Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese

SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH COTTAGE CHEESE

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Have you tried adding cottage cheese to your eggs? It’s game-changing! These scrambled eggs with cottage cheese are a delicious and nutritious way to start your day! The addition of cottage cheese boosts the protein content of these scrambled eggs to 32 grams of protein for the entire recipe. Also, it gives them a delightful creamy texture.

This recipe combines fluffy scrambled eggs with the richness of cottage cheese, creating a satisfying and wholesome breakfast option. These scrambled eggs are quick and easy to make, ensuring you can enjoy a healthy protein-packed meal even on the busiest days. This is sure to become a staple in your breakfast routine!

Why You Will Love Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

  • It’s a delicious high-protein breakfast!
  • This recipe is easy to make with two main ingredients plus some flavorful seasonings.
  • It is a great way to incorporate more protein into your day. Plus, you don’t even taste the cottage cheese!
  • You can make these cottage cheese scrambled eggs in about five minutes!
  • It’s a super simple and quick breakfast recipe.
  • This recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, keto-friendly, and vegetarian!

Why Add Cottage Cheese To Eggs?

Adding cottage cheese to eggs is a delicious and excellent way to increase the amount of protein in your scrambled eggs! It makes for a flavorful high-protein breakfast. The cottage cheese increases the amount of protein and makes the eggs creamy and fluffy. Cottage cheese scrambled eggs are a protein-packed twist on traditional scrambled eggs.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients for scrambled eggs with cottage cheese
  • Eggs: Use four large whole eggs.
  • Cottage Cheese: The cottage cheese adds additional protein and creaminess to the scrambled eggs.
  • Garlic Powder: A sprinkle of garlic powder adds flavor.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season the eggs with salt and pepper.
  • Fresh Herbs: Top with fresh herbs such as sliced green onions or chives.

How To Make Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese

Step 1: Crack the eggs into a large bowl.

Four eggs in a bowl

Then, whisk the eggs.

Whisked eggs in a bowl

After that, add the cottage cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Eggs in bowl with cottage cheese

Next, whisk together all the ingredients.

Whisked eggs with cottage cheese

Step 2: Lightly spray a nonstick skillet with olive oil over medium-low heat on the stove.

Step 3: Pour the egg mixture into the skillet to cook the scrambled eggs. Use a spatula to stir gently, until the eggs are set yet creamy and soft.

Cooked scrambled eggs with cottage cheese in skillet

Step 4: Once cooked, remove the scrambled eggs from the heat and transfer them to a plate. Then, top with optional sliced green onions or chives, and enjoy!

How To Serve

These scrambled eggs with cottage cheese are a delicious breakfast option. Serve them on their own or with other breakfast side dishes. We love enjoying these scrambled eggs with a side of fresh berries or a cottage cheese fruit bowl. Some other options are a side of toasted bread, pancakes, crepes, waffles, cottage cheese banana bread, or muffins.

For a traditional breakfast spread, serve with a side of hash browns or roasted potatoes and cooked bacon or turkey bacon. They would also be delicious with a smoothie or our protein coffee!

You can even use the cottage cheese scrambled eggs to make breakfast tacos, burritos, or a breakfast burrito bowl.

Expert Tips

  • Cottage Cheese To Use: You can use fat-free, low-fat, or full-fat cottage cheese for this recipe.
  • Use A Nonstick Pan: Make sure to use a non-stick pan and lightly spray it with oil so the eggs don’t stick to the pan.
  • Don’t Cook On High Heat: Cook these scrambled eggs with cottage cheese over medium-low heat. Do not cook them over high heat or the cottage cheese may separate and the eggs may become watery.

Storage Instructions

These scrambled eggs with cottage cheese are best enjoyed after making them while they are warm. It is best to only make as many servings as you need, as leftovers may become dry if you reheat them. Use half the amount of the ingredients for this recipe if you only need one serving.

Variations

  • Add Spice: For spice, add some chili powder when seasoning or a dash of hot sauce when ready to serve.
  • Herbs: You can add 1/8 teaspoon of dried Italian herbs when seasoning the eggs. Or, stick with the garlic powder and top with fresh herbs such as chives, green onions, parsley, basil, or cilantro when ready to serve.
  • Add-Ins: You can add additional ingredients to your cottage cheese scrambled eggs! Some options are chopped spinach, sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, diced onions, chopped tomatoes, or chopped fully cooked sausage. However, sauté any of these ingredients in the pan before adding and cooking the whisked eggs.
  • Adjust The Amount Of Servings: This recipe serves two, but you can easily double the recipe to make more servings. Or, make one serving of these scrambled eggs with two eggs and 1/4 cup of cottage cheese.
  • Olive Oil Substitution: You can melt some butter in the non-stick pan if you don’t want to use olive oil spray. Or, use your choice of oil.
  • More Cheese: To make these scrambled eggs even more cheesy, top with shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled feta, Cotija cheese, or freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type Of Cottage Cheese Should I Use?

You can use any type of cottage cheese for this recipe! Use full-fat, low-fat, or fat-free cottage cheese, depending on your preference. Also, there is no need to blend the cottage cheese for this recipe.

Can I Add More Ingredients?

Yes, you can easily customize these scrambled eggs! We kept it simple, but feel free to add additional ingredients such as chopped vegetables. Some great options are onion, spinach, mushrooms, or bell peppers. However, if you add more ingredients, sauté them in the skillet before adding the whisked eggs.

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SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH COTTAGE CHEESE

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

164

kcal

These scrambled eggs with cottage cheese are fluffy, creamy, and easy to make! It’s the ultimate high-protein breakfast that comes together quickly.

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Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs

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

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • pinch of pepper

  • sliced green onions or chives, optional

Directions

  • Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Then, whisk the eggs. Next, add the cottage cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk together all the ingredients.
  • Lightly spray a non-stick skillet with olive oil over medium-low heat on the stove.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the skillet to cook the scrambled eggs. Use a spatula to stir gently, until the eggs are set yet creamy and soft.
  • Once cooked, remove the scrambled eggs from the heat and transfer them to a plate. Top with optional sliced green onions or chives and enjoy!

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Notes

  • WW Points™: 0 points per serving if you use fat-free cottage cheese
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  • 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

2 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories164
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 9.9g 14%
    • Saturated Fat 3.1g 15%
  • Cholesterol 374mg 125%
  • Sodium 390mg 17%
  • Potassium 136mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 2.4g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
    • Sugars 2.1g
  • Protein 16.1g 32%

    * 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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