Crock Pot Potluck Pierogies With Sauteed Onions and Butter

"Great idea for a football party, graduation party, any potluck get-together. I was assigned a hot side dish for a potluck work luncheon, served aside of hot dogs and other party appy's, and decided to try this out in the crockpot and it worked. It went over well; many people went back for seconds and came looking for the leftovers the next was the only dish that was gone! Very simple indeed, but it's one of those dishes that you hardly lift a finger yet it goes a long way. Would go great aside of hamburger BBQ, sausage sandwiches, bratwurst, hamburgers, etc or make as a main dish. Perfect if you don't have an oven or have limited oven space for your party cooking. I have figured on 16 servings/3 pierogies per person and prep time includes sautee of onion and butter."
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Ready In:
3hrs 20mins


  • 48 pierogies (I buy Mrs. T's, 48 pierogies will fill up a 5 qt crockpot)
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 cup)
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  • Place frozen pierogies in the crockpot.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter and fry onion on medium-low heat, until onion is golden brown.
  • Pour onion and butter over pierogies; add salt and pepper.
  • Cook, on high, for 3 hours.
  • A few times during cooking, use tongs and gently re-arrange pierogies and ladle butter sauce to cover pierogies on top.
  • Turn to low or keep warm once pierogies are cooked and/or butter sauce begins to bubble.

Questions & Replies

  1. What size perogies do you use, minis or regular?
  2. How can you store them


  1. This is a great recipe,but to make it absolutely sinfully delicious once a year, fry your onions with cut up bacon and when done add 1 quart of whipping cream to the pan. Heat up and then poor over your 3lbs of perogies in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 hrs. Amazing and yes a heart attack awaiting to happen, but it's only once a year so enjoy the two perogies you will have!
  2. DH loved this recipe. he is from the coal region of PA and Pierogis are everywhere. i love pierogis too, and this recipe was crazy easy and delicious. i used a mixture of all of the pierogis i had in the freezer and made these for a large group of guests. they also enjoyed the pierogis. i cooked the onions until they were well caramelized. great recipe.
  3. A brilliant suggestion for a pot-luck dish. Thanks!
  4. Great recipe but who can eat just 2 perogi. The plural is NOt plerogis but PlEROGI
  5. We use this recipe every time we cook for our church fellowship hour. Turn it on in the morning, let it cook during church, and it's perfect! I never have leftovers and I bring 3 crockpots of pierogies!!


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