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Whipped Cottage Cheese Recipe

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Meet the elevated sibling to humble cottage cheese – whipped cottage cheese. Through processing or blending, you’re doing two things – turning the texture from curd to creamy and adding air for a whipped and light consistency. You can use this blended cottage cheese in a savory breakfast plate like I have here, or enjoy it with sweeter flavors as well. Check out these trendy cottage cheese recipes for more ideas and sneaky high-protein recipes if you’re here for the protein.

The texture of whipped cottage cheese is similar to ricotta, so you can also use it in any of these ricotta toast ideas or scoop a spoonful into an acai bowl for a creamy protein boost. No matter how you’re serving it, if it’s for breakfast, be sure to serve it up with a latte, classic cappuccino, lavender latte, dirty chai, espresso tonic, or sweet cream cold foam cold brew. (Tea is ok too if you prefer. ;))

plate of whipped cottage cheese with a fried egg and chili oil

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

What is Whipped Cottage Cheese?

This whipped cottage cheese recipe is just as it sounds – cottage cheese that has been blended or whipped until smooth and creamy. It maintains the flavor of cottage cheese (and it’s desirable protein content), but has a smooth and creamy texture. Then it’s up to you to decide how to use it, I’m sharing plenty of sweet and savory whipped cottage cheese ideas below.

Whipped cottage cheese on a spoon.

What You’ll Love About this Whipped Cottage Cheese Breakfast

  • Delicious, savory flavors
  • High in protein
  • Easy to make
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Fun and different breakfast
  • Incredibly versatile – so many ways to use it

Ingredients

  • Cottage cheese – I prefer to buy and use full-fat cottage cheese (and dairy in general) as I feel it has the best flavor and is most satisfying, however, you can use any type of cottage cheese that you like.
  • Cucumber – I recommend the small Persian cucumbers or English cucumbers or use whatever type of cucumber you like best.
  • Tomatoes – Use whatever type of tomatoes would be the best quality. Outside of the summer, I typically stick with grape or cherry tomatoes. You could also use roasted grape tomatoes if you prefer. It would be delicious.
  • Drizzles/Flavor – High-quality olive oil, chili crisp oil, flaky sea salt, freshly cracked pepper
  • Egg – I recommend an egg with a runny yolk if you’re into that type of thing, fried egg, a soft-boiled egg, or even a poached egg are all great options. Or cook to your preference.
  • Pita bread – I recommend making these air fryer pita bread for the best flavor and fresh crunch.
Ingredients to make whipped cottage cheese recipe

How to Make Whipped Cottage Cheese

This is an overview on how to whip cottage cheese and how to put together a savory whipped cottage cheese breakfast, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Blend cottage cheese. Place cottage cheese in a blender or small food processor and blend/process until smooth.
whipped cottage cheese gif
Cook egg. Cook according to your preference. For this savory spread, I would recommend a fried egg, soft-boiled egg, or even a poached egg.
Assemble savory spread. Spread blended cottage cheese on a plate or shallow bowl and arrange sliced cucumbers and sliced tomatoes over part of the cottage cheese mixture. Drizzle everything with olive oil and season with freshly cracked pepper and flaky salt. Place fried egg over the top and drizzle with chili crisp oil. Serve with pita bread.
Whipped cottage cheese with vegetables

What To Do with Blended Cottage Cheese

There are so many ways to go with blended cottage cheese recipes like this one. You can go sweet, savory, or somewhere in between. Here are some general ideas to get you started:

  • Toast – You can go sweet or savory by spreading the blended cottage cheese onto toast. Spread a layer onto hummus toast, avocado toast, or even a creamy peanut butter toast.
  • Dips – This whipped cottage cheese dip is incredibly simple to pull together and is made with pantry staples in addition to the cottage cheese. It could also be delicious used in this whipped lemon feta dip – swap out the cream cheese for cottage cheese, or part of it. And I’m even tempted to try swapping it out for the cream cheese in chili dip!
  • Dessert – I’m not big on trying to turn nutritious foods into desserts, but I did see recipes for cottage cheese whipped with sugar-free jello or pudding mix. And of course, some people like to make ice cream out of cottage cheese. You could also swirl it with some jam or fruit preserves for a sweeter treat or top it with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.
Sweet whipped cottage cheese on toast wtih strawberries.

Storage Instructions

Store blended cottage cheese in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can you freeze blended cottage cheese?

I do not recommend freezing blended cottage cheese as freezing dairy can change the texture.

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Hand scooping blended cottage cheese with pita bread

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plate of whipped cottage cheese with a fried egg and chili oil

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Description

One of bite of this whipped cottage cheese and you’ll be obsessed! This savory spread has blended cottage cheese, veggies, and an egg all scooped up with pita. 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • sliced cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
  • grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fried egg (with runny yolk)
  • chili crisp oil
  • pita bread

Instructions

  1. Place cottage cheese in a food processor and process until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  2. Spread onto a plate and place sliced cucumbers and tomatoes around one edge. Drizzle everything with olive oil and season with freshly cracked pepper and flaky sea salt.
  3. Place fried egg on top and drizzle with chili crisp oil. Serve with toasted pita bread for scooping.


Notes

  • Nutrition facts are an estimate and are calculated with 1/2 cup cucumber, 1/2 cup tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 egg, and 1 large pita bread. How you actually put this spread together will change the estimates. 

Keywords: whipped cottage cheese, blended cottage cheese

Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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  1. Susan

    Love making a batch of the cottage cheese for easy breakfasts! The combo with eggs and chili crisp is incredible!






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