Potato varenyky with champignons and cheese

Have you already tried Ukrainian traditional food - varenyky (which are sometimes called pierogies)? But I can bet your bottom dollar that you haven’t eaten baked potato pierogies with champignons! If you want to find out how to cook these amazing pierogies with potato and onion filling, then read this recipe right away.

Today we are going to cook incredibly delicious potato pierogies baked with mushrooms in pots. Combined together with fragrant fried onion and delicate cheese on top, these varenyky are just second to none.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 ml cream
  • 400 g (14 oz) onion
  • 200 ml warm water
  • 800 g (28 oz) potato
  • 500 g (17,5 oz) flour
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) cheese
  • 300 g (10,5 oz) champignons
  • vegetable oil (for frying and greasing)
  • black ground pepper – to taste
  • salt – to taste


Combine sifted flour with salt, egg, and warm water. Mix the ingredients until you get a stiff dough (the dough should not stick to your hands).

Peel onions and potatoes. Wash and cube them. Golden-brown the onion in a skillet with preheated vegetable oil.

Boil the potatoes until done and mash them. Combine the potato with fried onion. Salt and pepper the mass to your taste.

Roll the dough (1 mm thickness). Cut out the circles. Put the potato filling in the center of each circle. Seal the edges tightly to form a semicircle.

Peel and wash champignons. Cut the mushrooms into medium pieces. Peel, wash, and chop a bulb onion. Preheat vegetable oil in a skillet and add the mushrooms with onion there. Stir-fry the ingredients until half-done. Season them with salt and pepper to your taste.

Cook stuffed pierogies in boiling water. Salt them and boil until half-done. Pour some vegetable oil in pots. Arrange a couple of varenyky there. Put some mushrooms with onions above. Then add some varenyky. Arrange all the ingredients layer by layer. Pour everything with cream. Top the ingredients with grated cheese. Cover the pots with lids and place in the preheated oven. Bake for about half an hour at 180°C (356°F). Serve the varenyky hot!

Enjoy your meal!

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