Simple Ways to Make Pagash Pizza at Home

How to Make Your Own Homemade Pagash Pizza

Northeast Pennsylvania has many foods which are unique to our area, and after doing a little research, I found that Pagash Pizza, or Pierogi/Potato Pizza is a dish that is pretty exclusive to NEPA. The food originated as a lenten dish in Slavic regions and and is most popular in our region. A traditional pagash dish can contain sauteed cabbage which is where many pagash purists will generally draw the line betwee “pagash” (sometimes spelled pagach), and pagash pizza. In this article we are focusing onthe pagash pizza and how you can make one at home.

Pagash pizza is really not all that difficult to make because it’s made of really 3 basic ingredients: dough, mashed potatoes, and cheese. For me, there are 4 primary ingredients because I believe a pagash requires fried onions because the onions break up the starches and add some excellent flavor contrast and texture. Beyond the simple basics, there really are a lot of options as to how you can put your pagash pizza together based on your tastes. So in this article, I’m not going to walk you through the process and help you customize a pagash pizza to your liking! Two foods that I have never heard of anyone disliking are pizza and pierogies so putting them together has to be a recipe for success – right?!


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So the first thing you will want to do is decide what kind of crust you want and how much work you want to put into it. I personally love to make my own dough which you can see how to do that in this video …read more