Creamy no-bake biscuit cake with cottage cheese and dates

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I love a delicious cheesecake, don’t you? With a crunchy, buttery base and a smooth and silky top, this is cottage cheese cheesecake of my favorite recipes for health-conscious cheesecake lovers.

And as it’s high protein it’s a great option if you want a creamy dessert that loves your waistline as much as you do.

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The use of cottage cheese or curd cheese in baking and pastry is extremely common in Eastern European countries and in European countries in general. We have pastries and dumplings made with curd, we have curd pancakes, breads, and cakes too.

It gives the baked goods a great texture and keeps them nice and moist. Usually, they are heavier than others, but they stay softer for longer.

The curd or cottage cheese that we use is quite different from the cottage cheese that I have found here in the UK. Cottage cheese here is quite more liquid and is usually seasoned with salt. The curd that is used in baking is quite dry and crumbly and has little to no salt added to it.

You should be able to find it in most Eastern European grocery stores. The cottage cheese I use has a fat content of 9%. It is the most used in baking, but you can certainly get away with other fat percentages if you have no other choice.

This recipe can be changed and adjusted. If you don’t like raisins, then leave them out or replace them with other dried fruits. If you want to make this gluten free and remove some of the sugar and butter, then don’t use the biscuit base. This cheesecake can be made with or without it and it’s good either way. My mom makes it without the base pretty much every time and I still love it.

The berries can also be changed to your liking.

Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before you start making this cheesecake. Using cold ingredients will throw off the baking time.

This recipe fits perfectly in a 20cm x 6cm (8in x 2.5in) round cake tin. You can make it in a larger tin if you want to or you can bake it on a rectangular tray.

Watch the video down below for detailed instructions.

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.

These cheesecake cookies have the best of both worlds. They feature the most delicious crispy and chewy chocolate cookies with a rich cream cheese filling.

This mouthwatering combination of cheesecake and cookies is the ultimate best sweet treat for anyone who loves cookies or cheesecake. Just like our cream cheese cookies, the addition of this magical spread completely transforms it.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Easier than cheesecake. Making chocolate cookie dough and cream cheese frosting is so much easier than baking a whole cheesecake.
  • Perfect texture. The crumbly chocolate cookies and the smooth cream cheese filling create the most perfect contrast of textures.
  • Only 8 ingredients. These cookies sound like a complex dessert. In reality, you only need eight simple ingredients to make them.

Cream cheese, chocolate chips, and a couple of baking staples are all you need to make these cheesecake cookies. Here’s the full list of ingredients.

  • Flour. I use all-purpose flour for this recipe.
  • Butter. Unsalted and softened butter.
  • Sugar. I use both white and brown sugar for this recipe. Using only white or only brown sugar will work too.
  • Baking soda. To help the cookie dough rise.
  • Cream cheese. Use softened cream cheese for easy mixing.
  • Chocolate chips. Use milk or dark chocolate chips.
  • Vanilla extract. To flavor the cookies.
  • Salt. To balance all flavors.

For the filling:

  • Cream cheese. Use softened cream cheese for a perfectly smooth filling.
  • Powdered sugar. I use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar as it melts easily and produces smoother results.

Step 1 – Prepare the cream cheese frosting

Whisk together the cream cheese and the powdered sugar until fully combined. Use a teaspoon to freeze small portions of the cream cheese frosting. Place the frosting on a plate lined with food wrap and freeze for an hour. You should get 12 cream cheese balls when using a teaspoon.

Step 2 – Make the cookie dough

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the softened butter, sugars, cream cheese, and vanilla extract. Cream until smooth and glossy. Add the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Cover the bowl with food wrap and refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.

Step 3 – Bake the cheesecake cookies

Preheat the oven to 185C/375F degrees. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge and roll out 12 even-sized balls. Make an indent in the center of each ball.

Remove the frozen cream cheese balls from the freezer and place one in each cookie. Shape the cookie dough around the cream cheese filling to cover it up.

Place the cookies in the pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm around the edges.

Let the cookies cool completely before you eat them.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • If you don’t have powdered sugar, use a food processor to blend granulated sugar into fine powder. This extra step is worth taking if you want to achieve a smooth consistency for the cream cheese filling.
  • Don’t forget to chill the dough before shaping the cookies. Refrigerating the dough solidifies the fats in it and prevents the cookies from spreading too much in the oven.
  • While the recipe specifies the baking time, always keep an eye on the cookies to prevent them from darkening or burning.
  • Drizzle the cookies with melted chocolate or cream cheese frosting to make them look more festive.

The beauty of these cookies is that you can jazz them up with a few little tweaks. Here are some suggestions:

  • Make strawberry cheesecake cookies. Use chopped fresh strawberries instead of chocolate chips for a pop of color and fruity flavor.
  • Use white chocolate chips. White chocolate chips are certainly not a classic but they taste just as good as cookies made with dark chocolate.
  • Experiment with the cream cheese frosting. You can add different flavors to the cream cheese frosting, including peanut butter, cocoa powder, pureed fruits, etc.
  • No bake cheesecake cookies. Stuff the filling into your favorite no bake cookie for a fun twist.

To store: Place leftover cookies in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the fridge.

To freeze: You can make an extra batch of cookie dough and freeze it for up to 3 months.

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Are these cookies gluten-free?

These cookies are not gluten-free as they are made with all-purpose flour.  To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free cup-for-cup flour. Also, make sure the cream cheese you are using is labeled gluten-free.

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Love this Cheesecake Cookies recipe?

  • cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 4 ounces, softened
  • Prepare the cheesecake filling by whisking together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until combined.
  • Place 12 teaspoons of the mixture onto a small lined plate and freeze for an hour.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt, and set aside. In a separate bowl, add the softened butter, sugars, cream cheese, and vanilla extract, and cream together until smooth and glossy. Gently add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips at the end.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate the cookie dough for at least an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 185C/375F.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and roll out 12 balls of cookie dough. Make an indent into the center of each one. Remove the frozen cream portions from the freezer and place one in each cookie and shape the cookie dough around it to cover it up.
  • Place the cheesecake-filled balls of cookie dough onto a lined pan and gently press down on each one. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until firm around the edges.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking tray completely before enjoying them.

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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.


Let’s take a look at what main ingredients we have in this recipe.

For this delicious dessert, I’ve gone for something a bit different on the base. Rather than the traditional cheesecake base of digestive biscuits, I’ve chosen to use ground-up granola.

It still gives us a lovely crunchy, crumbly base and is perfect for this healthy cheesecake recipe.

I then combine it with melted butter which holds it all together nicely and not only gives a buttery taste but it also helps it go golden brown in the oven.

However, you can still use a biscuit base if you prefer. If you’re aiming for being health-conscious, aim for low-fat biscuits if possible.

On top of the cheesecake before baking I added some fresh berries. I recommend raspberries or blueberries.

The heat from the oven as it bakes really helps the berries to burst so they can release all their flavor and help the cheesecake taste even more amazing!

How to make cottage cheese cheesecake?

2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Prep time:First of all, preheat the oven. Then use a food processor to grind up the granola. Melt the butter and combine it to form a firm layer on the bottom of a springform pan.
  • Crunch time:Place the base into the oven to crisp up in just 6-8 minutes.
  • Bake time:Bake the cheesecake in the oven for 30 minutes. You’ll know when it’s ready because it should hold firm but still have a slight jiggle to it.
  • Rest time:Once it’s out of the oven and cooled, rest it in the fridge for 2 hours and then it’s ready to serve, enjoy!

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.

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 many calories are in a healthy cheesecake?

There are a sensible calories in this healthier cheesecake.

It also has grams of protein which will help you feel fuller than a regular cheesecake will.

Here is an overview of the rest of the information for this healthy dessert recipe.

Health benefits

You may ask what health benefits can come from eating cheesecake, but the best part about this dessert is that it’s a protein cheesecake (we love a good high protein pudding).

It has all the taste of some of the best cheesecake recipes but the key ingredient that is helping on the health side is the cottage cheese.

Having a high-protein ingredient means it is great at helping us to feel fuller for longer. This is important if you are eating a diet that is aimed at weight loss.

You shouldn’t deny yourself any food groups when it comes to watching your weight.

Within a calorie-controlled diet, it is great to get that sweet fix with healthy cheesecake recipes like this one.

Cottage cheese can also help when building muscle. It’s also high in B vitamins, selenium, and calcium which help to support bone strength.

Although I have reduced the amount of sugar to keep it a low-fat cheesecake recipe, it is still loaded with taste and flavor.

This all comes from the natural ingredients like the vanilla, lemon, and berries that I’ve added.

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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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  • Get cooking and make your next Cottage Cheese Recipe!


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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.

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.

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.


  • Put the quark, softened butter, powdered sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl.
  • Use a hand blender to mix everything together to form a quark cream.
  • In a food processor, grind the dates, walnuts, biscuits and cocoa powder to a sticky biscuit mass.
  • Lay out the biscuit mass on cling film, pressing the mass down firmly with wet hands.
  • Spread the cream on top and roll up into a roll.
  • Put the biscuit cake in the fridge overnight.

Top the biscuit cake

  • The biscuit cake from the Detach the foil, trim the edges straight.
  • For the chocolate icing, melt the white chocolate and stir in a little oil.
  • Cookie cake with chocolate icing as desired and top with chocolate shavings.

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.


All of the products should be at room temperature.

Beat the eggs with the sugar into a fluffy cream and add the vanilla sugar, salt, oil, cottage cheese and yoghurt. Beat everything until a homogeneous and smooth mixture is obtained.

Grate the lemon peel on a fine citrus grater, by only grating the yellow part.

Sift the flour along with the baking powder into the mixture in 2-3 portions and mix it lightly with rotating movements of a spatula until it is completely absorbed.

Pour the mixture into a greased and floured baking pan or cake tin and bake it for 30 minutes at 360°F (180 degrees) in a preheated oven.

Sprinkle the baked sponge cake with powdered sugar, once it has cooled and serve it cut into pieces.

The Sponge Cake with Cottage cheese and Yogurt is ready.


  • Hand blender
  • Food processor
  • Bowl
  • Kitchen spatula
  • Kitchen brush

Cooking Time

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 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.

lemons – 1 pc. (the peel)

sugar – 5.3 oz (150 g)

yogurt – 1 oz (30 g)

eggs – 3 pcs.

oil – 5 tbsp (75 ml)

vanilla sugar – 1 tbsp.

salt – 1 pinch

  • 360 g quark
  • 70 g butter, soft
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 p. Vanillin sugar
  • 300 g dates
  • 100 g roasted walnuts
  • 100 g biscuits
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 40 g white chocolate
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Chocolate shavings, after at will

Cheesecake FAQs

We’ve answered some of your key cheesecake questions!

How many calories are in cottage cheese?

There are 98 calories in 100 grams of cottage cheese.

How to store cheesecake?

It is best to keep the cheesecake in an airtight container inside the fridge for 3-4 days (if you can make it last that long!).

What to serve with cheesecake?

You can serve your cheesecake with more fresh fruit, or you could add low-fat whipped cream or natural yogurt.

Can I make cottage cheese cheesecake ahead?

You can make cheesecake ahead of time as long as it’s used within 48 hours to keep it at its freshest.

Is cheesecake healthier than cake?

Cheesecake certainly can be healthier than cake. gives some reasons why in their article.For this easy dessert, I chose lower amounts of sugar and a high-protein ingredient to make this a nice healthy cheesecake.

What can I replace sugar with in cheesecake?

To replace the sugar you could use a sugar-free alternative such as Xylitol or Stevia which is a plant-based alternative.

What sweets can I eat while trying to lose weight?

Within a calorie-controlled diet, you can eat most sweets while trying to lose weight. However, it is best to aim for around 200 calories for a dessert.

Staying within this guideline means you can still enjoy a sweet treat but that will also help you stay on track with your weight loss.

More Recipes Like This

If you like this recipe I’m sure you’re going to love these too:

Now you really can have your cake and eat it with this healthy high protein cheesecake. Low on sugar but not low on yum!

  • low sugar granola or muesli (alternatively sweet, low-fat biscuits like Graham crackers)
  • low fat cottage cheese (or use regular cottage cheese if you’d prefer)
  • (medium or large)
  • (or ½ vanilla bean)
  • raspberries or blueberries
  • Preheat the oven to 200 C, 390 F.
  • Process or grin the granola (or biscuits if using) roughly. Place it on a baking pan.1 ½ cups low sugar granola or muesli
  • Melt the butter and drizzle over the granola. Mix until incorporated.3 tbsp butter
  • Press the granola mix into the base of a circular 26cm baking tin (or rectangle 20cm x 28cm) with your hands until you have an even layer.
  • Meanwhile, blend the cottage cheese, eggs, cornstarch, cream, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract and salt until completely homogenous, shiny and creamy.3 cups low fat cottage cheese, 2 tbsp cornstarch, ⅓ cup cream, 4 tbsp sugar, ¼ tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pour batter over the cookie base and scatter the berries on top.½ cup raspberries or blueberries
  • Bake for 30 minutes until most of the cheesecake is solid and the center still has a bit of a jiggle when moved and the edges have some browning.
  • Take out of the oven and rest for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is no average cheesecake recipe and it has quickly become one of my favorite desserts.

It has that amazing cheesecake flavor but doesn’t interrupt my healthy eating plan. I can still get the best results from my healthy diet (that’s as long as I don’t accidentally eat the entire thing!).

There is also a weekly high-protein meal plan available to help you gain muscle and tone up.


I’m not a foodie, although I do love eating. I believe food should serve us and our goals, not hinder. Taking control and responsibility for what I eat is important to me.


Creator and photographer of this wonderful recipe!

I am a recipe developer and food photographer from Quito, Ecuador. I work with websites and blogs from around the world developing recipes and photographing them. I also work with online and print magazines writing about food. I dedicate my work in the kitchen and through the lens to explore food from different backgrounds, origins and diets. I would describe my style as “comfort food with a twist”. My goal is to create recipes that are homely, yet attractive, delicious and have something different and exiting to them.

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