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These cottage cheese recipes are the best ways to eat this healthy ingredient! Try it in pancakes, dips, pasta and more.
Cottage cheese is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrition: it’s packed with protein with relatively low calories. Believe it or not, it’s also an incredible versatile ingredient in the kitchen! You can use it in baked goods, dips, pasta…even pancakes! What to eat with cottage cheese? Here are all the best cottage cheese recipes for using this healthy ingredient! We’ll admit: we’re a bit obsessed with the stuff. (Also, those pancakes!) Ready to get started?
And now…the best cottage cheese recipes to try!
What to eat with cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is an endlessly versatile ingredient to incorporate in your cooking. What to eat with cottage cheese?
- Fruit: Add fresh berries, peaches, bananas, or apples and cinnamon.
- Vegetables: Make it into a lunch bowl with chickpeas, cucumber and tomato
- Salad: Try a dollop in your salad for extra protein
- Granola: Top it with granola for breakfast
- Smoothies: Add a dollop to a smoothie recipe to add protein, like a strawberry smoothie or blueberry smoothie
- Lasagna: Use it as a substitute for ricotta in lasagna
- Toast: Add a spread on toast and top with savory toppings
- Pancakes: Use it in pancake batter
- Muffins: Use it in muffin batter
- Scramble eggs: Throw it into scrambled eggs to add flavor and stretch the serving size
Cottage cheese nutrition
Is cottage cheese healthy? According to Healthline, this cheese is a great option if you’re looking to eat diary. Here are some of the benefits of cottage cheese:
- It’s a low calorie cheese. A 1-cup serving has just 163 calories.
- It’s very high in protein. 1 cup has a whopping 28 grams protein, over half your daily need. Impressively, the protein accounts for over 70% of the calories.
- It’s also packed with nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus, and selenium.
Ready to get to those cottage cheese recipes? Pick one above…or of course, just eat it with a bowl and spoon!Print
This cottage cheese pancakes recipe is the best genius trick! It makes a protein packed pancake that tastes like French toast.
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cups small curd* cottage cheese
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, cottage cheese, maple syrup and vanilla (if you see very large clumps of cottage cheese, try to break them up or smash them with a fork).
- In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt. Add it to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix until a smooth batter forms.
- Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat, then add a bit of butter to coat. Scoop out ¼ cup portions of batter and cook the pancakes until golden brown on one side, adjusting the heat so it doesn’t brown too fast. Flip and cook until cooked through and no longer gooey at the edges (the batter will ooze out a bit at the sides; just keep cooking until it is fully cooked, adjusting the heat as necessary so it doesn’t brown too fast). Place the pancakes in a stack under an overturned bowl, and cook the second batch of pancakes.
- Serve immediately, topped with pure maple syrup.
*Small curd cottage cheese is important for getting the right texture where the cheese melts into the pancake. Some brands labeled as “small curd” have fairly large curds, so the size varies based on brand. Experiment and find a brand that works for you! But don’t sweat it too much: you can make this recipe with any size curds, you just may end up with an appearance with some white flecks.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
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