Verenike Casserole for the Slow Cooker Recipe -
Verenike Casserole for the Slow Cooker Recipe
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Verenike Casserole for the Slow Cooker

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"Being Russian Mennonite, I grew up eating Verenike (Cheese Pockets). I recently was given this great recipe for the slow cooker so I don't have to spend the time to make the yummy goodness."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 10 mins


  1. Mix together the cottage cheese, eggs, sour cream, evaporated milk, ham, salt, and pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour about half of the mixture into the bottom of a slow cooker. Layer the noodles over the cottage cheese mixture, breaking as needed to fit; top with the remaining cottage cheese mixture.
  2. Cook on Low until the noodles are cooked through, 5 to 6 hours.
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  • Cook's Note
  • I always serve it with peas, a green salad, and crusty bread.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 13, 2011

Don't be afraid to try this! I read some bad reviews, but I really liked the taste of this. In contrast to one reviewer, I had no problem finding a 24 ounce carton of cottage cheese at the grocery store. Instead of lasagna noodles, I used a 12 ounce bag of whole wheat wide noodles (like egg noodles). I also lightened other ingredients by using fat free evaporated milk and lean ham. I cooked it in the slow cooker and it really tasted delicious. I was surprised, however, by the texture...everythig kind of melted together and looked like some sort of pudding or something. It was not what I was expecting. But it really was very tasty! I would actually give it about 4.5 stars.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 02, 2010

Came out too "eggy" and goopy. Also, prone to scorching: must NOT be cooked even a little too long. Not impressed.

Jan 24, 2012

I was a little nervous about making this one after reading the reviews, so I decided to just make some small changes! I added caramelized onions that I sauteed with salt & pepper. I also didn't cook on low for 6 hours...I cooked it on high for 3 hours because I needed it done quicker! I used smoked ham and added shredded cheddar ontop. And I also sprinkled it with fresh chopped chives for color! This was pretty good! I just wish it was more creamy instead of brothy! But I would make this again!

Apr 19, 2010

It was edible, my husband ate it, but not me. It was like lasagna but without the flavor ingredients. No flavor, strange texture. Also note, 24 ounce carton of cottage cheese is not the standard American size, so adjust accordingly.

Sep 27, 2010

just didn't turn out well

Apr 23, 2010

Texture, flavor, was all bad.

May 31, 2011

loved this! easy to prep. great comfort food.


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  • Calories
  • 419 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 1179 mg
  • 47%

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

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