15 Best Cottage Cheese Snacks High In Protein

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Looking for a tasty protein fix? These cottage cheese snacks are exactly what you need. From crunchy toasts to creamy smoothies, I know you’ll find something here that hits the spot!

And if you are looking for more high-protein snack inspiration, check these 25 High-Protein Snacks To Supercharge Your Energy or these 29 Best High Protein Vegan Snacks.

Cottage cheese cookies and cottage cheese ice cream with raspberries.

In my book, cottage cheese is a seriously underrated ingredient.

It’s creamy, packed with protein, and low in fat, and since it tastes pretty mild, you can use it in sweet or savory snacks.

That’s why I’ve put together a list of my favorite cottage cheese snacks. 

They’re simple to make and show how this ingredient can shine in different recipes. 

From ice cream to egg bites and muffins, I am confident there’s something here you’ll love!

Why Should You Add Cottage Cheese to Your Snack Rotation?

There are so many reasons to turn cottage cheese into your favorite snack!

Cottage cheese is:

  • High in Protein, Low in Calories: What more could you want from a snack?
  • Versatile: Its mild flavor makes it the perfect addition to both sweet and savory recipes.
  • Rich in Nutrients: It’s rich in calcium, B12, potassium, and phosphorus (source).
  • Cheap and Convenient: It’s easy to find and not expensive!

15 Healthy Cottage Cheese Snacks

Cottage Cheese Toast

7 Cottage cheese toast with different toppings.

A versatile snack that you can top with sweet or savory ingredients depending on your mood?

Now that’s what I’m talking about!

I love using sourdough for this recipe as it’s much more nutritious and has a glorious crunch.

But when it comes to toppings, feel free to experiment with tomatoes, avocado, smoked salmon, fruit, and chocolate!

Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

Cottage cheese ice cream with raspberries.

Forget Ben & Jerry’s, as this is one of the cottage cheese snacks that’s sweet, satisfying, and simple to make!

It combines cottage cheese with honey (for sweetness!), vanilla, raspberries, and old-school graham crackers.

The result is super velvety, and you also get a pleasant hit of tartness from the fresh berries!

Cottage Cheese Smoothie

A glass of cottage cheese smoothie with fresh strawberry on a table.

I adore this cottage cheese smoothie as it’s fiber-rich, super creamy, and sweetened with dates.

That’s right, there’s no added sugar in this hearty and protein-packed recipe!

Although the strawberries and bananas give the smoothie a sweet base, I love the hit of healthy fats from the almond butter.

Snack of dreams? It’s just a blender button away!

Garlic Herb Cottage Cheese Dip

A bowl of garlic herb cottage cheese dip.

This is one of my all-time favorite cottage cheese snacks, and you need just 5 simple ingredients!

It’s filled with protein, super flavorful, and perfect for dipping fresh veggies or pita bread. 

You can also spread it on sandwiches or a warm toast if you want something more substantial at snack time!

Cottage Cheese with Fruit

A bowl of cottage cheese with fruits on a table.

I’m always in the mood for a snack bowl, and adding fruit to the mix sweetens things up perfectly!

This simple recipe gets a pleasant sweetness from a squeeze of honey and tanginess from the cottage cheese.

It’s super tasty with berries and a spoonful of granola.

But a pinch of cinnamon makes this one of my go-to healthy snacks when craving fall flavors!

Cottage Cheese Cookies

A stack of cottage cheese cookies.

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are gluten-free, low in sugar, and contain absolutely no oil.

Blended cottage cheese and oat flour keep the cookies perfectly soft. 

But it’s the smattering of chocolate chips that keep things indulgent.

And did I mention that this can be whipped up in a food processor?

Hello, easy clean-up!

Cottage Cheese Egg Bites

A bunch of cottage cheese bites on a table.

These cottage cheese egg bites are a fantastic alternative to old-school egg muffins (and they’re ready in 10 minutes flat!).

The dill in the cottage cheese adds so much flavor, and I can’t get enough of the sweet bell pepper.

And trust me – the garlic powder adds just enough savory goodness to keep you coming back for seconds.

Cottage Cheese Chocolate Chip Peanut Muffins

A batch of cottage cheese chocolate chip peanut muffins.

When Meal Prep Sunday rolls around, why not set yourself up with this delicious cottage cheese snack for the week?

These gooey muffins are packed with healthy fat from the peanut butter, and the melted chocolate is just divine.

Plus, the blended cottage cheese, coconut oil, and banana base keep these muffins moist without any butter!

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

A hand pouring honey into a stack of cottage cheese pancakes.

Instagram-worthy banana pancakes are old news with these on the menu!

Instead of mashed banana, these pancakes combine flour, whole milk, and cottage cheese.

They beat any buttermilk recipe I’ve ever tried and are loaded with high-quality protein.

Just top with maple syrup, berries, and a dollop of Greek yogurt for the ultimate pancake bonanza!

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

A bowl of buffalo chicken dip on a table.

When planning a Tex-Mex feast, I almost always pull out this easy cottage cheese snack.

The Greek yogurt and cottage cheese keep the dip ridiculously creamy, and the jalapenos add a spicy kick.

As there’s plenty of shredded chicken in this recipe, you can even get away with eating it as a main meal with tortillas!

Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats

A jar of cottage cheese overnight oats on atable.

Overnight oats are not just good for breakfast. They are also a filling and healthy snack.

For this version, you’ll need old-fashioned oats, creamy cottage cheese, protein powder, and chia seeds to keep you full for hours.

Just sweeten it with a dash of honey, throw on some berries, and you’ll have the ultimate mason jar snack-to-go!

Protein Bagels with Cottage Cheese

A batch of bagels with cottage cheese.

Transport yourself straight to the delis of NYC with these glorious cottage cheese bagels!

They’re infused with cottage cheese, which instantly boosts the protein factor, and contain just 5 ingredients.

Spread them with homemade hummus and cream cheese, or top them with smoked salmon for a delicious light lunch.

Frozen Peanut Butter Cottage Cheese Pie

Frozen peanut butter cottage cheese pie with slices on a plate.

If you’ve been searching for cottage cheese snacks that rival classic cheesecakes, I have a pie that’s calling your name!

This no-bake dessert is so easy to make and combines peanut butter with cottage cheese and a pretzel pie crust.

It’s sweet ‘n salty and can be frozen for as long as you want (yup – you can enjoy it all summer long!).

Cottage Cheese Pudding

A bowl of cottage cheese pudding topped with chocolate nibs, drizzled with peanut butter.

If you’re like me and you love chocolate mousse, this cottage cheese, banana, and peanut flour pudding is a dream.

The cottage cheese is blended with cocoa powder for a seriously chocolatey flavor.

Plus, you just need a drizzle of honey to sweeten things up without sugar!

Eat it as-is, or drizzle it with homemade almond butter!

Protein Cookie Dough

A jar of protein cookie dough on a table.

I’m always on the lookout for protein-packed snacks, and this 5-minute wonder that fits the bill!

The cottage cheese gives you a glorious creaminess, while the almond flour offers texture and thickness.

Oh, and don’t forget the dark chocolate chips that sweeten things up!

So good!

More Snack Recipes You’ll Love

Love cottage cheese? Check out these 25 Best Cottage Cheese Recipes (Sweet + Savory).

Which one is your favorite cottage cheese snack? Let me know in the comments!

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15 Best Cottage Cheese Snacks

Looking for a tasty protein fix? These cottage cheese snacks are exactly what you need. From crunchy toasts to creamy smoothies, I know you’ll find something here that hits the spot!
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Author: Sara Trezzi


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