What to Serve With Pierogies

Pierogies are a traditional food from Eastern Europe usually cooked by boiling them in water. Once they start floating, they would be ready so ideally one removes them from heat. Depending on the variation that one would like to make with them though, there can be other options to take.

This article particularly follows one of these lines i.e. emphasizing the dishes that the pierogies are to be served with. There we arrive at different results living you room to choose whether you should make dinner or something light, a main course or a side dish.

There are also examples that are closely related such that if one does not work for then you can at least work with the other.


Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

This recipe features homemade tomato sauce though you may buy it depending on your situation. We used homemade in order to add the brown sugar and vinegar for further sweetness. Other ingredients here are; butter, minced garlic, wine vinegar, cabbage, spray, ground beef, rice etc.

To prepare, start by making the tomato sauce. Hit garlic and onion in butter, then add tomato sauce that you would have bought along with crushed tomatoes and pepper.

Add red wine and sugar and wait for simmering. Separately, boil water and once it is ready, place in it the cabbage head and wait for some minutes.

Another step is to add an egg to rice (cooked), ground beef, and tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Finally, combine the three different major components by rolling the rice mixture in several cabbage leaves, placing them in tomato sauce and then placing in an oven.


Grilled Romaine Salad with Chicken

The ingredients for this dish include not least; maple syrup, corn, honey, parsley, virgin oil, lime juice, zucchini, olive oil, kosher salt, chicken breasts etc.

The best way to understand the preparation of the meal is that you will have to make a dressing. The rest of it is grilling i.e. chicken breast, corn, as well as the vegetables.

Starting with the dressing, place honey or maple syrup in a blender along with lime juice, parsley, onions, cilantro, kosher salt, and extra virgin oil and puree.

Brush the chicken with a mixture of adobo oil, honey, salt and cumin then grill. Grill corn next. Grill halloumi and romaine, and finally zucchini and onion. Be sure to always turn when grilling. The corn will take most of the time.


Wild Mushrooms with Garlic and Parsley

Outside the United States, this recipe’s popularity is still enduring. Examples of the countries where this is the case are Spain, Italy, and France. The necessary ingredients include; kosher salt, garlic, wild mushrooms, cooking oil, and parsley. You may use poultry fat in the place of oil. As for the parsley, the Italian one will work best.

To prepare, rinse mushrooms. Then mince with parsley and garlic. Boil warm water and place the mushrooms in a portion of it. When dried and wilted, add oil.

We started with water prior to this stage as a means of ensuring that the mushrooms are not soaked with lots of oil. Once there is a gentle browning, season with salt and pepper as your taste allows.


Pittsburgh Pierogy Nachos

Pittsburgh inhabitants love pierogies more than you think. There is a part during the Pirates baseball games where funs dress up in clothing indicating different pierogies flavours and then run around the stadium.

That said, the ingredients for this recipe are specific. They are; cornstarch, unsalted butter, yellow onions, cheddar cheese, green onions, kielbasa etc.

To prepare, make a kielbasa mixture, beer mixture, and pierogies too. For the first part, heat butter in a skillet then add kielbasa, salt, and onions. Add salt and wait until the kielbasa is brown. Turn it over. Add sauerkraut and wait for at least one minute. Next are the pierogies.

Melt butter and cook until they are brown. Finally, the beer mixture. Add to the beer evaporated milk and heat. Add cheese and then cheese, salt, and cornstarch slurry. Cook until there is a thickening.


Parmesan Garlic Roasted Tomatoes

For one that grows tomatoes say in the backyard, home grown tomatoes are the best option. This because in such a case you are sure of their quality. Another close option is going to a farmers’ market. Nonetheless, please use any tomatoes that you find if none of these options is available to you.

The ingredients include; Italian seasoning; tomatoes, garlic, and avocado oil. The oil may be replaced with olive oil. To be sure, garlic helps with adding an aroma to the flavour.

For preparations, slice the tomatoes evenly. Next, add seasoning to them as well as cheese. You can then roast them. Please try to ensure consistency while at it. Roasting is a good way to preserve tomatoes which are often abundant in the summer for winter.


Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna is a blend of Italian and Mexican cooking. Another special thing about it is that it employs noodles unlike other lasagnas which are usually cooked with tortillas instead. Other ingredients include; ricotta cheese, chunky salsa, ground beef, one egg, and taco seasoning.

To prepare, heat beef in a skillet until its colour turns from pink. Add seasoning and ensure that they combine well. Separately, mix the egg together with ricotta.

Find a pan, place in it the noodles first, and then the ricotta mixture, then beef, then salsa, and cheese. Repeat the process two more times. Bake in aluminum foil for at least forty minutes. To serve, top with among others, tomatoes, sour cream, green onions etc.


Pretzel Crusted Pork Chops

This recipe will get ready in less than an hour so yeah, it is definitely something worth giving a short. The ingredients among others include; cayenne pepper, butter, honey mustard sauce, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, pork chops, rosemary, Dijon mustard, honey, and Greek yoghurt.

Other spices that you could consider are; thyme, oregano, chili powder, and thyme.

To start preparing, whisk rosemary in yoghurt, honey, and mustard. Place the pork chops in a plastic bag and pour the mixture. Refrigerate overnight.

Remove the pork chops the next day and dredge them in pretzel crumbs. Heat in a skillet for four minutes. Transfer to an oven and bake for at least ten minutes. You can now serve with honey mustard sauce.


Roasted Root Vegetables with Balsamic

Roasted Root Vegetables with Balsamic is a gluten free and vegan dish that should not skip you. It also has a variety of flavours thanks to the different variations of vegetables that it encompasses.

To be more specific, these are some of the ingredients; maple syrup, rutabagas, Brussels sprouts, thyme, brown sugar, celery root, fingerling potatoes, and kabocha squash. Brown sugar is replaceable with honey.

To prepare, gather all the vegetables. Placing a considerable portion of them on the cutting board every now and then, cut them into sizable portions.

Place in a large bowl and toss with maple syrup, honey, oil, black pepper, and vinegar. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for forty or so minutes. Be sure to stir through the veggies at least twice during the baking.


Greek Cucumber Salad

If at all you are not big on cooking then you do not have to worry as this salad does not require any cooking at all. Also, it will be ready in less than fifteen minutes.

The ingredients include; maple syrup, lemon juice, oregano, red onions, black pepper, garlic etc. Maple syrup is replaceable by honey. As for the lemon juice, try as much as possible to get it from fresh juice.

Start on preparation by chopping the vegetables. After that, make the dressing. The specific ingredients for this are maple syrup, olive oil, oregano, pepper, garlic, salt, and lemon juice.

Add the vegetables to the dressing then toss. You can wait to combine if at all you do not intend to eat the salad at the time on which you made it. Refrigerate in that case.


Spring Cobb Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

This is yet another salad that should interest you. The thing with it is that it can be customizable dependent on your preferences.

You may make it thick for instance, or choose to go light. The ingredients include; vinegar, carrots, salmon, kosher salt, parsley, green goddess dressing, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice, and black pepper.

Start on the recipe by pureeing olive oil, vinegar, parsley, Dijon mustard, virgin oil, black pepper, basil, and green onions in a food processor. This makes the green dressing.

Now bake carrots for some twenty minutes. Separately, boil in water eggs and to them add vinegar and kosher salt. Boil green beans and asparagus in a different pot of water too. Once ready, assemble the eggs, vegetables, salmon, and avocado. Drizzle with the dressing.


Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with BBQ Sauce

Beef brisket is meat that is slow cooked. The purpose for this is to breakdown the connectivity tissues. It is not to be confused with pastrami or corned beef.

The total amount of the time it will take for this recipe is up to eight hours. Though a pressure cooker can cut that significantly (i.e. up to one and a half hours).


Balsamic Roasted Green Vegetables

This recipe is a great way to use leftover vegetables. Moreover, it takes a very short time to have it prepared. The ingredients include; bell peppers, zucchini, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, mushrooms, garlic, carrots, onions etc.

It is okay to add any other vegetables of your preference or omit those that you do not like much. Moreover you may as well increase the quantities of the vegetables that you prefer most.

To prepare, assemble the vegetables and then toss them with vinegar, olive oil, and maple syrup. Season with pepper and kosher salt then place in an oven.

Remove once tender and caramelized. Do not forget to preheat (your baking sheet should be in the oven as you do) as this will make the vegetables more crispy.

The ingredients here include; mustard powder, brown sugar, salt, cumin powder, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper.

To prepare, rub the spices over the beef. You do not have to worry about marinating as the cooking process will have the effect.

Now place garlic, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and ketchup in the slow cooker along with the beef. Wait for the eight hours. Finally, place in the oven briefly in order to caramelize.


Roasted Cauliflower Potato and Beet Soup

Roasted Cauliflower Potato and Beet Soup is a great way to transition from a season of festivities as it is relatively light yet delicious still and filled with the requisite energy to keep you going.

The necessary ingredients include; olive oil, cauliflower florets, kosher salt, cumin, thyme, pepper, almond milk, coconut cream etc.

To start off, place cauliflowers, garlic cloves, red onions, and potatoes on a baking sheet then sprinkle with cumin, olive oil, salt, cardamom, and pepper.

Toast and then roast in the oven for at least twenty five minutes. Remove and wait to cool. Transfer the vegetable to a blender along with vegetable broth, beets, and almond milk. Puree.

Pour the contents to a sauce pan and warm. Simmer for ten minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


Cheesy Caramelized French Onion Dip

If you are going to get this dish right, then it is important to note that the magic starts with knowing how to go about cooking the onions. You have to be patient enough and wait on them to soften.

This process is moreover made easier with ensuring that they are sliced thinly.

Other ingredients include; olive oil, garlic, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Greek yoghurt, white wine, olive oil, cream cheese, and rosemary.

To prepare, heat oil in a skillet then add onions, sugar, pepper, and salt. Wait for fifteen minutes. Add garlic then rosemary. Pour in the wine and wait for it to be absorbed.

Add Worcestershire sauce and wait for caramelizing. Now transfer to a blender and add to this mixture, yoghurt, garlic, and cheese.

Process. Add oregano then place in a broil-proof skillet. Broil for five minutes. Garnish with herbs.


Simple Skillet Green Beans

We strictly focus on green beans here but this can be a way to cook yellow wax beans too. You may also mix the two variations.

The steps remain the same. Other ingredients are; garlic, extra virgin oil, kosher salt, water, and extra virgin oil. In the place of extra virgin oil, avocado oil may be used.

To cook, heat the oil in a skillet first. Add the beans and stir them until they turn brown. Add hot chili and red pepper flakes. Add garlic and salt next then cover with a lid.

Once the beans become fragrant, you can add water. Be careful with this step as the beans are likely to burn if you are not. Add water and cook until the beans turn to bright green.


Oven Barbeque Pork Spare Ribs

Who said you cannot prepare barbeque without a grill. If you still believe this, then this recipe is here to disprove you. Moreover, the meat in our case comes out tender and not burnt.

There are majorly three ingredients for the recipe i.e. spare ribs, salt, and barbeque sauce. The others as we will see, are entirely optional.

To prepare, baste the ribs whilst covered. In the last hour, repeat this process twice but this time with the meat uncovered. Season the meat with salt and any other ingredients that you might wish dependent on your taste.

Suggestions here are; black pepper and sazon seasoning. You may add spices of your preference too. Chop the pork into individual pieces and toss in barbeque sauce. When properly coated, bake.


Other Foods to Serve With Pierogies

  1. Chicken and Pork
  2. Sautéed Cabbage
  3. Barbeque Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa
  4. Asian Red Cabbage Slaw

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