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Polish Potato and Cheese Pierogi Dumplings

Experience the taste of tradition with my Polish Potato and Cheese Pierogi Dumplings. Delicate pillows of dough, lovingly filled with creamy mashed potatoes, sautéed onions, and velvety cottage cheese. Each bite is a journey to the heart of Polish cuisine, promising a delightful blend of flavors and textures.
These will be the best Polish Dumplings Recipe you’ve ever tasted.

Total Time
1 hours
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Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • <u><strong>For the Dough:</strong></u>
    500g all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 large egg
    250ml warm water

    For the Filling:
    500g potatoes, peeled, boiled, and mashed
    200g cottage cheese (or farmer’s cheese), drained and mashed
    1 onion, finely chopped and sautéed until translucent
    Salt and black pepper, to taste

    For Serving:
    Butter, melted
    Sour cream
    Chopped fresh chives

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    20 min
  • Cooking Time
    40 min

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    1. Prepare the Dough:
      In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and add the egg. Gradually add warm water, mixing continuously until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
    2. Prepare the Filling:
      In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, sautéed onions, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well incorporated. Adjust seasoning to taste.
    3. Shape the Pierogi:
      Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 2mm thickness. Use a round cookie cutter (approximately 8cm in diameter) to cut out circles from the dough. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of each circle. Fold the dough in half, sealing the edges to form a semi-circle. Press the edges firmly to ensure they are well sealed.
    4. Cook the Pierogi:
      Bring a large pot of salted water to a gentle boil. Carefully drop the pierogi into the boiling water, a few at a time, and cook until they float to the surface, about 3-4 minutes. Remove them with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate.
    5. Serve:
      Serve the Polish Potato and Cheese Pierogi Dumplings hot. Drizzle with melted butter, top with a dollop of sour cream, and sprinkle with chopped fresh chives.
    Pro Tips
    • Perfect Dough: Rest the dough adequately; it ensures the pierogi are soft and supple.
    • Sealing Secrets: Use a fork to create decorative edges while sealing; it ensures the filling stays inside.
    • Avoid Overcrowding: Don’t overcrowd the pot while boiling; it ensures even cooking and prevents sticking.
    • Freezing Perfection: Freeze extra pierogi for later; simply boil them slightly longer when cooking from frozen.
    • Serving Suggestions: Pair with a refreshing cucumber salad or a side of tangy sauerkraut for a balanced meal.

    Embark on a culinary journey to Poland with our detailed Potato and Cheese Pierogi Dumplings recipe. These delectable dumplings, originating from Eastern Europe, have captured the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts worldwide. With our step-by-step guide, you can recreate the authentic taste of this beloved Polish dish right in your own kitchen.

    Begin your adventure by preparing the dough—a delicate balance of flour, water, and a touch of salt. The precise measurements ensure the perfect texture, yielding dumplings that are both tender and slightly chewy. As you knead the dough, feel the connection to generations of home cooks who have mastered this art.

    Next, prepare the filling. Boil and mash the potatoes until they achieve a smooth, creamy consistency. Mix in the cheese, typically farmer’s cheese or a mild white cheese, creating a luxurious blend of flavors. Season the filling with a pinch of salt and pepper, enhancing the taste without overpowering the natural goodness of the ingredients.

    Now comes the artistry of shaping the pierogi. Roll out the dough into thin circles, each one patiently filled with a spoonful of the flavorful potato and cheese mixture. Fold the dough over, creating a half-moon shape, and press the edges firmly to seal the dumplings. The rhythmic process is as therapeutic as it is rewarding, resulting in a tray filled with neatly formed pierogi, ready to be cooked to perfection.

    Boil the pierogi in a pot of salted water until they float to the surface, indicating their readiness. The gentle cooking process ensures that the dough cooks through while maintaining its delightful texture. Once cooked, you have the option to enjoy them as is or elevate the experience by pan-frying them in butter until golden brown and crispy, adding a delightful crunch to every bite.

    Serve your freshly cooked pierogi with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh chives, enhancing the flavors and adding a touch of freshness. This dish is not just a meal; it’s a celebration of tradition, flavor, and the joy of sharing good food with loved ones.

    With our detailed recipe, you have the key to unlock the secrets of Polish cuisine, bringing the warmth and authenticity of a traditional pierogi feast to your table. Enjoy the satisfaction of crafting these delicious dumplings from scratch and treat your taste buds to a culinary adventure they won’t soon forget.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 350 kcal per serving. Indulge in the soul-warming delight of our Polish Potato and Cheese Pierogi Dumplings, where each mouthful tells a story of tradition and taste.

You may also want to try my Basic Dumplings Dough

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