Quick Slovenian Cheese Dumplings

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Jezski

Similar to #263677 Pierogi Leniwe (Polish Cheese Dumplings) but maybe a little easier and less time-consuming. Simple to make and very good. Great for Lenten meals. From a Slovenian Cookbook in my collection.

Top Review by luvcookn

These were easy and fast to put together. Before chilling...I rolled the dough in plastic wrap to form a tube. Then cut and cooked them. I knew that they would be bland, but made as directed. I think next time I will add some green onion (like I do when I make cottage cheese piroges. And maybe make a sour cream gravy to top it off. I know that is probably not Slovenian, but I think it would be good. I will definately be making this again. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made this for New Kids on the Block tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 24 ounces dry curd cottage cheese (well drained ricotta or well drained regular cottage cheese OK)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12 cups flour (or more as needed)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • buttered bread crumb, for serving


  1. Crumble cheese. (Can use processor for smoother texture.) Add beaten eggs, salt, butter and flour. Mix well. Chill for easier handling.
  2. Pat and roll dough with hands on a floured board so it will be 1" in diameter, like a sausage. Cut into 1-1/2" pieces.
  3. Bring 3 qts. water to a brisk boil and drop in ALL the dumplings. Cook for 15 minutes COVERED. Water must boil briskly all the while.
  4. Serve with buttered bread crumbs.
  5. Can make ahead and refrigerate.

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