Father's Day has come and gone, but recipes keep flowing here!
Mr. TCW is a major perogies guy. I bet he could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner no problem! They remind me of my childhood, too, because it is a meal my dad, sister, and I really enjoyed (my dad would buy a huge bag and we would try and count how many perogies came in a bag over the course of multiple meals.) I have made homemade perogies once and they were AMAZING! However, my lack of skill and patience made me realize that buying them store-bought is much easier (maybe when kiddo starts school I can venture down that road again.)
Now, typically most people either boil or fry their perogies. I am partial to boiling them and then frying them. Occasionally though, I like creating oven-baked perogies in tomato sauce! I remember seeing a photo on the box of perogies and thinking "hey, I can create something awesome like that!" And I must say, they were fantastic! Super easy, and little effort at all. I use a homemade sauce, but store-bought will work perfectly here. My dutch oven is quite small, but it still managed to hold a whole box of perogies.
Oven-Baked Perogies in Tomato Sauce
A fast and simple meal during the week! Oven-baked perogies in tomato sauce uses frozen perogies and your favorite sauce!
- 1 (2.2 lbs) box frozen perogies
- 1 (28 oz can) diced tomatoes
- 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup red wine
- ½ cup vegetable broth
- ½ tsp. dried parsley
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- ¼ tsp. dried thyme
- ½ tsp. dried oregano
- ½ tbsp. tomato paste
- 4 oz fresh spinach
- Salt and pepper
- Parmesan cheese. grated
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic. Continue cooking until mushrooms have some coloring to them. Deglaze pan with wine. Simmer for a couple of minutes. Add in tomato paste and cook for another couple of minutes. Add in broth, tomatoes, herbs, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes.
- Stir in spinach. In a dutch oven, add some of the sauce to the bottom of the pan. Layer with perogies, then sauce, and continue until nothing remains. Top with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake, covered at 375F for 20 min. Remove cover and cook for another 20-30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g
I feel these oven-baked perogies in tomato sauce can be amped up even more by adding more veggies (maybe portobellos next time!) For the non-vegetarian, add meat would definitely build heartiness. Maybe a great way to use leftover spaghetti sauce? My dad could totally eat this since if I decided to leave out any onions, but again, another recipe that can be customized to your liking.
This dish looks soooooo tasty! I'm with you, easier to purchase perogies from the store. I wish I could have that bite right off of the picture! 🙂
Sooooo easy, Judy!
Did you boil the perogies before?
I did not! With the amount of liquid from the tomatoes you should be good 🙂
Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
So with you on premade pierogies! I love them just as much and I don't have to slave away! LOVE this recipe!
Homemade perogies are so good, but I get my fill from the local mom-and-pop shop that make them homemade 🙂
Joanie @ ZagLeft
My husband's grandmother showed my how to make perogies years ago but i haven't made them since - so much work, I suppose. Someday I'll give it a go. This recipe sounds perfect and store bought perogies make it so easy!
Thanks, Joanie! We have family who can make homemade perogies and I definitely want to give them another shot, but like you said, so much work it feels!
I must admit I have never had perogies and seeing your delicious dish makes me want to try it right now. Sure looks like the perfect comfort food!
Never had perogies?! Ahhhh! You are missing out 🙂 Seriously though, you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (and pan-frying them is just as great!)
Justine | Cooking and Beer
I definitely grew up on perogies and this takes me straight back to my childhood! I'm totally with you. While making perogies is fun. It's sometimes better to just buy the store-bought ones! Love this!
Glad to hear you grew up with them as well 🙂
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
I love perigees and anything in tomato sauce is a winner for me.
Stephanie @ Back for Seconds
Oh this looks awesome! We LOVE perogies!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
We're super Polish and I think my grandmother would roll over in her grave if she saw me use frozen pierogies. But man, they do make life easier, don't they? And I love that you went with tomato sauce here, such a great twist!
Ahaha, Kim, I am glad you admit the frozen ones are much easier, but I will say, homemade perogies do have have this uniqueness about them (soooo good!)
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free
Oh, this looks like the perfect comfort food! I really need to give pierogies a try at home!
Really worth it, Alisa! Not sure about making them dairy-free (though vegan cheese could possibly work in them.)
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
What a great way to use perogies.... I wouldn't have thought of that - great recipe!
I know! My dad was the one who suggested the idea when he saw a picture on the box.
Trish - Mom On Timeout
Dang do these look good! Can't wait to try this recipe out, I know my family will love it!
I love perogies, but I never know quite what to do with them. LOVE this recipe, Kacey!
Do you thaw the perogies first or do they go into the oven frozen?
Hi Richard! You place them into the oven frozen (sorry I did clarify that in the instructions!)
Going to try this recipe tonight, my daughter is allergic to dairy so cooking them in a tomato sauce looks such a great idea, can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing
It was delicious, both girls loved it and husband too - the pot scraped clean!