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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1/1/2013 11:16:20 AM

PEPPER22's SparkPage
One of my favorite sweet treats is cottaqe cheese, grapes, cinnamon and a sprinkle of dry oats :)


12/20/2012 2:03:16 AM

LOVE the idea of using it in a pasta dish!


12/8/2012 11:45:24 AM

ROBBGIN's SparkPage
Don't forget to cook the squash FIRST!!


12/6/2012 11:04:12 AM

Hmmm I might have to try the cottage cheese baked goods!


11/29/2012 3:00:37 PM

KATIERED2's SparkPage
I love cottage cheese! My favorites is apples cinnamon and Splenda. I have it almost everyday. Rasins tossed in are good also.


11/17/2012 10:48:45 PM

If only this worked.... maybe the link expired. :(


11/16/2012 11:24:09 PM

LINDAM.1's SparkPage
Pinaple is good or apple sauce. Instead of ricota in lasagna


11/16/2012 6:49:26 PM

PMORENA's SparkPage
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!


11/15/2012 9:35:59 PM

NELLIEH1's SparkPage
Can't get the slide show to work, either


11/15/2012 3:32:51 AM

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


11/14/2012 4:16:37 PM

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


11/14/2012 9:29:55 AM

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Slide show didn't work for me either!


11/14/2012 4:01:43 AM

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11/11/2012 8:08:06 AM

GRACED777's SparkPage
Cottage cheese is so versatile--I love these ideas.


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.

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