Cottage Cheese Egg Salad


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This cottage cheese egg salad is a game-changer! Honestly, I think this recipe is magic. Once you try it, you might never go back to traditional egg salad. You can’t taste the cottage cheese, it just adds the creamiest texture to your egg salad. The cottage cheese replaces most of the mayonnaise, with just a hint of light mayonnaise for taste. This healthier and equally delicious alternative to traditional egg salad is not to be missed!

Why You Will Love This Egg Salad With Cottage Cheese

  • It’s a high-protein egg salad. The cottage cheese adds additional protein.
  • This egg salad is creamy and delicious from the cottage cheese.
  • It is easy to make and you only need five simple ingredients plus salt and pepper.
  • It comes together quickly in one bowl.
  • This cottage cheese egg salad is excellent for meal prep! It stores well in the refrigerator.

What Is Cottage Cheese Egg Salad?

Cottage cheese egg salad is a twist on classic egg salad, with the addition of cottage cheese! The cottage cheese adds extra protein, makes the salad creamy, eliminates the need for a lot of mayonnaise, and isn’t tangy like Greek yogurt. Once you mix this egg salad together you can’t even tell there is cottage cheese in it. You just have a delicious and creamy egg salad. Also, this egg salad features other ingredients such as onions, stone-ground mustard, and a small amount of mayo, which are found in traditional egg salads. With our recipe, you still get the crave-worthy taste of a classic egg salad, but the cottage cheese takes it to the next level!

Ingredients Needed For Cottage Cheese Egg Salad

Ingredients for cottage cheese egg salad
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs: Use six hard-boiled eggs for this recipe. Peel them and then slice them.
  • Cottage Cheese: You can use any cottage cheese you prefer. We used fat-free cottage cheese.
  • Green Onions: Use sliced green onions. Or, for a different flavor profile, use diced sweet or red onion. If you do this, use half the amount of diced sweet onion or red onion because they have a stronger flavor than green onions.
  • Mayonnaise: Add just a teaspoon of light mayonnaise for depth of flavor and creaminess.
  • Stone-Ground Mustard: Add stone-ground mustard for flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Add salt and pepper to taste.

How To Hard Boil Eggs

Hard boil six eggs for this egg salad. To do this, fill a pot with enough water to cover the eggs by an inch. First, bring the water in the pot to a boil over medium-high heat on the stove. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat and carefully add the eggs. After that, bring the water back to a boil. Let the eggs cook for 10-12 minutes to make hard-boiled eggs. Once done, remove the pot from the heat and run cold water over the eggs in the sink. Also, I like to place them in an ice bath to stop them from cooking further.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Egg Salad

Step 1: Peel the hard-boiled eggs and slice them into small pieces. Or, use an egg slicer.

Sliced hard boiled eggs

Step 2: Add the chopped hard-boiled eggs to a large bowl. Then, add the cottage cheese, green onions, light mayonnaise, stone-ground mustard, salt, and pepper.

Step 3: Thoroughly mix and enjoy!

Prepared egg salad in bowl

Expert Tips

  • Season: You can adjust the amount of salt and pepper to taste. Start with 1/8 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper adjust to your preference.
  • Egg Slicer: Using an egg slicer makes it super easy to evenly slice the hard-boiled eggs for this recipe. If you don’t have an egg slicer, you can cut the hard-boiled eggs.
  • Add Mayonnaise: We like to add a small amount of light mayonnaise to this egg salad to add another dimension of flavor and richness. If you prefer, you can omit the mayonnaise or add more.
  • Thoroughly Mix: Add all the ingredients to a bowl and thoroughly mix this egg salad.
  • Refrigerate: After preparing this egg salad, refrigerate it in an airtight container if you are not serving it right away.

Serving Suggestions

There are so many ways to serve this cottage cheese egg salad. Here are some of our favorites:

  • In A Bowl: Enjoy this egg salad right out of the bowl you made it in. It is a delicious lunch or snack.
  • Toasted Bread: Toast a piece of your favorite bread and scoop this egg salad over top.
  • Avocado Toast: Make avocado toast and top with this cottage cheese egg salad. Or, add it to a halved avocado.
  • Crackers: Dig into this egg salad with your favorite crackers.
  • Sandwich: Make an egg salad sandwich with your favorite bread. To make a breakfast sandwich, layer this egg salad on a toasted low-carb English muffin. Or, add it to a toasted bagel or croissant.
  • Low-Carb Bread: This egg salad is delicious with low-carb pita bread, low-carb bread, flatbread, lavash bread, or a low-carb tortilla. I like to use Joseph’s lavash bread and Olé tortillas.
  • Lettuce Wraps: Make lettuce wraps or serve this egg salad over lettuce.
  • Tomato: Scoop this egg salad into a halved tomato.

Storage Instructions

Leftovers of this egg salad with cottage cheese will last up to four days when stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It is excellent for meal prep!


  • Add Celery: If you want, add 1/4 cup of chopped celery to this egg salad.
  • Mustard Substitution: If you don’t have stone-ground mustard, substitute it with Dijon mustard.
  • Herbs: You can garnish the egg salad with 1/2 teaspoon of fresh chopped chives or parsley before serving.
  • Paprika: To add a smoky flavor to this egg salad, add 1/8 teaspoon of smoked paprika.
  • What Cottage Cheese To Use: You can use full-fat, fat-free, or low-fat cottage cheese. Any of them will work in this recipe.
  • Add Bacon: If you want, add cooked chopped bacon or turkey bacon to this egg salad.
  • Seasonings: For additional flavor, sprinkle with garlic powder or everything bagel seasoning.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Cottage Cheese Egg Salad Last?

This egg salad with cottage cheese will last up to four days when stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

Is Egg Salad Healthy?

This egg salad with cottage cheese is a healthy recipe that is packed with protein. The cottage cheese adds even more protein to this recipe. This egg salad is made with simple ingredients such as hard-boiled eggs, fat-free cottage cheese, green onions, mustard, and light mayonnaise. There is only a small amount of mayonnaise in this recipe.

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Recipe by Shawna
Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This cottage cheese egg salad is a game-changer! The cottage cheese adds additional protein and makes this egg salad creamy and delicious.

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  • 6 hard-boiled eggs

  • 1/2 CUP cottage cheese, fat-free, low-fat, or full-fat

  • 2 tablespoons green onions or 1 tablespoon diced sweet or red onion

  • 1 teaspoon light mayonnaise

  • 1/2 teaspoon stone-ground mustard or Dijon

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • pinch of pepper


  • Peel the hard-boiled eggs and slice them using an egg slicer. Or, cut them into small pieces.
  • Add the chopped hard-boiled eggs to a large bowl. Then, add the cottage cheese, sliced green onions, light mayonnaise, stone-ground mustard, salt, and pepper.
  • Thoroughly mix the egg salad and enjoy!


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  • Store leftover cottage cheese egg salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
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Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories245
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 15g 24%
    • Saturated Fat 4.9g 20%
  • Cholesterol 561mg 187%
  • Sodium 512mg 22%
  • Potassium 224mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 3.2g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 0%
    • Sugars 3.2g
  • Protein 22.5g 44%

    * 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.

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