Crock Pot Creamy Pierogi
Recipe from DailyDIYLife.com via Pinterest
Okay, there are a few things you need to know about my cooking style:
- If it has more than five ingredients, I can’t be bothered.
- Low maintenance cooking is my default setting.
- I want my family to eat well, but on a budget.
- I love eating, but cooking is one of my least favorite “jobs” as a Mom.
- The Crock Pot is my favorite kitchen tool.
Creating our weekly meal plan is a task that I dread but find unavoidable as we are on a budget and busy as two full-time working parents. I don’t love cooking, and I can’t imagine that I ever will; however, I do want to provide my children with nutritious and tasty meals, and I can’t afford to eat out very often. So, every Sunday morning with my cup of coffee in hand I rack my brain and scroll through Pinterest to map out the meals for the week. Lately I have made it a priority to use my Crock Pot for at least three of the six meals I plan. For some reason, getting dinner ready in the morning and forgetting about it all day mitigates the dread that usually sets in at four o’clock when I realize that I still have to cook after working a full day.
This recipe appealed to me because it had a short list of ingredients and required virtually no other steps than “throw everything in the Crock Pot”. My perfect meal.
3 boxes of mini frozen Pierogis
4 cups chicken broth (I used stock because I already had some in the fridge)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz block of cream cheese
1 package of Kielbasa, sliced
Throw everything in the Crock Pot (I wasn’t kidding). Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Stir about halfway through cook time.
Creamy, comforting, carby, and delicious! This dish was a hit with the whole family, and there was plenty for leftovers for Mom’s weekday lunches. It took less than five minutes to prep, which combined with its deliciousness is plenty of reason for me to add this to our regular meal rotation.
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A recent transplant to the Midwest, Megan still gets excited by the first snow flurries of the season. Although her husband’s job as a private school administrator brought them to the area, Megan feels more at home in Indy every day. While she isn’t chasing after her two children or working her day job as a social worker, Megan enjoys drinking craft beer, photography, playing soccer, and fantasizing about all of the Pinterest projects she will one day complete