30 Best Cottage Cheese Recipes

These easy cottage cheese recipes are healthy, versatile, and so delicious!

Some people can grab a spoon and eat cottage cheese straight from the container.

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However, people like me prefer to use it as an ingredient in larger things, which is why I came up with this list of awesome recipes.

Surprising Cottage Cheese Recipes You’ll Love

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.

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

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.

It’s simple, fresh, and very yummy.

Savory Cottage Cheese Bowls

One of my favorite things about many of the recipes on this list is that you can make them in 5 minutes or less. That includes this one.

Mix your cottage cheese with scallions and pepper. Then top it with bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and pistachios.

It’s a nutritious, savory bowl of goodness.

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

My mom used to make cottage cheese pancakes when I was little, and I always loved them so much.

I don’t know why it took me so long to start making them myself.

They have wonderfully crisp edges and warm, soft, melt-in-your-mouth centers. With or without toppings, they’re pretty unbeatable.

Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

With some cottage cheese, salt, pepper, and butter, you can make the fluffiest, most pillowy scrambled eggs you’ve ever had.

This simple, four-ingredient recipe takes 10 minutes tops.

I always add some extra cheese – usually cheddar – and I top them with diced green onions when they’re done.

Cottage Cheese Alfredo

If you’re skeptical about this one, I understand. It does seem like an odd choice. However, cottage cheese alfredo is incredible.

If possible, it’s even richer and creamier than “regular” alfredo, but despite that, it isn’t more decadent!

It actually has fewer calories and less fat than the other alfredo!

A richer, creamier taste with less of all the bad stuff? Why would you ever go back to the original recipe?!

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

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.

Blueberry Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats

You’ll build this tasty breakfast on a foundation of milk, cottage cheese, and oats.

Let them sit in the fridge overnight, and then add whatever you like for toppings.

The recipe suggests honey, blueberries, and pumpkin seeds, but you can jazz them up however you like.

Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip

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.

Cottage Cheese Sandwich

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.

Mexican Cottage Cheese Dip

This insanely good Mexican cottage cheese dip is kind of like a seven-layer dip if you were to throw all seven layers in a blender and turn it on high.

It has everything you could want from a tasty South-of-the-Border dip: corn, black beans, guacamole, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, Sriracha, and of course, cottage cheese.

It tastes great when paired with veggies, chips, or even pita bread.

Stuffed Shells

I love stuffed shells. I love just about anything gooey, cheesy, and full of tomato or marinara sauce.

However, that said, these stuffed shells are some of the absolute best I’ve ever had.

Not only do they have whipped cottage cheese in the filling, but they have mozzarella and parmesan, too!

I honestly don’t know which is better – the smell or the taste.

Tomatoes and Cottage Cheese

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.

Apple and Cottage Cheese Muffins

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.

Savory Cottage Cheese Muffins

These savory, gluten-free, and vegetarian-friendly muffins will almost put you in mind of a delicious quiche.

The texture isn’t quite the same, but the bread, broccoli, and cheese flavor is very quiche-like.

These are freezer-friendly, so you can make extra and save them for later.

They work well as healthy, mid-day snacks, but I prefer to heat them up and eat them as hot, on-the-go breakfast items.

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.

Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie

This simple, five-ingredient smoothie is another great option if you frequently take your meals on the go.

All you’ll need to make it is milk, frozen strawberries, cottage cheese, honey, and vanilla extract.

Throw them all in a blender and blend until everything is smooth. It takes about 5 minutes and yields enough for two smoothies.

Believe it or not, it really does taste like a strawberry milkshake. It’s not a bad way to start the day.

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.

Baked Rotini

Rotini is another one of those delicious Italian dishes that I just can’t seem to get enough of, and this five-ingredient baked rotini recipe is one of my favorites, primarily because it’s so simple.

It takes less than an hour to cook and has plenty of cheese and spaghetti sauce. It’s hard to beat that.

Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad

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.

Protein Waffles

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

Yes, this recipe is for another one of those “whip it up in 5 minutes with no actual cooking” dishes.

I can’t help it. Sometimes, you just need to do things the easy way.

Cottage cheese makes that so simple. Simply whip the cottage cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.

Then top it with bananas, almond butter, and anything else you want to add.

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

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.

Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse is almost as simple as cottage cheese ice cream.

All you’ll need is Stevia, cottage cheese, cacao powder, and two tablespoons of almond butter.

Mix them all in a blender, then stick the mixture in the fridge for about half an hour to chill. It’s a tasty, high-protein dessert with a relatively low calorie count.

It tastes extra yummy with chocolate chips, nuts, shredded coconut, or a few banana slices.

Strawberry Cereal Parfait

Although I already have one parfait on the list, I couldn’t wrap it up without adding this one, as well. It’s just too tasty to ignore.

Plus, this parfait has a lot going on for such a small serving – strawberries, yogurt, cottage cheese, honey, peanuts, whole wheat cereal, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.

That’s a whole lot of flavor to pack into a single sweet treat.

Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert Cups

This low-carb dessert takes only 5 minutes to make, and you can make it as sweet as you like by adjusting your sweetener.

Adding a tiny bit of honey doesn’t hurt the taste either.

Cottage and Cream Cheese Filled Crepes

A fluffy filling of cream cheese and cottage cheese combined with a delicately thin, flaky crust?

What’s not to love? These crepes are incredible.

They’re sweet enough to serve for dessert, but I love them as part of a lazy Saturday morning breakfast or brunch.

Whenever you decide to eat them, you’ll never want to use another recipe for crepes.

Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

The words “healthy” and “cheesecake” don’t often find themselves together in the same sentence.

That’s what makes this cottage cheese cheesecake so special.

It takes about an hour to cook but only 20 minutes to prepare, and even though it’s healthy – and it is – it’s also delicious.

The blackcurrant jam is an excellent topping, too. It’s not one you often find on cheesecakes, and that makes it even better.

For some, cottage cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It’s soft and creamy, is wonderful with berries or fresh peaches, offers calcium and has relatively little fat, and can take the heat as well. Sweet and savory breads baked with cottage cheese don’t last long on the cutting board due to their rich taste and moist texture. Baking with cottage cheese instead of sour cream, ricotta, or heavy cream in entrees like lasagna, pot pies, and savory meat and vegetable bakes adds taste and nutrients too. Choosing the right type of cottage cheese for a particular recipe is important, and when using substitutions, it’s important to note quantities.

The clever cook needs to determine if baking with dry or creamy cottage cheese is the best choice for a particular recipe or cooking method. Creamy cottage cheese moistens breads and other bakery delights, while dry cottage cheese has no additional milk and is less likely to separate or curdle under high heat, making it a better choice for foods that will be cooked at higher temperatures. Dry cottage cheese might be a bit less available, but many health food stores carry it, or rinsing creamy cottage cheese in a strainer will leave dry curds.

Cottage cheese can replace ricotta in a lasagna casserole.

Nearly any casserole recipe that features sour cream, mayonnaise, heavy cream, or condensed soup will benefit from baking with cottage cheese. A simple chicken, black bean, and brown rice casserole holds together nicely with cottage cheese, an egg, and just a little shredded cheese. Stuffed bell peppers can be created in no time using creamy cottage cheese, sautéed onion, a little rice, and whatever veggies the cook has on hand.

Combine cottage cheese and low-fat yogurt to make healthy cheesecake.

Almost everyone loves cheesecake, but few folks love the heart-stopping fat a single slice contains. Thanks to cottage cheese, this sinfully delicious dessert becomes downright angelic. Unlike dense, cream cheese and sour cream-based cheesecakes, a cheesecake made by baking with cottage cheese and low-fat yogurt, a little sugar, eggs, and just a smidgen of flour is a light-as-air confection. Adding raspberries, strawberries, or other fruit to the batter makes it sing.

Some types of cottage cheese add more moisture to baked goods.

Cooks looking to trim the fat from rich cream sauces or creamy desserts find that equivalent amounts of low-fat yogurt and creamy cottage cheese do the trick. Recipes that call for cream cheese generally accept the same amount of dry cottage cheese plus a little margarine and perhaps a splash of low-fat milk if the results seem too dry. Recipes for baking with cottage cheese are easy to find via the Internet, but creative cooks will soon find themselves creating their own signature dishes using this versatile food.

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Don’t you love it when you find a recipe that is sinfully good and is quick and easy to make with few ingredients? So when I say a few ingredients this Butterhorn Recipe with Cottage Cheese Rolls only takes three; butter, flour, and cottage cheese.

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These easy homemade butterhorn rolls are similar to a crescent roll and are a favorite treat in our house. The dough is super easy to make and you can even make the dough ahead, chill it, and roll the butterhorns later.  I have even frozen the dough and the rolls come out just as delicious.

Of course, there is the option to add more ingredients if you want to sweeten things up a bit, but the basic three will get you deliciously rich, flaky, and buttery rolls; add a simple almond-flavored powdered sugar icing to dress them up. Think of these rolls as little puff pastries in the shape of crescent rolls.

Why you will love these rolls

  • You need just a few ingredients.
  • You just need a big mixing bowl and a wooden spoon to make the dough.
  • These bite-sized rolls bake up golden, soft, and buttery, they almost melt in your mouth.
  • When you add the sweet icing glaze you now have a delicious sweet roll.
  • These rolls make tasty snacks, desserts, or appetizers.
  • You can customize the rolls with sweet or savory fillings. Look below to see the Cinnamon Butterhorns.

Some delicious variations

  • Cinnamon Crescent Rolls – just add a sprinkling of cinnamon to the dough before rolling
  • Spread the dough with your favorite jam
  • Sprinkle with cheese
  • Make these rolls savory herbs like thyme, rosemary or chives
  • Go south of the border and sprinkle with ground cumin and diced pepper

There is one ingredient in these tasty crescents that makes these rolls amazing. This recipe calls for Cottage Cheese! Yes, the humble white cheese curds add moistness to the rolls and makes them tender.

Roll Ingredients

  • Butter – salted or unsalted butter works for this recipe
  • Flour – I use all-purpose flour
  • Cottage Cheese – use small curd cottage cheese

There is one ingredient in these butterhorns that makes these rolls amazing. This recipe calls for Cottage Cheese! Yes, the humble white cheese curds add moistness to the rolls and make them deliciously tender.

This icing is optional, but I find it hard to not use it.

Remember I said this recipe has 3 ingredients? Well, I decided a sweet icing drizzle on the top would taste great on the rolls so I added three more ingredients for an almond-flavored icing drizzle.

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Almond extract -you can substitute vanilla extract

Baking equipment for this recipe

Make sure you have a rimmed baking sheet. These pans will come in handy when baking cookies, cakes or even sheet pan dinners.

These items will make rolling the dough and cutting so much easier

How to make Butterhorn Rolls

Recipe notes: While I have made the butterhorns right away, I do suggest you refrigerate the dough, especially on a hot day.

The reason I suggest a rimmed baking sheet is that some butter does melt out of the rolls while they are baking and a rimmed baking pan will catch the butter.

Step 1. Make sure your butter is cold and cut it into very small cubes. Optionally, you can grate the butter. You may need to rechill the butter so it is nice and cold.

Step 2. Mix the cottage cheese, cold butter, and flour in a large mixing bowl until roughly combined. A heavy spoon or a wooden spoon works well for this.

Step 3. Turn the dough out on a floured pastry cloth and form it into a large disk.

You are going to make two disks, but first you need to gather the dough into one large one, then cut it in half and make two smaller ones.

Look how nicely this dough comes together. It’s nice and moist and you can see the pieces of butter and cottage cheese.

Step 4. Wrap both of the dough rounds in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. You can also refrigerate the dough overnight.

Step 5. Roll the dough into a large circle then with a pizza cutter, cut into 16 triangles.

Pastry tip – I cut the wedges so the pastries are bit-sized, but you can also make bigger wedges for larger rolls.

Step 5. Roll each triangle up starting at the wide end and place the rolls on a rimmed baking sheet with the rolled end down, this will keep the crescent shape intact while baking.  Sometimes, I will drain off the butter from the baking pan with a spoon if there is too much butter.

Step 6. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes until nice and golden brown, then remove from the oven to cool on a wire rack.

Baking tip ~Sometimes, butter will bake out of the dough while baking and if that happens, remove the baking pan and drain off the butter. Just tip the pan so the butter runs down the corner and use a spoon to remove it.

How to make the optional glaze

Step 7. Make the icing by combining the powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract, and stir until the icing is nice and smooth.

Step 8. Finish the crescents by drizzling the icing over the rolls.

It is amazing what a few simple ingredients can turn into. Bake up a batch of these delectable homemade rolls for breakfast, brunch, or maybe a potluck.  I guarantee everyone will love them.

These rolls are best eaten the day they are made, but if you do find yourself with leftovers since this recipe makes 32 rolls they will still taste good over the next couple of days but the texture will not be the same

  • Cinnamon Crescent Rolls- just add a sprinkling of cinnamon to the dough before rolling
  • Spread the dough with your favorite jam
  • Sprinkle with cheese
  • Make these rolls savory by adding herbs like thyme, rosemary or chives

Butterhorn FAQ’s

Why does the butter bake out of the dough

If your dough has gotten too warm, that also means the butter has warmed up too and will melt more quickly in the oven. Pastry needs to have cold butter for the best results, so keep your dough chilled.

How to freeze butterhorn dough

Flatten the dough ball, then wrap it very well in plastic wrap, then wrap in aluminum foil. Put the wrapped dough into a plastic freezer bag for up to three months. When ready to use remove the foil, and let the dough thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Why add cottage cheese to pastry dough?

Cottage cheese not only adds a tangy flavor to baked goods it also has a unique texture and provides moisture for a flaky pastry.

More to make and eat!

Butterhorn Rolls with Cottage Cheese

Butter, flour, and cottage cheese are the base of these bite-sized Butterhorn Rolls that are topped with a sweet almond icing. These rolls bake up golden brown, tender, and flaky and are delicious for brunch, dessert, or just for snacks.

Making the crescent dough

  • Baking temperature – 350° F. You will need to use a baking sheet with sides since some butter will melt out of the rolls.
  • Cut the cold butter into small cubes or you can grate the butter. Rechill the butter while prepping the other ingredients.
  • In a large bowl add all the flour, cottage cheese, and chilled butter cubes and mix with a heavy spoon until roughly combined.
  • Cut the dough circle into quarters, then cut each quarter into four smaller triangles. Roll each small wedge starting at the widest part and place each crescent on a rimmed cookie sheet, seam side down.
  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes at 350 degrees F., until lightly browned. When done move the rolls to a cooling rack.

Making the almond icing – optional

  • In a small bowl add the sifted powdered sugar, milk and almond extract. Add additional milk if the icing is too thick.
  • Leave the rolls on the cooling rack and place a piece of parchment or wax paper under the rack. With a fork, drizzle the icing over the rolls.
  • These rolls are best eaten the day they are made. Store any leftover rolls in an airtight container.

Use a rimmed cookie sheet to bake the rolls on.

Bake the rolls as soon as they are rolled out to keep the butter cold.

If it is a hot day you can put the rolls in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Some butter will melt out of the rolls during baking, you can drain some of it off the baking sheet with a spoon if necessary.

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About Jere’

From learning to cook on a farm in Indiana to culinary school in California, my passion for food is never-ending.  Turning on my oven to bake something for friends and family is my happy place, and I am glad to be here at One Hot Oven sharing both sweet and savory family-friendly recipes for your cooking and baking inspiration.

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?

Cottage cheese is super healthy, and you can use it in pancake batter to make cottage cheese pancakes, salads, granola, sauces, toast, smoothies, scrambled eggs or a classic cottage cheese breakfast bowl. It really is the most versatile ingredient.

There are many ways you can use cottage cheese curds in your recipes to make your recipes taste heavenly.

How Long Does Cottage Cheese Last in the Fridge?

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

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.

Broccoli Cornbread

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.

Spinach Souffle

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.

Turkey Cannelloni

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.

Sicilian Lasagna

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.

Cucumber Salad

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.

Waldorf Salad

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?

Yes, you can freeze cottage cheese for up to 3 to 6 months, but doing so will change the taste and texture of the cheese.

Is Cottage Cheese Good for Losing Belly Fat?

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.

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