Ultimate Pierogi Taco Shell Recipe


Pierogi Taco Shell Recipe

Mix up taco night with this delicious Pierogi taco shell recipe. Making your own Pierogi taco shells is a delicious recipe, that enables you to mix up your average taco. Check out our step-by-step instructions on how you can make your own polish taco, using Pierogi taco shells for a delicious twist on your average dish. 

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Amazing Polish Pierogi Tacos Recipe

Wait, what? Did you read that right? That’s right, we are excited to share with you, our amazing Pierogi taco shell recipe. If you’re Polish, or like Polish food, you might be a bit confused about this. But trust us, this recipe makes for a delicious Polish twist on your average taco. 

Pierogi Or Pierogies?

The Polish term Pierogi is actually a plural term, but you might often hear them referred to as pierogies. The English term Pierogies is technically incorrect, as it highlights the fact that there’s more than one, which Pierogi already means.  

What is a Pierogi?

Perhaps we should stop a moment before we jump into the Pierogi taco shell recipe and all the deliciousness that will follow. Let’s first take a look at what is a Pierogi? A Pierogi is a type of Polish dumpling that is often filled with a potato and cheese mixture then boiled as a way of cooking.  They are then pan-fried before serving, making them a delicious dumplings dish that can be served pan-fried, or along with a sauce.  

Stuffed Pierogi Street Taco

There are all kinds of ways you can make Pierogi street tacos with many different types of stuffing. When it comes to stuff to Pierogi street taco, these are literal Pierogi that are stuffed with your average taco fillings. Well not exactly Polish, they do make a delicious meal or treat. 

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What You’ll Need

Below we are going to go over a recipe for Pierogi taco shells, keep in mind that you can stuff those taco shells with anything you like. Let’s first look at the ingredients you will need for the dough, followed by our suggested filling ideas for more of a Polish version. 

Ingredient List

Pierogi Dough

All-purpose flour





Pierogi Filling






How To Make It

First, start with the dough… 

Into a mixing bowl add your flour and salt and then create a well into the center of your mixture. Add your oil and eggs into the hole in the center of your mixture and mix in with a fork. Then slowly pour your water, and slowly knead until the dough forms a ball. 

Your dough will be very sticky. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface, and continue kneading until the dough is no longer sticky but soft. This may take about five minutes. Cover the dough with your mixing bowl and let it rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

Form the dough…

Take your dough and divide it into six pieces. Roll your dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape your dough so that it forms your taco shapes. You want the dough to be approximately ¼ inch thick, and 5 to 6 inches across. 

Cook the dough…

Take a large pot and fill it half way with water, adding a pinch of salt to your water. Bring the pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, add your formed Pierogi dough, boil until the dough floats, then boil for 2-3 more minutes. Remove the dough from the water and place it into a lightly oiled frying pan. Fry the dough for 1-3 minutes, over medium-low heat, just until it turns a golden-brown color. Remove them from the pan and allow them to cool on a paper towel-lined pan. 

Prepare your taco filling…

To prepare your taco filling, place your potatoes that have been washed and diced into a skillet. Sauté over medium-low heat in a drizzle of oil until they become soft. Add your sliced sausage and diced onion. Cook until your sausage has been fully cooked, and your onions become translucent. 

Prepare your cold fillings…

Wash and shred or finely dice your cabbage and shred your cheese. Set your ingredients aside until your shells and hot fillings are done.

Assemble your tacos…

Once all of your components are prepared, assemble your tacos by first taking your Pierogi taco shells, and adding a scoop of your fillings, then add your shredded cabbage and shredded cheese to the top. Finish off with a dollop of sour cream if desired then serve and enjoy. 

Expert Tips

If possible, it works best to work with warm Pierogi taco shells, however, it might be difficult to do. To keep your Pierogi shells warm after they have been fried in the pan, you can place them in the microwave, or wrap in foil and place them into the oven and warm. 

Pierogie Topping Ideas

There are all kinds of Pierogi topping ideas. Not only can you add our suggested ingredients as filling to your tacos, but you can also get creative and add traditional taco fillings, or more Polish-type fillings. A few ideas for you are below:









Black beans

Pico de Gallo 

Green onions


Recipe: Pierogi Tacos


Mixing bowl

Measuring cups

Measuring spoons

Deep pot


Paper towel

Aluminum foil


Pierogi Dough

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 large egg

½ cup water, lukewarm

½ tsp salt

2 tsp oil

Pierogi Filling

12 oz sausage

1 medium onion, diced

½ cabbage 

6 small potatoes 

1½ cup cheese, shredded 


Making the Pierogi dough taco shells

Into the mixing bowl add flour and salt, then create a well in the center and add your oil and eggs. Toss with a fork to mix then slowly mix in your water while kneading the dough. Form into a sticky ball, then roll out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough until it is soft but not sticky any longer. Cover with a bowl and allow to rest for one hour or 30 minutes at a minimum. 

Divide your dough into approximately six sections and roll them out so that your dough is about 5 to 6 inches across, and ¼ inch thick.  

Fill a pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil. Add a pinch of salt to the water then place your shaped dough into the boiling water. Boil until it begins to flow then continue boiling for 2 to 3 minutes.

Place a medium-size skillet over medium-low heat and add a drizzle of oil to cover the bottom. Remove your dough from the boiling water and place it into the skillet. Cook until your Pierogi dough is golden brown on each side. Then remove and place into a paper towel and allow the oil to drain. Place in a warm location to keep shells warm. 

Prepare the taco filling

Now it’s time to prepare your taco filling. Wash and clean your potatoes then dice them into bite-size pieces. Place your potatoes into a skillet and drizzle the oil. Cook over medium-low heat covered until they begin to get soft.

Slice and dice your sausage and onions. After potatoes are soft, add your sausage and onions to the same skillet and cook until your sausage turns golden brown, and you are onions become translucent. 

Put it all together!

Now, take your tacos and add your hot filling to each taco, then add your diced cabbage and top with shredded cheese. If desired add a dollop of sour cream to each taco, then serve right away and enjoy.

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Add flour and salt then create a well in the center for oil and eggs.
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Toss the dough with a fork until it is mixed. Form into a ball.
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Divide your dough
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Roll out each section of dough
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Bring water to a boil with a pinch of salt and boil the dough until it float, then boil for 2-3 minutes.
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Fry the boiled pierogi in olive oil until it begins to turn a golden brown.
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Prepare your fillings.
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Chop your cabbage then assemble your taco


To help the workflow go more smoothly, we recommend getting your fillings started while your Pierogi dough is resting. Then, shred and slice your cabbage and cheese and set aside for later use. As your Pierogi dough becomes ready to use, your fillings will already be prepared and ready to go. This way your recipe will take less time, and your food preparation will become smoother.

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We have estimated the above recipe to contain approximately six servings. Therefore, one serving size is equal to 1/6 of the above recipe. We have estimated that one serving contains approximately 586 calories. We have also estimated that one serving contains approximately 23.7 g total fat, 92 mg cholesterol, 812 mg sodium, 65.6 g total carbohydrates, and 27.7 g protein.  

Mini Pierogi Tacos

If you like the idea of Pierogi tacos but want a smaller version instead of the ones that are large, you can simply make the dough into more, smaller portions. This will help you to make mini Pierogi tacos that are easy and delectable.  

Recipe Variations

There are a ton of different recipe variations when it comes to Pierogi tacos. Below are a few of the more popular recipe variations, for your reference. 

Polish Sausage Tacos

Polish sausage tacos are very similar to the above recipe that we have provided for you. The main difference with these Polish sausage tacos is that they are not only future sausage but are also stuffed with sauerkraut and topped with onions and bacon. Making Polish sausage tacos is easy to do with the above recipe, simply add sauerkraut, onions, and bacon. 

Pierogies Taco Skillet Recipe

Another recipe variation is Pierogi taco skillet, this is a recipe that uses store-bought Pierogi. Pierogi are added to a skillet and topped with your traditional taco ingredients such as black beans, tomatoes, Pico de Gallo, refried beans, guacamole, Mexican blend shredded cheese, and sour cream. This mixture is then placed into the oven and baked until your mixture is warm and melted. You can serve alongside guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. 

Pierogi Mini Taco Bowls

Pierogi mini taco bowls can be made using mini soft flour tortillas that are shaped into balls. You can then tap these mini bowls with boiled potatoes, onions, butter, salt, milk, cheddar cheese, black pepper, and sour cream. 

Taco Polaco (Polish Tacos)

Our version of Polish tacos, is made with a filling of potatoes, kielbasa, onion, black pepper, sea salt, mustard seasoning, along with sauerkraut. These ingredients are prepared together in a skillet, then served inside a warmed flour tortilla shell. This allows you to enjoy the good Polish fillings, but without the work of making the Pierogi taco shell. 

Pierogi Pasta Shells

Pierogi pasta shells is very much like a Pierogi, only inside of a pasta shell. To make this, you will need some Jumbo pasta shells that are uncooked, then you can fill them with mashed potatoes, onions, onion powder, garlic powder, cheddar cheese, and green onions. To do this, simply cook the pasta according to the package instructions, then stuff with your cooked ingredients. Serve right away and enjoy the deliciousness inside a pasta shell.

Taco Pierogi Casserole 

To make taco Pierogi casserole, start off by cooking your hamburger in a skillet with some water and taco seasoning. Cook until your meat is done. Then and Velveeta and salsa then continue cooking until the cheese melts. Add in Pierogi and pour into a 9 x 13 dish. Cover the mixture and shredded cheese, and bake at 350° for approximately 30 minutes. Making a taco Pierogi casserole is an easy meal and tastes great. 

Pierogi Quesadillas

Pierogi quesadillas do not actually include Pierogi, but makes a quesadilla that taste like a Pierogi. To make this quesadilla, take a taco shell and place it into a skillet, top with mashed potatoes, chives, ham, and shredded cheese. Cook over medium-low heat until your tortilla shell begins to turn golden brown on the outside. You can flip to warm the other side as well before serving and enjoy. 

Pierogi Burger

There are a couple of different ways you can make Pierogi burgers. First, you can use your favorite burger recipe, and make them into mini sliders, cook your burgers to your desired temperature, and then serve inside of two Pierogi that has been warmed in a skillet. Another way is to prepare your burger as desired and make your own homemade Pierogi to use as the top and bottom bun. However, you wish, Pierogi burgers are delicious. 

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Where to Buy Pierogi

If you want to use store-bought Pierogi instead of making your own, you can look for premade Pierogi in the freezer section of most grocery stores. There are also some services we can order them online now, however, most grocery stores will have them in the freezer section. 

What to Serve with Pierogi Tacos

Now that you are all set to make Pierogi taco shells, you might wonder what you should serve with them. There are all kinds of side dishes you can include with your Pierogi tacos. Good ideas include buttered string beans, sauerkraut, Polish veggie salad, onion rolls, and paczki for dessert. 

The Pierogi taco, a Pol-Mex fusion snack, has landed

The perfect polish and taco combination is right here. With this Pierogi taco shell recipe, you can make the Pierogi shell, and fill it with any fillings you desire. Our recipe includes some Polish-like fillings to make the taco all-around delicious. 

My thoughts:

Personally, I am not typically a fan of most Polish-type foods, however, this recipe is quite tasty. If you are a lover of all things Pierogi, or Polish, this recipe is delicious. On the other hand, if you are not a fan of Polish-type foods, you can always make the Pierogi, and fill it with typical taco filling. Using Pierogi as your shells make for a very delicious taco. 

I Love Tacos. 

Tacos are a well-loved food, making tacos is easy and delicious. This recipe for Pierogi taco shells puts a twist on your average taco and allows you to mix things up a bit. Of course, you can always make the Pierogi taco shell recipe above, and fill it with anything you want. If you are like me and love tacos, this recipe is worth a try.

Pierogi Taco Shell Recipe

Making your own homemade Pierogi taco shell recipe is a simple process, and you are rewarded with delicious Pierogi like taco shells. You can fill these taco shells with any kind of filling you like or even use them to make homemade Pierogi. Give this recipe a try today and see for yourself how good it is.

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