A rich and creamy Bacon Pierogi Casserole dinner recipe.
I am a big fan of Costco (and no, they didn’t pay me to say that!). I love all the natural light, I love the prices and that I can buy in bulk, and most of all, I love that they serve snacks (ahem… samples) while you shop.
I had never had pierogis when I noticed that my local Costco was carrying them. If you’ve never heard of pierogis, they’re basically ravioli stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese. I kept waiting to get to try a sample, but I’ve never seen them sample this product. I wanted to know if I would like them, but buying 4 pounds seemed like an investment if I ended up hating them.
And then…. the star of death occurred. You know what I’m talking about, right? The asterisk that Costco puts on its signs that means they aren’t ordering any more of this product.
I knew I wanted to try them, so I took the plunge and became the proud new owner of 4 pounds of frozen pierogis.
Last night I decided to make them for dinner. As is my usual habit, I was perusing Pinterest at 4:30, trying to figure out what recipe I had all of the ingredients for, and happened upon this Bacon Pierogi Casserole recipe from Let’s Dish.
I whipped this up, adding a little extra broth to make my sauce saucy enough, popped it in the oven, and was treated by delight when I dished it up. The kids told me I’m an amazing cook (they also loved the Garlic Butter Carrots that I paired this with). Dan isn’t a ravioli fan, but even he said that this was a good recipe.
- 1 lb. frozen pierogis
- 4 slices bacon
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400º.
Grease an 8x8 or 9x9 pan, and spread out pierogis in it. Set aside.
In a large skillet, cook bacon slices to your desired crispiness. Put bacon slices on paper towels to remove some of the grease.
Pour off all but 1 Tablespoon of bacon grease. Be careful, hot bacon grease will burn!
In the remaining bacon drippings, cook garlic until golden.
Add the cream cheese and broth, and stir until cream cheese is melted. Use a whisk to get the mixture smooth, and add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the sauce over the pierogis and bake for 15 minutes.
Top with cheese and bacon, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
I really need to start meal planning again, and when I do, this Bacon Pierogi Casserole will be earning a spot in our regular meal rotation!
Don’t forget to pin!