Grilled Pierogi with Kielbasa

Even though I am half Polish, I didn’t grow up eating a lot of Polish food. I don’t think I had a pierogi until a few years ago even. Why I have had a kielbasa and pierogi craving for the last couple of weeks is beyond me, but I’m glad I did because this recipe is delicious!

Grilled Pierogis with Kielbasa
Just the Tip / Inspired by Seasoned to Taste
Serves 4

Here’s what I used:

  • 1 pound kielbasa (I used nitrate-free turkey kielbasa from trader joe’s), cut into 4 pieces and butterflied
  • 2 tbsp whole-grain dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 pound frozen potato-and-cheddar pierogi (do not thaw)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

Here’s what I did:

  1. Preheat a grill to medium or light your charcoals. Butterfly the kielbasa pieces open so that both the inside and outside get charred. Grill the kielbasa, turning, until charred and split, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk the mustard and vinegar in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in 2 tbsp olive oil until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the onion and pierogies with the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, until the pierogies thaw and are soft in middle and the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Turn the pierogies and onion and continue to grill, covered, until the pierogies are cooked through and the onion is tender, about 5 more minutes.
  4. Add the kielbasa, pierogies and onion to the bowl with the mustard dressing. Season with salt and pepper and toss gently. Add the parsley and serve.


3 thoughts on “Grilled Pierogi with Kielbasa

  1. Jackie says:

    I love your recipes! I’m not very blog-savvy, but is there a way to put a print link for just the recipe? If I print now I will get 7 pages because of the pictures. I know some other food blogs have that and it is very nice feature.

    Anyway, I’ll be trying this for sure, thank you!

    • vanessa says:

      Hi Jackie – thank you! I’m sorry, I haven’t been able to do a ‘print friendly’ link on my site yet, but you can enter the URL into and it will let you choose what to print and what to leave out. You can also add a shortcut to your browser so that you can do it while you’re on the page you want to print. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

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