Counting Down The Top 10 Pierogy Squad Recipes

We’re celebrating the end of 2022 with a list of all the delicious Mrs. T’s recipes that you loved this past year! Our Top 10 Pierogy Squad recipes list highlights the best of the best—flavorful dishes that are easy to make and taste incredible. There’s something for everyone in our 2022 recipe countdown!

10. Oven-Toasted Mini Pierogies

Oven-Toasted Mini Pierogies

The Top 10 Pierogy Squad recipes list starts with a delicious and easy appetizer everyone will love…Oven-Toasted Mini Pierogies! It’s crispy, flavorful breading complements the whipped potatoes and cheese filling.

9. Grilled Pierogies

Grilled Pierogies

The ninth spot on our list is the summer barbeque favorite of 2022. Grilled pierogies! It’s all in the prep for this recipe! Flames from the grill give a new flavor and texture to your favorite flavor of Mrs. T’s Pierogies.

8. Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

A classic family favorite turned up a notch! The creamy sauce and beef crumbles are a delicious pairing with pierogies, making this our number eight spot.

7. Lemon Broccoli Pierogy Skillet

Lemon Broccoli Pierogy Skillet

Number seven is a refreshing recipe with seasoned veggies and sautéed pierogies. The onions, broccoli, and lemon make this dish flavorful, beautiful, and aromatic. This recipe isn’t just an Instagramable moment—it’s a delicious weeknight meal.

6. Tuscan Chicken Pierogy Skillet

Tuscan Chicken Pierogy Skillet

The Tuscan Chicken Pierogy Skillet sits comfortably at the sixth spot in our Pierogy Squad Recipes List. It’s heartier than pasta with all the same great Italian flavors.

5. Loaded Baked Potato Pierogy Sheet Pan

Loaded Baked Potato Pierogy Sheet Pan

Halfway through our Pierogy Squad Recipe list is a Mrs. T’s Favorite! This easy sheet pan has all the flavor and satisfaction of a loaded baked potato, except this recipe is ideal for multiple people!

4. Everything Toasted Pierogies

Everything Toasted Pierogies

Everything Toasted Pierogies are number four on our list. Every – thing seasoning was on Every – one’s menus these past few years, and we are every bit excited to see it remain on our list for 2022.

3. Buffalo Mini Pierogies

Buffalo Mini Pierogies

Entering our top three Pierogy Squad recipes is the Buffalo Mini Pierogies! These are a hit for parties, study groups, and even a quick snack. Spicy buffalo sauce and crispy Mrs. T’s Pierogies make a perfect dish!

2. Classic Pierogies with Kielbasa

Classic Pierogies with Kielbasa

The number two spot goes to this classic dish. Pierogies and kielbasa have been a fantastic pairing for years. The pierogy prep is super easy, and the kielbasa adds a flavorful bite to an already perfect dish.

1. Classic Pierogies with Butter and Onions

Classic Pierogies with Butter and Onions

It wouldn’t be a Mrs. T’s recap without this iconic pierogy recipe. It truly is a crowd-pleaser, showcasing the pierogy in its most original form! These delicious pasta pockets are bursting with flavor! The butter and onions are a fantastic flavor, but the pierogies do all the heavy lifting in this number one recipe!

That’s a wrap on our 2022 Top 10 Pierogy Squad recipes! Thank you all for trying these Mrs. T’s recipes this year. Let us know which was your favorite by tagging us on social media @mrstspierogies. Happy New Year!

Mrs. T’s Celebrates 70 years of Smiles with an Epic Anniversary Giveaway

For 70 years, Mrs. T’s has made happiness our business! It’s always been our goal to bring families and friends together over delicious pierogies, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate 70 wonderful years of mealtime memories with the people who make it all possible – you guys!

You already know our storylocal boy comes back from the big city and builds a family business around his mother’s beloved pierogy recipe (I would totally watch this movie) – we wanted to learn more about your story! So, we took to social media and asked a few questions about you and your family’s favorite memories with Mrs. T’s Pierogies. We received so many heartwarming stories that we just had to share a few of them here!

Check out these precious pierogy memories:

70 years is a long time to do anything! From starting out in a kitchen sharing pierogies with neighbors, to creating new flavors and recipes and sharing pierogies all across the country! We’ve traveled a long and joyful road to get to this point, and none of it would have been possible without all of you wonderful pierogy-loving people!

Whether you enjoy the classics, like Pierogies with Butter and Onions, are open to new and exciting ways to eat pierogies like Pierogy Mexican Street Corn, or enjoy adding pierogies to some familiar go-to recipes like the French Onion Pierogy Soup, we want to celebrate your passion for pierogies! In honor of our 70th anniversary, we’re going to be giving away FOUR absolutely epic Pierogy Prize Packs stuffed with fun goodies that the whole family can enjoy together!

Each Pierogy Prize Pack comes fully loaded with a 1 YEAR SUPPLY OF PIEROGIES, Custom Charcuterie Board, Instant Pot Duo 11-in-1 Air Fryer and Electric Pressure Cooker Combo, and Custom Mrs. T’s Party Pack.

Follow this link for your chance to win BIG!

And don’t forget to share memories and moments with us on social media! We love hearing from you! @mrstspierogies

Mrs. T’s Celebrates Fall Favorites for NPD 

Mrs. T’s Celebrates Fall Favorites for NPD 

It’s happening! The leaves are starting to change, the morning air is starting to chill, and the Spirit Halloween stores are out of hibernation. Fall is finally here again, and that means Mrs. T’s is celebrating National Pierogy Day on October 8th with all our family-favorite fall activities! Among the picture-perfect moments, and fun seasonal pastimes, it’s the best time of year to whip up some cozy comfort food featuring the iconic autumn flavors we love. There’s no better way to cap off the perfect day of fall family fun than with a hot plate of Mrs. T’s Pierogies! If you’re looking for inspiration for seasonal activities, we put together a list of some of our faves!

Fall Bucket List Activities 

  1. Fall photoshoot
    Take a day to create some beautiful family memories that will last a lifetime! For a relaxed photoshoot, plan your outfits a few days ahead of time, stay light and positive, and be sure to fuel up with some air fried pierogies before you go. We wouldn’t want any hangry faces in the family pictures!
  2. Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Patches
    A family trip to an orchard or pumpkin patch is an essential fall activity! This is prime retail season for many local farms, so they tend to go all out. You can pick apples or pumpkins, sip on cider, get lost in a corn maze, or bounce around the farm on a hayride. It’s the perfect hands-on activity for curious kiddos, and a great opportunity to start a fun tradition that the whole family will love!
  3. Pie bake-offs, chili cook-offs, cocktail competitions and more
    Food is one of the best parts of any season, and fall is no different! Those delicious seasonal flavors that pop up in our favorite fall recipes – pumpkin spice, apple, maple, cinnamon, salted caramel – are just too good to ignore! So, don’t be shy! Sign up at a local food festival and try your hand at one of these food competitions, or for a little added spirit to your next potluck, you can start an annual competition among friends and family! Best appetizer, favorite drink, or most memorable dessert! The possibilities are endless!

Pierogies are the perfect recipe hack for fall cook-offs because they pair well with so many different flavors. If you’re looking for a leg up on the competition this year, Mrs. T’s has some huge news for fans of flavor! In celebration of National Pierogy Day on October 8th and our 70th Anniversary, we are giving away boxes of Mrs. T’s Mini Pumpkin Spice Pierogies to 70 lucky winners! These limited-edition pierogies are filled with the seasonal stuff you love—whipped cream cheese and fall favorites like pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and other spices – all wrapped in tender pasta. Click here to enter for your chance to win a box of this exclusive Mrs. T’s Pierogies fall favorite. Don’t miss out on your chance to a part of the #PierogySquad!

If you aren’t a winner, don’t fret! We’ve got a whole range of mouthwatering flavors that are guaranteed to put you in the winner’s circle at your next fall cook-off! Here are a few recipe ideas to get you cooking!

 Air Fried Minis with Homemade Apple Pie Dip is a delicious mix of sweet and savory. It bridges the gap between appetizers and desserts and is sure to become an instant family favorite! 

Our Pierogy Squash Sheet Pan is an easy and flavorful way to incorporate fall ingredients into a satisfying meal. This one takes a bit longer to make, but the flavor is absolutely worth the wait! 

Get the look and taste of fall with this Butternut Squash Pierogy Casserole! It’s the perfect comfort food for those chilly autumn evenings!

As always, tag us in your social post if you try any of these delicious fall favorites!



Forget Tailgating: It’s Homegating Season!

Homegating has all the excitement of tailgating! You can enjoy all the fun and food with the added benefit of  “home field” advantage! No need to wake up early just to pack up the car. Nobody will worry about tickets, event traffic, and the logistics of carpooling and caravanning, you can focus on what’s really important: FOOD! Homegating just isn’t homegating without some iconic, fan-favorite dishes to dig into! Some folks will show up to game day parties just for the food, and with pierogies on the menu, who can blame them?

Homegating Food

Quick bites are essential for any successful homegating party. Tasty handheld appetizers allow people to move around, watch the game, and enjoy activities. Try setting up your apps and snacks like a grazing table. It’s easy for anyone to help themselves, or to grab a quick snack on their way to the cornhole sign-up sheet! A fried pierogy in one hand and a bean bag in the other; that kind of multitasking is the true spirit of homegating season!

Pierogies make a great grab-and-go snack, but you better believe they can also be the main attraction. Make the crowd go wild by setting up your very own pierogy bar! It’s a tasty and interactive idea that becomes the fun factor on any homegating menu. Just prepare your favorite flavors of pierogies (we find MINIs work best, but if you prefer full size, go for it!) and set up some mouthwatering topping options for your guests to pile on! Cheese sauce, sour cream, chili, marinara, guacamole, and salsa are some of our favorites, but you can choose any toppings you like. There’s no wrong way to build out your game day pierogy bar! PRO TIP: It’s always good to have a few meatless options in the mix for any vegetarian fans in attendance.

The best part of any homegating experience is bringing together all the different kinds of fans in your life. While you may not normally see an Eagles fan playing nicely with a Cowboys fan, once you breakout the pierogies, they’ll be shoulder-to-shoulder at the pierogy bar in no time! Then once the games begin, you get to sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of friends, football, and good food.

Don’t forget to show us your pierogy bars! Tag @mrstspierogies in your social media posts and share your creativity and favorites!!!


Mrs. T’s Fan Favorite Apps for March Madness

March Madness is here again! College basketball’s main event calls for some big-time snack ideas that are worthy of the spotlight. Mrs. T’s has you covered with these delicious, dunk-able appetizers guaranteed to keep your home team happy all tournament long!

Classic Onion Pierogies with Yuengling Traditional Lager Cheese Dip

Classic Onion Pierogies with Yuengling Traditional Lager Cheese Dip

This incredible dip was created by Sheryl Yuengling, a 6th Generation Yuengling Family Member! Yuengling® is America’s Oldest Brewery. Located in Schuylkill County, just a few minutes down the road from the home of Mrs. T’s Pierogies, it’s no wonder their Traditional Lager matches up perfectly with our fresh baked pierogies.

The base of this dip is Yuengling Traditional Lager and cream cheese —delivering a rich, smooth, and flavor-packed foundation. This undoubtedly delicious dip provides the perfect assist to Mrs. T’s Classic Onion Pierogies – tasty pasta pockets loaded with creamy whipped potatoes and savory diced onions. Double-team your tastebuds with this yummy app idea from Mrs. T’s and Yuengling.

Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Pierogies

Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Pierogies

Teaming up Mrs. T’s Garlic & Parmesan pierogies with melted cheese, herbs, and classic marinara sauce is a truly unbeatable app combo. The longer bake times in this recipe make it the ideal halftime snack, but don’t be surprised if the mouthwatering aroma has your team sniffing around the kitchen by the 2nd quarter!

Prebaking the pierogies before placing them into the skillet ensures crispy bites and a warm potato center. Drizzle with garlic butter and top with mozzarella cheese. After a few minutes in the oven, you’re ready to start tearing and sharing. Your crowd will go wild for these cheesy garlic pull-apart pierogies!

Nashville Hot Mini Pierogies

Nashville Hot Mini Pierogies

No game day is complete without a little Nashville heat! The cheesy goodness of our 4 Cheese Medley Mini Pierogies paired with the iconic cayenne kick of Nashville Hot Sauce is a guaranteed game changer. Turn your air fryer into the MVP and dish out these perfectly crispy minis to the hungry fans in your life. Serve with a side of pickles, coleslaw, and ranch for dunking!

From tip-off to the final buzzer, Mrs. T’s will keep you undefeated with the tastiest app ideas that let you focus less on prep time and more on game time!

When the game is on the line, team up with Mrs. T’s Pierogies!

Still hungry? Find more great, sharable app ideas here!


3 Easy Freezable Pierogy Recipes

Grab a jacket and make your way to the freezer aisle, because March is Frozen Food Month! This is when you’ll notice supermarkets offering tons of different frozen food items, which makes it the perfect time for savvy shoppers to stock up on quick and convenient mealtime favorites.

To celebrate Frozen Food Month, we took a few of our favorite Mrs. T’s recipes and put ‘em on ice! These make ahead meals will help you save time, prevent food waste, and will deliver delicious pierogy dinners with a simple preheat of the oven. Set the timer and forget it! Now you can help with homework, play a quick game, and enjoy some quality time with the family.

Pierogy enchilada

Pierogy Enchilada

These enchiladas are the perfect option for pierogy-loving meal preppers! To make this recipe freezer-ready, use frozen pierogies; don’t let them thaw out like the original recipe suggests. Put all the ingredients together in an aluminum foil tray, wrap it in plastic wrap, and cover it with foil. Wrapping the tray in plastic before covering with foil ensures a secure seal, keeping those tasty enchilada flavors fresher for longer. This meal can stay in your freezer for up to two months, making it a great addition to your meal prep routine!

Just take the tray out of the freezer in the morning, and at dinner remove the plastic wrap, bake at 375° for 20 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered. Voila! The perfect Pierogy Enchiladas with no cleanup necessary!

Mrs. T’s Freezer Hack: Take your meal prep game to the next level by using a permanent marker to mark the prep dates on the tray cover. A little organization goes a long way!

Pierogy chicken stew

Pierogy Chicken Stew

Nothing says ‘comfort food’ quite like our hearty Pierogy Chicken Stew. This belly-warming dish is guaranteed to see you and your loved ones through the last cold snaps of the season. To prep this meal for storage, make all the components ahead of time, but leave the pierogies out. We’ll add them later.

Store the soup in an airtight freezer container. When you’re ready to cook, move the soup to the fridge to thaw overnight. At dinnertime, bring your soup to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer. Here is when you want to add those tasty Classic Cheddar Mini pierogies! Simmer for another 7-10 minutes and your Pierogy Chicken Stew is ready. Hurry up and grab a bowl, this super satisfying meal always goes quick!

Mrs. T’s Freezer Hack: To ensure the best stew experience, allow your soup to fully cool before storing it in the freezer. Trying to freeze soup while still warm can result in an uneven freeze and may cause ice crystals to form.

Pierogy lasagna

Pierogy Lasagna

Pierogy Lasagna is a bona fide family favorite, but the longer prep and cook times can make it tough to pull off on a busy weeknight.  Converting this delicious lasagna recipe into a freezer-friendly meal could not be any easier. Just assemble the dish as directed and place it in a 9X13 aluminum foil tray. But don’t cook it. Instead, wrap the dish in plastic, cover it with foil, and find it a nice, cold spot in the freezer. Your frozen lasagna should stay fresh and tasty for 2-3 months, but it’ll take some serious willpower to wait that long!

Remove the tray from the freezer on the morning of (or night before) the day you plan to have your lasagna for dinner. Preheat your oven to 400°, remove the plastic wrap and bake for 20 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered. And just like that, delicious, homestyle Pierogy Lasagna is back on your weeknight mealtime menu!

Mrs. T’s freezer hack: Freeze in individual servings to make an easy lunch for older kiddos! Keep the oven the same temperature and cook 15-20 minutes covered and 5-10 minutes uncovered.

March is Frozen Food Month

These freezable Mrs. T’s recipe ideas are sure to make you the coolest cook in the neighborhood! But the frozen fun doesn’t have to end there! Mrs. T’s is going all out this Frozen Food Month with a Dinnertime Makeover Giveaway! Enter for your chance to upgrade your kitchen with great prizes like a June Smart Oven, a Fiesta® Dinnerware Set, a $500 Wayfair gift card, and more!

Our friends at Easy Home Meals are also hosting a Frozen Food Month Sweepstakes that runs until April 4th.

See you in the freezer aisle!

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Pierogy Pasta Salad

We all want to give our families a delicious, well-balanced meal they can enjoy. Thankfully, Mrs. T’s has plenty of recipes that are easy to make, simply tasty, and all with ingredients we feel good about.

Pierogy Pasta Salad

It can be tricky to find something that doesn’t take a lot of work in the kitchen and tastes great. That’s why this easy Pierogy Pasta Salad is the perfect dinnertime option. It only takes 30 minutes of easy prep steps and is packed with fun flavors!

For this recipe, we used Mrs. T’s 4 Cheese Medley Mini Pierogies. Minis are perfect for salads. They are bursting with flavor in a small bite and are more satisfying than noodles. Bell pepper, black olives, and cherry tomatoes are pasta salad staples. They offer a great variety of texture along with the sautéed pierogies. The veggies in this dish create an Italian-inspired flavor that tastes amazing with our homemade dressing. But it will be our little secret if you choose to use pre-made, bottled dressing 😉.

If you are feeling inspired to make the dressing, all you need is a few ingredients. It is simple yet delicious! We used red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, Italian herbs, and a little sugar. This dressing is so easy to make, and it really amplifies the flavors in this pasta salad. Top the pasta salad with salami and mozzarella for a savory finish.

This is a well-balanced dish with cheese, veggies, meats, and pierogies. It can be a quick dinner or cooked ahead and stored for up to 4 days, making it the perfect lunchtime choice.

As always tag us if you try this fantastic pierogy pasta salad.

Counting Down The Top 10 Pierogy Squad Recipes

10…9… 8…7…… HAPPY Pierogy Recipes!!! That’s right, we are counting down the top 10 Pierogy Squad recipes from 2021. In honor of year-end, we are celebrating with all of the delicious recipes you loved this past year!

10. Loaded Baked Potato Pierogy Sheet Pan

Loaded Baked Potato Pierogy Sheet Pan

This dish has all the best flavors of a loaded baked potato with the crispiness of a baked pierogy.

9. Philly Cheesesteak Pierogies

Philly Cheesesteak Pierogies

Fresh sautéed peppers, onion, and steak make this recipe better than the real thing. This dish was a top choice for pierogy and cheesesteak lovers alike—giving it the number nine spot.

8. Loaded Mini Pierogy Fries

Loaded Mini Pierogy Fries

Number eight is a favorite Mrs. T’s app! The sauce drizzled on top is the perfect complement to the texture of pierogies.

7. General Tso’s Mini Pierogies

General Tso’s Mini Pierogies

This recipe is so easy and fast! General Tso’s sauce and crispy sautéed pierogies are all you really need to make this great dish sitting at our seventh spot.

6. Cheesy Bacon Mini Pierogy Hash

Cheesy Bacon Mini Pierogy Hash

Our number six spot is loaded up on flavor! There really isn’t anything better than bacon, cheese, and potatoes. This dish speaks for itself with how crave-able and fun it is.

5. Tuscan Chicken Pierogy Skillet

Tuscan Chicken Pierogy Skillet

Halfway through our Pierogy Squad Recipes is Tuscan Chicken Pierogy Skillet. It is heartier than pasta with all the same great Italian flavors.

4. Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

A classic family favorite turned up a notch! The creamy sauce and beef crumbles are a delicious pairing with pierogies, making this our number four spot.

3. Everything Toasted Pierogies

Everything Toasted Pierogies

Entering our top three Pierogy Squad recipes is Everything Toasted Pierogies. Every – thing seasoning has been on Every – one’s menus this year, and we are every bit excited about it.

2. Classic Pierogies with Kielbasa

Classic Pierogies with Kielbasa

Number two spot goes to this classic dish. The pierogy prep is super easy and kielbasa adds a flavorful bite to an already perfect dish.

1. Classic Pierogies with Butter and Onions

Classic Pierogies with Butter and Onions

It wouldn’t be a Mrs. T’s recap without this iconic pierogy recipe. It really is a crowd pleaser, showcasing the pierogy in its most original form! These delicious pasta pockets are bursting with flavor! The butter and onions are a fantastic flavor, but the pierogies do all the heavy lifting in this number one recipe!

Thank you all for trying these recipes with us! Let us know which of the 10 Pierogy Squad recipes was your favorite on socials. Have a Happy New Year!


National Pierogy Day: All that and a box of pierogies

This National Pierogy Day we are celebrating the best decade for fun, flavorful recipes.  The 90s! The 90s were an iconic time for food. We’re embracing these iconic dishes for some inspired Mrs. T’s recipes.

The Stuffed Crust Pizza

Mrs. T’s knows a thing or two about stuffing one good thing with another 😉.  We love pizza, and we love cheese, stuffed crust pizza has the best of both worlds and so does our Hot Pizza Dip with Four Cheese Pierogies. Delicious pizza flavors and creamy cheese potato pockets make this dish a hit for any occasion!

National Pierogy Day

Chinese Chicken Salads

The Chinese chicken salad was made popular in the 90s. The flavorful aromas of rice vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce are what made this iconic salad dressing stand out from the crowd. Our General Tso’s Mini Pierogies embrace those flavors and can be tossed on a bed of fresh lettuce, carrots and sesame sticks for a delicious Chinese pierogy salad!

Chinese chicken salad

Caesar Salad

We know what you’re thinking, “no way the Caesar Salad was invented in the 90s?!” You’re right. It was invented in 1924 and was a favorite in other countries for years before it hit the states. It wasn’t until the 90s when the states started to have romaine lettuce in stock regularly that the Caesar Salad took off. This Caesar Salad with Pierogy Croutons is a delish homage to a classic dish. Fried Pierogies make a delicious substitute for croutons, lots of crunch and even more flavor!

Caesar Salad

Stuffed Peppers

What’s the best part of stuffed peppers? The stuffing obviously! That’s why Mrs. T’s Unstuffed Pepper Pierogies are the best rendition of this beloved 90s dish. The delicious beef and onion flavors date back centuries, but the dish was a favorite of the 90s. Quick, easy and flavorful, all the big trends of the 90s in one tasty dish!

Stuffed Peppers

Food is often transcended of time. That is why these 1990s recipes are well loved all these years later! We all enjoy a Caesar salad from time to time and you can never go wrong with a stuffed pepper for dinner.

Mrs. T’s Pierogies is excited to celebrate National Pierogy Day with you! Our National Pierogy Day Giveaway: All That and a Box of Pierogies will be live on 10/8! Click here to save the url. We will be giving away some awesome 90s inspired prizes and free pierogies!

Back-to-school easy recipes for busy schedules

With each passing year, September seems to get busier and busier. How is that possible?! After-school sports, homework, birthday parties… it takes endurance to be the best parent you can be. Easy weeknight meals are the solution to our hectic September schedules. But, before we talk dinner, let’s get into some easy after-school snacks to hold the kiddos over.

Easy After-School Snacks

Queso Dip with Broccoli and Aged Cheddar Pierogies
Mrs. T’s Queso Dip recipe is a great after-school snack that has elements kids love. This snack is a handheld option if you use Mrs. T’s Mini Pierogies and a big bowl of melted cheesy goodness. It’s sure to make anyone happy! (Need to make these in a flash? Simply bake or air fry Minis and dip in your favorite jarred queso sauce.)

Oven-Toasted Mini Pierogies
Oven-Toasted Mini Pierogies are fantastic for the later days in September when we start creeping into fall temperatures. The breaded pierogies are just like your favorite toasted ravioli but with a delicious creamy, mashed-potato center—YUM! Is this the perfect after-school snack? We think so! It only takes 15 minutes of prep and is a fun dippable option.

Easy Dinner Recipes

Some days are so packed we need to bypass the snack altogether and get right to supper! We have two great and classic easy dinner options:

Classic Pierogies with Kielbasa
We all love a one-pan meal! This quick and easy dinner has only 4 ingredients and a 30-minute cooking time. Perfect for nights when you need a little extra down time. Add in all your ingredients and sauté until warm. Simple AND delicious!

Sloppy Joe Pierogies
Sloppy Joes are a classic easy dinner that kids can’t get enough of! I mean who doesn’t love to make a little mess while they eat? This recipe has all the flavors you know and love, with a little flare from the Cheese Medley Pierogies. Best of all it only takes about 30 minutes to make.

Easy Lunch Recipes for Kids

Dinner and snacks are ready to go but we would be slacking if we didn’t add in a few easy lunches for virtual school days. Of course, some recipes can be switched around, lunches for dinner or snacks for lunches, you can be as creative as you want!

BBQ Chicken Pierogy Nachos
Nachos are a fantastic lunch for students. Especially in households with multiple kids doing virtual learning. They can grab and munch as they study. Nachos are so much fun to eat, kids will forget they are doing schoolwork!

Cheesy Pierogy Quesadillas
What’s better than one pierogy? Two! After a quick sauté, sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top half of batch, then stack the remaining pierogies to create the cutest quesadilla you’ve ever seen (or tasted!). Four Cheese Medley Pierogies take cheese quesadillas to the ultimate cheese level!  Pair with refreshing salsa to complete the experience.

Try out all these wonderful recipes and you’ll feel great about what the family is eating while you are saving time in the kitchen.😊 Tag us in socials when you make them!

Farmers Market Recipes

Summer and fall are the perfect time to visit your local farmers market. Everything is so fresh and delicious, plus supporting local farmers is a great way to get involved in your community!

Chalkboard that says "Farm market" behind fresh produce

A farmers market usually operates on the weekends – making them a fun activity for the whole family! Walk through the local artisans and farmers’ stalls to find beautiful local goods. Be sure to bring some cash and your own totes or re-useable grocery bags to transport all your fresh finds! Shop starting with produce and ending with meat and dairy. You may want to walk around so don’t grab anything that needs to be refrigerated early on.

Crate of fresh produce

Pierogies and Vegetables

Some of Mrs. T’s Pierogies recipes have that farm-to-table veggie vibe. So, everything you just bought at the farmers market can be used in these recipes! One of our favorites is the Garden Fresh Pierogy Primavera. This easy pasta dish tastes amazing and it’s so simple to make. It only takes 15 minutes of prep and has a total cooking time of 35 minutes. This dish has lots of great seasonal veggies in it.

Garden fresh pierogy primavera

We used carrots, asparagus, and sugar snap peas. But the really great thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever veggies you like! Something looked extra tasty at the farmers market. Add it in! The kids really love broccoli. Add it in! It is a versatile dish with lots of room to get creative. Plus, it is made in one skillet which we can all appreciate!

Crate of carrots, radishes, and beans

Pierogy Salad

Since we just got back from the farmers market with all that produce, it would be silly if we didn’t build the perfect pierogy salad recipe! At Mrs. T’s we love the Farmers Market Mini Pierogy Salad. This easy salad recipe is great for a sunny Sunday afternoon. Prep only takes 12 minutes and the whole thing can be assembled in under 20 minutes.

Farmers market mini pierogy salad

Mrs. T’s Pierogies don’t just accompany the fresh Mediterranean flavors, they enhance them. It is truly a salad with crave-ability. We used Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies, but you can use whatever flavor you like!

A trip to the farmers market is such a fun way to get your produce. Everything is so flavorful, and you get a full range of options from produce to dairy and meat products, even bread and baked goods! Take the next weekend to enjoy a stroll through your local farmers market, you may love what you find there.

Woman standing in front of a farmer's market

You know the drill! Tag us in socials if you decide to make one of these delicious recipes.

Family Mealtime Favorites

Every family has different routines and meals that we cycle through. We adjust recipes based on time of year, schedules, and what we know the family will eat and still be smiling after. Versatility is key in making a family favorite and Mrs. T’s Pierogies are the picture of versatility!

This year charcuterie boards have been on everyone’s list. They are perfect for any event. Movie night charcuterie boards, wine and cheese night charcuterie boards, and even candy charcuterie boards for dessert! Let’s make a charcuterie board a touch more versatile with the char-KID-erie board! A charcuterie board designed with little hands in mind. In just a few minutes you can have a delicious snack that is fun to eat. Boards are great for snacking by the pool, at a family gathering or a little something for the kids to nibble on while you are getting dinner ready. It will become a family favorite in no time!

Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board

To start off your charcuterie board, prepare the ingredients needed for our Everything Toasted Pierogies. In that recipe we used Classic Cheddar Pierogies, but for this board we recommend you use whichever Minis flavor your family loves! Mrs. T’s Mini Pierogies are perfect for tiny hands and make a great poppable snack. Once your pierogies are baked or fried and tossed in the everything spice you can begin to assemble your board.

We all know the drill with putting together a charcuterie board, the first step is finding the perfect rustic cutting board. We used a light grain wood for our summer kid-friendly charcuterie board! Once you pick yours out, fill it with all kinds of great handhelds kids love!

Here are some of the things we put on our board:

  • Fresh and Warm Toasted Pierogies
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Salami or Pepperoni
  • Veggies
  • Fruit
  • Crackers
  • Cheese Cubes
  • Chocolate Candies
  • Ranch or Other Dips

This board will be gone almost as fast as it takes to assemble! Kids love options and a snack board is a great way to cater to that. Family favorites aren’t always about a big meal that takes a lot of work. Sometimes a simple pre-meal snack or occasional party app brings just as much excitement as a beloved dinner.

If you try this kid style charcuterie board, be sure to take a picture and tag us on socials!

Sizzle Into Summer

BBQ Family Meals

Summer is filled with wonderful activities that will have our kids running around all day long. Whether they are swimming, playing sports or just playing neighborhood games, a busy kid always makes for a hungry kid after a long day of playing. Pierogies are a perfect summertime meal and so easy you can kick back and relax to the quiet sizzle of Mrs. T’s on the grill for dinner.

Watch the sizzle with the sound up!

Summer days are long and hot, most of the time we’re exhausted by dinner and need easy dinner recipes for the family. Our Sweet and Sour Pierogy Kabobs has tons of flavor and the grilled pierogies create a tasty texture! Peppers and pineapple are great on kabobs because when they are cooked with such high heat the juices and flavor really enhance the whole dish. Layer all the ingredients on to a skewer and let the grill do the rest! The colorful peppers and pineapple make a beautiful pattern that’s Instagram ready.

Another fun summer dinner idea on the grill is this Buffalo Chicken Skillet. Using a skillet to cook on the grill is an easy way to get all those smoky elements we love from grilling with a lot less trouble. This dish calls for shredded rotisserie chicken and buffalo sauce sauteed with Mrs. T’s Pierogies. Rotisserie chicken is a convenient ingredient because it’s already cooked and you can always use leftovers for tons of other dishes. The main is so easy that the sauce is definitely worth the little extra prep. With just 10 ingredients and a blender you will have a refreshing and cooling sauce to go with your spicy main course.

BBQ Side Dishes

Every BBQ needs some delicious sides! A few sides are always a crowd pleaser like corn on the cob, salads, fruit bowls, and potatoes. Conveniently, Mrs. T’s has the potato covered because if you’re not feeling pierogies as your main, try some great sides! Taking corn on the cob street corn and making it into a flavorful pierogy dish with Grilled Spicy Pierogy Mexican Street Corn is a unique and tasty twist on a summer classic. Feeling more of a salad vibe? We’ve got that too! Try this  Avocado Ranch Mini Pierogy Salad for a refreshing and tasty side.

Grill Tips

To help with these recipes here are a few grilling tips:

  1. Grill marks doesn’t = cooked food. Check temperature.
    1. Beef, pork, lamb and veal (steaks, roasts and chops): 145° F with a three-minute rest time.
    2. Ground meats (beef, pork, lamb and veal): 160° F
    3. Poultry (whole or ground): 165° F
  2. Always start with clean hands!
  3. Separate any raw ingredients.
  4. Fruit and veggies may not need to be cooked to any certain temperature, but they do have an optimal temperature for flavor and texture. Cut all veggies into small pieces and cook on medium heat.

Nothing quite beats the sound of a grill getting started because that means the family is winding down for dinner. Check out our ASMR video of grilling some delicious kabobs to enjoy some summer sounds, anywhere.

Don’t forget! Tag us on socials if you try out these recipes, we love to see how they come out.


Cooks With Collars and Pierogis for Beginners

Pierogis bring back family memories for Msgr. Thomas Orsulak of Reading, Pennsylvania. “My Slovak grandmother used to make them from scratch,” he said. “It is like comfort food for us.”

For those following the Catholic food world, Cooks with Collars will sound familiar. A cooking competition launched in the Allentown, Pennsylvania, diocese in January, it featured more than two dozen priests in an online competition to raise funds for local parish communities. The event was a great success and brought in more than $220,000.

Among those participating was Msgr. Thomas Orsulak, pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Reading, Pennsylvania. (more…)


Setting the Perfect Picnic with Mrs. T’s

Picnic Party Ideas 

Have you been stuck inside binge-watching Netflix for too long? It finally feels like the never-ending winter season has passed and Spring has Sprung! Now it’s time to get outside.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy an easy outdoor meal is to pack a picnic—but not just any old picnic. People are putting together beautiful table settings and décor for their outdoor gatherings and we have some tips to help you do the same.

The best way to plan the perfect picnic is to decide who you’re inviting. Knowing who you are entertaining will help with food choices, decorations, and type of tableware! So, let’s divide these picnic parties into three categories. Any element can be interchangeable to suit your picnic, but this gives us a starting point.

Kid Picnics

Let the kiddos get creative and decorate their own tablecloth! Lay down a tablecloth that can be drawn on and put little buckets of drawing tools around the table. This makes a great keepsake that can be used multiple times until it’s completely covered.

When setting the table be sure to use plastic or other kid friendly material that can be reused. The tableware will not break if dropped on the patio or hit by a rogue yard toy. Matte plastic tableware has modern, neutral colors for the table, which will look great against a colorful kid created tablecloth. Fun decorations can go a long way! Designed cups and balloons are enough to set your picnic apart from the rest, are simple, easy, and the kids will love them!

Our meal will have to compete with all the fun stuff on the table so a handheld option is a great way to keep those tiny hands busy during dinner. Skewers are great for small hands, and you can even cut the tip of the skewer to remove the pointed edge. The kids can enjoy a handheld, easy meal that makes mealtime more fun. Our Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Mini Pierogy Kabobs will be a BBQ favorite in an instant—for the adults too!

Family Picnics

Big rustic table settings are wonderful for a family gathering. The neutral colors are perfect for springtime and go well with a bright accent color. Burlap over a white tablecloth is a classy and effortless way to make any picnic a bit more elegant. A eucalyptus and lavender centerpiece will not only look good but will keep bugs away and the energy calm.

If your picnic is at home using your regular dinnerware is a smart choice. If you don’t feel like doing dishes or traveled for your picnic; try bamboo flatware! It’s eco-friendly and can be thrown out at the end of the day.

Picnic parties are a fun twist on the classic summer backyard grill get-together. Easy BBQ recipes like Mrs. T’s Grilled BBQ Chicken & Pierogy Packet dinner are a great option. Throw everything into individualized foil packets, grill it and serve!

Date Night Picnics

We often forget to take a little time for ourselves. A quick little picnic is quality time and romance all in one. Lay out a beautiful, checkered blanket with large outdoor pillows and you have a classic picnic for date night! If you have access to a wooden pallet this can make a great makeshift table while still letting you enjoy the traditional sit-down picnic. Otherwise, your blanket will work just fine — there are no rules for picnic dates!

A summer pierogy recipe will be perfect for a nice romantic evening. If you and your significant other want to head out to a park for the evening hit the grill first and pack Avocado Ranch Mini Pierogy Salad in a thermal food carrier!

Picnics are a wonderful way to spend springtime fun with the whole family. The only thing you really need for the perfect picnic is you and your loved ones. Enjoy these next few months before the weather is insanely hot!

Freezer Cleaning and Organizing

Mrs. T’s Tips and Tricks: Freezer Cleaning and Organizing

All that fresh produce and sauces we stuff into our freezers before Winter are coming up on their time to go. Spring-cleaning is approaching and while it isn’t the most exciting time of year, it’s a necessity in many households. Cleaning our freezers is one of the more tedious chores we need to check off our lists. Mrs. T’s has compiled tips and tricks to help this daunting task run a little smoother.

How long can food stay in the freezer?

Mrs. T’s Pierogies are good in the freezer for about eighteen months thanks to our Individual Quick-Freezing process. This can cause the pierogies to appear white. When looking at your purchased frozen goods always check the date and label or stack accordingly.

All those fresh veggies from your summer garden are approaching their expiration day. Fresh produce can stay in the freezer for about eight to ten months. Depending on when your harvest was, it may need to be eaten very quickly or get ready to toss it!

Soups and sauces we made in the fall and froze for later have got to go! Soup only lasts about three months in the freezer before accumulating freezer burn. It’s no surprise sauces have a similar freezer life which is four to six months.

Keep track of your freezer foods and stay organized with this simple Freezer Cleaning Checklist!

Download Checklist

How to clean out your freezer

Let’s get this thing going shall we!? Take everything out and throw away expired items. A helpful tip is to organize as you go, place similar expiration dates together, it will help later. Anything not being thrown away, place in the fridge.

Once everything is out of the freezer give it a dry wipe down to make sure there isn’t any food debris. Now it’s time to disinfect!

Disinfecting freezer

When disinfecting a freezer don’t forget the door! The drawers may be removable, in that case take those out and clean in between them! If they don’t remove no worries, just get in those crevasses the best you can. Spray and wipe it down with your favorite disinfecting method and you’re good to start organizing!

Freezer organizing hacks

Number One: label, label, LABEL! This is such a huge help when organizing a freezer, it’s absolutely worth the time. Remember when we told you to organize as you take items out? Now is when we are using that. All the items in containers should be clearly labeled with what is in it and the expiration. Any new items you are adding to the freezer should be labeled and put near food in their expiration range. You can order them in the freezer from closest expiration to farthest.

Download Mrs. T’s Labels

Number Two: Organize any meat you have on the bottom shelf. Place the sides that go with that meat on top. That way when you reach for your beef, your Mrs. T’s Classics are right there ready to go. When you pull out your chicken, your Cheddar Minis aren’t far behind. Grab your shrimp, and well, you get the point your sides will be right where you need them.

Number Three: Items in the back of the freezer are colder than the front! All foods freeze differently and have an ideal freezing temperature. Ice cream should be kept in the back of the freezer where it is colder while fruits and veggies go near the front.

Number Four: When you freeze liquids always leave extra room for expansion and never freeze in glass!

Finally… freeze in portions! This one is great. If you freeze your food in groupings that you can actually eat it’s less likely to go bad. It also comes in handy for when our kids are making their own meals. They can just grab it from the freezer and it’s ready to reheat and eat.

Freezer cleaning is not everyone’s favorite activity, but we hope that you can use some of these tips and tricks to help you in your spring-cleaning journey 😊.

Ready to get organizing? Don’t forget to download your lists and labels.

Need a little extra help? We’ve got you! Mrs. T’s is giving away a Cricut Joy + labeling making bundle! The perfect setup to get your house organized this spring.

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Celebrate Frozen Food Month

March is Frozen Food Month!

Keeping your freezer stocked means delicious, quality foods are ready-to-use, making meal prep fast and easy. All the picking, cleaning and chopping are already done, saving you time in the kitchen. So why not pair Mrs. T’s with a bag of frozen veggies for a quick skillet meal—helping you bring happy to the table any night of the week.

Here are a few other reasons why frozen foods are the smart choice for your family favorite meals. Don’t forget to scroll to enter two incredible Sweepstakes!

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Happy March Frozen Food Month!

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Get easy meal recipes on Mrs. T’s Pierogies’ Recipes page, and also visit and follow them on social media @easyhomemeals.

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30-Minute Comfort Food

These last few months of winter are often the coldest ones. Gathering around the dinner table to enjoy a delicious, warm and filling meal? That’s what gets us through the chilly days and snowy nights.

Animation of comfort food

We know your favorite comfort meals aren’t always convenient to make. The chopping, dicing, mincing, whisking, pouring, spreading… prep time can be very time-consuming—whew!

Plus, long preparation time results in lots of pots, pans, spoons, and spatulas for clean-up. After filling up on a bowl of awesomely delicious cheesy-potato goodness, we want to fire up some Netflix and cuddle up on the couch with family — not hover over the sink!

So, we put together these three quick and easy comfort food recipes that all have a prep time of just 5 minutes! And in 25 minutes or less, you’ll have dinner on the table for you and your loved ones.

kielbasa crumble pierogies in a pan

Kielbasa Crumble Pierogies

Kielbasa Crumble Pierogies is a quick meal prep option because all the ingredients are easy to put together and cook in just one pan (a treat for whoever is on clean up duty tonight). The only item you might need to pick up is Kielbasa—which is much easier to find than one would think! You can find this delicious Polish Sausage in your local grocery store, but if you feel like something a bit fresher, head to your local butcher. Both options are great and are all you really need to get going on this recipe.

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shepherd's pie-rogies skillet

Shepherd’s Pie-rogies Skillet 

A delicious twist on a mealtime classic—Shepherd’s pie is already one of our favorite comfort foods and this recipe makes it so simple to cook! Potato flavor, texture and creamy goodness—check!  The pierogies cut out the whole process of peeling cutting and mashing potatoes. YAY for time-savers! Who wants to spend all that time on potatoes when you can make a yummy meal quickly with frozen pierogies?

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pierogies alfredo in pans on a table

Pierogies Alfredo 

An alfredo recipe that you can prep in less than 5 minutes is a great addition to our list of easy weeknight dinners. It has such a simple and easy alfredo sauce. Anyone making alfredo has definitely had a battle with the sauce. It should be easy to make, yet so many things can go wrong! To make it with a roux, your timing needs to be exact. If you don’t cook it down long enough, you get a gritty, grainy texture. This recipe skims all that down into a few easy steps for a creamy, delicious meal.

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Save time in the kitchen

Quick meal prep options are a great way to save time in the kitchen, but they are not the only way. Spending a few hours at the beginning of the week to plan out meals can save lots of time in the long run. Make lists of the ingredients you need for each night, then store them together in the fridge, or cook and prep a few parts of the recipe ahead of time. Meal-prep and save time later. Whatever you do to tackle the weeknight dinner blues, make it your own!

Share with us which kitchen time-saver you like to use on our socials! @mrstspierogies

Veggie Pierogy Meal Prep Made Easy

After a very long twelve months, we finally made it! It’s time to start the new year with a fresh start, fresh habits, and fresh… veggies? Sure! No matter what a fresh start looks like for you (more activities with the kiddos, jamming to a new workout routine, or just taking some well-deserved “me time”) adding a few more veggie options to your rotation of weekly meals can be a great start.

One of our favorite vegetarian pierogy recipes from the Mrs. T’s cookbook is Fajita Pierogies. It is the perfect veggie meal that’s quick, easy to make, kid-friendly, and did we mention delicious? This recipe has a 10-minute prep time, and the sauce is made with a simple fajita packet you can find at your local grocery store. It’s the ideal weeknight dinner for a busy family! This simple dish is delicious, healthy, and best of all… it can be meal prepped and stored in the freezer!

What you need for this freezer meal prep:

  • One box of Classic Onion (or your favorite variety of Mrs. T’s® Pierogies)
  • One each of green, red, and yellow peppers (sliced)
  • One medium onion (sliced)

What you’ll need in your pantry for later:

  • 1 package (1.25 ounce) fajita seasoning mix
  • 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons water or more as needed
  • Salsa for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish

What tools you’ll need:

  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Freezer-safe bags or containers (we use eco-friendly silicone bags)
  • Skillet

How to Prep Veggies for the Freezer:

First, you want to thoroughly wash the veggies. We like to use multi-colored peppers because they add beautiful colors our kids love, but any kind will do. Start by cutting the top of your peppers off and remove the seeds inside. Cut your peppers into long strips. We prefer to cut them pretty thin, but another fun option is to cut them into fun shapes, something that the kids always love! Whatever shape you’re feeling, it will freeze the same.

Optional Veggie Freezer Prep

No one likes when we go to use our frozen veggies and they’re a clumped-up mess in the freezer bag! Suddenly, we are a step behind because our veggies need to defrost to fit in the pan. No worries, Mrs. T’s has a solution! The trick is to first put the sliced peppers and onions on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with another layer of parchment paper and freeze for about four hours minimum and twelve hours maximum. This first freeze helps them taste fresher and saves time on defrosting. Yep, as easy as that.

Prepping Our Freezer Containers

After your veggie freezer prep is complete, it’s time for meal prep! Place veggies into freezer-safe bags or containers for each meal. You can even use eco-friendly, reusable silicone freezer bags like our Zip Top bag — easy for you and better for our planet! Store the veggies in the freezer for up to six months. The pierogies are already conveniently stored in your freezer, ready to cook when you are!

Ready to cook this easy veggie and pierogy recipe?

First things first, grab your veggies and pierogies out of the freezer and let them stand for about ten minutes. While they sit, we are going to multitask (you know how to do that, right mom??) and get our skillet ready by heating one tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. When ready, drop in your pierogies and sauté for 4 to 6 minutes per side.

Here is when you want to add the veggies and all of those beautiful spices. We use one package of fajita seasoning mix and sprinkle it across the pierogies and peppers while they sauté.

Add three tablespoons of water (or more if needed) and mix it all up. Let the pierogies and veggies soak up all that flavor by cooking for about 2 minutes longer (or until the pierogies are coated and heated through).

We like to serve our Fajita Pierogies with sour cream and salsa for dipping. Everyone loves dipping and dunking when it comes to mealtime – and it can make it especially fun for kids.

This meal is always a delicious choice and super easy to make. The fact that it can be prepped and saved is just a bonus!

Get the Full Recipe Here


No time for meal prep but still want quick vegetables? Try this veggie stir-fry instead, it’s the perfect veggie recipe for kids!

Asian Pierogy Stir Fry

Asian Pierogy Stir Fry

All you need is a frozen bag of stir-fry veggies, your favorite Asian sauce, and one box of Broccoli and Aged Cheddar Pierogies. Boil your pierogies for four minutes, then put them in a pan with veggies and sauce. Sauté it all together and serve for a quick, easy weeknight meal the kids will love.

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Pierogy Snacks and a Holiday Movie

Pierogy Snacks and a Holiday Movie

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year filled with joy, laughter, and too often… stress. We look for those moments when we can enjoy time with the family and make memories. But, the idea of preparing for another meal (let alone a holiday meal!) and then having to clean up afterwards can sometimes rob us of the joy of the moment.

Don’t let the stress get to you over the holidays. Keep it quick, simple, and delicious with an easy pierogi snack recipe. Pick out a night for that holiday movie marathon and get ready to make some great memories and maybe even new holiday traditions.

To make things easy, here are a few Mrs. T’s Pierogies snack recipe favorites:

Air Fried Minis with Homemade Apple Pie Dip
Ever wonder why some people put a cheddar slice on an apple pie? It’s because sweet and savory go together like a warm fire and a chilly night. This quick classic is the perfect pair for a classic Christmas movie like It’s a Wonderful Life. This recipe brings the warm, gooey apple pie dip together with Mrs. T’s Mini Cheddar Pierogies.

Apple pie dip Pierogies

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Pierogies
There are a few things you season with your heart. How much chocolate to put in hot cocoa, the right number of marshmallows on sweet potatoes, and the amount of garlic you use in any dish. If the Grinch made this recipe, he’d add three times the garlic that we recommend for our Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Pierogies. It’s a fragrant dish that takes ten minutes of prep time and makes for a great snack while watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Cheesy garlic Pierogies

Buffalo Mini Pierogies
Want to bring a little heat into movie night after the kids are in bed? Watch some of our favorite Mom Boss rebels in A Bad Moms Christmas and try these spicy (or mild) Buffalo Mini Pierogies with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing. At only two minutes of prep, they are a quick, easy and delicious snack.

Buffalo Mini-Pierogies

Jalapeño Popper Pierogies
If you love a fun and familiar classic like the Christmas Story you will love our twist on the familiar Jalapeno Popper snack. One last recipe to make your movie night right is our Jalapeño Popper Pierogies. This one takes a little longer with a prep time of fifteen minutes, but is definitely worth the extra effort. We use Mrs. T’s Loaded Baked Potato Pierogies for an added kick of flavor. Top those with a cream cheese mix and jalapeños, then you’re in for a treat to remember.

Jalapeno popper Pierogies

The holiday season is all about bringing joy into your home and smiles around the dinner table—or snack bowl! Kids will love these low-key nights snuggled up on the couch because everyone loves (and needs) a break from the chaos of the holidays.

We have all kinds of great recipes that can make this hectic time of year a little easier. These recipes are just the beginning. If you don’t see a flavor profile for your family, check out our Mrs. T’s Recipes for even more options. Be sure to share your holiday favorites with us on social!

So, get cozy on the couch with the family, grab some Mrs. T’s Pierogies and stream those holiday movies.

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Fun fact: mealtime doesn’t have to be stressful! We know it can feel rushed after all of the hustle and bustle of your busy day. Life is crazy and rarely goes the way we want. That said, sometimes it’s important to take a step back and consider how the kitchen can still be the perfect place to create fun and engaging moments with your kids!

Now, let’s be clear—we know not every night is a “kids in the kitchen” kind of night. Sometimes you’re in a pinch, sometimes they’re in a mood, but for the special times when everything falls into place there are a variety of ways you can get the little ones involved. For starters, you can always let them help with the grocery planning and shopping. Kids love being a helper, especially when they’re learning from their parents. It gives them a purpose! After shopping or creating your ingredient and recipe lists, they can help prep and cook the meal. Whether it’s stirring a mix, finding ingredients, putting dishes in the sink, or setting the table, there’s plenty of ways to make them feel valued and part of the process. (Plus, a trip to the grocery store or being a busybody in the kitchen will help wear them out for nap or bedtime that you need oh-so-badly!)

Having kids in the kitchen can also be a great time to introduce something new to your meals. Once they’re working hard and seeing how the meal is made, they’ll be starving by dinner and ready to dig in! If your kids are even the slightest bit picky, helping in the kitchen may spark their curiosity to try new flavors.

At Mrs. T’s Pierogies, we love easy and delicious recipes that are “kids in the kitchen” approved.  Here are a few videos that show how kids can get cooking in the kitchen for your next meal with Mrs. T’s:

Beef Stroganoff:

Our first recipe is from Dzung Lewis! Her take on Beef Stroganoff features Mrs. T’s Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies, but you can use whichever you like. Dzung made this fantastic recipe with her daughter. Click here to watch! Beef Stroganoff is a classic feel-good comfort food meal that will be a family favorite now that the weather is starting to cool down. [@honeysuckle on Instagram]

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip:

This delicious dip is perfect for special nights like dinner and a movie! Rachel Quenzer from The Everyday Mom Life perfected a Bacon Cheeseburger Dip recipe for you to use Mrs. T’s Pierogies as dippers! It’s to die for and only takes ten minutes to prep, and 35 minutes to make! Sometimes we just need a little starter before a big meal, or something savory for afterwards on the couch. Either way, your family will love these classic cheeseburger and bacon-infused flavors and Mrs. T’s Pierogies make for the perfect dipping partner. [@rachelquenzer on Instagram]

Mini Pierogy Ramen: 

We’re currently obsessed with this Mini Pierogy Ramen recipe that you can use to make a super quick and delicious dinner! It only takes two minutes of prep time, making it an easy introduction for letting kids help in the kitchen. Less stress for you, more fun for them! Brittney of Homegrown Traditions created it as a family-friendly dinner option for days when you don’t have the time or energy to spend over an hour in the kitchen. You know what makes the recipe extra convenient? You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already! [@homegrowntraditions on Instagram]

Unstuffed Pepper Pierogies:

Dinners don’t always need to look picture perfect. A little mess and imperfection can still make a tasty and fun meal. That’s the good stuff Jehava Brown of Onlygirl4boyz created with this super satisfying new deconstructed stuffed pepper recipe! The savory beef with the crisp sweetness of the pepper is a flavor match made in heaven. Prep time is only five minutes, making it an easy way to end a busy week and get the kids involved with the process. They can stir the sauce, add the pierogies, or sprinkle some cheese on at the end! [@onlygirl4boyz on Instagram]

These recipes are just a few of our favorite ways to introduce the kiddos to the kitchen. There are so many fun and kid-friendly recipes on Mrs. T’s site that can be great for teaching and spending quality time together. Letting kids help prepare meals is a wonderful experience all around for them. They’re more connected to the food they eat and you can build bonds with them, all while teaching small lessons along the way like patience and how it’s okay to make mistakes. Plus, having a little helper is an added bonus for you!

We’re all spending more time together these days so let’s make the most of it. Kids are getting in on the activities surrounding mealtime from picking out food at the grocery store (71%) to cleaning up (56%) to even helping prepare the meal itself (48%) *. Give them the freedom to create something and most importantly, have fun! Pick out a delicious meal and share with us what you and your mini chef decided to make — tag us on Instagram @mrstspierogies!

*Mintel, Feeding the Family – US, March 2020

It’s National Pierogy Day!

National Pierogy Day 2020

Let’s face it – if there was ever a food to put a smile on people’s faces it’s a pierogy! (Just turn it upside down… it looks just like a smile.)

The team at Mrs. T’s and our family of pierogy lovers know that this is worth celebrating!!!

So, on October 8, 2008, National Pierogy Day became an official holiday. It recognizes the day that Ted Twardzik Sr., founder of Mrs. T’s Pierogies, sold the very first pierogy to his local grocery store in Shenandoah, PA.

Mrs. T's original owner celebrating National Pierogy Day
Ted Sr., original owner and his wife, Jean, celebrating National Pierogy Day.

Ever since that first pierogy sale sixty-eight years ago, Mrs. T’s has become the largest producer of frozen pierogies, making more than 554,000,000 pierogies. That’s a lot of creamy potato pockets! Let’s take a look at what 554,000,000 would look like.

It’s enough pierogies to:

Cover 836 football fields, including the end zones!

Cross the United States more than eight times at its widest point (which totals 27,000 miles).

Circle the globe 1.1 times around the equator (29,159 miles).

Stretch for about 238,330 miles. That’s 11.6% of the journey to the moon!

Weigh the same as about 11,000 Volkswagen Beetles (38,545,255 lbs).

WOW!!! That is a LOT of pierogies!

Pierogies have been a beloved comfort food by so many for so long.  The origin and spelling of pierogies has been debated for decades.  Whether it’s pierogi, pirogy or pierohy, originated by the Polish, Ukranians, Slovaks or Russians, October 8th is a day to celebrate all the pierogies in all the places!!

Pierogy lovers can be found everywhere and each one celebrates this day differently.

Just like there are many spellings, there are more than enough ways to prepare, share and enjoy these pockets of deliciousness. Whether you love Bacon Wrapped Mini Pierogies, Southwestern Pierogy Skins, or Classic Pierogies with Butter and Onion — there’s no wrong way to eat pierogies. (So, tell us… what’s YOUR favorite way to eat Mrs. T’s Pierogies? Show us how you’re celebrating by sharing your favorite recipe on social and tagging us @mrstspierogies.)

Southwestern Pierogy Potato Skins

Win Free Pierogies!

Did we tell you this year marks the 12th anniversary of National Pierogy Day? We are SO excited here at Mrs. T’s we are giving you the chance to win FREE Pierogies!

From October 8 – 30 you can participate in a Vote to Win Giveaway. CLICK HERE to vote for your favorite Mrs. T’s recipe and earn a chance to win great prizes!

Happy National Pierogy Day from our team at Mrs. T’s Pierogies!

Bacon Wrapped Mini Pierogies

Get Grilling with Mrs. T’s Pierogies

Summer isn’t over yet… and warm nights are made for grilling!

Make the most out of the last days of summer and fire up the grill. That smokey, charred essence permeates the food, making meats sizzling good and vegetables sweeter from the touch of flames. Mmm… Food just tastes better!

We all love burgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill—but pierogies? That’s a delicious new meal you’re going to have to try.

Trying something new on the grill is usually a little tricky, but lucky for you grilled pierogies can be super easy with these great grilling tips courtesy of grill expert Susie Bulloch of “Hey Grill Hey.”

Use Good Cooking Oil

Delicious, smokey, grilled pierogies are all about that nice crispy exterior with creamy potato and cheese on the inside. To achieve the perfectly cooked pierogy, we recommend using a high-quality cooking oil. Olive, avocado, and canola oil are all great options that can handle the heat of the grill. Lightly brush each pierogy or toss them in a bowl with a splash of cooking oil.

Try Two-Zone Cooking

Begin grilling on the low temperature side of the grill (also known as indirect cooking). Doing this will slowly raise the temperature of the frozen pierogies. Then move the pierogies to the hot side of the grill, also known as direct heat, to add a crisp texture.

Add Layers of Texture

Mrs. T’s Pierogies have a soft interior and crispy exterior when grilled to perfection. Pairing them with a juicy, chewy protein and flavorful sauce will enhance their textures. You can achieve this flavor profile with grilling recipes like Grilled Pierogies with Steak and Chimichurri.

Don’t Be Afraid of Color

Grilled to golden brown with those beautiful grill marks will make your grilled pierogies look and taste amazing. (Check out these Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Pierogy Skewers!)

Adding new flavors to your repertoire of grilling choices will turn those classics into completely brand-new favorites! Hotdogs and burgers are meals our families already love, try adding pierogies as a crowd-pleasing side dish.

Spice up dinner with BBQ Grilled Pierogies. Drizzle a little barbeque sauce and seasoning on one of your favorite flavors. Sometimes instead of potatoes, we like to add Mrs. T’s Pierogies to our sausage and peppers. Put all three ingredients in a tin foil wrap and place it on the grill with your favorite seasoning and cooking oil. Let that cook alongside your main course. All the flavors smoke up in the foil and release a gorgeous smell when the foil is opened.

The possibilities are endless! While the weather is still warm and our grills are still hot, let’s make the most of this time together and create new memories around the picnic table. Try a variety of grilled pierogies recipes on our website today.

Mrs. T’s 14 flavor profiles make finding new favorites fun and easy. Surprise the family with exciting options on your next grilling day.

How to Prepare Pierogies

Cooking pierogies is quick, fun, and easy. Here at Mrs. T’s, we know you can cook them just about any way you prefer.  Just like anyone else, we have our go-to’s.

Whether you cook your pierogies by traditional boil and sauté, or an unconventional but equally delicious flame-cooked grill—you’ll bring smiles to the table with Mrs. T’s Pierogies.

These are our top four favorite and easiest ways to cook pierogies:

1. How to Sauté Pierogies

If you have the time, boil the frozen pierogies first, to get the pasta perfect for sautéing. However, it’s not a must—you can also cook frozen pierogies right in the skillet without boiling them—and they will turn out delicious.

But, if you’re a stickler for tradition, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, drop the pierogies in and wait for them to float. It takes around 3 minutes. Remove pierogies with a slotted spoon and set aside. Heat some oil in a pan and add your boiled pierogies. Sauté until golden brown on both sides.

You can add whatever you like to jazz things up a little. Traditional pierogies are simply sautéed in butter and onions. Or you could add veggies for a quick stir-fry. Whatever your preference, sautéed pierogies are a delicious meal the whole family will love.

2. How to Bake Pierogies

Baking pierogies is a quick and easy method for those times when it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Just preheat your oven, spray both sides of the pierogy with oil, and drop on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20 minutes (flipping them at 10 minutes). Pierogies are already so easy to make that this method puts the easy in “easy weeknight meal.”

One baked dish all families love is pierogies and veggies on a sheet pan—talk about a family favorite.

3. How to Fry Pierogies

A tried and true method for cooking pierogies is frying. The texture is crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. And, they make great side dishes, appetizers, or perfect finger-food for snacking!

Pierogies are amazing when deep-fried!  If you have a deep fryer, it’s just a matter of minutes until these frozen pasta pockets turn into little bites of heaven! You can also go “old school” and fry them in a skillet on the stovetop with about an inch or so of hot oil.

Air-frying is a super popular method that will turn pierogies into crisp, airy and delicious pockets of happiness.

Two of our favorite fried recipes are Chicken-Fried Pierogies and Yuengling Battered Mini Pierogies. These recipes require a little more prep time, but they are so worth it! They’re guaranteed to fly off the plate.

4. How to Grill Pierogies  

Not everyone thinks of grilling pierogies, but if you enjoy flame-cooked deliciousness, you’re going to love this unique way of making pierogies.

Simply line your grill with foil, spray with nonstick oil, baste your pierogies with a little olive oil and you’re ready for grilled pierogies.

So, instead of the traditional burgers or hotdogs, try Mrs. T’s pierogy kabobs.

Pierogies are great all year round and anytime of the day. They can be used for appetizers, side dishes, snacks, or the main course! They are so easy to use and prep, they inspire us to try new things in the kitchen or on the grill.

Whether we have extra time to be creative or just need to get dinner on the table, Mrs. T’s Pierogies is always there to help us feed the family with something they all love!

What is your favorite prep method? Personally, we love them all! That’s what makes cooking with Mrs. T’s so much fun and the stuff of memories.

What’s a Pierogi—or Pierogy?

What’s a pierogy? Where did they come from? What are they made of? And what are they stuffed with, anyway? Why is it spelled so weird? There are so many questions and all valid for those who are not familiar with Mrs. T’s Pierogies.

History of Pierogies

Some would argue that a pierogy is a dumpling, or a potsticker, or an empanada and others say that it is closer to a ravioli. But the truth is pierogies are truly unique and worthy of their individuality.

Pierogies originated in eastern Europe. But you don’t need European roots to love them. Pierogies are pasta pockets, semicircle-shaped—like a smile stuffed with creamy whipped potatoes and delicious cheese. Pasta and potatoes, pretty much the perfect food combo (move over PB&J). They come in all kinds of varieties bursting with big, bold flavors perfect for family mealtime or anytime.

The History of Mrs. T’s

Mrs. T’s Pierogies is a story that started many years ago (1952 to be exact) in the Twardzik family kitchen, in the small town of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. The founder of Mrs. T’s, Ted Twardzik, loved his mother’s pierogies and had fond memories of enjoying them growing up.  As an adult he recalled how people would stand in lines wrapped around local churches to purchase these delicious pockets of happiness.

Ted’s mom, Mary Twardzik, better known as Mrs. T, always enjoyed cooking for her family—and everyone loved her handmade pierogies. Ted was so inspired by how much everyone loved her delicious pierogies, he wanted to share the flavor and smiles his mom’s recipe brought to him, with others. And that’s how Mrs. T’s Pierogies got its start.

Pierogi or Pierogy?

Now, onto the toughest question of all…why do we spell it “pierogy”, when the rest of the world spells it “pierogi”? Looking back to the beginning, the word pierogi originated in Europe and it is the plural form of the word “pierog”.

“Pierogi” is the more common spelling. But at Mrs. T’s we spell it with a Y, as in Pierogy. We’re not trying to be different just for the sake of being different. But our pierogies are unique and different. You see, not only do we make pierogies the traditional way, but we also combine traditional with some non-traditional flavors such as jalapeño, special cheeses, broccoli and even bacon, to create a truly unique pierog-y experience.

In other words, we use the letter “Y” to say our pierogies are special. Because that’s the way we do everything here — a little different, a little more delicious, and a lot more fun! So, embrace the uniqueness and don’t get hung up on our special way of spelling it, let’s all just enjoy pierogies for the true comfort food they are. After all, pierogies just make you smile.

They’re delicious, easy to make and if they aren’t already, they’re sure to become a family favorite at your house.

Back-to-School with Mrs. T’s

Back-to-school season can be a stressful time for families—especially moms. Whether your kids are studying from home or heading back to school, your schedule is going to get a lot busier. And one of the biggest challenges is… trying to figure out what to make for dinner! Making delicious meals the whole family will love doesn’t have to take hours.

A great meal solution to consider adding to your freezer is Mrs. T’s Pierogies. Pierogies are delicious pasta pockets loaded with creamy mashed potatoes, cheesy goodness, and other big bold flavors. Pierogies can be quickly boiled, baked, grilled, or sautéed—making them an ideal easy weeknight meal.

Pierogies can be served simply with butter and onions—or you can bring your creativity in the kitchen and prepare them in whole new way – that’s what is so great about their versatility! Here are a few recipe ideas that might get your creative juices flowing:

Pierogy Taco Casserole

This is an easy casserole recipe that only takes about 10 minutes of prep time. This is a great recipe for those nights when you are feeling like getting creative, but don’t have a lot of time. And, you can definitely have a little fun with the kids helping you make this.

Pierogy Taco Casserole Recipe

Mini Pierogy Mac ‘n Cheese

Ready for a super delicious one skillet meal? This dish adds a little flare to a classic we all love… mac and cheese. That’s what makes this the perfect dinner for kids and one the entire family will love. We use Mrs. T’s Mini 4 Cheese Medley Pierogies. This recipe is also loaded with the healthy vegetables your kids need like, broccoli, peppers, squash and other ingredients to complement that cheesy gooey goodness. And can you believe it only takes 10 minutes to prepare?

Mini Pierogy Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe

Pierogy and Kielbasa Sheet Pan Dinner

Here’s another convenient 10-minute meal solution. Are you starting to see a pattern with these recipes? This dish is loaded with savory, zesty flavors your family will love. Garlic and parmesan go great with kielbasa and that’s why we recommend our Mrs. T’s Garlic & Parmesan pierogies for this recipe, or you can use one of our other many flavors.

Pierogy and Kielbasa Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe

As summer comes to an end and we prepare for the upcoming school year, there are many things on our to do lists. No need to stress over dinner with all the other things on your plate! Try these super easy weeknight meals and see how much more time you can enjoy with your family. When you make these delicious dinners take a picture and post it on Instagram with @MrsTsPierogies. We would love to see how they come out and hear about how your family loved it! 🙂

Charitable Contributions

Mrs. T’s is committed to supporting local, nonprofit organizations through monetary donations, no-cost and reduced-cost product contributions. In keeping with our corporate mission, we strive to make people smile by strengthening our bond with the community.

In 2018, we provided monetary and product donations to more than 170 organizations. Additionally, we served pierogies at 14 local community events and the proceeds were donated to the organizing charity. We are also a significant contributor of the Schuylkill County United Way. Last year, Mrs. T’s was #1 in the medium size company category (201-400 employees) for the amount raised from an employee and corporate giving program.

Go Joe

Mrs. T’s is proud to be an annual sponsor of Joe Snedeker’s Go Joe Charity Bike Ride. Joe is WNEP’s Morning Meteorologist and has been committed to helping raise funds for the St. Joseph’s Center for more than 20 years!

Pierogi the Penguin

Mrs. T’s Pierogies was inspired by one of the newest additions at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Pierogi – the Blue Penguin chick.  Cincinnatians chose the name “Pierogi” and Mrs. T’s was excited to support locals’ passion for pierogies.  Mrs. T’s sponsored the A.D.O.P.T. an Animal program, which provides food, toys and enrichment items, and became the presenting sponsor of the Penguin Parades that took place when temperatures were 50 degrees Fahrenheit and lower.


Mrs. T’s is the Official Pierogy provider of the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, for the 2019 season.  Our pierogies will be served deep fried and sautéed at the concourse concessions stands, BBQ stand in Right Field and in the Club Level.  Sit back and enjoy the newest in-game entertainment, the “Mrs. T’s Pierogy Run,” where a lucky contestant will have to beat the clock and fill the fryer basket with as many large pierogy pillows as possible.  We will also be the lead sponsor of the “Field of Dreams Theme Night” on July 5th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic baseball movie.