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Cook Like Baba

If learning how to make traditional Ukrainian food such as cabbage rolls and perogies have been one of your goals, we have got you covered. We have put together our most popular Ukrainian recipes and how-to videos to help you make your favourites from scratch, just like Baba!

  • Cabbage Rolls
    • Medium
      Cabbage Rolls

      This traditional dish takes some time to prepare, but it’s more than worth the effort. We like filling our rolls with both ground beef and ground pork for a deeper flavour.

    • Medium
      Sour Cabbage Rolls

      This is the meatless version of a traditional cabbage roll made with sour cabbage. The size of this recipe makes it the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or holiday meal.

    • Easy
      Really Lazy Cabbage Rolls

      Enjoy the comforting taste of classic cabbage rolls with a fraction of the fuss. We make it even easier by using store-bought coleslaw mix to put together this one-dish meal.

  • Baking
    • Medium

      Scuffles are mini crescent rolls made from a sweet dough that is coated with a cinnamon-sugar mixture. They have a soft texture and make a unique addition to a tray of baking.

    • Easy
      Sweet Potato Buns

      These soft and fluffy homemade buns are a dream to make and are the perfect addition to any holiday meal.

    • Difficult
      Poppy Seed Spiral Rolls

      These sweet spiral rolls are packed full of poppy seeds which add a delicious nutty flavour and a slightly crunchy filling.

  • Staple Dishes
    • Easy
      Cabbage Soup with Garlic Sausage

      This hearty soup blends cabbage, browned sausage, potatoes and spinach. Serve it with a thick piece of bread for a comforting winter meal.

    • Medium
      Ukrainian Beet Soup

      This borscht-like soup is a staple in Ukrainian kitchens. The beets give it a lovely red colour and the vinegar and lemon juice give the soup a nice tang.

    • Medium
      Cast Iron Potato Pancakes

      These savoury potato pancakes are pleasantly balanced with delicious homemade applesauce or sour cream. 

    • medium

      This delicious cornmeal stuffing casserole is a traditional Ukrainian side dish that is served at special occasions and holidays.

    • Easy
      Beef and Beet Green Casserole

      This delicious casserole has all the flavours of traditional beet rolls with half the work. 

    • Medium
      Beet Rolls

      These vegetarian beet rolls are cooked in a delicious creamy dill sauce and are a popular Ukrainian dish. 

  • Perogy
    • Easy
      Basic Perogy Dough

      Our basic perogy dough makes the most tender dumplings. Use it with your favourite Ukrainian fillings or with a fruit filling for dessert.

    • Perogy Fillings:

      You will need 1 1/2 - 2 cups of filling to fill 60 perogies. Always cool filling to room temperature before using. We suggest using full-fat products when making perogy fillings.  

      • Cheddar and Potato: Mix grated cheddar cheese into warm riced potatoes until cheese is fully mixed in. Salt and pepper to taste.   
      • Sauerkraut:  Drain, rinse and finely chop sauerkraut. Mix in caramelized onions and salt and pepper to taste.  
      • Potato and Onion: Mix caramelized onions into warm riced potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  
      • Ground Beef: Cook ground beef and onions together in a frying pan, breaking up the beef until meat is browned and cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  
      • Pizza: Combine pizza sauce, cheese, cooked ground beef, sausage or pepperoni. Mashed potato can be added to help hold the mixture together.   
      • Cottage cheese and Dill: Mash dry curd cottage cheese and enough cream to be smooth. Season to taste with dill weed, salt and pepper. Mashed potatoes can be added to give a smoother texture and help hold the mixture together.   
      • Fruit: Your favourite cooked fruit pie filling can be used. Make as directed with finely chopped fruit. Sprinkle with sugar after cooking.