Cottage cheese is one of those foods that people tend to love or hate. I have been a huge fan since first discovering its healthy diet food status back in the 1970s.
Because of its mild flavor it is a very versatile ingredient. And, it is healthier than many other cheeses.
Favorite Easy + Healthy Ways To Enjoy Cottage Cheese
As a lazy cook, I’ve never considered making cottage cheese myself. You can find it at most any grocery story. I’m sure the fresh homemade version tastes amazing.
So if you’re curious here’s a Quick Cottage Cheese Recipe from Alton Brown at the Food Network.
Are you put off by the lumpy texture of cottage cheese?
To give your cottage cheese a creamy texture, give it a whirl in a food processor or blender . Then it becomes a healthier alternative to sour cream with fewer calories in your favorite dip recipe or as a tasty topping for baked potatoes. This was a popular low fat alternative back in the “old days” before Greek yogurt came into vogue.
This smooth whipped cottage cheese is also delicious slathered on a bagel, or pancakes, with jam.
Wondering How Long Cottage Cheese Will Last?
Here’s a helpful article outlining all kinds of facts about this fresh cheese, including how long it will last in the fridge after opening.
#1 Serve it with fruit. A favorite way to eat cottage cheese is with fruit. It’s a match made it heaven.
I love it for both breakfast and lunch during the summer. Just about any fruit will work – fresh, canned in fruit juice, or frozen. Delicious options include:
- Sliced bananas
- Crushed pineapple or pineapple chunks
- Berries—blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combination
- Melon chunks or balls
- Fresh or canned peach slices
- Chunks of apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon
- Applesauce or apple butter
- Fill a halved peach or melon with cottage cheese for the ultimate “dieter’s delight.” It’s a classic for good reason.
- Or get fancy and make this cottage cheese banana split
Easy Healthy Breakfast Banana Split
Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl Video
#7 Or use it instead of ricotta cheese in Lasagna recipes, Baked Pasta with Zucchini and Cottage Cheese in Casserole Dish or Mom’s Easy Baked Ziti. or in place of some of the other cheese(s) in Baked Macaroni and Cheese.
Orzo with Cottage Cheese and Peas Recipe
One of my favorite ways to use cottage cheese with pasta with less fat and more protein – simple, healthy and delicious! It’s a favorite from the talented Mollie Katzen.
- low fat cottage cheese, at room temperature
- minced scallions or chives
- grated lemon zest
- Black pepper to taste
- orzo (rice shaped pasta)
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook the orzo in plenty of boiling salted water until tender. While the orzo is cooking, place the peas in a colander in a the sink.
- While the water boils and orzo cooks, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the cottage cheese, salt, scallions, lemon zest, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
- When the orzo is done, drain into the colander right onto the peas.
- Shake off the excess water and dump into the bowl with the cottage cheese mixture.
- Stir gently and sprinkle with grated parmesan.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Serving Size: about ¾ cup
Recipe Source: Mollie Katzen
Orzo with Cottage Cheese and Peas Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th recipe)
Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
#9 Serve it on a baked potato with salsa. For an incredible quick, easy and healthy lunch or dinner, one of my favorite ways to eat cottage cheese I learned years ago from Weight Watchers.
#10 Spread it on toast. for a vintage Weigh Watchers “danish.” I love cottage cheese toast made with raisin bread, then sprinkled with cinnamon and chopped walnuts. Or make this vintage “WW Danish”.
#11 Spread it on thin slices of apple and sprinkle with cinnamon. Perfect for breakfast or a healthy after school snack.
#12 Add a spoonful while you’re making scrambled eggs. It’ll give you the cheesy flavor you crave with an extra dose of protein. Or try this light + healthy spinach and feta crustless quiche.
#13 Use cottage cheese as a substitute for sour cream. First buzz it in a blender or food processor , with the tiniest bit of boiling water to make it make it creamy and then you can use it to make all kinds of skinny dips.
#14 Season it with your favorite spice blend. Lemon pepper, Mrs. Dash, Old Bay and Herbamare all work well. Spread on vegetables or whole grain crackers of stuff into celery or hollowed out tomatoes. (A favorite snack for Weight Watchers)
#15 Stir in some pesto with it. Then enjoy as a dip or spread for vegetables or crackers or stuffed into hollowed out cherry tomatoes.
# 16 Mix it with chopped vegetables or tuna, chicken or shrimp to make a salad. Subbing cottage cheese for mayo makes your salad a little healthier, because it is higher in protein and lower in fat. It makes a great dip or spread perfect with toasted whole grain bread, crackers, or vegetables. This Grandma’s Cottage Cheese Salad is another great option.
Grandma’s Cottage Cheese Salad Image Credit: Sweet Little Bluebird
#17 Make it Savory. Speaking of salad, here are a few more savory toppings and stir-ins to consider:
- Chopped roasted peppers, a drizzle of olive oil, and salt and pepper.
- A sprinkle of za’atar or everything but the bagel seasoning blend and grated cucumber or sliced scallion.
- Chopped tomatoes and cucumber, a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper is one of my favorite savory cottage cheese bowls.
- Combine cottage cheese with chopped scallions, a splash of hot sauce and salt and pepper.
#18 Make it Sweet. Use your cottage cheese for a refined sweet treat the way you might ricotta:
- Add a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, golden syrup, date syrup, agave or your favorite flavored syrup
- Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar or sweetener and cocoa powder/espresso powder
- A dollop of jam and sprinkle of toasted nuts is a simple way to satisfy your sweet tooth
A Simple Spread: Cottage Cheese with Olive Oil and Black Pepper
Food doesn’t get much faster than this. This is best with large-curd cottage cheese, those small curd cottage cheese will also work. Put some on a plate, season with sea salt and coarse freshly ground black pepper, then drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the top. Enjoy the finished product with whole grain bread or crackers.
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These cottage cheese recipes are going to change your life!
Why? Because cottage cheese is an insanely healthy and versatile ingredient much loved in the fitness and weight loss worlds. If you know how to use it, you can make it part of your healthy diet and reap the rewards!
What’s the deal with cottage cheese then? What makes it one of the healthiest dairy products out there?
Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese, made by curdling milk, straining the large curds and keeping some of the whey. The texture of cottage cheese is creamy and soupy.
The taste of cottage cheese is comparable to greek yogurt, however low fat cottage cheese will taste more like sour cream.
Cottage cheese has a pretty impressive nutritional profile. A cup of cottage cheese (low fat – 1% milk fat) provides 163 kcal, an incredible 23 grams of protein (70% of the calorie content comes from protein) and only 2.3g fat. It also contains considerable amounts of vitamin b12, selenium and riboflavin.
Benefits of high protein!
For this reason, and for the fact that protein is very filling, so good for appetite control, eating a high protein diet can also help promote weight loss (getting enough protein is important for healthy weight maintenance too!).
But lots of food is high protein, what makes cottage cheese special? The fact that it is also low calorie and low fat! Essentially, you are getting a lot of bang for your buck by eating cottage cheese!
The high quality protein you consume does not come at the expensive of unhealthy fat levels or large portions of your calorie allowance.
The only downside to cottage cheese is its relatively high sodium content. We all need a bit of sodium to function, but too much sodium can raise your blood pressure, which has dangerous implications. Try and buy low sodium cottage cheese if you can!
Enjoy trying these, the best cottage cheese recipes on the internet!
Let’s get into the recipes!
I’ve got savoury and sweet cottage recipes for you to try. See what I mean when I said it was a versatile!?
Savory cottage cheese recipes
Bonus: simple, creamy
Avocado Toast with a creamy, cheesy twist! Cottage cheese is the perfect partner to mashed avocado and makes lunch healthy and tasty. Add an extra dose of protein to your favorite brunch dish.
Bonus: quick to prep, healthy
Looking for a super-speedy, tasty high-protein lunch? This cottage cheese and pear salad is ready in just 12 minutes!
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Protein: 16gCalories: 241kcalReady in: 1 hourRecipe by: WhatAGirlEatsBonus: gluten-free, filling
Cheesy mushroom spinach egg casserole is easy to make, great for a gluten-free high-protein breakfast casserole, and it’s meatless!
Protein: 4gCalories: 23kcalReady in: 10 minutesRecipe by: ThroughTheFibroFogBonus: creamy, light
This cottage cheese dill dip is creamy and delicious, with the best herby onion tang! The best part is it can be ready in just ten minutes (or less!). Serve with potato chips, crudites or crackers for a tasty vegetarian and gluten free appetizer or snack.
Protein: 7gCalories: 92kcalReady in: 40 minutesRecipe by: WhatAGirlEatsBonus: bitesize, light
Egg Bites, or low-carb egg muffins, are a delicious and healthy grab-and-go breakfast. Make them on a Sunday night, and enjoy them throughout the week when you need a quick nibble. Check out our tips for extra creaminess!
Protein: 5gCalories: 37kcalReady in: 10 minutesRecipe by: ThroughTheFibroFogBonus: flavorful, healthy
A fun and flavourful appetizer or party food idea, this cottage cheese tzatziki is simple to make and perfect with breads or crudites. So much better than what you could buy in grocery stores!
Protein: 8gCalories: 138kcalReady in: 30 minutesRecipe by: TrialAndEaterBonus: quick, satisfying
Broccoli crescent wrap – broccoli and cheese goodness all wrapped up in crescent roll dough. Easy, quick vegetarian dinner, made healthy by swapping out the mayonnaise!
Protein: 24gCalories: 400kcalReady in: 2 hours 10 mins (40 mins active)Recipe by: ChampagneTastesBonus: lighter than the original, cheesy
This easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan is a lightened-up version of the original fried Italian casserole, and is perfect for both weeknight dinners and Date Night (you should check out these top vegetarian Italian recipes if you liked this one!)!
If you’re vegetarian, make sure you look out for vegetarian parmesan! Many parmesans are not vegetarian as they include ‘rennet’. A veggie-friendly alternative would be those with ‘artificial rennet’ instead.
Protein: 15gCalories: 146kcalReady in: 10 minutesRecipe by: CooktoriaBonus: cool, refreshing
This Creamy Cucumber Salad is a cool & fresh dish that’s perfect for the summer. Its crisp cucumber slices & flavorful herbs will wow your taste buds.
Protein: 6gCalories: 210kcalReady in: 55 minutesRecipe by: TipsNRecipesBonus: full of veggies, flavorful
Do you love paneer recipes but looking for a unique one? Try this paneer with vegetables recipe – you will never look back.
Protein: 22gCalories: 737kcalReady in: 20 minutesRecipe by: SouthernAndModernBonus: simple, comforting
This super simple comfort food comes together in about 20 minutes. One of my favorite things to eat for dinner.
Protein: 14gCalories: 366kcalReady in: 25 minutesRecipe by: IndianAmbrosiaBonus: spicy, speedy
Paneer pepper fry is an easy party appetizer or starter with fried paneer cubes, green bell peppers and onions. With just a few ingredients, this is a dry and spicy but very flavorful dish that comes together fairly quickly. Your guests will love it!
Protein: 9gCalories: 141kcalReady in: 25 minutesRecipe by: MomFoodieBonus: light alternative, party favorite
Cottage Cheese Potato Salad recipe that is easy and nutritious. One of the best things you can bring to a party!
Sweet Cottage Cheese Recipes
Bonus: lighter than normal cheesecake, simple prep
Now you really can have your cake and eat it with this healthy high protein cheesecake. Low on sugar but not low on yum! One of my favorite ways to make cheesecake. Pro tip: using granola instead of biscuits as a base really ups the healthiness of this dessert!
Bonus: high protein, gluten-free
34g of natural protein. Just three ingredients: Cottage cheese, eggs and oats. 12 minutes from start to finish. You won’t be disappointed! Next time you make it, add a drizzle of maple syrup or a squeeze of lemon juice and a dash of sugar! Easily one of the best ways to eat cottage cheese.
Protein: 2gCalories: 107kcalReady in: 1 hour 15 minutesRecipe by: OneHotOvenBonus: buttery, hot
Butter, flour and cottage cheese are the base to these tender bite-sized Cottage Cheese Crescent Rolls that are topped with a sweet almond icing. Bake a batch of crescent rolls for a brunch, dessert or just for snacks.
Protein: 14gCalories: 413kcalReady in: 1 hour 20 mins (20 mins prep)Recipe by: HappyKitchenRocksBonus: beautiful, tasty
Easy Russian Vatrushka Recipe: Delicious, fluffy and healthy cottage cheese individual sweet buns with fresh berries. They look impressive and take a bit more than an hour to make!
Protein: 46gCalories: 379kcalReady in: 16 minutesRecipe by: RandaDerksonBonus: gluten-free, super high protein
Learn how to make flourless protein cottage cheese pancakes. They’re gluten free, high in protein and delicious, too.
Protein: 16.7gCalories: 283kcalReady in: 15 minutesRecipe by: YummyAddictionBonus: wheat-free, protein packed
These cottage cheese packed waffles are not your ordinary unhealthy waffles. These are wheat-free (made with oats) and are literally packed with protein! A great alternative to standard waffles.
Protein: 6gCalories: 101kcalReady in: 20 minutesRecipe by: DrugStoreDivasBonus: high protein, simple breakfast
Sheet Pan Pancakes are so simple to make and have an incredible fluffy texture. And these Cottage Cheese Sheet Pan Pancakes are a great way to add protein to breakfast.
Protein: 16gCalories: 279kcalReady in: 40 minutesRecipe by: HappyKitchenRocksBonus: fluffy, light
Russian syrniki are cottage cheese pancakes, fluffy, pillowy and tender, topped with sweet strawberry vanilla sauce. My Russian mother’s breakfast recipe.
High Protein Cottage Cheese Strawberry Smoothie
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Bonus: filling, delicious
The reason smoothies are so unendingly popular is because of all time classics like this. This high protein recipe has a creamy texture and is both delicious and nutritious. Whack everything in the food processor and enjoy!
- (frozen is fine too; you can use any berries you happen to have around)
- low fat coconut milk
- low fat cottage cheese
- NuZest chocolate protein powder
- One of the joys and reasons for the ever-lasting popularity of smoothies lies in the simplicity of it all.
- Just throw all the ingredients into a blender (peel the banana first ;)) and press the magic button.1 cup strawberries, fresh, 1 cup low fat coconut milk, 1 cup low fat cottage cheese, 2 tbsp chia seeds, 1 scoop NuZest chocolate protein powder
- If smoothie is too thick, add some water. If it’s how you like it, serve!
*we’ve used low fat coconut milk and cottage cheese here to save on calories and fats. You can use regular versions of both of course, and it works out at around 510 kcals per serving instead.
22 Cottage Cheese Recipes (You need to try these!)
Do you have any questions about how to use cottage cheese? Hopefully I’ve answered them!
How many calories in cottage cheese?
1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese contains 163 kcal. It also contains 23 grams of protein, 2.3g fat and 59% of your daily vitamin B12 requirements.
Is cottage cheese good for vegetarians?
Yes! It is an excellent meat-free source of low fat protein and B12, two things that can be hard to get enough of in a vegetarian diet.
What do you use cottage cheese for?
You can use it in lasagna recipes and other vegetarian pasta bakes. You can use it to replace yogurt in a cottage cheese breakfast bowl. You can add it to pancake batter or smoothies. A more solid version of cottage cheese is also known as paneer and used in dry and wet curries.
What mixes well with cottage cheese?
Many things mix well with cottage cheese because it has a relatively mild flavor (like salsa with these cottage cheese patties). It works in sweet and savoury dishes. You can use it wherever you would use ricotta or any other creamy cheese!
Does cottage cheese melt when heated?
Cottage cheese does not melt when heated. It will break down but it won’t become stringy and gluey like cheddar.
Did you enjoy trying these delicious cottage cheese recipes (and if you did, then these cottage cheese snacks will be right up your alley!)? Healthy eating has never seemed so good, am I right?
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Dieticians and nutritionists have been telling us the healthy virtues of cottage cheese for a long time. Many people can eat spoonfuls of it right out of the container. However, there are a lot of us who don’t care for it.
For those who can’t make themselves like cottage cheese, we must find another way to get the calcium and good fats it offers. Putting it in recipes is an excellent way to add those bonuses to the things you eat. Here are 27 cottage cheese recipes you’ll love.
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And this recipe is a fantastic low-carb way to start your day on the right foot. Adding cottage cheese in a bowl with flaxseed oil, chia seeds, and fruit will fill you up and satisfy your sweet craving.
Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip
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If you want to add more fruits and vegetables into your diet but have difficulty getting them down by themselves, this dip will make you crave them constantly. Put cottage cheese, lemon juice, scallions, dried oregano, milk, and dill into a food processor and blend. You’ll probably want to make up enough of this creamy concoction to last a few days.
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Many people have made avocado toast a regular part of their breakfast routine or eat it as a hearty snack during the day. Sliced avocado served with cottage cheese and tomato on toast will bring in a flavor you’ll crave again. Add a fried egg and garlic to turn this protein-powered snack into a savory meal. This is a standout among cottage cheese recipes healthy people love.
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
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If you like your cottage cheese recipes sweet, we’ve got you covered. You haven’t had pancakes until you try them like this. Making your batter with a healthy serving of cottage cheese creates light and fluffy pancakes with just the right amount of crispiness. Top them with whipped cream and fruit to make a light, fun breakfast.
Cottage Cheese Burgers
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If you want to create a tender, juicy burger you’ll love, try this cottage cheese burger. Adding a cup of cottage cheese with your ground beef, salt, and Worcestershire sauce will make a flavor profile you’ll be addicted to. You can even spice them up with some jalapeno peppers or chili.
Tomatoes and Cottage Cheese
Making your pasta alfredo with cottage cheese seems like it wouldn’t work. However, it creates a rich and creamy dish that is healthier than its counterpart. Cottage cheese alfredo has fewer calories than the kind you’re used to.
Blueberry Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
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This might be the easiest breakfast you ever make. Add cottage cheese, blueberries, milk, and oats to a glass jar and put it in the refrigerator. The next morning you will add some granola or nuts and enjoy.
Spicy Corn and Cottage Cheese Hot Dogs
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Do you want to make pizza night something you won’t forget? Making a cottage cheese pizza turns a classic dish into something new and exciting. Adding cottage cheese, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, and garlic together is an inexpensive way to bring new flavors to a family favorite.
Garden Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Many like to take the dishes they had as kids and recreate them for an adult pallet. Creating a grilled cheese sandwich with cottage cheese, white cheddar cheese, zucchini, bell pepper, and onions is a delicious adult twist on an old favorite.
Cottage Cheese Sandwich
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This is a reimagining of another classic you loved as a kid. To make your macaroni and cheese a little healthier, you can make it with cottage cheese. It will also make it turn out richer and creamier.
Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie
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How can you make your morning smoothie richer and smoother while adding more protein? Add some cottage cheese to the mix. With strawberries, milk, honey, and vanilla extract, it makes a great addition to your morning routine.
Cottage Cheese Cheesecake
Stir cottage cheese and butter into your eggs for the fluffiest scrambled eggs ever. It is a simple and low-calorie way to change up the routine of your breakfast. Adding cottage cheese also adds extra protein.
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Many people don’t mind the flavor of cottage cheese but can’t get over the texture. You can create whipped cottage cheese to make it much more versatile. Whipped cottage cheese can be a low-calorie spread instead of cream cheese or a variety of sauces and dips.
Mango Whipped Cottage Cheese
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Many people have been adding cottage cheese to their lasagna recipes for a long time. It makes it rich and cheesy without adding a lot of calories.
Baked Spinach Casserole
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This casserole is a cheesy and gooey concoction that works great as an entree but can go with chips or crackers as a dip. Bring it to your next dinner party and let everyone decide what it should be. The cottage cheese adds a level of cheesiness it can’t get without it.
Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad
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Liven up your tuna salad with cream cheese, garlic powder, dill, and lemon juice. It will make it tangy and creamy and turn a boring lunch into something you will look forward to.
Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
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If you have a craving for ice cream, you can make it yourself in just a few minutes. All you need is cottage cheese and frozen berries. Blend them and get your sweet treat fixed with a lot fewer calories.
Cottage Cheese is a staple in a lot of kitchens. With some imagination and the help of some of these recipes, you can make many delicious dishes that include it. Look at your food that includes sauces and various types of cheese, and think of ways you can add cottage cheese. It will be a flavorful way to give your family some healthy alternatives.
Got some cottage cheese? Make these delicious cottage cheese recipes – anything from savory recipes to desserts.
Cottage cheese is one of the most consumed varieties of dairy products in the world. The best part about this cheese is that you can make it fresh at home or pick it up at any grocery store.
Boil and acidify the milk and separate the small curd from the whey. Let the fresh cheese curds solidify, and you have your fresh cottage cheese ready to use in your favorite recipes.
You can buy cottage cheese, both salted and unsalted, in big or small curds. You can even get a variety of cottage cheese formulas including low fat and low carb.
For all the cottage cheese lovers out there, here are the best cottage cheese recipes for you.
What Do You Do with Cottage Cheese?
An unopened cup of cottage cheese can last up to 2 weeks in the fridge; this is the average shelf life of cottage cheese. However, once you open the pack, your cheese will last no more than five days in the fridge.
Is Cottage Cheese Good for You?
Cottage cheese is one of the healthiest snacks you can have in your fridge. As many may know, Cottage cheese is packed with calcium, but did you know that it is also packed with Phosphorus and vitamin B12 and has 24 grams of protein per serving?
It’s not only a tasty treat but also a highly healthy one as it has as low as 11 grams of carbohydrates and 183 calories per cup. If you are a cheese lover, this is the only cheese you need in your life.
There are many ways to use the creamy texture of cottage cheese in savory recipes and enhance their taste. Here are some of the best savory recipes that you can take a notch up by adding cottage cheese.
Italian Spinach Pie
If you want your kids to quit junk and eat more veggies and fresh herbs, Italian Spinach Pie is the perfect recipe with all the nutrients as well as flavor.
For this Italian dinner, you will need eggs, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, roasted red peppers, frozen spinach, and dried oregano.
Mix it all in and bake till fully cooked. Enjoy with a fork and chilled lemonade.
Palak Paneer is a South-Asian dish most popular in India and Pakistan. It’s also the most popular dish made with cottage cheese.
Made with fresh spinach and cottage cheese(Paneer), this recipe is full of healthy goodness and extra creaminess. Moreover, you can enjoy this gravy with hot naan or tortillas. It’s one of the most popular North Indian dishes ever.
Here’s a savory pastry with creamy cheese you will fall head over heels in love with if you are a fan of bakery goods made at home.
Combine your eggs and your own cottage cheese in a clear bowl. Cut your pastry dough into squares and fill the center with your egg and cheese mixture. Fold and mark the edges with a fork.
Next, bake your pastries until they are brown and crisp. Enjoy your pastry with a hearty dip and the yummy taste of cottage cheese.
Savory Breakfast Bowl
Savory Breakfast Bowls are bowls packed with savory flavor, health, and goodness. You don’t need much to make this bowl from scratch.
Just get a bowl, add in your cottage cheese, boiled eggs, grilled salmon, tomatoes, and green onions. Sprinkle some seasoning, and you are good to go.
If you are itching to try some good ol’ Southern food, Broccoli Cornbread should be 1st on your list to try next time. It’s one of the easiest delicious cottage cheese recipes you can try from the South.
To make this cornbread, you need eggs, broccoli, Cheddar cheese, butter, low-fat cottage cheese, onion, cornbread mix, and a baking dish. Easy to make and fancy to serve, this recipe will make you a Southern master chef in no time.
Scallion and Cheese Scones
Here’s why we love Scones more than any other tea snack; you can make them ahead of time and bake them whenever you want.
These are best if you are expecting people over or if you have invited friends over. Make the dough one night before and put it in the fridge to bake the next evening or noon. Savory scones can be paired with anything from cottage cheese to any fruit jam.
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip
Are you looking for a yummy yet high-protein snack that you can munch on all day long? Well, why look for a snack when you can get the same results with a yummy dip?
This Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip, with its secret ingredient, Cottage Cheese, is the perfect protein boost you need, just toss the ingredients in the food processor add in some salt and black pepper and you are good to go.
Cottage Cheese Dessert Recipes
Cottage cheese desserts are so underrated, but if you have a sweet tooth and are always looking for unique dessert recipes, you need to check out these Cottage Cheese Dessert Recipes for sure.
Peach Blueberry Fluff Salad
Here’s a sweet treat that is packed with health and flavor. This Peach Blueberry Fluff Salad has canned peaches, blueberries, vanilla pudding, cottage cheese as well as a heavenly whipped topping.
You will have a hard time finding a better dessert that is yummy and healthy anywhere.
Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese
This is, hands down, the fastest Cottage cheese dessert you will ever make in your life. The Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese with maple syrup is ready in just 5 minutes, so if you have unexpected guests at your door, don’t worry. This Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese has your back and is a great addition to your appetizer lineup.
It’s sad to see sugar lovers avoid sugar like the plague. Well, if you have anyone in your family suffering from Diabetes, you need to make them this sugar-free Cheesecake.
Moreover, this cake is a 10-minute recipe, and it’s also a one-bowl cake, so you don’t have to bend backward to make this yummy treat for your loved one.
Cinnamon Crescent Roll
When cinnamon cooks or bakes, the aroma it gives out is just out of this world, this is the reason why I am in love with cinnamon cakes so much, it is one of my favorite things. But do you know what makes cinnamon cakes even more appealing? Cottage cheese!
This melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness is one of the best things for the whole family snacking, dessert, or even picnics. And you only need six ingredients to make these soft pieces of heaven.
Need more inspiration? Check these german desserts!
Oat Flour Pancakes
My kids love pancakes, so much so that they can eat pancakes all day long and for the whole week too. So, I am always on the lookout for new great alternative pancake recipes that they can enjoy.
These Oat Flour Pancakes are ready in just 15 minutes, and they are the tastiest pancakes I have ever had, and my kids agree. These aren’t only tasty but also gluten-free because they use oat and coconut flour, rich in protein, and wholesome, perfect for an energy-packed morning.
Peaches and Cream Cake
If your partner and kids keep skipping breakfast, you need to try this Peaches and Cream Cake that will make them fall in love with their breakfast routine.
For this cottage cheese breakfast, you will need eggs, sugar, melted butter, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Top it off with sliced peaches and enjoy a healthy breakfast with your kids.
Sweet Russian Buns
These Sweet Russian Buns are traditionally known as Vatrushka. Don’t get intimidated by the name. It’s only hard to pronounce, and the recipe is easy to attempt.
To make your Sweet Russian Buns, you will need all-purpose flour, yeast, milk, Demerara sugar, butter, and egg yolk. For the sweet bun filling, you will need cottage cheese, egg, vanilla extract, honey, and cranberries.
These buns do take an hour to cook, but the preparation time is just 20 minutes tops. Check out more egg yolk recipes here.
Keto Cottage Cheese Recipes
Keto has become a lifestyle of many, and thus our quest for Keto-friendly recipes is never-ending. If you are a Keto fan, you need to check out these protein-filled Keto Cottage Cheese Recipes.
Ethiopian Cottage Cheese with Collard Greens
Ethiopian food is one of the best cuisines in the world. You will find the most flavorful curries, stews, and spices, with a lot of depth in Ethiopian cuisine.
Here’s the best Cottage Cheese with Collard Greens you will ever taste, and its roots come from Ethiopia. To make this amazing Keto-greens, you will need butter, yellow onion, garlic cloves, cardamom, collard greens, cottage cheese, and most importantly, berbere seasoning.
Hatch Chile Cheddar Egg Bites
Food speaks to my soul, and good food puts me in a food coma. These Hatch Chile Cheddar Egg Bites are one of the best foods I have ever had.
Eggs bites are more commonly known as egg muffins, and these Chile Cheddar Egg Bites are filled with eggs, cottage cheese, and veggies. These are effortless to make and yummy to eat. You and your kids will love these for your breakfast.
Once you try this Spinach Souffle, we can bet it will become a holiday tradition at your house. It’s the perfect vegetarian meal you need for your Keto diet.
To make your Spinach Souffle, you need spinach, eggs, cottage cheese, and chunks of ham to add the holiday flair.
Keto Spinach Pie
This spinach pie is so easy; you will be singing as easy as pie all day long. Cook this for holidays and impress the whole family with your unmatchable culinary skills.
This pie has only a few ingredients like spinach, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, and seasoning. This is a no-crust pie, with a spinach base.
Paneer Butter Masala
Cottage cheese is used in many Indian recipes, especially in the North. This Paneer Butter Masala is one of the most popular dishes in Northern Punjab. And the best part is, despite its rich flavors and creaminess, it’s perfectly Keto-friendly.
Instant Pot Egg bites
Life is good when you can make yummy food in instant pots. This Instant Pot Egg bites recipe is the best Keto-friendly recipe you will ever need.
You will need Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Smoked Bacon, eggs, soy sauce, mozzarella, and seasoning. This is a super easy and fast recipe that you can try anytime if you have an instant pot at hand.
Cottage Cheese Pasta Recipes
Cottage cheese has a variety of usages. You can use your cottage cheese to add more flavor to your pasta as well. Here are some Cottage Cheese Pasta Recipes you need to try pronto.
Healthy Alfredo Sauce
If you are a fan of cottage cheese and pasta, you need to try this Healthy Alfredo Sauce with cottage cheese today. This recipe puts all other comfort foods to shame.
This sauce can be made a day earlier and can be heated when you need to fold in your cooked pasta.
Chicken and Spinach Lasagna
Are you Garfield, because I heard you love lasagna? Jokes apart, if you are a huge lasagna fan and love cottage cheese, here’s the best Chicken and Spinach Lasagne recipe ever.
You will need a bucket load of ingredients to make this lasagna, but it’s all worth it in the end. Here’s what you need: olive oil, chicken, onion, garlic, cottage cheese, spinach, Italian seasoning, flour, broth, and lasagna.
Cheesy Stuffed Shells
Here’s a three-cheese recipe that will surely take you to cheese heaven. Cheesy Stuffed Shells contain three kinds of cheese, i.e. cottage cheese, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese, and these are so gooey that you will forget to have another bite.
Apart from your variety of cheese, you will also need an egg, herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, Marinara sauce, and Jumbo pasta shells.
If there is one comfort food that everyone loves, it’s Casserole. Here’s a healthy Casserole recipe filled with the goodness of Cottage cheese and pasta.
It’s the perfect recipe if you have invited a crowd over or if you have a full house. You can even make this a day earlier and heat up when the guests arrive.
I love trying new recipes with leftover food. This Turkey Cannelloni is the perfect recipe if you have leftover turkey or chicken in your fridge.
To make your hot and yummy Cannelloni, you will need onions, cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, and pasta sauce.
If happiness is hidden in layers, you need to make Sicilian Lasagne to find your happy spot. The reason why the ingredient list is pretty long on this one is that this recipe has three different layers.
This lasagna has a layer of meat, a layer of cheese, and a layer of spinach. Together these layers make the most comforting and saucy lasagna ever.
Cottage Cheese Salad Recipes
Just like pasta and other cool recipes, you can also use your cottage cheese in salads. Here are some of the best Cottage Cheese Salad Recipes for your health-conscious family.
Dijon Dill Salmon Salad
Here’s a protein-packed salad you can enjoy with toast or a fork. Make your Dijon Dill Salmon Salad with just a few ingredients and enjoy the goodness of rich flavored salmon with cottage cheese.
Cheese Potato Salad
If you are craving a healthy potato salad, you need to try this Cheese Potato Salad. This recipe can also serve as a cheesy side to your BBQ spread.
Apart from boiled potatoes, you will need hard-boiled eggs, celery, green olives, green onions, and cottage cheese.
With just cucumbers, cottage cheese, dill, chives, and salt, you can make the best cucumber salad ever. This effortless Salad will give the perfect color to your Sunday dinner or lunch spread.
This is a lovely side dish for BBQ chicken.
Here’s a bowl full of rich and flavorful ingredients. Packed with the goodness of cottage cheese, this Waldorf Salad will soon become your go-to Salad.
To mix this Salad to perfection, you will need Grapes, Chicken Breasts, chives, Cottage Cheese, Raisins, Walnuts, Celery, and Apples.
Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad
Here’s another cool salad that you can make in no time for a rushed lunch or snack. If you are a salad lover, you need this Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad on top of your salad list.
This Salad contains cucumbers, radishes, scallions, cottage cheese, and salt/pepper. Easy to put together and tasty with a capital T.
Can You Freeze Cottage Cheese?
Cottage cheese is the main ingredient if you are looking for Keto-friendly foods. This is for the fact that Cottage cheese is protein-packed and is also known to get rid of visceral fat.
If you want a full day of energy, you need to eat more cottage cheese as it gives you slow-burning energy and helps reduce belly fat.
Cottage cheese is one of the best ingredients to have in your fridge as it’s the most versatile food. You can put cottage cheese in both savory and sweet dishes.
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious recipes. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the ingredients, you might discover a flavor you didn’t know you liked.
- Get your shopping list going and make sure you’ve got all the ingredients.
- Get cooking and make your next Cottage Cheese Recipe!
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This delicious whipped cottage cheese is a wonderful breakfast or snack. It has the great flavor of cottage cheese, but a creamier, custard-like texture.
You can top this recipe with all sorts of different options – berries and granola make for a delicious breakfast blend, but I have other suggestions below!
This recipe is great for people who like the taste of cottage cheese but don’t necessarily enjoy the curds.
Why You Should Make This Recipe
This fun creamy cottage cheese recipe has been popular on TikTok recently. It’s a great alternative for people who don’t like the texture of cottage cheese.
Some people call it a healthier cheesecake alternative because of the thick, creamy texture.
You’ll love how easy this is to make and what a sweet, healthy treat it is!
It doesn’t take much to make this creamy cottage cheese recipe – here’s what you’ll need!
- 1 pound cottage cheese
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey
- ½ cup berries
- ¼ cup granola
Spoon the cottage cheese into a food processor. Pour in the honey.
Blend for 2 minutes or until the cottage cheese is creamy.
Spoon the whipped cottage cheese into 3 or 4 bowls or ramekins.
If the cottage cheese has been warmed from blending, place the bowls in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
Top the blended cottage cheese with the berries and granola.
You can top this whipped cottage cheese recipe with so many combinations. Here are some easy ideas.
- Chocolate – add some chocolate chips or blend in some cocoa powder for a dessert version.
- Lemon Berry – add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or some lemon zest along with blueberries for a refreshing version.
- Jam – stir in some strawberry or raspberry jam for extra berry sweetness.
- Tropical – top with pineapples and mango for a tropical blend.
- Savory – serve with some pickles and ranch seasoning for a salty kick.
You can make this recipe in a small food processor or a blender like a Nutribullet.
I’ve found that this recipe does not work as well in a larger food processor. You’ll need to scrape down the sides quite often if you use a large blender or food processor.
The blended cottage cheese will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or until the original expiration date on the package (whichever time is shorter).
I highly recommend garnishing with the granola right before serving.
If the cottage cheese gets warm after you’ve blended it (some smaller food processors can get hot when run for 2 minutes), place it in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.
- Spoon the cottage cheese into a food processor. Pour in the honey. Blend for 2 minutes or until the cottage cheese is creamy.
- Spoon the whipped cottage cheese into 3 or 4 bowls or ramekins, top with some berries and granola.
Cottage cheese is a versatile ingredient. You can use it in breakfast bowls, Italian dishes, dips, sweets, and even pancakes!
With that in mind, be sure you read this list through to the end.
You might just be surprised at some of the things you can make using this simple ingredient.
If you’re looking for a delicious, low-carb breakfast that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes, look no further than this cottage cheese breakfast bowl.
All you’ll need is cottage cheese, flaxseed oil, and chia seeds.
Then top the whole thing off with your favorite toppings (mixed berries and walnuts are the recipe’s suggestions).
It’s a sweet, healthy start to your day.
Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes
Whether I’m looking for breakfast or a snack, I often turn to avocado toast.
It’s hard to beat something that takes 5 minutes to make and is so versatile.
Sometimes I top my avocado toast with a fried egg; sometimes, I go for radishes, onions, and garlic.
On other days, I add cottage cheese, avocado, and a tomato slice.
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It’s simple, fresh, and very yummy.
Savory Cottage Cheese Bowls
Cottage cheese lasagna is one recipe you’ve probably had at some point, whether you made it yourself or not.
Plenty of people use cottage cheese in their lasagnas.
Like all lasagna recipes, this one has a somewhat lengthy ingredients list, and it takes some time to prepare and cook.
That’s just part of the package when making lasagna.
Even so, this lasagna is cheesy, garlic-y, and full of lots of yummy things.
The cottage cheese doesn’t add much in the way of flavor, but it does make the filling smoother and creamier.
You may think cottage cheese is too thick and lumpy for a dip, but this cottage cheese is pureed until it’s as smooth as silk and as creamy as a whipped topping.
It also has a wonderful garlic and herb flavor that goes well with veggies, crackers, chips, or pretty much anything else you want to dip in it.
Except for chocolate. Maybe don’t try dipping it with chocolate.
This sandwich takes 5 minutes to make and is so incredibly tasty. The only thing I do differently is toasting the bread.
When you pile lots of wet and semi-wet stuff, such as cottage cheese, tomato slices, and butter, on a piece of bread, it gets soggy and thin.
That’s why I always toast my bread before adding butter and all the other ingredients.
Once that’s done, though, this is a simple sandwich with a fresh, garden veggie taste that you’ll love.
Cottage Cheese Parfaits
You wouldn’t think a cottage cheese parfait would work. Cottage cheese doesn’t have the same sweet smoothness as yogurt, after all.
Somehow, though, it does work.
Once you mix in the granola, you won’t notice the lumpiness of the cottage cheese, and all the sweetness from the berries helps offset its mildness.
It’s delicious, and it isn’t that high in calories, carbs, or fat.
These look a little like stuffed peppers, but they’re not.
For one thing, you’ll use tomatoes as a base, and for another, you’ll stuff them with cottage cheese, Worcestershire, and Tabasco sauce.
They’re cool, refreshing treats with just a hint of spice to them. They make great appetizers or 5-minute finger foods.
Cottage Cheese Salad with Za’atar
This salad is too pretty to eat but too tasty not to, so you’ll have to overlook the pretty colors and dive right in with a fork.
It’s ready in 20 minutes, and because it’s full of different veggies and fruits – cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, olives, etc. – it’s relatively healthy, too.
These muffins are a quick and tasty treat if you’re looking for an on-the-go snack.
They’re soft and tender on the inside, but they have a wonderfully flaky oat topping.
Because they’re packed with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla, they’re perfect for fall.
Plus, they smell great while they’re cooking.
Honey Walnut Raspberry Cottage Cheese Bowl
I knew I wanted to make this recipe the moment I read the words “honey,” “walnut,” and “raspberry.”
It was a flavor combination I’d never considered, and I immediately knew it was going to be scrumptious. Spoiler alert: It was.
I’d like to say the cottage cheese made a massive difference in my love of this bowl.
Honestly, I would’ve eaten it just as quickly if there hadn’t been any cottage cheese.
However, the cottage cheese doesn’t detract from the overall flavor, and it adds protein and plenty of vitamins and minerals, so you might as well add it.
Cheesy Baked Spinach Casserole
They may call this a “casserole,” but it’s pretty much the most amazing spinach dip you’ll ever taste. It’s so cheesy, garlic-y, and ooey-gooey.
It really is supposed to be a casserole, but I can’t help myself.
Whenever I make it, I always plop some in a bowl and dip it with chips. It’s soooo good.
This is tuna salad with a southwestern flair. It takes about 15 minutes to whip up and doesn’t require any cooking at all.
You can serve it as a dip or in sandwiches or wraps.
Everyone loves waffles, but not everyone loves the high-carb/low-protein content that comes with them.
Making waffles with cottage cheese is the solution to that problem.
Using cottage cheese and oats instead of waffle mix ramps the protein up to 20 grams per serving! That’s a lot of protein.
The net carbs are still a little high, but they’re not as high as in most “regular” waffles.
Whipped Cottage Cheese with Almond Butter and Banana
Cottage cheese even simplifies ice cream!
With only two ingredients – cottage cheese and frozen berries – you can make sweet, delicious ice cream in about 5 minutes.
Use your favorite berries, or mix and match.