Cheesy Pierogi Casserole

My 9 yr old’s will readily say that his favorite meal is “Pierogies.”  This casserole was born from the fact that I was really getting tired of the same pierogi with butter while it is good it really needed some jazzing up.  The first time I made this for him within the first few bites he was in heaven and thus the Cheesy Pierogi Casserole’ became a keeper in this house.

Cheesy Pierogi Casserole from Bottom Left of the Mitten

Getting creative with some of my families favorites is so much fun for me.  Yes, I am boring and you know I’m okay with that!  I wanted a unique dessert so I came up with this Chocolate Bottom Strawberry Cheesecake. How could I make my husbands favorite appetizer a little different? Boom Wing Sauce Sliders!  Thankfully my family is up to the task  of trying out the end results.

While I have attempted the homemade version of pierogies, honestly the time & effort were not nearly as good as the boxed version.  I was kind of sad about this because I usually say that homemade anything is better than boxed.  What I did was make the same roux I use for Macaroni & Cheese and add ham.  It really takes an average side and makes a meal out of it.  Not only is this delicious, it’s quick to make.  Gather your ingredients…..

Cheesy Pierogi Casserole Ingredients

Cook the pierogi according to package directions.  This typically takes 8-10 minutes in boiling water to cook all the way through once cooked, add them to a strainer while the roux is made.

Cheesy Peirogi Casserole Preperation

Now it’s time to make the ham & cheese mixture or ‘roux’ if you prefer.  Gather the ingredients…..

Cheesey Casserole with Ham ingredients

Using the same pan start melting 4 Tbs. butter.  Add the diced ham.  Cook for about 1-2 minutes.  Add 2 Tbs. flour & pepper to the mixture and stir then add 1 cup milk and half the package of cheese to the sauce and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until thickened.  Once the sauce is thickened combine the cooked Pierogies with the ham & cheese sauce.

Cheesy Pierogi Casserole from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Add to a 8×11 greased serving dish and top with remaining cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  All this cheesy goodness is a perfect quick weeknight meal the whole family will love.  I served this with a bagged Fresh Express Bacon Caesar Salad & roasted Brussel spouts to round the meal out.  And here you are…..

Cheesy Pierogi Casserole from Bottom Left of the Mitten

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Cheesy Pierogi Casserole
A cheesy dish with potato & cheese stuffed pierogies combine to make a delicious and quick meal the whole family will love.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Casserole
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Casserole
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook the Pierogies according to package directions. It typically is 8-10 minutes in boiling water. Once they are done drain in strainer.
  2. Using the same pan start melting 4 Tbs. butter. Add the diced ham. Cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add 2 Tbs. flour & pepper to the mixture and stir. Add 1 cup milk. Add half the package of cheese to the sauce. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Combine the cooked Pierogies with the ham & cheese sauce.
  4. Add to a 8x11 greased serving dish. Top with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
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