11 Creative Uses for Cottage Cheese

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11 Healthy Cottage Cheese Recipes

Try these super tasty ways to prepare your favorite protein-packed food!

Delightful Dips

Puree cottage cheese with fresh herbs, garlic, or shallots for a healthier chip dip. (It's great with veggies or whole-wheat crackers, too!)

Stuffed Squash

Stuff a butternut squash with sauteed onions and mushrooms, toasted whole-wheat breadcrumbs, eggs, and cottage cheese for a lighter take on a classic gratin. Top with arugula or parsley and fresh rosemary!

Creamy Enchiladas

Top with salsa and dig in with baked chips or veggie sticks. Or puree salsa and cottage cheese for a creamy enchilada sauce!

Super Stuffed Potatoes

Stuff cottage cheese into a baked potato (sweet or white) with a slice of chopped bacon and chives. Sprinkle on a bit of shredded Cheddar, if you prefer.

Awesome Appetizers

Whip cottage cheese until it's fluffy, then add black pepper and herbs. Spread on toasted whole-wheat baguettes and top with a slice of tomato or cucumber for a quick appetizer.

Perk Up Pesto

Mix cottage cheese with pesto for a creamy pasta topper or a dip. Add strips of roasted red pepper or sun-dried tomatoes for an added burst of flavor.

Quick Sweet Snack

Top cottage cheese with berries or jam for a sweet treat. Spread on whole-wheat toast or stuff into crepes for a quick breakfast, or eat on its own for an after-dinner snack.

Luscious Lasagna

Swap cottage cheese into your lasagna for a boost of protein and creaminess. Think beyond traditional lasagna: Try thinly sliced butternut squash with roasted chicken breast, and a creamy sauce made with cottage cheese and plenty of sage and black pepper.

Souped-Up Smoothies

Blend cottage cheese into your favorite smoothie recipe. Try peaches, berries, and honey, or banana with low-sugar chocolate syrup!

Boost Baked Goods

Use cottage cheese in place of oil in your favorite baked goods. Try it in banana bread, bran muffins, and blueberry cobbler.

Primo Pasta

Toss cottage cheese with freshly cooked whole-wheat pasta, loads of fresh herbs like basil and parsley, and lemon zest and black pepper. Add cooked veggies like broccoli, spinach or asparagus, plus bell peppers and onions, for a creamy pasta primavera.

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8/11/2016 11:20:15 PM

I love cottage cheese and tomatoes, unfortunately most cottage cheese has an additive called Carrageenan which causes inflammation, gastrointestinal problems and insulin problems.

Every time I eat it I gain 2 to 4 lbs over night and it takes a week to go back down and my fasting blood sugar goes up 15 points for 3 days.

Only cottage cheese I can eat has to be a whole food with no additives, very had to find, going to start making my own.


4/20/2016 10:20:19 PM

Recipes would be soooo helpful.


4/19/2016 11:56:46 PM

MISTYB63's SparkPage
Cottage cheese and fresh picked tomatoes


4/19/2016 6:38:01 PM

80COOLBREEZE's SparkPage
recottia cheese can be used the same way


4/19/2016 6:24:04 PM

KIDDING1957's SparkPage
I love cottage cheese especially with fruit.


4/19/2016 5:14:10 PM

DEEA2Z's SparkPage
I wouldn't eat cottage cheese for years (when I was in Brownies we toured a dairy where the cheese was made and I didn't like the smell). I'm well over my aversion now! My favorite no-fat brand is Cabot's (it's really creamy). I love it with fresh fruit (especially pears), with apple butter, and now I have even more ways to use it. Never thought about putting it in smoothies (I always use greek yogurt). I also like the ideas that various members put into this thread.


4/19/2016 3:16:39 PM

I love dip with chips, bread, pizza, crackers, and meats- what a fantastic healthy alternative! Thanks so much I will make this as soon as I get to the store.


4/19/2016 3:15:49 PM

I like cottage cheese with applebutter.


4/19/2016 3:04:59 PM

Cottage juice is great with cottage cheese.


4/19/2016 2:44:19 PM

I haven't tried cottage cheese


4/19/2016 2:35:25 PM

SHALOM50's SparkPage


4/19/2016 12:12:18 PM

I like cottage cheese & avacado also cottage cheese & pineapple with chopped red bell pepper. YUMMY


4/19/2016 11:39:44 AM

I never liked cottage before! I put a quarter cup on my salad now with my lite french dressing and it makes the salad seem more filling and tasty. Try it you will love it.


4/19/2016 11:37:37 AM

I never liked cottage before! I put a quarter cup on my salad now with my lite french dressing and it makes the salad seem more filling and tasty. Try it you will love it.


4/19/2016 11:28:34 AM

This is great! I have a tub of cottage cheese and never had any ideas of what to do with it other than spreading it on crackers (and it seriously makes me want to gag)
If I added it to baked goods in place of oil whats the conversions? Or is it sort of like cup for cup?

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