30 Best Cottage Cheese Recipes

If you have ever tasted it, then you will know that cottage cheese has a subtle, delicate flavour. But, the great taste that cottage cheese offers isn’t the best thing about this food. Instead, the best thing about cottage cheese is its versatility. 

As cottage cheese is such a versatile ingredient, it can be used to prepare lots of different dishes. Not only that, but you can also make cottage cheese yourself at home. It’s a fun activity if you want to make a meal that is entirely prepared from scratch. 

And, of course, it’s pretty healthy. Cottage cheese is in low fat, but high in protein and calcium. In fact, back in the 1970s there were lots of diet meals based around the nutritional wonder that was cottage cheese.

30 Best Cottage Cheese Recipes

However, with an ingredient that is as versatile as cottage cheese, it can be difficult to know what to make. Especially when you have so many different dishes to choose from. In this guide, we’re taking a look at 30 of the best cottage cheese recipes, so to find out more, keep on reading.

Homemade Cottage Cheese

This first recipe is your go-to if you wish to make your own homemade cottage cheese. While you can purchase cottage cheese from the store, you really cannot beat food that is homemade.

Making their own cheese is something that a lot of people avoid doing, simply because they expect it to be difficult. But, making your own cottage cheese is actually pretty easy (as long as you have the time). So, if you want to give it a go, check out this recipe.

Vegan Cottage Cheese

Alternatively, if you follow a vegan lifestyle, and want to make your own cottage cheese, then you should follow this recipe. The vegan diet is becoming increasingly popular, and this recipe allows you to make a truly delicious dairy-free alternative.

Once you make this cheese, you can even use this vegan cottage cheese in other recipes in order to make them suitable for vegans. So, it is definitely one to try. 

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Open Cottage Cheese and Pepper Sandwich

Once you have made your own cottage cheese (or bought it in the store), you can make all sorts of delicious recipes using this as an ingredient. One of which is this yummy open cottage cheese and pepper sandwich.

On a rainy day, you really can’t beat a sandwich, and this recipe is perfect. The blend of cottage cheese and pepper is out of this world, and it will leave you feeling satisfied for the rest of the day. 

Spicy Tuna and Cottage Cheese Jacket

Or, if you prefer a jacket potato to cheer you up on a down day, you could try out this spicy tuna and cottage cheese jacket. When people talk about tuna as a jacket potato filling, they usually consider it paired with mayo, but tuna and cottage cheese is a top tier combo. And cottage cheese is lower in fat than mayo.

The flavours complement each other perfectly, and the added spices in this dish ensure that it is a well-rounded meal. For this reason, it is definitely one to give a go.

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Super-quick Scandi Supper

Scandinavian food is well-known for being light and stylish. This super-quick Scandi supper is just that. This supper consists of a small platter of different foods that you can pick at, offering a light but filling meal.

Once again, this dish uses the unique (but delicious) pairing of fish and cottage cheese to make something really special. So, if you fancy trying something little different, this recipe is for you. 

It’s so quick to knock together that its definitely one of our best cottage cheese recipes.

Cottage Cheese Fritters

Alternatively, if you fancy a cottage cheese recipe where you quickly chuck everything in a bowl, then you should check out this cottage cheese fritters recipe. With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe will have you enjoying delicious fritters in less than half an hour.

Whether you want a fresh breakfast, or simply fancy a light snack, this recipe is the perfect choice. 

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Mini Spinach and Cottage Cheese Frittatas

Or, if you weren’t a big fan of the fritters recipe that we just gave you, you could check out this mini spinach and cottage cheese frittatas recipe instead. With just 10 minutes of prep time, and under 30 minutes cooking time, these frittatas are the perfect snack for the entire family.

Even better? They’re low in calories, so they’re not only a yummy snack, but a healthy one too. 

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Eggy Spelt Bread with Orange Cheese and Raspberries

If you would prefer your cottage cheese to be used in a sweet dish, then this French toast recipe is amazing.

We would recommend using spelt bread, but you can use wholemeal bread if you would rather. In this recipe, the cottage cheese is mixed with orange, forming a yummy and sweet breakfast dish. 

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Oma’s Cottage Cheesecake

Another sweet recipe that you can make using cottage cheese is Oma’s Cottage Cheesecake. This delicious cheesecake recipe uses cream cheese seasoned with cinnamon, lemon juice, and vanilla to make a sweet dessert.

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So, if you want to prepare a dessert for the next time you have your friends around, this is the perfect recipe to follow. 

Pink Fluff

Alternatively, if you are looking to prepare a sweet dessert for the children in your family, Pink Fluff might be a better recipe. Pink Fluff is a form of ambrosia salad. It uses raspberry jelly mix, cottage cheese, and a handful of other ingredients to create a sweet and fluffy dessert.

It might not be the most appealing dish to look at, but it tastes great, and that is the most important thing!

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Spuds Stuffed with Tuna and Chives

However, moving back to savoury dishes, we recommend giving this ‘spuds stuffed with tuna and chives’ recipe a try. ‘Spuds’ is another name for potatoes, so this delicious dish features fluffy potatoes, aromatic chives, and delicious tuna (and cottage cheese, of course).

It is a well-rounded dish, and the perfect meal for lunchtime. Whilst simple, it’s still one of our best cottage cheese recipes.

Cottage Cheese Potatoes

Another great potato recipe that uses cottage cheese is ‘cottage cheese potatoes’. This recipe uses cubed potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar, and onion. Everything is tossed in together and baked in a pot to create a soft and delectable meal.

If you want a snack, this is a great recipe on its own. Alternatively, it can make a great side dish for a meat, or veggie option, of your choice. 

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If you are Jewish, then you will be aware of Kugel. This noodle recipe is a prominent side dish during the Jewish holidays, and it is easy to see why it is so popular. With butter, cottage cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese, this recipe is packed with flavor, and it is incredibly filling too!

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Cottage Cheese, Avocado, and Black Bean Salsa

There are lots of different salsa recipes out there, but you probably haven’t considered using cottage cheese before. This unique salsa recipe uses cottage cheese, avocado and black bean to create a salsa dip unlike any you have ever tasted.

So, if you fancy switching up your usual salsa, this is the perfect recipe to try. 

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Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Or, if you are looking to make a complete meal using your cottage cheese, then this cottage cheese chicken enchiladas recipe is perfect. Enchiladas are one of the best recipes to come out of Mexico. And when made right, they can taste truly out of this world.

This cottage cheese enchiladas recipe is a little different from traditional enchilada recipes. But don’t let that stop you. It still tastes great, which is why you have to give it a go! 

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Cottage Cheese Roast

If you are a vegetarian, but you used to really enjoy meatloaf, then this recipe is the one for you! Surprisingly, cottage cheese can be used to make an utterly delicious vegetarian alternative to meatloaf. Even better, it is super easy to make.

In fact, it only uses a handful of ingredients. So, if you fancy treating yourself, make this recipe and serve it with some yummy potatoes – it is a meal that you are guaranteed to enjoy.

Slow Cooker Lasagna

We couldn’t compile this list of the best cottage cheese recipes and not include one using a slow cooker. This recipe is a gem.

Did you know that cottage cheese can be used to make a pretty killer lasagna? Even better, all the hard work is done by your trusty slow cooker.

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So, not only is it a delicious meal, but it is super easy to make too, and you don’t even have to be there to cook it. 

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Cottage Cheese Bread

If you would prefer to incorporate your cottage cheese into something that you can enjoy throughout the day, then we recommend this cottage cheese recipe.

In this recipe, the cottage cheese is added to the bread while it is being prepared, so the result is a loaf of bread with hints of cottage cheese.

It tastes great on its own, but can also make an outstanding sandwich. And of course, it’s a great side dish for many of the meals we have looked at in this guide. That is why you should give it a try. 

Cottage Cheese Bake

If you just can’t get enough cheese, then you will love this cottage cheese bake. The recipe is incredibly easy to follow, and it contains just 6 ingredients (2 of which are cheese). This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and you will be able to enjoy it in no time.

In addition, this meal is simple but filling, and it tastes outstanding. So, it is definitely one to try if you want something that you can prepare and cook quickly. 

Cottage Cheese Alfredo

Or, you can use your cottage cheese to prepare a yummy pasta dish.

Cottage cheese Alfredo is truly delicious, and it is packed with a variety of savoury flavours – ensuring every bite that you take is unique. This dish takes about half an hour to prepare. Luckily, it is a complete meal, so you don’t have to worry about preparing anything else to go with it. So in less than half an hour, you will have a delicious and flavoursome meal, made entirely from scratch. 

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Savoury Cottage Cheese Bowl

You may have heard of smoothie bowls. Thanks to Instagram and Pinterest, these smoothie alternatives have become all the rage. But, you might not have heard of a cottage cheese bowl. The idea is fairly similar to a smoothie bowl, with lots of different ingredients plated up neatly in a bowl for you to enjoy. But, in a cottage cheese bowl, cottage cheese is front and centre, and that is what makes it such a delicious meal. 

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Cottage Cheese with Raspberry Honey

Alternatively, if you want to enjoy cottage cheese as a light snack, there isn’t necessarily any reason to add that many ingredients to it. On its own, cottage cheese makes a delicious snack, but you can take it to another level by adding a few sweet ingredients.

In this recipe, raspberries and honey are added to the cottage cheese to make it a delightful, sweet snack. So, if that sounds like it is up your street, you have to give it a try. 

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Creamy and Healthy Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Another simple dish to enjoy is cottage cheese scrambled eggs.

Scrambled eggs make a great snack because they are so quick and easy to prepare. With this recipe you can take them to the next level. This dish is healthy, and delicious, and it will definitely fill you up.

So, no matter whether you are looking for a yummy midday snack, or a great dish to start your morning right, this recipe is one that you have to try. 

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Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes

Something else that has gained immense popularity in recent years, again thanks to Instagram and Pinterest, is avocado toast.

Avocados used to be a fruit that divided opinion, but now a lot of people seem to enjoy them. Especially when they are served on toast. Gone are the days of guacamole, now it’s all about a thick layer of avocado spread on toast, served with vegetables, and sometimes even an egg.

This recipe is perfect if you want a comparatively healthy, high protein, low-fat meal.

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High Protein Cottage Cheese Oatmeal

Speaking of brunch, another breakfast recipe that tastes amazing when you add cottage cheese to it is oatmeal. This high protein cottage cheese oatmeal is filled with everything that you could ever want out of a breakfast dish.

It is filling, and healthy, and it is packed with protein too. So, if you are somebody who enjoys a morning workout at the gym, this is the perfect recipe to start your day with.

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Cinnamon-Peach Cottage Cheese Pancakes

But, if you prefer your breakfast to be sweet, then you are probably a big fan of pancakes, and these cinnamon-peach cottage cheese pancakes are divine. Cinnamon and peach is a flavour combination that has been popular for many years, and there’s no question as to why.

This flavour combination tastes incredible together, and the sweetness of the peach is perfectly contrasted with the spice of the cinnamon. This recipe mixes these flavours with cottage cheese to create light and fluffy pancakes which taste out of this world. 

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Pineapple Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Alternatively, if you aren’t a fan of the cinnamon-peach flavour combination, then you might prefer these pineapple cottage cheese pancakes. Pineapple might seem like a strange flavour to combine with pancakes, but as soon as you try this recipe you will be sold.

This recipe suggests that you use pineapple that is already combined with cottage cheese. However, if you can’t find this, you can simply use regular cottage cheese and combine it with pineapple at home. It might seem like a strange concept, but it is definitely one to try. 

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Healthy Cheesecake with Cottage Cheese

Undoubtedly one of the best deserts is cheesecake, and this recipe is a great one to follow if you want to make your own. This cheesecake is designed to be healthy, but you wouldn’t know that if you tasted it.

We often expect healthy things to taste bad in comparison with unhealthy food, but with this recipe you really can’t tell the difference, and that’s a good thing.

When you are eating healthy, you shouldn’t have to go without the things that you love, and this recipe means that you can enjoy a yummy cheesecake without any guilt. 

Chocolate Cottage Cheese

If you want a super quick dessert to eat, then chocolate cottage cheese is perfect. To create this dish, all you need is cream cheese, sugar, and cocoa powder. Simply pop all these ingredients into a blender, and blend them until they form a purée.

Then transfer your chocolate cottage cheese into a bowl, grab a spoon and enjoy! While this dish isn’t as fancy as a cheesecake, it is a great choice if you want to make a quick sweet treat to enjoy after dinner, so you should check it out. 

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Cottage Cheese and Spinach Pasta Bake

Finally, let’s wrap this up with a final savoury dish, and that is this cottage cheese and spinach pasta bake recipe. When you want a stress-free meal, a pasta bake is perfect because they are just so simple to make.

Even if the prep work is a little fiddly, once the pasta is in the oven, you have plenty of free time to get on with everything else that you need to do around the house. Not only does this pasta bake taste outstanding, but it is super healthy too.

So, if you are looking for a hassle-free, healthy meal for the family, this is one to try. 

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So, if you have cottage cheese sitting in your refrigerator, waiting to be used, you are in the right place. In this guide, we have taken a look at 30 very different recipes that you can make using your cottage cheese.

The great thing about cottage cheese is that it is incredibly versatile, and this guide really highlights that. So, no matter whether you are looking for a cheesecake recipe to use up your cottage cheese, or a yummy pasta bake, you are in the right place! 

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