I love pierogi but I would never make them! They are so much work! Lately I’ve been making a lot of dishes I love into casseroles: cabbage rolls, stuffed green peppers…
This one combines all the things I love about pierogis in one dish!
1 pound gnocchi, cooked and drained
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup sauerkraut, drained and rinsed (this is optional)
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced or chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch ground cloves
1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
Sauté cabbage, onion, mushrooms and garlic with seasonings in 4 Tablespoons of butter until tender.
Toss with gnocchi and sauerkraut (if using). Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.