10 Delicious Ways to Eat Cottage Cheese

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

If you’ve ever wondered what to eat with cottage cheese, you may be surprised to know some of these tasty ways to eat cottage cheese to make your healthy snack a bit more interesting.

Different Ways to Eat Cottage Cheese

There are many questions about what to eat with cottage cheese, and some of the answers include fruit, adding it in your pancakes, blended with eggs, in morning smoothies, granola and honey, nut butter and as a savory spread, among many others.


Perhaps the most popular way of eating cottage cheese, there are dozens of fruits that can be mixed in with cottage cheese for a great snack, including peaches, oranges, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, pears, melon chunks or applesauce. The blend of sweet, savory and sour is a delight enjoyed around the world. [1]

Nut Butter

You can combine almond butter or peanut butter with cottage cheese and stir thoroughly. This will make for a creamier spread on toast or raw vegetables.


You can add cottage cheese to your pancake batter, and while the taste may be slightly different, they are equally delicious. More importantly, adding cottage cheese to your pancakes gives them a protein boost!


A young woman eating cottage cheese with a spoon in the kitchen

Cottage cheese can be eaten in salads. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Breakfast smoothies are growing in popularity, and cottage cheese is an excellent ingredient that can be poured in. Instead of Greek yogurt or almond milk, use 1/2 a cup of cottage cheese for a nutrient-dense addition to your morning routine.


Some people enjoy preparing scrambled eggs with cottage cheese. Instead of crumbling up some American cheese and waiting for it to melt on your eggs, stir in some cottage cheese, which will taste better, and also give you a concentrated dose of protein. [2]

Savory Spread

Mixing cottage cheese with some of your favorite spices or herbs can be a unique savory spread served with toast or crackers. Some of the best options include garlic salt, turmeric, chili flakes, oregano, dill or rosemary, which can then be spread on any number of things.


If you are making a white-sauce pasta, or even a red-sauce dish, you can stir some of the cottage cheese into the finished product. The curds will become creamy and rich, improving the texture, flavor, and cheesiness of your meal.

Granola and Honey

Rather than adding granola, fruit, and honey to yogurt, try blending them into cottage cheese instead. A particularly popular recipe involves whole-grain granola and a drizzle of honey over a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. [3]


If you are wondering what to eat with cottage cheese, look no further than salmon or tuna. You can use a small amount of cottage cheese as a spread or dip for these types of fish, rather than tartar sauce or mayonnaise.

Sour Cream Substitute

If you are trying to watch your weight, you can whip cottage cheese and add a bit of water to improve the texture. At this point, it becomes a healthier form of sour cream and can be used in various meals as a topping or ingredient. [4]

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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