High-Protein Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

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Add some cottage cheese to your scrambled eggs for an easy high-protein breakfast. The results are fluffy eggs with over 17 grams of protein per serving!

High-Protein Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese
Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Looking to get more protein in your breakfast without protein bars or shakes? Try these High-Protein Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese. The eggs come out fluffy and delicious, and it only takes about five minutes to make. If you’re looking for other healthy scrambled egg recipes, try my Mushroom-Spinach Scrambled Eggs and Colombian Scrambled Eggs.

eggs and cottage cheese

Like yogurt, I always have cottage cheese in my fridge since it’s such an easy source of protein. Sometimes I add it to my frittatas or waffles or make it the base of a breakfast bowl . Whisking cottage cheese into my scrambled eggs is almost too simple but definitely worth sharing. This is a great recipe for people who don’t like the taste of cottage cheese, but want to incorporate it into your meals because you can’t taste it.

Tips for perfect scrambled eggs

  • Pan: Use a nonstick pan sprayed with oil to ensure that the eggs don’t stick.
  • Cottage Cheese: Any brand of cottage cheese will work, but my favorite is Good Culture’s low-fat cottage cheese.
  • Cooking: Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the eggs over for about one and a half to two minutes until they are just set.

How to serve

  • Serve the eggs with whole grain toast and fresh berries.
  • Wrap them in a tortilla to make breakfast tacos or burritos.
  • Make breakfast sliders by putting the eggs in small potato buns. Add breakfast sausage or bacon for extra protein.
  • Finish off your eggs with your favorite toppings for a breakfast bowl.

SCRAMBLED EGG WITH COTTAGE CHEESE VARIATIONS:

  • Seasoning: Use different spices to change the flavors. For example, season with garlic and onion powders and dried basil and oregano for Italian or chili powder and cumin for Mexican.
  • Veggies: Add spinach, mushrooms, or bell peppers to the eggs.
  • Recipe Size: Double the recipe if you’re serving more people or halve it if you only need one serving.

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High-Protein Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese
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High Protein Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

173 Cals 17.5 Protein 1.5 Carbs 10.5 Fats
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins
Total Time: 6 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
Add some cottage cheese to your scrambled eggs for an easy high-protein breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese, I like Good Culture
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, cottage cheese, kosher salt and black pepper, to taste with a fork.
  • Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and spray with oil. When warm, pour the eggs in.
  • Using a rubber spatula, slowly scrape sections of eggs to the center of the pan as the bottom starts to set, creating soft folds for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes total until just set.
    eggs and cottage cheese in nonstick skillet
  • Remove from the heat and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 of eggs, Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.5g, Protein: 17.5g, Fat: 10.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 377mg, Sodium: 327mg, Sugar: 1g
Keywords: 3 ingredient recipes, cottage cheese recipes, high protein breakfast

 

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45 comments

  1. I tried so hard to like this.  I’m not a cottage cheese fan but I love the Savory Bowls.  I think I will try again with small curds.  It tastes good, but the texture was hard to get by.  Maybe I’ll throw in some mushrooms next time, too.

  2. I am obsessed with this recipe I throw in veggies on hand so filling and delicious you did it again Gina

  3. Do you taste the cotton cheese? I’m not a fan of it but looking for more protein forward foods 

  4. This is definitely my new way of making scrambled eggs. Delicious! I had 1% cottage cheese and it was great. I added turkey ham, tomatoes and mushrooms.

  5. how can i find out how many WW points this recipe is?

  6. The recipe is light and fluffy! My family did not know there was cottage cheese in the eggs and devoured it. Added turkey sausage links on the side and had a great Sunday brunch. Highly recommend!

  7. I made this tonight. I added fresh spinach and lemon pepper. I was a really good and filling dinner. This would be good wrapped up in a burrito too. 

  8. So deliciously easy! I used Hood cottage cheese with chives and they came out great! Served it with a slice of toasted sourdough. My boyfriend was a little skeptical at first as he watched me make it but he’s now a believer…ate every last bite 😁

  9. Mixed in leftover taco toppings, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, & cilantro. This recipe is very good and will be making my eggs with cottage cheese from now on!

  10. I’ve been whipping the eggs and cottage cheese together with an immersion blender. Perfect scrambled eggs! Now to try them with the “Everything but the bagel seasoning.” 😊

  11. Second day of having eggs this way.  Great the first day then tried a pinch of Everything but the Bagel and it became a WOW!  So simple and healthy.

  12. Wow! Never would have thought this would be as good as it is. So creamy and delicious, and more protein! Love it.

  13. The tasty eggs I’ve ever made!

  14. These eggs are SO GOOD. They taste like an omelet stuffed with copious amounts of cheese and butter, without the fat and calories. A new breakfast favorite!

  15. The first time I made this it was great, this time it was so soggy. What did I do wrong?

  16. My favorite scrambled eggs! I think they cook perfectly but just take longer than regular scrambled eggs. I make ahead of time and then just microwave them. Sometimes top with some avocado, franks red hot and everything but the bagel seasoning. Soooo good!! 

  17. Sounds delicious. The protein count seems high for 1/2 serving. Does Good Culture contain 30 grams of protein/half cup? That would be about twive what other cottage cheeses contain.

    • 1/2 c. of good culture cottage cheese has 14 g protein (so 1/4 c. has 7 g. protein). 2 eggs have 12 g. protein. There’s your math.

  18. My new favorite egg recipe. Quick and easy and great after a morning workout.  Thank you Gina!

  19. What a great idea! My picky 10 year old daughter loves her eggs and I added some without her knowing and omg these were the best eggs ever!

  20. THE BEST SCRAMBLED EGGS I EVER MADE AND ATE. OMG THEY ARE AMAZING, MY HUBBY EVEN ATE IT.

    THANKS GINA THIS IS A GREAT EASY RECIPE.

  21. Do you think this would work with greek yogurt or quark? The only cottage cheese at my store seems to be filled with a lot of ingredients like GUAR GUM, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, XANTHAN GUM, LOCUST BEAN GUM. I will check if they carry better brands but thought maybe could up the protein with quark or yogurt instead?

  22. This was really good! It was just me so I halved it and it worked out well. Very fluffy. I had it for dinner and paired it with some steamed broccoli.

  23. Great Tip, I was already doing this in my egg frittatas.
    Also because my children don’t like to see any white from the egg. I throw both the egg and cottage cheese in the bullet blender.

  24. I’ll never eat plain scrambled eggs again! Tastes so much better with the cottage cheese and I don’t even like cottage cheese! 

  25. This was soooooo good! I used fat free cottage cheese since that’s what I had on hand. Very good and filling for my dinner.

  26. Tried this and loved it! Would never have thought of adding cottage cheese in my own. Thanks!!

  27. LOVED every bite of this! I LOVE the Colombian eggs as well but this is really good!!! Thanks Gina!

  28. A favorite right away, I add some fines herbs to the mix, great with a skinny bagel and veggie sausage. Thank you

  29. Can you use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese? Thanks 

  30. Would this work with Egg Whites? I only eat egg whites.

  31. Tastes great! 🌞

  32. Saw this posted last night, made it this morning! Yum! So easy and delicious! I look forward to making this more often, and changing up the seasoning!!

  33. This was really delicious and filling.  

  34. I made the cottage cheese scrambled eggs and it was just too runny. It look a pretty long time dry out enough to not look and feel raw. I love the idea, but not the way it came out.

    • Do you have an immersion blender? I mixed it with my immersion blender on the lowest setting, as I figured mixing with a fork would be insufficient. The result was very nice, though a bit fiddly to cook.

  35. Thank you for posting this! I know it’s a simple recipe, but knowing the ratios is so much help. I have wanted to try recipes that include cottage cheese, but I’m not creative enough to to just make my own. I struggle when people say “just mix a little of this and little of that,” so this was perfect for me and I look forward to trying it!