30+ Best Cottage Cheese Recipes

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Whether you’re seeking a healthy protein boost, a creamy texture in your dishes, or a new twist on classic recipes, this collection of 30+ cottage cheese recipes has something for everyone. Explore the versatility of cottage cheese and discover how it can transform your meals into creamy delights. Get ready to savor the creamy goodness that cottage cheese brings to the table!

From breakfast to dinner and even desserts, this compilation of mouthwatering cottage cheese recipes will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.

30+ Best Cottage Cheese Recipes

So are you ready to take your usual recipes to the next level? What about a secret ingredient – cottage cheese? That’s right; you create some incredibly delicious recipes that will tantalize your taste buds using cream cheese. From savory dishes like casserole and breakfast bowls to sweet treats like pancakes and cheesecakes, these recipes are loaded with many delicious flavors and creamy textures from cottage cheese.

Whether you’re a cottage cheese lover or want to try something new, our collection of 30 cottage cheese recipes will surely inspire your culinary creativity. So choose your favorite recipes from the below list and explore new flavors and textures that will conquer you.

What Is Cottage Cheese?

Know for its fresh and creamy texture, cottage cheese is a type of dairy made from curdling milk, typically cow’s milk, with an acidic ingredient such as vinegar or lemon juice. 

This type of cheese is considered a healthy and nutritious ingredient since it’s high in protein and has a low fat and calorie content. Due to its mild flavor and creamy texture, cottage cheese is an incredibly versatile product that can be used in a variety of dishes like pancake recipes, casseroles, smoothies, and so on.

Is Cottage Cheese Healthy?

Yes, cottage cheese is considered a healthy food since it’s a good source of protein and contains important nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, selenium, and B vitamins. Also, since it is low in calories and fat, cottage cheese is a suitable choice for individuals who are watching their calorie intake or looking to maintain a healthy weight.

Why Use Cottage Cheese In Recipes?

  • A great source of protein: A 1-cup (226g) serving of cottage cheese contains approximately 25 grams of protein,
  • Loaded with Nutrients: Cottage cheese is packed with essential nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, and selenium.
  • Super Versatile: Cottage cheese is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed on its own, blended into smoothies, used as a topping for salads, incorporated into baked goods, or even substituted for other dairy products like sour cream or ricotta cheese.
  • A low fat cheese alternative: Compared to other types of cheese, cottage cheese is relatively low in fat.
  • Keeps you full for longer: The high protein and low-fat content of cottage cheese can help promote feelings of fullness and satiety, making it a satisfying ingredient.

Can I Substitute Cottage Cheese For Other Cheeses In Recipes?

Not in all recipes, but yes. Since cottage cheese has a unique texture and flavor, you can use it as a replacement in recipes like lasagna, dips, smoothies, and casseroles.

Easy Cottage Cheese Recipes You’ll Love

Cottage Cheese Smoothie

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This deliciously thick and creamy cottage cheese smoothie is loaded with protein, thanks to the star ingredient: cottage cheese. Not only does it give the smoothie a super indulgent texture, but it also packs 13 grams of protein, making it the perfect snack after your workout. Plus, you'll love how quick and easy it is to whip up this sugar-free smoothie in just 5 minutes.
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Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

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Indulge in the best cottage cheese ice cream, a simple and delicious homemade dessert that satisfies your cravings. With just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep, you can create a smooth and velvety viral cottage cheese ice cream bursting with flavor.
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Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse

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This Cottage Cheese Chocolate Mousse is a delicious rich and creamy dessert that's easy to make with just 5 ingredients. This sugar-free mousse is loaded with protein, comes toether in minutes and perfect for any occasion.
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Cottage Cheese Lemon Mousse

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This Cottage Cheese Lemon Mousse is super creamy, refreshing, and loaded with 12 grams of protein. It's a magical low calorie dessert that has quickly become my favorite.
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Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

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Chocolate is always an indulgent treat, which means you may think it’s off limits if you’re watching your calories. However, with the help of unsweetened cocoa powder, you can create a delicious treat without sacrificing your diet. This easy healthy chocolate smoothie recipe is packed with decadent flavor without the added calories.
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Keto Cottage Cheese Breakfast
This is one of those recipes that you don't really need a recipe. It's such an easy breakfast — you literally just serve the cottage cheese in a bowl, and put on the toppings.
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Berry Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats

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Berry Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats is an easy make ahead breakfast that you can just grab-and-go in the morning to keep you full and fuelled! Gluten Free, High protein
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Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert

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Whipped Cottage Cheese Dessert Cups are simple, satisfying, high in protein, and perfect for low-carb or keto diets and anyone who loves cheesecake…but doesn't want the extra work and calories!
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Keto cottage cheese pancakes
These keto-friendly cottage cheese pancakes are the perfect healthy and delicious breakfast. They are packed with healthy fats – from almond flour and eggs – and proteins – from cottage cheese. These pancakes are low in carbs and gluten-free.
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Mini Keto Breakfast Cheesecakes With Almond Crust

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If you’re after a sweet but almost completely sugar-free breakfast, these mini keto breakfast cheesecakes are just the thing! Made to mimic real cheesecakes (only mini), they use a yummy, buttery almond crust with a cottage cheese filling.
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My family has been loving these cottage cheese waffles lately. Flourless, high in protein, and gluten-free, these healthy waffles are not only filling, but also super easy to make and delicious on their own without any toppings.  
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Cottage Cheese Omelet Muffins

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Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins are loaded up with eggs, veggies, and cottage cheese for a low-carb and protein-packed breakfast. Serve them right away or freeze them for later to enjoy the ultimate on-the-go healthy breakfast. 
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Cottage Cheese Egg and Sausage Frittata

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This protein-packed Cottage Cheese Egg Bake with spinach and chicken sausage is filling and delicious. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a salad and some crusty bread.
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Holding avocado toast with cottage cheese and tomatoes
It’s my favorite meal of the day! It jump starts your metabolism and gives you the energy you need to get going with your day. Well you’ll no longer want to skip breakfast with this simple and quick Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes. 
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These high-protein, low-carb microwave cottage cheese chips are the best! They're light and crispy, deliciously savory, and quick and easy to make!
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Bacon Cottage Cheese Dip

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My Creamy Bacon Cottage Cheese Dip will not disappoint. It is rich in flavor despite being low in fat and low in carbs. Serve with some cut veggies for a guilt-free appetizer or side dish.
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Cottage Cheese Breakfast

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This Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl is made with cottage cheese and the toppings of your choice. You can make this savory or sweet, and both ways are a delicious and healthy way to start the day!
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Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese
Scrambled eggs with cottage cheese are a creamy and flavorful twist on a breakfast classic. Made with just four main ingredients, cottage cheese eggs are also low-carb, gluten-free, keto-friendly, diabetic-friendly. 
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Broccoli Bites

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The whole family will love Broccoli Bites! Deliciously adorable, GF, and superfood-packed, the kids will have no idea how healthy they are!
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Blended Cottage Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip

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My Blended Cottage Cheese Spinach Artichoke Dip is a delicious twist on the classic party dip. It is a magical blend of creamy cottage cheese, tender spinach leaves, and flavorful artichokes that will leave your taste buds wanting more. 
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Low Carb Creamy Crab Salad

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This is the BEST Low Carb Creamy Crab Salad Recipe; it’s a chilled crab-based salad with a creamy, flavorful dressing!
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Burst Tomato Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl

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Burst Tomato Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl is an easy, savory, high protein lunch that doesn’t require heating up!
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Cottage Cheese Salad

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This cottage cheese salad is topped with sunflower seeds, fresh veggies and herbs. A delightfully easy and fresh salad perfect for any occasion.
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Cottage Cheese Pizza Crust

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This 2-ingredient high-protein pizza crust is the perfect way to satisfy your pizza craving! Whip up this quick dough made using cottage cheese, add your favorite toppings, and you’ll have tasty pizza in no time!
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Feta and Spinach Casserole

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This delicious Spinach Casserole recipe with feta cheese will be a winner with even the pickiest eaters. Gluten free, low carb, and vegetarian, making it a great breakfast, brunch, side dish, or main if you need to accommodate special diets. And it’s so easy to make!
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Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna

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This Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna recipe is the one that almost got away. It took me FIVE attempts to perfect, but I can safely say that it was completely worth every tear I shed (and less-than-lady-like word I uttered) into my slow cooker.
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Easy Cottage Cheese Casserole

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Want a quick, healthy, and high protein dish that’s delicious? Try this Easy Cottage Cheese Casserole recipe! The best part? You only need a few ingredients!
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Keto Taco Casserole Recipe

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If you’re looking for something new and delicious for taco night, this easy and cheesy Keto Taco Casserole is it!  When cool weather comes around I start craving comforting casseroles!  Layers of spicy ground meat and cauliflower rice filling stuffed with a delicious cheesy pepper jack mixture, topped with cheese and baked to bubbly perfection!  
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One Pot Keto Tuna Casserole

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This keto tuna casserole is the ultimate low-carb dinner option packed with creamy sauce, cheese, and tuna. There are no noodles in this casserole, but trust me, you won’t even miss them since it is loaded with flavor. Besides, it is insanely easy to make and will take you just half an hour.
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The Best Keto Cloud Bread Recipe

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This very simple low-carb cloud bread recipe is high-protein, low-calorie, gluten-free and almost carb free. 
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Keto Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

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This keto cottage cheese cheesecake is the perfect healthy recipe to whip up when you have guests over for afternoon tea or dessert. You can even prepare this recipe in advance and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days before serving. Simply top with blueberries and slice before serving. 
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Healthy Keto Cottage Cheese Dessert

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This low carb cottage cheese dessert comes out soft and smooth. With just a few core ingredients you can have the best lip-smacking keto cottage cheese dessert. This is a simple recipe that will not break your keto goals.
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Keto Raspberry Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

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For another easy and delicious low carb dessert, try this keto raspberry cottage cheese ice cream recipe. You really only need 3 ingredients to make this smooth and creamy, no churn ice cream that is also high protein, sugar free and low calorie. 
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30 Best Cottage Cheese Recipes

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Prep time 5 minutes
Yelds 2 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Whether you're seeking a healthy protein boost, a creamy texture in your dishes, or a new twist on classic recipes, this collection of 30 cottage cheese recipes has something for everyone. Explore the versatility of cottage cheese and discover how it can transform your meals into creamy delights. Get ready to savor the creamy goodness that cottage cheese brings to the table!
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  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp sweetener such as honey monk fruit, or maple syrup


  • In a blender, add the liquid ingredients (almond milk and vanilla extract).
  • Add the cottage cheese and frozen strawberries on top of the liquid ingredients.
  • Blend the mixture for 2-3 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  • If the cottage cheese smoothie appears too thick, gradually add extra milk until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness by adding the sweetener of your choice.
  • Pour the smoothie into glasses and enjoy immediately.
  • Cook’s Tip: To enhance the texture and taste, you can also add a handful of ice cubes to the blender before blending. This will give the smoothie a refreshing and chilled effect.
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