Easy Gluten-Free Pierogi Recipe | Gluten-Free Palate (2024)

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These gluten-free pierogi pockets of dough filled with mash and cheese are so tasty and fun to make. They're perfect to serve as a main dish, or an appetizer. Why not experiment with the fillings and get the whole family involved!

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If you haven't tried pierogies, then you must try these. They're dumplings with a filling of your choice. I've made these cheese and potato gluten-free pierogies, but go ahead and experiment with assorted fillings.

You need to try my gluten-free enchiladas, which are easy to make and require minimal ingredients. If you enjoy making wontons and pies, here's my gluten-free wonton wrappers and gluten-free puff pastry recipe to make your own.

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GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI RECIPE

I love to make gluten-free pierogies a family affair. Gather all the ingredients together and form the production line. These sorts of food make memories for years to come. Although it is a bit of hands-on work, it is fun to make and watch them being consumed whilst a lively family debate goes on.

Make a double batch to freeze so that when the craving strikes, you can cook them with ease.

WHY YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI

Make them ahead - You can make these gf pierogies ahead of time and either place them in the refrigerator to cook later or freeze them to use for a special occasion, dinner or as an appetizer.

Simple ingredients - No complicated ingredients, just the usual pantry staples.

Comfort food - Everyone loves gf pierogies, they make a great main meal or appetizer.

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INGREDIENTS IN GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI

FOR THE DOUGH:

Flour - gluten-free all-purpose flour like Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour.

Egg - large egg at room temperature

Seasoning - 12 g salt

Oil - 25 g oil

Water - 1 - 1 ½ cups water

FOR THE FILLING:

Cheese - 1 Cup Cheddar cheese

Potatoes - Make 1 cup of potato mash

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THIS GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI

Mixing bowls - These Pyrex mixing bowls come in handy.

Stand mixer - Use a stand mixer to combine the ingredients to form the dough.

Cookie cutter - You'll need a 3" cookie cutter.

If you have any questions about making gluten-free pierogi, please leave a comment and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI

TO MAKE THE FILLING:

  1. Bring the mashed potato to room temperature and mix in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Set it aside.

TO MAKE THE DOUGH:

  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Knead (or mix) on medium speed until the dough is formed.Add more flour if it is too wet and sticky. It should be soft and pillowy instead of sticky or dry. You might have to finish it by hand.
  2. Transfer the round dough to a clean bowl and cover. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top of the dough and on your rolling pin. Roll it into a ⅛ inch thick circle.
  4. Cut out even circles with the cookie cutter. If the dough looks thick, pat it down with your fingers keeping the circle shape.
  5. Place 1-2 spoons of the filling in the middle and close one side on top of the other into a half-moon. Press down with your finger on the sides to seal the filling inside the dough.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the raw pierogi. Season with salt and stir one or two times in the beginning so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Cook for 5 extra minutes after the pierogi floats to the top.
  8. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate.
  9. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and drizzle with olive oil.
  10. Add the pierogi and cook on both sides for 5 minutes flipping midway through.
  11. Transfer to a plate and serve with sour cream on the side.

These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions in gluten-free pierogi, please see the complete recipe below.

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TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI

Use a cookie cutter - Using a cookie cutter helps to make your pierogies uniform in shape.

Use parchment paper - Roll the dough in between parchment paper. It helps with clean up, but also makes it nice and uniform.

Wet the edges of the dough - This helps the gluten-free pierogies to remain sealed when cooking them.

ARE PIEROGIES NATURALLY GLUTEN-FREE?

Traditionally, no pierogies were made with wheat. However, this pierogi recipe is gluten-free.

HOW DO I STORE GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI?

You can store uncooked gluten-free pierogi dough with filling in your fridge for up to one week. When cooked, you can store them for 2-3 days and reheat them in a microwave.

CAN I FREEZE GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI?

Yes, and you must! They freeze so well that when making my batch, I double it so I can freeze it for the next dinner or family occasion. I like to make them up until the step just prior to cooking them. I freeze them for up to 3 months if they last that long.

CAN YOU MAKE GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can. I suggest you freeze them and make them on the day you'd like to use them. Alternatively, if it is in a couple of days, store it in the refrigerator.

WHAT IS PIEROGI DOUGH MADE OF?

It's made of gluten-free flour, egg, salt, oil, and water.

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH GLUTEN-FREE PIEROGI?

You can serve it as an appetizer with a variety of sauces

Sauces options - Serve it with sour cream, Greek yogurt, or cottage cheese, melted butter, fried onions or pork rinds.

Side options - You can make it a main meal and serve it with:

  • Gluten-free coleslaw - A creamy, crunchy salad with a delicious sweet and creamy dressing.
  • Gluten-free white bean salad - A simple yet refreshing white bean salad that's healthy and full of flavor.

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Yield: 6 servings

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These gluten-free pierogi pockets of dough filled with mash and cheese are so tasty and fun to make. They're perfect to serve as a main dish, or an appetizer.

Prep Time20 minutes

Cook Time20 minutes

Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 4 ⅓ Cups Gluten Free All-purpose Flour
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 12 g salt
  • 25 g oil
  • 1 - 1 ½ cups water

For the filling:

  • 1 Cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup Potato mash

Instructions

TO MAKE THE FILLING:

  1. Bring the mashed potato to room temperature and mix in the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Set it aside.

TO MAKE THE DOUGH:

  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand-up mixer. Knead (or mix) on medium speed until the dough is formed. Add more flour if it is too wet and sticky. It should be soft and pillowy instead of sticky or dry. You might have to finish it by hand.
  2. Transfer the round dough to a clean bowl and cover. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll out the dough on a well-floured surface. Sprinkle flour on top of the dough and on your rolling pin. Roll it into a ⅛ inch circle.
  4. Cut out even circles with the cookie cutter. If the dough looks thick, pat it down with your fingers keeping the circle shape.
  5. Place 1-2 spoons of the filling in the middle and close one side on top of the other into a half-moon. Press down with your finger on the sides to seal the filling inside the dough.
  6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the raw pierogi. Season with salt and stir one or two times in the beginning so they don’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Cook for 5 extra minutes after the pierogi floats to the top.
  8. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate.
  9. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and drizzle with olive oil.
  10. Add the pierogi and cook on both sides for 5 minutes flipping midway through.
  11. Transfer to a plate and serve with sour cream on the side.

Notes

  • Use a 3” round cookie cutter.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 485Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 927mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 16g

This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.

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