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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LINDAM.1

11/16/2012 11:24:09 PM

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Pinaple is good or apple sauce. Instead of ricota in lasagna

PMORENA

11/16/2012 6:49:26 PM

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glad it's not just me - can't get this to show and I've got a full container of cottage cheese in the fridge!

NELLIEH1

11/15/2012 9:35:59 PM

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Can't get the slide show to work, either

RECMAJOR

11/15/2012 3:32:51 AM

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Wish I could see it - the slideshow wouldn't work for me either!

ELDORADO2

11/14/2012 4:16:37 PM

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The slide show did Not work for me either. What went wrong?

STALEYK

11/14/2012 9:29:55 AM

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Slide show didn't work for me either!

ROROO26

11/14/2012 4:01:43 AM

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GRACED777

11/11/2012 8:08:06 AM

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Cottage cheese is so versatile--I love these ideas.

JEANNEMAC51

11/10/2012 6:06:05 PM

These sound delicious. I have always stayed away from cottage cheese but I think I'd like to try some of these recipes.

PINKIE78

11/8/2012 1:40:58 PM

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These ideas sound amazing and delicious and I can't wait to try them. My mom always made lasagna with cottage cheese so I grew up loving that, but the rest will be a new adventure! Never thought to puree it. Cool.

SOUNDSYSTEM13

11/6/2012 2:28:07 PM

On top of steamed veggies with dill and a little garlic powder is one of myy favorite lunches!

BABAOF4

11/6/2012 2:03:27 PM

I love cottage cheese. Tkanks for all these new ways to try it.

*AMBER512

11/6/2012 10:33:40 AM

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I have eaten cottage cheese in most of these ways! Yum.

CALLME3NI

11/6/2012 8:54:26 AM

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yeah, this article isn't what i expected it to be. still got the spark points for it though :P

SUNNYLINK

11/6/2012 8:13:06 AM

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Ido love Cottage cheese, so this was ok for me. I'll try many of these using Greek yogurt too.

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