20 High Protein Cottage Cheese Recipes
Published Oct 01, 2023, Updated Nov 21, 2023
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There are so many ways to eat cottage cheese from pancakes and oatmeal to pasta and eggs and I’m sharing 20 healthy cottage cheese recipes that are all delicious and packed with protein!
Cottage cheese has been all the rage this year thanks to a few recipes that went viral, but there are so many different ways to eat cottage cheese.
You can eat it plain, add it to oatmeal for breakfast, make cottage cheese pasta for a protein-packed dinner or make a cottage cheese dip to serve as an appetizer for a party. The options are truly endless and today I’m sharing 20 of my favorite high protein cottage cheese recipes to get you started!
Is Cottage Cheese Healthy?
Yes! Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein, calcium, vitamin B and other essential nutrients. It’s also relatively low in calories and carbs. To put things in perspective, one half cup of 4% whole milk cottage cheese is packed with about 14 grams of protein, 100 calories and only 3 carbs. It’s an excellent ingredient to incorporate into your diet especially if you’re looking to amp up your protein count.
What Type of Cottage Cheese is Best to Use?
The type of cottage cheese you use is up to personal preference. I personally like to use organic dairy products free from antibiotics and hormones (like rbST). If you’re looking for good organic cottage cheese brands I recommend Good Culture cottage cheese, Organic Valley and Nancy’s. I also like Friendship Diaries no salt added, small curd 1% cottage cheese (in the red container). Cottage cheese tends to be really high in sodium so I like that this variety is a little lower than your typical brands. Unfortunately, this brand isn’t organic.
Cottage Cheese Recipes
Here are 20 of my favorite cottage cheese recipes that are healthy, protein-packed and absolutely delicious. Enjoy!
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough
Cottage Cheese Cookies
Cottage Cheese Smoothie
Frozen Cottage Cheese Bark
Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Cottage Cheese Oatmeal
Roasted Strawberry Cottage Cheese Bowl
Banana Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Healthy Apple Pancakes
Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
Creamy Cottage Cheese Pasta
Whipped Cottage Cheese
Hot Honey Whipped Cottage Cheese Dip
Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
Cottage Cheese Salad
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
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20 High Protein Cottage Cheese Recipes + Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- Combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add cottage cheese, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla to a blender or food processor and blend until combined and smooth. Alternatively, if you don't have a blender you can whisk your wet ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. If your batter seems too thick add in the almond milk and stir to combine again.
- Heat pan or griddle to low-medium heat and spray with non-stick spray. Once hot, scoop out about a quarter cup of batter at a time and pour onto pan. You may have to use a spoon to spread the batter into a circle shape if your batter is pretty thick. You should be able to make 8 pancakes. Cook until little bubbles form and the edges of the pancakes are solid enough to put a spatula underneath, about 4-5 minutes.
- Flip the pancakes and cook for 2-3 additional minutes.
- For serving, place four pancakes on each plate, top with a drizzle of maple syrup and serve with fresh berries or toppings of choice.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.