Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pierogi Soup

I LOVE soup, I really do. It's such a comfort food that I crave it even in the summer months. Now that Fall is officially here I'm so excited to cook more soups and stews without funny looks from my husband. For some reason he's not big on soup when it's 110 degrees outside. Go figure.....

This soup is really easy and if you have never had pierogies before you are missing out. Pierogies are creamy mashed potatoes in a pasta shell and look like a dumpling. Mrs. T's has all kinds of flavors but I use the Potato Cheese and Jalapeño for my soup. I love the slight bit of heat that comes from the jalapeño pepper.

Here are the pierogies all chopped and ready to add to the soup.

Pierogi Soup

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1 (15 ounce) box frozen pierogies, potato, cheese and jalapeno filling, thawed partially
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped cabbage, packed
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 cup low-fat milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Partially thaw the pierogies enough to cut through.

Cut each pierogie lengthwise, then 2-3 times crosswise, so each will be cut into 6 or 8 pieces. Don't worry if they rip or fall apart.

In a soup pot, melt the butter. Add the chopped onion and cabbage; sauté for 5-7 minutes or until onions are translucent. Do not brown.

Add the cut up pierogies and chicken broth.

Add the garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika.6Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and gently simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the milk and cheese. Cook and stir over low heat until heated through and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

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Sauté the onion and the cabbage in butter and cook until translucent.

Add the pierogies and chicken broth and bring to a boil.

When you bring everything up to a boil the potato melts into the chicken broth to thicken up the soup. After simmering for 15 minutes or so, you add the milk and sharp cheddar that makes it creamy and delicious.

Come on cool weather....... I'm ready for you!


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