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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.

Cottage Cheese scrambled eggs

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High Protein Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

4.80 from 60 votes
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Cals:173
Protein:17.5
Carbs:1.5
Fat:10.5
Add some cottage cheese to your scrambled eggs for an easy high-protein breakfast.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
High-Protein Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 4 mins
Total: 6 mins
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2 of eggs

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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 /2 of eggs, Calories: 173 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.5 g, Protein: 17.5 g, Fat: 10.5 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 377 mg, Sodium: 327 mg, Sugar: 1 g

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98 comments on “High-Protein Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese”

  1. The taste was really good but mine were very very runny and liquidy. It was the first time I’ve made. Does anyone have any tips? I’d really like to make them again as I am always looking for a way to get more protein in to my diet. I’d give it 5 stars for taste but 3 for how runny – although maybe it’s user error?

    1. I cooked mine a little longer so they wouldn’t be runny. You could also strain the cottage cheese; sometimes it’s watery.

  2. I don’t care for eggs or cottage cheese, but had to try this after reading the comments. It was absolutely delicious!! Had it for a quick and easy dinner. This will now be the only way I eat scrambled eggs! I’ll have to try this next in a tortilla wrap as a breakfast burrito.

  3. Love these eggs. Very creamy and just the perfect consistency. Next time will add chives or different spices.

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    Dorothy White

    Love this combo. I was like you not getting enough protein for breakfast. It’s easy to do too. Have not tried it in a tortilla, just read that idea. I even sometimes add bell peppers to it. Pair it with fruit and toast.

  5. These are a big surprise and have quickly become my favorite way to prep scrambled eggs. The cottage cheese actually develops a nice chewiness similar to when I add cheddar to a scramble. I like to add chives when beating the eggs.

  6. Simple, quick, healthy and delicious. Easy to experiment with too. Peppers, garlic, tomatoes, add what you like, it’s hard to go wrong!

  7. This was delicious but the cottage cheese made it very wet. I should have drained off the extra liquid because when I put the eggs in a tortilla, it was quite soggy. Going to try it again and drain the cottage cheese first and see how that works. 

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    Brittany Koehn

    I hate cottage cheese. And I’m not fond of scrambled eggs. But I’m currently pregnant with a lot of food intolerances and my proteins in my blood are dropping. I tried this on a whim, and the combination turns into something magical on the stove. The eggs are light, fluffy, and less eggy tasting, and the cottage cheese adds richness. It remains visible in the eggs but I can’t taste it. I do use full fat cottage cheese as weight loss was a struggle for my first two trimesters. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Just had this for my lunch – very delish…so smooth & creamy – will become a regular breakfast or lunch….thx.

  10. 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. 

  11. 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!

    1. 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. 

  12. 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.

  13. I like to make my meals for the week on Sunday when I am training classes during the week, this keeps me from not eating until late and then eating everything in site. I used 4 x-large eggs and only 1/4 cup of cottage cheese because I wasnt paying attention to what the recipe said and a little bit of everything but the bagel seasoning and pepper and these turned out great and made enough for 3 breakfasts and because they are so creamy they should heat up beautifully. Thanks for an excellent and quick breakfast recipe!!

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    Kimberly Pina

    Tried this for dinner one night and loved it! I’ve had cottage cheese with fruit and I’m not a big fan, but I love these scrambled eggs! They’re so creamy and they have a nice tang. I’m always looking for high protein meals and this is my new fave! Thanks for a delicious recipe!

  15. Hi Gina!

    What types or brands of bread you eat? Obviously looking for brands that are healthly and low in carbs. My fav is Davess Killer Bread!

    Thanks!

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.