Sometimes you find the most comforting foods in the most unlikely places. I was creating this dish to be a nice romantic dinner and it turned out to be the most amazing comfort food.
It was so good that we devoured it 3 times before I got a picture. Chad even loved this. He is not a devout Italian food lover like myself, but this was so delicious, he couldn't get enough. It only takes 30 minutes to prepare, so I was more than excited to make it again. He knows that this is so easy and it has ingredients that we always have on hand, so needless to say, this is on our menu often!
The tender pierogies with chicken sausage covered in the most delicious rich cream sauce. Tomatoes, potatoes and sausage. Perfectly comforting, incredibly delicious. You are going to love this!
With love from our kitchen table to yours! XO
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Pierogies and Sausage with Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce
12 Potato & Cheddar Pierogies (I used Mrs .T’s)
1 pound Italian chicken sausage
1 recipe Sun-dried Tomato Pesto (recipe below)
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
Cook pierogies according to package directions. Drain when cooked.
In large skillet, over medium-high heat, warm oil and add sausage. Cook sausage until browned, 5 minutes. Remove from skillet; cut into ¼"-thick slices.
Return skillet to burner, cook over medium heat, add butter and sun-dried tomato pesto. Whisk to combine. Add cream and milk, continue to whisk occasionally until sauce is thickened.
Return sausage to skillet with sun-dried tomato sauce. Toss to combine. Simmer for 5 minutes until sausage is warmed.
Place pierogies on platter and cover with sun-dried tomato sauce and sausage. Serve and enjoy!
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
In a small food processor combine all ingredients; blend until you have a smooth mixture. Serve.
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