East End Co-op Pierogi

The recipe for this tasty pierogi comes to us from our friends at the East End Food Co-op in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

In the month of October, we celebrate co-ops. Why? Because they are awesome! We feature recipes from co-ops around the country in our special Co-op Recipe Guide.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup warm water (may need up to 1/2 cup water)
Filling Ideas:
  • Cheesy mashed potatoes
  • Sauerkraut/Caramelized onions
  • Minced meat/Mushrooms
  • Sundried tomato/Lentils


  1. Using a fork mix together flour, salt, egg and oil. Slowly add in ¼ cup of water until a ball forms. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. While dough rests, prepare and gather the fillings. After dough has chilled, cut in half and roll to about ¼-inch thick. Use a cup to cut out 8-10 circles.
  3. Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle. Fold over, seal with a little water and a pinch. Use a fork to crimp closed. 
  4. Add dumplings to boiling water, they will float to the top when ready. If you want to pan fry, heat skillet with 1 tablespoon of butter and cook until sides are golden brown.