Pierogies with Pizzaz!
2 (16.9-ounce) packages frozen potato and Cheddar cheese pierogies (there are 12 pierogies per package)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary or thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chive-flavored cream cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped green or black olives
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1. Boil the pierogies according to the package directions. Drain thoroughly.
2. Heat the oven to 425º. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, rosemary (or thyme), salt, and pepper. Add the pierogies and toss to coat them thoroughly.
3. Arrange the pierogies, in a single layer, on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until just beginning to brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes.
4. Spread the pierogies with a thin layer of softened cream cheese. Atop the cream cheese, sprinkle chopped tomatoes, chopped olives, and basil. Transfer the pierogies to a serving platter. Makes 24