Protein Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats

2 Bowls360 cals

Today, cottage cheese finally meets protein oatmeal! This Protein Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats recipe takes just minutes to make, is cheap, absolutely delicious, and HIGH PROTEIN!

Start this one with a bowl and some mason jars. We’re making 2 servings but if you want to save some time you could cut the recipe in half and mix everything right in your mason jar.

You don’t need mason jars either, they just help with the whole food photography thing and to be honest, are pretty convenient with the lids.

Add into your bowl 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats, 1 scoop of your choice flavor protein powder, 1 cup of milk substitute, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1-2 tablespoons of some sweetener.

Mix everything together.

Evenly distribute your mix into your mason jars and screw your lids on.

Guess what? You’re done! All you need to do now is to put your mason jars into your fridge overnight (a couple hours is fine if you can’t wait).

That is what I use for a base cottage cheese overnight oats recipe. You can easily change up the flavor or macros by adding in things like cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, fresh fruit, brown rice syrup, pumpkin, instant pudding, and so on!

Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats Topping

One thing I like to do right before I’m ready to eat it? Choose a protein bar that matches my cravings at the time (endless selection!) and use it as a topping for even more flavor and protein.

You could also add even more protein to the recipe by using one of our protein frosting recipes too.

With that said, let me know some of the protein cheesecake overnight oats variations you all try below in the comments below.

Ready for another cottage cheese recipe? Try our Cottage Cheese Lasagna next!

Protein Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats Recipe

Protein Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats

Cottage cheese meets oatmeal! This Protein Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats recipe takes just minutes to make and has unlimited variations.
4.16 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage cheese, cottage cheese oatmeal, overnight oats, protein, protein oatmeal
Servings: 2 Bowls
Calories: 360kcal
Cost: $1.50

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  • 1 Cup Cottage Cheese - I used Fat Free today but Reduced or Full Fat work great too
  • 1 ½ Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder - Your Choice Flavor
  • 8 Ounces Milk Substitute - Unsweetened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Sweetener
  • 1 Built Bar - Your Choice Flavor (Topping)


  • Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix everything together
  • Evenly distribute your servings into 2 mason jars and close them
  • Place your mason jars into the fridge overnight (or 2-3 hours if you’re really hungry)
  • Top with your favorite protein bar



Calories in the WHOLE recipe without a Protein Bar:
  • Calories: 721
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 620mg
  • Carbs: 95g (83g Net Carbs)
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 65g
Calories Per Serving (2 Servings) without a Protein Bar:
  • Calories: 360
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 310mg
  • Carbs: 47.5g (35.5g Net Carbs)
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 5.5g
  • Protein: 32.5g
Calories in the WHOLE recipe with a Protein Bar:
  • Calories: 883
  • Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Sodium: 665mg
  • Carbs: 113g = (85g Net Carbs)
  • Fiber: 28g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 82g
Calories Per Serving (2 Servings) without a Protein Bar:
  • Calories: 441
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2g
  • Sodium: 332.5mg
  • Carbs: 56.5g = (42.5g Net Carbs)
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 7.5g
  • Protein: 41g


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.5g | Protein: 32.5g | Fat: 4.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 310mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5.5g


  1. Alan Whitney on September 6, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    This is amazing. A true goto for me. Doing one cup of oats, one cup of fairlife fat free milk, one cup of low fat cottage cheese, one scoop of isopure whey and about an oz of Tabasco sauce. Unreal

  2. carmella coombs on November 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    what would be a sweetener for the recipe?

    • Derek Howes on November 24, 2021 at 2:42 pm

      I’ve been using erythritol lately!

  3. Peter on April 23, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Pardon my ignorance, but what do you mean by “milk substitute”? This looks really good and I’d like to try it ASAP.

    • Derek Howes on April 25, 2021 at 11:45 am

      Almond milk, cashew milk, oat milk, soy milk, and so on would all work as milk substitute!

    • John sullivan on July 20, 2022 at 9:45 pm

      Any kind of milk you enjoy, nut milk, almond, cashew, fat, whole world is your oyster.

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