Fresh Cilantro Shrimp and Pesto Pierogies

Fresh Cilantro Shrimp and Pesto Pierogies


  • 1 bag Classic Cheddar or your favorite variety of Mrs. T's® Pierogies
  • 4 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 4 ounces fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 ounces walnuts
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces olive oil
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Combine cilantro, walnuts, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
  2. Slowly add olive oil to the food processor and process until smooth consistency is reached.
  3. Grill shrimp until pink, approximately 5 to 7 minutes; keep warm.
  4. Boil pierogies for 5 to 7 minutes, as directed on package; set aside.
  5. Heat heavy cream over medium heat in a small saucepan to just boiling.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and combine heavy cream with cilantro mixture.
  7. Toss pierogies, shrimp and pesto mixture together gently in a large container. Top with Parmesan cheese before serving.
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Classic Cheddar

You can’t beat the classics! Sharp Cheddar cheese blended with smooth whipped potatoes, and just the right amount of spices and a pinch of salt, then fold them all in a smooth pasta pocket. Delicious.

Mrs. T’s Classic Cheddar Pierogies are perfect for quick snacks and easy dinners!