Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pierogi Bake with Cream Cheese and Bacon



I'm crazy about dumplings!  I make Korean "mandu" dumplings all the time but 
pierogies are fairly new to me.  I started using the yummy potato filled dumplings 
a few years ago when I ran across this recipe for pierogi soup.  After the first bite I 
was hooked.  If you haven't tried them start with this recipe and you will be a fan  
as well.  It's sorta like a creamy loaded baked potato in a casserole and I've yet to
meet a single person who doesn't like a loaded baked potato!





Pierogi Bake with Cream Cheese and Bacon
adapted from myrecipes.com

1 (16 oz) package frozen potato and jalapeno pierogies
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1/2 cup chicken broth
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
2 red chilies, thinly sliced (can substitute tomato)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  

Arrange the pierogies in a baking dish* coated with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp and remove from pan.
Set aside.  Add garlic to the drippings and cook for 30 seconds, stirring 
constantly.  Add the cream cheese and cook 1 minute or until it starts to melt,
stirring frequently.  Slowly add the chicken broth to the pan, stirring with a whisk
until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  

Pour cream cheese mixture over the pierogies and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
or until hot and bubbly.   Remove from oven and top with cheese and bake for an 
additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.  Top with reserved bacon, green onions
and red chilies.


* I doubled the recipe and used a 9x12 baking dish




Just to tell you how yummy it is.......  The day after I made it my college age son 
(who's home for the summer) called me at work to ask if he could have the leftovers.  
He NEVER does that!  It's definitely a keeper and yet fancy enough for company!  


5 comments:

  1. That looks SO good! We found your blog through the hop. We are your newest followers and would LOVE to have you follow our blog!

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  2. You are so right, who doesn't love a loaded baked potato! This looks so comforting! However, I'm not turning my oven on until this heat wave breaks ~ it's going to hit 100 today in New England! I will keep this for the future though!

    Wish you could have come to King Arthur with us, we would have had a blast!

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  3. this looks amazing! wow! thanks for the recipe! I found your blog through the blog hop and would love it if you would follow my blog too! thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  4. Every time I see pierogies, I tell myself I must try them, but never have, and I love that type of food. Your dish sounds delicious and may be the inspiration I need.

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