Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet

I’m a sucker for just about any recipe that calls for pierogi. I have also developed a fondness for one-dish (or one-skillet, one-pot, one-pan–you get the idea) meals. They work fabulously for soccer practice nights when we have to eat like speed racers, plus they make for easy clean up. Win-win, right? Bonus points for deliciousness. This recipe, my friends, wins on all counts.

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet with mustard cream sauce

Funny story about this post: we dreamed up this meal and thought it might be popular enough to share on the blog, so we whipped it up one Friday night. It turned out ridiculously delicious but, unfortunately, it was too late in the day to get a good photo for the blog. So I put it back on the menu for the following week. But, lo and behold, something or other kept us busy and again it was too late to get a good photo by the time dinner was done. This went on for something like a month. Luckily my kiddos really enjoy this meal and they licked their plates clean each time I served it.

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet with mustard cream sauce Having made it a number of times now, I can tell you that the quality of the pierogi you use makes a big difference in the dish. The best ones, we found, are Peter and Pat’s pierogi. They’re tough to find. We lucked into them at Costco during a special road show a few months ago. I wish I had bought more for freezing! The next best thing are the fresh pierogi we found at Whole Foods in the refrigerated section. The Mrs. T’s brand in the blue box widely available at most grocery stores is our third choice. For the sausage, we use Aidell’s brand chicken and apple sausage. You’re also going to want to use a whole grain mustard–yummy!

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet with mustard cream sauce

Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken and apple sausage links, sliced thin
  • 32 oz. pierogies
  • 2 green peppers, sliced into strips
  • 6-8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3-6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º.
  2. Melt three tablespoons of the butter over medium heat in a heavy, oven-safe skillet. When butter has melted, add olive oil. Arrange pierogies in a single layer and cook until lightly browned on first side. *Cooking time will vary depending upon whether you use frozen or fresh pierogies. When pierogies are lightly browned, flip to the other side and continue to cook until pierogies are cooked through and nicely browned on both sides. Continue this process until all of the pierogies are cooked, adding more butter and oil to the skillet as needed. Set pierogies aside.
  3. Combine one tablespoon of butter and oil in the skillet. Add sausage slices and cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is heated through. I like to let some of the slices get just a bit charred. After sausage has cooked for about five minutes, add peppers to the skillet. Continue cooking sausage and peppers over medium heat until peppers are tender-crisp. Remove sausage and peppers from skillet.
  4. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Whisk in flour and continue to cook, whisking constantly, for two minutes until it is golden brown. Whisk in chicken stock and whole grain mustard. Continue to simmer mixture, whisking constantly, until sauce is thickened and bubbly. Stir in heavy cream. Return pierogies, sausage and peppers to skillet and stir well to coat everything in the mustard sauce.
  5. Sprinkle grated mozzarella over skillet and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes until everything is heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2417kcal Calories from fat 2024
% Daily Value
Total Fat 225g 346%
Saturated Fat 104g 520%
Transfat 3g
Cholesterol 494mg 165%
Sodium 2329mg 97%
Carbohydrate 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 18g
Protein 54g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

 

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6 Replies to “Sausage, pepper & pierogi skillet”

  1. Yum! Thanks for the inspiration.

    I never realized that you do your marathon grocery sprees every *other* week. How are you able to keep fresh produce in the house for that long? Do tell your secrets.

  2. This looks yummy. Question. My family is lactose intolerant. Any suggestions for replacing the heavy cream? Thanks

  3. If good pierogi are not easy to find, I recommend making some by yourself. They are pretty easy to make. You only have to master the dough! Later you can easily make around 100 of them and froze some for later use.

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