Cottage Cheese Snack Ideas

May 19, 2024   70 Comments

A cottage cheese snack can be a perfect way to make it to the next meal. But cottage cheese is so boring on its own!

Cottage Cheese Snack Ideas

What can you do with it? Toss some stuff in it! You have to love the nutritional profile of cottage cheese as it is a low calorie way to get some protein.

My favorite is 2% fat cottage cheese.

The nutrition facts for 1/2 cup:

90 calories, 2.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 5 g carbohydrates, 4 g sugar, 13 g protein, 0 g fiber, 350 mg sodium, 2 Purple, 2 Blue, 2 Green WW SmartPts

When you go to choose cottage cheese at the grocery store there are about one million options (country, 0% fat, 4% fat, no sodium…..)

I would love to hear from cottage cheese lovers what they choose. I tend to stay with the same thing but I am open to new ideas. I have tried some products that were “pre-flavored” and I hated them. For me, mixing in something fresh makes a cottage cheese snack a great snack.

My favorite waffle recipe incorporates cottage cheese - see cottage cheese waffle recipe.

You can go either sweet or savory with cottage cheese. I believe the simplest option here is black pepper. Just grind some black pepper and stuff it in your mouth.

I also think cottage cheese is great in the summer when we all start to look for something cold. Can it stop you from eating ice cream? Maybe! Why not give it a try?

  • raisins and cinnamon
  • black pepper
  • jam or jelly
  • Mrs. Dash and tomato
  • pineapple chunks
  • pesto
  • applesauce
  • chopped nuts
  • canned peaches or pears
  • WASA crackers, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes
  • apple butter
  • garlic powder and green peppers
  • salted sunflower seeds
  • cantaloupe
  • strawberries and blueberries

What is your favorite cottage cheese snack? Which brand/type of cottage cheese do you buy? Thanks for sharing!!

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In South Africa we have a Pick n Pay store (similar to Trader Joe's) that has their own brand of cottage cheese. I buy the smooth plain fat free one. I like to make cloud bread, there are lots of recipes online for it. I also mix in some sweetener and/or carob powder and freeze it in ice cream moulds. If you leave it out for 5 mins before eating, its exactly like ice cream.

I love to buy fat free cottage cheese and add a freshly chopped mango. Nice afternoon treat!

0% fat cottage cheese with fresh blueberries and a dash of cinnamon is my favorite way to eat it. My daughter likes it plain or with a scoop of sugar free jelly,

I mix mine with grated carrot and chopped apple for a good salad or snack.

I love Fat-free or 2% cottage cheese with watermelon. I have to watch my salt intake, so the saltiness of the cottage cheese helps me not miss salt on the watermelon. So this is good for summer.

In winter I like crisp red grapes with cottage cheese. I eat this often for lunch at work and instead of ice cream while watching tv at night.

Actually, any fruit and cottage cheese is so good!

One of my favorite ways to enjoy cottage cheese is with cinnamon and chopped apple. Sometimes I add a few walnuts too. So good!

I like it with berries and granola for breakfast.

I like cottage cheese with Everything but the Bagel seasoning, very flavorful.

A cold juicy orange with cottage cheese...yum!

For lunch; cottage cheese mixed with tuna... I know it sounds crazy but the two compliment each other and they are very nutritious

We eat cottage cheese with our eggs or plain with pepper

I eat lentil curry ( think daal) with cottage cheese. My mom used to make lasagna using cottage cheese instead of ricotta and now that's the only way I make it. I actually think ricotta is gross. Toast with marinara and cottage cheese is also a win!

I eat cottage cheese almost every day. I’m very picky on the brand. My favorites are Good Culture and Trader Joe’s. I like it with chopped tomato, s&p, a little basil, and some feta sprinkled on. I like with any fruit. Sometimes I use it in place of salad dressing. I love the tuna idea and I’m going to give that a try!

Don't like sweet flavoring with my cottage cheese. Ever since I accidently mixed them at the salad bar, sunflower seeds mixed with my cottage is my favorite!

Knudsen low fat!! How I miss it; can't seem to find it where I live. Daisy is a close second. Love it with any fresh fruit or eggs or tomatoes. Thanks for the reminders of how good it can be!

As one person mentioned above mango and organic Trader Joes cottage cheese is one of my favorites. But my in-laws who are from Nava, Mexico eat cottage cheese with fresh made beans. I am now loving that too!

I really like the Lucerne brand of FF cottage cheese, it is the creamiest ff I've had. For savory I like it with salsa. The blueberries way is also a standard for me as is in season melons. But my daughter who is also a WW uses frozen peas, cold hard boiled egg mixes it in morning and takes it to work for her lunch. It's very tasty, I have to admit to have it for breakfast I make it the night before, then in morning add a tsp of lite mayo. Very good. Of course season it with pepper or smoked paprika.

I love Daisy cottage cheese, too. I like to use a bit of S&P on it then add blueberries and almond slivers. Or add tomatoes. Most any fruit is good but cantaloupe is my fav with cottage cheese.

I add a squirt or two of Italian salad dressing and S&P. Ummm! May have to go get some!

I also like Daisy doesn't have any weird ingredients.

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