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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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    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. :-)

        Also:
        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!

                      GG
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                      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

                                    1. As a treat, I'll chop a tiny piece of candied ginger and mix it into a serving of cottage cheese. If you have low-fat cottage cheese with pineapple already in it, this is even better!

                                      1. Cottage Cheese with a ranch-like seasoning mixed in makes a good dip for veggies.

                                          1. re: PeterL

                                            hey me too. half cottage cheese, half vanilla yogurt mixed up. makes the yogurt not so sweet and the cottage cheese not so salty.

                                            1. This is probably the weirdest suggestion yet...but am I the only person out there who loves mixing cottage cheese and tunafish??

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                                              1. re: 104manhattanite

                                                You're not alone. One summer I stayed at a University that rented out dorms but was actually closed for the summer. So we had no access to the communal kitchens, and no central meal plan. We ate this almost every night:

                                                -romaine lettuce
                                                -drained canned tuna
                                                -drained canned corn
                                                -cottage cheese
                                                -Italian dressing out of a bottle

                                                I lost about 5 pounds inadvertently, and it was actually a tasty salad. Every time I think about it I kind of want to make it.

                                                1. re: Pei

                                                  @ Pei
                                                  That actually sounds delicious. I'll have to try it.

                                                2. re: 104manhattanite

                                                  I also love this combo, especially on top of a garden salad with italian dressing. Delicous!

                                                  1. re: 104manhattanite

                                                    This is an old Weight Watchers' trick. Forty some years ago, the diet plan did not allow any fat (mayonaise) so they used cottage cheese.

                                                  2. On sliced whole wheat bread I spread cottage cheese and sliced strawberries for lunch. Yum!

                                                    1. I agree with many of the above suggestions like yogurt, etc., chopped chives mixed in and eat the next day when flavors have mixed in is very tasty, of course pineapple chunks or mandarin oranges are good. mix in a little butter milk is also good. When I was a kid I used to take a spoonful of mashed potatoes with cottage cheese, it sounds wierd but tasted good. If in a decadent mood mix a little mayonaise with it the flavors seem to compliment each other.

                                                      1. cottage cheese and any sliced fruit. or a little bit of jelly/jam mixed in and put on toast. OR we used to make fun of my mother for this - cottage cheese and sour cream with scallions, cucumber, radishes (maybe one more item). but i had a little sour cream left and mixed it in and added fruit, i have to say it was really good.

                                                          1. re: bogie

                                                            I'm also a hot sauce person. I prefer Srirachi due to it's thickness, though. I started with Crystal. That has been my go-to diet lunch: Breakstone Live Active Cottage Cheese with 2 tsp of Sriracha and a green salad.

                                                          2. I like cinnamon on my cottage cheese too. I'm glad I read this thread too, because I've often gotten strange looks from others when I do this.

                                                            1. cottage cheese room temp topped with fresh Bartletts and English walnuts.

                                                              1. Good ripe tomatoes and lots of fresh pepper.

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                                                                1. re: mudster

                                                                  Salsa is good on cottage cheese, also ( a little strange) dip a spoonful of cottage cheese into your cup of hot pea soup, enjoy together, it's tasty!

                                                                  1. re: blue room

                                                                    Not that strange, I also enjoy this pairing and it's not uncommon, I've visited many cheemaking families in Mexico and they eat salsa with just about everything including with crema fresca, and a strange hybrid of buttermilk and cottage cheese, almost akin to yogurt by the name of hokoki or hocoque(spelling ?) which they mix with salsa and scoop up with tortilla pieces.

                                                                  2. re: mudster

                                                                    My favorite is Trader Joe's non fat c.c. with cherry tomatoes and lots of fresh pepper.

                                                                    I've also dumped a pile of leftover bruschetta mix on top of a bowl of c.c. and it was amazing.

                                                                    1. re: mudster

                                                                      I agree...also add a handful of home-made potato chips.

                                                                      1. re: GeekVanessa

                                                                        Ooh I love cottage cheese with potato chips!

                                                                      2. re: mudster

                                                                        cool cottage cheese and warm ripe tomatoes, with pepper and salt is divine.....
                                                                        mmmm,... i think i'll go get some right now

                                                                        1. re: jerrywes

                                                                          i hope those tomatoes are home-grown! otherwise, the faux-matos they sell in stores are so disheartening!

                                                                          ps, try lawrey's seasoned salt with your combo, if you want a little kick.

                                                                          1. re: alkapal

                                                                            Well, the ones in the stores have to be bred so that they will still be edible when they get to the market. So many of the fine garden tomatoes are too fragile to ship.

                                                                          2. re: jerrywes

                                                                            DITTO, DITTO, DITTO, DITTO,
                                                                            and all by itself with fresh ground black pepper

                                                                            I also love it with canned mixxed fruit

                                                                            1. re: howie521

                                                                              Hi... My long dead father who was raised on New York's lower east side used to make us what he called Spring Garden Salad. It was cottage cheese (Breakstones or Friendship) with sliced green onions, radishes, chopped/seeded cucumber and fresh dill. I love it still.

                                                                              1. re: debbypo

                                                                                debbypo, that salad sounds so refreshing for summer, too!

                                                                                1. re: debbypo

                                                                                  Hey! My Grampa did that, and Gramma Mimi called it Farmer's Salad. Sometimes she served it with sour cream, salt and pepper. Delicious.

                                                                                  1. re: debbypo

                                                                                    I grew up on "Spring Salad" as we'll, and from the same general area. I add tomatoes now, but it's the same basic dish. YUM!!!!!!

                                                                              2. re: mudster

                                                                                mmm, sliced garden 'maters and Lawry's seasoned salt with CC. My Nanny (aka Great Grandma) would give me this as a snack after school. To this day, I buy Lawry's pretty much for the sole purpose of sprinkling on cottage cheese and tomatoes.

                                                                              3. I've been eating a lot of cottage cheese for breakfast these days, mostly just with sliced banana. But I like it with any fruit-- I was on a plum kick awhile ago, and always had on hand some version of really delicious cooked plums, very good with cottage cheese. Chutney is good also, just about any kind. Frozen whole cherries, lightly zapped to start the thawing process. I bet it would be good with cranberry sauce also.

                                                                                1. I love curry powder mixed into my cottage cheese. I had it as an amuse-bouche in a little restaurant near the Ashokan Reservoir in upstate NY once, and loved it ever since!

                                                                                  Richard Nixon put ketchup on his cottage cheese.

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                                                                                  1. re: MsDiPesto

                                                                                    I see the curry powder suggestion, and raise you a Lawry's seasoned salt.

                                                                                    1. re: lahtiji

                                                                                      This used to be my favorite snack in high school, had to be Lawry's. I also love cc with tomatoes, sunflower seeds and salt and pepper.

                                                                                      1. re: lahtiji

                                                                                        Absolutely Lawry's seasoned salt, but it has to be mixed all through the cottage cheese, not just sprinkled on top. With marinated artichoke hearts it is a great combo.

                                                                                        1. re: Sedagive

                                                                                          marinated artichokes sounds fantastic!

                                                                                    2. The BF introduced me to tomatoes and garbanzo beans --yummy

                                                                                        1. I'm a fan of lowfat cottage cheese. I do all the sweet versions. I also mix it with capers and black pepper.
                                                                                          With tuna fish.

                                                                                          I also mix it with hot multigran cereal (Trader Joes brand), raisins, walnuts, and wheat germ for my breakfast everyday.

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                                                                                          1. re: sarvey

                                                                                            Last night I tried Uncle Sam ceral on top on CC. Wow! the crunch stayed until the last bite. Very good foods go well together.

                                                                                          2. Ripe tomatos, avocado and balsamic vinegar! Add sunflower seeda if you have them on hand.

                                                                                            1. mixed with grainy french mustard, it makes a great dip for raw veggies.

                                                                                                1. Not exactly healthy, but, I love cottage cheese with potato chips. Just scoop up some cottage cheese with the chip and enjoy!!

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                                                                                                  1. re: casehere

                                                                                                    I'm a big fan of cottage cheese and triscuts. Not exactly potato chips, but it's a healthier compromise.

                                                                                                    1. re: orty12

                                                                                                      You, too? Isn't that about the best in the world? Scooping out the CC with a Triscut?

                                                                                                      1. re: green56

                                                                                                        an ex's favorite snack was CC scooped with Wheat Thins.

                                                                                                        1. re: Emme

                                                                                                          I have always loved cottage cheese with lots of black pepper & Cheez It crackers OR Goldfish crackers.

                                                                                                        2. re: green56

                                                                                                          OMG, me too! i love triscuits and cottage cheese!

                                                                                                          i also love it with granola and berries.

                                                                                                    2. I second the vote for cottage cheese and salsa. I mix the two and put them on salad (as a dressing) all the time. Also use cottage cheese occasionally in smoothies if i want a creamy, chunky texture, which happens once in a blue moon.

                                                                                                      1. Sunflower seeds and raisins with Knudsen low fat cottage cheese

                                                                                                        1. Red grapes. Grated carrots and raisins. Radishes. Sprouts (just not the mung bean ones). Pumpkin butter.

                                                                                                          1. ketchup!

                                                                                                            or, a mash of runny scrambled eggs, tuna, cottage cheese and black pepper.

                                                                                                            can't you tell i like mushy food? :)

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                                                                                                            1. re: oli

                                                                                                              Cottage cheese and ketchup was supposedly Richard Nixon's favorite lunch during HIS White House war years. Wonder what George Bush is mixing into his own cottage cheese these days when he (also)lunches with Henry Kissenger, who is supposedly Bush's most frequent lunchtime companion. Hmm...what makes me think Henry K. would pass on the cottage cheese and ketchup for lunch? Oh hell, probably with a few stiff drinks neither of them is noticing WHAT they're eating for lunch in the White House these days...Couldn't you just see it: "Want summore ketchup with yer cottage cheese, Henry? Oh, come on! You were the one who told me how much Nixon loved it! If cottage cheese and ketchup was good enough for Tricky Dick, it's good enough for us, right? This is no time to cut and run, man! That ketchup just does something so special to the cheese. And you know MY motto, Henry: Never cut the cheese and run!"

                                                                                                              1. re: niki rothman

                                                                                                                Great post...I was going to mention it had I not scrolled down and read yours.
                                                                                                                Nixon also liked to have a full roaring fire in the White House fireeplace during the summer, with the air conditioner turned as low as it would go.

                                                                                                              2. re: oli

                                                                                                                This sounds like hangover food to me. :)

                                                                                                                1. re: oli

                                                                                                                  I do the ketchup and cottage cheese.... just put it on the side and drag in a little at a time... I will also do the Lawrey's on it - my dad taught me that when I was a little kid.

                                                                                                                  My own creation is with frozen thawed peas and then add salad croutons and small cubes of sharp cheddar...

                                                                                                                  I'll dip any cracker in it too and scoop/eat

                                                                                                                2. blueberries, c.c. and sour cream!

                                                                                                                  When I was in college, I also used to make cous cous and put some c.c. in it (I used those cous cous mixes with the flavor packets so it had a little more flavor.)

                                                                                                                  1. I'm with the first reply: salt, pepper, lemon juice - and if you can drain it a bit first, and eat it using Ethiopian injera, you can make a hearty meal of it.

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                                                                                                                    1. re: wayne keyser

                                                                                                                      If you're eating Ethiopian food with it, add some pureed or microplaned hot green chile, ginger and garlic, with some salt and pepper. I can eat this by the bowlful.

                                                                                                                    2. macerated strawberries and whipped cream wrapped with a freshly made crepe

                                                                                                                      1. Scooped out of the container with bbq potato chips.

                                                                                                                        I survived many a dorm dinner eating nothing else.

                                                                                                                        1. Try chopped red radish with sliced green onion plus a bit of salt and pepper. An olde east European delicacy.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: rcooperman

                                                                                                                            I do that same one with radishes, green onions and cucumber with s & p. let it sit overnight...yum!

                                                                                                                          2. With cinnamon, splenda, vanilla, and brown rice or barley to make a rice pudding sub.

                                                                                                                            Mixed with pumpkin butter.

                                                                                                                            Mixed with salsa; also, scoop out a bagel, toast it, fill with cottage cheese, a little salsa, then top with cheddar/mozz/jack and broil to melt cheese.

                                                                                                                            An Eastern Eur. Jewish thing is to mix cooked noodles with cottage cheese, salt and pepper. My grandmother used to make it for my grandfather. It's savory kugel-esque.

                                                                                                                            My ex used to love it scooped with Wheat Thins.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                              yes, hungarian noodles with cottage cheese, sour cream, grated onions, garlic, poppy seed, worcestershire, s&p and baked till brown. I just love this dish, especially with a nice stew.

                                                                                                                              1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                The only way I eat cottage cheese is with splenda, cinnamon and sugar free vanilla syrup. It's absolutely delicious, but everyone I know is grossed out by it! So glad I'm not alone!

                                                                                                                                1. re: Emme

                                                                                                                                  It's so nice to see someone else like hungarian noodles! This is also a comfort food for me. I like to mix a little bit of paprika to mine.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: ausgezeichnet

                                                                                                                                    a big +1 on that...I haven't reviewed this entire thread but I suspect I may have mentioned it here already....noodles with browned butter and cottage cheese has been a favorite of mine since childhood. Comfort food at it's very best.
                                                                                                                                    You have to use good quality cottage cheese though with no fillers...Friendship brand is my favorite (no Breakstone, Kraft, or any of those other starchy, crap brands).
                                                                                                                                    Farmer cheese works well too.

                                                                                                                                2. olive oil!

                                                                                                                                  no, really. i buy a small bucket of cottage cheese, open it up, give a liberal pour of EVOO, and add some salt to taste. and then i spread it on white toast.

                                                                                                                                  then again, i could almost drink olive oil by the glass, so...

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: coookie

                                                                                                                                    there is a gallbladder cleansing that calls for half a cup of olive oil w/ half a cup of lemon juice, lol, you just reminded me of that flush.

                                                                                                                                  2. My absolute favorite is with dill and potato chips.
                                                                                                                                    Also I like to make a new potato salad with cottage cheese, grn. onion, and finley sliced jalapenos.
                                                                                                                                    tomatoes lots of black pepper and olive oil.
                                                                                                                                    With spaghetti. not cooked together just on the side.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: bolivianita

                                                                                                                                      My husband mixes in dill and granulated garlic and eats it with triscuits. It's surprisingly good! I also like to use it in pasta dishes sometimes for a low fat or fat free way to add a creamy element.

                                                                                                                                      1. re: prunefeet

                                                                                                                                        Mom used to make her lasagne with it! This is not an endorsement!

                                                                                                                                        1. re: nosey

                                                                                                                                          This is often done in Indiana as I recall. People were less familiar with ricotta, I don't know if they used cottage cheese because they had trouble finding ricotta or not...I didn't have much trouble finding it but found the quality pretty bad.

                                                                                                                                          1. re: prunefeet

                                                                                                                                            I accidently bought creamed fat-free cc a few months ago and was amazed at how much it tasted like ricotta. I've been on the lookout for it ever since but I can't find it anywhere, and of course I can't recall the brand...

                                                                                                                                    2. OH GOD!!! My family's favorite thing is cold beef (flank steak is preferred) and cottage cheese. It is the ultimate comfort food and use of leftovers.

                                                                                                                                      1. I mix mine with chopped tomato, chopped dill pickle and lots of black pepper.

                                                                                                                                        1. Soy sauce and hot sauce (yes, together!). Mmmmmm.

                                                                                                                                          --Sarah
                                                                                                                                          http://www.avenuefood.com

                                                                                                                                          1. In northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania it's traditional to drizzle apple butter over cottage cheese---both should be really cold.

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: Querencia

                                                                                                                                                Apple butter and cottage cheese -- pretty good on whole wheat or rye toast.

                                                                                                                                                1. re: kb612

                                                                                                                                                  I'm also an apple butter and cottage cheese fan...this is a PA dutch thing I think. I made it through some terrible dining hall meals in college thanks to cottage cheese and apple butter!

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Querencia

                                                                                                                                                    That's the PA Dutch way. I survived college on the stuff.

                                                                                                                                                  2. Our family has always had it served with tomato and avocado wedges as a salad.

                                                                                                                                                    I've also found that it often settles my tummy when its upset. Not worth keeping around in anticipation, unless you like to see mold...

                                                                                                                                                    1. roasted salsa and warm tortilla chips.

                                                                                                                                                      1. Mixed with garlic and chopped tomatoes. Delicious spread on toast or a toasted bagel.

                                                                                                                                                        1. I've posted before: Mix it into cooked, dry (drain the water) ramen. IT makes it creamy and tangy while balancing the saltiness of the packet.

                                                                                                                                                          I think I'm gonna make some now. I like shrimp flavor.

                                                                                                                                                          1. Olive oil, salt, pepper, and a dash of tabasco -- delish.

                                                                                                                                                            My dad uses mayonnaise and salad dressing. Nixon reportedly liked catsup. I say feh to both...

                                                                                                                                                            1. Enough with the "I don't like cottage cheese" replies!

                                                                                                                                                              I like making a thin, crepe-like omelet and stuffing it with cottage cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Humbucker

                                                                                                                                                                Oh yes, that reminds me of my Grandma & Mom making Hungarian palachinta(sp?) Which is a thin crepe filled with sweetened & cinnamon'd cottage cheese. Really good.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Starburst123

                                                                                                                                                                  Palatschinken are Austro-Hungarian dessert crepes, traditionally quite egg-laden and filled with jam and/or dusted with powdered sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                  Sweet-cinnamon cottage cheese sounds like a delicious filling for them!

                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: eclecticsynergy

                                                                                                                                                                    Had these in an Italian resturant in Santa Cruz back in the 70's, Leona's, out on Mission near where Risortante Avanti is now. Made with ricotta, garnished with strawberries. What a cook she was. Got me to eat brussels sprouts!

                                                                                                                                                              2. Chopped tomatoes, radishes, onion, cucumber, salt, pepper. Sometimes just cottage cheese with ketchup - I know, I know :)

                                                                                                                                                                1. When I was a kid I used to eat it mixed with chopped carrot and green pepper... and LOTS of fresh black pepper... haven't thought about that in years!

                                                                                                                                                                  1. My favorite at-the-drawing-board lunch used to be a tub of cottage cheese, some chopped green onion (snitched from the salad bar), a can of sardines or smoked oysters and a pile of Ritz crackers. I still go for that sometimes, but I have to leave out the crackers...and I'm damned if I'll use Triscuits instead!

                                                                                                                                                                    I used to LOVE the big fat large curds, but I can't find that style anymore, and it wasn't low-fat anyway. Sad.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. What a great subject matter...;-)
                                                                                                                                                                      If you have a good tomato, quarter it and stuff it full of a cottage cheese mixture that includes crispy, crumbled bacon and finely chopped gr. onion (or any kind, actually). I add a little salt and pepper to mine, but it is absolutely delicious; the tomato is optional but really good with that mixture. TRY THIS! The c.c. and bacon combination is unbelievable.

                                                                                                                                                                      Mama also used to serve c.cheese on a pineapple slice, then a small dollop of mayonnaise. The best part was topping it all of with grated cheddar/American cheese. DELICIOUS.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Interesting topic for me.

                                                                                                                                                                        I almost exclusively eat cottage cheese with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. These days, usually a mix of splenda and cinnamon. This is how my Mama started feeding it to me as a toddler, and some things never change. It probably came from HER upringing as a child of an Eastern Euopean Jew - and it lends itself to cheese blintzes with cinnamon sprinkled on top, or sweet noodle kugel

                                                                                                                                                                        Just a few days ago, I told someone that this is how I like my cottage cheese and he looked at me horrified. Apparently, this person has always eaten it as a savory food. Which reminded me of how I was startled when a co-worker was eating hers for lunch with tomato and russian dressing. A completely foreign concept to me.

                                                                                                                                                                        To each her own!

                                                                                                                                                                          1. I just bought a tub yesterday and for me it must be the small curd variety.
                                                                                                                                                                            But I love a big scoop full in a bowl, with fresh tomatoes cut tiny, lots of sea salt, and pepper and then drench it and I mean cover it, with red pepper flakes and also cilantro if its handy.

                                                                                                                                                                            And another way is with the mexican oregano with red pepper flakes.. In side a celery boat, old school. and then if I want it sweet, with canned pears. Or even with a swirl of raspberry jam or cherry even.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Try dipping Nacho Cheese Doritos in it.

                                                                                                                                                                              Tobasco Chipotle hot sauce mixed in makes a nice snack.

                                                                                                                                                                              Mom used to mix dry Jello, cottage cheese, Cool-Whip and canned fruit together and chill.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. I honestly dislike cottage cheese. But there's one thing I love to make with it. I mean I LOVE this - comfort food ultra for a cold day. It's one of those very simple yet perfect combinations. It's a sort of instant cream of tomato soup made by bringing tomato juice to a boil (Libby's is my fave brand) and whisk in a good sized scoop of medium or large soft curd c.c. to make a cream soup. Grind on plenty of fresh black pepper. I'll eat my hat if anybody else gives you this as their one and only cottage cheese fetish concoction. (now I'll go check my theory)

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: niki rothman

                                                                                                                                                                                  That is unique. How did you think of that?

                                                                                                                                                                                  One thing I forgot about ... and since you don't like cottage cheese, I don't think this will make you a fan ... is cottage cheese mixed with shredded cheddar, spread on a slice of raisin bread and broiled. An old diet recipe from Redbook magazine.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: rworange

                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks for asking about the genesis of this, by accident, "eureka!" discovery of deliciousness. I'd be willing to bet a lot of these so called "tasty" cottage cheese concoctions came out of people's attempts to make things to eat while on a weight loss diet. Because looking back, I bet that's where my "cream" of tomato soup idea came from with the 2 classic "diet" foods (c.c. & tom. juice) combined.
                                                                                                                                                                                    The miracle of synergy - for once the taste of the sum actually equalled much more that the combined parts. It was like, "Sigh...I'm hungry. As usual. I'm on a diet. I could try to make something that tastes OK. I've got tomato juice. I've got cottage cheese. Now what?" The rest is history. When I woke up I was drooling curiously delicious low calorie cream of tomato soup and had a strange satisfied smile on my face. I never looked back...
                                                                                                                                                                                    Just don't forget the fresh ground black pepper, it really makes it.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: rworange

                                                                                                                                                                                      Cottage Cheese, dash of sugar and cinnamon and broiled on raisin bread. I must try it with cheddar that sounds wonderful too

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I make a salad of grape tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, dill, olive oil, salt and pepper and eat it with cottage cheese. Delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. This is going to sound nuts, but I like to mix some roasted sunflower seeds in my mine.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. with chopped or sliced raw veggies-red,green and yellow peppers,scallions,tomatos-quite nice eaten alone or with a nice crusty baguette

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Years ago there was a packaged mix-in just for cottage cheese - does anyone remember this? It had dehydrated cucumber, tomato, green onion, celery and herbs. I recreate this with the real stuff now, but as I recall - it got me to eat cottage cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Spoonula

                                                                                                                                                                                                When next you are browsing a Japanese market, check out their seasonings (some in small jars and some in foil or plastic packets); these are mostly for rice and soups, but they work quite well on cottage cheese. I especially like the ones that only contain seaweed and sesame seeds and some seasoning, and not a lot of filler, artificial ingredients. Some of these are very colorful as well against the white cottage cheese...almost as if sprinkling with confetti!

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: liu

                                                                                                                                                                                                  My husband loves Japanese "Rice Seasoning" on cottage cheese. They have several varieties at our local Asian grocery, each containing various combinations of items like nori shreds, bonito flakes, sesame seeds, egg yolk powder, etc. Good stuff!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kimbercase

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love that stuff but never thought to put it on cottage cheese -- great idea!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: Spoonula

                                                                                                                                                                                                  absolutely! that stuff inspired me to start pouring italian dressing on my cc as a kid :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I pour the bright orange out of a bottle French dressing on mine. (Catalina in a pinch)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Firegoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                      That used to be one of my guilty pleasures years ago. Haven't had it in a while though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I do confess to salad bar Thousand Island on cottage cheese with a side of beets and green olives. : 0

                                                                                                                                                                                                3. If you are from the South you've likely been served as a salad before.....piece of iceberg lettuce topped with a ring a canned pineapple, topped with a peach, topped with cottage cheese, shredded cheddar, and sometimes a maraschino chery

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: wellfedred

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I thought maybe this thread had been bumped up because of this article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I love to top cottage cheese with canned pineapple the best.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I also sometimes add spices to cottage cheese (garlic power, dill etc whatever i feel like) and scoop it up with chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. My favorite cottage cheese salad is fresh figs, mint, honey and toasted sesame seeds on top of a scoop of cottage cheese. Sometimes i just go with straight honey and the sesame seeds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I like it with all-fruit spread on top (like peach).

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. canned mandarin oranges

                                                                                                                                                                                                          or

                                                                                                                                                                                                          just plain cottage cheese sprinkled with paprika.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I cook up a pot of hot cornmeal - add a heaping dollop of fat free or low fat cottage cheese, S&P, butter optional.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Lately, it's been unseasoned cottage cheese with a kiwi or two.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                But I'm sure I'll be going back to my favorites, too:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CC with a dash of Olde Westport Spice Co.'s Gold Coast Garlic Shake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CC with juicy, vine-ripened tomato with plenty of freshly ground pepper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CC with Jake & Amos Sweet Baby Pickled Beets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CC with sunflower seeds and dill weed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                And 'cause it was a comfort food from childhood, occasionally lime Jell-O with CC and crushed pineapple.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I LOVE it with fresh ground pepper and a bit of french dressing, on top of a bed of lettuce. Yummy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Topped with Frank's red hot and broccoli slaw. An easy lunch that is tasty and filling - i don't take anything for lunch that takes me more than 2 min to prepare. And I like large curd cottage cheese, although I can almost never find it in low fat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Here are my two favorites: Cottage cheese with fresh mango slices...yummy yummy good.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and cottage cheese on top of an english muffin with strawberry slices with honey drizzled over the top!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. mixed with salsa, Pace medium picante preferred!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. cottage cheese and salty potato chips are my favorite.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Applesauce. Preferably home made.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. A can of drained tiny shrimp, celery (or your favorite) seasoning salt make a good dip with crackers. I also like mixing with banana pepper rings (hot or mild).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Blueberries or cantaloupe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I love the Friendship 1% fat cottage cheese on top of a nice, hot blueberry waffle, drizzled all over with syrup.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Cabot cottage cheese (1/2 whole + 1/2 nonfat) mixed w TJ's strawberry or raspberry jam and a cut up fresh peach, spoon on to toasted raisin bagel, lavash or ak mak crackers. My favorite breakfast to fuel my long morning walk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Salsa and almonds with a drizzle of hazelnut oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. smashed into a baked potato then rebaked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with a side of aged dill pickle, deli style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. i love cottage cheese with jello, especially strawberry jello

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: bookwormchef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ooh ive never tried this, i think ill have this for breakfast tomorrow!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. friendship whipped cottage cheese with strawberry, cinnamon, syrup and walnuts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Wow so many good ideas...very inspiring. In fact, after reading this thread,I tried to add cottage cheese to all my favourite things to eat!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This salad turned out absolutely amazing. It was a meal in itself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lettuce, bean sprouts, raw almonds, cherry tomatoes, an avacado sliced up. I then adding a many generous dallops of cottage chesse. Cracked black pepper and a bit of sea salt. And to top it all off, I had a single serving size of canned pineapple, so i added that to the top and poured half the pineapple juice all over. OMG to die for! My new favourite thing!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks everyone for your inspiration!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I like my cottage cheese over summertime tomatoes, seas salt and fresh cracked pepper....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                also on a pipping hot buttered baked potato....and on sourdough toast with apricot jam.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. on top of a big baked organic potato, with fresh garden chives, fresh cracked pepper and sea salt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  buzz it in food processor and sub for sour cream or mayo in dip recipes with some herbs added for flavor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  always the 'american' stand-in for ricotta in lasagna but decent if drained right and done right.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Scoop out a bagel, fill it w/ cheddar/jack grated cheese, toast. Fill w/ cottage cheese and top with salsa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cottage cheese, barley/brown rice, sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla; heat until gooey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sweeten and fill blintzes...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I have always liked it with corn relish - a bite of each or even mixed together - the creamy and the tart/sweet together.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. When I have god tomatoes I love it with tomato, salt, and pepper. Add capers for a twist. So simple and so yummy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can also add me to the list of those who enjoy it with pears, peaches, and pineapple. I have also enjoyed it with a spoonful of apple preserves.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Some of the stranger combos are cottage cheese with leftover taco meat. It's better than it sounds! I have also added it to leftover southwest succotash which is basically seasoned and sauteed black beans, corn, green peppers, and onions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I've been taking it for lunch with a small bag of Kashi GoLean Crunch to mix in - extra protein, and its good in yogurt too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I have used cottage cheese with many odd/different things, which tend to actually be very delicous. I'm a vegetarian, so I get a lot of protien from cottage cheese. I love to mix it with a light fruit yogurt, and apples. I put it on salads in place of dressing. I like to cut up tomotoes and top it with pepper. I also mix it with green beans! There are so many different recipes, I also love cottage cheese pancakes. many recipes for it online!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. For something really healthy but also really tasty and filling, I recommend cottage cheese with baked yam or sweet potato. Bake up a few potatoes in the oven (don't microwave them--yech--if it's hot do it in early morning)--just plunge a few holes and bake at 400-450 for about an hour, depending on size. Then keep them in aluminum foil in your fridge. Warm the halves as needed in a microwave.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Some cooked leaf spinach with this is also good, and makes it even healthier.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Wanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I grew up eating yams and sweet potatoes with cottage cheese. It's a great combination.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. my mother makes peanut butter, jelly and cottage cheese sandwiches.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Salt, pepper and Ritz crackers. Okay, now I've planned my dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I like it plain with some Morton's Nature's Seasoning, and dill weed! I bring it home and mix it up then I add to it as needed. To fancy it up I add whatever fresh fruit I have on hand, along with the seasonings. It's also really good with tomatoes and lettuce. My mom used to mix it with jello along with some miracle whip - not too bad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. 117 replies so far and no one has mentioned orange marmalade -- particularly the slightly bitter Scottich variety....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. well I like to have mine with a little cracked black pepper and cherry tomatoes oh and a bit of salt. mmmm thats how Ive been doing it for years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: taco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Not a big CC fan, but again when dieting.... I pretty much can only eat savory versions. For quick & easy - Lawry's Seasoned Salt. Also, fairly edible done up kind of like raita: chopped cucumber, green onions, black pepper and a just a little garlic. Of course, I would probably eat cardboard with garlic on it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Love this post - got some great ideas!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. as richard nixon did---with catsup !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. As a kid one of my cousins turned me on to this and I've loved it ever since. Cottage cheese with lots of black pepper and EVOO.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Practically anything--hold the cottage cheese. I have despised it since childhood and watch in amazement as the majority of the population seems to like it. To me it tastes like ground chalk and the texture gives me the willies. Chaque a son goute.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: faijay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Have you tried various brands? Some are better than others, for sure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But perhaps many of us don't love it either and that is why we find 125 ways to disguise it or use it as a carrier!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: liu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I agree with you. I have had some nasty brands of cottage cheese, and also some delicious ones, =)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: faijay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I agreed with you for years until I tasted Cabot's Vermont (full fat) cottage cheese. It has the delicate but distinct flavor missing in 99% of the commercial brands.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A health food store in Dallas served what they called a "Protein Plate", and with one of their incredibly strawberry-tasting "Tutti-Fruttis" (fruit smoothie), it was my favorite away-from-home lunch for years and I make my own version of it occasionally.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It was a big scoop each of tuna salad, egg salad, cottage cheese on a bed of butter lettuce, topped with a thin yoghurt dressing and a generous sprinkling of sprouts, a couple of wheat crackers on the side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I posted on the "canned salmon" thread that a favorite cold plate is a whole small can of pink or red salmon topped w/Hellman's mayo and chopped chives or scallions, a big dip of Cabot's cc, a sliced really good tomato.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cottage cheese pancakes are just flat to die for, BTW. And order from Penzey's a bottle of their Fox Point Seasoning: shallots/green peppercorns/chives/parsley/garlic. I'd never in my life used a shaker "seasoning blend" of any kind until I tried it. It is magic on pork/chicken/veggies of any kind/chicken & tuna salad, cottage cheese........

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: faijay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I find there's a huge variation in quality, even between containers of the same brand and date. So my husband buys cottage cheese every week, I taste it, and if I like it I have a bowl. I hate it when it has that weird sharp, almost sour taste.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If it's good, I eat it either plain or with black pepper and prunes, and peanut butter toast on the side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I only buy the whipped kind (Friendship brand) as I'm not so into the texture of regular cottage cheese. Two ways:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. with lemon juice and chopped fresh dill weed mixed in (good as a dip for veggies, or spread on pita/toast/bagel/etc)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. pancakes: the batter is lots of finely chopped onion, a cup of almond meal, one or two eggs, and one tub cottage cheese. I think this was some Atkins or other diet recipe for people watching their carb intake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. With pizza. Something about the tomato sauce and the dairy. Mmm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Two ways I use cottage cheese regularly:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1.) Add a dollop to eggs before you scrable them and it makes them really creamy and delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2.) Tuna Melts: Can of tuna, onion, capers, relish, mustard, celery seed, celery, and cottage cheese. Put on top of english muffins (I like whole wheat), top with grated cheese and put under the broiler. The cottage cheese is better than mayonnaise because it melts and is gooier with less fat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Wow lots of interesting ideas, but i guess mine is kinda weird ,my grandmother taught me to eat it with fruit pies,she claimed it was a German thing, apple(hers was made different from another i have tasted),blueberry apricot,peach,but the two kings were always cherry,or rhubarb, there is something about the cottage cheese with the sweet/tartness of the pies that is mind numbingly good!, i much prefer cc to ice cream with fruit pie.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jword2001

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My grandma said that all the time, but she meant cheddar, not cottage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'll bet it's good though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mmmm, rhubarb pie. I haven't had a slice in years!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Melissavina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One of the mysteries of life is why all I ever find on menus anymore is strawberry/rhubarb pie when plain old rhubarb pie is so much better! I love rhubarb in any form.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And I agree w/your grandma re: apple pie and cheese. I grew up in Texas where it's always eaten a la mode, but the first time I tasted it with sharp cheddar I was converted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. With a very ripe papaya --- or a very ripe persimmon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            or -- as an omelette filling. Mix a few tablespoons of cottage cheese - with a little honey and cinnamon. When the omelette sets a little put the filling in the center and fold over -- cook for a minute or two more...and slide on a plate. Sprinkle with a little sea salt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This tastes a little like a cheese blintz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Broiled hamburger pattie (no bun), scoop cc, iceberg lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, salt & pepper.......yummo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Growing up the only thing I had with cottage cheese was canned pinapple, but now I've branched out to canned peaches and mandarin oranges...still canned though, but so tasty, especially with the juice from the can mixed in.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Two I haven't seen so far:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.spread on a toasted english muffin with honey and sliced strawberries...kinda like a danish without all the fat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.and my favorite: sprinkled with Pico de Gallo (not the salsa, but a Mexican spice blend with citrus and chiles) delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: lgoodwood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Topped with sour cream, salt and pepper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. As silly and unsophisticated as this sounds, I've found it to be delicious with cheap red-sauce Italian-American food, e.g. ravioli (from a frozen package) in tomato sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Sardines and Tabasco, mixed right into the tub.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Breakfast of champions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Seriously, this is really great but sounds weird. Mix one container of cottage cheese with some grated fresh sweet onion, about 1-2 TBS, and then stir in about 1-2 TBS of good quality Mayo. Mix it up and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. It's better the next day. I know this sounds strange but this recipe has been in my family for a couple of generations , usually served with fresh sliced tomatoes. It's yummy. I know...the mayo doesn't make it lo cal but it's also good without the mayo, just the diced sweet onion but try it first with the mayo. I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this recipe. Enjoy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Sorry....I said grated onion above when I meant finely chopped onion. I'm sure it would be good either way but I like the crunch of the chopped onion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. my mom makes it with chopped hard boiled egg, chopped green pepper and lots of black pepper. I wonder now if it was a diet recipe for egg salad using cottage cheese instead of mayo? Anyway, it is delicious, especially with crackers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Don't know why, but this has always been one of my favorite foods..I like it topped with cheddar cheese and some Tabasco...Love it with small diced raw veggies inside...My last pregnancy, I craved it continually, and ate in on Wheat Thins....For me, it is a great comfort food....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jinet12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Topped with sour cream, salt and pepper. Cottage cheese is not a sweet food, so no sugar, fruit, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. diced fresh mango AND diced avocado AND cinnamon AND Tabasco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with grated carrots and slivered canned beets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mixed into hot oatmeal OR mashed potatoes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mixed with ricotta cheese for baked pasta dishes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                reading all of these posts is making me really crave cottage cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. with fresh fruit...especially strawberries with balsamic and fresh black pepper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on toast with cinnamon and splenda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  just had it with a tomato and cucumber salad with s&p and cider vinegar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with Ruffles potato chips as a dip

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with saltines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on top of spaghetti with red sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on a baked potato

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mixed in jello saald with lime Jello, crushed pineapple, miracle whip and horseradish...I actually crave this one at times.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: SweetPhyl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love cottage cheese with anything tomato. Adding it to hot tomato soup is delish, also pouring a little V8 in it (in a bowl) is yummy too! I ditto the person who said pizza and C C!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. From a restaurant in Vermont-CC with horseradish and small bits of carrot on Vermont saltines. Growing up, my sister ate lots of cc with 1000 Island dressing on it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. My favorite snack - cottage cheese with olives, especially the green garlic ones from Whole Foods, and croutons topped with Italian or balsamic salad dressing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Fritos on the side. Original Fritos. The salt and the crunch are a great compliment to the cottage cheese (small curd, of course).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: JLF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My ex adored Wheat Thins scooped with Cottage Cheese... same saltiness compliment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: JLF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dipping Chile Cheese Fritos with cottage cheese or sour cream. Oh My God!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Their goes the diet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. 1. with berries and balsamic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. on toast with sliced tomato, salt, pepper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I like it best with pineapple, or second with canned pears. Grandma used to eat it with lots of sugar - and I do mean LOTS. I also remember her eating it with bacon a few times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Hot dogs, cottage cheese and ketchup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I swear.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Try it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. i like it with any canned fruit fruit cocktail etc just drain it well though
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  or finely chopped onion WOW never tried honey i am going to do that one thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: foodperv

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My fave is spread on whole wheate bread. But I also like to use it as a substitute for cheese and salad dressing. I will have a romaine salad with grilled chicken and a big scoop of cottage cheese. Or I'll have whole wheat tortillas filled with grilled chicken and cottage cheese; slightly heated. After reading other posts, I am anxious to try it on turkey dogs and burgers!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Cottage Cheese + BBQ Krinkle Potato Chips + Ketchup + Hot Sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Topped with shredded cheddar cheese and thousand island dressing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Topped with sweet hot chili sauce or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side by side served cold with warm bbq baked beans

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: duckduck

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        YES! Cottage cheese and baked beans rocks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also cc with chopped granny smith, dark brown sugar and toasted walnuts is just about the best breakfast going.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. i love it savory - when it's really cold topped with raw cashews or roasted, salted almonds. also great sweet/savory with banana.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. When I have a sweet tooth, I mix CC with some splenda, cinnamon, PB2, strawberry jelly and a few squirts of maple syrup. Absolutely delicious combo. It's better than most desserts and healthy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. On top of a waffle or pancakes with fresh nectarines or peaches. Skip the syrup and butter/marg, and save all the calories. Yummers!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Growing up, my nana always made egg noodles with cottage cheese. As an adult I started adding onion powder, or finely diced onions, and black pepper.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I remember how weird it was when I found out that no one else ate this dish on a regular basis.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I love to mix it with APPLESAUCE!!! YUM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned cottage cheese with paprika; growing up it was either that or with fruit cocktail, I thought it was the normal way to eat cottage cheese! Anyway I'll still eat a spoonful or two of cottage cheese sprinkled with paprika as an afternoon snack every now and then- yum!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. i practically live on the stuff and i love using it in a lot of the ways already mentioned, so i'll stick to my own unique preparations i haven't seen on this post yet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nuke some frozen berries until they release their juices, mix the berries & the juice into the cottage cheese along with ground flaxseed and/or your favorite high-fiber/whole-grain cereal. add a little sweetener if needed, and mix it all up. stick it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so the cereal absorbs some liquid & it all thickens up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mix with canned pumpkin, some pumkin pie spice [or your own combo of cinamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, etc.] and a drizzle of maple syrup or a sprinkling of maple sugar. nuke until heated through.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in a skillet with cooked noodles: mix 1/2 cup cc with a couple of tablespoons of lowfat sour cream, season with paprika, cracked pepper, a splash of red wine vinegar & hot sauce to taste...toss until heated through & top with grated parmesan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    puree with white beans, garlic, salt, pepper & herbs to make a dip.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    blend into hummus for creamier texture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and two i haven't tried yet that were inspired by reading some of the great ideas posted earlier...combine with almond butter, cinnamon, cardamom, chopped dried figs, ground flax, and a drizzle of agave nectar...or with peanut butter, flax, sliced banana, cinnamon & honey.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      never thought of the pumpkin but it sounds like a great idea: Im going to try the cottage cheese with pumpkin, good maple syrup and graham crackers. thanks for the inspiration.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      highly recommend trying it out with fresh figs. my personal favorite.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: yankeefan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOVE it with fresh figs, i'm just more likely to have dried on hand at a given moment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        i hope you enjoy it with pumpkin, it should be perfect with graham crackers. it just so happens that i got the initial inspiration for it from a pumpkin tart that i make with a graham crust.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        great minds...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bonus! one of my ingredients suppliers [i have a food business] just sent me samples of fig paste, fig slurry, AND diced mission figs. what a great excuse to eat a lot of yogurt and cottage cheese :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            did not have figs or pumpkin tonight unfortunately (thought I had both). Instead I had a huge bowl of cottage cheese with sliced overripe mango and good earth brand mango/peach fruit crisps. it was awesome.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          blending into hummus...thats a great idea! I usually blend plain yogurt into my hummus for a tangier dip. cottage cheese sounds even better!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. cottage cheese with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I used to love to eat it drizzled with Kraft Catilina French dressing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: chefstu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I realize that this is a very old thread, and I honestly didn't read the whole thing, but I did see it was reactivated lately, so I figure it's fair game:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My father, not a gourmet by any stretch of the imagination (though he did have his moments back in the day), turned me on to French dressing on cottage cheese. He used to ask for it in restaurants in leiu of a salad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To this day I still do that. My husband doesn't eat cottage cheese, so I just dump the desired amount straight into the carton and keep it in the fridge. It is NOT appetizing to look at when it's all mixed up, but it sure is tasty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And you're the first person I've ever heard of who does this outside of our family!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Mestralle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mestralle...this sounds good!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What ratio suits your palate? I think I might like just a little to keep the calorie count down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: liu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gosh, I never really thought about the amount. I guess I'd say that with the dressing I use (either Wishbone Sweet and Spicy French or a Kraft Catalina), I usually end up with the about the color of a pumpkin. Sorry I can't be more specific. I usually use light versions of the dressing, as well, although I can't stand fat-free dressing of any sort.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Mestralle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I've loved cottage cheese with Catalina dressing since the early 70s; got me through many boarding school lunches. Still eat it that way, only now it's on a bed of field greens...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. With cashews or sunflower seeds sprinkled on it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Definitely best when eaten with potato chips!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I like finely sliced fresh basil and cracked pepper. Let the flavors meld overnight. If you can get a hold of Cowgirl Creamery's cottage cheese, do indulge. It's richer since the curds are bound with creme fraiche. Wonderful stuff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Cottage cheese with Apple Butter! Yum...You can toast a piece of bread and put the cottage cheese then top with apple butter. Or just eat the cottage cheese with the apple butter alone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Mixed a heaping tablespoon into my mug of kabocha squash soup and was surprised. It sort of melted- gooey strands and added texture. This was non-fat, so I was even more surprised that it seemed to add richness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. My new cottage cheese fix is a half a cup of CC, a tbsp on pumpkin puree, a few drops of maple syrup, lots of pumkin pie spice and some splenda...mix all together and it tastes like pumpkin pie cheesecake.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Jacey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for years i have been eating cc with diced banana- cut into fourths lengthwise and sliced through as a base for any other additions. to this i have added any small berries on hand or grapes. it also goes well with granola. so versatile on its own or with the addition of something fresh and crunchy. great breakfast or anytime snack

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Prezals! Sometimes I add ketchup not too gross you out! :-) Go Steelers!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Mollie10013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am definitely a cottage cheese lover! Best when mixed with pineapple chuncks/crushed, or cataloupe, and a generous grind of black pepper!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Ooops! Goofed before, I think.....I am a definite LOVER of cottage cheese, and like it best with chunk/crushed pineapple, or cantaloupe. EXQUISITE with a grind of black pepper!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I love the small curd cottage cheese, plain or maybe with some pepper in a bowl. I love to enjoy with fresh veggies and crackers and cold cuts and some cheese on the side. I used to eat a lot of sour cream mixed with a pack of lipton vegetable soup mix to make a dip. If you let it sit for a few hours the veggies in the soup mix get better. I wonder how this dip would be made with cottage cheese? Yogurt would probably work better on account of the curds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. OMG, with thinly sliced avocado and Lawrey's season salt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A Cal Gal...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Chopped: onion, tomato, cucumber, radish. Lots of Kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper. Yummers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I like it on toast or on a toasted onion bagel, sprinkled with salt and a healthy dose of pepper. Sometimes I'll add some thin sliced ham and some thinly sliced onion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mix some fruit cocktail (i take out the grapes) and marshmallows into cherry jello about an hour into refrigeration, wait until the jello is done of course and i trust this is a delicious pair for cottage cheese!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I make a blintz! I love making crepes, so I wrap up some cottage cheese and fruit preserves in the fresh crepe, and voilĂ ! So yummy. I need to try some of the savory methods on this board. Some sound very good...and some sound odd. To each is own.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I love it with spanish olives!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bacon bits and chopped olives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Just plain. A virgin spoonful. Its one of the few foods I can think of that I like better without any condiments or spices.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cottage cheese is also a great lasagna ingredient.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I like to bake a sweet potato, put a little butter on it (optional), top with a scoop of cottage cheese, and sprinkle with sunflower seeds and salt & pepper. Sounds strange to most people but believe it or not it's very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. i like to toast a piece of whole grain bread, spread it with cottage cheese, top with banana slices and drizzle honey on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. mix cottage cheese with some applesauce and cinnamon, or throw in thawed frozen berries (or fresh i suppose, if you have them) and drizzle with honey!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Take a mixture of cottage cheese and grape jelly and spoon it across the middle of a Swedish pancake, roll it up like a cigarette and have at it. :>)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. put fdown romaine and arugula, slap on some cottage cheese, and put a bunch of capers on top. Drizzle some of the caper brine on top and you're good to go.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Lunch today included cottage cheese, the ever popular honey, and shoestring potatoes--the kind in the can. It was just right, although I'm sure crushed potato chips would be okay too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Interesting reading all of these cottage cheese posts...! Many of the ideas sound intriguing, but I have never been able to eat cottage cheese, no matter how it was served. A real pity, as I could stand to lose several pounds, and am a vegetarian, so cottage cheese always appeals to me...IN THEORY.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I diden't take the time to read this entire thread, so I dont know if someone has suggested this already, but Cottage cheese is absolutly devine with mashed or sliced avocado in it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It plays on the texture and adds a deeper flavour, really good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. How about niter kebbeh? This HAS to be one of the best things EVER.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Mixed with hot egg noodles and steamed cabbage, with caraway seeds and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chilled, with Grape-Nuts, salted sunflower seeds, black pepper, maybe fresh dill or chives. Mmmm!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I love cottage cheese (especially in pancakes, as faux rice pudding, and pureed with sweetener, lemon, vanilla and crumbled graham crackers), but this totally blew my mind:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cottage Cheese Ice Cream: http://www.sugoodsweets.com/blog/2007...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Slashfood even has a post on it: http://www.slashfood.com/2007/09/17/i...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I cook up some angel hair pasta and toss it in a pan with some melted butter and mix in the cottage cheese just till it starts to melt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Mix 1 can of tuna with 1 whole grated carrot, a little bit of chopped onion, 1 tablespoon of spicy brown mustard and 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. This is the most amazing and lean tuna salad that I have ever had! LOVE IT : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: azuider

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My mother used to make this awesome, low-fat version of chicken pot pie using cottage cheese as the filling...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Sean

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ohhh can you get the recipe from her and post it on the recipe board? I'm intrigued.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: azuider

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          great idea--thanks for passing it on!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. I love to eat cottage cheese with tabouli.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. You must eat it with onion powder, dijon, cilantro and pepper in it! Then chill it to a very low freezer temperature.... mmm. Like kitkats frozen. So good :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. I like to eat canned peaches with it. I have also used cottage cheese as my dressing on a salad or at least an addition, and I also like this combo of cottage cheese, shredded cheese (marble/jack) and sliced tomatoes in a bowl all mixed together! Healthy and de-lish!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Cottage cheese in my chili: Thick, not runny chili piled up the sides of the bowl leaving a depression for the cottage cheese. Then take combo spoonfuls!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cottage cheese piled on my spagethii.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Penezy's and their Fox Point was mentioned. Very good. So is Chinese Five Spice Powder.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cottage cheese on my med-rare steak. On my potatoe. Cottage cheese definitely in tomato soup - with Velvetta also!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                And just about almost every way previously mentioned.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. chopped fresh summer tomatoes and lawrey's seasoned salt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Our usual week day breakfast: cottaage cheese on top of sliced banana, a 1/4 cup rolled oats ( a dollop of organic peanut butter if I feel like it.), what ever fruit is on sale, apple, pear, strawberries, blueberries, peach etc. topped w/ pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and a big Brazil nut stuck in the middle, topped w/ red grapes! The Minnesota Sundae!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Layer some apple sauce on top of the cottage cheese then sprinkle with wheat germ.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Very good, very healthy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Cottage cheese with a dollop of grainy brown mustard, black pepper and chopped green onions...perfection...although maybe not for breakfast!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I mix it w TJ's apricot jam and spread it on a toasted cinammon bagel or mix it w jam , fresh fruit salad and have it w Tj's cranberry crisp crackers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I recently had the Cheesecake Factory's Meatloaf and was floored by how good it was, so I looked for a recipe. I found many sites with the same recipe, and it contained COTTAGE CHEESE! What a surprise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://meemoskitchen.blogspot.com/200...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Black pepper. Even back in high school I would get the weird looks as I doused my cc with pepper. I just purchased some a few hours ago to try the cc& apple butter combo-0 yum. I bought fat free, a mistake b/c it has this slimy kind of mouth feel to it that I don't like. Gimme my 2% cc or full fat. Still, the apple butter thing is a winner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. my mother went through a phase of having cottage cheese with tuna in oil every day for lunch but it is sooo nice it is also very good with green olives and avacado tomato etc and its great on some wholegrain toast

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. I can't believe that no one has said this already: kimchee with cottage cheese. Mmm, mmm, good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. On top of a baked potato with a little lemon pepper.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Cottage cheese; finely shredded mozzarella cheese & Spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce (from biggest loser cookbook)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: leslie0309

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am eating with tomatoes and pumpkin seeds with pepper right now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: leslie0309

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh yes, this is very good. I do this sometimes when I am out of Parmesan cheese or if I just want extra creaminess with my spaghetti.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Wow, there are so many replies! Ok, top three: 1. one part cottage cheese, one part applesauce. Don't mix them - leave them side-by-side - and take spoonfulls with both flavors at once. 2. FRESH peaches. I don't know why everyone has listed canned, but in the summer, this is amazing. Also fresh Comice pears. 3. This is my #1 snack/lunch: rice cakes with cottage cheese and avocado on top. This is the most amazing combination. Seriously, try it! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mshaff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Love the cottage cheese + avocado combo, though usually eat it on crispbread.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: piccola

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              definitely! especially with liberal application of freshly ground S&P :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. I dump Sriracha hot sauce on it and stir them together. Delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. With Fresh Guacomole!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I did a google search for cottage cheese to decide what to have for lunch today, and this blog was the first hit -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I tried it with the canned diced peaches - yum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              then I found some super fresh guacamole (from Whole Foods, but easy to make: avocado, lemon juice, cilantro, a little red pepper slices, and salt) in the fridge and tried it with the cottage cheese - DELICIOUS

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: leahzpw

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pesto! a bit of black pepper, sea salt and chopped tomatoes if you have them on hand. yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. I love it with all the above mentioned mandarin oranges, pinapple, etc. Occasionally I take a small can of tuna and plop it on top of a bowl oc CC. It is also good with a small spoonful of mayonaise, and if you have some that is kind of dry mix it with a small amount of buttermilk, they compliment each other and you will never know the buttermilk is there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: malibumike

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That sounds good, malibumike. I came here looking for a variety of ideas, I usually will cut an avocado in half, put some lemon juice on it, put a mound of cottage cheese in the center where the seed was, maybe some salsa. There was a recipe that mixed jello with cottage cheese and something else, but I forget what, it was a dessert type dish, but I'm looking for something more ideas. I think it's a good replacement for sour cream when you want to dip your tortilla chips.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. I am as big a fan of cottage cheese and was going to post that there really is NOTHING that does not go well with cottage cheese until a recent effort. I made some rolled out pizza dough and topped it with cottage cheese and homemade mango chutney and made little rollups. Wow, the combination was awful even when I flooded it with balsamic glaze.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everything else I have tried with cottage cheese has been successful, personal favorites now being:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - with cashew butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - on biscotti with malt vinegar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - on a soft pretzel loaded with salt and hot sauce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - simply with ketchup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - and of course, any salty potato chip, soy chip like product for dipping

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: yankeefan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The soft pretzel and hot sauce idea sounds great.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Someone up above said having it with meat loaf. Yeah.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Someone else said Kimchee, I don't know what that is, so I'm gonna google it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Tequilasunr1se

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kimchee or kimchi is spicy fermented cabbage - a traditional Korean condiment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ahh I didn't see your response already. =)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: Tequilasunr1se

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It is pickled Cabbage, very spicy, usually with onions and other add ons. Very yummy! It is A Korean food. Becoming very popular in America though.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And boy is it good with cottage cheese!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: BeaN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have never had it like this, but I sure will try now! =)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In a related vein, cottage cheese is good with Halushki. That being cabbage and noodles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Freshly ground black pepper. Mmmmm-mmm!!! That said, my hubby was convinced that he hated pepper when I married him and he thought he knew his taste buds extremely well because he worked in a restaurant and tasted many things. I tried to explain to him that fresh ground pepper is so much better than already ground and old pepper but it wasn't until sometime last year that he finally ended up having a taste of my cottage cheese with 3 peppercorns pepper freshly ground on top that he changed his mind. Now he eats it like that all the time. He also eats his eggs this way now. He still kind of thinks that the gourmet 3 peppercorn pepper makes the difference though. Who knows, maybe it does somewhat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That said, I do also like pineapple or peaches or other fresh fruits when I don't opt for the pepper. This is very yummy as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If your enjoy pepper on cc, try lemon pepper...very good and simple for a quick breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Gail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Can you grind it fresh? It sounds interesting. =)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              >>>www.penzeys.com<<<

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You might find it here. I just buy Lawry's at my market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Gail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                They probably have it at mine. =) Will look next time I get groceries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Chiffonade (or cut to your desired size) some arugula, romaine, or escarole or a mixture of whatever you want, mound with cottage cheese, add a large spoonful of capers and another tablespoon or two to taste of the caper juice, a lot of pepper, and fly to heaven while eating.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. We prefer savory...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cottage cheese with chopped summer garden tomatoes, chopped red onions, and (believe it, or not!) a couple of shakes of Frank's red hot sauce (I like mine with a shake of spicy Mrs. Dash, too).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Also great on buttered baked potatoes with all of your favorite toppings piled on (i.e. chopped onions, diced ham, bacon, a little grated cheddar...).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saw the Frank's and couldn't resist -

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I definitely have a cottage cheese eating disorder.. took me 4 years to FINALLY start liking it, now I can't eat enough..... I could easily eat 4lbs a day... but I limit myself to 1/4 -1/2lb a day..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My latest craze has been cottage cheese on toast with Sriracha - the Thai hot sauce on it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I don't have Frank's but I bet it tastes great!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ohhh, I am trying it. We (my hubby and I) finally found Franks in one of our local stores and we LOVE it!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Frank's but I think with cottage cheese it might be a little too bit vinegary. Mind you, I put A LOT of hotsauce on my food, and with cottage I think Sriracha is a good one.. on 1 slice of toast, I probably put 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese and 2 tablespoons of sriracha.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Try cottage cheese with Frank's Chili Lime- you won't be sorry!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: eclecticsynergy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I've never heard of that ... i'll have to look now ... it sounds amazing. Thanks for the heads up! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Cottage cheese with fresh cracked pepper then topped with tahini, for you peple that like c.c with peanut butter. Try this on toasted sesame seed bagel. Top off the tahini with cayenne pepper. Perhaps try a couple slices of banana to the mix. Get creative!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Mix cc with a tbsp on pumpkin, pumpkin spice and a little maple syrup and/or sugar/splenda.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Jacey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hmmm, jacey, you might like to try trader joe's pumpkin butter like this. it's also dee-licious in oatmeal!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Cottage cheese is really good in a toasted pita bread and mixed with chilli jam or red pepper jam. My favorite brand is English and it's called Longley. It's not available everywhere here but it is sublime. Usually available in health food type stores. David Lebovitz even mentioned it on his blog recently. I am surprised it is available in Paris. I believe that it is the best cottage cheese available in the UK. It's not sloppy, has a small curd and doesn't have any sour taste. After reading many different posts on here and on another thread I tried sauteeing onions and then added wholewheat noodles and cottage cheese. I also added lots of freshly ground black pepper and salt. Very comforting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. sjb5511

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My favorite way to eat cottage is 1/2 c. cottage, 1/4 c. tuna (water packed) and 1 tsp of horseradish (not the sauce). A slice of toast of some low cal crackers. It sounds weird but very good and a nice diet lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Right now I'm eating cottage cheese with sliced, unsalted almonds and some "mixed peel" for a little sweetness. Sometimes I sub in apples and peanut butter - they all provide a great pre-bedtime snack because CC is a slow digesting protein and eating it before I go to bed lets me run in the morning without having to eat much breakfast pre-run.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              this post has been invading my mind for weeks, and i have had cottage cheese for like, 2+ meals a day the past couple days. with strawberry jam for breakfast yesterday, with tomato, scallions, salt and freshly ground pepper for dinner, and then with avocado and S&P for a late night snack. Then today? with pineapple chunks for lunch and snack, and for dinner? with those tiny canned shrimp, scallions, s&p. And then for a late night snack? again with avocado. I'm so hooked.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I scramble eggs with non fat cottage cheese.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i've eaten CC at least once pretty much every day for the past 15 years. LOVE the stuff! lately i've been eating it for breakfast with ground flax or chia, fresh blackberries or gingered blueberry compote, and almond butter or chopped nuts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  we're expecting major storms here in SD this week, so i think the shift in weather will call for a shift in flavors. maybe pumpkin & maple syrup, peanut butter and cinnamon...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on the savory end, sriracha is always great. or avocado with scallion, tomato, and s&p, maybe some chopped fresh herbs...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pretty neutral, actually. similar to flax seeds - just a hint of nuttiness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        aren't they gritty?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        do you sprout the chia, too?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ch-ch-ch-chia!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: alkapal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i confess, i sometimes sing "ch-ch-ch-chia" when i take them out :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          they're not gritty at all - the whole seeds have the texture of poppy seeds, and when ground, they're somewhere between ground flax and coarse almond meal...and no, i don't sprout them - i buy the whole seeds in bulk and grind them as i need them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FWIW, i only buy organic seeds - this is one of those instances where i can absolutely justify paying a premium because aparently the seeds absorb a lot of the nutrients and other organic compounds from the soil in which they're grown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can't wait to try! If they are anything like flax, which I love, I know I will adore them! :) Can you find them in the warehouse?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. not sure why so many people fund it weird or gross but bananas in cottage cheese are the best!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. oooh - a ton of fresh ground pepper OR pineapple. I love cottage cheese on the side. I prefer it to fries w/ a burger.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: JerryMe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I sprinkle green tabasco on cottage cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I know no one else will say this but another CC -- "creamed corn." Sounds odd, but the contrast of textures and heat against cold is wonderful. Discovered it on accident as a kid and suddenly have a renewed craving.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. SAUERKRAUT! OMG. Nothing sweet on my curds, thank you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: SanityRemoved

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Or celery seed and seasoned salt- I prefer Herbamare because every grain of salt contains the full herbal flavor...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. If you like it with apples, you will LOVE it with applesauce! Yummy!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I've been having CC with maple-almond granola mixed in pretty much every day for breakfast for the last month or so. Yummy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For savory, nothing (used to) beat Las Vegas' Alpine Village Inn's CC Seasoning mix. I have an empty jar with ingredients listed, and I know someone posted relative amounts here on chowhound at some point. I just need to take the list to the store and pick up some of the items!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. A little A1 steak sauce is good, as is Chipotle version Tabasco.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Tripeler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I love the Chipotle tobasco! I'll have to give that a try!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cottage cheese just screams for heat, doesn't it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I haven't tried it yet ... I still have to go buy my large Sams warehouse size cottage cheese. :) I will let you know how I like it then... I actually haven't ever put anything spicier than black pepper (which really isn't) on my cottage cheese, but I do love almost many of my foods spicy so I think I will love it. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Okay, I finally tried the Chipotle Tabasco and it is good! After the first bite it needed something though, and some fresh ground pepper did the trick. Thanks for this idea, I will be enjoying this again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. After 4 years of posts I am surprised not to have seen my favorite cc mix,green onion ,buttermilk,salt and pepper,served alone or with well done toast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I like it with cut-up vegetables (spring onion, carrot, celery etc.) and lots of freshly ground pepper. I can't stand it with fruit or anything sweet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I had it this way at an ancient New England inn (for the life of me I can't remember the name): Very cold dry-ish curd cottage cheese was mixed with lots of freshly minced chives and salt and pepper, and served with small garlic croutons (made from slices of a baguette brushed with garlic butter and toasted). Ridiculously simple, but one of the best starters I've ever eaten.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh, and as a kid I loved it scooped up in Fritos!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: soyarra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That sounds superb. Will recreate that asap. My mother used to serve us cottage cheese as a vegetable when we were kids and I used to like it with steak and mashed potatoes with sliced tomatoes on the side. Have no desire to eat it like that now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. I just bought cottage cheese last night, it's a staple in our refrigerator. I put fresh cracked pepper and fresh cracked salt on it followed by sliced bananas or fresh sliced pear. Mmmmm......

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. On top of brown beans with cornbread and onions

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: vafarmwife

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I like it next to a nice, fluffy serving of scrambled eggs, plenty of fresh cracked pepper and a bit of salt on each.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When I was little, I loved it mixed with spinach pastina.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Barbecued potato chips. Ruffles Barbecue Potato Chips.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Think of cottage cheese as a poor-man's cousin to ricotta and eat some with left-over marinara sauce. Sounds weird, I know, but it's good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                So funny, I was just going to comment on this again and say use in lasagna! lol. Even blend it a tad bit to make it smoother.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: DishDelish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like cottage chesse in my lasanga better than ricotta. It comes out nice and gooey and stringy, while ricotta can be kind of dry and mealy. Call me a philistine if you must.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: flavrmeistr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have met many people who share your opinion. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For my lasagna tastes, a combination of both seems to yield better results than either one by itself...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. i took a trip down memory lane this morning. i was craving cantaloupe yesterday so i went out and bought a beautiful, ripe Dulcinea...had some with cottage cheese and blueberries for breakfast today - total flashback to the diet plate at the diner and pool club when i was a kid!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Pastor Chuck's applesauce. You can find it in Midcoast Maine. OMG. I just had some for the first time. Sooo good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. CC in a bowl w/ CAN cut green beans w/ italian dressing on top.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CC in a bowl w/ tabasco.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CC pancakes w/ lemon juice and powdered sugar on top.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1, Friendship whipped small curd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Cabot country style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Oh and lots of pepper,celery salt and Old Bay!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Pennsylvania Dutch/ Amish Apple Butter with cottage cheese, of course! Lancaster County, PA- it's a staple at just about every restaurant. Kitchen Kettle Village makes a great apple butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Even cottage cheese with a little jam. On toast. Actually when I was a kid I would experiment with spices on cottage cheese. I learned what to mix and not to mix. Reading all the "weird" combinations brought back great cottage cheese memories. Oh how about in a crepe? I make pancakes with cottage cheese when I run out of milk - delish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. i used bacon salt -- not much -- and made a "dip" for crackers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. First of all I love Trader Joe's small curd cottage cheese, so creamy. Yesterday I made some fresh pico de gallo with my own garden tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, fresh like juice, oregano, s&p and jalapeno. Fresh crunchy celery. A scoop of celery on the stick, then add the salsa with a small spoon - heaven.

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