Mouth-Watering Vegan Pierogi Dough Recipe

As a vegan chef, I take pride in creating delicious and healthy meals that are completely plant-based. That’s why I’m excited to share with you my recipe for vegan pierogi dough. Pierogi is a classic Polish dish that traditionally consists of a filling made with mashed potatoes and cheese, all wrapped up in a dough made with eggs and flour. But fear not, because this beloved comfort food can be made without any animal products at all!

In this recipe, I will show you how to make a simple yet flavorful vegan pierogi dough that can be filled with your favorite ingredients. Whether you prefer savory or sweet fillings, this versatile dough recipe will surely satisfy any cravings. Plus, making your own pierogies is not only fun but also budget-friendly and allows you to control the ingredients used in the filling.

So let’s get started on this journey to make the best vegan pierogi dough ever!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Pierogi Dough
Vegan Pierogi Dough

Are you looking for a delicious vegan pierogi dough recipe that is easy to make and tastes just as good as the classic pierogi dough? Look no further! This vegan pierogi dough recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the classic taste of pierogies without any eggs or dairy.

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s incredibly simple. With just 4 basic ingredients – all-purpose flour, warm water, oil, and salt – you can have a batch of perfect vegan pierogi dough in no time. Unlike some traditional pierogi dough recipes, which can be quite complex and require eggs or dairy, this recipe is straightforward and made without any animal products.

Another reason why you’ll love this vegan pierogi dough recipe is that it’s extremely versatile. Whether you prefer savory or sweet fillings, this pierogi dough can be used to make a variety of delicious dishes. Stuff them with mashed potatoes or cheese for a classic pierogi flavor, or get creative with unique flavors like mushroom and sauerkraut.

Not only is this vegan pierogi dough easy to make and versatile, but it’s also a healthier option compared to traditional pierogi dough recipes. Since it’s made without eggs or dairy, it’s naturally lower in cholesterol and saturated fat. Plus, by using high-quality ingredients like olive oil instead of butter or vegetable oil instead of lard, you can ensure that your pierogies are made with only the best ingredients.

So what are you waiting for? Give this vegan pierogi dough recipe a try and taste the difference for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Stretching the dough is an art form!
Stretching the dough is an art form!

Let’s Gather Our Ingredients!

Here is what you need to create a perfect vegan pierogi dough recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Note: For a gluten-free pierogi dough recipe, use rice flour instead of all-purpose flour

That’s it! With these simple ingredients, you can make a dough that works perfectly for vegan pierogies. So let’s get started!

The Recipe How-To

 This vegan dough is egg-free and super easy to make.
This vegan dough is egg-free and super easy to make.

Making the Vegan Pierogi Dough from scratch is easier than you think. This dough recipe calls for only a few simple ingredients, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not delicious. Follow these steps to make the best pierogi dough of your life.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until combined.
  2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in 2/3 cup of warm water and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon until a shaggy dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead by hand for 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover the dough with a damp towel and let it rest for at least 30 minutes before rolling out into your desired shape.

Now, your vegan pierogi dough is ready to be shaped into little pockets filled with whatever deliciousness you desire, from classic mashed potatoes to vegan cheese or sauteed vegetables.

Substitutions and Variations

 If you thought making pierogi was hard, think again!
If you thought making pierogi was hard, think again!

The beauty of cooking is that there’s always room for experimentation, and this pierogi dough recipe is no exception. Here are some substituions and variations you could try with this recipe.

Firstly, if you’re looking to make gluten-free pierogi, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with rice flour. Rice flour doesn’t contain gluten and gives a nice texture to the dough.

If you prefer your pierogi made without eggs, you can substitute the eggs with vegan eggs or do away with them entirely. This vegan pierogi dough recipe can be easily adjusted to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

For a classic pierogi dough recipe that includes egg and dairy, simply add 1 large egg and 1 tablespoon of sour cream or vegan butter in lieu of olive oil or vegetable oil.

If mashed potatoes isn’t up your alley as a filling, you could opt for other traditional fillings like cheese pierogi or potato pierogies. If you’re feeling experimental, you could try your own twist on fillings by using vegetables or fruits.

Finally, pierogies pair well with sour cream and onion toppings but don’t limit yourself! Be creative and serve it with whatever complements the flavors in your dish – spicy salsa, fresh guacamole or even some vegan cheese.

Remember, the best thing about cooking is that it’s all about making it your own. So go ahead, experiment, embrace new ideas and create your best pierogi.

Serving and Pairing

 Kneading the dough is a great way to relieve stress.
Kneading the dough is a great way to relieve stress.

Now that you’ve made your delicious vegan pierogies, let’s talk about how to serve and pair them. There are many options when it comes to serving and pairing pierogies, so you can get creative with your toppings and accompaniments.

One classic way to serve pierogies is with caramelized onions. Simply cook sliced onions in a pan with oil until they turn golden brown and slightly sweet. Top the pierogies with the caramelized onions for a savory and aromatic twist. You can also add some vegan cheese or sour cream to create an extra layer of flavor.

For a heartier meal, pair your vegan pierogi with a fresh green salad. This makes for a balanced meal and the refreshing salad complements the rich flavors of the pierogi dough. Alternatively, you can also serve pierogi with cooked vegetables like roasted broccoli or grilled asparagus.

If you want to stick to traditional Polish flavors, try serving your pierogi with some sauerkraut on the side. This adds a tangy and flavorful punch to your meal that perfectly balances the rich dumplings.

Finally, don’t forget about drinks! Pair your pierogi meal with a cold glass of beer or a warm cup of tea for a comforting finish.

Overall, there are many ways to serve and pair vegan pierogies to make them the star of any meal. So let your creativity run wild and enjoy this classic dish in whatever way suits you best!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The dough should be smooth and elastic, just like my cooking skills.
The dough should be smooth and elastic, just like my cooking skills.

Making your pierogi dough ahead of time can save you precious minutes of preparation when it comes time to cook them. Fortunately, this vegan pierogi dough recipe is very forgiving and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to six months. Simply wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap or seal it in a freezer-safe container to prevent freezer burn.

To thaw your pierogi dough, place it in the refrigerator 24-48 hours before you plan on using it. If you need to thaw it faster, you can leave it at room temperature for a few hours or use a microwave set to the defrost setting.

Once your pierogi dough is ready, you should have enough to make around 30-40 pierogies depending on size. If you don’t plan on cooking them all at once, simply transfer any uncooked pierogies to a plate and cover with plastic wrap before placing them in the fridge or freezer.

When it comes time to reheat your pierogies, there are several methods you can try. One popular option is to boil them for a few minutes until hot and tender. You can also pan-fry them in some vegan butter or oil until crispy and browned.

To store leftover cooked pierogies, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two days or freeze for up to three months. When reheating leftover pierogies, simply pop them in the microwave for one to two minutes until heated through.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Pierogi dough is perfect for wrapping savory or sweet fillings.
Pierogi dough is perfect for wrapping savory or sweet fillings.

As a vegan chef, I’ve created countless dough recipes and tested various methods for achieving the perfect texture and taste in vegan pierogi dough. Here are some tips to help you make the best pierogi dough possible:

Firstly, when making the dough recipe, be sure to measure out your ingredients correctly. Use measuring cups or a kitchen scale to ensure that you have the right amount of flour, water, salt, and oil.

Secondly, knead the dough well. Kneading helps gluten strands form which creates elasticity and helps hold the filling without breaking while cooking. Knead your pierogi dough for at least 10 minutes (you can use a stand mixer with a kneading attachment if you have one) until it becomes smooth and elastic.

Thirdly, let the dough rest before rolling it out. Allow it to sit for at least 20 minutes before working it further or wrapping your pierogi. During rest, gluten forms sturdy chemical bonds that relax when cooking ensuring even cooking of your pierogi shell.

Additionally, when rolling out your pierogi dough roll from the center outward till it reaches about 1/8 inch thickness; this ensures even distribution of the filling around.

Another tip for perfect results is to use the right amount of flour when dusting or coating your pierogis before boiling them: too much flour will make them taste dry, while too little may cause sticking to each other.

Finally, do invest in a good quality pierogi cutter; it may save you time and give you more uniform edges compared to using any other household items.

By following these tips for perfect pierogi dough you’ll be able to create vegan pierogies that are deliciously soft on the inside with a perfectly chewy exterior–just like classic pierogies but made vegan!


Now that you’ve learned everything you need to know about making the perfect vegan pierogi dough, you may have a few lingering questions or concerns. In this section, I’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this recipe and provide helpful tips and advice to ensure your pierogi-making experience is a success every time. Let’s dive in!

What is pierogi dough made of?

This recipe comprises a basic blend of flour, eggs, water, and salt. Depending on the weather conditions, the weight of the flour, and other variables, you may need to add more or less of each ingredient. It’s important to ensure that the dough is neither excessively dry and crumbly nor excessively wet and sticky.

Why is my pierogi dough falling apart?

When making pierogi, it is important to avoid using overly creamy or soft mashed potatoes which can cause them to disintegrate during cooking. Instant or flaked potatoes are also a no-go. If using leftover mashed potatoes, take note to exclude butter from the pierogi filling and instead mix cold mashed potatoes with cream cheese and mozzarella for a creamy texture.

Are Mrs T’s pierogies vegan?

Mrs. T’s Pierogies offers a variety of vegetarian flavors, with the exception of the Loaded Baked Potato and Mini Cheddar Seasoned with Bacon options. The pierogies contain vegetable-sourced mono- and diglycerides and are also made with natural flavoring.

Can I .make pierogi dough a day ahead?

For making the pierogi dough, a food processor with a dough hook can come in handy, but it is crucial to avoid beating it too much. After preparing the dough, wrap it with a plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for at least 20 to 30 minutes before proceeding. Refrigeration is required, and the dough may also be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of two days. Every batch of dough yields roughly 12-15 pierogies, which may vary in size.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this vegan pierogi dough recipe is both delicious and easy to make. Its simplicity allows for versatility in the filling, which means you can have different types of pierogies every time you make them. The substitution options also make it accessible to those with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free or those who prefer to avoid eggs.

This recipe is proof that vegan food can be just as tasty as traditional recipes made with animal products. Whether you’re sharing them with friends and family or indulging in some self-care, these vegan pierogies are a must-try.

So, go ahead and give this recipe a try! Let me know how your pierogies turn out in the comments below. Remember that making food from scratch is always worth the effort, especially when it yields such a satisfying result. Enjoy your homemade deliciousness!

Vegan Pierogi Dough

Vegan Pierogi Dough Recipe

A wonderfully easy pierogi dough. Fill with onion and potatoes, cabbage, or anything else you can think of. We have even made dessert pierogi using apple pie filling! (Prep time includes 30 minutes for dough to rest).
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 36 pierogi
Calories 347.9 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl, and knead until smooth (it will still be kind of sticky).
  • Let the dough rest in the bowl (covered with a towel) for 30 minutes.
  • Separate the dough into 2 parts.
  • Roll one half of the dough until about 1/8" thick.
  • Cut circles with a cookie cutter (i use a 3" cookie cutter).
  • Add a teaspoon or so of filling (depending on how big your circles are. Don't put too much, or they will be hard to close.
  • Fold the circles in half over the filling, and pinch closed. You can also press the edges with a fork to make sure they are sealed really well.
  • Roll out the other half of the dough, and cut, fill, and seal.
  • At this point you can freeze the pierogi for later, or you can cook them.
  • To cook, (do them in batches small enough to fit in your frying pan), boil them for a few minutes,just until they float, and then fry in oil or butter, until brown on either side.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 114gCalories: 347.9kcalCarbohydrates: 47.7gProtein: 6.5gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 1.9gSodium: 583.4mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 0.2g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Easy, Egg-free, European, Free Of..., Lactose-free, Low Cholesterol, Lunch, Polish, Vegan
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