I used to make perogies with my housemates in college. They were a great way to bond as we sat around stuffing and folding these delicious dumplings. With the weather still pretty frigid, I decided to break out my recipe for perogies and share it with you!



  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Potatoes
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Onion


  1. Bake the potatoes or nuke them in the microwave.
  2. In a mixer or bowl, mix together the eggs, salt, water, and flour.
  3. Knead the dough for at least 2 minutes to form a nice dough.
  4. Let the dough rest and use that time to remove the skins from the potatoes and place them in a bowl.
  5. Shred the cheddar cheese and mash it into the potatoes.
  6. Start a pot of water to bowl (it can be half filled).
  7. Chop the onion and start cooking it in a pan with some oil.
  8. Roll out the dough thin and cut into circles. If you don’t have a circle cutter, you can use a drinking glass. The top will cut out nice sized circles for perogies.
  9. Add a spoonful of filling onto half the circle of dough. Fold the dough over and pinch it shut.
  10. Drop the perogies a few at a time into the pot. I did 4 at a time in a quart pot.
  11. When the perogies begin to float, scoop them out and fry them in the pan with the onion until they are golden brown on both sides.
  12. Serve warm with the onions and a light sprinkle of salt. They can be a main course or go great with sausage and cabbage or chilli dogs!


3 thoughts on “Perogies

  1. Your directions and photos make these look easy to make. I love pirogies and will definitely try making my own! I will have to use a glass to cut the dough, but your circle cutter looks cool!


    1. I love the circle cutter! It’s actually for ravioli, but works well for other projects.

      If you have leftover dough, you can also do sweet perogies filled with blueberries or chocolate chip and marshmallow for dessert.


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