German Style Pierogies

Prep Time:
5 minutes

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Total Time:
25 minutes


German Style Pierogies

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Dive into a German-inspired culinary journey with our twist on a classic: German Style Pierogis using ready-made dumplings.

Begin by boiling your store-bought pierogis, following the package's instructions to ensure they achieve the right tenderness. As they cook, turn to a skillet and melt a generous dollop of butter. Introduce diced onions, sausage and kale. As these ingredients sizzle and meld, incorporate the diced green apples, adding a hint of crispness and sweetness. Continue cooking until everything is well-browned and the kale softens. Once ready, transfer the mixture to a platter.

In the same skillet, with a touch more butter, brown the pierogis to a golden hue. Their crispy exterior pairs wonderfully with the soft kale and robust sausage.

For the sauce, deglaze the skillet with beer, letting its flavors combine with the residual butter, a hint of honey mustard and a drizzle of organic honey. This sauce seamlessly marries the savory with the sweet, taking the dish up a notch.

To assemble, lavish the pierogis with the sauce, amplifying their taste. A final dollop of sour cream adds creaminess and a tangy contrast to the dish's rich undertones.

These German style pierogies are sure to impress your guests, as an appetizer or the main dish.



  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pierogies according to packaging instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add onion, sausage, kale and apple.
  3. Cook until browned and kale is soft, about 8 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a large platter.
  4. In same skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add pierogies and brown until crispy, about 4 minutes per side. Place on top of kale.
  5. Deglaze pan with beer, cook down for 2 minutes. Add remaining butter, mustard, honey and sour cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle over pierogies and serve.

TIP: If pierogies are unavailable, substitute with cheese tortellini.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test Kitchen