These Perogy Stuffed Shells are filled with creamy mashed potatoes and topped with bacon and cheese! A shortcut to big perogy flavour.
Servings 16 shells
- 16 large pasta shells cooked and cooled
- .5 lb Little Yellow Potatoes
- 1/2 cup chicken broth or milk
- 1/4 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp basil pesto or substitute fresh or dried herbs of choice
- Salt to taste
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided
- 2 slices bacon diced, cooked and crumbled
- Green onions for garnish
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- Salt to taste
If baking right away, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. If making ahead, preheat the oven before you wish to bake it. Grease a 9x9” pan and set aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Halve or quarter the potatoes (only to speed up cooking time) and add to the water (adding them before the water is boiling is fine). Cook 7-10 minutes, until tender. Drain.
Mash potatoes with chicken broth, garlic, and pesto. Salt to taste. Stir in ½ cup of cheese.
Place potatoes in a disposable piping bag or large Ziploc bag. Cut about a ½” wide opening in the end of the bag and pipe potatoes into the shells (this is the easiest way – feel free to also spoon it in). Place potato stuffed shells in prepared pan. *To make ahead, cover now and refrigerate. Refrigerate all of your garnishes as well.
Before baking, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare Béchamel sauce: In a large pot (it can be the same one you used for the potatoes), melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and cook over medium heat, whisking, until thickened. Season with salt as desired.
Remove pan from the fridge. Drizzle shells with Béchamel sauce, sprinkle with cheese and bacon and bake for 30 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Broil 1-2 minutes if desired. Sprinkle with green onions.
Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 119mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 0.3mg