15 Minute Pierogi Soup

Do you remember my Kung Fu Panda Soup I made last year? I have served the Kung Fu Soup many times and guess what? I have one child that has decided that he does not like Potstickers anymore. Nice. Just when I think, “Good, I finally have something that ALL three kids like,” one changes his mind. Drives me nuts really. So it came to me that that certain child does like pierogi and as far I can remember the other two like them too. So I am creating this soup all over again with pierogi. A very simple soup that can be jazzed up with a dollop of sour cream, grated cheese, and bacon or served simply as is. Or try slicing kielbasa into it for a more complete meal, need vegetables? Add a bag of shredded cabbage and simmer for about 10 minutes. Either way it does make for a nice wintertime soup.

Pierogi Soup
2 pounds potato and onion frozen pierogi, I used Mrs. T’s
3 T. butter
1/3 cup water
3 green onions, sliced, green parts only
6 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings:
crumbled cooked bacon
sour cream
grated cheddar cheese

In a large skillet with fitted lid, place pierogi, water and butter. Place lid on top and cook over med-high heat until pierogi are steamed through. Remove lid and let the water cook off. Turning pierogi often let them fry in the remaining butter until golden and crispy. Add broth and onion slices. Heat through until hot. Ladle into bowls and serve immediately with suggested toppings. Serves 6.

CAUTION: This is very comforting soup.

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  1. highplainsdrifters
    Posted January 14, 2011 at 9:15 AM | Permalink

    //So it came to me that that certain child does like pierogi and as far I can remember the other two like them too. //

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  2. Big Dude
    Posted January 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM | Permalink

    Everytime I see pierogi's on TV, I wish I had a Slavic grandmother living next door who made them once a week. Never thought about getting them frozen. I'll have to buy a batch and try them in the soup and some other ways.

  3. Sabrina
    Posted January 14, 2011 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

    I will definitely be giving this a try. We have had the kung fu panda soup on a regular basis as well. But mostly because I love it.

  4. oneordinaryday
    Posted January 14, 2011 at 2:07 PM | Permalink

    I'm just in awe of how you take things I look at on a regular basis and turn them into something wonderful, like this soup. I love pierogi and never entertained the thought of turning it into soup. Love it.

    Oh, I wish I did live close enough to go to your classes! Alas, not quite that close. 🙁

  5. tamilyn
    Posted January 15, 2011 at 1:52 AM | Permalink

    Oh sugar-I almost bought some tonight at the store! I'll have to go back so I can make this!

  6. FOODalogue
    Posted January 16, 2011 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

    No need for the warning…it was clear to me from the start that this was a very comforting dish. Keep your sense of humor…that's the only way to survive raising children!!

  7. grace
    Posted January 17, 2011 at 2:35 AM | Permalink

    haHA–i like the disclaimer! heaven forbid one become too comforted! 🙂

  8. Ingrid
    Posted January 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM | Permalink

    Robin Sue, my daughter does that to me ALL the time! This week she'll love something but then a few weeks later I make it again she'll turn up her nose and say "My taste buds have changed, Mama." (I'm mama when she's trying to schmooze me.) The twins will look at her like she's crazy, which in turn causes an argument. This is where it can get ugly. 🙁 lol

    Ok, back to the soup…They all enjoy it. She likes pierogies and not potstickers so this is a winner.

  9. sophiesfoodiefiles
    Posted January 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM | Permalink

    Waw!! Your peirogi soup looks tremendously tasty!!

    Waw!! Indeed, a grand comfort soup!


  10. Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 1:31 PM | Permalink

    It is so cold that I have been making soup after soup. This one sounds good and great for busy weeknights like tonight 🙂

  11. something good
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 4:17 PM | Permalink

    what a nice idea! and if you convince your kids to eat, that's a really winning soup!

  12. Lil Sis Boombah
    Posted January 28, 2011 at 1:07 PM | Permalink

    Ok, I live in Arkansas and we are having a "souper bowl" contest at work next week. Hubby is a Pittsburgh fan so I was thinking something to do with peiorgi…I'm sure there will be plenty of cheese soup on hand already! And I've always associated peiorgi with Pittsburgh. Don't know if this will qualify as a Pittsburgh recipe, but no one around here will know the difference anyway! I'm going to give it a try and will post your URL on the name card unless you object. Sounds wonderful.

  13. Robin Sue
    Posted January 28, 2011 at 2:29 PM | Permalink

    Lil sis- sounds like a fun time!! Enjoy the soup!

  14. Anonymous
    Posted November 27, 2011 at 2:49 AM | Permalink

    My grandma used to make me pierogi soup whenever I came over. Very simple – just chicken broth, a little yellow onion and some spinach. It was my absolute favorite, and now that I am grown and she is gone, I make it for myself whenever I need some Grandma-caliber comfort. FYI, if anyone is on a diet, the pierogis don't need to be sauteed/fried in butter – my grandma put them straight into the soup.

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