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Meat pierogi with cheese sauce on a white plate.
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Pierogi Sauces and Toppings - What To Serve With Pierogi

If you're wondering what to serve with pierogi, you've come to the right place. Get ideas on pierogi sauces and toppings. Pierogi are really good on their own but you can always pump up the flavor with toppings/sauces.
Course sauce, Topping
Cuisine polish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 625kcal
Author Aleksandra


the best topping:

  • thick-cut bacon or butter if not using bacon
  • onion
  • sour cream

cheese sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup (45g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

sweet buttered breadcrumbs (for sweet pierogi):

  • 1/2 cup (115g) butter
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (70g) fine breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar or to taste
  • cinnamon

dill sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • small bunch chopped dill
  • salt and pepper

ranch dipping sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream (120g)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (120g)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (100g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon lemon juice or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


The best topping:

  • Vegetarian version: pour melted butter over pierogi and serve with dollops of sour cream. You can also cut onion into thin slices and cook for 5-10 minutes in butter until soft and a little bit browned. Top pierogi with the onions.
  • Bacon and onion topping: Cook bacon in a pan until browned and crispy then put on a plate. Cook thinly sliced onions in the fat rendered from bacon (adding more butter if necessary), until soft, about 5-10 minutes. Top your pierogi with onions and bacon, put a dollop of sour cream on the side.

Cheese sauce:

  • Melt the butter in a pan or medium saucepan. Add flour and whisk until combined, cook for 1 minute at low heat. Add milk and broth, whisk to combine, and bring to a gentle boil. Add parmesan cheese and cook until melted. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

Sweet breadcrumbs:

  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the breadcrumbs and sugar. Cook, stirring over medium heat until breadcrumbs are golden in color (2-3 minutes). Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.

Dill sauce:

  • Add the butter to the pan. When it’s melted, add finely chopped garlic and cook for 30 seconds, then whisk in the flour.
  • Add the broth, cream, milk, lemon juice, and mustard. Cook for a couple of minutes until the sauce is thickened.
  • Take the pan off the heat, add the chopped dill, and season the sauce with salt and pepper, to taste.

Ranch dipping sauce:

  • Add all the ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk until combined. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.


Recipes for various mushroom sauces are linked in the body of the post.
The calories shown are for the dill sauce.


Calories: 625kcal