Pierogi Bowl with Cabbage Pears and Sausage

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If you know us, you know we love a good bowl recipe here at Women of Today

This Pierogi Bowl with Cabbage Pears and Sausage is a must-make dish if you are a lover of bowls like we are — In fact, it just might become your new go-to.

This $20 Tuesday recipe is fantastic because it has minimal ingredients and in about 30 minutes you’ll be ready to sit down and enjoy!

WOT we love about this recipe: Is are how all the flavors come together with these easy to find ingredients that we don’t usually combine in a dish.

This recipe is seriously good… But, forewarning, you probably won’t have any leftover!

Pierogi Bowl with Cabbage Pears and Sausage

Servings 4
Cost $20


  • 1 16oz box of frozen onion pierogies
  • 1 lb fresh bratwurst, casing removed (approximately 5 links)
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes *optional
  • 1 small head green cabbage, shredded (about 4 heaping cups)
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard or whole grain mustard
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
Garnish options:
  • green onion, chopped
  • red pepper flakes


  • Cook pierogies according to package directions. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet and over medium-high heat, heat the oil and add the bratwurst meat (casing removed). Using two forks, break apart the bratwurst and cook until well browned, 8-10 minutes. *Optional to add 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes to the browned sausage.
  • Add the cabbage and green onions to the skillet and cookdown until tender, 8-10 minutes.
    TIP: Use heat proof salad utensils and gently toss thecabbage to incorporate in the skillet.
  • Add the pears, vinegar, and mustard. Cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the cooked pierogies to the hot cabbage and sausage mixture to warm them.
  • Serve in a bowl and top with chopped green onion and / or red pepper flakes.
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All photos by Lorianne DeVita

Note: $20 is an approximate cost for this dish. The actual price of all ingredients may vary.

by Camila Alves McConaughey