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Quick Slovenian Cheese Dumplings

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“Similar to #263677 Pierogi Leniwe (Polish Cheese Dumplings) but maybe a little easier and less time-consuming. Simple to make and very good. Great for Lenten meals. From a Slovenian Cookbook in my collection.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 24 ounces dry curd cottage cheese (well drained ricotta or well drained regular cottage cheese OK)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12 cups flour (or more as needed)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • buttered bread crumb, for serving


  1. Crumble cheese. (Can use processor for smoother texture.) Add beaten eggs, salt, butter and flour. Mix well. Chill for easier handling.
  2. Pat and roll dough with hands on a floured board so it will be 1" in diameter, like a sausage. Cut into 1-1/2" pieces.
  3. Bring 3 qts. water to a brisk boil and drop in ALL the dumplings. Cook for 15 minutes COVERED. Water must boil briskly all the while.
  4. Serve with buttered bread crumbs.
  5. Can make ahead and refrigerate.

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