Minute Mashers™ Potato & Cheddar Pierogi

Ingredients

  • 1 package Buttery Roasted Garlic Minute Mashers™
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • wonton wrappers
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/4 lb (or approximately 1 cup) cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish: sour cream and chives

Directions:

  1. Microwave Minute Mashers™ mashed potatoes according to package instructions. Mash very well to remove any lumps. You want a creamy consistency.
  2. Add mashed Minute Mashers, shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper to a medium bowl and mix to combine. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Reduce the heat and remove bacon from the pan using tongs or a slotted spoon and set aside. Keep the bacon drippings in the pan.
  4. To the same skillet, add sliced onions and salt. Continue to cook at a low-medium heat stirring occasionally. Onions will become softer and darker but watch them carefully so they don’t burn. Remove onions from the skillet using tongs and set aside.
  5. Optional: use a biscuit cutter to cut wonton wrappers into a circle.
  6. Add a teaspoon amount of the mashed potato mixture each wonton wrapper. Brush the edges of the wonton wrappers with the whisked egg (or use your finger). Fold the wonton wrappers in half and press the edges together to seal the pierogis. Crimp the edges with a fork – be careful not to pierce the potato pocket with the edge of the fork.
  7. In the same skillet, cook pierogis for 1-2 minutes on each side over medium-low heat. Once lightly browned on both sides, add 3 tablespoons of water to the pan and cover for 1 minute. Transfer cooked pierogis to a plate and garnish with bacon and onions. Enjoy!