How to Cook Cottage Cheese Recipes

Cottage cheese is delicious and packed with protein. But did you know you can incorporate it into all kinds of recipes to add texture and creaminess? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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
  • Equipment:
  • Food processor

Step 1 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.

Step 2 Make pesto 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.

Step 3 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.

Step 4 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.

Step 5 Replace ricotta in lasagna Try replacing the ricotta called for in your lasagna recipe with cottage cheese, for a healthier, lower-cost alternative. Enjoy!

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