Have you ever grilled pierogies? Give it a shot! This Grilled Pierogies with Sausage and Peppers recipe is a new favorite on our summer grilling menu!
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Over the years, I’ve tried grilling or smoking a lot of different things – grilled guacamole? It works! Smoked spinach artichoke dip? Holy cow! Smoked peanuts? Yup, that was a fun experiment! But grilled pierogies? This was the first time for that…and it won’t be the last time!
Laura grew up in west-central Pennsylvania. The food traditions in that area are interesting in that they draw partly on the Amish traditions of central PA, partly on the central + eastern European traditions of Pittsburgh and partly on the Italian traditions which are prevalent throughout the northeast. All of those influences lead to some pretty interesting (and fantastic!) recipes.
These Grilled Pierogies with Sausage and Peppers are a delicious example of that fusion of flavors. You’ve got the pierogies (central/eastern Europe). You’ve got the Italian sausage and peppers (Italy). And then you’ve got the grilled (ok, that’s just me).
Seriously, though, if you’ve never grilled pierogies, then put it on the menu ASAP! Plus, they go on the grill frozen, so that means less planning ahead for dinner. Win-win!
Grilled Pierogies with Sausage and Peppers
This Grilled Pierogies with Sausage and Peppers recipe is packed with flavor, and I highly recommend it. I can promise you that this won’t be the last time I grill pierogies! This recipe was based heavily on this Rigatoni with Grilled Vegetables recipe that I posted some number of years ago. That recipe is on regular rotation in our house during the summer months – it’s tasty!
This time I omitted the pasta and added grilled pierogies. Grilled pierogies are amazing. I used cheese-filled pierogies that I picked up in the frozen aisle at the grocery store. Once they are grilled, the pierogies retain their creamy delicious texture, but with added grill flavor. Oh, and there are little bits of delicious charred corners (I call ’em grilled nubbins) that are quite tasty, too!
The pierogies, veggies and sausages all cook in about the same time, so that means this recipe is super easy. Once everything is cooked, just bring it all back into the kitchen, chop everything into bite-sized pieces and then toss it with fresh basil and olive oil. Add a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese and a couple spoonfuls of ricotta cheese before serving. All together, this is one heck of a summer meal!
I do hope you put this recipe on your summer grilling agenda. It’s unique. It’s delicious. And it’ll have you wanting to make it again soon. That sounds like my type of recipe! Enjoy!
Did you make these Grilled Pierogies with Sausage and Peppers at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog). I’d love to see your version!
Grilled Pierogies with Sausage and Peppers
- 1 medium red onion cut into 1”-thick slices
- 1 medium yellow squash halved lengthwise
- 2 red bell peppers cut into 1” strips
- 4 Tbsp olive oil divided
- 1½ tsp Italian seasonings
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 16-oz. package frozen cheese-filled pierogies
- 16 oz. Italian sausage links mild or hot
- ¾ cup fresh basil chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- ½ cup ricotta cheese
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- Light charcoal grill for direct heat. (I aim for ~350-375°F when grilling vegetables.)
- Brush squash, red onions and bell peppers with 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Sprinkle tops of vegetables with Italian seasonings and salt. Set vegetables aside.
- Brush frozen pierogies with 2 Tbsp of olive oil.
- Place vegetables on grill cut-sides down. Also place pierogies and sausage on grill at this stage. Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, or until all vegetables are tender and sausage is fully cooked.
- Slice the vegetables and sausage into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Add remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil, chopped basil and garlic. Toss until well combined.
- Add grilled pierogies and toss gently.
- Divide into serving bowls and top with spoonful of ricotta and grated Parmesan cheese.
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