3 Quick Healthy Cottage Cheese Recipes

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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 stovetop 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.

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!

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!

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 of 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!

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!!!

3 Quick Cottage Cheese Recipes

3 Quick Healthy Cottage Cheese Recipes

Are you ready to take your cottage cheese game to the next level? If so, check out these 3 healthy, quick, cheap, AND delicious COTTAGE CHEESE RECIPES!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked protein bars, cottage cheese, dessert, scramble
Servings: 1 Bowl
Calories: 335kcal
Cost: $1.10
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked protein bars, cottage cheese, dessert, scramble
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Bowl
Calories: 335kcal
Cost: $1.10

Ingredients

Cottage Cheese Scramble

  • 3 Large Whole Eggs
  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese113g Fat Free
  • 1 Pinch Black Pepper
  • Chives

Cottage Cheese Dessert

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese113g Fat Free
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter16g
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder10g
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder30g Vanilla or Chocolate *Optional

Cottage Cheese Fluff

  • 1 Cup Cottage Cheese226g Fat Free
  • 4 Ounces Whipped ToppingSugar Free
  • 1 Cup Strawberries140g Frozen (or Other Fruit)
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder30g Vanilla or Chocolate

Instructions

Cottage Cheese Scramble

  • Crack and beat your Eggs
  • Scramble them
  • Chop up your Chives
  • Combine everything into a bowl and MIX!

Cottage Cheese Dessert

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

Cottage Cheese Fluff

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

Video

Notes

Cottage Cheese Scramble
Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 287
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 346mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 32g
 
Cottage Cheese Dessert
  • Calories: 335
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 422mg
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 40g
 
Cottage Cheese Fluff
Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 591
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 760mg
  • Carbs: 58g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 56g

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g

Ingredients

Cottage Cheese Scramble

  • 3 Large Whole Eggs
  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese 113g Fat Free
  • 1 Pinch Black Pepper
  • Chives

Cottage Cheese Dessert

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese 113g Fat Free
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter 16g
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder 10g
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder 30g Vanilla or Chocolate *Optional

Cottage Cheese Fluff

  • 1 Cup Cottage Cheese 226g Fat Free
  • 4 Ounces Whipped Topping Sugar Free
  • 1 Cup Strawberries 140g Frozen (or Other Fruit)
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder 30g Vanilla or Chocolate

Instructions

Cottage Cheese Scramble

  • Crack and beat your Eggs
  • Scramble them
  • Chop up your Chives
  • Combine everything into a bowl and MIX!

Cottage Cheese Dessert

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

Cottage Cheese Fluff

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

Video

Notes

Cottage Cheese Scramble
Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 287
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 346mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 32g
 
Cottage Cheese Dessert
  • Calories: 335
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 422mg
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 40g
 
Cottage Cheese Fluff
Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 591
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 760mg
  • Carbs: 58g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 56g

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 422mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g

5 Comments

  1. jill on August 12, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love the “cottage cheese dessert”. I’ve been using the PB2 powder in place of peanut butter. If I use chocolate protein, it’s so good! It’s my go-to in the AM after the gym. THANK YOU!

    • Derek Howes on August 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Love hearing that Jill!

    • Jo on June 8, 2020 at 7:41 am

      Thank you!
      This website has literally saved my diet. I was desperately trying to stick with my vlcd, and was struggling with reaching my protein levels – but no more. These are delicious and I am very grateful.

  2. Shasta on September 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Cottage Cheese Dessert is amazing!! Made mine with almond butter but honestly you can make it without and tastes just as good. Plus added some blackberries to mine. Love that you always make the recipes flexible to make it your own!

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