For those days you really want a meal that reminds you of home, but you simply don’t have the time to knead your own dough…
Half-Ass Homemade Pierogies
- 1 pouch of Betty Crocker Roast Garlic & Cheddar Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Or about 3 cups of your own mashed potatoes, seasoned of course.
- 1 package of jumbo shells (usually yields about 35 shells).
- Oil or butter.
- Sour cream, or applesauce if you’re into that kinda stuff. ;)
Prepare mashed potatoes as directed and then set aside. Prepare jumbo shells as directed. Once cooked to al dente (soft, but not mushy), submerge in a dish of cold water to stop cooking and to prevent sticking.
One by one, take each shell and carefully pry open to dollop about a teaspoon-tablespoon of the potato mixture. Carefully roll shell up, and gently squeeze and slightly push mixture to the ends of each shell; this will seal the deal and push out any air bubbles. Place in a container or dish.
Once finished, feel free to fry them up with onions for extra flavor, and serve them with a side of sour cream and/or apple sauce.
Also, feel free to use other flavors of mashed potato mixtures, or add more cheese, or meat. Get weird.