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Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Taco Bowls

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Taco Bowls made with cottage cheese

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High in protein, cheesy, and oh-so-satisfying, our Cottage Cheese Taco Bowls are the perfect macro-friendly lunch or dinner. We love these simple bowls for meal prepping and they can be enjoyed hot or cold!

I love simple recipes that pack in a ton of protein. And our cottage cheese recipes have been some of the most popular recipes we’ve published! Who knew cottage cheese could be such a super ingredient? If you like cottage cheese recipes, take a look at some of our other recipes that feature cottage cheese:

Cottage Cheese Alfredo
Cottage Cheese Oatmeal
Cottage Cheese Chicken Parm Bowl
Buffalo Chicken Pasta With Cottage Cheese

3 Reasons Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It’s High Protein, Low Calories

Especially when it comes to fat loss, having high-protein, low-calorie meals at the ready is especially helpful. Our Cottage Cheese Taco Bowls contain a whopping 46g of protein per serving while remaining low in calories, making this an ideal meal for those with weight loss goals.

It’s Full of Flavor

We season the ground beef in this recipe with taco seasoning to bring it to life with that zesty taco flavor we all know and love. Then we mellow things out with smooth, creamy cheese. It’s an incredible flavor combo!

It’s Ready in 20 Minutes or Less

Who has time to make fancy, time-consuming recipes on the regular? Not me! This recipe is ready to serve in 20 minutes or less, but if you put this together as a meal prep recipe, you’ll have a pre-made dinner that’s ready to eat in about 2 minutes flat!

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Taco Bowls made with cottage cheese

Cottage Cheese Taco Bowl

With 46g of protein per bowl and so much flavor, our Cottage Cheese Taco Bowls are going to be your new favorite meal prep recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 341 kcal


  • 1 Spatula
  • 4 Meal prep containers
  • 1 Measuring cups and spoons


  • 1 lb Lean ground beef I used 96/4
  • 1 cup Low fat cottage cheese I used Good Culture
  • 1 packet Low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 8 tbsp. Salsa
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese Reduced fat
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Optional toppings: more cheese, jalapenos, peppers, onions, avocado, sour cream, shredded lettuce


  • Heat skillet over medium heat, spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add ground beef, break it up into small pieces and add taco seasoning.
  • Allow ground beef to cook until no longer pink. Set to the side to let cool.
  • In 4 meal prep containers, add ¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese, 2 tbsp. Salsa, and ¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese to each bowl. Add ¼ cooked ground beef to each bowl.
  • If saving for later, place airtight lid on each bowl and store in refrigerator for up to 5 day.
  • When ready to serve, remove from refrigerator, microwave on high for 60-90 seconds, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Mix everything together, add any additional toppings, and enjoy!


Serving size = 1/4 recipe
If you do not wish to meal prep all 4 of the bowls fully at once, you can prep the ground beef and place in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Once ready, assemble bowls one at a time by following the same instructions above.
Feel free to eat your Cottage Cheese Taco Bowls cold if you prefer!


Calories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 46gFat: 16g
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