Friday, November 16, 2007

Here it is kids: Pierogi Casserole

Pieroggi Casserole aka "Artery-clogging, cheese-filled, butter-laden goodness"

1 onion, minced (or whatever you call it) (half or whole, depending how much you like)
1 stick of butter (no margarine. Blech. If you're going to do it - go balls to the wall)
Mashed potatoes or potato buds (prepare them – enough for about 4-6 servings)
Lasagna noodles
Shredded cheese (I use the taco cheese: cheddar/jack, at home I used Kroger's "casserole blend.")
Salt & pepper (to taste)

You can use a 9 x 13 baking dish, or since all I had was a pie plate, I used that.

Just boil the noodles and put them to the side.
Make the mashed potatoes (Don't make them too solidy and starch-like, b/c the liquid will bake out and dry out)
Sautee the onions with the butter – as much or as little as you’d like.

In the pan, put a layer of lasagna noodles, a layer of mashed potatoes and then drizzle some of the butter/onion mix on top of the potatoes. Then a layer of cheese. Then keep going: layer of lasagna noodles, mashed potatoes, butter/onion mix and cheese... End up with a layer of lasagna noodles on top. I sprinkle with a bit of cheese and butter. (I usually do about 3 layers, 4 if C. is lucky.)

Then, I just put it in the oven (or toaster oven, blech) for about 20 minutes on 350 or so degrees. Just until it looks “right," or until I'm so hungry I can't stand it.

*NOTE: When I used to use real potatoes, this was an all-day affair. Now with those potato buds I'm golden.


Turtle Parade said...


OH my gosh, I can't wait to make this.

Not sure when, but I will.

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

:-) YAY!

TLC said...

i think i'm gonna have to make this for my husband.

oh, and i think you should call it "balls to the wall pierogi casserole"


wrestling kitties said...

I am making this for my sister and I whose favorite color foods are white!!! ;-) This looks yummy!!!

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

The last time I made this, I actually mixed the potatoes and butter/onion mixture together and it worked out just fine.

Enjoy ya'll . Let me know what you think.

M said...

Yay! Pierogi casserole. I've had KB's version and it's fab.

I can't think of a human who wouldn't like this.

So instant mashed potatos work? Good to know.

Nadja said...

That is one sexy looking casserole...