Carbonara Pierogies

A mash-up of classic pasta with carbonara with store-bought pierogies makes for a fast dinner that will impress even the...
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Carbonara Pierogies
Mrs. T's Pierogies

Carbonara Pierogies

A mash-up of classic pasta with carbonara with store-bought pierogies makes for a fast dinner that will impress even the toughest critics in your house. Recipe courtesy of chef Dale Talde for Mrs. T's Pierogies.

4
Servings
311
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 Ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 Ounces thick-cut slab bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 16-ounce box Mrs. Ts Loaded Baked Potato Pierogies
  • 2 Teaspoons cracked pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon parsley, finely chopped, for garnish

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cheese, and olive oil. Set aside.

In a large sauté pan or skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat, turning as needed, until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan, then add the onions to the pan and cook in the rendered bacon grease over medium heat until softened and brown, about 20 minutes.

Return the bacon to the pan and reduce the heat to low.

Bring two quarts of water to a boil. Add the frozen pierogies and heat until they float, 3 to 5 minutes; drain, reserving ½ cup of the pierogy water for thinning the sauce. Working very quickly, add the pierogies to the bowl with the egg yolks, cheese, and olive oil, toss continuously to coat the pierogies, thinning the sauce with the reserved water until it reaches desired consistency. Stir in the bacon and onions. Top with the cracked pepper and parsley.

Serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
45mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
35µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
94mg
13%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
397mg
26%
Water
17g
1%

Carbonara Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Carbonara Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.