Perogies are a versatile comfort food. They work well as a main or a side and are a staple at lots of large gatherings where I’m from (Alberta, Canada). The only problem with perogies is that they’re not easy to make from scratch. Costco’s Naleway Potato and White Cheddar Perogies are very convenient, but are they tasty enough to replace the homemade version?
Perogies are something I grew up eating whenever my parents wanted a quick and convenient dinner. I like them with sautéed onions, bacon bits and of course sour cream! I decided to pick up this box of Costco Naleway Perogies to keep in my freezer for whenever I want a comfort meal with minimal effort.
Other convenient frozen items from Costco are the Costco Kirkland Signature Frozen Cheese Pizza, the Costco High Liner Miso Glazed Cod, the Costco Hampton House Popcorn Chicken, Costco Cuisine Adventures French Onion Soup, Costco Sabatasso’s Pizza Singles and the Costco Kirkland Signature Pepperoni Pizza.
Location in Store
You can find the perogies in the freezer aisle at Costco, the item number is 9940085.
The perogy shell is slightly chewy, but not overly thick. The shell tastes fine, but doesn’t have a noticeable flavor. The filling almost tastes like plain mashed potatoes. You don’t taste a lot of cheese. It’s tasty enough though.
Overall, the perogies don’t have a lot of flavor on their own, but they do have a nice texture and they’re satisfying. Adding things like sour cream, onions and bacon can help in the flavor department! I enjoy these with garlic sausage but there’s many ways you can use them! I’ve seen cheddar sauce poured over perogies and have even seen a version of “nacho perogies” to give them that additional boost in the flavor department.
For the 10 pound box that includes four bags each weighing two and a half pounds the cost is $9.99 Canadian which is really cheap for so many perogies!
The perogies need to be kept frozen and the bags do not reseal after opening, usually one two and a half pound bag is enough for my husband and I to have dinner with lots of leftovers. The best before date is 11 months from the date we purchased these.
There are cooking instuctions on the box for boiling the perogies and cooking them in a fry pan. Both methods suggest making sure your perogies reach a minimal internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. I actually found baking instructions for perogies from Cheemo Perogies and I prefer to cook mine this way.
Three perogies is 140 calories, two and a half grams of fat, 25 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, three grams of sugar and 270 mg of sodium. I can easily eat like eight perogies with a bunch of sausage and sour cream so I obviously am eating way more than 140 calories.
The ingredients list is pretty short and simple, there’s white cheddar and parmesan cheese as well as flour and potato. Soy lecithin is used as an emulsifier and I find it’s pretty much in any product I see. If you have a soy, dairy or gluten allergy you may want to avoid these perogies. Perogies aren’t the most nutritious meal you can have but they’re quick and tasty.
Give it a try!
If you’re looking for a big box of cheap and decently tasty perogies, try the Naleway Perogies from Costco.
Do you have any recipes or ideas for perogies?
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