Homemade Perogies Recipe

Baba’s Homemade Perogies Recipe

Baba’s Homemade Perogies Recipe is about as authentic as you can get. Perogies are Polish dumplings stuffed with a filling and then cooked in butter.


The stuffing, more often than not, is potatoes and cheese.

Not only are they a great family meal but they are also a favorite at potlucks!

Making perogies takes some time, which is why it’s best to make a large batch and clear some space in the freezer. They freeze very well.

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Baba's Homemade Perogies Recipe
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

This Homemade Perogies Recipe is authentic as I can get.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Polish
Keyword: Homemade Perogies Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 265 kcal
Perogies dough recipe
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • water
Perogies filling recipe
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 lb dry curd cottage cheese
To serve:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion sliced thinly
How to make Baba's Homemade Perogies Recipe:
  1. Mix the flour and salt, and add the water to make a dough that doesn't stick to your fingers. Knead well and cover with a damp cloth for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the potatoes and cottage cheese to make the filling.
  3. Roll the dough out to 1/8" thick. Cut in squares or circles and fill with the filling. Pinch closed.
How to cook perogies:
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt generously. Working in batches, add 10 or so pierogi to the boiling water and stir to make sure they don't stick to the bottom. Cook the pierogi until all the pierogi have floated to the surface and then 1 to 2 minutes longer to make sure the filling gets hot — 8 to 10 minutes total.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until the onions are translucent, very soft, and beginning to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Push the onions to the edges of the pan where they will stay warm and continue to caramelize.
  3. Transfer the pierogi to the pan with the onions. Turn the heat to medium-high. Cook the pierogi without moving until they are golden and crispy on the bottoms, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Once all the pierogi have been boiled and crisped, scrape the onions over the pierogi and gently stir to coat the pierogi with butter and onions. Serve immediately while hot.
What to serve with perogies?
  1. Almost anything goes. Fried onions and sour cream are traditional but you can also serve with mushroom gravy, etc.
Frozen perogies:
  1. Homemade pierogies actually cook better when they're frozen! I roll/shape them and then lay them flat on a cookie sheet and freeze quickly.
  2. Definitely do not boil and then freeze.
  3. As soon as they're frozen, I toss them into zip lock bags. They never stick and I never "lose" any, a problem that occurs when they open up in the boiling stage.
Cooking frozen perogies:
  1. Even though you can cook directly from the freezer I let mine thaw just a little. Then I boil and fry up in butter with onions after that.


Enjoy this Homemade Perogies Recipe!

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Recipe based on one by KDSCOMOX
Photo by diner524