Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pierogi Casserole

This looks like a lasagna, but tastes just like a real pierogi. The creamy mashed potato and cheese filling is so good. So simple to make.


9 lasagna noodles, uncooked
4 cups homemade mashed potatoes, your own favorite recipe
3 large onions
4 Tablespoons butter
1 pound bacon, cooked in sauté pan, drain on paper towel, then dice into small pieces
2 cups Cheddar cheese
Scallions for garnish if desired


1. In a large stockpot fill with water and bring to boil, place lasagna noodles in water, boil according to directions on package, but take out 2 minutes before because your cooking again in oven. When noodles are done, rinse with cold water and place flat on a cookie sheet to prevent from not sticking.
2. In a large sauté pan, melt butter, on low-medium heat caramelize the onions for about 30 minutes. Then set aside
3.Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
4. In a large bowl, combine mashed potatoes, onions, half the bacon, and 1 cup of cheddar.
4. Spray the bottom of a 13x9 dish with cooking spray, place 3 noodles on the bottom, evenly spread 1/3 of the potato mixture on noodles, then repeat twice, the top layer will be the noodles, save 1 cup mashed potatoes mixture for the top of the noodles, then top with the remaining 1 cup cheddar and bacon. Bake for 30 minutes covered,  or until heated through. Then remove from oven, take foil off, place back in oven for 5-10 minutes until cheese is golden brown. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.


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