11 Creative Uses for Cottage Cheese

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You've Never Eaten Cottage Cheese Like This!

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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RAYLINSTEPHENS

3/6/2014 8:41:26 AM

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I always put yogurt with my cottage cheese - this stopped the stomach problems most often associated with cottage cheese (pain in the spine from stomach distension) and even use a sweet 'n low packet sometimes if the yogurt is no-fat plain. Add some fruit and I call it breakfast every day!!

DAVIDSTANSFIELD

3/6/2014 8:28:19 AM

we've added cottage cheese to our macaroni and cheese.

PLAYWRIGHT99

3/5/2014 9:16:21 AM

I'm going to try the cottage cheese with pesto.

CHRIS3874

3/1/2014 9:11:07 PM

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I always did that as a kid - I still am not a fan of chip dip. I think other people think I am NUTS.

CLAIREESE

2/27/2014 3:57:46 PM

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Is this a cooked egg like scrambled or do you mix raw egg in with the cottage cheese? Really doesn't say much on the Stuffed Squash.

DELLMEL

11/16/2013 3:54:47 PM

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Thanks

GLYNN1

11/10/2013 5:09:11 PM

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Try these cottage cheese pancakes. Best if blended up in a blender!
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
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SASSYTHING52

11/9/2013 8:24:13 PM

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thanks

LADYSTARWIND

11/8/2013 2:49:13 PM

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ADRIAAGHASI1: You might try microwaving Broccoli: Chop it up into spears or chunks; wet it down by rinsing well (and leave about 1/2" of water in bottom of glass bowl or casserole). Cover; Microwave on HIGH power. I do about two cups for 5 minutes...drain and let sit for about 3 minutes.... Hope this works for you! If your microwave is a little one it will have lower power and you might need more time.
You can also sauté in a frypan with a bit of olive oil until it is tender...kind of like a stirfry.
patti

EVIE5200

11/8/2013 11:51:41 AM

The picture of view 13 of 13 shows a delicious looking meal in a pan...BUT...there's no
recipe. Please include it.

ADRIAAGHASI1

11/8/2013 11:25:38 AM

good recipies!
but i wanna know how 2 cook brokley
thx

WINNIE-POOH

11/8/2013 11:09:34 AM

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I THINK I WILL TRY SOME OG THESE.

DEPSERV

11/8/2013 10:15:29 AM

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I've been making pureed cottage cheese with powder ranch dip mixed in for years; it's one of the few healthy things I can get my grandkids to eat. The ranch dip has to be mixed in with a spoon; if you put it in the blender the end result isn't very good. If I put diced up chives out of my garden in it the dip has a deeper, better taste, but the grandkids won't eat it. When I used to be on the road for work a common meal was cottage cheese used as is for a dip with whole grain crackers.

FINNLANA

11/8/2013 10:07:01 AM

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Now my cottage cheese is going to go from boring to EXCITING! Thanks!

SERGIOSMAMA

11/8/2013 9:23:20 AM

Thanks! I'm looking forward to trying some of these ideas :)

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