Happy Sunday and hope that you’re ready to celebrate all sorts of goodies from Bavaria thanks to Cricket of Cricket’s Confections . Yep, it’s all about Oktoberfest.
We actually were at our local Oktoberfest last weekend and got totally in the mood for the dish I’m going to share this morning-Pierogie Casserole.
I love pierogies but don’t enjoy making them. They are so delicious but just so fiddly. I so admire all those Bubbies who are willing to sit for a day and fill dumpling after dumpling. I really struggle with this.
But a casserole? That’s my kid of thing. One pan, easily made and ready to rock the dinner table.
How to start?
First make the pasta (want to skip this step? just use fresh pasta from grocery store and sprinkle the layers with caraway seeds); I used a mix of flour, eggs, pinch of salt, mustard powder and caraway seeds.
Let it rest for a few minutes
before rolling out and in the meantime make a fabulous cheese sauce.
Mustard powder, garlic powder, flour, butter are mixed before whisking in milk and melting in sharp, cheddar cheese.
For the filling, boil baby potatoes and mix them with chopped, cooked bacon and saurkraut.
Onto the layers and dinner is almost ready. Take a 9×11 pan (do yourself a favour and spray our pan with cooking spray) and place half of your cheese sauce. Add half the pasta, top with potatoes, the rest of the pasta and finally the sauce. Sprinkle with a bit more cheddar and bake until bubbly.
Serve with crunchy cole slaw and cross your fingers that you have enough to bring for lunch the next day.
- 2 cups flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- pinch salt
- ½ tsp mustard powder
- 2 cups halved baby potatoes (cooked)
- ½ cooked, diced bacon
- ½ cup drained saurkraut
- ¼ cup butter and four
- 1 tsp each garlic powder and mustard powder
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup sharp cheddar
- ½ cup sharp cheddar
- Mix pasta ingredients together and knead until smooth. Let rest. Half and roll out to ¼ inch thick.
- Sauce: Mix butter, flour and spice together heating and beating until smooth. Slowly, whisk in the milk and let thicken before adding the cheese. Place half in sprayed 9x11 casserole dish and top with half of the pasta.
- Add the potatoes, saurkraut and bacon and top with pasta, add cheese sauce and the last of the cheese before baking until bubbly (30 minutes at 350 degrees).
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