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Get the party started right with these easy-to-prepare snacks and appetizers.
You Will Need
- 3 c. cottage cheese
- 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
- Assorted vegetables
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 c. fresh basil
- 1 tbsp. nonfat plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
- 1/3 c. chopped onion
- 1/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
- 3 eggs
- 6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- Food processor
Do a dip
Do a dip made of cottage cheese by combining 1/2 cup of the cottage cheese with the lemon pepper. Use any veggies you like as dippers.
Make pesto with the cottage cheese. Put the garlic and basil in a food processor until everything is finely chopped. Add 1 cup of the cottage cheese, the yogurt, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper and blend until the pesto is smooth and creamy. Use it as a pasta sauce or a spread for sandwiches.
Try a savory pancake
Try a savory pancake. Cook the onion, 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper, and 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over low heat until the onion is golden brown. Transfer everything from the pan to a bowl and add 1 1/2 cups of cottage cheese, the eggs, flour, 1/4 cup of butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Then whisk everything to combine.
Cook the pancakes
Brush a nonstick skillet with butter and heat it over medium heat. Cook the pancakes by scooping 1/8 cup of the batter per pancake. Cook each side for one to two minutes, or until the sides are golden brown.
Replace ricotta in lasagna
Try replacing the ricotta called for in your lasagna recipe with cottage cheese, for a healthier, lower-cost alternative. Enjoy!