Smothered Pierogies

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 30th
  • Ready In45m
  • Servings4
  • Calories610
Sausage, onions, peppers and mushrooms turn frozen pierogies into a delicious treat. This simple meal takes only 45 minutes to prepare. This recipe is so versatile. Try experimenting with different sausages, vegetables and cheeses.

Smothered Pierogies Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Smothered Pierogies for 4 servings:

  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 20 ounces frozen pierogies
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

Smothered Pierogies Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook25m
  • Ready In45m

To cook Smothered Pierogies, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Smothered Pierogies is about 25 minutes , and you can serve your Smothered Pierogies within 45 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Smothered Pierogies easily:

  1. 1 Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in the Italian sausage. Cook and stir until crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease, then remove the sausage from the skillet and place into a bowl.
  2. 2 Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet. Stir in the onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper; cook and stir until the onion is golden, and the peppers are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and mushrooms; cook for 1 minute more. Season with parsley, garlic powder, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then scrape the vegetables into the bowl with the sausage.
  3. 3 Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the pierogies into the hot oil, and cook until golden brown on each side and hot in the center, about 5 minutes. Spoon the sausage and vegetable mixture over the pierogies. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and Romano cheese. Cover, and cook until the cheese has melted.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 610 calories; 30.9 grams of fat; 50.7 grams of carbohydrates; 31.9 grams of protein; 72 milligrams of cholesterol; 1433 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 1st 2014

    Thought I would change up my usual recipe. This was a lot more work. I slice partially frozen kielbasa in a pan with a slivered onion and some butter. By then, the pierogies are partially th ...

  2. Jan 21st 2013

    I thought this was amazing. The kids not so much and ate the plain pierogies. (Keep in mind they eat them plain even when I make a red sauce to go on top) I used a packet of McCormick's pork ...

  3. Jan 7th 2012

    I was really excited to try these so I guess I set myself high up for disappointment. They came out a little dry. They could definately benefit from some kind of sauce, maybe even just some ...

  4. Nov 8th 2011

    This is a tasty way to make frozen pierogies a bit more fancy but I didn't follow this recipe too tightly. (hence the 3 stars)I changed out mozzarella for gouda because I don't like mozzare ...

  5. Oct 6th 2011

    I used ground beef because I did not have sausage. The flavor was good, but just as I suspected it was on the dry side. It needs some sort of sauce or gravy to hold everything together. I ...

  6. Sep 28th 2011

    I made this last night and I didn't think my kids could eat so much. My 10 year old son had two huge portions and so did my daughter. I had made a little more than was called for and there ...

  7. Jun 27th 2011

    I was looking for a way to use periogies differently then just frying them in butter. When I found this I knew it would be a hit with the family. With cheese and bell peppers, what could go ...

  8. Jun 13th 2011

    I made this recipe without the sausage and it was still delicious. It's very pleasing to the eye as well. Some reviewers on here say they boiled the piergoies instead of sauteing them but I ...

  9. May 24th 2011

    This is such a yummy, easy, relatively inexpensive recipe. The recipe was wonderful as is, but I did make a few changes just based on personal taste and preference. I made the sausage into ...