Polish Recipes






Babka II
Orange zest and raisins make this Polish Easter bread a special treat. Makes 2 loaves ( 24 servings).

Traditional Polish Easter bread. Serve as a coffee cake for breakfast or with tea. Makes 3 - 8 inch babkas ( 36 servings).

   This is traditional Polish beef dish. I recommend to
   prepare it in the evening, do first heating, go to bed, and
   finish on the day after. Meat needs to be hammered
   thoroughly. The dish is time consuming, but all your guests will
   pronounce you the king of the cooks! My serving suggestion: Put
   some buckwheat cereals on 1/3 of the plate, 2 to 3 bitkas
   on next 1/3 of the plate, and pour some sauce over the
   cereals. Leave last 1/3 of the plate free for the vegetable
   salad of any kind. I like sour cabbage combined with carrots
   and apples. The meat just melts in your mouth, and you
   will hear the quiet sighs of contentment around the table.
   Suddenly all guests stop talking and they START EATING. The
   dish is rather spicy, (I do it medium, our kids are 10 and
   8), but it leaves a very light sweetish taste afterwards
   on your tongue. The dish goes perfectly with cold beer,
   preferably lager. The kids get peach juice. Prep Time: approx. 30
   Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 9 Hours . Makes 6 to 8 servings .

Borscht with Meat
   I like to simmer the beef and bacon for up to 6 hours,
   then let sit overnight in the broth to cool. Skim the
   excess fat and cut the meats into bite-size pieces. Re-heat,
   adding the beets, cabbage, onions, leeks, and sausage. I
   don't think that the carrots are necessary or add anything
   to the recipe. I've added several varieties of sausage to
   give added flavors but the milder Polish sausages seem to
   go better with the soft and sweet flavors of the beets.
   Serve with fresh bread. Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Cook
   Time: approx. 2 Hours 10 Minutes. Makes 12 servings .

Candied Kielbasa
   Kielbasa, also called kielbasy or Polish sausage, is a
   spicy sausage usually made with pork (though beef is
   sometimes added). It comes in chunky links, and is sold
   precooked. I haven't met anyone yet who didn't like this dish. I
   even like it and I really don't care for kielbasa that
   much! Another bonus is that it is easy to make, and is yet
   another recipe for your slow cooker. Prep Time: approx. 5
   Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 1 Hour . Makes 8 servings .

Duck Soup (Czarnina)
  This is an old Polish recipe that was used at Easter
   time. This recipe is traditionally served with home made
   noodles. If desired the fruit can be removed, leaving broth to
   serve with noodle. If you do not know where to purchase a
   duck, contact a local farmer or butcher. If you prepare
   your own poultry be sure to add 1/2 cup vinegar to duck
   blood to prevent coagulation. Makes 12 servings .

   This is a traditional Polish recipe handed down from my
   grandma. Its quick, simple, inexpensive, tasty and makes
   enough to feed an army. Prep Time: approx. 45 Minutes.            Makes 8 servings .
   Kapusta is a great side dish at any meal and even makes a
   great main dish for vegetarians. This recipe was passed down
   by my Polish grandmother. I grew up with it at every
   holiday meal and just love it. Sauerkraut takes on a whole new
   flavor when baked and is really delicious! Try it and see for
   yourself! Prep Time: approx. 20 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 1
   Hour 10 Minutes. Makes 6 servings .

Kielbasa and Cabbage
   This smoked, Polish sausage dish is great for company!
   It is super good and easy, and can be prepared well in
   advance of company arrival. Complete meal by adding baked
   potato, fruit salad, and bread. Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes.
   Cook Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Makes 4 servings .

Kielbasa and Veggies
Veggies, potatoes and Polish sausage topped with melted Cheddar cheese make this a delicious casserole. This recipe   is so simple, it's the one thing my husband makes himself!
When I do it, I like to add green and red bell peppers, but
it's really all in what you want to do with it. Enjoy! Prep Time: approx. 15 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 1 Hour . Makes
4 servings .

Jam filled Holiday cookies which have been a tradition for every Polish Christmas Eve I can remember. Makes 4 dozen ( 24 servings).


This recipe is from my grandmother: the secret is to roll the dough thin for a light, crisp cookie. Polish bow tie cookies. Makes 10 dozen ( 60 servings).

Paska Bread
This traditional Polish egg bread is wonderfully light with a slightly sweet flavor. Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 50 Minutes. Makes 3 round loaves (18 servings).

Pierogi II
These are dough pockets filled with cottage cheese, boiled and served with sour cream gravy. My step-grandmother was Russian/Polish and she made these but we called them
Vereneke. If desired, serve with sour cream that is heated but
not boiling, and crisp fried bacon. Prep Time: approx. 20
Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 10 Minutes. Makes 12 pierogi ( 12

These are thin, crispy, fried potato pancakes. They are delicious!! This recipe has been passed down generations in my
Polish family. Platski are very easy to make and taste fabulous. But I must warn you: these are very addictive!! Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 20 Minutes.  Makes 4 servings .

Polish Beef Soup With Liver Balls
This is an old Polish classic recipe. Serve over noodles. Makes 4 servings .

Polish Bouja Soup
Feeding an army? Here's the solution! Prep Time: approx. 40 Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 5 Hours . Makes 25 -30 servings .

Polish Cabbage Noodles
Sauteed cabbage and onions with noodles, a perfect last  minute meatless meal!! Makes 5 - 6 servings .

Polish Christmas Cookies
My mother in law has a polish name for these but my husband and brothers always just called them "Polish Christmas Cookies". They are very easy to make and have a nice anise flavor to them. Makes 5 to 6 dozen ( 72 servings).

Polish Dill Pickle Soup
Serve with your favorite hamburger. This soup tastes best chilled, the next day. Makes 6 - 8 servings .

Polish Mistakes
A great appetizer that is loved by all, especially men.  Serve these meaty, cheesy delights on game day! For later use, place the topped bread on a cookie sheet in the freezer for 1 hour. Once frozen, the slices may be stored in freezer bags. Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes. Cook Time:  approx. 10 Minutes. Makes 15 servings .