Cream cheese adds richness to a mixture of sauteed vegetables and sausage. Pour it all over packaged frozen pierogi. (You don't even have to thaw them!) The recipe from Jan Valdez of Chicago was a finalist in our Best of the Midwest® recipe contest.




  • Place the frozen pierogi in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large saucepan cook the onion in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until just tender. Stir in the sliced sausage, mushrooms and garlic. Cook and stir 3 minutes more. Add the spinach, cream cheese, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat to melt cream cheese. Pour the sausage mixture over the pierogi in the baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

  • Bake, uncovered, in a 400° oven about 30 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; 18 g total fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 1204 mg sodium. 29 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein;