Ways to Use Cottage Cheese

Looking for a way to get some extra protein in your diet? Cottage cheese may be the answer for you! Cottage cheese is recently being added to recipes that you would never guess. If you aren’t a big fan of it, don’t pass these recipes up just yet.

Benefits of Cottage Cheese:

Recently, individuals have been adding cottage cheese into their recipes and most of the time, the taste goes unnoticed. It contains 20-25 grams of protein per serving, so for an individual looking to get more protein in their diet, this is a great solution. Along with it being a great source of protein, cottage cheese also contains a number of other vitamins and minerals. Two of these nutrients include calcium to support bone growth and B vitamins which aid in metabolism and other important functions such as brain health. 

Here are 6 Recipes that include cottage cheese!

Cookie Dough

  • Add entire package cottage cheese, 1/4-1/2 cup maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into blender and blend on high
  • After blended add in 1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder and 1.5-2 cups of almond flour. Mix in until cookie dough consistency


  • Add ½ cup cottage cheese, ½ cup of oats, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, a splash of vanilla extract, and 1 egg into a blender and mix together
  • Place batter on griddle and cook pancakes as usual

Scrambled Eggs

  • Add in 1-3 spoonfuls of cottage cheese to your usual scrambled egg recipe

Alfredo Sauce

  • Into a blender add 1 cup of cottage cheese, ⅓ cup of parmesan, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, and 2 splashes of milk then blend until fully mixed
  • Add sauce into a pan over heat, add in pasta, and enjoy!


  • Into a blender add 1 cup of oats, 1 overripe banana, ½ cup of cottage cheese, 2 tsp of baking powder, 1 egg, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp of maple syrup and blend 
  • Pour into muffin tins (Optional: add any toppings such as fruit or chocolate) and bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit 

Ice Cream

  • Blend cottage cheese with honey, maple syrup, or any sweetener
  • Add in sugar free pudding packet and blend again
  • Freeze until ready to serve
  • Add in any desired ingredients before or after the blender for extra flavor! (example: strawberries, blueberries, graham crackers, chocolate chips etc)

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Trying these recipes is a great way to get your protein fix as well as a fun activity to try with friends or family! Remember, cottage cheese not only supports your protein intake, but has many other important nutrients packed in as well. A perfect way to continue on your health journey is introducing different foods you don’t typically consume into your diet. You can do this by including the foods in some of your favorite recipes without even noticing.