Homemade Zapiekanki / Polish Fast Food?

Homemade Zapiekanki

Welcome to the world of Polish fast food. If you ever visit Poland,
do not be surprised if you see countless corner shops or booths with
bright signs reading "ZAPIEKANKI." Many people can be found eating these
long baguettes covered with melted cheese and ketchup. 

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Zapiekanki are absolutely delicious! If you treat each ingredient with respect 
and make use of fresh vegetables and cheese, you will be in for a pleasant surprise!
My family makes Zapiekanki for dinner. Anything homemade tastes delicious, of course.
Zapiekanki are universal, any picky eater can instantly find something that will easily satisfy them. 
The classic zapiekanka has onions, mushrooms, cheese, and chives.
Nowadays, people will put anything they have leftover in their fridge and toast it on bread.
Try it out!


1. 5 Ciabatta or Baguette Bread
2. 2 Cups of Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese
3. 2 Onions
4. 500g Mushrooms
5. 5 Slices of Ham
6. 2 tbsp. Margarine
7. 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
8. Salt
9. Pepper
10. Chopped Chives
11. Ketchup (optional)


1. Slice bread into halves. Spread margarine lightly.
2. Finely chop onions and grate mushrooms.
3. Heat skillet and melt margarine with vegetable oil to prevent burning.
4. Add onions and cook until translucent. Flavor slightly with salt and pepper.
5. Add mushrooms and cook until they reduce size and are soft. Add salt and pepper. Stir occasionally.
6. Slice ham into smaller pieces and grate the cheese.
7. Spread mushrooms and onions onto bread. Cover with sliced ham. Sprinkle with cheese.
8. Repeat this step until all bread pieces are covered with mushrooms, onions, ham, and cheese.
9. Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Toast in oven until cheese is melted and bread is slightly crispy.
10. Chop chives and add to toasted zapiekanki. Serve with ketchup.



  1. oi chętnie bym teraz taką zjadła :)

  2. cieszę się, że ich u Ciebie nie zabrakło :) mmm :)

  3. no i wiadomo co robię w weekend :D
    tylko muszę trochę zdrowszą wersję, bo zaczęłam dietę znowu.
    ciabata + pieczarki + kurczak + ser mozarella light :D nie mogę się doczekać, ale smaka narobiłaś, nie wyobrazasz sobie nawet:) cholernie brakuje mi polskiego jedzenia w Londynie, niektóre rzeczy sama robię, np. szczawiową, ale pierogów chyba nigdy nie ulepię:)
    Ty mieszkasz w USA? :*

  4. oj, jak ja lubie zapiekanki a te wygladaja smakowicie :)

  5. I just love, love and love it so much. Will try out for this weekend. The ingredients are available over here, maybe will not use ham and make a vegetarian version.

  6. I have got to try this delicious recipe:) I will love it! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  7. Mmmm looks so delicious! In Bulgaria we do them usually only with cheese or only with minced meat but I love the Polish interpretation. Will definitely give them a try!

    Sylvia @ WorldTasting

  8. sama zrobisz i jest zdrowsza :) super :)

  9. ależ smakowicie wygląda :D również będę do Ciebie często zaglądać skoro takie pyszne zdjęcia tu są ;)

  10. I am going to try this without ham.. Looks yummy..
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  11. uwielbiam zapiekanki super zapraszam http://ewefiu1.blogspot.com/

  12. Długo już nie robiłam takich pyszności;)

  13. look yummy....
    uwielbiam Twój blog... zmusza mnie do ruszenia się do kuchni, bo takie tu pyszności :)

    Pozdrawiam serdecznie


  14. Thanks jagoda I hope you liked the guest post :) ! Those would make excellent sides, or cut into smaller portions they would be good as appetizers :) !!

  15. oh my gawdddd.... so yummy .... makin me hungry!!!!!

  16. Tak dawno nie jadłam zapiekanek :)

    pozdrawiam :*

  17. this look so yummy except the mushrooms :)

  18. Uwielbiam je <3


  19. Zdecydowanie podkradam Ci ten przepis!
    Dziękuje za odwiedziny :-)

  20. O matko! :D jestem wprost zakochana w zapiekankach, a Ty tu jeszcze takie wspaniałości na na zdjeciach serwujesz :D Tym smutniej, że piekarnik zepsuty mogę sobie pomarzyć póki co o podobnych przyjemnościach :<

  21. That looks utterly delicious. I do have a question for you, though. I just detest ketchup. I absolutely hate the stuff. Is there a substitute you would recommend using instead? What a great recipe, Jagoda. I like how you explained that this is an awesome way to utilize leftovers. I'm going to give you a feature on Baked Lava. Have a great day!!

  22. Mniam! :D Na pewno kiedyś zrobię :)

  23. wygląda przepysznie! od samego patrzenia robię się głodna! :)


  24. Orany jolek bardzo lubilam te zapiekanki

  25. That looks really yummy :) Thanks for sharing the recipe x


  26. wow! this one really caught my eyes. it looks super yummi and interesting:) i'd love to try this one out!

    lots of love xx


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