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Oct 23, 2006 06:33 PM

What to eat with cottage cheese?

Help! I'm in a cottage cheese rut. I find myself only eating it with apples, a drizzle of honey, and some cinnamon. What's your favorite way to eat it?

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  1. Here's a link to a prior threads on this topic, to get you started:

    My favorite is to put a little salt, cracked pepper and lemon juice on top.

    1. Cantaloupe. Sounds wierd but it is so delicious. Just cut one in half, remove the seeds, fill the hole with cottage cheese and dig in.

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      1. re: Morton the Mousse

        Not so weird... I have been eating this since I was a kid. When I was a lifeguard at a pool club in college, all the women ate that for lunch as a diet item. I eat it becuase it is delicious, especially now that I am pregnant, cottage cheese with everything. :-)

        On pasta, preferably wide egg noodles
        On toast with cinnamon (need to toast, top and then toast again) YUM!
        With cut up bananas (maybe with a bit of strawberry jam)
        With cut up peaches (you can use the dole fruit cups, too)

        1. re: Michele4466

          ahhh, the memories. that was one of my favorite summer breakfasts as a kid. i remember it was always on the menu as the 'diet plate' at the diner.

        2. re: Morton the Mousse

          that sounds so delicous. will definitely give this a try! it's been awhile, but I always used to make tuna salad and then stuff it into a cantaloupe half, and drizzle with a touch of ranch dressing.

          1. re: Morton the Mousse

            I was going to suggest something simular: cottage cheese with papaya. I find that to be a delcious combo and the duo needs nothing else but a spoon and mouth.

            1. re: Morton the Mousse

              Add me to the list of canraloupe with cottage cheese. One of the few things I ate at the cafeteria in college. I hate to admit it but another favorite was canned peaches in heavy syrup as well.

              Kids love it on pasta

              1. re: jfood

                ditto the canned peaches. My gramma used to give it to me when I was a kid. I don't eat canned stuff anymore (or cottage cheese), but I remember that combo tasted really good.

                1. re: lisa13

                  Cottage cheese with canned peaches, Splenda, and FiberOne. I know. It sounds like something you'd spoonfeed Great-Aunt Edna. But if you mix it up and let it sit, it gets to be all puddingy...mmm.

                  1. re: BrunchOrBust

                    Funny! I like cottage cheese with splenda, fiber one and cinamon. I like the idea of the peaches too, though!

                    1. re: BrunchOrBust

                      I don't do Splenda anymore. I used to love it but once I went off it for a while I really started noticing the aftertaste. Not so good.

                      1. re: BrunchOrBust

                        Ditto on the peaches and Fiber One! I like to put a bit of peanut butter in the cottage cheese, too.
                        -Sometimes I'll have it savory style with hot and spicy nuts, jalepeno olives, grape tomatoes, a little basalmic vinegar, tobasco sauce and pepper.
                        -Mashed boiled carrots/sweet potato/pumpkin with some honey and pumpkin pie spice is tasty fall treat.
                        -Cottage cheese with Peanut Butter and Co.'s Dark Chocolate PB with glazed walnuts and banana is amazing,

                      2. re: lisa13

                        Definitely with canned peaches--my go-to dinner when I have a headache but I enjoy it even more without the darn headache. Mostly I like it plain, washed down with a glass of orange juice--even better when I have some buttered rye toast.

                        1. re: Kate is always hungry

                          Canned pears for me. Occasionally, I find canned pears with light ginger syrup. That's really yummy with cottage cheese.

                          1. re: Leepa

                            Peaches or pears for me. But I do remember my dad used to make a nice white mound of cottage cheese look black with pepper!

                    2. re: Morton the Mousse

                      yes! cottage cheese and then I sprinkle roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds on top . . . a little crunch a little sweet, a little salty from the cottage cheese - perfect!


                      1. re: Morton the Mousse

                        My favorite warm weather diet breakfast or lunch!

                      2. with peanut butter in a crisp lettuce leaf

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                        1. re: Infomaniac

                          Holy cow! Someone else who likes cottage cheese and peanut butter! I never thought about it in a lettuce leaf. I always ate it on bread, but come to think of it, peanut butter and lettuce was an old favorite of mine. Thanks for the idea Infomaniac!

                          1. re: diablo

                            Three parts cottage cheese topped with two parts peanut butter topped with one part of jelly and finally some wheat germ over it all. I had this at a cafe in Las Vegas about 25 yeras ago and they named it with a name having to do with energy. I have made it myself several times a year ever since minus the wheat germ. Wheat germ is not something I usually have around the kitchen. Come to think of it flax seed might be a good topping over this little mountain of food.

                            1. re: JeetJet

                              ooh, sounds great!

                              i can't eat wheat, so the first place my brain went for a wheat germ substitute was ground flax. i eat cottage cheese and peanut butter pretty much every day, but never together...until now. i'm trying this for breakfast tomorrow. i'll just have to decide which flavor of preserves to use...

                              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                I haven't read through all 238 replies on this thread, so I don't know if this has been mentioned, but you can put your cottage cheese and peanut butter on top of a baked (nuked) sweet potato. Good.

                              2. re: JeetJet

                                The latest 'seed' is the chia. Maybe that'd be good, too. Over thinner fettucini type pasta? with Italian dressing and maybe some green beans or asparagus?

                                1. re: Tequilasunr1se

                                  not so sure it's be good. Chia is very tiny like poppy seed and when it gets wet, it gets very mucilaginous. Gritty and slimy in one bite...

                                  1. re: toodie jane

                                    mucilage is how it sticks to the chia pet.

                                    mmm, yum!

                                    1. re: toodie jane

                                      not at all, not even if it's already ground. that all seems to happen a tad later. :-)

                              3. re: Infomaniac

                                Speaking of lettuce, I do love it on a crisp lettuce salad! =)

                              4. Don't like c.c. much but, occasionally - usually savory - A little green onion, crunchy snow peas, shredded carrots, cucumber slices, green or black olives - any or all of these.. When sweet, I'll add a little raspberry jam and fresh raspberrys if I have them. My mother and brother always loved with canned peaches or pineapple. :) KQ

                                1. tomato aspic (home-made)
                                  canned pineapple tidbits