Ham and Cheese Pierogi Recipe

This pierogi recipe with ham, cheese, and broccoli makes a whole meal in one pan. It’s a great quick and easy weeknight dinner that everyone will love!

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What Is A Pierogi?

Perogies are like ravioli, but instead of being filled with cheese, they are filled with mashed potatoes! Perogies are very popular in eastern European cuisine. I tried to eat them as much as possible when I went to Prague and Poland!

When I think of mashed potatoes I think of ham, cheese, and broccoli, so I combined them all together in this hearty, cheesy, Ham and Cheese Pierogi recipe!

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Frozen Pierogies

For this pierogi recipe, I am using frozen perogies I found in the freezer section of the grocery store.

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Ham and Cheese Pierogi Recipe

First you’ll need some ham — leftover ham from Thanksgiving or Christmas works great in this pierogi recipe! If you don’t have any leftover ham, you can just buy a few slices from the deli — make sure they slice it about 1/4″ thick. Chop the ham into bite size pieces and set aside.

Next melt some butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add the chopped onions and broccoli.

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Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Remove vegetables to a plate, then add the ham and cook until lightly browned.

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When browned, remove the ham to the plate with the vegetables and set aside.

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Melt a little more butter in the skillet, then add the frozen pierogies and cook until bottom is slightly brown and toasted.

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For the Pierogi Sauce…

Add the chicken broth to the skillet, reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid, and simmer for 15 minutes until liquid is mostly absorbed.

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Then add the ham and vegetables back into the pan, then the cream, salt and pepper to taste, and stir gently to combine.

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We’re almost done now!! Top the entire thing with plenty of shredded cheese. I used white cheddar here.

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Broil in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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And that’s it! A super quick and easy pierogi recipe that makes a whole meal.

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Look at that pierogi filling!!

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Hope you love this gooey, cheesy pierogi recipe as much as we do!

Ham and Cheese Pierogi Recipe

Yield: 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 2 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 3/4 lb ham, diced
  • 12 frozen pierogi
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Swiss, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, etc)

Directions:

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and broccoli and cook until the onions are golden and brown, about 10 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a plate. Add the ham and cook until lightly browned. Remove the ham to the plate with the vegetables.
  2. In the same skillet, melt the remaining butter, then add the pierogi to the pan in a single layer. Cook on one side for 3-5 minutes until lightly browned.  Add the broth, then reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the broth is mostly absorbed.
  3. Add the ham and vegetables back into the pan. Add the cream, salt and pepper to taste, and stir to combine. Top with shredded cheese. Broil in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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