Pierogi Pasta Shells
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min.
These were delicious! I cut the recipe into 1/4 for just my husband and me. That would have called for 18oz of mashed potatoes but the container I picked up was 16oz. It still worked out fine. I didn't use the onions on top. I fixed the "dryness" issue by putting the shells very close together in a greased dish, then topping them with mostly-drained Italian-style diced tomatoes. I served it with a side of roasted parmesan asparagus. SO GOOD. The juices from the tomatoes kept the bottoms of the shells from drying out. It also helped when re-heating. I'd definitely recommend trying it with tomatoes. We will make this again.
I made my own mashed potatoes. They might have been a little denser, but worked fine. I added butter and milk. I used a Pampered Chef med. scoop to fill them and it worked great. The perfect size. I just squished them a little when done. I melted a little butter and garlic and spread that on the bottom of the dish instead of greasing it. I then covered the dish and put them in the oven at a lower temperature 250 degrees, then lowered it just to keep them warm, as I didn't know what time the family was getting home. I didn't uncover it at all as I figured that was what was drying them out. They were good, everyone liked them. Not dry at all. Next time I would add more seasoning, as I like a stronger flavor. Oh, my husband said they looked like slugs. ;) but very tasty ones. :)
I am planning on trying these with our July fourth celebration. I'm going to try pouring cream of mushroom soup in to help keep the pasta from drying out!
very good...just did not reheat well for me
My husband and I thought these were very good. We used instant garlic mashed potatoes and melted cheddar in with them. I then thinly sliced an onion and sauted in butter poured over the top and baked as directed...my only complaint is the shells were dry...is there any way to reheat these without them drying out?
This is a family favorite.
A good recipe that the whole family enjoys!
I have mad ethis many times, but I use fried up onions and garlic and add them to the potato mix. Stuff them set aside, Brown up another onion, and gently stir them with the stuffed shells. I cover and bake for 20 minutes.
I cheated and substitute the spices for Bob Evan's Garlic Mash Potatoes. I found it the easiest to fill the shells by placing the potato mix into a Ziplock back, snipping a corner, and piping it into them.
Loved this recipe. I added fresh chopped broccoli. Best friend is vegetarian and she really liked it too