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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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


3/6/2014 8:54:55 PM

But what are the calories, carbs? These would be so much more valuable if we knew that without having to add each component and divide by servings and all that!


3/6/2014 4:37:09 PM

Think some looks yummy.


3/6/2014 3:32:35 PM

I have to admit --- cottage cheese is the one food I never 'just' eat. I've eat it in foods. But I have to admit some of these looked good -- esp. pureed --- I think for me it's consistency more than taste.


3/6/2014 9:55:23 AM

BIRD_GIRL's SparkPage
I use cottage cheese to make tuna salad. I mix a little lite mayo, a little greek yogurt and a little cottage cheese into a packet of tuna, then all the add-ins I feel like eating that day. I sometimes make a sandwich or eat it with crackers, but usually I eat it on cucumber slices. Yummy!


3/6/2014 8:41:26 AM

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!!


3/6/2014 8:28:19 AM

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


3/5/2014 9:16:21 AM

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


3/1/2014 9:11:07 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
I always did that as a kid - I still am not a fan of chip dip. I think other people think I am NUTS.

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