These Keto Pierogies using Fathead Dough are just as satisfying as the real thing, but without the carbs and gluten! I used a cheesy cauliflower puree inside, but these low carb pierogies can be filled with almost anything and they will be delicious!
Pierogies (also Pirogi or Pierogi) are Eastern European dumplings that are traditionally filled with mashed potatoes, onions, cheese, sauerkraut, ground meat, or even fruit. They are typically boiled and then served with butter, sour cream and/or fried onions.
The best Pierogies I’ve ever had were made by our friend’s mother Katherine, who was German. She taught me how to make them (though mine were never as good as hers) and getting invited to her house to eat them was a real treat. Her version had a filling of potatoes and cheese and she served them with browned butter. They were simple and delicious.
My Keto Pierogies using Fathead Dough can’t compare to hers, but they are definitely as satisfying as the store-bought ones at least. Mr. Hungry and I would eat the store bought pierogies for dinner at least once a week when we were first married because they were easy and cheap!
These Keto pierogies are a little more labor intensive, but it’s so totally worth the time involved to be able to eat pierogies on a Keto diet! My preferred way to serve pierogies is always with caramelized onions cooked in butter so that’s what I did with these low carb pierogies as well. It was awesome!
I don’t preboil these Keto Pierogies using Fathead Dough because I really don’t think they need it and I didn’t want to risk them falling apart. Just sautéing them in the butter and onions for about 3 minutes per side turns them golden and crunchy on the outside, while they remain soft and slightly chewy on the inside.
When you’re in need of comfort food without the carbs, these low carb pierogies definitely fit the bill!
In other news:
My Keto cookbook due out sometime in the Spring is going well and I have only 9 recipes left to shoot! It’s been a long process and we have a lot more work to do for the book to be complete, but I’m very excited about how it is turning out so far and I hope you guys will be too!
Also, I’ve finally tested some new fall themed recipes to share with you here on the blog and will be posting more consistently now that the bulk of the book is complete so stay tuned for those! I’ve missed you guys!!!
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