Pierogies to Goulash: Eastern Europe’s Comfort Classics

 <p>Enjoying foreign fare doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen. These Eastern European dumplings will have you sitting down to dine before you know it.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Pierogies</strong></p> <p>” title=”Pierogies”</p> <p>src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d6ce9f9_-_pierogies-recipe-ghk1112-aoipwk-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:0.5xh;center,top&resize=480:*”</p> <p>/></p> <div class= Kate Mathis

Dreary weather causes some serious hearty dinner cravings. Eastern Europeans, accustomed to long winters, have perfected the art of satisfying comfort food. From truly traditional goulash to modern takes on borscht-turned-pasta, these filling plates will shoo away the winter chill.
Pierogies, varenyky, dumplings — whatever you call them, they’re delicious. Branch out from Eastern Europe with these easy dumpling recipes that feature fillings from savory to sweet.

 <p>Enjoying foreign fare doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen. These Eastern European dumplings will have you sitting down to dine before you know it.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Pierogies</strong></p> <p>” title=”Pierogies”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d6ce9f9_-_pierogies-recipe-ghk1112-aoipwk-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Kate Mathis

Pierogies

Enjoying foreign fare doesn’t have to mean hours in the kitchen. These Eastern European dumplings will have you sitting down to dine before you know it.

Recipe: Pierogies

 <p>Pork cabbage rolls may seem daring, but these pouches are packed with flavor.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Pork Cabbage Rolls</strong></p> <p>” title=”Pork Cabbage Rolls”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d705220_-_pork-cabbage-rolls-delish-cooking-school-cookbook-bzgwz0-de.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Louise Lister

Pork Cabbage Rolls

Pork cabbage rolls may seem daring, but these pouches are packed with flavor.

Recipe: Pork Cabbage Rolls

 <p>Eastern Europeans certainly got comfort food right, and these crispy potato pancakes are no exception. For a quick, warming dinner, add a dollop of sour cream and serve hot.</p> <p><strong>Recipe:</strong> <strong>Potato Pancakes</strong></p> <p>” title=”Potato Pancakes”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f643f8c164f_-_potato-pancakes-recipe-mslo1212-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Potato Pancakes

Eastern Europeans certainly got comfort food right, and these crispy potato pancakes are no exception. For a quick, warming dinner, add a dollop of sour cream and serve hot.

Recipe: Potato Pancakes

 <p>This terrific soup is an unexpected mix of beets, tomatoes, and tomato paste, and it has the flavor of a light borscht.</p> <p><b>Recipe: </b><b>Beet-and-Tomato Soup with Cumin</b></p> <p>” title=”Beet-and-Tomato Soup with Cumin”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d67cce1_-_beet-tomato-soup-recipe-fw0511-xl.jpg?crop=1xw:1.0xh;center,top&resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= P-A Jorgensen

Beet-and-Tomato Soup with Cumin

This terrific soup is an unexpected mix of beets, tomatoes, and tomato paste, and it has the flavor of a light borscht.

Recipe: Beet-and-Tomato Soup with Cumin

 <p>Traditionally, these dumplings are made with forest-foraged mushrooms and either boiled or fried. Keep them in the pan a little longer with some oil to get a golden crust for that little extra oomph in your dinner.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Pierogies with Smoky Mushrooms</strong></p> <p>” title=”Pierogies with Smoky Mushrooms”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d72fea0_-_pierogies-with-smoky-mushrooms-lg-large.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Kate Sears

Pierogies with Smoky Mushrooms

Traditionally, these dumplings are made with forest-foraged mushrooms and either boiled or fried. Keep them in the pan a little longer with some oil to get a golden crust for that little extra oomph in your dinner.

Recipe: Pierogies with Smoky Mushrooms

 <p>Babka, Polish for “grandmother,” is named for its shape, which resembles a woman’s skirt. This Eastern European Easter version of babka is often blessed at church before being eaten.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Babka</strong></p> <p>” title=”Babka”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d753434_-_babka-clv-oeu8lo-xl-xlarge.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Alan Richardson

Babka

Babka, Polish for “grandmother,” is named for its shape, which resembles a woman’s skirt. This Eastern European Easter version of babka is often blessed at church before being eaten.

Recipe: Babka

 <p>Rich and hearty with bold spices, this dish is a dreary day no-brainer. It’s the perfect way to warm up without resorting to bland basics.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Hungarian Beef Goulash</strong></p> <p>” title=”Hungarian Beef Goulash”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d77da6a_-_hungarian-beef-telmu9-goulash.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Ken Burris

Hungarian Beef Goulash

Rich and hearty with bold spices, this dish is a dreary day no-brainer. It’s the perfect way to warm up without resorting to bland basics.

Recipe: Hungarian Beef Goulash

 <p>If the color of this soup doesn’t catch your attention, then the taste will — with beef chuck simmered for hours in beef broth, then cooked with red beets, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Russian Beef and Vegetable Soup</strong></p> <p>” title=”Russian Beef and Vegetable Soup”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d7a708e_-_russian-beef-and-vegetable-soup-lg-large.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Charles Schiller

Russian Beef and Vegetable Soup

If the color of this soup doesn’t catch your attention, then the taste will. Beef chuck is simmered for hours in beef broth, then cooked with red beets, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.

Recipe: Russian Beef and Vegetable Soup

 <p>Shish kebabs are a traditional food of the former USSR satellite, Georgia. These lamb shish kebabs are marinated in spicy yogurt for a meal that’s comforting in a warmer weather way.</p> <p><b>Recipe: Spicy Lamb Shish Kebabs</b></p> <p>” title=”Spicy Lamb Shish Kebabs”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d7d36e9_-_spicy-lamb-shish-kebabs-xl-prmqm1-71282879.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Quentin Bacon

Spicy Lamb Shish Kebabs

Shish kebabs are a traditional food of the former USSR satellite, Georgia. These lamb shish kebabs are marinated in spicy yogurt for a meal that’s comforting in a warmer weather way.

Recipe: Spicy Lamb Shish Kebabs

 <p>Based on the traditional Russian soup, this satisfying pasta supper gets its boldness and bright color from beets. Complementing the root vegetable’s rusticity and heft: hearty whole wheat linguine and quick-browning ground beef.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Borscht and Beef Pasta</strong></p> <p>” title=”Borscht and Beef Pasta”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d8051d7_-_borscht-and-beef-pasta-recipe-ghk0311-in0mff-lg.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= Con Poulos

Borscht and Beef Pasta

Based on the traditional Russian soup, this satisfying pasta supper gets its boldness and bright color from beets. Complementing the root vegetable’s rusticity and heft: hearty whole-wheat linguine and quick-browning ground beef.

Recipe: Borscht and Beef Pasta

pierogis and cabbage

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Pierogis and Cabbage

Frozen pierogis are surprisingly heart-healthy, and are available in an array of flavors, making it a great staple for weeknight dinners. They’re even better when paired with flavorful cabbage dressed in balsamic vinegar and whole-grain mustard.

Recipe: Pierogis and Cabbage

 <p>Fresh beet juice and shredded beets are the secret to this ultra-fresh, super-quick take on borscht. Add a dollop of sour cream for a dash of rich flavor.</p> <p><strong>Recipe: Almost-Instant Chilled Borscht</strong></p> <p>” title=”Almost-Instant Chilled Borscht”<br/> class=”lazyimage lazyload”<br/> src=”https://hips.hearstapps.com/del.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/54f648d86505f_-_almost-instant-chilled-borscht-recipe-fw0613-kblo8l-xl.jpg?resize=480:*”<br/> /> </picture> <p></span></p> <div class= John Kernick

Almost-Instant Chilled Borscht

Fresh beet juice and shredded beets are the secret to this ultra-fresh, super-quick take on borscht. Add a dollop of sour cream for a dash of rich flavor.

Recipe: Almost-Instant Chilled Borscht

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