Spinach and Cheese Pierogi

Spinach and Cheese Pierogi

Pierogi are undoubtedly one of the most popular and delicious dishes in Polish and Eastern European cuisine. The elastic, delicate dough is filled with various fillings — from sweet to savory.



  • Cake flour – 500 g
  • Water – 120 ml
  • Egg – 1 piece
  • Oil – 20 ml
  • Salt – 1.5 g


  • Fresh spinach – 300 g
  • Semi-fat cottage cheese – 150 g
  • Feta cheese – 100 g
  • Onion – 0.5 piece
  • Butter – 40 g
  • Garlic cloves – 2 pieces
  • Salt – 1 g
  • Black pepper – 0.5 g



Step 1: Combine the Ingredients In a bowl, add flour and salt, mix, then add egg, water, and oil, and mix.

Step 2: Knead the Dough With clean hands, knead the dough for 6-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.

Step 3: Wrap the Dough in Plastic Wrap Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and set it aside for about 30 minutes while you prepare the filling.


Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Wash the spinach and drain it, then chop it.

Step 2: Fry the Ingredients Heat butter in a pan, then sauté garlic and onion in it. When the vegetables start to become translucent, add spinach and wait until it releases its juice. Fry for another 2-3 minutes until the juice is almost reduced to zero. Set the pan aside to cool.

Step 3: Combine the Cheeses with the Rest of the Ingredients To the cooled spinach filling, add cottage cheese and feta, seasonings, and mix well.

Step 4: Cut the Dough into Pierogi Take the dough out of the plastic wrap, then roll it out into a thin sheet. Take a glass and start cutting out circles from the dough.

Step 5: Fill the Pierogi Place the filling in the middle of each dough circle, then fold each circle in half and seal the edges together. The sealed dough should form crescent-shaped pierogi.

Step 6: Cook the Pierogi Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then add the pierogi. The pot should be large enough for the pierogi to float freely. Cooking the pierogi should take about 2-3 minutes until they float to the surface. Remove the cooked pierogi from the pot using a slotted spoon.

Step 7: Serve the Pierogi Place the pierogi on plates and serve with melted butter or natural yogurt. You can also sprinkle them with parsley.

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