This recipe is a total hit! If you’re a fan of pierogis, this is the casserole for you! Potatoes, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and caramelized onions are layered with lasagna noodles to make this easy to assemble Pierogi Casserole!
I have a cookbook addiction, so when I was asked if I wanted a copy of Addie Gundry‘s new cookbooks, Family Favorite Casserole Recipes and, No-Bake Desserts, I immediately jumped on the opportunity!
Right away I was impressed by the book! I thought of each one of my readers as I flipped through, and so many of these recipes were things you would LOVE like; Cinnamon Roll Casserole, French Onion Soup Casserole, Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole, Strawberry Icebox Casserole, and Philly Cheesesteak Casserole.
Because I love pierogis, I knew that this was the recipe I wanted to make and share! And boy oh boy am I glad I did! This casserole was so delicious, and so comforting, I could have eaten it for a week. What also makes this recipe so great, is that it is the perfect opportunity to use up leftover mashed potatoes.
Family Favorite Casserole Recipes is filled with so many ideas – 103 to be exact, that you’ll always have something to make for dinner. Every recipe in the book looked fantastic. I actually don’t even have the book right now because my friend stole it the night that she came for dinner… and she doesn’t cook very often. Her daughter is picky too, and she gobbled up every bite of the her dinner – eating the bacon first, of course. The recipes in the cookbook were so enticing that I included two of them in my August Menu Plan; Chicken Divan Casserole, and this Pierogi Casserole.
If you’re looking for a good cookbook, with easy, kid-friendly recipes, this is the one for you. It’s perfect for families, and the recipes would also all be fantastic pot-luck meals! So many options, one cookbook…
Let’s talk more about this Pierogi Casserole…
Oh.. M.. Gee! So yummy! I know, that’s a great way to explain it, isn’t it? But it was. It was just so yummy, and tastes just like a pierogi! (Tip: if you’re following my August menu – boil the lasagna noodles for the lasagna recipe at the end of the month and assemble it at the same time – you’ll use some of the same ingredients, and you’ll have the spaghetti sauce all ready! Two birds… one stone. My kinda meals!)
1 box lasagna noodles
3 1/2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
5 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, sliced
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup half and half
1/ cup sour cream
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups ricotta cheese, drained
12 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Using tongs, gently remove noodles and lay flat on a lightly greased baking sheet and covered with a damp towel until ready to use.
In the same pot the pasta was cooked in, add potatoes and cook until tender – about 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp each butter and olive oil until shimmering. Add the onions and sugar and sauce until the onions are golden and caramelized – about 15 minutes.
Using a whisk mash potatoes with remaining butter, milk, half and half, sour cream, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in 3 cups cheddar cheese.
Place lasagna noodles on the bottom of the baking dish. Top with 1 cup of ricotta. Spread one-third of the mashed potatoes over the ricotta then top with one-third each other the bacon, and onions. Top with lasagna noodles. Repeat and layer another third of the potatoes, onions and bacon. Place the last noodles on top, then remaining mashed potatoes, onions and bacon. Top with remaining cheddar cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
Serve. Add a dollop of sour cream to the side or right on top. It compliments the casserole so well!
I told you, it was super easy! And if you have mashed potatoes leftover… dinner goes even quicker! Yay! Thank you, Addie, for writing such a fantastic cookbook. I know that there will be all sorts of recipes that I will be sharing.
If you like Mom’s Bistro, get a copy of Addie’s new book, Family Favorite Casserole Recipes. You’ll try to come through the computer screen to hug me.
Although I did receive these cookbooks in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way. This is an amazing cookbook!