Pierogies with Caramelized Onions for Fast Weeknight Meal
Pierogies with Caramelized Onions makes a fantastic quick weeknight meal. I keep boxes of pierogies on hand in my freezer, picking up several boxes when they go on sale at my favorite grocer. Usually less than $2 a box, especially with coupons, I can feed my family for about $1.50 per plate. If you’ve never had perogies before, they are a potato filled pasta that originally came from Poland. You can get them in several flavors such as onions, cheese, spinach and feta, or even a whole grain. Pierogies with Caramelized Onions and a dollop of sour cream makes for a hearty meal that satisfies everyone.
Making Pierogies with Caramelized Onions
Pierogies with Caramelized Onions is a simple dish to make. Choose onions that are strong in flavor, such as a yellow cooking onions, for a robust dish. Sweet onions tend to be too sweet and overpower the mild flavor of the pierogies. I usually choose large yellow onions for Pierogies with Caramelized Onions as they have great flavor. For the pierogies, choose the flavor that sounds best to you. I’ve tried all the flavors and for me it’s just whatever my whim is that day. When I saute the Pierogies with Caramelized Onions I use a mixture of half butter and half olive oil. It prevents scorching of the butter, but you still get that wonderful creamy flavor and dark caramelization of your onions.
- 2 lbs onions, sliced thin
- 2 T butter
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 box pierogies, any flavor
- sour cream (if desired)
Heat a stockpot of water to boiling.
Boil the pierogies until they float, 3-5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
In a large saute pan, place 1 tablespoon butter, and 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat over medium heat. When melted, add the onions and saute until they caramelize, stirring frequently.
When completely golden brown, remove the onions from the pan.
Add the remaining tablespoons of butter and olive oil. When melted, add the boiled pierogies. Brown on both sides, adding more butter and oil if needed. Remove from pan when both sides are golden brown.
Serve browned pierogies hot with caramelized onions and sour cream, if desired.
Options for Pierogies with Caramelized Onions
If you’re looking to change up Pierogies with Caramelized Onions, try adding a sauce. I will often add a marinara sauce, or even in alfredo sauce. You can also take it a little Mexican and add salsa instead of sauce. It works well and you get a great flavor. My all time favorite sauce for Pierogies with Caramelized Onions is cheese sauce. Potatoes, pasta, and cheese just seem to go well together. So next time you’re at the store, check your freezer section and pick up a couple boxes of pierogies. Pierogies with Caramelized Onions will be a perfect midweek meal.
Do you like making meals ahead of time and just pulling them from the freezer? I have more Freezer Friendly Recipes posted here! Check them out!