If you feel like cottage cheese has suddenly become the hottest ingredient in the recipe space, you’re not wrong. Cottage cheese seems to be everywhere these days, even in places where we’d never imagine we’d see it (Ice cream?! Smoothies?! Cookie dough?!).
I’ll be honest, I was skeptical to join in on this trend as I hadn’t eaten cottage cheese since I was a kid. One day I decided it was gross and just never looked back. Thankfully, I took a chance and started eating and cooking with cottage cheese, and whoa - the hype is real! I’ve seen and made more high-protein cottage cheese recipes over the last year that have blown my mind!
In this post, I’m sharing 15 of my favorite high-protein cottage cheese recipes that will help you hit your protein goal, enjoy nourishing foods, and, hopefully, fall in love with cottage cheese.
15 of My Favorite, Great Tasting, High-Protein Cottage Cheese Recipes
1. High Protein Egg White Breakfast Bake With Cottage Cheese
Let’s start with something tame, shall we? It’s not too far-fetched to imagine a savory breakfast casserole containing cottage cheese, and this one is so good! With 20g of protein and only 132 calories per serving, it’s quite possibly one of the most macro-friendly cottage cheese recipes out there! Plus, it’s perfect for meal prepping and very customizable.
2. High Protein Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese
Keeping along the same lines as our breakfast casserole, our High Protein Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese recipe is the kind of breakfast that you could whip up effortlessly every day and know that you’re packing in a ton of nutrition first thing. This recipe is so easy, but honestly, brilliant! Once you start adding cottage cheese to your eggs, you’ll never look back.
3. Cottage Cheese Chicken Parm Bowl
Chicken Parm is a classic Italian dish, but it’s also usually pretty high in fats and carbs and the protein side of things is usually a little lopsided. But not our single-serve Cottage Cheese Chicken Parm Bowl! This recipe is so quick and easy to assemble that it makes the perfect weekday lunch or simple dinner. But the 46g of protein is the real MVP for this dish.
4. Edible Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen or heard about the viral cottage cheese cookie dough trend. We were so intrigued that we decided to make our own! With 15g of protein per serving, this is the kind of cookie dough recipe that you can enjoy guilt-free while also making strides towards your goals. And I promise, you won’t taste the cottage cheese in this!
5. Buffalo Chicken Pasta With Cottage Cheese
Our Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Cottage Cheese dish has been one of our most popular recipes to date, and for good reason, it’s absolutely delicious! One thing that I love about macros is that we can enjoy all kinds of foods, including pasta! Thanks to the inclusion of cottage cheese, this Buffalo Chicken Pasta serves up a whopping 33g of protein per serving making this classic comfort dish a must-have in your dinner rotation.
6. Cottage Cheese Alfredo Sauce
If you’re a fan of Alfredo sauce, listen up, because we have the most epic Alfredo sauce recipe to share with you! Our simple, cottage cheese-based pasta sauce recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and a quick spin in the blender. At nearly 10g of protein per serving, you’ll be pouring this sauce on everything from pasta to broccoli.
7. BBQ Ranch Chicken Bowl
When you need a quick lunch or dinner that drives your protein intake up in a fast and easy fashion, look no further than our BBQ Ranch Chicken Bowl. Packed with 42g of high-quality protein from cottage cheese and chicken breast, this deliciously satisfying, belly-warming bowl is a community favorite.
8. Mini No-Bake Berry Cheesecake
Cottage cheese, cheesecake… makes sense, right? If you’re skeptical, do me a favor and give this recipe a try, and then report back because I’m willing to bet that our Berry Cheesecakes will provide you with a very pleasant surprise. Each mini cheesecake has 22g of protein and they’re bursting with rich cheesecake and sweet berry flavors.
9. Copycat Wendy’s Frosty
Cottage cheese in a protein shake is one of the best-kept secrets in the food world! But we’re spilling the beans because we want everyone to get the chance to try our smooth, creamy, thick Copycat Wendy’s Frosty that just so happens to contain a total of 28g of protein thanks to the inclusion of not just protein powder but also, you guessed it, cottage cheese!
10. Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl
This might be one of our simplest, most straightforward high-protein cottage cheese recipes, but don’t let its simplicity fool you, it’s insanely delicious and very satisfying. Cottage cheese is a smooth, savory flavor, but we sweetened it up with the velvety goodness of maple syrup and the tangy sweetness of blueberries to deliver an irresistible flavor combination that creates an exceptional breakfast experience.
11. Oreo Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Cottage Cheese ice cream might be one of the biggest trends over the last year. Many of us were skeptics, but when we took the plunge and tried it, our minds were blown. Take our Oreo Cottage Cheese Ice Cream which contains 19g of protein per serving and tastes like real ice cream, for example. This recipe is simple to make and offers a healthier, more macro-balanced approach to eating ice cream.
12. Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Traditional pancakes are pretty carb-heavy, so we beefed up our favorite pancake recipe with more protein using protein powder + a nice serving of cottage cheese. These pancakes are everything you want from your favorite breakfast indulgence and then some! Fluffy, flavorful, and macro-friendly, what more could you ask for?
13. Egg White Breakfast Bites
These meal-prepped egg white breakfast bites include egg whites, cottage cheese, and juicy turkey sausage to deliver 29g of protein to get your day started on a strong foot. The cottage cheese in this recipe melds right in, enhancing the flavor profile while beefing up the nutritional benefits.
14. Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a fan favorite when it comes to easy, grab-and-go breakfast options, and this overnight oats recipe includes our favorite powerhouse protein ingredient, cottage cheese! Between the cottage cheese, greek yogurt, and protein powder, you’ll have yourself a breakfast that will not only give you long-lasting energy, but you’ll enjoy every spoonful of it, too!
15. Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wrap With Cottage Cheese
I may have saved one of the best for last here because our High Protein Buffalo Chicken Wrap is loaded with protein from cottage cheese and chicken breast. This recipe is perfect for a quick, macro-friendly lunch or a hearty, protein-packed dinner. Our community has loved this recipe since day 1 and we know it’ll be one of your favorites, too!
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