Recipe with cottage cheese

recipe with cottage cheese

Cottage cheese:

Recipe with cottage cheese is a highly nutritious and versatile ingredient. Cottage cheese is made when an acid or vinegar is added to the pasteurized milk and it results in the separation of liquid and solid contents of the milk. After curd formation, it is cut into pieces that will help to drain out extra whey from the curds. The curds are again pressed and cooked to allow further whey to be removed.

Cottage cheese is the most popular dairy product used in a variety of recipes.

These protein-packed curds are used to make so many delicious things like from pasta and salads to cakes and desserts. Many diet conscious people love the cottage cheese as it is used as a low-fat topping for toast and jacket potatoes, and to make crispy fritters, etc. Deliciously creamy dips are also formed by using the fresh and mild cottage cheese.

Different types of recipes with cottage cheese:

Saucy spinach and cottage cheese stuffed chicken:

Cottage cheese is a good option for chicken breast stuffing, as compared to ricotta and mozzarella because it is low fat and protein-rich cheese.

Cottage cheese baked spaghetti:

This scrumptious baked spaghetti casserole with cottage cheese will become your favorite cottage cheese recipe.

Cottage cheese chocolate cake:

This cottage cheese chocolate cake is too yummy that no one can easily resist easting this.

Pecan cottage cheesecake pudding:

This cheese pudding is made with cottage cheese and sweetened with bananas. It can be served right after blending or you can also freeze its servings.

Savory crepe with blistered tomatoes and avocado:

Prepare the batter by adding cottage cheese, oats, and egg whites in the blender. Cook the crepes by using this blended mixture and then fill up these crepes with creamy avocado, and sweet tomatoes.

Make-Ahead breakfast casserole:

This delicious as well as filling breakfast casserole is made with bread, eggs, cottage cheese, broccoli, feta, and cheese.

Carrot cake oatmeal:

Adding a spoonful of cottage cheese will give a cream-cheese frosting flavor to this bowl of oats.

Cottage cheese and egg muffins:

These muffins made with cottage cheese are too good and can be stored for a week.

Strawberry cottage cheese mini muffins:

The cottage cheese addition in the recipe of these strawberry muffins will make them highly nutritious. The interesting thing is that no one can imagine that cottage cheese is hidden in these muffins.

Cottage cheese pancakes:

Pancakes are made with cottage cheese, eggs, and oats. Honey, sugar, or syrup serve the function of sweetener.

Cottage cheese deviled eggs:

Cottage cheese deviled eggs are super-delicious and are rich protein sources.

Salad with cottage cheese:

This is a very refreshing salad and full of crunchy cucumbers, juicy cherry tomatoes, and radishes. Cottage cheese will give it a creamy texture.

Lasagna with cottage cheese:

This tasty cottage cheese lasagna is for the meat lovers who want to enjoy ground beef along with Italian sausages.

These were just a few examples; there are a lot of recipes with cottage cheese. Here I will discuss the two recipes in detail.

Recipe:

Baked spaghetti casserole with cottage cheese

Recipe by ThecheesemacCourse: Main, DinnerCuisine: American, FrenchDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

300

kcal

This baked spaghetti is so delicious and healthy that even your kids will love it. It’s cheesy and full of nutrition, enriched with the flavor of cottage cheese, along with the angel hair pasta and taste of pizza sauce. The use of cottage cheese will not only improves its taste but also add nutrients to this recipe.

Ingredients

  • Angel hair pasta: 1 box (16 oz)

  • Ground beef: 1 lb

  • Onion: 1, finely diced

  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Pasta sauce: 1 jar (24 oz)

  • Seasoned salt: 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic powder: 1/2 teaspoon

  • Eggs: 2, large sized

  • Parmesan cheese: 1/3 cup, shredded or grated

  • Butter: 5 tablespoons, melted

  • Cottage cheese: 2 cups, 16 oz (whole-fat 4%)

  • Mozzarella cheese: 4 cups, shredded

Directions

  • Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to about 350 degrees. Take a 9×13 baking dish and prepare it by spraying with cooking oil.
  • Step 2: Cook angel hair pasta according to the directions mentioned in its box. When it is done completely, drain out the water and add the pasta in the pot.
  • Step 3: Take a skillet and add ground beef, onion, and salt in it and cook over medium heat until no longer pink. After cooking grounded beef add seasoned salt, pasta sauce, garlic powder and stir them over low heat. Cook it until it gets ready for assembling.
  • Step 4: Combine parmesan cheese, eggs, and melted butter in a small-sized mixing bowl and mix well. Pour this mixture over the freshly cooked hot pasta. Use a spatula to mix spaghetti and this mixture and try your best to coat all the spaghetti with this cheesy mixture.
  • Step 5: Now it’s a time to assemble the casserole, set half of the pasta mixture on the base of the baking dish, and then top it with half the low fat cottage cheese, half the mozzarella cheese, half the meat sauce. Repeat this whole process one more time.
  • Step 6: Spray the foil with cooking spray. Cover your baking dish with that side of aluminum foil that is sprayed and cooks it for 40 minutes. Then remove the foil and cook it for additional 15-20 minutes so that the cheese melt completely and its color turn light golden brown.
  • Step 7: Allow it to get cool for about 5 minutes and cut it into squares and then serve it with fresh parsley garnishing. This is enough for 8-12 people

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


Calories526

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 24g 37%
    • Saturated Fat 13g 65%
  • Cholesterol 127mg 43%
  • Sodium 881mg 37%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g 15%
    • Protein 31g 62%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

      Tips for making cottage cheese spaghetti:

      Don’t use pre-shredded cheese:

      Shred your cheese with hand. This freshly grated or shredded cheese will make a great difference in your dish as compared to the bagged pre-shredded cheese.

      Salt your pasta water:

      It is always recommended to add salt in boiling pasta or spaghetti water. This step is very important because it will add a delectable flavor to your pasta dish.

      Spray the tin foil with cooking spray:

      The side of the tin foil that touches the food must be sprayed with cooking spray, this will prevent the material from sticking to the foil.

      Angel hair spaghetti:

      Angel-hair spaghetti has its lovely flavor. Regular spaghetti noodles are too thick, so always prefer to use angel-hair spaghetti for better taste.

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