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Lazy Pierogi Bake Recipe

A favorite dish in our family is pierogi—tasty pockets of dough filled with cottage cheese and onions. Making pierogi is time-consuming, so my mom created this easy casserole.—Sandy Starks, Amherst, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 3 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • 2. In the drippings, saute onions until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add mushrooms; cook until tender. Stir in sauerkraut and half of the bacon. In a large bowl, combine the soup, milk, celery seed and pepper. Drain pasta.
  • 3. Place a fourth of the pasta in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Layer each with a fourth of the sauerkraut and soup mixture. Repeat layers.
  • 4. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining bacon. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 196 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 454 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.