Bacon Pieorogie Bake

This meals is pretty awesome. It reminds me of a loaded potato skin....but I had a few speed bumps while making it.  This was all user error, mind you, and no fault of this delicious recipe.  I put off my weekly trip to the grocery store due to laziness and American Horror Story, and had to resort to going after work.  I hate doing this because I am starving and in a hurry to get home- yes, I am one of those who likes shopping and takes me time.  I grabbed the pieorogies out of the freezer case thinking I had grabbed cheese and onion.  I rushed home and put together dinner just in time for Kellen and Ron to get home. I was so pleased with time skills as we sat down to eat. I took one bite and something was off. Ron gave me an odd look as he choked down his bite. I rushed to the trash and pulled our the box. I bought sweet cheese. It tasted like cheesecake covered in bacon, tomatoes, cheese and onions.  Ron and I looked at each other trying to decide what to do (Kellen was happily eating his cheesecake bacon tomato pieorogies as if there was nothing wrong- babies).  Ultimately, we decided to remake it because I knew it was so good just from the sauce.  I ran back to the store and, of course, got the same check out person.  I am sure they are thinking, "wow, this girl really loves these things".   Anyways, I got home and re-made the dish and it was sooooooooooo worth it.  I really loved the flavors and the sauce is awesome. I actually doubled the recipe so that we has a little extra for leftovers.  This recipe is worth a try and, if you happen to buy sweet cheese pieorogies, go back to the store because this is so delicious! 

I also want to say happy birthday to my sweet Ron today! Tonight we are going out for pasta and pizza to celebrate!

Bacon Pieorogie Bake
from Elizabeth's Edible Experience 


2 (16-ounce) package frozen potato and onion pierogies 
Cooking spray
8 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 oz cream cheese
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup thinly diagonally sliced green onions
1/2 cup quartered baby tomatoes
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Sparay a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and arrange the frozen pierogies. 

Cook bacon in a saucepan over medium heat until crisp; remove from pan. Set aside.

Add garlic to drippings in pan, and cook for 30 seconds, whisking constantly. Add cream cheese to pan, and cook for 1 minute or until cream cheese begins to melt.  Gradually add chicken broth to pan, whisking  until smooth. Pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over pieorogies.  Top with cheese. 

Bake 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with bacon, green onions, tomato, and pepper. 

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