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How to sauté pierogies with onions

How to sauté pierogies with onions

One of my favorite comfort foods is sauteed pierogies. We buy frozen pierogies and stash them for that Friday evening when we don’t feel like cooking a gourmet meal but want something extra yummy. The other comfort food Friday night meal that we often have is french toast. What is your favorite comfort food? Yes, making homemade fresh pierogies at home is a thing. We have the recipe for you and you are more than welcome to do that. We love making dough and filling it with lovely joyful food. BUT…Sometimes, the frozen stuff is good too. There, I said it. So you can cook homemade pierogies with onions or you can cook frozen pierogies with onions. Whichever you choose, we are here to help you do it.

What are pierogies?

Pierogies are an old-style European dumpling that is often filled with cheese or potatoes. The dough is a type of noodle dough.  They are cooked by either boiling them or sauteing them. You can serve them with a sour cream sauce, eat them as is or saute them with onions. The options are truly limitless.

How do you serve pierogies?

Pierogies are served warm and often covered with some type of sauce whether it be butter or sour cream. American tends to saute pierogies with onions and butter. They generally served alongside other savory dishes such as fried eggs.

How long do you cook pierogies?

You can boil fresh or frozen pierogies and they are done when they start to float. This takes about 5 minutes. If you are sauteing pierogies that will take about 6 to 7 minutes per side on medium-low heat.

How to know when sauteed pierogies are done?

If sauteing pierogies you know that they are done when they are lightly browned on both sides and appear plump. The pasta shell will start to get a little crunchy on the edges and the middle will puff up.

How to Saute Pierogies With Onions

How to Saute Pierogies With Onions

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

Sauteed pierogies with onions is a quick and easy meal. All that you need are frozen pierogies, butter, and onions.


  • 1 package of pierogies
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 4 T butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the onion in ¼” slices.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat and saute the onions.
  3. Once onions are sauteed add the remaining butter and pierogies to the pan.
  4. Cook pierogies for about 8 minutes on both sides or until they are golden brown and cooked thoroughly.
  5. Remove onions and pierogies from the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Enjoy!


Cook time for pierogies will vary.

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