Cottage Cheese Egg Bake

COTTAGE CHEESE EGG BAKE

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Looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast? This cottage cheese egg bake is your answer. It’s easy to make and packed with protein! This recipe is a winner for its simplicity and versatility. I kept it simple and delicious with eggs, creamy cottage cheese, fresh green onions, and a sprinkle of light shredded cheddar cheese, but you can always add your favorite ingredients to customize it to your liking. Trust me, once you taste it, you’ll want to make it a regular part of your breakfast lineup!

Why You Will Love This Egg Bake

  • It’s high-protein from the eggs and cottage cheese.
  • We kept it simple and easy to make.
  • Just mix all the ingredients and bake.
  • This egg bake is perfect for meal prep.
  • It’s an easy breakfast you can quickly reheat in the oven.
  • You can add your favorite mix-ins to customize it to your liking or keep it simple with green onions and cheese.

What Is A Cottage Cheese Egg Bake?

This cottage cheese egg bake is similar to a traditional egg bake, with the addition of cottage cheese. The cottage cheese adds additional protein and volume to the egg bake, and is not to be missed! This recipe is similar to a quiche and frittata. It is often also referred to as a breakfast casserole or egg casserole. It’s made with simple ingredients such as cottage cheese, whisked eggs, green onions, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Also, you can customize it with your favorite add-ins. It’s the perfect easy breakfast recipe with very minimal prep work!

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for cottage cheese egg bake
  • Eggs: Use egg large eggs for this egg bake recipe.
  • Cottage Cheese: You can use fat-free, low-fat, or full-fat cottage cheese. Use a 16-ounce container of cottage cheese for this recipe. The cottage cheese adds additional protein and creaminess to this egg bake.
  • Green Onions: Add the green parts of the sliced green onions to this egg bake.
  • Cheese: Add light shredded cheddar cheese to the egg bake.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season with salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Olive Oil Spray: Lightly spray the baking dish with oil.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Egg Bake

Step 1: Crack the eggs and add them to a large mixing bowl.

Eggs in a large mixing bowl

Then, whisk the eggs.

Whisked eggs in a large bowl

Step 2: Add the cottage cheese, the green parts of the sliced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the whisked eggs.

Green onions and cheese in whisked eggs bowl

Step 3: Thoroughly mix all the ingredients. Customize by mixing in an add-in of your choice. See our list of add-in ideas below.

Mixed egg mixture in bowl

Step 4: Lightly spray a 9×9 baking dish with olive oil. Then, pour the egg mixture into the baking dish. Bake it at 350°F for 50-60 minutes.

Egg mixture in baking dish

Step 5: Once cooked, carefully remove the egg bake from the oven and let it rest for about 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Cooked cottage cheese egg bake

Cottage Cheese Egg Bake Add-Ins

We wanted to keep this recipe simple so you could make it with sliced green onions and cheddar cheese, or add additional ingredients. As is, there is no need to sauté anything, which keeps it super simple. However, this egg bake is incredibly customizable and there are so many delicious add-ins. If you want, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of one of these add-ins to your egg bake. Here are some great add-in options:

  • Chopped bacon
  • Cooked chopped Italian or chicken sausage
  • Chopped cooked ham
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chopped fresh spinach or drained frozen spinach
  • Sautéed sliced mushrooms
  • Diced bell peppers

Serving Suggestions

After baking this egg bake, let it sit in the baking dish for about 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving it. When ready to slice it, cut it into four even-sized pieces. It makes for such a delicious protein-packed breakfast! You can serve this egg bake for breakfast, enjoy it for brunch, or bring it to a potluck. If you are serving it as part of a brunch spread, it would be perfect alongside our cottage cheese banana bread or strawberry banana pancakes.

Or, enjoy it on its own or with a side of fresh fruit or a piece of toast. Also, you can serve it with a side of roasted or air-fried potatoes or vegetables. If you want, top with more sliced green onions or fresh herbs such as chopped flat-leaf parsley or basil before serving. You can even add a dash of hot sauce for a kick of heat. For another option, top with sliced avocado for added creaminess, or enjoy it with a side of avocado toast. There are so many ways to serve this egg bake!

Expert Tips

  • Cottage Cheese Tip: If your cottage cheese is runny, you can strain it before adding it.
  • Let The Egg Bake Rest: Let the cooked egg bake rest for about 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving. It helps the flavors come together and allows the cottage cheese to set.
  • Ensure It’s Cooked: Ensure that the egg bake is fully cooked.
  • Green Parts Of The Onions: Only use the green parts of the sliced green onions for this recipe.
  • Combine The Ingredients: Thoroughly whisk the eggs and mix all the ingredients for this egg bake in the bowl to distribute everything evenly.

Storage Instructions

Leftovers can be stored for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Store them in an airtight container or wrap them in tinfoil. We don’t recommend storing this egg bake in the freezer as the cottage cheese may alter the texture once frozen. When ready to serve this egg bake again, reheat it in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes, or until warmed through.

Variations

  • Garlic: Add 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder for a hint of garlic flavor.
  • Add Heat: Add 2-3 tablespoons of finely diced and seeded jalapeño pepper to the egg bake for a kick of heat. Or, add hot sauce to taste when ready to serve.
  • Cheese To Use: We use either light shredded cheddar cheese or Trader Joe’s Mexican light cheese blend. You can swap it for crumbled feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, Monterey Jack, shredded mozzarella cheese, or your cheese of choice.
  • Add Veggies: You can add veggies to this egg bake such as sliced sautéed mushrooms and chopped spinach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make This Egg Bake Ahead Of Time?

Yes, you can make this cottage cheese egg bake ahead of time! It is the perfect make-ahead breakfast! Once cooked and cooled, place it in an airtight container or wrap it in foil and store it in the fridge.

How Long Does Cottage Cheese Egg Bake Last?

This cottage cheese egg bake will last up to four days from making it when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

Is Cottage Cheese Egg Bake Healthy?

Yes, this cottage cheese egg bake is a healthy option! It is lightened up and made with simple ingredients. It is low-carb and keto-friendly since there is no crust or flour. Also, it is low in fat and high in protein! Additionally, there isn’t any melted butter in this recipe and only a light spray of olive oil so it doesn’t stick to the baking dish.

How Much Protein Is In This Egg Bake?

One serving of this egg bake has about 24 grams of protein! This recipe makes four servings.

Is This Egg Bake Gluten-Free?

This cottage cheese egg bake is gluten-free since no flour is needed!

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COTTAGE CHEESE EGG BAKE

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

55

minutes
Calories

216

kcal

This cottage cheese egg bake is nutritious, easy to make, delicious, and high in protein! This recipe is a winner for its simplicity and versatility.

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Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs

  • 16 ounces of cottage cheese (fat-free, low-fat, or full-fat)

  • 1/3 CUP sliced green onions, green parts only

  • 1/2 CUP Trader Joe’s Mexican light cheese blend or light shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • olive oil spray

Directions

  • Crack the eggs and whisk them in a large bowl.
  • Add the cottage cheese, the green parts of the sliced green onions, shredded cheese, salt, and pepper to the bowl with the whisked eggs.
  • Thoroughly mix all the ingredients. Customize by mixing in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of an add-in of your choice such as sautéed sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes, cooked chopped sausage, cooked chopped bacon, or chopped fresh spinach.
  • Lightly spray a 9×9 baking dish with olive oil. Then, pour the egg bake mixture into the baking dish. Bake it at 350°F for 50-60 minutes, or until done.
  • Once cooked, carefully remove the egg bake from the oven and let it rest for about 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving. This allows the flavors to come together and for the cottage cheese to set.

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Notes

  • You can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Store them in an airtight container or wrap them in foil.
  • The calories and WW points are based on using fat-free cottage cheese.
  • WW Points™: 1 point per serving
  • To see your WW Points™ in the WW app for this recipe click here! Or, please manually add the ingredients to the recipe builder.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories216
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 11.2g 17%
    • Saturated Fat 3.9g 15%
  • Cholesterol 382mg 128%
  • Sodium 737mg 31%
  • Potassium 176mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.4g 0%
    • Sugars 3.5g
  • Protein 24.3g 48%

    * 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.

    2 Comments

    1. I want to make this, but it is just for the two of us, would the leftovers also freeze well?

      • Hi Barbara, thanks for reaching out! I wouldn’t recommend freezing leftovers since the cottage cheese will cause the texture to change once frozen. However, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Or, you can cut the entire recipe in half. I hope this helps and you enjoy the cottage cheese egg bake!

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