Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Bacon & Onion Perogy Bake

My love of perogies continues..... This time I'm not making perogies from scratch, as I did HERE.   I'm not using them as a pizza topping, as I did HERE.

This time, I'm dumping some frozen, purchased (gasp!) perogies into an 8x8 inch baking dish.  Then I'm topping them with a few not so healthy but oh so delicious ingredients, including BACON!!  Lastly, I cover them with aluminum foil, and bake for 40 short minutes for a perfect little comfort food dinner.

Here is the short, but magical list of ingredients:

-20 frozen perogies
-3/4 cup finely diced onion
-4 slices bacon, diced
-2/3 cup half and half cream
-1/8 tsp pepper
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional).  But who doesn't like cheese?  Seriously.

-Spray a glass 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Place perogies in the baking dish and set aside.  Don't worry about arranging them nicely....just dump them in!

-Fry diced bacon until crisp.  Drain, reserving 1 tbsp of drippings.  Sprinkle bacon over perogies.

-Fry onions until slightly softened (about 5 minutes) in reserved 1 tbsp of drippings.  Sprinkle onions over perogies and bacon.

-Combine half and half, salt, and pepper.  Pour over perogy mixture.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated 400F oven for approximately 35 to 40 minutes.  Uncover and sprinkle cheese on top.  Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until melted.


This would also be amazing to garnish with some sour cream and chives (to make it almost like a baked potato!)  Adding some dill to the half and half mixture would also be something worth trying.

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