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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10/16/2013 4:58:47 AM

I'll link you to my absolute favorite list of all sorts of recipes and uses and snacks with cottage cheese. I used to not like cottage cheese but I found I really like it mixed with apple sauce etc. http://www.stumptuous.com/the-cottage-chee


10/16/2013 1:01:57 AM

SPARKFRAN514's SparkPage
great ideas but the sodium count in cottage cheese is to high for me to enjoy it right now since i am watching that closely .


10/14/2013 10:57:59 AM

Might be weird but I love cottage cheese with some cracked pepper and cherry tomatoes!!


9/17/2013 5:47:26 PM

AMBERL74's SparkPage
I am not a fan of cottage cheese, but I do really like it mixed with applesauce, cinnamon, sweetener and wheat germ. Delicious breakfast with a solid 20 gm of protein.


9/11/2013 1:18:41 PM

I love to chop up fresh cilantro and jalapeno then add to my cottage cheese!!


5/7/2013 12:28:22 PM

I love cottage cheese with fresh blueberries and a drizzle of honey - great as an oatmeal alternative.


1/9/2013 11:42:27 PM

"11 Protein-Packed Snack Ideas" I was not expecting 11 ways to include cottage cheese in meals and snacks.


1/4/2013 12:00:13 PM

What happened to the Almonds?


1/4/2013 11:58:17 AM

ANGELFROG87's SparkPage
I was expecting something different and I am not a cottage cheese fan, but they had some great ideas I would be willing to try!


1/4/2013 11:37:01 AM

IMSMILEY88's SparkPage
Me, too... clicked on almonds and got cottage cheese which I don't like at all! Strange1


1/4/2013 10:09:07 AM



1/4/2013 9:07:59 AM

CSAGIRL's SparkPage
A bit of a bait and switch: I clicked on a slide show for almonds, but got stuck with cottage cheese. No thank you.


1/4/2013 6:07:02 AM

I expected nut snacks! I don't eat cottage cheese.


1/3/2013 4:52:15 PM

KATETK's SparkPage
I love it in a veggie omelette.
And tomorrow I will try the one with the grapes and cinamon, that sounds great!


1/3/2013 8:16:32 AM

is there anything that doesn't contain cottage cheese? just the looks of it makes me sick. I refuse to try it lol

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