If you're looking for egg dinner recipes, these Ukrainian Style Eggs have all the virtues of loaded perogies but they are easier, faster, healthier, and completely versatile. They can be scrambled, fried (to your liking), or baked and loaded with your choice of toppings.
If you love perogies and eggs, then you're going to love these Ukrainian Style Eggs! They are a great way to get your perogy fix while eating healthy eggs for dinner (that are also WW friendly!)
One of the best things about this recipe is that it's versatile! You can add toppings like fried onion, bacon bits, sour cream, dill, sauerkraut, and dry cottage cheese to your liking. So, if you're looking for eggs and sauerkraut recipes, you'll love this one!
- fresh eggs
- sharp cheddar cheese * I use low-fat/light
- bacon bits (can use cooked chopped real bacon)
- dry curd cottage cheese (aka farmers cheese)
- fresh dill * can substitute dried dill (optional garnish)
- sour cream (optional garnish)
- black pepper and sea salt (optional garnish)
*see recipe card for quantities
Recently, my family instituted a weekly egg night, where we have egg recipes for dinner in order to cut down on the grocery bill, while still saving time, eating healthy, and getting our protein.
The point was to make it economical, using what we had in the house and not having to go buy a bunch of extra groceries. So, I've had to get pretty creative. These Ukrainian-style eggs are next level and by far, my favorite creative egg recipe.
Obviously, you don't have to be Ukrainian to love perogies and the same goes for these loaded perogy eggs. Canada is home to a wealth of diverse and delicious cultural cuisines and eggs fit in with just about each one.
From simple snacks and meals to beautiful culinary creations, eggs are a staple ingredient in kitchens nationwide. Although you may not be familiar with dry curd cottage cheese, I have included it as an option in this recipe. When you hear "cottage cheese perogies," that's the type of cheese that is being referred to. It adds a nice depth of flavor and texture to both perogies and this egg recipe!
- Heat a frying pan to medium, add butter and chopped onion, cook until lightly browned - about 5 - 7 minutes.
Stovetop: Fried or scrambled
- In a separate frying pan, over medium heat, add eggs; cook them to your liking (fried or scrambled)
- When eggs are cooked to your liking, reduce heat to low, add cheddar cheese, cover with a lid, and cook until melted (about 2-3 minutes)
- Remove from pan and add fried onion. Add bacon bits, sauerkraut, and dry curd cottage cheese, if desired. Garnish with sour cream and dill.
*see recipe card for full directions
📖 Variations & Substitutions
Like eating loaded pierogies, but healthier, faster, and easier, these Ukrainian-style eggs can be made to your liking- fried, baked, or scrambled! Dinner doesn't have to be hard. And if you have egg recipes like this on hand, it won't be!
- Poached egg: You could top a poached egg with these toppings
- Fresh herbs: I use fresh dill, but you could use dried dill as a substitute
- Bacon bits: you could use crispy bacon instead, cut into small pieces
- Hot sauce: add hot sauce, if you like
I've started making easier dinners, especially on busy weeknights when I'm running from work to home and back out to kids' activities in the evenings! And trust me, this is an easy way to get a delicious and easy weeknight dinner on the table!
🥚Egg Dishes for dinner
I eat eggs for breakfast daily, but growing up on fried egg sandwiches, I've always loved eating them for lunch and dinner too. And since I also grew up on perogies, these Ukrainian style eggs are the ultimate comfort food. You can eat them fried, baked, or scrambled! If you're looking for delicious egg dishes for dinner, this is for you!
💭 Top tip
You can find dry curd cottage cheese at most grocery stores. I have found it at Co op, Superstore, and Safeway.
👪 Serving Size
This eggs and sauerkraut dinner recipe serves 8. However, you can half, double or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
This recipe is only 2 WW points (using half the fat cheddar cheese).
🥗 Side Dishes
Serve this healthy egg recipe with toast and healthy sides like cut-up vegetables or a side salad. It also goes well with:
- Quick Cucumber Kimchi (shown)
- Spinach Salad
- Skinny Coleslaw Recipe
- Everything Bagel Cloud Bread Recipe
You'll need a medium-sized skillet for fried and scrambled eggs or a 9X13 baking sheets/cookie sheet for the sheet pan eggs.
Store these eggs in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 2 days. These ingredients do not stand up to freezing.
To Reheat: Heat (covered) in the microwave for approximately 20-30 seconds.
- Do not eat raw eggs
- Wash hands after touching raw eggs
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
So, if you are looking for recipes for easy sauerkraut and eggs, creative egg recipes, and a quick meal the entire family will love, then give this Ukrainian style eggs recipe a try. And if you want more eggs for dinner recipes, try my Easy Sheet Pan Huevos Rancheros (shown below) or my Mexican Sheet Pan Eggs!
📋Ukrainian Style Eggs Recipe
- 8 eggs
- ⅓ cup sharp cheddar cheese * I use low-fat/light
- ¼ cup bacon bits
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup sauerkraut, drained and chopped
- ¼ cup dry curd cottage cheese
- fresh dill * can substitute dried dill
- sour cream
- Heat a frying pan to medium, add butter and chopped onion, cook until light browned - about 5 - 7 minutes.
Stove top: Fried or scrambled
- In a separate frying pan, add eggs; cook them to your liking (fried or scrambled)
- When eggs are cooked to your liking, reduce heat to low, add cheddar cheese, cover with a lid and cook until melted (about 2-3 minutes)
- Remove from pan and add fried onion.
- Add bacon bits, sauerkraut and dry curd cottage cheese, if desired.
Baked (Sheet Pan)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare a 9X13 sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Carefully crack eggs into the sheet pan. Try to spread them out the best you can, but they will go where they want to go so don't worry.
- Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over eggs.
- Bake eggs for 8-10 minutes. * If you like the yolks a little firmer, then cook for longer (you will need to keep an eye on it)
- Remove from oven and add bacon bits, fried onion, and sauerkraut and dry curd cottage cheese, as desired. Serve immediately.
- Garnish with sour cream and dill (fresh or dried), if desired.