How To Cook Fresh Pierogies?

How To Cook Fresh Pierogies

How to cook fresh pierogies? Fill a large pot with water, add a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil. When the water starts boiling, add fresh pierogies. Cook them until they start to float, for 3-4 minutes. Let them float for another 30 seconds, and then remove them with a slotted spoon from the water. Serve with sour cream or cream cheese.

How To Cook Fresh Pierogies?

  1. Fill a large pot with water, add salt and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add freshly made pierogies to the boiling salted water and let them cook for 3-4 minutes or until they start to float on the surface.
  3. Allow them to cook for 30 more seconds before removing them from the water.
  4. While you wait for pierogies to cool, finely chop one onion and 1 cup of bacon.
  5. Fry them in a large skillet or pan for several minutes. When diced onions start to caramelize, add 1 tsp of paprika and stir. Pour it all over the pierogies and add 1-2 tbsps of sour cream.

How To Cook Fresh Pierogies In An Air Fryer?

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly brush each one of the fresh pierogies with vegetable or olive oil.
  3. Place them into the air fryer basket so that they don’t overlap. If needed, divide them into several batches.
  4. Air fry for 8-10 minutes. (Flip them once after 4-5 minutes.)
  5. Serve with mushrooms, onions, or sour cream.

How To Cook Fresh Pierogies In Oven?

  1. Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F.
  2. Line the baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Place the pierogies onto the baking tray so that they don’t overlap.
  4. Brush each pierogi with olive oil.
  5. Cover the baking tray with aluminum foil so that the pierogies don’t dry out while baking.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, flip them once on a 10-minute mark.

How To Cook Homemade Pierogies?

  1. Preheat a large skillet and grease it with butter.
  2. Place homemade pierogies in the skillet.
  3. Fry them for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the pierogies from the pan, and add more butter.
  5. While the newly added butter melts, finely chop one onion and 1 cup of bacon and add to the skillet.
  6. Fry the onions and bacon until they start getting brown.
  7. Pour melted butter, caramelized onions, and fried bacon over the cooked pierogies.
  8. Serve with sour cream.
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How To Cook Homemade Pierogies From Frozen?

Cooking frozen pierogies isn’t much different from cooking fresh ones. The process is actually the same. You will need to cook them for 3-4 minutes longer than you would cook fresh pierogies. So basically, cook the frozen pierogies just like you would cook the fresh ones, but prolong the cooking time for 3-4 minutes. If you are boiling frozen pierogies, you will know that they are cooked when they start floating.

How To Cook Homemade Pierogies In The Oven?

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place pierogies on the baking sheet in a single layer so that they don’t overlap.
  3. Spray both the baking sheet and pierogies with a nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes or until pierogies become lightly brown and puffy.
  5. Don’t forget to flip them halfway through baking time.

Best Way To Cook Fresh Pierogies?

The best way to cook fresh pierogies is to boil them in a large pot. This way, they will cook really fast and will be soft and juicy. You need to:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pierogies to the boiling water.
  3. Cook until they start to float, and then let them cook for 30 additional seconds.

After you cook pierogies, you can serve them with sour cream, mushrooms, or fried onions and bacon. Options are limitless, and there are no rules, serve pierogies any way you like!

How To Make Homemade Polish Pierogies?

Nothing can come close to homemade pierogi filled with potato and cheese, right? It may look complicated to make them at home, but that’s not true! Just follow these steps:

  1. First, make the dough: mix 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp of oil, and two teaspoons salt. Add 2 cups of water gradually while constantly mixing the ingredients. The dough should be firm and easy to manipulate.
  2. Place a plastic wrap over the bowl with pierogi dough, and let the dough “sit” for half an hour.
  3. Make mashed potatoes the way you usually make them, but this time, mix them with cheese. It can be cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, or farmers’ cheese. If you have some leftover mashed potatoes from the previous meal, you can use it too!
  4. Place the pierogi dough on a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin to spread the dough into a 1/4″ disk.
  5. Take a round juice glass, at least 2″ of diameter, and use it to carve small circles in the dough.
  6. Fill each circle with a cheese-potato mixture, and fold the dough over the filling.
  7. Pinch the edges together with your fingers, or use a fork to press them together. Make sure that you pinch the edges firmly so that they don’t separate while cooking.
  8. After you use all of the pierogi dough, you can cook the pierogies, or you can freeze them for later.

Do You Have To Boil Pierogies Before Frying Them?

You don’t have to boil fresh pierogies before pan-frying them. However, if you want to fry frozen pierogies, it would be wise to boil them for 2 minutes first so that they can defrost before frying.

How Long To Cook Fresh Perogies?

In boiling water, you will need to cook them until they start to float, 3-4 minutes. Air frying pierogies usually requires 8-10 minutes, oven baking 18-20 minutes, and pan-frying 6-8 minutes.

How Are Pierogies Traditionally Cooked?

Pierogies are traditionally cooked in boiling salted water until they start floating. Then, they are removed from the water and usually served with caramelized onions and bacon and with a little bit of sour cream.


Now you know how to cook fresh pierogies. The easiest way is to boil them in salted water for 3-4 minutes, but you can also fry them in a pan for 6-8 minutes, bake them in the oven at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes, or air fry them at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

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