Baked Pierogi Casserole

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Baked Pierogi Casserole is a dish that’s equal parts creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly satisfying. With just 5 simple ingredients, you can transform your dinner table into a cozy haven of culinary delight.

Trust me, this is one of those recipes that you can’t wait to try. Every time I make it, it gets devoured.

Baked pierogi casserole.


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Our Baked Pierogi Casserole is here to save your busy weeknights with a quick and delicious solution. The magic of this recipe lies in its ability to capture the essence of beloved pierogies while streamlining the process for ultimate simplicity. But still with all the potato goodness and cheese is melted.

If you’re looking for more pierogi recipes, try these Pierogie Burger, Pierogi Lasagna and Crock Pot Pierogi.

A fork of the casserole with a plate of the dish.

Why We Love Pierogi Casserole Dinner Recipe Ideas

Pierogi dinner ideas, such as this casserole, bring a warm and comforting essence to your table. This pierogi casserole effortlessly marries simplicity and satisfaction, creating a mealtime experience that’s both joyful and nourishing comfort food.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Our casserole is a lifesaver for busy weeknights when you need a quick and satisfying meal on the table in no time. This homemade pierogi casserole is a true family favorite.
  • Easy Ingredients: With only 5 simple ingredients, you’ll be amazed at how effortlessly this dish comes together. To keep the pasta from sticking use a little cooking spray.
  • Family Loves: This recipe is kid-friendly and appeals to all ages, making it the perfect choice for family dinners. So much better than store-bought frozen pierogies.

Ingredient Notes for Cheesy Pierogi Casserole

Cheese, pasta, butter and onions for the dish.
  • Elbow Pasta: Elbow pasta is the star of this dish, providing a comforting and familiar base for the casserole.
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes: These save you time and effort, giving you that creamy potato goodness without the peeling, boiling, and mashing.
  • Cheese: The cheese in this casserole adds a creamy and melty layer that ties everything together.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions for this Easy Dinner Recipe

While our baked pierogi casserole is already a delicious dish, there’s always room for a touch of personalization.

  • Different Cheeses: Feel free to experiment with different cheeses to create unique flavor profiles. Gruyere, cheddar cheese, swiss, or pepper jack can add exciting twists to your casserole. If you like a creamy casserole add cream cheese.
  • Add Veggies: To incorporate more veggies into your meal, add a handful of spinach or mushrooms into your casserole before baking.
  • Chicken Broth: Make the potatoes with chicken broth for more flavor.
  • Creamy Sauce: Try using a jar of alfredo sauce and some frozen peas to the delicious recipe.
  • Serve: Last serve with a dollop of sour cream and a nice green salad.

How to Make This Baked Pierogi Casserole Recipe

These are the basic steps for making Baked Pierogi Casserole Recipe. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions for nutritionist and any nutritional information.

Step 1: Prep

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While it’s heating up, slice an onion and place it in melted butter.

Step 2: Assemble Casserole

Begin by layering half of the elbow pasta into the bottom of a casserole dish in one layer. Then drizzle 1/3 of the melted butter and onions over the pasta. Next, add half of the cheese in a single layer. Then, layer half of the mashed potatoes. Then repeat these layers – pasta, butter/onions, cheese, and potatoes. Top with remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: Bake

Finally, pop your baking dish into the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the cheese mixture is melted and casserole is bubbly. If it is getting too brown, cover with foil and bake.

American cheese covering the dish.

Recipe FAQs for this Pierogi Lasagna

Yes, you can easily swap the elbow pasta for your favorite gluten free pasta. Just ensure it’s cooked al dente to maintain the casserole’s texture. You can also use alternative cheese and bacon.

Absolutely! Store the casserole in an airtight container. This casserole is freezer-friendly. Bake it, cool it, and wrap it well for freezing. Thaw this hearty casserole and then reheat, bake until heated through.

While elbow pasta is ideal for this dish, you can experiment with other pasta shapes, but be mindful of their cook times and ability to hold the layers together. Truly, lasagna noodles work great too for this easy recipe.

Pierogies are delicious dumplings of Eastern European origin, typically filled with various ingredients like potatoes, cheese, and meats.They are the ultimate comfort food. This casserole is so much better than the box of pierogies from the store.

A full pan of the casserole.

Expert Tips for Making Pierogi Casseroles

These insights will help you master the art of crafting delicious and satisfying pierogi casseroles. Discover how to customize your pierogi casserole with flair and elevate its flavors to create a memorable dining experience.

  • Toppings: Add a sprinkle of fresh green onion or a dollop of sour cream for a burst of freshness and creaminess that complements the flavors perfectly.
  • Add Protein: If you want to make this dish heartier, incorporate meat to the potato mixture, try cooked bacon bits, ground sausage, smoked sausage, sliced kielbasa or diced ham. Does it get better than pierogies and kielbasa?!?!
  • Homemade Mashed Potatoes: If you prefer homemade mashed potatoes, feel free to make them from scratch and use them in this great recipe.
  • Store: Store leftover pierogi casserole in an airtight container or wrap the leftover pierogi mixture with plastic wrap. I’ve even store these American Pierogoies in the freezer.

What to Serve with Baked Pierogi Casserole

Baked pierogi casserole.
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Baked Pierogi Casserole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Baked Pierogi Casserole is a dish that’s equal parts creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly satisfying. With just 5 simple ingredients, you can transform your dinner table into a cozy haven of culinary delight.
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  • 2 cups Butter, 2 sticks melted
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 pound Elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 6 servings instant mashed potatoes
  • 16 slices American cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice onion and place in melted butter.
  • Layer half of the macaroni into the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish. Add 1/3 of the melted butter and onions.
  • Place half of the cheese in a single layer on top of the macaroni.
  • Layer half of the mashed potatoes on top of the cheese. Add another 1/3 of the butter and onions.
  • Repeat the layers – macaroni, butter/onions, cheese and potatoes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.

Expert Tips

  • Add Meat: Kielbasa or other cooked sausage.
  • Vegetables: Spinach, sauerkraut or other vegetables can be added.
  • Toppings: Top with sour cream, more cheese or fresh herbs.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Use the Instant Pot or slow cooker to make this recipe, they both work great.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 781kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 1071mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1815IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 468mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

9 thoughts on “Baked Pierogi Casserole”

  1. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make american pierogies recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

  2. I made this the other night for dinner and LOVED it! I used real potatoes instead of instant and I used cheddar cheese. Next time I am going to make this without all the butter and instead oil the baking dish. Then people can add butter on top if they want. I also think I will make it into Spinach Feta Pierogis which are my favorite (plus it will add some nutritional value!)

  3. This does look good – but you should make real pierogies someday (the Polish kind – with the home made farmers cheese!) They are very good.

    Things for posting this recipe – we will have to try it!


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