5 Quick Cottage Cheese Recipes

Five Cottage Cheese Recipes
Written by Derek Howes

If you hate cottage cheese then here are five cottage cheese recipes that will hopefully persuade you to give cottage cheese another shot! If you like/love cottage cheese then here are five quick recipes that you can add to your arsenal!

Cottage Cheese PBS Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese (113g)
  • 1 Scoop (30g) Protein Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (16g)
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Calories: 295
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 619mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 44g

Get a bowl. Mix all of the ingredients together. Eat!

Cottage Cheese Salsa Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese (113g)
  • 6 Tablespoons Salsa (90g)

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 860mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 14g

Get a bowl. Mix all of the ingredients together. Eat!

Cottage Cheese Cinnamon Sweet Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese (113g)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Calories: 80
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 410mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 14g

Get a bowl. Mix all of the ingredients together. Eat!

Cottage Cheese Jello Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese (113g)
  • 1/2 Packet Fat Free Sugar Free Jello (Instant or Cook & Serve)
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 1010mg
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 14g

Get a bowl. Mix all of the ingredients together. Eat!

Cottage Cheese Sir Tuna Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese (113g)
  • 1 Can Drained Tuna
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Sriracha (5-10g)

Calories in the whole recipe:

  • Calories: 173
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 825mg
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 32g

Get a bowl. Mix all of the ingredients together. Eat!

Tips:

  • Think outside the box. Add fresh fruit, nuts, or anything else to any of the recipes.
  • Replace sriracha with salsa in the tuna recipe if you don’t like sriracha (if that’s possible)!
  • Fridge/Freezer for a bit to make them taste even better!

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.

18 Comments

  • Instead of just mixing them together, mix in a ninja/blender… comes out almost cheesecake texture 🙂 One of my fav go to protein foods 🙂

  • Peanut butter mix is a great, cheap, quick go-to dessert! these recipes are basically opening up a whole new food group for me (cottage cheese)… with perfect macros. thanks again for all the great recipes, Derek!

  • Great recipes! I also tried it with sugar free chocolate pudding and some chocolate whey. Turned out great! Thanks for the recipes!

  • A friend of mine alerted me of your awesome recipes. I have been struggling with low fat ways to make tuna salad. Last week I just had tuna and mustard. Good, but I get tired of eating it by the end of it.

    I tried cottage cheese and tuna. Thanks for the great recipe! Creamy with no cottage cheese taste. I had to modify a little to hit my macros for the meal. I used two cans, but kept the cottage cheese the same. It was a good ratio for me, but may be too chunky for some. I did add a good serving of Sriracha and Old Bay seasoning. It needed a little salt to pull it together and I figured why not throw some old bay in it. I ate it like a prisoner on death row.

    Thanks again! Looking forward to more recipes (and diving through all I have missed so far)

    • Love hearing stuff like this! Thanks a lot Jamie – appreciate the kind words/comment. Hope my recipes can continue to help ya. Let me know how everything else turns out (if you try anything else)!

  • Just tried the PBS but only have ON gold cookies and cream. Not bad but I think the whey flavor didn’t’ do it any favors :p

  • Your PBS (minus sweetner) has become a staple of mine. In fact, I often eat it as my late evening snack / motivator to finish my workout for the day. Today, however, I put the 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 1.5 tbsp of (home made) peanut butter, and scoop of chocolate powder along with a medium banana into a blender, a new *spin* for me. Magic! Thanks again for all the great tips. I love trying your recipes!

  • My husband has been eating the tuna and cottage cheese for a while but never thought to spike it with sriracha! Now he loves it instead of it just being tolerable. I’ve watched a lot of your videos and I’m so excited I found your recipes. Your chicken chili is on the menu this week! Thank you for being awesome 🙂

  • Just stumbled across this thread looking for ideas. Never would have thought to put some of those ingredients together but will definitely try them. I have made a lunch out of canned crab meat, cottage cheese, hard boiled eggs and some old bay.

  • Just want you to know that I eat sir tuna daily for lunch & love it! At first I was too eager to get to it so ate it right away. However now I’ve developed the ability to put it in the freezer 1/2-1 hour and let it turn real cold before eating. YUM! It surpasses your other CottageCheese dishes in my book.
    Do you have any recipes for fudge?
    Next I’ll try your Sriracha TUNA Chili recipe.

  • Do the cinnamon swirl version, chop up some apples and let it sit in the fridge for a little bit.
    That’s a great snack.
    Love the website, bro! Keep up the good work; this has completely changed my meal prep!

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