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30 Ways To Eat Cottage Cheese That Are Actually Delicious

Haters gonna… well, you know.

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1. Bake cottage cheese into fruity cheesecake bars.

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Seriously, no one will ever know. This recipe features lemon and cranberries.

2. Pile it between slices of French toast for a decadent breakfast.

It’s almost like a heartier, saltier version of whipped cream. Almost. Get the recipe.

3. Or purée it with coconut, honey and vanilla and use it as a spread.

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Try it over a toasted English muffin or bagel. Get the recipe.

4. Use it to make a lighter version of Chuy’s creamy jalapeño sauce.

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Some of that healthiness will be negated when you eat an entire bag of tortilla chips, though. Get the recipe.

(If you don’t know what Chuy’s is, I feel so, so sorry for you).

5. Make or buy your own Paneer to open up a whole new world of cottage cheese meal possibilities…

You’ve probably had it at your favorite Indian food restaurant. You might be able to find it at your local specialty grocery, or it’s easy to make your own.

6. Like creamy, garlicky Palak Paneer…

(Palak Paneer is made specifically with spinach, while Saag Paneer can also be made with other greens). Get the recipe.

7. Or spicy homemade Mutter Paneer…

With green peas. Get the recipe.

8. Or even Paneer Bhurji.

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It’s like scrambled eggs, except better and on toast. Get the recipe.

9. Heap cottage cheese onto a breakfast banana split.

Chia seed and flaxseed optional. Get the recipe.

10. Add it to your waffle batter as a sub for some of the milk.

Seriously. This recipe uses quinoa if you feel the need for even more healthiness.

11. Or mix it into your pancake batter, if you don’t have a waffle maker.

This recipe features banana and coconut. Like the tropical oasis of your pancake-y dreams.

12. Combine it with butter, black pepper, and scallions for some savory scones.

Don’t forget to slather them with more butter before eating. Get the recipe.

13. Layer cottage cheese cream between layers of crepes to pretend you’re eating breakfast when you’re really eating dessert.

Recipe here.

14. Or roll it into almond pastries to satisfy your sweet-but-not-*too*-sweet tooth.

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Again, they seem like breakfast, but they’re maybe just dessert in disguise. Get the recipe.

15. Bake it into an indulgent French toast casserole.

You can put it together the night before, then stick it in the oven when you roll out of bed. Get the recipe.

16. Blend it up with some coffee concentrate and milk for a protein-packed breakfast smoothie.

Don’t knock it ‘till you try it.

17. Or, incorporate it into a fruit smoothie if you prefer to skip the caffeine.

Get the recipe.

18. Use it as an anchor in a vegetarian Greek wrap.

 

So many delicious spices. Get the recipe.

19. Add it to your favorite tuna salad recipe.

This may be a “clean eating” recipe, but it’s also a tasty one. Get it here.

20. Combine it with salmon, capers, and dill for a downright classy party snack.

This recipe calls for smoked salmon, so you don’t even have to cook anything.

21. Scoop it onto your favorite green salad for a boost of creamy goodness.

Don’t skip the dressing, though. This recipe features grilled peaches, mmm.

22. Bake it into some fresh dinner rolls.

Yes, they do seriously contain cottage cheese. Get the recipe.

23. Substitute it and a little skim milk for buttermilk in your favorite cornbread recipe.

Or, use this recipe.

24. Whisk it into poundcake batter for an incredibly dense dessert.

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Bakes beautifully in your best bundt pan. Get the recipe.

25. Sneak it into mac and cheese.

Way better than the store-bought stuff. Get the recipe.

26. Toss it in a casserole for a super simple quinoa dinner.

And no one’s saying that you can’t mix in a few more vegetables than the recipe calls for.

27. Combine it with mozzarella and parm for a lighter pasta bake.

You could totally mix this up over the weekend, refrigerate, and pop into the oven on your busiest weeknight. Get the recipe.

28. Run it (liquid and all) through a blender then add powdered sugar, some vanilla, and some corn starch for a whoopie pie filling.

Here’s the recipe for the frosting, and here’s the recipe for the little cakes.

29. Use cottage cheese as a base for your next DIY ice cream.

Here’s a recipe for Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream.

30. Or if you don’t have an ice cream maker, blend it with some fruit juice, almond meal and coconut for a sweet mousse.

You can also add whatever kinds of frozen berries you like best. Get the recipe.

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