Dorot Basil Garlic Butter Pierogies

Dorot Basil Garlic Butter Pierogies – Frozen pierogies topped in a delicious and super simple basil garlic butter sauce using Dorot herbs.  It doesn’t get any easier than this!

So I have to let you in on a secret.  I have a new best friend.  It’s Dorot herbs.  These herbs are seriously going to knock your socks off and might just be the coolest things since sliced bread.  Yup, they are that cool.  So they come in frozen, pre-portioned cubes so you literally just pop one or two out for your recipe and you’re done! No more chopping herbs! Isn’t that the coolest?! I always hate chopping garlic especially because then my hands just reek of garlic no matter how much I scrub them but that is one issue I don’t have to worry about anymore.  No more herb-prepping! I can’t even begin to explain how excited that makes me!

I bought my two different types of Dorot herbs at my local Trader Joe’s in Ann Arbor and they were so easy to find there.  I literally walked straight into the frozen section and they were right there on the right side corner.  I grabbed both types of Dorot (and maybe a thing of cookies or two) and headed over to the checkout, eager to get home and start cooking.

I decided to make these basil and garlic butter pierogies and wow, they were so good and oh so simple! The pierogies were frozen since I was going so a simple dinner that I could make in 30 minutes or less and they sauce was SO easy to whip up since I didn’t have to chop up any the basil and garlic since I was using Dorot! Being a college student, I just don’t have a ton of time to dedicate to cooking so any shortcuts I can take are so helpful!

Oh, and did I mention this recipe is vegetarian?!

Check out this video to see how great Dorot is in action!

Dorot Basil Garlic Butter Pierogies

Ingredients

  • 16 oz box frozen pierogies
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Dorot garlic cubes
  • 2 Dorot basil cubes
  • 2 tbsp butter

Directions

  1. Cook pierogies according to package directions.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter and then add in all the Dorot garlic and basil cubes.
  3. Add in liquid and cornstarch, bringing the sauce to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer until thickened.
  5. Let cool before serving!

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Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels

Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels – Everything you love about pizza and pretzels combined into one tasty snack! The pretzels are stuffed with pepperoni and cheese then baked to golden perfection!

I’m on a pretzel kick right now! Between the Cinnamon Roll Pretzels and now these Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels, I have been basically living on pseudo-pretzels.  This time though, these were savory and delicious! I stuffed them with italian blend cheese and pepperoni before twisting them into their iconic shape and smothering them with a mix of melted butter, italian seasoning, and minced garlic.  Oh, and did I mention that dipping them in pizza sauce makes the whole experience even better!

I made these before my American Literature class one day and really just ended up sitting there the whole time thinking about them, excited to dig in when I got home.  Unfortunately, I managed not to get an sides to go with them so I had to make do with boxed couscous but hey, it was still a great meal.

Pepperoni Pizza Pretzels

Ingredients

  • 1 can of pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup italian shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepperonis (mini pepperonis would work best but I was unable to find them so I sliced normal sized pepperonis into 8 pieces)
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Open and unroll pizza dough before slicing into 6 pieces along the shorter side of the rectangular pizza dough.
  3. Sprinkle italian cheese and pepperonis evenly across the slices of pizza dough.
  4. Fold each pizza dough slice over horizontally so that the edges meet and pinch the dough in along where they meet so that the cheese and pepperoni are inside.
  5. Twist into the shape of a pretzel.  Cross the dough and twist the dough around where it crosses.  Place the ends near the middle of the dough with a bit of space inbetween.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, italian seasoning, and minced garlic.  Drizzle on top of the pretzels.
  7. Sprinkle parmesan on top of pretzels.
  8. Place pretzels onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper as lining.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Pull out the pretzels and let cool before eating!

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