Let’s face it, everyone loves perogies- who could resist those delightful pockets of dough and filling? But a chowing down on a delectable perogy is just the first step, what really makes this snack pop and hit the spot is the right dipping sauce.
So if you relish the joy of perogies and appreciate a symphony of different flavors then this blog post will be for you; check out this variety of dipping sauces to remind you of the classics or encourage you to try something brand new. Read on to find out more!
1. Garlic Aioli
This creamy, garlicky, and utterly indulgent, garlic aioli is the perfect companion for perogies. It has a robust garlic flavor which complements the mildness of perogies, creating a harmonious blend that’s simply irresistible. It’s simple yet really packs a punch, and chances are you already have everything on hand at home to whip up a fresh batch ready to enjoy.
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix minced garlic, mayonnaise, and lemon juice in a bowl.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
- If you want an extra kick, try adding a pinch of paprika or cayenne pepper at the end.
2. Sour Cream
A classic choice and loved for a reason, sour cream adds a cool and tangy note as a dipping sauce and when it comes to your perogies it’s a match made in heaven. The creamy texture complements the softness of perogies, while the tanginess adds a refreshing contrast. The allure of sour cream lies in its timeless appeal, acting as the perfect canvas for a variety of dishes. When it comes to perogies, the synergy between the creamy texture of sour cream and the soft, doughy goodness of the perogy is nothing short of divine.
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- Salt to taste
- Mix sour cream, chopped chives, and salt in a bowl.
- Garnish with some extra chives before serving .
3. Spicy Sriracha
Do you like it hot? If you’re a chilli lover then you’ll love piling on some spicy sriracha dip and giving a fiery kick to your perogy experience. The heat of sriracha offers a bold and exciting flavor profile. You don’t just need to use straight sriracha from the bottle if you want to keep it a little milder, try the recipe below for some nice sweet and spicy balance.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Whisk together mayonnaise, sriracha, and honey.
- Adjust honey for desired sweetness.
- If you’re a real daredevil, add some chilli flakes on top!
4. Classic Tomato Basil
A tomato basil dip adds a burst of fresh and traditional Mediterranean flavor to your perogies. Juicy ripe tomatoes and aromatic basil work together to create a refreshing and herbaceous dip all while getting in a portion of your 5 day!
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the diced tomatoes, chopped basil, and olive oil in a bowl.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Use cherry tomatoes if you want some extra sweetness.
5. Cheesy Dream
Creamy goodness paired flawlessly with your doughy perogies, what could be better? The richness of cheese really enhances the overall comfort food experience, admittedly it’s not diet food but the perfect indulgent treat whether it’s for yourself or to take to a party. Sharp cheddar is the most obvious choice but all different cheeses have their plus points so if you have one that you enjoy, give it a try and make it into a lovely dipping sauce.
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup cream cheese
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Melt cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and milk in a saucepan.
- Stir in the garlic powder until smooth.
- Experiment with different cheese varieties as they all give such different flavour
6. Herby Yogurt
This is a lighter and healthier option but it still packs a total flavour punch, herbed yogurt dip combines the tanginess of yogurt with a medley of fresh herbs. This dip is often served with poppudoms at Indian restaurants, but swapping out for perogies instead is a delicious alternative and is sure to become a hit one you try it.
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped mint
- Salt to taste
- Mix plain yogurt, chopped dill, chopped mint, and salt in a bowl.
- Add a squeeze of lemon for extra freshness.
7. Punchy Pesto
Do you enjoy a good basil pesto dip at your favourite italian eatery? The aromatic blend of basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan adds an Italian flair to each bite and gives you a real zesty accompaniment with your perogies. The soft, doughy texture of the perogy becomes a canvas, ready to soak up the vibrant flavors of the basil pesto. As you take a bite, the initial crunch gives way to a burst of herbal freshness, with the basil playing a leading role in transporting your taste buds to the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany. Sold on the idea yet? Of course you are!
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Blend basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, and olive oil until smooth.
- You can toast the pine nuts for a nuttier flavor.
8. Honey Mustard
Strike a balance between sweet and tangy with a honey mustard dip.. Its charm lies in the perfect harmony of sweetness and tanginess, creating a symphony of flavors that beautifully complements the hearty nature of perogies. The honey brings a natural sweetness, subtly caressing the palate, while the mustard adds a zesty kick, creating a balanced dance of taste sensations. Honey mustard has roots in both ancient culinary traditions and more recent innovations but chances are it’s one you already know and love, and with it being so simple to whip up it’s the perfect accompaniment to your perogies.
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Whisk together Dijon mustard, honey, and mayonnaise.
- Adjust the honey and mustard ratios to suit your taste, customise it to what you like!
9. Avocado Cilantro
Creamy goodness of avocado blended with the freshness of cilantro creates a delightful fusion. The velvety texture of avocado combined with the herbaceous kick of cilantro is perfectly scoopable and gives you plenty of bold vibrant flavour.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Salt to taste
- Mash ripe avocado and mix with chopped cilantro and lime juice.
- dd a pinch of cayenne if you like for some extra heat.
If you’re after another spicier dip for perogies then a buffalo sauce dip is the perfect match The spicy and tangy notes of buffalo sauce add a bold flavor kick to each bite and is another great choice for spice lovers. Forget the buffalo chicken wings, buffalo perogies are where its at!
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Whisk together buffalo sauce, melted butter, and garlic powder.
- Adjust the butter quantity if you’re going for a milder version.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use shop bought dips instead of making them from scratch?
Yes, absolutely! Ready made dips bought from the shop can be a convenient option for a quick and easy perogy feast. Making your own dips can be fun and satisfying, but sometimes you just need quick and easy and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Are there any vegan dipping options for perogies?
Certainly! Lots of the varieties above can be switched out with things like vegan mayo, coconut yogurt etc. Experiment with plant-based alternatives to find your perfect vegan match.
What’s the best dip for someone who enjoys milder flavors?
If you prefer milder flavors, go for a classic sour cream dip or a herbed yogurt dip. These options both offer a subtle and creamy complement to the perogies.
Can I mix and match different dips with one serving of perogies?
Mixing and matching dips can be a fun way to explore various flavor combinations. You could whip up a few different dips and mix and match between them or mixing two dips together directly. The world is your oyster!
Perogies make for the perfect vessel to enjoy some incredible, flavourful sauces- and the world of perogy dipping really is as diverse as the fillings inside those doughy pockets. If you already have a particular sauce or dip that you enjoy with chips or bread etc then give that a go and start from there. Otherwise, hopefully this post has inspired you to experiment with fun flavours and tickle your tastebuds!
Which of these ten recipes appeals to you the most? Do you already have a favourite on the list?