11 Cottage Cheese Recipes • Kath Eats

From protein-packed pancakes to savory lasagna, these 11 cottage cheese recipes are easy and delicious!

Have you noticed…Cottage cheese is having its moment!


Known for its creamy texture, protein content, and mild flavor, this dairy product is a nutritional powerhouse. Packed with high-quality protein, calcium, and various other essential nutrients, I completely understand why cottage cheese is taking recipes by storm. 


While many turn their up nose to eating it straight up due to the curds in the texture, it is an extremely versatile ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes. You don’t have to eat it with a spoon (although lots of people do!). I always tell people who don’t love the texture to blend it into a mousse or smoothie or melt it into recipes – like oatmeal! Often times I just scoop some on top of my salad and mix it up! 

Here are a few nutritional reasons why cottage cheese is all the craze.

Protein Powerhouse: Cottage cheese is known for being a great source of protein. A one cup serving can contain around 28 grams of protein. This makes it an excellent choice for individuals looking to increase their protein intake.

Calcium Source: Rich in calcium, cottage cheese contributes to maintaining strong and healthy bones and teeth. A cup of cottage cheese can provide about 138 milligrams of calcium, supporting bone density.

Range of Fat Options: There are various fat content options available, ranging from low-fat to full-fat varieties. While I recommend the full-fat varieties for the best taste, opting for low fat cottage cheese still provides the nutritional benefits. 

My Favorite Cottage Cheese

This is not sponsored, but not all cottage cheese is equally delicious. I personally think is far superior to several other brands I’ve tried. The texture is so good, to the point where I can eat it on its own and it has a wonderful cream-top-like flavor. Sometimes I think cottage cheese can taste a bit sour – not a fan of those kinds. 

11 Cottage Cheese Recipes

From satisfying breakfast options to savory lunch and dinner creations, these recipes showcase the flexibility of this convenient ingredient. I hope you enjoy this roundup of delicious and healthy cottage cheese recipes.


This cottage cheese fruit salad is not your grandmother’s jello salad. Cottage cheese and berries are blended with coconut cream and chia seeds into a mousse that is perfect for a snack or healthy dessert.


These cottage cheese deviled eggs are packed with protein and swap heavy mayo for creamy cottage cheese! Shhh, it’s the secret ingredient. 

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Blend up a nutritious smoothie by incorporating cottage cheese as the secret ingredient. Combine it with spinach, banana, milk, and vanilla protein for a breakfast that not only satisfies your sweet cravings but also provides a significant amount of protein. has a good one too! 


All you do is stir cottage cheese in at the end of cooking, when your oats are almost thick enough to be ready. I LOVE the cheesecake-y flavor of cottage cheese in oats! I’ve been doing this for years. 


Give a healthy twist to your traditional lasagna recipe by incorporating cottage cheese into the layers. Replace or mix it with the usual ricotta to create a lighter yet equally delicious lasagna. The creamy texture blends seamlessly with the savory tomato sauce, creating a dish that’s both rich and nutritious.

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6. – recipe from Eat The Gains

These cottage cheese pancakes are both quick and easy and taste delicious! Made in the blender with only cottage cheese, eggs, and oats, this light, fluffy, and healthy pancake recipe has 25g of protein per serving. The perfect well-balanced breakfast.

7. – recipe from Feel Good Foodie

Upgrade your classic scrambled eggs by adding a generous scoop of cottage cheese. The result? Creamy and protein-packed cottage cheese eggs that make for a wholesome breakfast. Fold in fresh herbs or diced veggies for extra flavor.

8. – recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

Elevate your snack game with a creamy cottage cheese dip that combines the richness of fat cottage cheese with the freshness of veggies. This high-protein dip is a perfect accompaniment to crunchy carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and bell pepper strips. 

9. – from Hungry Happens

Create a hearty salad bowl by combining fresh veggies with a generous scoop of creamy cottage cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and herbs for a refreshing and satisfying lunch that’s not only high in protein but also bursting with flavor.

10. – recipe from Walder Wellness

This easy cottage cheese pasta bake is made with tomato sauce, broccoli, spinach, and protein-packed cottage cheese. It’s creamy on the inside, with a layer of crispy melted cheese and penne pasta on the top. Perfect for a healthy, vegetarian dinner for the whole family!

11. – recipe from Eating Bird Food

These high protein cottage cheese cookies are soft, chewy and made with only 7 ingredients. They’re gluten-free, egg-free, low sugar and have 8 grams of protein per cookie.

So what’s your vote? Are you a fan of cottage cheese?

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