Eastern European cuisine is known for its hearty and flavorful dishes, often made with simple ingredients. From soups and stews to dumplings and pastries, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here are 13 classic Eastern European dishes that you should definitely try:
Georgian Shashlik or Mtsvadi
Juicy, flavorful and incredibly delicious Georgian Shashlik or Mtsvadi. Classic recipe that my family has been making for years. Easy and requires just 4 ingredients. Get the recipe.
Ukrainian Red Borscht (Beet Cabbage Soup)
Vegan Borscht - everything you wanted to know about making this traditional Ukrainian Soup. Picky kids approved, this healthy recipe won't skimp on flavor. I make this easy vegetable Borscht with beans and cabbage every week and I'm confident you'll love it too. Get the recipe.
Pierogies (Potato and Mushroom Dumplings)
These Vegan Pierogies is an ultimate Eastern European recipe that everyone loves. Made with just 6 ingredients, these potato and mushroom dumplings are sure to satisfy your comfort food craving.
Georgian Salad with Baby Sweet Peppers and Zucchini
Simple, fast yet super flavorful, this delicious Georgian Salad With Baby Sweet Peppers And Zucchini will make a great potluck recipe or a side dish to your main meal. Can be made on a grill or in a skillet. Get the recipe.
Trdelnik (Czech Walnut Cinnamon Pastry)
Trdelnik is one delicious dessert you are sure to find on every corner of Prague.
It's a traditional Czech pastry dough, wrapped around a stick, rolled in cinnamon-walnut and sugar mixture and baked to a crispy perfection. Let's get cooking! Get the recipe.
Hungarian Chicken Paprikash
This Chicken Paprikash recipe is a delicious one-pan weeknight dinner meal that features perfectly browned chicken that's braised in a creamy, sour cream based paprika sauce. What's best is that you only need some pantry staples to make this at home and it's a total crowd-pleaser! This is one of our favorite dinner meals that's kids and husband approved! Get the recipe.
Vinegret Salad (Beet Potato Salad)
Vinegret Salad is a worthy and delicious alternative to American Potato Salad. It features cooked beets, potatoes and carrots along with tangy dill pickles and green peas. This traditional Eastern European recipe has loads of flavor and great for side dish or dinner. Get the recipe.
Polish Dill Pickle Soup (Zuppa Ogórkowa)
Dill Pickle Soup is my all-time favorite soup recipe for busy weeknights. It requires merely 30 minutes of your time and provides you with a hearty and satisfying bite. This easy soup is savory and creamy and kids love it too. Perfect for lunch or dinner, especially in cold winter weather. Get the recipe.
Lobio (Georgian Bean Stew)
This Lobio recipe is one of the most popular and delicious dishes of Georgian cuisine. Best when made with dried beans, but canned beans are always an option when in a hurry. I'll show you how to make the best Lobio in the whole world. It's very easy, loaded with the healthy ingredients and incredible aroma. Get the recipe.
Homemade Chicken Kiev
Tender chicken fillet is stuffed with herbed butter, double breaded and cooked to a crispy perfection. It's a true comfort food on a plate. Get the recipe.
Apple Sponge Cake (Sharlotka)
Super delicious and moist Apple Sponge Cake, also called Sharlotka will become your new favorite apple dessert. It's so easy to make, topped with a sweet and crispy almond layer which literally melts in your mouth. Give this decadent fall treat a try and it won't disappoint! Get the recipe.
Greek Shepherd Salad with Veggies and Feta
Delicious classic salad that is made in no time. Shepherd salad with fresh veggies and feta cheese will delight your taste buds and provide you with important nutrients for the day. Get the recipe.
Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff
This Chicken Mushroom Stroganoff is the perfect one-pot meal that'll be ready in under 30 minutes to give you a deliciously satisfying meal without having to slave away in the kitchen all day! It features chicken stroganoff, the chicken version of this incredibly popular Eastern European dish that we've all come to know and love. Get the recipe.
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