11 Creative Uses for Cottage Cheese

Pause                           1 of 13

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.

Get More Great Recipes

Like these ideas? You'll love these recipes from our sponsor.

See more nutrition slideshows Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints

Member Comments on this Slideshow

(scroll to end to leave a comment)


10/17/2013 5:23:11 PM

Ok i cannot find the squash recipe anywhere and i really want it, can anyone help please!!!


10/17/2013 4:22:38 PM

I love my cottage cheese any way. These tips are great.


10/17/2013 2:03:11 PM

Love cottage cheese and fruits!


10/17/2013 11:37:23 AM

Cottage cheese and pineapple is my favorite!


10/17/2013 7:37:49 AM

Cottage cheese works well with fruit (chopped apple or applesauce, banana) and a dash of powdered ginger and a bit of sweetener or sugar to taste.


10/17/2013 6:52:05 AM

I've used applesauce to replace oil. Never thought to use cottage cheese. I'll have to try that next time I bake.


10/16/2013 10:33:38 PM

MONTREAL12's SparkPage
Cottage cheese is boring; however, I'm willing to give it another "shot" with some of these!


10/16/2013 9:57:40 PM

One of my favorite breakfasts is 1/4 cup cottage cheese on a toasted Eggo waffle (chocolate chip, blueberry, or strawberry) with a few blueberries on top or a tablespoon of sugar free strawberry jam.


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.

Comment Pages (10 total)

x Lose 10 Pounds by June 5! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.