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3 Quick Healthy COTTAGE CHEESE Recipes

3 Quick Cottage Cheese Recipes
Written by Derek Howes

Its been awhile since I’ve made a cottage cheese recipe and seeing that it’s one of my favorite cheap sources of protein, we should probably change that! Today I’m gonna show you guys 3 cottage cheese recipes I’ve been eating recently that are quick, delicious, AND macro friendly!

Like the start of any day we’ll start this off with a breakfast recipe! Take out a bowl, crack 3 eggs into it, and beat them. Next, use a stove top pan or griddle and scramble your eggs. Keep your eggs moving as you cook them and your end result will be beautiful, fluffy scrambled eggs! Pour your scrambled eggs into a bowl, stir in 1/2 cup or 113 grams of fat free cottage cheese, a pinch of black pepper, some chopped up chives, and anything else you want. That’s it, you now have COTTAGE CHEESE SCRAMBLE! This recipe might be really quick but it packs 30 grams of protein in the whole thing.

Cottage Cheese Scramble:

  • 3 Large Whole Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup (113g) Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • Pinch Black Pepper
  • Chives

How to make:

  1. Crack and beat your Eggs
  2. Scramble them
  3. Chop up your Chives
  4. Combine everything into a bowl and MIX!

Tips:

  • Keep your eggs moving as you scramble them and they’ll be super fluffy!
  • Add in anything else you want like other vegetables or hot sauce!

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 287
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 346mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 32g

This next recipe is one that has gotten me through multiple diets. It’s something I’ve had for the past couple of years almost every night before bed while dieting and no, I’m still not sick of it! The slow digesting casein in the cottage cheese and fats in the peanut butter keep the hunger cravings off! All you need is a bowl, 1/2 cup or 113 grams of fat free cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon or 16 grams of peanut butter, 2 tablespoons or 10 grams of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and some optional protein powder. Mix everything together and BOOM, you now have a COTTAGE CHEESE DESSERT! The recipe has around 20 grams of protein without protein powder, so I usually only add in around 1 scoop. If you wanna take this up another level you can throw it in the fridge or freezer for a bit. It’ll thicken up like soft serve ice cream!

Cottage Cheese Dessert:

  • 1/2 Cup (113g) Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon (16g) Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons (10g) Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Scoop (30g) TPC Baking Protein (or Other Flavored Protein Powder) *Optional

How to make:

  1. Combine everything in a bowl and MIX!
  2. Put it in the fridge or freezer for a bit and it’ll thicken up like soft serve ice cream!

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 335
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 422mg
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 40g

This last recipe is something you can use as either a topping or as a calorie friendly dessert. All you need is a food processor and 4 ingredients. 1 cup or 226 grams of fat free cottage cheese, 4 ounces of a whipped topping, 1 cup or 140 grams (with the frozen fruit brand I was using) of frozen strawberries or other fruit, and 1 scoop or 39 grams of some Labrada Nutrition LeanPro 100% Whey Vanilla Ice Cream Protein Powder. Add all of those ingredients into your food processor and process everything together until it’s fluffy, usually around 1-2 minutes. COTTAGE CHEESE FLUFF!

Cottage Cheese Fluff:

How to make:

  1. Combine everything into a food processor or really powerful blender
  2. Process or blend everything together for 1-2 minutes (or until it turns into fluff)

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 591
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 760mg
  • Carbs: 58g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 56g

I hope I gave you guys some new cottage cheese ideas! Not a fan of cottage cheese? Seriously, don’t be scared to try it again with any of these recipes! I hate cottage cheese by itself but LOVE it in most recipes. Stay healthy!!!

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About the author

Derek Howes

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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