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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11/8/2013 11:09:34 AM



11/8/2013 10:15:29 AM

DEPSERV's SparkPage
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.


11/8/2013 10:07:01 AM

FINNLANA's SparkPage
Now my cottage cheese is going to go from boring to EXCITING! Thanks!


11/8/2013 9:23:20 AM

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


11/8/2013 7:37:49 AM

Like the idea of mixing it with pesto. Nice way to lighten up pesto and make a yummy pasta sauce - just add some veggies and dinner is ready!


10/24/2013 6:13:31 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage


10/21/2013 7:18:14 AM

love this site great recipes.thanks for the new cottage cheese ideas


10/21/2013 7:18:12 AM

love this site great recipes.thanks for the new cottage cheese ideas


10/21/2013 7:18:10 AM

love this site great recipes.thanks for the new cottage cheese ideas


10/21/2013 12:06:13 AM

Like sparkbjok I like any kind of cottage chees, but especially with cut up fresh fruit. Being vegetarian I never combine it with meat, nor any of the false sweeteners like Splenda sugar twin etc which destroy your body. Stevia is the only one I would use .
A delicious treat is melt bakers dark chocolate and add a bit of honey or stevia then drizzle it over a mound of cottage cheese for a great dessert
So many other delightful recipes besides the original offering.


10/20/2013 8:55:42 PM

DONNA046's SparkPage
So many good ideas! Is there a way they can be collected and saved without having to re-key them all or copy by hand - to collect and save for updating with nutrition info, and for printing to use as recipe while cooking?


10/20/2013 5:16:35 PM

So many great ideas!

Here's my go-to for breakfast:

3/4 fat free cottage cheese
3/4 c. fresh blueberries
28 almonds
1 tblsp honey
1/2 tsp Vietnamese cinnamon (very strong)



10/20/2013 2:55:24 PM

PAM_COOPER's SparkPage
Great ideas!


10/20/2013 1:41:14 PM

Favorite and so simple: For lunch the following day, mix Original Mrs. Dash with cottage cheese and refrigerate overnight. The herbs and spices suffuse the cottage cheese with flavor, and it's very satisfying, with no additional calories. If you have time, you can also chop fresh veggies to mix in, but do that in the a.m. or just before eating.


10/20/2013 11:46:02 AM

BLUEROSE's SparkPage
My favorite way is a cottage cheese omelet. It's super simple just add cottage cheese, a
Touch of salt n pepper to the omelette. Really delicious and I am not really a big fan of cottage cheese.

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