Think cottage cheese is just a relic from your grandma’s kitchen? Think again! We’re about to shake things up with 10 cottage cheese recipes that are anything but old-fashioned. From creamy, dreamy dips to pancakes that’ll make your mornings brighter, these dishes are reinventing the way we use this classic ingredient. Get ready to be pleasantly surprised by how modern and delicious cottage cheese can be!
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip
This roasted garlic white bean dip isn’t your grandma’s typical recipe. It gets a modern twist with cottage cheese, adding a creamy texture and a protein boost. Perfect for dipping veggies or chips, it’s an easy, crowd-pleasing dish.
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Perfect Protein Pancakes
Say goodbye to bland breakfasts with these perfect protein pancakes. They pack 30g of protein per serving and reinvent cottage cheese as a delicious, nutritious addition. Top them however you like for a healthy, energizing start to your day.
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French Toast Smoothie
Our French toast smoothie brings a high-protein twist to your favorite breakfast, featuring cottage cheese for a creamy and nutritious boost. It’s easy to make and packs the flavors of a decadent cinnamon breakfast in a healthier, drinkable form.
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Dijon Dill Salmon Salad
This easy salmon salad, featuring fresh dill, lemon, dijon mustard, and capers, uses cottage cheese to add a unique twist. Paired with smoky roasted chickpeas, it’s a flavorful lunch option that breaks away from traditional cottage cheese uses.
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Creamy Pesto Spaghetti Squash Noodles
Enjoy the comfort of creamy pasta with a healthier spin in our creamy pesto spaghetti squash noodles. Cottage cheese adds unexpected richness and texture to this lower carb dish, making it a satisfying meal that’s both nutritious and flavorful.
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Pineapple Buckwheat Pancakes
Pineapple buckwheat pancakes bring a fresh take to breakfast. Studded with hemp seeds and whole pineapple rings, they use cottage cheese for added flavor and texture. It’s a hearty yet sweet meal that proves cottage cheese isn’t just for old-school recipes.
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Strawberry Ice Cream
Who knew cottage cheese could make such delightful strawberry ice cream? This healthy, soft-serve style ice cream can be whipped up in minutes in your food processor, offering a fresh perspective on using cottage cheese in desserts.
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Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Cottage cheese pancakes are about to become your new go-to, whether for breakfast, post-workout meals, or light dinners. They’re a far cry from your grandma’s recipes, offering a deliciously modern twist on a classic.
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Instant Pot Egg Bites
These instant pot egg bites are a quick, customizable breakfast solution. Using cottage cheese, they’re a tasty and affordable alternative to Starbucks sous vide egg bites, perfect for busy mornings.
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Whipped Cottage Cheese
This whipped cottage cheese transforms from curd to creamy with a simple blend, adding a light, airy consistency. It’s versatile enough for a savory breakfast plate or paired with sweeter flavors, showcasing cottage cheese’s modern culinary applications.
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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.