One Pan Pierogi Skillet – A 20 Minute Weeknight Meal
We all have those nights that you need dinner fast. Or when there’s not much to pick from because you’re due for a grocery run. For me both seem to happen when I also have no motivation to decide what to have for dinner. Or to make it. During an Aldi run I came across their frozen pierogies and came up with this meal that takes 20 minutes. This pierogi recipe to the rescue!
What’s a perogi anyway?
Pierogies are dumplings with an eastern European origin often filled with savory, potato based fillings. Grocery stores usually have pierogies in the frozen aisle. Aldi’s are filled with potatoes and cheese. While I’m sure they’re not authentic, they are still quick and delicious.
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So really, 20 minutes?
Yup! And in one pan. I don’t mean to brag but this might be the the perfect meal to have in your back pocket.
Start with pierogies in the pan to get a crust on the outside and ensure they have enough time to cook through since they’re frozen. Then toss in some sliced sausage and a few frozen green beans.
Fresh garlic livens things up if you have an extra minute or two. If you’re an onion person that might be good. Or a couple of peppers. But that takes more time. And a cutting board that will need cleaning.
In the interest of full disclosure of this pierogi recipe, there is a downside. Only 2 servings fit in a skillet. So in my house that means no leftovers. You could put more in, but crowding the pan will cause the frozen pierogies and frozen green beans to steam. The pierogies won’t get as much of crust on them. The sausage will be harder to get brown. All in all, I wouldn’t suggest it. Don’t crowd your pan.
BONUS TIP: Keep half a pound of kielbasa in the freezer with pierogies and green beans so you can always make this easy pierogi recipe.