Delicious pierogies with pasta sauce recipe which takes only 1 min to prep and 50 minutes to bake. Even though I love cooking, there are days when I need to make a quick dinner. Making these pierogies is a lifesaver for those nights. It takes me 1 minute to put the ingredients together and shuffle the baking dish into the oven. If you are in a hurry, use a shallower dish to place the pierogies into a single layer and the cooking time could be reduced to 25 minutes.
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This recipe is really kids friendly. Not only do my kids enjoy eating this dish, but sometimes since it is so easy to make, they will jump and cook the dinner for me. They are super proud that they made dinner for the family and subsequently eat the dinner since they made it. It is a win-win!
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Ingredients for Pierogies with Pasta Sauce
There are really only 2 ingredients needed for this recipe: pierogies and pasta sauce. I like buying frozen pierogies stuffed with potatoes and cheese. I usually keep 1 packet of those pierogies in the freezer for nights when I run out of time to make dinner. Always having pasta sauce and marinara in my cupboard makes this recipe something I can always resort to and quickly whip in a spurt of a moment.
Pierogies with Potatoes and Cheddar Cheese
We buy the pierogies stuffed with potatoes and cheddar cheese most of the time. Feel free to buy other pierogies depending on what you like. As long as the pierogies are frozen, you can use this recipe’s steps to make the dish. If you would like to make this recipe healthier, you can always make the pierogies yourselves with extra healthier ingredients. For example, store-bought pierogies are made from enriched unbleached wheat flour as a first ingredient. The first ingredient is usually the one that is found most in the food. If you opt to make your own pierogies, you can make them from whole wheat flour which is much healthier.
The pierogies stuffed with potatoes and cheese are a good source of carbohydrates that come from the dough and the potatoes. They also have fiber and if you would like to boost the nutrients and get more fiber consider our suggestion to make the pierogies yourself using whole wheat flour or whole grain flour. Lastly, the pierogies also contain protein, calcium, iron, and potassium.
Cooking the pierogies
There are many recipes on how to cook frozen pierogies. I like the pierogies with pasta sauce recipe because it is super easy to make and delicious. Although on the packet it says to bake for 25 minutes, I bake our pierogies for 50 minutes. After 25 minutes of baking time, some of the pierogies are still frozen. Maybe if you use a shallower dish to cook them, you can reduce the cooking time. However, I love the French baking dish I am using for this recipe, so I just bake the pierogies with it. If you decided to adjust the baking dish to a shallower version and have the pierogies into a single layer, then try baking for 25 minutes. Just check prior to taking out the dish, that the pierogies are fully heated inside (take one out and try it without burning yourself).
We chose Botticelli Primavera chunky garden vegetable premium pasta sauce for this recipe because we love the ingredients it is made from. It adds extra vegetables to our dish such as zucchini, eggplant, onion, and carrots. The sauce is made with Italian tomatoes and the traditional Italian extra virgin olive oil, basil, and garlic combination is used. Of course, if you have your own favorite marinara or pasta sauce, just use that instead. The Primavera pasta sauce contains healthy fats, fiber, protein, calcium, folate, manganese, copper, Vitamins A, B, C, and K, and potassium.
You don’t really need any special equipment for this recipe. I do like using my CorningWare French Ceramic baking dish for this recipe. The pierogies turn out really delicious.
Pierogies With Pasta Sauce
- 2 lb pierogies potato and cheese stuffed
- 24 oz pasta sauce premium garden vegetables
- Gather all ingredients and preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- In a CorningWare French Ceramic Bakeware add 2 lb frozen pierogies stuffed with potatoes and cheddar cheese.
- Top the frozen pierogies with 1 jar of Botticelli primavera pasta sauce.
- Cover the baking dish with the lid and bake on 350F for 50 min.
- For this recipe, we use 2 lb frozen pierogies. To make this recipe healthier, feel free to make your own pierogies
- We love the potato and cheddar cheese stuffed pierogies. If you would like another stuffing, feel free to substitute it.
- For this recipe, we use Botticelli Primavera pasta sauce. We chose this pasta sauce to boost the vegetables in the recipe since this pasta sauce is made with zucchini, eggplant, onion, and carrots. Feel free to use marinara or any other pasta sauce of your choice.
- The pierogies are made with potatoes and cheese. Feel free to add more cheese to the recipe if you would like. Just sprinkle shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese on top of the pierogies and bake for the last 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Although the package says to bake the pierogies for 25 minutes, in my case, they are still frozen. Instead, I bake them for 50 minutes and they are soft and yummy at that time.
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