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Handmade Pierogi

Tender, savory dumplings made from scratch using Bison Sour Cream. These Handmade Pierogi come together easily and can be stuffed with so many savory or sweet fillings.


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1h 35m

This recipe uses:


  • 1/2 cup Bison Sour Cream
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup warm mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 large shallots, diced; or 1 medium onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Step 1

    Begin the dough by mixing together flour and salt.

  • Step 2

    Add egg to flour mixture and combine. The dough will be quite clumpy at this stage.

  • Step 3

    Work in Bison Sour Cream and soft butter until dough comes together. If dough is sticky, add more flour, 1 Tbsp at a time, until smooth.

  • Step 4

    Using your fingertips, knead and fold the dough until it stretches easily.

  • Step 5

    Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 48 hours.

  • Step 6

    To create pierogi filling, combine warm mashed potatoes and cheese, mixing together until cheese is melted and filling is cool to the touch.

  • Step 7

    Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 8

    Begin to assemble pierogi by rolling half the dough 1/8 inch thick.

  • Step 9

    Using a 2" round cutter, cut circles of dough. Repeat with the other half of the dough.

  • Step 10

    Place 1-1/2 tsp of filling on each round of dough.

  • Step 11

    Gently fold dough over, forming a pocket around filling.

  • Step 12

    Using thumb and forefinger, pinch the edges of pierogi together, then use tines of a fork to seal.

  • Step 13

    Cook pierogi 10 at a time, dropping them into a large stockpot of boiling salted water.

  • Step 14

    Cook until pierogi begin to float, about 1-2 minutes.

  • Step 15

    Sauté shallots or onion in butter until slightly brown.

  • Step 16

    Add drained pierogi and cook until browned and crisped.

  • Step 17

    Serve with additional Bison Sour Cream, applesauce or other favorite toppings. Enjoy!