11 Creative Uses for Cottage Cheese: SparkPeople SlideShow
You've Never Eaten Cottage Cheese Like This!
Try these super tasty ways to prepare your favorite protein-packed food!
Puree cottage cheese with fresh herbs, garlic, or shallots for a healthier chip dip. (It's great with veggies or whole-wheat crackers, too!)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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