I’ve cooked a box of frozen pierogies (my first time). The recipe for the “Polish Pie Pierogi Bake,” from thegourmandmom.com, dared me to do it. Sure enough, Mrs. T’s Potato & Cheddar Pierogies were designed for this project. And yes, they were easy to swallow. In fact, let me go ahead and admit that this very cheesy meal was a delicious success.
This decadent heap of food was distinguished by caramelized onions and all that cheddar cheese. We felt no guilt, though, as we enjoyed eating it. I was happy to include kielbasa — a fine sausage that is not too spicy. Notice how easy this recipe is: you need not pre-cook the pierogies, but only place them frozen in the bottom of the baking dish. I served this cheesy meal with an appropriate side of sauteed cabbage.
Frozen Pierogies (1 box) = $2.22
Onion (1) = .40¢
RECIPE: convenience food, convenience food, convenience food…with added cheese
PREP TIME: eat the casserole after less than 90 minutes of prep and baking
TASTE: smooth pierogies are dotted with slices of satisfying kielbasa and coated in sweet onions and a cheese sauce
Next time, I will cook the “Couscous and Cremini Stuffed Bell Peppers with Manchego,” from lemonsandanchovies.wordpress.com, along with the “New England Fish Chowder,” from soupchick.com. Witness my meal when you come back to my site soon.