Grilling Season IS Here!

Grilling season is finally here again! It’s a time for cookouts, barbecues, backyard parties, and, of course, pierogies. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks guaranteed to get you fired up and ready to bring the heat for the whole season!

A Clean Grill is a Happy Grill!

You’ll want to begin grilling season by pulling your grill out of hibernation and giving it a good thorough cleaning! Whether you’re using a gas grill or charcoal, the experts agree that every great grilling season starts with soap, water, and a little elbow grease! Techniques vary based on the make and model of your grill, so be sure to check with your manufacturer for specific cleaning recommendations. A clean grill leads to better performance, which means you and your family get the best tasting meals possible!

Use the Proper Tools

Life (and cooking) is so much easier when you have the right tools at your disposal! Every grill master should have at least a sturdy set of tongs, a spatula, a grill brush, and a meat thermometer. A “Kiss the Cook” apron isn’t required, but we strongly recommend it! There are tons of great tool kits and grilling gadgets out there specifically designed to simplify the grilling process so you can focus on your favorite flavors!

Know Your Hot Spots!

You may have noticed that food cooks faster or slower in certain spots on your grill. These hot spots can be frustrating, but don’t worry! You can use the “toast test” to map out the hot zones on your grill. Turn your grill on medium heat for 15 minutes until the grates are nice and hot. Place slices of white bread evenly across the grates. Cover the grill and let your bread cook for about 1 minute. Turn off the heat, uncover the grill, and use your tongs to flip the bread over. Be sure to keep the bread in the same spot on the grill. Once all your bread is flipped, the darker slices of toast will indicate the hotter areas of the grill, and the lighter slices will indicate the cooler locations. Snap a pic of the toast layout for future reference and never worry about overcooking dinner again!

Great Food Comes from Great Recipes

Now that your grill is prepped and ready to go, there’s no better way to kick off grilling season than with a delicious recipe from Mrs. T’s Pierogies! You’ll be King (or Queen!) of the Grill all summer long with these grill-icious family favorites.

Mrs. T’s Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Pierogy Skewers
Mrs. T’s Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Pierogy Skewers

The base of this dish is a zesty marinade made with lemon, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator and grill for 20 minutes. Mrs. T’s Feta & Spinach pierogies are the perfect choice to highlight this tasty summertime skewer.

Caprese Grilled Pierogies
Caprese Grilled Pierogies

A satisfying vegetarian option is a MUST for any good BBQ. Our Caprese Grilled Pierogies are perfect for the vegetarians in your life. It only takes 10 minutes on the grill and has bright and beautiful Mediterranean flavors – fresh tomato, basil, mozzarella, and a balsamic drizzle. You don’t have to be vegetarian to enjoy our Caprese Grilled Pierogies, it’s also a great way to incorporate extra veggies into mealtime.

Cheesy Grilled Pierogy Packets with Bacon
Cheesy Grilled Pierogy Packets with Bacon

Foil packets are by far the easiest and most delicious way to get a ton of flavor in the smallest amount of time. Prep for this recipe only takes 5 minutes! Put your oil-coated pierogies and bacon in a heavy-duty foil sheet and seal tightly. Grill for 10 minutes and enjoy!

There’s no season quite like grilling season – when families and friends come together to enjoy the warm weather and delicious summertime flavors. Whether you’re experimenting with fun, new spice combinations, mastering the art of the marinade, or rolling out a tried-and-true family favorite recipe, Mrs. T’s Pierogies is ready to help you keep the fun going all season long 😊!

Mrs. T’s Updated Look on Shelf!

For more than 70 years Mrs. T’s Pierogies have been a go-to food for creating a meal the whole family will enjoy! We love the connection Mrs. T’s has with pierogy lovers. Whether it’s for dinner, lunch, after-school or a midday snack, we want to be that quick and easy solution that offers flavor and variety to make everyone smile! It is what inspired the changes for our updated packaging look!

Our new packaging is vibrant and easy to find on shelf! We added delicious and fun everyday mealtime suggestions, so no need to search…it’s all right there on the package to make life and Mrs. T’s recipes even easier. Recipes like our Parmesan Mini Pierogy Fries and Everything Toasted Pierogies.

Parmesan Mini Pierogy Fries

Parmesan Mini Pierogy Fries

For this recipe, we recommend Classic Cheddar Minis. Our new packaging makes the Minis more distinguishable from our Full-Size pierogies—making shopping for supplies faster than ever!

Once you have Mrs. T’s Pierogies, all this recipe needs is parsley, Parmesan, and your preferred cooking oil. You can deep-fry, make this recipe in the oven or air fryer! Any of the three, will create a delicious crunchy exterior and a creamy, delicious inside.

Everything Toasted Pierogies

Everything Toasted Pierogies

Everything Toasted Pierogies are packed with flavor and easy to make! We used Classic Cheddar Pierogies for this recipe, but any flavor would taste great with the Everything Seasoning!

This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes and is great for an afternoon snack! It is crunchy, savory, and perfect for dipping in sauces. We created a mustard and sour cream dipping sauce, but let your creativity be your guide.

Classic Cheddar

Mrs. T’s Pierogies are still the same fun, flavorful, and easy to make favorite—now with a new look! We are excited and happy to introduce a new box to make mealtimes even easier. If you spot our new packaging in the store, be sure to let us know what you think on socials!

The Perfect Fall Holiday Menu

Delicious fall flavors are something many of us look forward to ALL year-long! We know lots of people are working in these flavors wherever they can, especially for the holidays.

When the holiday season hits, we start planning for the perfect menu. Each dish can be an Instagramable moment, a chance to feed people something they love, and a great way to entertain all night. This Brown Butter Pumpkin sauce is a gorgeous and easy side dish recipe to add to your holiday menus.

The Perfect Fall Holiday Menu

It has a lovely light orange color and great tasting fall flavors. The pumpkin, sage, and shallots create an aroma that will fill your kitchen with fall smells. This sauce is great for entertaining. It can be served in a casserole dish to stay warm longer and can be covered, stored, or reheated easily.

Holiday Pierogy Dips

Spinach Artichoke Dip with Parmesan Crusted Pierogies is always a crowd pleaser! Artichoke hearts are the main ingredient in this dip. Their salty, savory flavor is paired beautifully with its creamy base. The texture of the breaded Parmesan Pierogies complements this dip in such a tasty way. Artichoke dip and Parmesan Crusted Pierogies take a little more time in the oven, but those flavors are worth the wait, especially that extra crunch on the pierogies!

Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe

Our Air Fried Minis with Homemade Apple Pie Dip is a fun addition to the dessert table. Cinnamon and nutmeg are beautiful fall flavors that will make your kitchen smell amazing. The air-fried pierogies are a satisfying crunch for this dip. It’s the perfect blend of savory and sweet! The apple pie dip only takes 5 minutes on the stove. So easy for such a fantastic flavor!

Apple Dip recipe

Try these delicious dips and tag us in your social post!

Mrs. T’s All-Star Recipes

Every day, moms go above and beyond for their families. They are true All-Stars!

And when it comes to providing a home-cooked meal everyone loves, Mom always knows how to knock it out of the park. We took to our Mrs. T’s Pierogies cookbook for our all-time favorite pierogy recipes that make Mom a star in the kitchen. Whether it gives her lightning speed with easy prep and fast cleanup, or the power of big bold flavors, she always has peace of mind in knowing that her whole family will LOVE her classic, feel-good recipes that they could only get at home.

So, which pierogies recipe is your all-time favorite? We picked the Mrs. T’s Fan-Favorite All-Star dishes and are rating them below to see where they fall on our All-Star scale. We will be judging based on simplicity, flavor, and cook time. Let’s get to it!

Mac and Cheese Skillet

Some things are just worth waiting for, and this Mac and Cheese Skillet is one of them. It’s still a short cook time of thirty-five minutes. This recipe sneaks in some amazing veggies like broccoli, red pepper, and yellow squash. All things we love to feed our families! After sautéing your veggies and scallions until they’re tender, you’ll set them aside so you can whisk together the sauce. Slowly adding in cream cheese and white cheddar to your roux while it thickens is so satisfying…comfort food at its best. When the sauce is done, simply add the veggies and pierogies back to the pan, coating in that delicious sauce, and serve—just that easy!

Best of all the flavors are something your family will love, and the veggies are something you’ll love feeding them. This racks in a solid 5 out of 5 on our All-Star Scale.

Cheesy Garlic Pull

We all love melty cheese… but what’s better than a long, gooey cheese pull? A cheese pull coated with warm garlic butter and herbs! Our Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Pierogies work great as a snack after schoolwork or an app to get the family excited for mealtime! This recipe is so simple with Monterey Jack, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses, garlic and butter! It has a few more steps with baking and then putting it in the skillet, but it’s totally worth it!

We give this 4.5 out of 5 on our All-Star Scale for its occasion versatility and delicious flavor profile. Also because, well, it’s a cheesy pull!

Easy Veggie and Mini Pierogy Sheet Pan

Easy Veggie & Mini Pierogy Sheet Pan Dinner
One-pan meals are our best friends! All ingredients on one pan means minimal prep and minimal cleanup — but we still mean maximum flavor! This Easy Veggie and Mini Pierogy Sheet Pan is coated in a wonderful Dijon mustard dressing you can make with a few simple ingredients in no time. Throw it in the oven for 16-18 minutes and you’ve got a dinner bursting with delicious, bright fresh veggies.

This recipe scores a 4.25 out of 5 on our All-Star Scale for its short prep and cook time, and very vivacious veggies! Plus, one bottle of Dijon dressing for a lightning quick flavor boost earns points in our cookbook!

Who says weeknight meals (or any meal for that matter!) need to be a hassle? If it’s simple, delicious, and leaves smiles on your family’s faces—we think it’s a win. Just don’t expect any leftovers… these All-Star recipes are known to result in clean plates!

Want more delicious and easy recipes that will make you feel like an All-Star? Visit our recipes page.