Potato and Cheese Pierogies with Sausage and Cabbage
Pierogies (Russian-style dumplings) make an excellent family dinner because they are healthy, inexpensive, and taste wonderful. They go well with sausage and cabbage, but you can leave out the meat if you prefer or use meatless sausage. Scramble recipe tester Kim Jackson said, “This recipe was fabulous. My daughter not only ate it, but asked me to make it again sometime (and she doesn’t eat anything!).”
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 yellow or red onion halved and thinly sliced
- 1/2 head green or red cabbage halved, cored, and thinly sliced
- 12 - 14 oz. turkey, chicken, beef, or vegetarian smoked sausage (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed) sliced
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1/8 tsp. salt or to taste
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper or to taste
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- 16 oz. frozen potato and cheese pierogies or any variety
- 1 cup low fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for serving (optional)
- In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cabbage and sauté them, stirring occasionally, until they are tender and starting to brown, about 15 minutes.
- Add the sausage and continue cooking everything for about 10 more minutes until the sausage is browned.
- Add the vinegar, salt, and pepper and cook for 1 more minute.
- After the cabbage and onions have cooked for about 15 minutes, heat another large skillet over medium heat and add the remaining oil and the butter.
- When the butter starts to bubble, add the frozen pierogies in a single layer. Cook them on each side until they are golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.
- Add the pierogies to the sausage and cabbage mixture and heat them all together for 1 – 2 minutes. Serve it topped with sour cream or yogurt, if desired.
Do Ahead or Delegate: Slice the onion, cabbage, and sausage and refrigerate the sausage, combine the vinegar, salt, and pepper. Scramble Flavor Booster: Season the finished dish with plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Tip: Although cabbage may look humble, it touts a lot of health benefits. It’s considered brain food as it is full of vitamin K, which helps with mental function and concentration. Additionally, cabbage’s high contents of vitamin C and sulphur help to detoxify the body. Video: Watch Jessica make them on Facebook Live! Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 319, Total Fat: 11g, 17%; Saturated Fat: 4g, 18.5%; Cholesterol: 44mg, 14.5%; Sodium: 999mg, 41.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 39g, 13%; Dietary Fiber: 4g, 15.5%; Sugar: 11g; Protein: 16g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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