Varenyky with potato, cream cheese, and bacon filling

csm_SZKC05_7abcfe3e02Varenyky are considered to be a popular Ukrainian dish which like and eat many Ukrainians. Today we are going to cook varenyky with potato, cream cheese, and bacon filling. Once you taste this dish, you won't be able to stop eating it.


  • 500 g (1,1 lb) wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp olive/ sunflower oil
  • 1 glass of warm water
  • 1 tbsp dairy butter
  • 2 bulb onions
  • 300 g (0,66 lb) potato
  • 250 g (0,55 lb) cream cheese
  • 1/3 glass of milk
  • 200 g (0,44 lb) bacon
  • 30 g (0,07 lb) hard cheese
  • fresh dill – to taste
  • sour cream – to taste
  • salt – to taste
  • ground black pepper – to taste


Let’s cook a filling. Peel and chop onions. Slice bacon. Toss the ingredients together. Preheat dairy butter in a big frying pan. Fry the onion and bacon for 5 minutes.

Peel potatoes, boil and mash them. Combine the potatoes with grated cream cheese, a whipped egg and half of the fried filling. Add chopped dill, salt and pepper. Stir the ingredients.

Place sifted flour in a bowl. Beat in salt and eggs. Pour the water and sunflower oil gradually. Knead the dough gently till it gets a homogenous consistency (about 10 minutes). Cover the dough and let it rest for half an hour.

Place the dough onto a well-floured work surface. Divide it into 4 parts and roll out each part. Cut out the circles by the help of a glass.

Fill the center of each circle with a generous tablespoon of the stuffing. Join the edges of the dough firmly enough to enclose the filling.

Boil the perogies in a big quantity of salty water for 5-7 minutes.

Place the prepared perogies on a colander and let them drain. Then transfer the dish to a plate. Top the perogies with the remaining fried bacon, chopped fresh dill, sour cream and grated hard cheese.

Enjoy your meal!