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Pepperoni Pierogy Pizza Casserole Combines Your Two Favorite Comfort Foods in One

published Jul 17, 2020
Pepperoni Pierogy Pizza Casserole
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Credit: Becky Hardin, The Cookie Rookie

Pizza is pretty much always a guaranteed win at the dinner table. Whether it’s a pie from your favorite delivery spot or a homemade creation, it’s always delicious. And if you’re looking for yet another creative spin on the classic dish, we’d like to introduce you to Pierogy Pizza Casserole.

With the help of Mrs. T’s Mini 4 Cheese Medley Pierogies, this golden-brown and bubbling pizza casserole will become your family’s go-to way to eat the tried and true favorite. If you’re unfamiliar with Mrs. T’s Pierogies, they’re pasta pockets stuffed with cheese, creamy whipped potatoes, and other big, bold flavors — like Loaded Baked Potato. Though it’s traditional to boil or sauté them, it’s hard to deny just how cozy and inviting it is to nestle them among pizza sauce and bake until the cheese is melty. No matter how you slice it, this pepperoni pierogy pizza casserole is a new and improved way to serve up pizza for dinner.

Credit: Becky Hardin, The Cookie Rookie

An Easy Weeknight Win for Picky Family Members

You have food blogger Becky Hardin of The Cookie Rookie to thank for this ingenious casserole. As a busy mom, she’s constantly thinking up simple, delicious meals that are fit for the whole family. “I have always loved pierogies and thought it would be fun to do a mashup with one of our other favorite things: pizza! I always look for recipes that both adults and kids can fall in love with,” she says. For Becky, turning to Mrs. T’s Pierogies is a no-brainer. “I love that Mrs. T’s Pierogies can be prepared so many different ways. It truly does make any dinnertime so easy. Baking them is great because you can step away from the recipe and let the oven do the work. When the timer goes off, it’s time to eat.”

It’s hard to beat a dinner that’s equal parts easy and family-friendly. She adds: “I happen to have a picky toddler AND a picky husband, so I’m always on the prowl for crowd-pleasers. We also love that this recipe is easily reheated. The flavors are universally loved and the prep is simple. Perfect for those nights when ‘what’s for dinner?’ is a popular question.” And absolutely no one will complain when this is what you bring to the table.

Credit: Becky Hardin, The Cookie Rookie

Pepperoni Pierogy Pizza Casserole

Serves 6

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1

    (12.84-oz) package Mrs. T’s Mini 4 Cheese Medley Pierogies

  • 1

    (14-oz) jar pizza sauce

  • 1 cup

    shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup

    mini pepperoni

  • 1 tablespoon

    grated Parmesan cheese

  • To garnish: Torn fresh basil leaves, black olives, chopped green bell pepper

Instructions

  1. Let 1 (12.84-oz) package Mrs. T's Mini 4 Cheese Medley Pierogies sit out at room temperature for 20 minutes to thaw. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a small casserole dish with nonstick spray.

  2. Pour half of 1 (14-oz) jar pizza sauce into the bottom on the prepared casserole dish. Spread it out with a spoon to evenly coat.

  3. Place the pierogies in a single layer on top of the pizza sauce. Spoon the remaining pizza sauce over the pierogies.

  4. Sprinkle the pierogies with 1 cup shredded mozzarella. Top with 1/2 cup mini pepperoni and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese.

  5. Bake, uncovered, until golden-brown and bubbling, about 40 minutes. Garnish with torn fresh basil leaves, black olives, and chopped green bell pepper (or any of your other favorite pizza toppings) and serve.