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Creamy Cottage Cheese Eggs – A High Protein Breakfast

Creamy cottage cheese eggs will change your life. Dramatic? Maybe. But also not, because they are that good! If being the best scrambled eggs wasn’t enough, the added bonus is that cottage cheese eggs are high in protein, giving you a great start to the day!

In this post I’ll show you how to make them, and try and convince you to start adding these cheesy eggs into your breakfast rotation. They are perfect any day of the week!

top view of a breakfast plate with creamy cottage cheese eggs, bacon, avocado and sourdough tortilla next to a glass of orange juice

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Why Cottage Cheese Eggs?

Cottage cheese is considered a fresh cheese (not aged), and is a great source of protein, without being overly high in carbs or fat. One cup of cottage cheese has on average about 30 grams of protein! On top of the extra protein boost, cottage cheese also contains phosphorous, selenium, riboflavin and vitamin B12 (source).

Adding cottage cheese makes extremely creamy and fluffy eggs that are way better than regular cheesy eggs. The cottage cheese adds an irresistibly savory flavor that is hard to beat. 

Looking for another high-protein breakfast idea? Try this protein berry smoothie bowl recipe.

Ingredients for Cottage Cheese Eggs

This healthy breakfast only requires a few main ingredients:

  1. 2-3 Eggs (obviously). Whole eggs because yolks are good and we love those healthy fats! Of course you can always do egg whites if you prefer. 
  2. 1/2 Cup of Cottage Cheese. In my experience, small curd cottage cheese give the best results. I’ve found that small curd cottage cheese mixes in smoother and creamier. 
  3. Butter or cooking oil of choice. 
  4. Salt & Pepper or preferred seasonings. Fresh herbs would also be delicious!
close up view of creamy cottage cheese eggs

How To Make Cottage Cheese Eggs

The nice thing about this breakfast recipe is that it’s barely different from regular scrambled eggs. 

1. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. You can also use your trusty cast iron skillet for this, but the cottage cheese might stick a bit. 

2. Once the pan is warm, add some butter or coconut oil. I told you we like our healthy fats around here! My personal preference is butter. 

3. Crack 2-3 whole eggs into the center of the pan. How hungry are you? Only you can answer that question. *

Top view of two eggs frying in a grey non-stick pan

4. Add a pinch of salt & black pepper.

5. Cook the eggs just like you would if you were making scrambled eggs. Scramble them gently with a silicone spatula. 

6. Just before the eggs are done (like 90% cooked), add 1/2 cup of cottage cheese directly to the egg mixture. Stir everything together. 

7. Continue to cook and “simmer” the eggs until they begin to thicken. Stir occasionally. 

8. Once the cottage cheese eggs have started to thicken into a nice fluffy texture, remove from the pan and serve! Top with fresh herbs, if using. 

top view of creamy cottage cheese eggs in a grey non stick skillet

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in a glass container in the fridge for a few days. 

*If you like to scramble your eggs before adding them to the pan, that works too. Use a fork to whisk them together in a large bowl before adding them to the preheated pan. 

Creamy Cottage Cheese Eggs

Creamy cottage cheese eggs will quickly become your new favorite breakfast. They are easy to make, irresistibly cheesy and high in protein!
Print Recipe
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 Non-stick pan
  • 1 Silicone spatula

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Eggs whole eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese Small curd
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tb Butter or cooking oil

Instructions

  • Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat
  • Once the pan is warm, add your butter or other oil to the pan.
  • Crack 2-3 eggs into the center of the pan.
  • Sprinkle the eggs with a little bit of salt and pepper.
  • Cook the eggs just like you would if you were making scrambled eggs. Stir them gently with a silicone spatula as they cook.
  • When the eggs are just about cooked all the way (about 90% done), add 1/2 cup of cottage cheese into the pan. Stir everything together.
  • Continue to cook the eggs. The cottage cheese will begin to simmer, and the mixture will continue to thicken as it cooks.
  • Stir occasionally until the eggs are thick and creamy.
  • Remove from the pan, serve and enjoy!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, eggs, high protein
Servings: 1


What to Eat With It?

This high-protein breakfast is great all on it’s own, but I love to add a side of sourdough (toast or tortillas) and bacon to really seal the deal. Cottage cheese eggs would also be great paired with some fresh fruit, sausage, or pancakes. All good options, and really you can’t go wrong with breakfast foods. 

top view of a breakfast plate with cottage cheese eggs, sourdough tortilla, bacon and avocado on a concrete countertop

Are Cottage Cheese Eggs Good For You?

These eggs are an excellent breakfast choice. They are high in protein, and a great source of healthy fats. This delicious breakfast is a good way to start your day off on the right foot. One serving of cottage cheese eggs (made with 2 whole eggs) provides: 

  • 255 Calories
  • 27 g Protein
  • 15g Fat
  • 5.4 g Carbohydrate
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What Kind of Cottage Cheese is Best For Creamy Cottage Cheese Eggs?

In my experience, small curd cottage cheese mixes the best with the eggs. Other than that, when buying cottage cheese organic is always best. This will ensure that the cottage cheese is made from non-gmo ingredients, and less use of additives and preservatives. It is also more likely to be made from grass-fed cows, which greatly increases the nutritional value of the cottage cheese. Always be on the lookout for added sugars and “natural flavors”, which are actually the opposite of natural. 

​Have you tried cottage cheese eggs? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments. Please leave a review too! 

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