I’m a Polish redhead and I absolutely love pierogi soup!
I don’t like Polish jokes. I get a bit heated if I hear one. I turn all red, and my ears get hot. lol
This is no joke…I grew up eating fresh pierogies from the Farmer’s Market, and I also remember making homemade ones with my family, in fact it’s one of the last memories I shared with my brother before he passed. When I went out on my own, I started buying Mrs. T’s Pierogies because they are so low fat, and available. I usually just sauté them with a little olive oil, and onions. My Mom has a wonderful way to make them where she adds cottage cheese at the end and it gets all creamy and cheesy.
Oh, no matter how you eat them, they are so comforting.
What Pierogi are best to use?
So, while we were out on Saturday, we stopped at Costco and it was jam packed. They had their “samples” at the end of every aisle. Love that.
They had 2 employees that had set up a “Pierogi camp” where they were giving away samples of cooked pierogies. Here’s the big bag of pierogies I
was brainwashed into ended up buying…
I chose the potato and onion flavor because they are my favorite. Mind you, I had no intention of making soup until the check out lady told me she throws her left over pierogies in soup.
STOP RIGHT THERE.
Say what? This women is a genius! My husband looked at me and said, “Sounds post worthy to me!” I said, “Sure does, I’ll do it for us tonight.”
So…I came up with my very own little “Pierogi Soup” recipe. This isn’t low in carbs, but it’s low in fat, and very very comforting with out being horribly bad for you.
I was tempted to a add a dollop of sour cream, but I chickened out. I think I might try that next time.
Here’s a few photos I took that night, and the recipe follows. Feel free to use any pierogies you wish, but Peter and Pat’s Pierogies knocked my babushka off my head. They were DELISH.
(See more soup recipes at bottom)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium sweet onion sliced thin
- frozen potato & onion pierogies (2 dozen-I used Peter & Pats version from Costco, but any will due)
- 49.5 oz. can of chicken broth
- 3-4 cups fresh raw spinach cleaned well
- sliced fresh mushroom (optional)
- salt & pepper
In large frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté onions on medium heat until caramelized (dark brown on edges). Add a little salt & pepper to onions as they are cooking.
While the onions are cooking, put frozen pierogies on microwave safe plate and defrost them. I usually keep mine uncovered and let them go on high in the microwave for 2 minutes. They don't have to be completely thawed. You could also just let them thaw on the counter before hand, or run under warm water.
When onions are done, remove them from the pan into a bowl and set aside.
Add last tablespoon of olive oil to pan, and turn on medium heat.
Add peirogies and cook until slightly browned on both sides (see photo). Add a little salt & pepper to pierogies while they are cooking.
When pierogies are done, add entire can of chicken broth, the onions, and the spinach to the pan.
Bring everything to a simmer and let cook for about 2-3 minutes.
If you're adding sliced mushrooms add them now.
Season the soup with a little more salt & pepper.
Serve in soup bowls and tell your guests to cut the pierogies on the side of the bowl with the spoon they are using. It works like a charm!
For little kiddos, you will need to cut pirogies.
This was so good! Enjoy!
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I’m sorry to hear about your brother. This food looks amazing! I’ve got to try that soup for my husband YUMMMMMY! Happy Tuesday Julie!
I LOVE this & the timing couldn’t be better. My Godmother was Polish and we have made homemade pierogies every year since I was a little gal. I posted about them a little over 3 yrs ago & am re-vamping the post later this month. I cannot WAIT to try some of them in this soup – Hubs is excited too. Great idea, Julie and pinned!!
I bet this would be great w some slices of smoked sausage (kielbasi) dropped in. 🙂
Perfecto, Linda!!! Will do that next time!
so funny, I was thinking exactly the same thing 🙂
Sounds super delish – can’t wait to try it!
I’ve never heard of these but they sound amazing, potato and onion! YUM. Wonder if costco still sells them, I’m going to look, thanks for sharing your recipe with us!
Holy moly, Kristin! Pierogis are Polish. You must try, girl!!
Julie, sounds delish. I’m 1/2 Slovak and grew up on pierogies too! We pronounce them ‘peh-doe-hees’! I remember my Pop-Pop making them with sauerkraut and also with lekvar, along with the regular fillings!
I’m craving some of Pop Pop’s pet-doe-hees right now!!
I get the best of both I’m polish hungarian and slovak. .do u still make szallonna by the fire??
Ohhhh yesss, I am also 1/2 Polish and LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE pierogis! My Mom learned to make them from my Dad’s sisters I enjoy most all of the traditional Polish fillings, except the Prune! This sounds like a very tasty recipe! Thanks for making my mouth water like a rabid dog, lol!!!!
I know, right!! I never tried prune, lol. It was mostly sour kraut and farmers cheese, but my fav is the potato.
I have never had pierogies but I will look for them. This soup looks delicious!
You’re kidding!? You must try them, Jane!! Traditionally we sauté them in butter and onions and then put a big dollop of sour cream on them. Pure heaven.
YUMMY! i have never heard of this soup, but now I have to give it a try. We prepare soup a couple of days per week in the colder months. Glad to have it on my pin board!
I love pierogies, Julie, but have never had pierogi soup. I am absolutely going to make this.
Looks good to Dad in NY.
dropped some butter / onion fried mrs t perogies into progresso Italian wedding soup. oh my soooooo good thanks for the inspiration
OMGosh! I don’t usually read recipes from other people, but when I saw pierogis, I was lost! My former neighbor was Polish thru and thru and every Christmas she would make skadoodles (that’s a ton and a half, assorted :-)) of them! Then she’d invite me for Christmas diner and we always had pierogis. I loved the sauerkraut/potato ones best but she also made onion/farmers cheese, mushroom/kraut
My grandmother was from Poland and she was a fabulous cook. Everything from scratch!
She handmade her perogis even made her own egg noodles for soups. Your soups look delicious and easy. I hope to try some soon.
I love your story about your grandma! My grandma I called Nano and she did the same ♥️