Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Cottage Cheese... how to spice it up?




Serbrider
02-24-2011, 09:48 PM
Ok... so... I'm trying to get in some good protein for a post-work snack... and I have this huge container of cottage cheese in the fridge. I don't remember ever having cottage cheese before... and I don't know what I was expecting... but it just... well... the taste makes me want to throw up. :p

BUT... I also know that tastes can be masked... but somewhat cut up grapes isn't cutting it. :p

So... what do you guys put in with cottage cheese to make it taste better?


VickieLou
02-24-2011, 10:08 PM
Here are some ideas:

Put cinnamon and raisins in it.

Put half yougurt and half cottage cheese.

Make pancakes with it. I don't know a recipe off hand but someone else might have one. Maybe, under W.W. receipes.

Put Peaches or blueberries or strawberries on it and walnuts or almonds.

Use it in lasagne.

Put it on a baked potatoe.

I hope you like some of these ideas.

I use the 4% small curd. Some of the lowfat ones aren't very appealing to me either.

Serbrider
02-24-2011, 10:16 PM
I think this one's large curd... and... well... I've forced down two bites... and now I don't even feel like eating the grapes I put in it...

*sigh*

Thanks so much for the recipes! :) I just wanting this as a meatless alternative for protein something after workouts... until I use this up and can get some whey protein to use in shakes or something... :p

Like I said... thanks!! :D


amandie
02-24-2011, 10:52 PM
That sucks you don't like it much but cool that you're trying to like it, lol.

I love hot sauce, crushed red pepper and black pepper mixed in and use it as a veggie dip for celery, cucumbers and baby carrots.

I also like it with balsamic vinegar and black pepper on top of salad.

As previous poster said, great subsititute for ricotta in pasta dishes and good on baked/mashed potatoes.

If it's still icky after all that then go with plain/flavored yogurt for the protein instead. You can strain it with cheesecloth to get the consistency of greek yogurt/sour cream but it halves the amount, though (1 cup of reg yogurt = 1/2 cup strained.)

Porthardygurl
02-25-2011, 01:42 AM
I love fruit cocktail with a little syrup over it mixed in with the cottage cheese with lots of banana..

i found a recipe for using cottage cheese and eggs to make flourless pancakes..those were amazing..you couldnt even taste the cottage cheese..

You could puree the cottage cheese and then add fruit and ice and make a smoothie..if you add orange juice, it should overpower the cottage cheese flavour..

My fave is to do cucumber chopped tomato and olives with cottage cheese, salt and pepper and balsamic viniger drizzled all over.

Cottage cheese pureed with vanilla and cooca and sugar or splenda and then semi frozen to make a ice cream type consistency and topped with a little whip might be good..

Shytowngal
02-25-2011, 02:59 AM
I like it with lots of pepper on top of warm toast.

back2reality
02-25-2011, 06:06 AM
I'm not a big fan of cottage cheese by itself. With some unsweetened applesauce, and half a banana cut up and mixed in, I enjoy it. I make protein pancakes using cottage cheese on occasion, as well as mixing the cottage cheese into pasta sauces, mashed potatoes, and some other dishes.

Protein pancakes (makes 4):
2 egg whites (or 1 egg)
1/2 c cottage cheese
1/4 c bisquick

Mix altogether, and drop onto hot skillet using 1/4c measuring cup. Cook like pancakes, turning once.

Hope this helps :D

Tejas
02-25-2011, 07:23 AM
I don't like it either, but I put it on a crispbread (like Wasa brand) and then put salsa on it. Then, I like it.

I also blend cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and skim milk with frozen fruit for a great smoothie. If it's not sweet enough, I add some agave nectar. Sometimes I will add low fat ricotta cheese to the mix, but sparingly.

fitkristi
02-25-2011, 08:29 AM
I think it greatly depends on the brand/fat content for me. I looooooove cottage cheese - but I can't stand Daisy cottage cheese, nor do I like the Target brand generic cottage cheese. And you won't catch me anywhere NEAR fat free - blech. So I'm pretty specific on the brands that I like, because they all vary in consistency.

That said, I love my cottage cheese plain, or with pepper. I have never been a fan of adding sweet stuff to it. I used to eat it with potato chips. ;)

AnnieDrews
02-25-2011, 11:38 AM
I slice up a banana, put 1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese in with it and stir it up good. The sweetness of the banana really makes it taste good to me.

I tried someone's suggestion once of putting frozen blueberries in it, but didn't like it. Not sweet enough.

We used to get a salad brought into our office that was cottage cheese, chopped english cucumber, green olives and fresh dill. I know it sounds weird, but it was delicious!!

JOLINA
02-25-2011, 02:48 PM
I just add a very small can of chilled fruit cocktail to a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese in a bowl. Juice and all.
Plain canned peaches are great too. Or canned mandarin oranges. Be sure and add all the juice.
Swirl it around.
It tastes great that way.

LLBoldAsLove87
02-25-2011, 09:41 PM
I'm not a big fan of cottage cheese by itself. With some unsweetened applesauce, and half a banana cut up and mixed in, I enjoy it. I make protein pancakes using cottage cheese on occasion, as well as mixing the cottage cheese into pasta sauces, mashed potatoes, and some other dishes.

Protein pancakes (makes 4):
2 egg whites (or 1 egg)
1/2 c cottage cheese
1/4 c bisquick

Mix altogether, and drop onto hot skillet using 1/4c measuring cup. Cook like pancakes, turning once.

Hope this helps :D

Um.... THANK you! I saw this earlier and made some for dinner tonight... can I say, YUM!

Jonesie
02-26-2011, 07:38 AM
Pepper and tomato slices. So good.

reptogirl
03-02-2011, 02:03 AM
cottage cheese and tomatoes one of my top 10 fav foods..and when i didn't have tomatoes i would add ketsup..love the tomato and creamy mixture.

also good with black pepper and salt, personally i can't imagine putting fruit in it, it sounds gross

Jonesie
03-02-2011, 06:47 AM
Reptogirl. We are both so from Indiana and the tomatoes in cottage cheese proves it. Hah!

SpeedGracer
03-07-2011, 03:22 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE cottage cheese with pineapples. I get the pack from costco- dole gold, drain it and then dump half the can into by bowl with a cup or two of cottage cheese. Yum!

My MIL swears by cottage cheese with salsa and peanuts. I haven't tried the combo myself, but thought I'd share!

Grace

Stacey135
03-08-2011, 10:06 AM
Hi Everyone!!! I have just returned after no being here for 5 years and I saw this forum.......Love cottage cheese and I love eating it with savory spices and tomatoes, olives, cucumber.....possibilities are endless. Have a great day, Stacey

Smashley
03-08-2011, 06:49 PM
It took me awhile to get used to Cottage Cheese, but it is now a staple in my house. I prefer it savory. So I add it to my pasta sauces, lasgna, on top of veggies, with cracked black pepper. It really does take on the taste of what you mix it with, so I try and mix it with everything I can.
I also love Cottage Cheese Pancakes.

1/2 cup whole grain oats
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
4 egg whites
1 tsp of vanilla

Mix everything in a blender and cook just like regular pancakes.
The whole batch is worth 7 points (before toppings) I'm making it tonight for Pancake Tuesday. It may seem a little higher in points than regular pancakes but they are clean, and keep you full and satisfied where regular pancakes have no health benefits.

Once cooked I top with apples, pumpkin pie spice, almonds or walnuts and a dab of honey. It keeps me full for hours on end and is so much healthier than regular pancakes.

PinknPurple
03-08-2011, 10:53 PM
I used to hate yogurt with a passion, but started having some for breakfast every day just to see if I could learn to like it. The moral of this story is you may be able to teach yourself to like cottage cheese the more you try. As for me, I like to scoop out the seeds from half of a cantaloupe and put cottage cheese in the middle, then decide which kind of bites I want to take as I eat it.