How to Cook Pierogies?

How to Cook Pierogies

Are you wondering how to cook pierogies? Simple, bring the water to boil, drop the pierogies in. Stir (so they do not stick) and cook until they start to float, that ad around 2 minutes, and they are ready to serve.

For more tips on how to cook pierogies, check my post below!

How To Cook Pierogies in The Oven?

Yes! Pierogies cooked in the oven are a perfect fuss-free evening meal. The family-friendly snack requires no prep and is ready in minutes.

If you are cooking frozen pierogi, you will need to boil them before cooking them in the oven.

If you’re cooking from fresh or making your own, you put them straight in the oven.

To oven cook pierogi:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F.
  2. Use non-stick cooking spray or baking paper to line sheet pans.
  3. Spray the top of the pierogi with non-stick cooking spray or brush with olive oil.
  4. Bake the pierogi for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Pierogi is classically served with sour cream but can also be served with a side of onions or parsley, depending on your preference.

How To Cook Pierogies in An Air Fryer?

Are pierogi another favorite food that gets better in the air fryer? Of course! Cooking pierogi in the air fryer completely changes the texture of pierogi, transforming the dish.

When oven cooking or pan cooking frozen pierogies, they always need boiling – but air frying skips this step!

Simply rub or spray your pierogi with melted butter or cooking spray. Place the pierogi in the air fryer and cook for 10 mins. The air fryer pierogi should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

They are best served with dipping sauces – like sour cream!

How To Cook Pierogies on The Stove?

Traditionally, all pierogies were pan-fried on the stove. If you want to recreate traditional frozen pierogies at home – here is how.

In case you’re using frozen pierogies, you will need to boil them first. If you have fresh pierogi, they are ready to be pan-fried.

  1. Cover the bottom of a frying pan or large pot with melted butter or cooking oil.
  2. Fry for around 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  3. Turn pierogies and repeat the process.

How To Cook Pierogies in The Microwave?

Cooking frozen perogies in the microwave might not be the best way to cook them – but in a rush, it works! Microwave cooking pierogies is quite simple:

  1. Place frozen perogies in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Cover the frozen perogies with water.
  3. Cover the top of the bowl loosely.
  4. Cook on high for 7 minutes.
  5. Strain them.

Once your frozen perogies have been cooked in the microwave, you can serve them or pan-fry them till lightly browned.

How To Cook Pierogies and Kielbasa?

Kielbasa is a type of sausage that originated in Poland. The meat is very traditional and often served with perogies. The pork meat that sausage is made from is seasoned with pepper, salt, marjoram, and garlic.

To cook frozen pierogies with kielbasa, cook the pierogies as you wish. Boiling is the preferred option.

As for the kielbasa, you can fry it while your frozen perogies are boiling. So start to cook frozen perogies, and in the meantime, put your kielbasa on a frying pan and fry for roughly 4 minutes on each – depending on the type of kielbasa you have.

How To Cook Pierogies in a Crock-Pot?

Crock-pot pierogies are a great, no-fuss dish. With just three ingredients and a couple of steps, you can create a meal for the whole family.

Place the frozen pierogies in the large pot, add cubed butter and sliced onion.

Cook the pierogi on medium heat for up to 3 hours and serve as you wish. Crock-pot pierogies are great served with mashed potatoes and a sauce or gravy. But this prep takes quite a bit of time. Boiling would be much quicker with a similar result.

How To Cook Pierogies on The Grill?

To cook pierogies on the grill, wrap frozen pierogi in foil with butter and onions.

Place on the grill or BBQ on medium heat for 10-15 minutes – turning frequently. Serve with sour cream or BBQ sauce.

How To Cook Pierogies from Frozen?

It’s a great idea to keep a bag of pierogies in the freezer for quick meals. Simple, boil them. You can eat them right after, or you can put them on a frying pan for a bit to get that extra crispy exterior.

How To Cook Pierogies in an Instant Pot?

Place frozen pierogi on the steam rack, and fill the instant pot until the water touches the rack. Cook on high pressure for one minute and finish the pierogies off in a frying pan.

How To Cook Pierogies in a Ninja Foodi?

  1. Select the “air crisp” setting (this is the air fryer setting).
  2. Set temperature to 375F and set time to 20 minutes.
  3. Place pierogi in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, shake pierogi and cook for a further 10.

Do you have to boil pierogies before frying them?

Not always – if you’re using an instant pot, slow cooker, or air fryer, you don’t need to. If you’re using a frying pan or the oven, it’s best to boil first.

What is the best way to cook frozen pierogies?

Add frozen perogies to boiling water, cook until soft (around 10 minutes or until they start to float). Once soft, eat them right away or finish them off in the oven or on the pan.

What’s the best way to cook perogies?

Pierogies are almost always delicious – whatever way you cook them – but taking them out of an air fryer basket and dipping them in sour cream is our favorite!

How do you cook store-bought pierogies?

Store-bought frozen pierogies are easy to cook! Simply add frozen perogies to the air fryer, crock-pot, or instant pot and let them work their magic. No effort is required!


Now you know how to cook frozen pierogies! Drop them into boiling water for around 10 minutes or until you see them floating. After that, you can give them additional 2-3 minutes.

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