Loaded Pierogi Casserole with Panko Topping | Enjoy a hearty oven dish with cheesy flavor galore. Eastern European dumplings (or pierogi) make a clever base for an easy casserole. Choose pierogi that are stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese or switch up this comfort food recipe with a different pierogi filling. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even make your pierogi from scratch! With just 10 minutes of prep time, this creamy casserole makes an easy weeknight dinner.
8 ounces cubed cream cheese ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried dill ⅛ teaspoon black pepper ½ cup chicken broth 2 (16 ounce) packages thawed potato-cheese pierogi 7 ounces kielbasa sausage, sliced into half circles ½ cup Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter ½ cup shredded gruyere cheese ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese ¼ cup chopped green onion
Preheat oven to 375°F and grease the bottom of a medium rectangle casserole dish with cooking spray. Add cream cheese to a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. When cream cheese is mostly melted, stir in garlic powder, basil, dill, and black pepper. Gradually stir in chicken stock until smooth. Turn heat off.
Spread perogies in casserole dish and pour cream cheese sauce on top. Evenly top with sliced kielbasa. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
While casserole bakes, stir together breadcrumbs and melted butter in a small bowl. Remove foil and top casserole with shredded cheeses and Panko bread crumbs. Return to oven and bake uncovered 12-15 minutes longer, until Panko is golden brown. Serve hot garnished with green onion.