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List of Top Polish Recipes

Below you will find the best Polish Recipes from families in all regions of Poland. These Polish recipes range from traditional Polish cuisine that take 10 minutes to make to gourmet Polish dishes that require days to prepare (but it is worth it). All Polish recipes use fresh ingredients, and we recommend to use organic ingredients when ever possible.

If you are not Polish, we hope these recipes will introduce you to new ways of cooking, tastes, textures, and ingredients. Have you ever cooked with celery root or leek?  Have you ever made a pork cutlet that melted in your mouth?  Or fermented your own organic pickles or beets? Cooking original Polish dishes is a joy, an adventure, and a way to reconnect to real food--whether you are Polish or not. It is also why Polish culinary vacations are so popular!  

If you are Polish, we hope these recipes will give you new ideas or remind you of the original recipes from Poland. Some things will never taste the same as home because ingredients in America are different, but we did our best to keep the recipes authentic.

We have tried, tasted, and modified each Polish recipe below before we post anything to this site.  Note that many Polish recipes below go great with Pierogi too. If you are vegan or vegetarian, you will also find that many of these recipes can be made without meat or dairy--the Poles enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

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60+ Top Polish Recipes

Polish Salad Recipes
 

Tired of the same old green lettuce salad?  These Polish salad recipes are light and crisp and go great with most dishes any time of year, especially as a nice side dish for pierogi!   Some take a little longer to prepare, but they are extremely healthy and can last several days in the fridge.
 
Polish Recipes
 
 

Pierogi Recipes
 

Pierogi Recipes: Poland's greatest culinary delight!  Due to popular demand, we came up with a variety of meals that go well with pierogi. Of all Polish foods, none are more versatile than pierogies and can be served as a main meal, side dish, snack, breakfast item, or even dessert.  Check out more ideas on our "100 Ways To Eat Pierogi" page.  
Polish Pierogi Recipes
 

         (Best Pierogi to go with the above recipes)Top Pierogi Recipes

 

Polish Side Dish Recipes
 

These are classic Polish side dish recipes, and some, such as the the Buckwheat Kasha Recipe (Kasza gryczana), are made from ingredients used in central Poland since the Middle Ages. We included mainly side veggie dishes for healthy dinner ideas, most of which are eaten throughout the year in Poland as an accompaniment to hot or cold main courses.   
Kasha Buckwheat Groats Recipe
 

 

Polish Soup Recipes


Heart-warming and nourishing, Polish soup is an important part of Polish cuisine.  The Polish soup recipes listed here can be made as a thin, tasty appetizer before a meal, but most of them I have added ingredients to make them a sustaining meal. However, just add broth or take out some of the veggies for a lighter soup.  For Borscht, you can add boiled pierogi on top for a tasty twist!
Polish Soup Recipes

Polish Meat & Fish Recipes

 
 
Poland has an abundance of lakes and rivers, so they typically eat more fresh water fish such as pike and carp, but you can substitute the fish for other varieties if these are harder to find. Meat, despite its high price in Poland, is also a staple of the Polish diet. They eat a variety of meats and it is cooked in all sorts of ways from pan fried cutlets to marinated roasts with herbs, to stews that are reheated several times in order to intensify the flavors. 
 
Pork Cutlet
 
 
 

Nalesniki, Polish Crepes Recipes
 

Everyone loves crepes, including the Poles! Called Nalesniki, these delicate crepes can be made with a variety of sweet and savory fillings.  
 
Polish crepe recipes Nalesniki
 
 

Polish Dessert Recipes
 

Polish desserts are some of the best in the world.  Many are based on fruit, so they offer a light sweet taste but are not too filling.  Here we have listed our favorite, Polish Cheesecake, which is light and fluffy and perfect with any fruit topping.
 
Polish Chocolate Almond Cake
 
 
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Polish Pickle Soup

I used to sneak dill pickle slices into my vegetable soup when I was a kid. Now I know the taste for it was in my genes!

So funny!

That is the best!  Thanks for sharing!

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