Easy Pierogi Casserole

Easy Pierogi Casserole

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"Pierogies are heartwarming, rib-sticking dumplings filled with cheese, onions, bacon and potatoes. Typically taking all day to make, this time-saving version produces just-as-delicious results."

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1 h servings
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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook noodles as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, combine mashed potatoes, cream cheese spread, onions, 1/2 cup bacon and 1 cup Cheddar.
  3. Place 3 noodles in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with 1/3 of the potato mixture. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining bacon and Cheddar; cover.
  4. Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Uncover; bake 3 to 5 min. or until Cheddar is lightly browned. Let stand 10 min. before cutting to serve.

Footnotes

  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favourite KRAFT Calorie-Wise Dressing.
  • Note: You will need to cook about 2 lb. (900 g) baking potatoes (about 6) to get the 4 cups mashed potatoes needed to make this recipe.
  • Substitute: For a change of pace, substitute cottage cheese for the mashed potatoes.
  • Special Extra: Garnish with caramelized onions, sour cream and additional Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Recipe Pieces just before serving.
  • How to Make the Mashed Potatoes: Peel 2 lb./900 g (about 4) baking potatoes; add to boiling water. Cook 20 to 25 min. or until tender. Drain potatoes, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return potatoes to saucepan; mash until smooth. For extra creamy potatoes, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water to the potatoes when mashing them.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 piece (150 g)) : 230 calories, 10g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 530mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fibre, 1g sugars, 10g protein, 8%DV vitamin A, 10%DV vitamin C, 15%DV calcium, 8%DV iron.
  • Recipe nutrition information prepared by Food to Facts for KRAFT Canada Inc.
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Loved it! It takes about 1 3/4 hours to prepare and bake, including boiling & mashing the potatoes. I added 3 yellow onions, chopped and fried in 2 Tbsp butter. Surprisingly, I found it neede...

I made this the other night for my boyfriend and his family, it went over very well. The thing I noticed is that it needs a little more flavor. I added a few cloves of garlic. I also thought tha...

I made this last night and it was AMAZING! I made homemade mashed potatoes and added the cream cheese and regular cheese to it and of course some butter and milk and then I also added some Frenc...

I made this recipe last night. I used instant mashed potatoes because I was feeling lazy. I couldn't find Herb and Garlic cream cheese so I just used garlic cream cheese. I also used french f...

Cheap, and easy to make! Made my picky eater husband a happy man :) We used fresh-cooked bacon, which gave it a good touch.

This recipe is easy and delicious. I always fry a few onions and add to each layer as well as topping with fried onion before serving. I also mix in a generous shake of white pepper to the pot...

Used garden vegetable creamed cheese and topped with sautéed onions in unsalted butter. Let sit for half hour. DH said please make this again!

This was amazing. While I was boiling the potatoes I sautéed a small diced onion & a large minced garlic clove in 2 tbsp butter (next time I will use a larger onion). Then I added the cream chee...

This recipe was good, but not great. It did taste just like pierogis. This took a long time to put together - a good hour for me and I used instant mashed potatoes and fresh cooked bacon. I defi...