Lazy Varenyky with Pumpkin

1293642408_1Fall has already come and inspiring pumpkin recipes of food bloggers have appeared. I also have one delicious Ukrainian recipe for you.

Today we will cook remarkably easy yet yummy dumplings. This recipe is for those who don’t have much time for cooking. Assure you, the recipe is easier than you think.

Bursting with textures for your fall table, this dish is going to bewitch your relatives and friends. These sweet pumpkin treats are rich in flavor and color. In addition, lazy varenyky are very light and pillowy.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp dairy butter
  • 300 g (10,5 oz) pumpkin
  • 200 g (7 oz) cottage cheese
  • sour cream – for serving


Peel a pumpkin and dice it. Transfer the pumpkin to a pan. Pour some water above and stew the pumpkin until soft. Then pour out the water and mash the boiled pumpkin.

Combine cottage cheese and sugar. Stir until smooth. Add salt and an egg. Mix the ingredients carefully. Add the pumpkin and stir everything again. Then add flour and mix one more time.

Transfer the mass to a floured surface and knead dough for 10 minutes. Divide the mass into 2 parts. Roll the dough in a sausage shape and cut it into medium pieces.

Boil varenyky in salted water. Cook them until they come to surface. Combine the boiled varenyky with dairy butter. Serve them with sour cream.

Enjoy your meal!