If you’re wondering what to serve with your perogies, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for perogies.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with perogies are kielbasa and sauerkraut, caramelized cabbage and bacon, Polish borscht, and cucumber salad. You can also try creamy mushrooms, carrot apple slaw, or hunter’s stew. Try garlic butter steak bites or gravy and cheese curds (poutine) for unusual but tasty options.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Kielbasa and sauerkraut
If you want to stick with Polish flavors, you can’t go wrong with pairing your perogies with this kielbasa and sauerkraut dish.
The tangy sauerkraut is offset by the sweet apples and onions, and then the smoky kielbasa rounds the whole thing out.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a one pot-dish that will be ready in just 30 minutes.
Kielbasa and sauerkraut with apples and caramelized onions
Skip the sauerkraut
Smoked sausage and peppers skillet
Skip the sausage
Polish sweet and sour cabbage
Rainbow carrots apple slaw
This Polish-inspired slaw is made with just two main ingredients – carrots and apples (although raisins are a popular addition too).
A mixture of oil and vinegar is the usual dressing, but this version takes it up a notch with a bright and zippy French vinaigrette that will cut right through the heavy perogies.
Why we love this recipe: it adds a vibrant pop of color to your perogies.
Hunters stew (bigos)
A bowl of this hearty stew is the perfect winter accompaniment to perogies.
It boasts big, bold flavors courtesy of mustard, cumin, red wine, porcini mushrooms, cayenne pepper, and lots more…
You can’t deny your perogies will be delicious dipped in the sauce.
Why we love this recipe: you can make a big batch and feast on it for a week.
Polish cucumber salad
From a winter side to a summer side.
This salad features crunchy cucumbers drenched in a creamy dill and sour cream dressing.
It’s super refreshing and will have a cooling effect on you, which is why it’s best in the summer months.
Pro-tip: make it lighter by using Greek yogurt.
Why we love this recipe: you only need four ingredients to make this.
Caramelized cabbage and bacon
This is probably the most-loved side dish for perogies – and bonus, it’s budget-friendly.
The cabbage is cooked in the bacon fat for about 40 minutes until it’s absorbed all the flavor and has started to caramelize.
The only way to make this better would be to add some onions to the mix.
Why we love this recipe: it’s an indulgent, low-carb side.
Garlic lemon broccoli and green beans
Give your perogies a nutritious boost with a serving of these blanched broccoli and green beans.
Cooking them this way gives you bright and crisp-tender veggies – an excellent contrast to your soft perogies.
Toss your veggies in a garlic-infused oil and sprinkle them with parmesan cheese for a simple but tasty flavor.
Why we love this recipe: you get maximum vitamins and nutrients from blanching the veggies.
Put together the ultimate comfort meal by serving perogies with a piping hot bowl of this Polish borscht (beetroot soup).
The vibrant red color couldn’t get much more inviting, and it’s packed with good-for-you nutrients.
And as soups go it’s really easy to make, taking just 30 minutes.
Why we love this recipe: you can serve it hot or cold depending on the season.
Creamed spinach and mushrooms
Give your classic creamed spinach an upgrade by adding some mushrooms and white wine to the mix.
The mushrooms bring a bold, umami bite with your tender greens, while the white wine adds a complex acidic flavor to your rich sauce.
Serve with a platter of seared potato and cheese perogies for a satisfying meal.
Why we love this recipe: it transforms a simple ingredient into something special.
Take inspiration from Canadian cuisine and make perogies poutine – perogies covered in gravy and cheese curds.
This gravy is thick and creamy, meaning it will coat every crevice of your perogies.
Comfort food heaven – but you will need a nap after.
Why we love this recipe: you don’t need any meat drippings, it gets its flavor from stock instead.
An easy applesauce is a fantastic side for perogies.
It’s sweet but with a sharpness to it, that will help balance out all the richness.
Psst… use a few different types to give you the best results.
Why we love this recipe: your kitchen will smell amazing.
Garlic butter steak bites
Fancy things up a bit with steak.
The perogies are the perfect vehicle for mopping up all the leftover steak juices and garlic butter.
Why we love this recipe: it only takes 10 minutes to make.
Pork chops with apples and cider
I know we’re going heavy on the apples – so I hope you like them!
You can serve your perogies on the side of this decadent pork dish, or toss them into the sauce so they get coated with all the delicious flavors.
Psst… this is another dish where a nap might be in order after.
Why we love this recipe: it’s an elegant, heartwarming dish.
Pear salad with warm bacon vinaigrette
Add a fresh, crisp bite to your soft perogies with this salad.
It’s loaded with sweet pear slices, peppery frisee leaves, pecans, and salty blue cheese, all dressed with a warm bacon vinaigrette.
All the flavors meld with each other well, giving you a well-balanced bite that pairs well with your savory perogies.
Why we love this recipe: it’s insta-worthy.
What To Serve With Perogies
- 1 portion perogies
- Prepare your perogies according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: kielbasa and sauerkraut, rainbow carrots apple slaw, hunters stew (bigos), polish cucumber salad, caramelized cabbage and bacon, garlic lemon broccoli and green beans, polish borscht, creamed spinach and mushrooms, perogi poutine, homemade applesauce, garlic butter steak bites, pork chops with apples and cider, pear salad with warm bacon vinaigrette.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!