32 Easy Cottage Cheese Recipes

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Cottage cheese is a great thing to incorporate in your diet. It’s an affordable and versatile ingredient that’s perfect for snacks, lunches, dinners, and even desserts! And it’s loaded with protein too. So, if you’re wanting to add that special ingredient to your meals, this list of delicious cottage cheese recipes is the perfect place to start.

Ravioli, bowl of cottage cheese and fruit, pancakes, and penne casserole.


Cottage cheese can be used for more than just lasagna. There is a wide variety of recipes like pancakes, dips, and even cake. These are some of the best cottage cheese recipes around.

1. Cottage Cheese Lasagna

Layer up this tasty combination of ingredients for a dinner you’re guaranteed to love! Cottage cheese lasagna is easy to throw together, and is perfect for a weeknight family meal. Everybody loves lasagna, and what better way to make it than with cottage cheese for some extra flavor?

2. Baked Mostaccioli

This recipe is soon-to-be one of your favorite comfort foods! Baked mostaccioli is a divine combination of sausage, marinara, Parmesan, mozzarella, and of course, cottage cheese! These ingredients blend so well together, creating an absolutely sensational flavor; everyone will love this dish!

3. Ravioli Lasagna

Ooey-gooey goodness! Baked ravioli lasagna is packed with so much cheese and so much flavor! This recipe just melts in your mouth with every bite. The mozzarella and cottage cheese go amazingly together to make cheesy perfection; you’ll love this dinner!

4. Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Casseroles are some of my go-to dinners. They’re easy, delicious, and loved by everyone. That’s why this sour cream noodle bake is a favorite in my house. It feeds a crowd, and is always a hit at large gatherings. You can’t go wrong with this dish!

5. Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Rise and shine! We’ve got a great new breakfast for you! These cottage cheese pancakes are nutritious, delicious and one of my favorite ways to incorporate cottage cheese. With the classic vanilla and cinnamon flavor, these pancakes are the perfect warm dish to start the day. The kids will love ‘em, and so will you!

6. Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

Need a fresh way to start the day? We’ve got you covered. This breakfast bowl is full of fresh ingredients like yogurt, fresh berries, vanilla, almonds, coconut, and peanut butter! With these flavors, this recipe is guaranteed to be a great start to your morning!

7. Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

When I’m craving something sugar-y, I love to make this recipe! Cottage cheese ice cream is a unique dessert that tastes amazing. With strawberries, graham crackers, maple syrup, and cottage cheese, this recipe is simple but so effective! This ice cream is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth. 

8. Cottage Cheese Dip

Break out this recipe for your next party, because we guarantee everyone will love it! This easy 5 minute recipe is super tasty, and always a crowd pleaser. This simple side dish or appetizer is made with cottage cheese and seasoned perfectly with chives, parsley, dill, and lemon. You won’t be able to stop snacking on this tasty dip! 

9. Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

Make an amazing tasting homemade dessert with this cottage cheese cheesecake recipe! Not only does this cheesecake taste amazing, but it’s super high in protein. In only 80 minutes, you’ll have a sweet and healthy treat you won’t be able to stop eating!

10. Peaches And Cream Cottage Cheese Cake

Peaches and cream and cheese, oh my! This dessert is one of my absolute favorites. With the classic flavor of peaches and cream, this dessert is high in protein, tastes delicious, and always a hit. Top this cake with powdered sugar and fresh blueberries and dig in!

11. Cottage Cheese Oatmeal

Start your day off with a high-protein breakfast that you will love with this cottage cheese oatmeal! Cottage cheese is a healthy addition to an already healthy breakfast. We like to add our favorite fruits, but the best part about this dish is that you can add any toppings you want to make it right for you! You simply can’t go wrong!

12. Cottage Cheese Salad

Need a little extra something for your next salad? Try cottage cheese! This cottage cheese salad recipe has everything you’re looking for. Fresh ingredients like chicken, grapes, celery, and more! Plus the cottage cheese adds a little more protein to leave you feeling great for your day.

13. Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Bring a creamy kick to your breakfast with these cottage cheese scrambled eggs! I love this recipe because it is absolutely enriched with flavor, and it’s really easy to put together! Just combine those eggs, cottage cheese, and chives, and you’ll have light and fluffy eggs ready for eating.

14. Cottage Cheese Sandwich

If you’re looking for something fresh and flavorful, look no further! This cottage cheese sandwich has just what you’re looking for. Made with cottage cheese, cucumber, tomato, avocado, and so much more! This recipe is a great option for when you need a quick, easy, and delicious lunch!

15. Stuffed Shells

This family favorite recipe is the perfect option for an easy dinner that everyone will devour! It’s made with jumbo pasta shells loaded up with three cheeses, marinara, and alfredo sauce. It’s a mouthwatering, cheesy dish that’s ready with just 30 minutes of prep!

16. Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

This sweet and fancy breakfast is the perfect addition to your summer mornings! Cottage cheese parfaits are just like any regular parfait, but the cottage cheese makes it extra special and extra delicious. With strawberries, peanuts, honey, and lemon juice, this parfait has all the great flavor you’re looking for. 

17. Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Cool off on a hot summer day with this blueberry cottage cheese smoothie! It’s refreshing, creamy, delicious, and so good for you! And the cottage cheese is the perfect secret ingredient for a thick and creamy texture. Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes needed.

18. Cottage Cheese Quiche

Whip up the perfect brunch with a cottage cheese quiche! This fluffy dish is super simple to make. Just combine a few basic ingredients and you’ll have the most amazing tasting meal you and your guests will love. This quiche is perfect for Easter, or any occasion you please!

19. Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins

Cottage cheese egg muffins are a delectable breakfast you and your family will love. These fluffy muffins are filled with so much protein, and can be eaten anytime you want! They’re perfect for meal prepping and are ready to enjoy in only 40 minutes.

20. Cottage Cheese Alfredo

This alfredo recipe is delicious and always a hit! It’s a rich, creamy sauce made of milk, cottage cheese, and Parmesan and comes together in just 25 minutes. Serve with your favorite roasted veggie and you’ll have an incredible meal for the whole family to enjoy in no time. 

21. Cottage Cheese Jello Salad

You’re not going to want to miss out on this cottage cheese Jello salad! This recipe uses delicious ingredients like pineapple, marshmallows, Cool Whip, strawberries, and cottage cheese for a velvety smooth treat you’re going to love! Give this a try when you’re craving something sweet and fruity.

22. Cottage Cheese Chicken Salad

Throw together this cottage cheese chicken salad for your next healthy and tasty lunch! This salad has amazing ingredients such as freshly prepared chicken, almonds, cranberries, grapes, and celery. It’s packed with colors, flavors, and textures you’re going to love!

23. Cottage Cheese Macaroni And Cheese

For the creamiest and most amazing mac and cheese ever, you have to try this cottage cheese mac and cheese recipe! Flavored with Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and more, this dish will have the whole table going back for more. Perfect for potlucks, family dinners, or any occasion!

24. Pumpkin Whipped Cottage Cheese

Looking for a new, fun fall-flavored dessert? We’ve got you covered! This pumpkin whipped cottage cheese is full of great flavor, and comes together in only 5 minutes! With classic flavors like pumpkin and maple, you’ll be pretending its fall and enjoying this tasty treat all year long.

25. Cottage Cheese Tuna Salad

This tuna salad recipe changes the game! With cottage cheese, tuna, dill pickles, onion, celery, lemon, and seasonings galore, you’ll be making this side dish for every cookout or party. It’s loaded with protein and flavor, and tastes even better than it looks!

26. Cottage Cheese Muffins

Muffins are one of my favorite breakfast foods or snacks, so when I found this recipe for cottage cheese muffins, I knew I had to try them! And I am so glad I did. These muffins are fluffy, moist, and protein-packed. Mix together the simple ingredients, pop them in the oven, and serve them while they’re hot and fresh!

27. Cottage Cheese Cornbread

Cornbread is already perfect in every way. I thought it could never get better. That was until I found this recipe for cottage cheese cornbread! The cottage cheese makes for a soft and delectable texture, and a rich, delicious taste. You won’t be able to get enough.

28. Whipped Chocolate Cottage Cheese

I love desserts, especially when they’re healthy! That’s why this whipped chocolate cottage cheese recipe is one of my go-to treats. This thick pudding has a velvety texture you won’t be able to resist! With simple ingredients, this creamy treat comes together in just 5 minutes; what could beat that?

29. Amish Breakfast Casserole

This recipe has my mouth watering just thinking about it! With shredded cheese, cottage cheese, bacon, and hash browns, this dish is the perfect amount of creaminess, fluffiness, and deliciousness. It’s quick and simple to make and it feeds a hungry crowd! Give this recipe a try for your next brunch and just watch how fast it disappears.

30. Cottage Cheese Buns

Prepare these fluffy cottage cheese buns in only 15 minutes! All you’ll need is cottage cheese, eggs, vanilla, sugar, vinegar, and other simple baking ingredients for the warmest, most dense rolls you’ll ever have! This delicious side pairs well with any dish! 

31. Chocolate Cottage Cheese Cookies

Treat your belly and your taste buds with these cottage cheese cookies! These warm, chocolate-y treats have a beautiful fudgy texture, chocolate chips and with flavors that are through the roof! Delicious, gluten-free, and healthy; the perfect dessert!

32. Spinach And Cottage Cheese Stuffed Chicken

You’re going to want to try this recipe for your next dinner! Spinach and cottage cheese stuffed chicken is a high-protein dish that has mouth-watering flavors like mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and fresh parsley. Just 15 minutes of prep needed!

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Ravioli, bowl of cottage cheese and fruit, pancakes, and penne casserole.
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Cottage Cheese Recipes

By Heather
A collection of delicious recipes using cottage cheese. From pancakes, to lasagna, and even cottage cheese cheesecake.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1/2 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Place cottage cheese in a bowl. Top with strawberries, blueberries, and honey.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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