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Whipped cottage cheese? Uses?

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When I went to the store the other day, they were out of my usual cottage cheese, so I grabbed a different brand. Got it home and realized it was "whipped cottage cheese." It's advertised as "Spreadable!" on the case.

I've never heard of this. Somewhat confused, I tried eating it -- but it's all mushy. Why would anyone buy this? Is it meant to be eaten on its own, or is it supposed to be used in cooking? And, more importantly, what can I do with it before it goes bad? Thanks for any suggestions...

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  1. I remember my mother using it for dips in place of sour cream and in lasagna/manicotti in place of ricotta. So those are two directions to go. Also, good on blintzes and perogies.

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    1. re: escondido123

      Ah, ok. I did think that it seemed like a ricotta substitute, as I was spooning it out. So, I will go from there.

      It's also interesting to know that this isn't something new -- apparently I've been living under a rock for the past 30 years, because I'd never noticed this product or heard of it before!

      1. re: anakalia

        It's also delicious smeared on little toasts, with pieces of smoked salmon on top. Vegetarian version ucludes such toppings as radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. They are as delightful to eat as they are to look at.

    2. Egg and Cheese Casserole. Mix eggs, grated cheeses and whipped cottage cheese, add veggies, jalapena (if you like spicey) and bake.

      1. I love ricotta with toasted walnuts and honey drizzled on top. So it this might be good served the same.
        I have never heard of whipped cottage cheese. Sounds interesting.

        1. Sounds good for use in lasagna to make layers of cheese that normally would be ricotta.