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Recipes using cottage cheese?

Hi, I've searched the boards and can't find many answers to my query. I have a tub of lowfat cottage cheese in my fridge and I'd like to use it up. I'm tired of eating it plain just with toppings...got any cooking recipes that require cottage cheese as an ingredient? People have mentioned cheesecake--is there a recipe out there? Thanks.

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  1. I suppose you could use it instead of ricotta in lasagne. Have you tried it for breakfast with sliced avocado on top?

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    1. re: Gail

      Mmmmm. I just discovered the avocado and cottage cheese combo this weekend (with green onion, red bell, salt, lotsa pepper, tabasco). Good stuff

    2. I've got this addictive cottage cheese pancake recipe you may like:
      1 cup regular rolled oats
      1 cup cottage cheese
      1/4 cup egg whites
      1/4 cup milk
      1 small banana
      1 tsp vanilla extract
      cinnamon

      Puree all ingredients in a blender; then cook in an oil-sprayed pan (I usually use about 3 tbsp of batter per pancake). Top with berries, yogurt, maple syrup, etc.

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      1. re: jeni1002

        I'm going to have to try this. I LOVE both oatmeal and cottage cheese. Thanks.

      2. Besides the obvious use for salads, etc., I sometimes use cottage cheese in crepes, tacos, lasagna of course, as a topping on wheat or rye crackers with a bit of chopped olive, mixed with coconut/pineapple/cinnamon for a refreshing summer dessert, as a dollop (when sour cream isn't available) on hearty soups.
        I love the idea of avocado stuffed with cottage cheese and ??? your imagination. Wonder how that combination would work with a few shrimp in the mix.

        1. In the spice department of your grocery store, buy a small bottle of dried mixed vegetables. It has dried peppers, carrots, celery, onions, maybe bits of tomato and maybe other stuff too. I think the dried vegetables are marketed as soup "starters," but you could dump the whole bottle into a large carton of cottage cheese, stir it, and then wait 24 hours for the vegetables to rehydrate. You'll end up with a nicely flavored, attractive, cottage cheese useful as a light lunch entree.

          1. I like cottage cheese on baked potatoes with a bit of fresh gound pepper. Also just plain old egg noodles mixed with cottage cheese and fresh ground pepper. And I have used it in sort of a baked ziti. And I have a recipe for a spinach cheese bake that is easy and it uses cottage cheese.

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            1. re: valerie

              Noodles and cottage cheese is a comfort food for me. In addition to a good amount of pepper, a green herb such as dill or chives is really good in this.