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14 Pierogi Recipes That Put Other Dumplings To Shame

We think these dough pillows have a fighting chance to be Best Dumpling on Earth.
04/30/2013 09:05am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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In the battle of best dumpling on earth, the pierogi has a fighting chance for the championship. These Polish dough pillows are usually filled with farmer's cheese, potatoes, sauerkraut, mushrooms, meat or fruit. They're endlessly versatile and seriously comforting.

Pierogis, like all dumplings, can pretty much do no wrong. They're great as a side, as the main event or, wait for it... in a pierogi casserole. A pierogi casserole consists of pre-made pierogies layered with cheese, bacon and onions, that are then baked. Or it can be something even more amazing: a lazy person's pile of noodles, mashed potatoes, caramelized onions and cheese, that come together to taste like one giant baked pierogi. You read that right: a giant baked pierogi.

Making your own pierogis is easier than you might expect. The fun part comes in when you start playing around with different filling combinations, the possibilities of which are endless. Check out the 14 pierogi recipes below. As far as we're concerned, the pierogi knows no boundaries.

1
Pierogi With Crispy Fried Onions
The Partial Ingredients
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2
Potato, Mushroom And Caramelized Onion Pierogi
James Ransom/Food52
3
Spinach And Eggplant Pierogi Topped With Roasted Grape Tomatoes And Yogurt Sauce
Acquired Life
4
Philly Cheesesteak Pierogi
Morgan Eisenberg via Serious Eats
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5
Pierogi Casserole
How Sweet It Is
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6
Cheddar Pierogies With Sage Butter Sauce
Bryan Picard
7
Potato And Cheese Pierogi
Life As A Strawberry
Get the Potato And Cheese Pierogi recipe from Life As A Strawberry
8
Pierogies With Spicy Feta Filling
Diethood
9
Pierogi Pizza
How Sweet It Is
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10
Onion Chutney Pierogi Potstickers
Panfusine/Food52
11
Blushing Beet Pierogi
Hannah Kaminsky
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12
Whole Wheat Pierogi With Sweet Potato Filling
Princess Misia
13
Lemon Blueberry Pierogi With Spiced Sour Cream
Dash of East
14
Spinach And Artichoke Dip-Filled Pierogi
Serious Eats
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