What To Serve With Perogies: 32 Delicious Ideas

Perogies are delicious Polish dumplings filled with a variety of fillings from potatoes and cheese to sauerkraut or mushrooms. They’re typically made with humble ingredients, and therefore provide a blank canvas for a myriad of delicious accompaniments. If you’re wondering what to serve with your perogies, this list of ideas — from condiments to hearty mains and wholesome vegetable sides — will help you put together the perfect spread.

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Caramelized Onions

Deeply sweet and umami caramelized onions are a must-have with perogies. Making them may take a bit of time, but it’s quite easy and you’ll find the flavor payoff is worth it. Just thinly slice a few onions and sautee them in olive oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat with a pinch of salt for about 45 minutes, adding a little more oil if they start to stick.
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Sour Cream

Sour cream is perhaps the most traditional accompaniment to perogies. There are many plant-based sour cream options available, and most likely your grocery store will carry at least one brand. You can also make your own by blending soaked cashews with water and a splash of lemon juice until very smooth.
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Chopped Fresh Herbs

Dill is perhaps the most traditional herb served with perogies. I also really like parsley, chives, basil, and tarragon. I’d avoid hearty, woodsy herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage — they’ll be too strong to use raw and will overpower the delicate dumplings.
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bowl of vibrant pink beet hummus surrounded by pickles, radishes, cucumbers, peppers, and pita bread

Beet Hummus

While this Middle Eastern spread may not be the most obvious pair, beets often seen in traditional Polish dishes like Buraczki, a shredded beet salad. Serve a dollop of beet pesto alongside your perogies for a colorful and memorable pairing.
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bowl of vegan corn chowder with potatoes, vegan sausage, and green onions.

Vegan Corn Chowder with Potatoes

Cozy up to a bowl of smoky vegan corn chowder with potatoes and sausage. It's creamy an comforting, and goes from pot to table in 30 minutes.
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Bigos (Polish Hunter’s Stew)

Polish Hunter's Stew is traditionally made with meat, sauerkraut, onions, mushrooms, and spices (like the one linked). To make this dish plant-based, just substitute tofu for the meat. You'll still enjoy the same rich flavors.
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Vegan Italian Wedding Soup

This vegan Italian wedding soup features a rich base of vegetables, a savory white wine broth, herby meatballs, pastina, and hearty greens.
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Parsnip and Apple Soup

This parsnip and Apple soup is so creamy and satisfying. And the pomegranate and herb garnish makes an extra pretty presentation.
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bowl of vegan sausage, kale, and white bean soup with dairy-free parmesan on top

Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

This rustic Italian-inspired soup comes together with a few simple ingredients and is so comforting when the weather starts to cool off.
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Vegan Farro Salad

This Charlie Bird inspired vegan farro salad has it all: fresh herbs, crunchy nuts, leafy greens, chewy grains, crisp veggies, salty parmesan, and a tangy vinaigrette.
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Arugula and Butternut Squash Salad

This beautiful arugula and roasted butternut squash salad is topped with pecans and pomegranate seeds. It’s extra delicious with an orange vinaigrette.
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Vegan Caprese Salad

Make this dairy-free rendition of a classic Italian staple in hot summer months when tomatoes are at peak ripeness and basil is plentiful.
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A white rectangular platter full of vegan chicken caesar salad with croutons and dairy free parmesan shavings

Vegan Chicken Caesar Salad

This classic vegan chicken caesar salad is quick and easy, coming together in under 30 minutes. It's hearty and filling, thanks to chunks of vegan chicken, with a savory, tangy homemade caesar dressing.
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Tequilaberry Salad (Vegan Version)

Iceberg lettuce, bacon, mayo, parmesan, and cauliflower make up this traditional Tequilaberry salad. Here, I've put a plant-based spin on it.
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Cabbage Rolls

Authentic Polish cabbage rolls are called Golabki (although my family often just called them "pigeons" growing up for some reason). There are many other variations filled with everything from rice to vegetables.
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Impossible Meatloaf

Yes, meatloaf — but from plants! My Impossible meatloaf is a hearty and nostalgic dinnertime favorite that even the loyalest of carnivores loves.
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Vegan Sausage and Peppers

This sheet pan dinner of vegan sausage and peppers is hearty and delicious served over pasta, polenta, mashed potatoes, and more. You'll love this rustic and versatile dish!
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Honey Mustard Tofu

This crispy baked vegan "honey" mustard tofu packs multiple layers of sweet-and-tangy flavor. Dip in and enjoy this fun and filling appetizer!
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Air Fryer Cabbage Wedges

These Air Fryer Cabbage Wedges are crispy on the edges and tender in the middle. They're wholesome, easy to make, and ready in just 15 minutes.
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Roasted Root Vegetables

On cozy autumn nights, there's nothing better to serve with your perogies than a big pile of roasted root veggies like carrots, squash, and beets.
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Grilled Asparagus In Foil

Perogies naturally beg for something green on the side. If you're an asparagus fan, try grilling spears in foil with lemon and olive oil.
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Garlicky Sauteed Kale

Any leafy greens you love will make a perfect side dish — so get out your spinach, chard, or even mustard greens and sautee them up in some olive oil and garlic.
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Air Fried Brussels Sprouts

Quick and easy, this recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts shows you just how to make crispy and flavorful brussels sprouts (frozen OR fresh!) in your air fryer with no hassle. This is a healthy, fast, and convenient vegan side dish or appetizer that will make anyone enjoy this underappreciated vegetable.
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Seared Mushrooms With Thyme

Mushrooms and thyme are a match made in heaven. This earthy and umami combination will make a great side for your perogies.
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Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash

If you're making perogies in the summer, why not grab some zucchini and squash from the garden or your local farmers market? They make a delicious, easy side.
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Lemony Green Beans

Name a more iconic American side dish than green beans. They work for a reason.
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Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These easy, crispy baked Sweet Potato Fries are easy to make and go with almost anything. The secret to crispy baked fries is in the prep!
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Ogórki Kiszone (Polish Pickles)

Perogies naturally go well with pickled sides like sauerkraut and these ogórki kiszone, loaded with fresh dill.
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Fermented Red Cabbage

This homemade version of sauerkraut using red cabbage is a vibrant accompaniment to perogies using a classic Polish vegetable.
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Fire Roasted Tomatoes

If your garden is overflowing with summer tomatoes, why not roast some up as a delicious and easy side dish? The bright tanginess of tomatoes helps offset richer dishes.
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Boiled Baby Potatoes

If your motto when it comes to potatoes is "more is more," you'll love serving these boiled potatoes with your perogies.
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Creamy Cucumber Salad

I love tossing fresh sliced cucumbers with some vegan mayo, fresh herbs, and just a hint of vinegar and sugar. It's like a creamy version of a Polish pickle, or "ogórki."
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Now that you have some ideas for what to serve with perogies, you may have more questions about serving these delicious Polish dumplings. Read on for answers to more common questions below.

Perogi FAQ

Perogies always require boiling first. The next step of pan-frying in butter is completely optional. Fried or not, both ways are traditional and acceptible.

You can fry perogies in both butter or oil; it comes down to personal preference. Butter is more traditional. If you choose oil, make sure to choose a neutral oil with a high smoke point, like avocado oil or grapeseed oil. Many choose to use a combination of oil and butter for shallow frying — butter provides great flavor while oil keeps the butter from burning.

My personal favorite method is a swirling little bit of plant-based butter in a pan over medium heat and waiting until it gets frothy and starts to brown a little. Brown butter takes perogies to the next level by adding a delicious nutty flavor. Just be careful not to let the butter burn, or you’ll have a bitter mess on your hands.

Hot sauce is not traditionally an accompaniment for perogies. But don’t let that stop you! If you like a bit of kick with your dumplings, by all means — pile on the hot sauce. Many people find the blank canvas of a potato and cheese perogi a great opportunity to turn up the heat.

Most historical records state that perogies first originated in eastern pre-war Poland, which is now a part of Ukraine. The two countries share a border and, thus, many culinary traditions. Today, both nations claim perogies as an integral part of their cuisine.

Yes, uncooked perogies freeze very well in a sealed, airtight container. They’ll stay good in the freezer for up to six months. There’s no need to thaw them before boiling — just chuck them right into the pot.

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