Lazy Vareniki

Ukrainian Lazy Cheese Pierogi
Ukrainian Lazy Cheese Pierogi
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Ingredients

1 lb Farmer's cheese or ricotta
½ tsp Salt plus 1 tsp for water
1 tbsp Sugar
1 Eggs
about ½ – 1 cup All-purpose flour

Nutritional information

303
Calories
12.2g
Fat
15g
Carbohydrates
24.9g
Protein
85mg
Cholesterol
831mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Lazy Vareniki

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Lazy Vareniki, aka Ukrainian lazy cheese pierogi, is a delicious and healthy breakfast option for those busy mornings. Made with fresh farmer’s cheese, they are melt-in-your-mouth soft and tender. Plus, they are so fast and easy to make. You can whip up these lazy cheese pierogi while the water for them comes to a boil.

Start by making the dough from farmer’s cheese, egg, a little sugar, a pinch of salt, and all-purpose flour. Depending on the moisture of your farmer’s cheese (or ricotta), you can adjust the amount of flour to make the dough thicker. Knead the dough gently with your hands a few times until it comes into a ball. Transfer the dough ball to a floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces. Using the palms of your hands, roll each piece into a 1-inch thick log. Slice each log into about ½-inch thick pieces. Cook the vareniki in batches in boiling salted water for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately with sour cream, fresh berries, and a touch of honey or homemade jam if you wish.

To make the Lazy Vareniki, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Lazy Vareniki

Steps to make Lazy Vareniki

1

Bring water to boil

5

Fill a large pot with water and add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil.

2

Combine cheese, salt, sugar, and egg

1

Place 1 pound farmer's cheese in a large bowl. Add ½ teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 egg and mix thoroughly until completely combined.

3

Add flour

1

Start adding the flour, a few tablespoons at a time, mixing well, until you can form a ball. Depending on the moisture of your farmer's cheese (or ricotta), you may need to add from ½ a cup to 1 cup of flour. Avoid adding too much flour to the dough as the dough should be soft and tender.

4

Divide dough

1

Place the dough ball on a floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces.

5

Shape into logs

1

Use the palms of your hands to roll each piece into a 1-inch thick log.

6

Slice

1

Slice each log into about ½-inch thick pieces.

7

Cook

5

Drop the pierogi in batches into boiling salted water, stirring constantly, to prevent them from sticking to the bottom. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Once the pierogi float to the top, cook them for 2 minutes. Remove the cheese pierogi from the pot with a slotted spoon.

8

Serve

Serve immediately with a dollop of sour cream, fresh berries and honey or homemade jam if you wish.

This Lazy Vareniki recipe is made with just a few simple ingredients and tastes so delicious. You will love how easy it is to make. If you make this traditional Ukrainian recipe, share a picture with us @cookmerecipes on Instagram - and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Average Rating:
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Total Reviews: 7
Patricia Kelly

These lazy vareniki are very easy and require only about 10 minutes, from start to finish to make. Wonderful!

Krista Evans

Healthy and quick breakfast!

Roxana

I made it! And I love these cheese dumplings Thanks for sharing!

Sam Tullis

Do they like gnocchi?

Yefim

Oh, I've never heard of these before. They look really interesting.

Athina

Our collection of traditional and popular Ukrainian recipes is here: Popular Ukrainian Recipes or Ukrainian Food.

Athina

Great! It's a fast and delicious dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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