Saturday, April 09, 2011

Bacon Pierogi Bake

The Menu:
Bacon Pierogi Bake
( for a picture, please visit Cassie Craves Blog )

The Original Recipe:
As you can see above, I didn't take a picture. I liked Cassie's picture better anyway. This was DELICIOUS!! This is comfort food at it's best, for sure! I used a huge bag of pierogies, and a giant baking dish. It took about 1 hour to bake with the pierogies being frozen, and I doubled the sauce and used about 1/2 a pound of crispy bacon. Yep, I made it fattening... but it was so good!

Bacon Pierogi Bake

adapted from My Recipes

1 16-ounce package frozen potato and cheddar pierogies

4 center-cut bacon slices, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 8-ounce package cream cheese

1/2 cup chicken broth

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup thinly diagonally sliced green onions

1/4 cup chopped seeded plum tomato

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Arrange the pierogies in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cook bacon in a saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan. Set aside.

3. Add garlic to drippings in pan, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add cream cheese to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until cream cheese begins to melt, stirring frequently. Gradually add chicken broth to pan, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over pierogies. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Remove from oven, top with cheese, and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

5. Top with reserved bacon, green onions, tomato, and a sprinkling of black pepper if desired.


Cassie said...

I'm so glad you liked this! It's definitely one of our favorites :)

Amateur Cook said...

No need for a picture here. The ingredients speak for themselves...