I like to cook food from all different cultures, because it is fun to try new things. I don’t get to travel much, but at least I can experience food from all over the world. This weekend I wanted to make a dish with pierogies. Pierogies are an eastern European dumpling that is stuffed with mashed potato filling, and I had a box sitting in my freezer just waiting to be used. So when I was asked to create a meal with Hillshire Farm Gourmet Creations Sausage I thought it would be perfect to combine with the pierogies, because sausage and mashed potatoes are a great combination.
Hillshire Farm Gourmet Creations is a new line of sausages from Hillshire Farm. My family loves sausage, and Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage is one of our favorites, so I was excited to try these new flavors. They are all pre-cooked, which makes it quick and easy to use them in recipes, or you could just heat them and serve them. I debated which flavor to use, and was torn between Italian Style and Beef & Jalapeno. But I decided that we have Italian Sausage relatively often, so I’d go with the Beef & Jalapeno to try something different.
I found the original recipe on allrecipes.com, and modified it a little bit based on what we like. Don’t let the seemingly long list of ingredients worry you, it only took 40 minutes to make. My family loved this dish. My husband had actually complained before dinner that he didn’t want pierogies, and then he ended having three helpings! This was a perfect fall weekend dinner.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb Smoked Sausage, sliced
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 small green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 6 mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 box pierogies
- 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and saute the onion, peppers, mushrooms and sausage in 1 T olive oil for 5 minutes.
- Add the minced garlic and the spices. Continue to cook for 2 minutes. Then scrape the entire contents of the pan into a bowl and cover it with foil to keep it warm while you cook the pierogies.
- In the same skillet, cook the pierogies according to the package directions for pan frying. The box I had told me to soak them in hot water for 3 minutes , and then pan fry them in the 1 T of oil for 6 minutes on each side.
- Once the pierogies are cooked add the sausage mixture back to the skillet and stir it well.
- Cook for 5 more minutes, and then top with the cheese and let it sit for a minute or two to melt the cheese.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 689Saturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 1042mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 18g
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