an easy pierogi recipe that's a one pan meal
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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.


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There is one downside.

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 a 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 can always make this easy pierogi recipe.


One Pan Pierogi Skillet

An easy pierogi recipe that's perfect for busy weeknights.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Green Bean, Kielbasa, Pierogi
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1/2 box Aldi pierogies 6 count
  • 1/2 pound sliced kielbasa or sausage
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add pierogies to an oiled skillet on medium to high heat. Cook a few minutes on each side to get some color.

  2. Add the sausage in after flipping the pierogis. Stir every couple minutes as they start to get color.

  3. Add in green beans, salt and pepper. Cook for another few minutes until green beans are hot.


I absolutely love this pan from DaTerra Cucina if you’re in the market for a new skillet. The ceramic is still non stick, and has been durable in the few years I’ve had it.



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