Bacon Pierogi Bake ~ Rachel

If I had the time to make homemade pierogies, I would. However, I do not so Mrs. T’s have to suffice. My usual preparation involves bringing them to a boil and then pan frying them with salt. I like mine with lots of salt and a little bit of sour cream. Dave thinks that is gross so most of the time we just top them with sauteed mushrooms.

I found this recipe in my latest Cooking Light and made it this week (without the tomato). It’s a winner! Dave just asked for a little less cream cheese…and to add mushrooms…next time. Shocker! I’ll be making this again…with lots of mushrooms 🙂

Bacon Pierogi Bake

Julianna Grimes, Cooking Light, DECEMBER 2010

Ingredients

  • 1  (16-ounce) package frozen potato and onion pierogies (such as Mrs. T’s)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2  center-cut bacon slices, chopped
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3  cup  (3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2  cup  fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2  cup  (2 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4  cup  thinly diagonally sliced green onions
  • 1/4  cup  chopped seeded plum tomato
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Arrange the pierogies in an 11 x 7-inch glass baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cook bacon in a saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan. Set aside.

3. Add garlic to drippings in pan, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add 1/3 cup cream cheese to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until cream cheese begins to melt, stirring frequently. Gradually add chicken broth to pan, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over pierogies. Top evenly with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with bacon, green onions, tomato, and pepper.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 303
Fat: 12.8g (sat 6g,mono 4.3g,poly 0.4g)
Protein: 12.1g
Carbohydrate: 36.4g
Fiber: 2.2g
Cholesterol: 38mg
Iron: 0.4mg
Sodium: 646mg
Calcium: 141mg
There are 4 servings in this recipe!
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Comments

  • Ana Gates  On December 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    i look forward to trying this 🙂

  • biz319  On December 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Holy cow, how did I miss this one? Everything is better with bacon!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday! 😀

  • Jenn@slim-shoppin  On December 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    My kids LOVE those. I would love to try to make them homemade but the Mrs. T’s are so good, why bother?

    I am totally making these for my kids, they will LOVE it! Thanks Rachel!

  • Rachel's Cottage House  On December 31, 2010 at 12:05 am

    i’ll have to try it – sounds great!

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