Simple recipes with cottage cheese that you just have to try

Light, low-calorie, but above all delicious! That’s exactly what these recipes from Cottage are.

Try it both in a salty or a sweet version and you will see that the final taste of the dishes will never disappoint you.

What will your first be?

Crispy sandwich with spread from Cottage

This mixture of cheese, sour cream, garlic and fresh herbs makes an irresistible spread.

What will we need

  • 500 g of cottage cheese
  • 160 g of sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onions or chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley and more for garnish
  • 6 slices of sourdough bread or whole wheat bread


  • Combine the Cottage cheese and sour cream in a medium bowl and mix well.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and season with spices.
  • Cover and chill well before serving.
  • Toast the bread and let it cool for 1 minute, then quickly mix the cheese mixture and spread on the bread.
  • Garnish with chives or scallions if desired.

Read more about this delicious cheese in our article and find out how it is made, where it comes from and what other recipes you can use it in!

A bowl full of creamy spread of cheese and sour cream decorated with chives and radish.

Tomatoes stuffed with cottage cheese

A light and healthy snack that everyone will like.

What will we need

  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar (preferably herbal)
  • 160 g Cottage
  • 60 g grated and drained cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


  • Cut off the top of the tomato and remove the core.
  • Scoop out 1/2 of the pulp to form a “bowl”.
  • Season the inside of the tomato shell with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Mix olive oil and vinegar. Combine it with cottage cheese, cucumbers, removed tomato pulp and
  • one tablespoon of chives.
  • Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Stuff the cheese mixture into the tomato shells and serve.
Fresh tomatoes stuffed with cheese and herbs.

Spaghetti alfredo with cheese

Make a low-calorie, smooth and creamy pasta sauce in 15 minutes using only cottage cheese, milk, garlic and a little cornmeal.

What will we need

  • 100 g of cottage cheese
  • 250 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon of dried garlic
  • 150 g of whole grain spaghetti
  • 25 g Parmesan (finely grated)
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • small bunch of parsley (coarsely chopped)


  • Place the cottage cheese, milk, cornmeal, garlic and a little spice in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour into the pan and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce to the consistency of cream.
  • Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water according to package directions, drain well, set some of the cooking water aside, then stir into the pan sauce with Parmesan and black pepper.
  • Mix well and add some of the reserved pasta water if the sauce is a little sticky.
  • Divide between plates and season with parsley.

Another Italian delicacy where you can use Cottage are these lasagna recipes !

Spaghetti covered in creamy cottage cheese sauce.

Cottage cheese cheesecake

Surprise with a healthy cake with cheese and Greek yogurt. It has a much higher protein content than classic cheesecake, but you won’t notice the difference.

What will we need

On the crust

  • 140 g of graham crackers
  • 50 g of powdered sugar
  • 85 g of melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the pie

  • 500 g Cottage
  • 200 g of Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 75 ml of maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of flour
  • ½ vanilla pod

For jam

  • 150 g of black currants
  • 100 g granulated sugar
  • 50 ml of water


  • Line the bottom of the mold with baking paper and grease the walls.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • For the crust, in a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Gently press the crust into the lined mold.
  • In a food processor or blender on low speed, blend the Cottage and Greek yogurt together until smooth.
  • Then add eggs, maple syrup and flour. Scrape the seeds out of the vanilla pod and mix into the cheesecake filling.
  • Pour everything into the mold on the prepared crust.
  • Bake in the oven for about 1 hour until the cheesecake is set.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, mix everything together to make the marmalade.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Leave to cool before pouring the jam on the cottage cheese cheesecake.

To make your filling for this recipe from Cottage really fluffy, you need a quality mixer. Check out ourreview of hand blenders and get the right one.

Crisp graham dough with fluffy cream cheese and currant sauce.

Cinnamon rolls from cheese dough

A cinnamon bun from Cottage and with a cookie texture, it’s easy to make in a food processor. Finally, it is glazed and complemented with maple and vanilla flavors that highlight the cinnamon and nuts.

What will we need

  • 160 g Cottage
  • 80 g of white yogurt
  • 60 g of sugar
  • 60 g butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 500 g of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

For filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 120 g chopped pecans
  • 80 g of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

For the glaze

  • 80 g of powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Mix the first 5 ingredients for the dough in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until the mixture forms a soft dough.
  • Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead 4-5 times.
  • Roll out the rectangle and brush it with butter.
  • Mix the pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the dough.
  • Roll the dough and cut it into 12 slices.
  • Place the rolls, cut side down, in a greased round baking dish.
  • Bake until golden, 20-25 minutes.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients and drizzle over the rolls. Serve warm.
A baking dish full of fluffy cinnamon rolls made from fresh cheese.

Why eat Cottage?

Cottage is a fermented food, so it usually contains probiotics.

If you’re not sure if a brand you like contains these beneficial bacteria, look for the word “cultured” on the label. Better still, find a label that includes the phrase “cultured after pasteurization”—meaning that the live cultures were not heated (and therefore destroyed) during the pasteurization process.

Cottage is high in protein and beats Greek yogurt by a hair: One cup (230 g) of low-fat Cottage contains about 24 grams of protein, while a cup of low-fat Greek yogurt contains about 20 grams of protein.

It’s worth noting that Cottage contains sodium, so look for no-salt-added or low-sodium brands.

Cottage is sold in full-fat (four percent), reduced-fat (two percent), low-fat (one percent) and fat-free varieties. Note that even the full-fat type has less than 5 grams of fat per 120g serving, so it’s much lower in fat than most other cheeses.

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