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Creamy Crockpot Pierogies and Kielbasa

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Make creamy pierogies and kielbasa with the help of your Crockpot for an easy and filling meal. This comforting casserole has a creamy sauce and melted cheese to make it an easy and family friendly dinner.

Close up of cheesy pirogies and chunks of kielbasa in a sour cream sauce served with green beans.

Cook your favorite frozen pierogies along with smoked Polish sausage and a sour cream and cheese sauce in your slow cooker for a one of a kind meal. This recipe takes very little effort and is sure to fill your family up.

All you need to do is make a quick vegetable for a side dish and dinner is ready. Because the casserole itself is pretty rich, I recommend a lighter side like green beans or a green salad.

Cheesy sausage and pierogis casserole topped with chives, ready to eat.

Options for Making Creamy Pierogi and Sausage

You could even toss some green beans into the crockpot if you want to make it an all in one meal. Add a drained can of green beans or two along with the sour cream and cheese.

Ingredients: frozen pierogies, sour cream, shredded cheese, chicken broth and smoked sausage ready to be made into slow cooker casserole.

If kraut is more your style, add some rinsed and drained sauerkraut to the mix. The options really are endless.

You can use whatever slow cooker you have, but I like using the casserole crockpots for recipes like this. It allows you to get a nice even layer of melted cheese over everything and it all cooks nice and evenly.

If you are in a real hurry, you could even make it in your Instant Pot. Just cook the pierogies, sausage and broth on high pressure for about 3 minutes and quick release the pressure.

Then stir in the cheese and sour cream and leave on keep warm until the cheese is melted. You will be ready to eat in no time at all!

Spoon lifting helping of cheesy pierogies and sausage out of slow cooker.

How do I store the leftover pierogis and kielbasa?

Any leftover casserole can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Or freeze the leftovers for up to 3 months.

More Recipes Featuring Kielbasa

We love adding sausage to meals. It is such a great way to add big flavor without a lot of effort.

Including a smoked sausage like kielbasa in a recipe adds so much depth and a hint of smokiness. Plus you get that rich sausage goodness that sticks to your ribs and leaves you feeling satisfied.

Plate of creamy pierogis and smoked sausage casserole with green beans by slow cooker with remaining pierogi.

If you are a fan of cabbage, you will love making kielbasa, cabbage and potatoes in the instant pot. It is such a quick and easy meal and we make it quite frequently.

For a lighter spin on sausage and pierogi, try making sausage, pierogies and brussels sprouts on a sheet pan. This easy all in one meal only takes a few minutes to put together and it bakes to perfection.

For even more inspiration, try checking out my collection of kielbasa recipes.

Close up of cheesy pirogies and chunks of kielbasa in a sour cream sauce served with green beans.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Kielbasa and Pierogis Casserole

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
Make creamy pierogis and kielbasa with the help of your Crockpot for an easy and filling meal. This comforting casserole has a creamy sauce and melted cheese to make it an easy and family friendly dinner.
4.65 from 17 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes


  • 32 oz. frozen pierogies
  • 1 lb. kielbasa sliced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese divided


  • Grease slow cooker insert. Add frozen pierogies, sausage, broth and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
    32 oz. frozen pierogies, 1 lb. kielbasa, 2 cups chicken broth, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Stir in ¾ cup of cheddar and the sour cream. Top with remaining cheese. Cover and cook on high for 20-30 minutes more. The cheese should be melted and the sauce should be thick.
    ½ cup sour cream, 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Serve topped with chives or green onion if desired.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 530kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 19gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 1513mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Thursday 18th of April 2024

I had the same experience as Pat. When it came time to stir in the cheese and sour cream, the pierogi had softened to the point that they just disintegrated. For reference, I chose the option of cooking on low for 6 hours; the shorter, higher-heat option may yield better results.

It's hard to go wrong with cheese, potatoes, and sausage, so the end result was tasty, but it wound up as more of a lumpy potato casserole than anything else.


Thursday 18th of April 2024

I am sorry that happened. At least it was still tasty. I will test the recipe a few more times and see if I can perfect the texture a bit more.


Sunday 22nd of October 2023

My pierogis came out mushy. What did I do wrong?


Monday 23rd of October 2023

I'm sorry that happened. It's hard to say why, either there was somehow more liquid in yours or perhaps your slow cooker is cooking at a lower temperature than mine.


Sunday 5th of February 2023

Making this for the third time. Family loves it. So nice to come home from church and smell this cooking and ready to eat.