Although a large part of me is Polish, I never grew up eating much Polish food, including Pierogis. It wasn’t until I started dating my boyfriend nine years ago, that I had my first one. I was shocked that I have never had them before considering my food preferences typically align with the foods that Pierogis are made up of: potatoes, cheese, and dumplings/noodles. After that first taste, it became a much repeated side dish at dinnertime.
Since I usually opt for the frozen kind when it comes to Piergoi’s, I have never made my own homemade ones. I was surprised at how easy they were to make, especially since I cut out quite a bit of steps by using Simply Potatoes® Mashed Potatoes in my recipe. Pulling out one of these versus going through the process of making homemade mashed potatoes is such a lifesaver, and in my opinion, just as good tasting.
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 1 package of Simpy Potatoes® Mashed Potatoes
- Steak seasoning
- Combine the flour, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and seasoning salt until combined.
- In a food processor, add the flour mixture. Add in water, eggs, and butter, cover and pulse until dough forms a ball, adding an additional tablespoon of flour or water if needed.
- Let rest, covered, for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Divide dough into four parts and on a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough out into 1/8-in thickness.
- Cut with biscuit cutter and place a teaspoon (or more depending on size of circle) of Simply Potatoes Mashed Potatoes in the center.
- Moisten the edges with water, fold in half and press edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
- Bring a pot of water to boil and add Pierogies in batches.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until pierogies float to the top and feel tender.
- Remove with slotted spoon.
- In a frying pan of butter, add in the pierogies and season with steak seasoning. Cook until golden brown!
I should also mention that this will certainly feed at least 6 people, but if you have a smaller family like mine, they freeze very well! I am so thrilled with how these came out – lately, I’ve been going outside my box more in the kitchen and making things I’ve never made before! It’s a nice feeling, and I suggest you do the same! The even better thing is that Simply Potatoes® Mashed Potatoes come in other offerings besides Traditional mashed potatoes – including, Sour Cream & Chive, Garlic, and Parmesan Peppercorn – making this recipe even more favorable and versatile. What one will you try?