Pierogies with Meat Sauce


Dress up potato pierogies with a hearty chorizo marinara sauce. A handful of peppery watercress (and a bit of Parmesan, if you like) finishes off this 25-minute Italian dinner recipe.

Pierogies with Meat Sauce
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 12.8 ounce package frozen potato-and-onion-filled pierogies

  • 8 ounce uncooked chorizo sausage or bulk Italian sausage

  • 1 pint red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 4 ounce watercress (4 cups)


  1. In a Dutch oven cook pierogies in 4 cups lightly salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain; cover to keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet brown sausage. Drain fat. Reserve 1/2 cup of the tomatoes; add remaining tomatoes and tomato sauce to skillet. Cook, uncovered, for 6 to 8 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften.

  3. Divide pierogies among plates; spoon on sauce. Top with reserved tomatoes and watercress.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

419 Calories
24g Fat
34g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 419
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 1331mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 33.7mg 169%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 720mg 15%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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