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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10/16/2013 9:28:32 PM

I like the low sodium cottage cheese, and really, just putting it on some toast is quick and easy, even the kids like it that way.


10/16/2013 4:58:03 PM

Wow, banana bread with cottage cheese?! I would have never thought it but am definitely tempted to try it :)


10/16/2013 4:20:21 PM

LMB-ESQ's SparkPage
The butternut squash recipe is not on the Daisy website or on the page you get to from the link above. Anyone know where it is?


10/16/2013 3:45:18 PM

go to the daisy website and you will get all of these recipes and more just click on the red highlighted "Get these recipes". Hope this helps you.


10/16/2013 2:53:47 PM

ASHLEYAMBER0710's SparkPage
I attempted The butternut squash one for lunch this afternoon, I was leery with out a recipe but I did it anyway. The flavors didn't mesh very well. Or at least what I had didn't I wasn't sure how to use the eggs and breadcrumbs so I left that out. Maybe that was where my problem lay. If anyone has this recipe or finds it I would love to give it ago. Otherwise I think the basic general directions leave a lot to be desired.

**I did check the sparkrecipes and google it with no luck.


10/16/2013 2:29:01 PM

I like cottage cheese, but have to limit how often I can have it. Way to much sodium.


10/16/2013 1:20:04 PM

WHYNOTJ1's SparkPage
Guess what I'd packed for lunch today. Plain 'ol cottage cheese... So thanks for the inspiration--there were several that I want to try.


10/16/2013 1:08:46 PM

HOLLY255255's SparkPage
I have added cottage cheese to my lasagna in place of ricotta. I think it tastes better with cottage cheese!


10/16/2013 12:23:08 PM

I like my cottage cheese with either salsa or pico de gallo added to it. I also like it with fresh chopped dill weed......


10/16/2013 11:56:39 AM

CLAYLADY001's SparkPage
I too love cottage cheese but always buy the low fat low salt variety.I like to add fresh fruit or canned fruit if I have it on hand if not I use herbs like basil or italian seasoning both really bring up the flavor of cottage cheese. I couldn't get the slideshow to work either!


10/16/2013 11:19:57 AM

I like to eat my cottage cheese with some paprika sprinked on top.


10/16/2013 10:58:06 AM

LISACARYL18's SparkPage
I love cottage cheese - it's my go to breakfast staple. I enjoy it with most any kind of fruit, but mostly with apple butter!


10/16/2013 10:02:16 AM

That stuffed squash looks amazing. But I have no idea how to make it. Recipe?


10/16/2013 9:05:39 AM

SUSIELYNN50's SparkPage
These are great ideas!! new ones I've never seen before and I can't wait to try them.
If you don't like cottage cheese, these will entice you to try it in some way.


10/16/2013 8:47:45 AM

KELLYFIT123's SparkPage
I grew up eating cottage cheese with canned peaches. It's still so delicious! For lunch I will sometimes take shredded arugula and mix it into cottage cheese. It's also very delicious. The cottage cheese takes some of the bitterness out of the arugula.

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