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Macro Friendly Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese (High Protein)

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If you're looking to elevate your breakfast game or create a satisfying brunch option, you've come to the right place. This recipe offers a delightful twist on traditional scrambled eggs, infusing them with a rich and velvety texture that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

When it comes to breakfast, eggs have always reigned supreme, and for good reason. They are versatile, easy to prepare, and packed with essential nutrients. But why settle for ordinary when you can transform your morning routine with a touch of cottage cheese? The addition of this simple ingredient elevates the humble scrambled eggs to new heights, creating a dish that is not only delicious but also packed with protein and calcium.

Scrambled eggs with cottage cheese is the perfect marriage of light and fluffy eggs and the luscious creaminess of cottage cheese. The combination creates a delectable texture that will have you coming back for seconds. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is a breeze to make!


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3 Reasons Why You Will Love This Recipe

  1. Creamy Texture: The addition of cottage cheese takes traditional scrambled eggs to a whole new level of creaminess. As the cottage cheese melts and blends with the eggs, it creates a luxurious texture that is simply irresistible. Each bite is light, fluffy, and velvety, making every mouthful a delightful experience. The creamy texture adds a touch of indulgence to your breakfast or brunch, making it a truly satisfying and comforting dish.
  2. Nutritional Boost: This recipe provides a nutritious start to your day! Eggs are an excellent source of protein, packed with essential amino acids that support muscle growth and repair. Cottage cheese adds an additional protein punch, making this dish even more satisfying and filling. Moreover, cottage cheese is also a good source of calcium, contributing to strong bones and teeth!
  3. Versatility and Customization: One of the great things about this recipe is its versatility. While it shines on its own, you can also customize it to suit your preferences and experiment with various flavor combinations. Add a handful of fresh herbs like chives or parsley for a burst of freshness, or incorporate diced vegetables such as bell peppers or mushrooms to add extra texture and nutrition. Whether you're a fan of spices or prefer a milder taste, you can easily adapt this recipe to create your own signature version. The possibilities are endless, ensuring that this dish will always keep you excited for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • Eggs: Choose fresh, high-quality eggs for the best flavor and texture. Eggs are the star ingredient of this recipe, providing a rich and protein-packed base for the scrambled eggs.
  • Cottage Cheese: Opt for creamy and smooth cottage cheese to add a luscious and velvety texture to the eggs. Cottage cheese brings a hint of tanginess and a delightful creaminess that perfectly complements the eggs. I like Good Culture cottage cheese because it is high quality and contains live and active cultures!
  • Salt and Pepper: Season the scrambled eggs with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to enhance the flavors. These simple seasonings help to bring out the natural taste of the eggs and cottage cheese.

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk 
  • Medium pan 
  • Spatula

How to Make Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk the mixture together until well blended.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the egg mixture to the pan.
  3. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, gently scrape the sides of the pan as the eggs begin to cook. Continue stirring and scraping the sides intermittently to ensure even cooking and prevent sticking.
  4. Cook the scrambled eggs until they reach your desired level of doneness, typically around 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and transfer the scrambled eggs to a serving plate or bowl.
  5. Serve the scrambled eggs with cottage cheese while still hot, and enjoy the creamy and flavorful dish as a satisfying breakfast or brunch option!

Swaps or Alternatives

Here are some alternatives or swaps that you can make based on dietary needs and preferences:

  • Dairy-Free Option: If you're lactose intolerant or following a dairy-free diet, you can replace the cottage cheese with dairy-free alternatives such as tofu, mashed avocado, or a plant-based cheese substitute. These options will provide a creamy texture and add flavor to your scrambled eggs.
  • Vegan Option: For a completely plant-based version, substitute the eggs with scrambled tofu. Use firm tofu, crumbled and seasoned with spices like turmeric, nutritional yeast, and black salt to mimic the flavor and texture of scrambled eggs. You can still add the cottage cheese alternative mentioned above for added creaminess.
  • Seasoning Variations: Experiment with different seasonings to enhance the taste of your scrambled eggs. Instead of salt and pepper, you can try adding smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, or dried herbs like thyme or rosemary to infuse unique flavors into the dish.

Quick Tip(s)

Here are three tips and tricks to make the scrambled eggs with cottage cheese recipe easier and turn out better:

  • Preparing the Ingredients in Advance: To streamline the cooking process, pre-crack the eggs and whisk them in a bowl before starting to cook. This way, you can ensure that all the eggs are well combined and ready to be poured into the pan when needed. 
  • Using Low Heat and Gentle Stirring: To achieve a creamy and fluffy texture for the scrambled eggs, it's important to cook them over low to medium heat. This slower cooking method allows for even heat distribution and prevents the eggs from becoming rubbery. Be sure to stir the eggs gently, scraping the sides of the pan, to ensure even cooking and to avoid any sticking or burning.
  • Adjusting the Cooking Time: The cooking time for scrambled eggs can vary depending on personal preferences and stove heat levels. It's essential to keep a close eye on the eggs while cooking and adjust the time accordingly. For a softer, more custard-like texture, remove the eggs from the heat when they are slightly runny. If you prefer a firmer texture, cook them a bit longer until fully set. Remember that residual heat will continue to cook the eggs after they are removed from the stove, so it's better to slightly undercook them than to overcook them.

FAQ’s

Can I use different types of cheese instead of cottage cheese?

Absolutely! While cottage cheese provides a unique creamy texture, you can experiment with other types of cheese such as cheddar, feta, or goat cheese. Keep in mind that different cheeses will impart different flavors and textures to the scrambled eggs, so feel free to get creative and find your favorite combination.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Scrambled eggs are best enjoyed fresh and right after cooking to maintain their creamy texture. However, if you need to make them ahead of time, you can prepare the scrambled eggs slightly undercooked and reheat them gently on low heat when you're ready to serve. Keep in mind that reheating may alter the texture slightly, so they may not be as fluffy as freshly made scrambled eggs.

How can I make the scrambled eggs healthier?

To make the scrambled eggs healthier, you can incorporate more vegetables into the dish. Consider adding diced bell peppers, onions, spinach, or mushrooms to boost the nutritional value. Additionally, using cooking oil or butter in moderation and opting for a non-stick pan can help reduce the overall fat content.

Can I freeze leftover scrambled eggs with cottage cheese?

It is generally not recommended to freeze scrambled eggs with cottage cheese. Freezing can cause changes in texture and may result in a watery consistency when thawed. It's best to enjoy the scrambled eggs fresh or store any leftovers in the refrigerator for a day or two.

cottage cheese scrambled eggs

Macro Friendly Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs (High Protein)

Jessie Hulsey
These fluffy scrambled eggs combined with velvety cottage cheese create a delightful combination of flavors and textures. Quick and easy to make, this recipe is perfect for a wholesome breakfast or a lazy brunch that will leave you wanting more.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 163 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • Medium pan
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese, skim
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, cottage cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk the mixture together until well blended.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the egg mixture to the pan.
  • Using a spatula or wooden spoon, gently scrape the sides of the pan as the eggs begin to cook. Continue stirring and scraping the sides intermittently to ensure even cooking and prevent sticking.
  • Cook the scrambled eggs until they reach your desired level of doneness, typically around 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and transfer the scrambled eggs to a serving plate or bowl.
  • Serve the scrambled eggs with cottage cheese while still hot, and enjoy the creamy and flavorful dish as a satisfying breakfast or brunch option!

Notes

Feel free to adjust the amount of cottage cheese according to your preference. Add more for a richer and creamier texture or reduce it if you prefer a milder flavor.
Don't overcook the eggs as they can become dry. It's best to remove them from the heat while they are still slightly runny as they will continue to cook from the residual heat.
Nutrition information may vary depending on brands and ingredients used.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 1.5gProtein: 16.1gFat: 10.1g
Keyword cottage cheese, high protein, macro friendly
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