Looking for a cottage cheese recipe? Cottage cheese may be well-regarded for its high calcium content, but this is just one of several nutrients that make it worth adding to your diet. It is also a great source of vitamin B12, which plays an important role in preventing anemia.

Other nutrients in cottage cheese include:

• Potassium
• Phosphorus
• Selenium
• Vitamin A

A one-cup serving of low-fat cottage cheese contains:

• 185 calories
• 25 grams of protein
• 2.7 total grams of fat (1.4 grams saturated fat)
• 11 grams of carbohydrates
• 0 grams of fiber
• 9 grams of sugar
• 136 mgs potassium

Potential Health Benefits of Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is an excellent source of calcium, which plays an important role in maintaining bone health. People who get more calcium are less likely to develop osteoporosis.

Cottage cheese also can provide:

• Blood sugar management.

Cottage cheese has a limited impact on blood glucose levels, especially compared to other low-fat dairy products. For people with type 2 diabetes, this makes it a great alternative to other cheeses.

• Muscle recovery.

Research suggests that people who eat protein-rich bedtime snacks like cottage cheese enjoy better muscle quality and higher metabolism. The high protein content in cottage cheese comes mostly from casein, which — because it’s slowly absorbed — can build muscle just as well as whey protein.

• Thyroid health.

Cottage cheese is an excellent source of selenium, an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in how your thyroid works. So it may be helpful for those with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease.

Cottage Cheese Recipe:

Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

This bowl is the perfect breakfast or post-workout meal. It feels sizable and satisfying, with all of the texture and flavor I want. It gives me a healthy sweet fix, all with a great balance of macros.


• 1/4 cup low fat Knudsen cottage cheese
• ¼ cup Dannon Light and Fit vanilla Greek yogurt great macros- but my new favorite with no artificial sweeteners is their “Two Good” brand. (You’ll shave off like 6 carbs.)
• 1/4 cup diced apples
• 1/4 cup diced peaches
• 1/4 cup diced strawberries
• 1/4 cup blueberries
• 1/8 cup favorite granola I use Purely Elizabeth because I’m OBSESSED with it.
• 1 tsp natural peanut butter drizzled on top
• Dash of cinnamon


1. Stir together yogurt and cottage cheese
2. Top with fruit, then granola, then drizzle with peanut butter
3. Enjoy!

Nutrition (1 bowl)

Calories: 275kcal
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 21g
Fat: 9g

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