20+ Healthy Cottage Cheese Recipes to Boost Your Protein Intake (2024)

These High-protein Cottage Cheese Recipes are the best way of using this healthy ingredient in simple, delicious, and nutritious recipes.

From my popular cottage cheese dip to cottage cheese omelet and cottage cheese salad, try all these ways of using this perfect dairy product!

20+ Healthy Cottage Cheese Recipes to Boost Your Protein Intake (1)

Cottage cheese is a simple and healthy dairy product that brings so many nutrients and a delicious taste and texture. If you are looking for the best cottage cheese recipes, you’re in the right place!

These recipes below are all triple tested and have been loved and enjoyed by many readers.

You won’t be disapointed!

What Are Cottage Cheese Recipes?

Cottage Cheese Recipes have become extremely popular because it combines what everyone is looking for. Cottage Cheese Recipes are:

  • Healthy
  • Quick to make
  • Rich in protein
  • Low in carbs
  • Absolutely Delicious!

Cottage Cheese Recipes

If you are looking for recipes with cottage cheese, you have to try the recipes below:

1Frozen Cottage Cheese Bark

4.96 from 89 votes

This frozen cottage cheese bark is an easy frozen snack for healthy food lovers. Packed with high-quality protein from milk, low in fat, and low in calories, these frozen bites are guaranteed to fix any sweet tooth.

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2Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

4.98 from 98 votes

This Cottage Cheese Ice Cream is a high-protein ice cream made with just a few ingredients for an easy protein dessert.

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3Cottage Cheese Egg Bites

5 from 59 votes

These Cottage Cheese Egg Bites are easy, high-protein breakfast bites perfect for meal prep days' breakfasts packed with 20 g proteins.

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4Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

4.93 from 101 votes

These Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes are delicious healthy protein pancakes packed with 11 grams of protein per pancake. They are crispy on the edge, soft and moist in the middle, with a delightful vanilla flavor

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5Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats

4.95 from 80 votes

This Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats is a delicious high-protein breakfast packed with 32g grams of protein per serving. It combines high proteins from cottage cheese and protein powder to provide a filling post-workout breakfast.

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6Cottage Cheese Cookies

4.97 from 101 votes

These cottage cheese cookies are delicious melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies packed with 5 grams of proteins and nutrients. These cookies with cottage cheese are also naturally gluten-free, low-sugar, and oil-free.

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7Cottage Cheese Protein Shake

4.93 from 92 votes

This Cottage Cheese Protein Shake contains as much as 42 grams of protein per serving, and it's guaranteed to keep you full for hours.

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8Whipped Cottage Cheese

4.99 from 85 votes

This Whipped Cottage Cheese recipe is the most easy high-protein dip for food platters or to spread into sandwiches.

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9Cottage Cheese Cake

4.90 from 153 votes

This high-protein cottage cheese cake is packed with 10 grams of protein per slice and only 100 calories. Plus, it's super easy to prepare for a quick low-carb dessert.

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10Cottage Cheese Egg Bake

4.89 from 85 votes

This Cottage Cheese Egg Bake is a tasty high-protein brunch recipe perfect to bring to a potluck and packed with 30 grams of protein per serving. You will love the Mediterranean flavors of this cottage cheese egg bake made with spinach, sundried tomatoes, and Feta cheese.

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11Cottage Cheese Smoothie

4.98 from 79 votes

This Cottage Cheese Smoothie is a deliciously thick, creamy, high-protein strawberry smoothie made from cottage cheese. With 14 grams of protein, this is the perfect post-workout snack.

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12Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes

4.98 from 83 votes

These Cottage Cheese Banana Pancakes are delicious high-protein banana pancakes made from the blended cottage, with no protein powder needed.

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13Cottage Cheese Dip

4.96 from 101 votes

This Cottage Cheese Dip recipe is an easy high-protein dip for an appetizer or quick snack. Plus, all you need to make this healthy dip is just a few minutes.

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14Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

4.99 from 223 votes

These Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese are a high-protein breakfast, perfect as a quick and easy low-carb start of the day.

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15Cottage Cheese Pasta Sauce

4.82 from 148 votes

This Cottage Cheese Pasta Sauce is the most delicious creamy protein pasta sauce packed with 17 grams of protein per serving. If you love Alfredo sauce, this healthier version hit the spot.

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16Cottage Cheese Breakfast

5 from 239 votes

This Cottage Cheese Breakfast recipe is the easiest diabetes-friendly, high-protein breakfast packed with 26 grams of protein for a refreshing morning packed with flavors. Plus, it's also gluten-free, low-carb, and vegetarian.

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17Cottage Cheese Salad

5 from 241 votes

This healthy high protein Cottage Cheese Salad is a delicious low-carb side dish for a summer barbecue.

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18Cottage Cheese Omelette

5 from 228 votes

This Cottage Cheese Omelette recipe is the best high-protein low-carb breakfast ever. A delicious omelette filled with fresh cottage cheese, garlicky spinach, and Parmesan cheese.

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19Ants On A Log Recipe

5 from 222 votes

These Ants on a Log are my favorite back-to-school snack idea for kids. Plus, they are low-sugar, low-carb, and packed with vitamins and nutrients from fruits and vegetables.

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20Egg White Bites

4.98 from 221 votes

These Egg White Bites are high-protein egg bites perfect as a low-carb breakfast on busy mornings. In fact, they are easy to prepare on a Sunday to meal prep a week of healthy breakfasts packed with proteins and fiber.

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What To Eat With Cottage Cheese?

Cottage cheese is a simple ingredient that can be accommodated with almost anything. It can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as a snack, and even in drinks like my cottage cheese smoothie.

It’s delicious in savory meals as a cheese but also in sweet desserts and snacks.

But if you still wondering what to eat with cottage cheese, here are my favorite options.

  • Crunchy Vegetables: Cottage cheese, as a dip or just plain, is delicious with cucumber, carrots, celery, bell pepper, and many other vegetables.
  • Fresh Fruits: You can enjoy cottage cheese as a replacement to sugar-loaded whipped cream on strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or apple slices, pear slices, and pineapple. Top it with some honey and it’s delicious!
  • Cereal: Cottage cheese is a great addition to a bowl of cereal, granola, or puffed amaranth. You will love your cottage cheese breakfast bowls!
  • Omelet: It’s delicious added to a Mexican Omelette.
  • Lasagna: Cottage cheese can be used to replace other fresh cheese in lasagna recipes.
  • Smoothies: Smoothies can be supercharged to make them the best post-workout snack by adding a few tablespoons of cottage cheese and a few drops of vanilla extract and maple syrup to the blender. Low-fat cottage cheese smoothies are my go-to snack after a workout!
  • Desserts: You can make a delicious and easy sweet treat with cottage cheese, chocolate chips, a few crushed peanuts, a touch of almond butter or peanut butter, and some fresh fruits like raspberries. It’s a great alternative to Greek yogurt.

Cottage Cheese Nutrition

Cottage cheese is a delicious ingredient that contains the following macro and micronutrients:

Nutrition Facts

Cottage Cheese

Amount Per Serving (100 g)

Calories 98Calories from Fat 39

% Daily Value*

Fat 4.3g7%

Saturated Fat 1.7g11%

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.8g

Cholesterol 17mg6%

Sodium 315mg14%

Potassium 104mg3%

Carbohydrates 3.4g1%

Sugar 2.7g3%

Protein 11.1g22%

Net Carbs 3.4g

Vitamin A 140IU3%

Vitamin B12 0.4µg7%

Vitamin D 0.1µg1%

Calcium 83mg8%

Iron 0.1mg1%

Magnesium 8mg2%

Zinc 0.4mg3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

It’s an ingredient rich in protein with more than 11 grams per 100 grams and it’s low in carbs, low fat, and has fewer than 100 calories.

As a result, it’s a great and easy way of increasing your protein intake.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make cottage cheese more interesting?

Cottage cheese on its own has a very mild flavor. You can make it amazing by incorporating cottage cheese in smoothies, in dips, or as a base for ice cream.

Is peanut butter and cottage cheese good?

One word: delicious! The combination of cottage cheese and peanut butter is amazing. Adding a touch of maple syrup and fresh berries is even better.

Should you eat cottage cheese everyday?

While eating cottage cheese everyday is probably not going to hurt you, doctors and dietitians always recommend a variety of food to make sure the body gets all the different nutrients it needs.

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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