Old Fashioned Homemade Polish Potato Pierogies

Potato pierogies are a classic Polish comfort food dish. You can make these "dumplings" with your favorite filling, but I prefer potato. You can serve them as a side dish or make a large batch for an entree.

My Grandma was mostly Polish and I remember her cooking fondly. Her dumplings were one of my favorite meals ever! One meal that I always wanted her to make was pierogies because I had seen them in the stores and I knew they were a Polish food. She never made them, unfortunately. So when we had an amazing girl from Poland come to stay with them I immediately asked if she knew how to make them. Oh yes, she did! They are AMAZING! So, I decided to share them with you guys. Enjoy these amazing Homemade Potato Pierogies!

Note: I used Einkorn flour in this recipe because it’s an ancient grain that we can tolerate, even though we are gluten-free. I tried using gluten-free flour mix to make the dough and it did not hold up. 

Homemade Potato Pierogies
Yield: Makes about 40

Homemade Potato Pierogies

Potato pierogies are a classic Polish comfort food dish. You can make these "dumplings" with your favorite filling, but I prefer potato. You can serve them as a side dish or make a large batch for an entree.


  • For the dough:
  • 4 cups einkorn flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 Tbsp grass-fed butter, plus 2 Tbsp for frying onion
  • 1 pastured egg
  • For the filling:
  • 4 medium organic potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 organic onion, diced
  • 1 (16 oz) container cottage cheese
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper


    1. Peel the potatoes and boil in a saucepan filled with water. When they are cooked, remove from water and allow to cool completely.
    2. In a large mixing bowlsift the flour.
    3. In a glass, melt the butter in hot water and stir.
    4. Pour into flour, add in the egg.
    5. On a floured surface, work the dough with your hands.
    6. Roll it into a ball and wrap in saran wrap.
    7. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    8. Chop the onion.
    9. In a skillet, fry the onion in 2 Tbsp butter until clear.
    10. In a mixing bowl mash the potatoes, onions, and cottage cheese together. Add salt and pepper to taste. You want it to be more on the salty side (about 1/2 tsp).
    11. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it out on a floured surface.
    12. Using a large round glass, cut out circles in the dough.
    13. Fill the dough circle with 1 Tbsp of the filling and fold it in half.
    14. Pinch the sides together so they are sealed, then crimp them.

    15. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add a pinch of salt and a little oil.
    16. Drop the pierogies in one by one and allow them to boil, when they float to the top of the water they are ready.

    17. Using a slotted spoon, remove them from the water and put them onto a plate, cover with a lid from a pan to keep them warm.
    18. Serve with your favorite accompaniments: sour cream, gravy, butter, etc.
    19. These homemade potato pierogies also freeze well.

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6 Replies to “Old Fashioned Homemade Polish Potato Pierogies”

  1. Thank you sovery much fir this recipe! Am trying it today! Has been nany years since I gave had puerogues and only cook with Einkorn.

  2. I am excitedly making your pierogi recipe and I assume the egg goes into the flour with the water and butter. Correct?

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