Grilled Pierogies with Sausage and Peppers

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Grilled Pierogies with Sausage and Peppers

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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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 795kcal

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
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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22 Comments

  1. cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms and vegan cheeses and skip red bell peppers as am not a big fan of red bell peppers also pl make homemade pierogies soon as i dont have frozen pierogies in Singapore will use ravioli instead for this cant wait to try this in my air fryer i never had grilled pierogies with sausage and peppers before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    1. You can certainly adapt this recipe however you’d like, Ramya! I think ravioli would be a great idea since you can’t get frozen pierogies over in Singapore. Let me know how this recipe turns out if you make it!

    1. Thanks so much, Sherry! I know you’re heading out of summer grilling season down there…but then again, I think the winters might be mild enough to still fire up the grill. 🙂 Grilled peppers (capsicum) are easy and delicious!

    1. That’s a great idea on the vinaigrette, Mimi – we just made an easy vinaigrette for a salad this weekend, and I wish I had leftovers of this one to try the flavors together! Oh well…guess I need to make it again now. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve never grilled pierogis, either (Only baked – but that’s a different story). I have only one question: where have you been with such an amazing idea all these years, David?! What a great combination of flavours and textures! (Now, imagine the addition of smoked cheddar or mozzarella?!) I definitely need this to happen this in my life. And I also think that grilled gnocchi would be another awesome idea!

    1. You’re telling me, Ben – I wish I had come up with this idea to grill pierogies years ago! They are fantastic! And then add in the flavors of grilled veggies (and smoked cheeses!!), and you’ve got a fantastic summer recipe. Grilled gnocchi? Hmmm. I like this idea, but we’d have to figure out how to keep the gnocchi from falling through the grates. A grill pan maybe?

      1. How interesting, David! And here I was, thinking I’d heard of everything you can do with a pierog! I have a feeling that grilling is a great way to go! I sometimes bread pierogi in cracker crumbs to get a crunchy texture, but I bet the grill brings that out in a crunchy-chewy sort of way. Very cool. And I love the “salad” you’ve kind of tossed them into. Nice work!

        1. Yes – I was curious what you would think about this one, Jeff! I’m not sure how this would work with homemade pierogies – is the dough stiff enough to hold up to the grill? I do know the frozen version works well, and the flavors just scream summer! Give it a try!

  3. Talk about fusion! This dish blows my mind. I feel like that robot on “Lost in Space”, when he was confused he’d say “This does not compute!” And yet.. it actually does look really good…

    1. Hahaha! I totally agree with you, Frank. Grilling, pierogies and sausage/peppers sound like odd company…but they are the best of friends. Seriously – try this recipe sometime this summer!!

  4. 5 stars
    You have the best recipes on your site David. I always walk away soooooo hungry because of them. And this recipe is just the same. I love simple, yet tasty, summer meals that you throw on the grill. I clicked over to your Rigatoni with Grilled Vegetables recipe and “oh, my!” both of these now are gonna be on my meal rotation. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. You are too kind, Kristy – that you!! During the summer months, we’re always firing up the grill – and this one with grilled pierogies has raced up the list of favorites! It’s unique for sure, but it’s delicious!! I appreciate you taking the time to read through the post!

  5. 5 stars
    Love how you’ve perogies to a new level with the addition of sausage and peppers! Such a delicious combo!

    1. Thanks so much, Michelle – this was a really fun recipe to make as grilling pierogies isn’t terribly common. But it needs to be!! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Love how you try grilling with almost anything David! I’m pulling the BBQ out again here this weekend (hopefully – the weather looks good so far) and I’m thinking this should be on the menu!

    1. Oh I hope you had a great grilling weekend, Neil! I do love to grill, and this one was really fun. I’m definitely of the mindset that anything can be grilled – you just might need to get creative with how to do it. 🙂 Cheers, my friend!

  7. 5 stars
    I’m afraid to admit I’ve never had a pierogie! Sometimes I think I have a wide culinary experience and then other times I’m like, “I guess not!” How can I have gone this long without trying pierogies? I’m going to add your grilled recipe to my menu because this looks like a delicious way to start!

    1. Oh my gosh! Kathy – go get some pierogies at the store today! I’ve never tackled making homemade pierogies (Jeff – a blog friend who commented above – has done it, and it looks amazing), but I can say that the frozen pierogies from the store work well in here! Definitely put this one on the menu as it has a TON of grilled flavor!!

  8. 5 stars
    Brilliant idea David, I have also boiled, steamed, and fried pierogies but have never thought to grill them and toss them in a salad. Our version of pierogies is called piroger and is inspired by the Eastern European type of pierogi. It’s like a hand pie, so I don’t think it will play here. But, I know where I can get sizeable fresh ravioli that should swim well with this…

    1. Hmmm, it does sound like piroger wouldn’t be the right fit for a grill, but I do think ravioli would be a fun substitute here. I would recommend freezing the ravioli though – I think the frozen dough helps it hold up on the grill a bit better. I want to try this one again with ravioli now though!

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