Potato and Cheese Pierogi with Sauteed Cabbage and Apples

Potato and Cheese Pierogi with Sauteed Cabbage and Apples | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on November 18, 2013 · 84 comments

You know what cooking around your kids does? It fills them with fond childhood memories. Truth.

I have so many. Like when my mom and Nan would spend all day making Chinese short ribs, or my Papa would get up at the crack of dawn to peel a gazillion onions, or watching my mom make chopped chicken liver (which is amazing, and cannot be beat by anyone else including all the Jewish deli’s around the world. I swear!) 

What’s even better for me is watching my mom cook with her grandchildren. The look on their face when they get to crack eggs, when they get to mix flour, or when they get to smush hamburger meat with their bare hands! It’s so exciting. And I see their joy, as I once experienced it.

My mom used to make handmade dumplings and egg rolls when I was growing up. It pretty much took all day and was like an event! I used to watch her prepare the filling, but then she set it up like an assembly line, and I was a proud assembler.

Potato and Cheese Pierogi with Sauteed Cabbage and Apples | Very Culinary

Now I have my own kids involved in the kitchen all the time. I make dumplings from scratch occasionally and they help me. Sometimes I just sit and watch them; transports me back 30 years.

But homemade dumplings are a weekend project. During the week, I am more than happy to serve up store-bought ones. Especially when they taste like homemade.

Have you ever tried Monterey Gourmet Foods products? They’re all natural pastas, which use the highest quality of ingredients.

Monterey Gourmet Foods Potato and Cheese Pierogi

They have a wide variety to choose from, too, all with distinct flavors that are great for the family or a friendly gathering.

Three of my favorites are their Butternut Squash ravioli, Shrimp and Lobster ravioli, and of course Pierogi. Never had Pierogi? It’s a dough dumpling stuffed with potato and cheese. Pillows of deliciousness.

Potato and Cheese Pierogi with Sauteed Cabbage and Apples | Very Culinary

I made up a batch and served them with a side of sautéed cabbage and apples, which pairs perfectly. I even let Haley peel the apples. She’s still talking about it a week later! See, fond childhood memories…

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Potato and Cheese Pierogi with Sauteed Cabbage and Apples
Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
• 1 (16 ounce) package Monterey Pasta Potato and Cheese Pierogi
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 1 medium sweet onion, sliced thin
• 1 large apple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
• 1 (10 ounce) bag shredded green cabbage
• 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• sour cream, optional

Directions
Cook the pierogi according to the pan-fry package directions.

In the meantime, heat the butter in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add the apple and cook for 1 minute.

Add in the cabbage, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the cabbage is slightly wilted but still crunchy, about 2-3 minutes.

Divide the cabbage mixture among plates. Serve with the pierogi and sour cream on the side, if desired.

(adapted from Real Simple)

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Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com December 17, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I think it would be amazing with pesto and sprinkled with parmesan. Yummmers! I’d also serve it with broccoli. Mmmm. :)

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Mari December 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm
Mari December 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I’d serve it with a side salad.

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Kerry December 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm
Tabathia B December 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm
Tabathia B December 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I would serve it with a side of broccoli with cheese

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Thomas Murphy December 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Thomas Murphy December 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I would serve it with marinara sauce.

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Amanda Sakovitz December 16, 2013 at 9:40 am
Amanda Sakovitz December 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

I would serve salad and rice with it

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angie lilly December 16, 2013 at 8:41 am
angie lilly December 16, 2013 at 8:41 am

All of these dishes scream for a salad and bread of some kind. Something hardy like honey whole wheat would be good!

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Betty C December 16, 2013 at 3:09 am
Betty C December 16, 2013 at 3:08 am

I would serve the ravioli with marinara sauce and a nice big salad. Roasted cauliflower would be a nice veggie to add.

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Norma December 16, 2013 at 1:34 am

I like a light marinara sauce.

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LAMusing December 16, 2013 at 1:34 am

I usually serve my pasta with a side salad and gooey garlic bread!

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Erica Best December 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm
Erica Best December 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm

i would make bread or mix vegs

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Lisa Garner December 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm
Lisa Garner December 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I would serve this with homemade garlic twists and marinara.
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Rebecca Graham December 15, 2013 at 2:22 am

I would make a salad and garlic bread.

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Kerry December 14, 2013 at 7:45 pm

I’d love to make the tortelloni with garlic bread and a salad.

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Ashley H December 14, 2013 at 5:14 am

I would serve mixed veggies.

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latanya December 12, 2013 at 11:21 am
latanya December 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

a side salad

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Solducky December 12, 2013 at 8:21 am

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