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.


  • 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.

Cottage Cheese scrambled eggs


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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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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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  1. These are delicious! I was skeptical, but they are now going into the rotation.

  2. These eggs turned out light and fluffy, just the way I like them. To the reviewers that said they didn’t like cottage cheese, try crème fraîche or cream cheese. Mix any of these cheese into the eggs very well. Cook the eggs low and slow to make them soft and fluffy. Makes great breakfast tacos. 

  3. I thought these sounded very questionable, but hot dang! They were absolutely delicious and a great way to add some extra protein to eggs. Always looking for some good vegetarian high protein low carb options. This is my new fav thing!

  4. Hi would you have a recipe weight watcher friendly panna cotta ,not using yogurt thank you peggy

  5. These were a pleasant surprise! They’re rich and cheesy – a perfect post-workout meal!

  6. I used Everything but the Bagel seasoning and it was awesome!

    • Wish I had seen this 15 mins ago…Read the comments before, read the comments before [facepalm]. The recipe is good, but this I need to try asap. 

  7. I was really hoping I would like this since I like cottage cheese and eggs. Sadly, it came out a big wet sloppy mess. Not sure what I did wrong. Should I have drained the cheese first? Cooked it a little longer to dry it out? Will try again.