When it comes to Pittsburgh, it knows pierogy. And, no matter how you spell it (pierogy, pierogi, or pirogi), you don’t need to look hard to still find city churches selling homemade pierogy during Lent. While the traditional style is pan-fried with butter and onions, it’s always fun to put a spin on the classic recipe. Taking a cue from one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants, it has a delicious pierogy pizza that is a top seller. So why not make a version that’s a breeze to whip up at home, right? Here’s an easy cheesy pierogy pizza recipe using ingredients that can be purchased at the grocery store.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Mrs. T’s Pierogies. All opinions are my own!
Cheesy Pierogy Pizza Recipe Ingredients
Preheat oven to 410 Degrees. Makes one Medium Cheesy Pierogy Pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time Including Baking and Assembly: 30 minutes
- Pizza Dough – I bought mine frozen. Whatever kind you use, make sure it’s at room temperature for rolling.
- Flour for rolling dough
- 1 T. vegetable oil for pizza pan
- 1/3 stick of butter
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
- 1 16 oz. box of Mrs. T’s® Pierogies, Classic Cheddar Style
- 2 ounces baby spinach, washed and dried
- 1/2 Alfredo sauce, your fave variety
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
Frying the Cheese Pierogies
Add butter, olive oil, and thinly-sliced onions to frying pan on medium. Don’t let the pierogies stick to the bottom – make sure to completely coat each in melted butter and oil – and turn them every couple of minutes. you want each to be warm in the middle and very lightly browned on the flatter sides.
Pizza Dough Prep and Assembly
While you’re waiting for the pierogies to fry, thinly coat a medium pizza pan with one tablespoon of vegetable oil. Roll out the room temperature pizza dough on a floured surface until it’s the size of the pizza pan. If you have a scratch recipe for pizza dough you like to use, by all means go ahead.
Add to pizza pan and wait for the pierogies to finish browning. When fully cooked, turn off the burner and let sit while you add the Alfredo sauce to the pizza dough.
Spread 1/3 jar of Alfredo Sauce over unbaked pizza dough in pan. Leave a small lip of pizza dough around the edge to keep pizza ingredients in center.
Add washed and dried baby spinach to pizza. Make sure Alfredo sauce is nearly covered.
Add Mrs. T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogies to uncooked pizza. One 16-ounce box should pretty much cover an entire medium pizza. Top with 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese.
Cheesy Pierogy Pizza Recipe: Baking
Place pizza on bottom shelf of your oven. Bake at 410 Degrees for 18-22 minutes or until bottom of pizza is lightly browned. Let sit for five minutes before cutting.
Why Use Mrs. T’s® Pierogies for My Cheesy Pierogy Pizza Recipe?
For a few reasons, actually. One, they’re a staple in just about every freezer section of every grocery store in my area. Two, they’re delicious and easy to fry. Third, they’re a tasty ingredient for putting fun spins on classic dishes (including pizza!), especially when it comes to family dinners and get togethers. And lastly, there are over 15 varieties to choose from, including the Classic Cheddar style used in this recipe.
Want to learn more about Mrs. T’s Pierogies?
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Mrs. T’s has a fun Pierogy Pizza variation on its website, too. Check it out!