pierogi side dish and serving ideas



Pierogi is a stuffed dumpling with many ways to spell its name. While we might not be able to agree on how to spell it we can all agree that these are little dumplings of joy. Several places lay claim to being the creator of the pierogi. The truth is no one truly knows where or even when people started eating them and today you can find them all across the globe. Festivals dedicated to pierogi can be found in both the United States and Canada. The small town of Glendon in Alberta, Canada even has a giant perogy on a fork.

The classic filling is made of white cheese (aka cottage cheese), potato and fried onions. Sauerkraut, mushroom, spinach, cabbage, and meat can also in fillings. Once made you boil them until they float to the top and serve them with fried fatty pork, such as bacon. Some like to also pan-fry the pierogi in a little butter until lightly golden.

There are a plethora of pre-made varieties available in stores but nothing can match the taste of homemade. The making of pierogi is not overly difficult but it can be time-consuming. If making them yourself take the opportunity to try mixing up the filling combinations. Try making your own unique combination that suits your tastes. For a Greek flair try feta and spinach as a riff on a spanokopita. Or corned beef, mashed carrots and potatoes and cabbage for a corned beef hash version. Use you up your Thanksgiving leftovers; turkey, stuffing, and cranberries, potentially throw in a bit of brie for good measure. Try making a dessert version and serving them with sweetened sour cream.

Serve pierogi with…

Something with Veggies

roasted carrots
caramelized onions
sautéed mushrooms
sautéed cabbage
sautéed peppers
roasted Brussels sprouts
stuffed tomatoes
broiled tomatoes
sautéed spinach
sautéed cabbage & apples
green beans
roasted eggplant
broccoli & cheese sauce

Something with Dairy

aged cheddar
blue cheese
fried egg

Something Meaty

Something from the Sea

Something Saucy

sour cream
beetroot horseradish
honey mustard
dijon mustard
greek yogurt
browned butter
bernaise sauce

Something More

cabbage rolls
mushroom soup
fried apples

Just Salads

broccoli slaw
garden salad
citrus salad
kale salad

All suggestions on Serve This With That are suggestions only, we just want to help you have a great meal!