Lazy Man’s Pierogi or Polish Noodles

Lazy Man’s Pierogi (aka Noodles and Cottage Cheese) is simple, filling, and a family favorite of all ages. Get the taste of traditional pierogi without all the work. 5 simple ingredients plus salt and pepper make a quick, hearty meal any night of the week. This dish heats up nicely and makes a great snack or lunch the next day.

Lazy Man’s Pierogi or Polish Noodles

Recipe by A Coalcracker in the KitchenCourse: Entree, SidesCuisine: Eastern European, Coal RegionDifficulty: Easy


  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg noodles

  • 1 (16 ounce) package cottage cheese

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in melted butter until softened, 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook egg noodles in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
  • Stir butter and onion mixture, cottage cheese, sour cream, sea salt, and black pepper into the noodles.
  • Place the pot over medium heat; cook and stir until heated through and warm, 5 to 8 minutes.


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