5 Quick Cottage Cheese Recipes

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One of my favorite high protein ingredients, cottage cheese! Today, we’re going to make 5 Quick Cottage Cheese Recipes that’ll hopefully help persuade you to give this ingredient another try. These healthy recipes are easy to make, macro friendly, and packed with flavor.

Hate the taste or look of cottage cheese? Don’t be! When added to other flavorful ingredients and mixed together you can’t taste it at all and it doesn’t look like cottage cheese. Some of my favorite things about cottage cheese?

  • It’s cheap, around .02 cents per gram of protein
  • It’s slow digesting since it has casein protein in it which will keep you full longer
  • It goes great in both no bake and baked recipes

Recipes

All you need for these quick cottage cheese recipes is a bowl and something to mix them with.

PBS

If you like peanut butter then you’re going to love this one! Loaded with sweet tooth killing flavor and prepped in just minutes.

Add into your bowl 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese, 1 scoop of your choice flavor protein powder, 1-2 packets of your choice sweetener, and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.

Make sure to choose a good tasting flavor protein powder as it’ll be the main flavor of your PBS recipe.

Mix all of those ingredients together until smooth.

You can it this as is or throw it in the freezer for a bit and it’ll taste even better!

Salsa

Not the prettiest recipe in the world but one of my favorite cottage cheese recipes ever! Did I mention you only need 2 ingredients to make it!?

Add into your bowl 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese and 6 tablespoons of your choice salsa.

Mix those together until your salsa is fully incorporated.

As a rule of thumb for this one for every 1/2 cup of cottage cheese you’ll need 6 tablespoons of salsa. You can also easily switch up the taste or heat by using a different salsas.

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, this recipe is as delicious as it is quick!

Cinnamon Sweet

Sweet like cinnamon is now more than a song lyric, it’s your new favorite cottage cheese dessert recipe!

Add into your bowl 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese, your choice amount of ground cinnamon (I like 1/2 teaspoon), and 1-2 packets of your choice sweetener.

Mix those ingredients together thoroughly.

Make sure not to add too much cinnamon as it can quickly overpower the recipe.

The fridge or freezer for 10-20 minutes will give this one an ice cream feel!

Jello

Make use of those extra pudding packets in your cupboard while helping to beat your unhealthy cravings on your diet!

Add into your bowl 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese, 1/2 packet of your choice flavor fat free sugar free instant pudding, and 1-2 packets of your choice sweetener.

Mix those together until your pudding has thickened up.

The flavor you choose for your instant pudding will ultimately be the flavor of the recipe.

Want it to thicken up even more? Put it in fridge or freezer for a bit.

Sir Tuna

Another recipe where you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover! This one is packed with protein and just enough kick to leave you satisfied.

Add into your bowl 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese, 1-2 teaspoons of some chili sauce (more if you want it more spicy), and 1 can of a drained tuna.

If you don’t like chili sauce you could also replace it with salsa in this recipe for a salsa tuna!

Mix all of those together until your tuna is broken up.

Pro tip? You can switch all of these cottage cheese recipes up by thinking outside the box! Add in fresh fruit or vegetables, nuts, spices, seasonings, and so on. Let us know some of your favorite combinations in the comments below.

How about some Cottage Cheese Pancakes next!?

Five Cottage Cheese Recipes

5 Quick Cottage Cheese Recipes

Here are 5 of my favorite Quick Cottage Cheese recipes! Each recipe is high in protein and made with simple ingredients.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, cottage cheese recipes, easy, protein
Servings: 1 Bowl
Calories: 173kcal
Cost: $1.10
Course: Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, cottage cheese recipes, easy, protein
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Bowl
Calories: 173kcal
Cost: $1.10

Ingredients

Cottage Cheese PBS

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - 113g Fat Free
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - 30g
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter - 16g
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Cottage Cheese Salsa

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - 113g Fat Free
  • 6 Tablespoons Salsa - 90g

Cottage Cheese Cinnamon Sweet

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - 113g Fat Free
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Cottage Cheese Jello

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - 113g Fat Free
  • ½ Packet Instant Pudding - Fat Free Sugar Free
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Cottage Cheese Sir Tuna

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese - 113g Fat Free
  • 1 Can Tuna - Drained
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Chili Sauce - 5-10g Sriracha

Instructions

Cottage Cheese PBS

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Salsa

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Cinnamon Sweet

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Jello

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Sir Tuna

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Video

Notes

Cottage Cheese PBS
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 295
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 619mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 44g
 
Cottage Cheese Salsa
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 860mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 14g
 
Cottage Cheese Cinnamon Sweet
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 80
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 410mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 14g
 
Cottage Cheese Jello
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 1010mg
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 14g
 
Cottage Cheese Sir Tuna
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 173
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 825mg
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 32g

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 825mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

Ingredients

Cottage Cheese PBS

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese 113g Fat Free
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder 30g
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter 16g
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Cottage Cheese Salsa

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese 113g Fat Free
  • 6 Tablespoons Salsa 90g

Cottage Cheese Cinnamon Sweet

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese 113g Fat Free
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Cottage Cheese Jello

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese 113g Fat Free
  • ½ Packet Instant Pudding Fat Free Sugar Free
  • 1-2 Packets Sweetener

Cottage Cheese Sir Tuna

  • ½ Cup Cottage Cheese 113g Fat Free
  • 1 Can Tuna Drained
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Chili Sauce 5-10g Sriracha

Instructions

Cottage Cheese PBS

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Salsa

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Cinnamon Sweet

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Jello

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Cottage Cheese Sir Tuna

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl

Video

Notes

Cottage Cheese PBS
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 295
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 619mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 44g
 
Cottage Cheese Salsa
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 860mg
  • Carbs: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 14g
 
Cottage Cheese Cinnamon Sweet
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 80
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 410mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 14g
 
Cottage Cheese Jello
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 1010mg
  • Carbs: 18g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 14g
 
Cottage Cheese Sir Tuna
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 173
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 825mg
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 32g

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 825mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

20 Comments

  1. Casey on June 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

    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!

  2. Kristin on May 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    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.

    • Derek Howes on May 26, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Kristin! I do have a fudge recipe! You can search for it on here and it’ll pop right up! 🙂

  3. Chris W on March 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

    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.

  4. Kandle on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

    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 🙂

  5. Edward on December 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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!

  6. Scott on December 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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

  7. Jamie on June 25, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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)

    • Derek Howes on June 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

      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)!

    • Shelby Sarkisian on January 27, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Growing up my mom was a professional bodybuilder. She has many trophies including Ms. Mi. Anyway, as a kid my mom had me hooked on a salad. It was lettuce, cottage cheese, tuna and I THINK red vinaigrette dressing. I just started a diet 2 day’s ago. I no longer speak to my mother. So Im curious to know if you think Im right about the dressing? Definitely looking forward to trying some of these! I am a huge fan of cottage cheese!

      • Derek Howes on February 27, 2021 at 7:04 pm

        That could definitely be it – do you remember the taste at all? Either way, I hope you like these too!



  8. Ben on May 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

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

    • Derek Howes on May 8, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Love that! Thanks for the feedback Ben. Appreciate it

  9. Mikey on March 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

    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!

    • Derek Howes on March 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

      No problem Mikey! Thanks for reading/trying!

  10. Lori on March 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

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

    • Derek Howes on March 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

      I do this sometimes too! My pudding/sludge recipe is made this way. Delicious. Thanks for the comment Lori

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