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Bacon Pierogi Bake
Pierogies are yummy potato-filled dumplings you can purchase from the freezer section of most major supermarkets. Using this convenience item to jump-start dinner is not just economical, but it'll save you lots of time in the kitchen, as well. Bake in gratin dishes for fun individual "casseroles," and serve with a green salad.
Price: $1.84 per serving
• Frozen potato and onion pierogies
• Cooking spray
• 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
• Fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
• Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
• Green onions
• Plum tomato
• Black pepper