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Beet Pierogies Recipe

Beet Pierogies

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"A great and unique way to use up some garden beets. The dough in the recipe can be used for any pierogies. Get creative and try it with your favorite mashed potato recipe as a filling, or even pie filling. Excellent with sour cream!"

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Original recipe makes 24 pierogies Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Place the beets and onion into a saucepan over medium heat; add about 1/2 cup of water, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the beets are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the water from the vegetables, and place into the work bowl of a food processor. Add the margarine, start the machine, and pulse several times to finely chop the beets.
  2. Whisk together the egg and water until thoroughly mixed, then mix in the flour. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough in half, and form each half into a ball. Roll out a ball until it's 1/8 inch thick or less. Using a cup or cookie cutter, cut out dough circles. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. To fill, place a dough circle into the palm of your hand, and stretch the dough out slightly. Place about 1 tablespoon of the beet filling in the center of the dough, and fold the dough over the filling. Pinch the edges of the dough together to seal completely, and use your index finger to make small crimped indentations all round the sealed edges. Dust the completed pierogi with flour.
  5. Fill a large pot with water, and bring to a boil. Drop the pierogies into the water, 1 or 2 at a time, and stir to prevent them from sticking. Reduce heat to a gentle boil, and cook until the pierogies float to the top, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and serve.
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  • Cook's Note
  • To freeze, place pierogies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet that has been dusted with flour; pierogies shouldn't touch their neighbors or they will stick together, and then they are impossible to separate. Once all the pierogies are made, slide the sheet into the freezer. Once frozen, the pierogies can all be bagged together without worry of them sticking together.

Reviews More Reviews

Jun 20, 2011

Easy to make because of such simple ingredients. I used whole wheat flour for my pasta. I baked some and boiled some of the pierogies, and found that I preferred the boiled ones. Great taste! My family liked these, and I will be making them again!

Aug 18, 2011

These were really easy, tasty and a great way to use up leftover beets from another recipe. I don't think I rolled the dough out thin enough, and because of that they were a little chewy. I think next time I'll run it through my pasta roller to get it thinner. I will definitely make these agin.


7 Ratings

Aug 15, 2011

I added 1 tsp salt to the filling, otherwise followed directions exactly. I loved it but hubby said it tasted too "beat-y."

Apr 10, 2014

I pretty much followed the recipe exactly. These were only "eh." They really needed some sort of seasoning (salt at the very least, but even after I salted them they weren't fantastic). They may have managed a 3 star review if they weren't also a lot of trouble to make. Tip for anyone who is still planning to try them.... don't go to too much trouble to make the thinnest dough possible. I had probably 3 times as many dough rounds as I needed (I put those in the freezer to make ravioli or something with in the future), and the completed pierogies didn't hold up very well. The last 5-6 I put together were fine, but the ones that had been sitting there longer fell apart due to the moisture from the beets soaking through the dough. If you do want a really thin dough, definitely get your water boiling ahead of time and drop the pierogies in as you go instead of waiting to boil them until they're all put together.

Apr 27, 2013

A warning to all those planning to make this dish; BEETS STAIN EVERYTHING! Don't forget this while you're working. I enjoy the recipe, but I think next time I'll cut in some potato to mellow the beet flavour. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and it came out splendidly. My biggest issue was presentation; if you get beet on your fingers, you're going to stain the outside of your pretty pierogies, so be careful!


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  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 55 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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