HelloGiggles Team
February 24, 2016 6:00 am

The biggest award show of the season is upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited! What better way to celebrate a great year in film than gathering your friends to root on your favorite movies and actors, dish on their outfits, and nosh on awesome food?

We’ve teamed up with Mrs. T’s Pierogies to help create crave-worthy recipes for your menu. From a playful take on popcorn, to a creative chips and dip upgrade, these recipes from Mrs. T’s Pierogies will definitely win the “Best Dish” category. With just a few simple ingredients and Mrs. T’s Pierogies, a delectable spread is just a few minutes away — and we’re absolutely obsessed.

Mrs. T’s Pierogies combine creamy whipped potatoes with real, quality ingredients — like sharp feta cheese and spinach — folded into a delicious pasta shell. They’re the perfect canvas for your favorite ingredients, and great for a fabulous night in with friends.

Check out these Mrs. T’s Pierogies award night-inspired recipes below!

Buttery Movie Popcorn: Pierogy Popcorn

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) box Mrs. T’s Four Cheese Medley Pierogies
  • Sea salt
  • Parmesan cheese, grated

Melt butter in frying pan, mixing in minced garlic and rosemary.

Add already boiled pierogies (see back of Mrs. T’s Pierogies box for directions) to the frying pan and coat in the butter mixture.

Serve with sea salt and parmesan to taste.

Red Carpet Ready ‘RogiesPierogy Bruschetta

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp. garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 tbsp. basil, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) box Mrs. T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogies
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Combine tomato, garlic, Parmesan, olive oil and basil in a medium bowl.

Pour mixture over plated, pan-seared pierogies (see back of Mrs. T’s Pierogies box for directions).

Drizzle balsamic vinegar over plater pierogy brushetta.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Dreaming of Gold Pierogies: Golden Sesame Pierogies 

  • 1 (16-ounce) box Mrs. T’s Classic Onion Pierogies
  • Vegetable oil

For the batter …

  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the sauce …

  • 4 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 -1½ tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 – 2½ tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped

Allow pierogies to thaw for 15-20 minutes

To make the batter, whisk together cornstarch and egg — mix in a pinch of salt and pepper.

Set mixture aside and make sesame sauce, whisking together the soy sauce, water, sesame oil, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds and cornstarch.

Dip the pierogies in egg and cornstarch batter.

Use a generous amount of hot vegetable oil to pan fry the battered pierogies until golden brown on both sides. Remove pierogies from the oil and set aside.

Once pierogies are warm or room temperature, coat pierogies in the sauce.

Add the pierogies coated in sauce to an oiled pan on medium or low heat. The sauce will quickly thicken on hot surface. As soon as sauce begins to thicken, remove pan from heat.

Sprinkle chopped green onions over the golden sesame pierogies and enjoy!

Best Dressed Pierogies: Pierogies Dressed Up In Different Sauces (For twelve pierogies)

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 -2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) box Mrs. T’s Classic Feta & Spinach Pierogies

Combine first six ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Chill blended dip for at least one hour in the refrigerator before serving.

Serve with pan-seared pierogies — cook according to package directions.

Bacon & Jalapeño Cheddar Dip

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 pieces of bacon, cooked and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 (16-ounce) box Mrs. T’s Spicy Jalapeño & Sharp Cheddar Pierogies

Beat together first four ingredients.

Place in oven safe dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Serve with pan-seared pierogies — cook according to package directions.

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