grandson’s birthday.

I prepared a large pan of this ahead of time, covered it and took it down to my son’s, and they put it into the oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes prior to serving.

You will need :

  • Onions
  • Butter ( real butter )
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Lasagna Noodles
  • Mild Cheese such as Colby

* Note : for cold weather meals, this is a great way to use up some leftover mashed potatoes. If you have mashed potatoes for one meal, make a bit extra and then create this lasagna as a side dish for the next meal…great with kielbasa & kraut, pork chops or roast, etc.

For a large pan, you’ll need at least 2 onions and will need 5 lbs of potatoes / less if you are just making a smaller pan.

Chop onions and caramelize in butter…1 stick per onion. Meanwhile, boil lasagna noodles and drain.

Spray your pan ( I use glass dish casseroles ) with cooking spray. In the bottom, spread out a wee bit of the butter and onion mixture, then a layer of noodles. Spread mashed potatoes over the noodles, top with butter and onion mixture. Add another noodle layer and more potatoes, and top those mashed potatoes with cheese.  Top with more noodles and butter / onions. If you like pierogies with sauerkraut inside, you can add some kraut to this lasagna as well. ( While I love sauerkraut I prefer my pierogies with the standard potato & cheese filling. )

pierogy collage

I really didn’t keep up with taking pictures along the way and forgot to get one of the finished product at my son’s…at that point I was taking pictures of children  and friends and forgot all about the lasagna :) Just remember to cover tightly when you bake this so the noodles stay soft. It’s a good dish for cool weather or a pot luck gathering.

You might also enjoy: Broccoli Cheese Soup  or  Doing the Happy Dance About This Recipe  or  Make a Small Batch of Jam

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