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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5/5/2015 1:57:52 PM

TZUZEN's SparkPage
I've used 4 oz of cream cheese/neufchatel (or non-fat regular or greek) and a cup of cottage cheese when making a gelatin dessert. Run the cream cheese and cottage cheese through the blender with the dissolved gelatin (I use a larger box of the sugar free lime gelatin dissolved up accordingly with the hot water - don't add the cold water). Blend it all together.

I even add a small can of pineapple in juice (do NOT use fresh pineapple as the bromelain in it will break down the gelatin into a water mess unless the fresh pineapple is brought to a boil before use). Same deal if you use papaya - cook it if not using canned papaya. Other fruits of your choice can be used.

The blended mixture can be lightened up in texture with 1-2 cups of whipped cream or cool-whip. It's not needed though.

Put it in a bowl and refrigerate. Once it's set, it's ready to eat. Fairly low calorie and flavorful with or without the added fruit. The neufchatel / cream cheese adds a creaminess.

I've not tried tofu although it probably would work as it's fairly neutral tasting.

I enjoy a good kitchen experiment.


3/15/2015 8:30:03 PM

I like to eat cottage cheese with pineapple chunks or mixed with Apple Butter.


1/5/2015 4:04:11 PM

Wow, it helped me to stay on track.


1/4/2015 8:52:26 AM

cottage cheese on a lettuce leaf ( little gem)and a few prawns with some lite mayonaise mixed with tomato sauce to make a prawn cocktail type dressing , crusty bread is nice as well but go easy on the butter , very low fat spread is best x


11/16/2014 8:23:00 PM

DAKARISAH430's SparkPage
Nice ideas.


11/7/2014 5:30:19 PM

I mix 1/2 cup cottage cheese and 1/2 cup flavored yogurt together and have it for snack, with 1 serving of fruit.


10/20/2014 12:06:57 AM

TNGRAHAM's SparkPage
For Lunch I miss cottage cheese with my tuna and eat it on a 100 calorie bread, the cottage cheese takes the place of mayo and tastes good too.


7/17/2014 9:54:44 PM

Great Idea! Thanks, Going to try the Enchilada sauce ASAP.


7/17/2014 1:44:16 PM

I like using cottage cheese on lettuce and fresh peaches, for a nice salad.


7/3/2014 11:06:30 AM

I don't understand why you are showing us how to use cottage cheese different ways and then no recipe


3/20/2014 12:52:20 PM

GATSBY12's SparkPage
I use Quark which is lovely and smooth great for desserts or used in savoury dishes .


3/15/2014 10:43:36 AM

Is there a way to get the actual recipe for these cottage cheese ideas?


3/14/2014 10:12:25 AM

Great ideas.. Thanks!


3/6/2014 11:45:45 PM

KDENARD1's SparkPage
I have been looking for ways to eat cottage cheese. Thanks for the ideas.


3/6/2014 10:26:44 PM

some of these sound delish. I've eaten it this week with slice peaches and cinnamon, a great evening snack. I might try it in my smoothie in the morning

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