You’ll love these Southwestern-style Pierogi appetizers for game day or any casual get-together at home. Dress up classic pierogies with a unique twist! I’ve partnered with Mrs. T’s Pierogies to bring you these ideas.
Today’s fun food idea is perfect for game-day snacking. It’s March madness after all, and this weekend ushers in the final four games and then the playoff on Monday. With all that cheering going on you’re going to need sustenance!
I teamed up with Mrs. T’s Pierogies for an appetizing twist on a classic food item. I’ve been a long time fan of these pierogies but dressing them up for entertaining and casual gatherings takes them to a whole new level. Check out my southwestern-style pierogy appetizers recipe, and don’t forget, they would be a terrific idea for Cinco de Mayo coming up too!
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I was inspired to serve pierogies this way as I was thinking about how they’re made: creamy whipped potatoes and cheese folded inside a pasta shell. Since mashed potatoes are so good with toppings like sour cream and chives, I thought a southwestern spin would be the next best thing…and it was! Of course the pierogies are full of flavor on their own, and the toppings blend perfectly.
Southwestern-Style Pierogi Appetizers
- 1 (16 oz) box Mrs. T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogies (in the freezer section)
- olive oil
- cheddar cheese, shredded
- light sour cream
- diced tomatoes
- cooked and crumbled bacon
- fresh chives, diced
- fresh cilantro (chopped) if desired
Lightly coat pierogies with olive oil, on both sides and place on a baking sheet. Cook in the oven according to package directions, flipping half way through.
During the last 5 minutes of baking, remove pierogies and cover with shredded cheddar cheese. Place back into oven for the remaining 5 minutes to melt cheese.
Remove and place on serving dish. Top each pierogi with sour cream, tomatoes, bacon, and chives. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired, and serve.
I like using the classic cheddar or four cheese varieties for this recipe, but there are 15 flavors to choose from including MINI-size pierogies! I can’t wait to turn those into fun appetizer bites.
I hope you’ll give these a try. They’re kind of addictive!