This Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl topped with veggies and pistachios is a protein-packed breakfast that will keep you full all morning.
Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl
I love cottage cheese but don’t always want to top it with fruit. These Savory Cottage Cheese Bowls with cucumbers, bell pepper, and tomatoes are a great solution. Perfect for breakfast or snack, they are an easy way to get more protein in your day. If you’re not a fan of the taste of cottage cheese, you can use yogurt instead. For more recipes that use cottage cheese, see my High Protein Bread and Strawberry Protein Smoothie.
Cottage cheese is a great, healthy breakfast. While low in carbs and sugar, it’s very high in protein. A one-cup serving can have more than 25 grams of protein! Cottage cheese is also a good source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamin B12, and riboflavin.
What do you put in a savory cottage cheese bowl?
I fill this cottage cheese breakfast bowl with the colorful vegetables listed below and then top with pistachios for extra protein and crunch:
- Persian cucumbers
- Bell pepper
- Grape tomatoes
- Chives or scallion greens
- Leftover roasted veggies
How to Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls:
These bowls are super simple to prep ahead. Just cut your veggies and pistachios the night before and store in separate food containers. Wait on cutting the tomatoes until right before eating as they can get soggy if cut too soon. You could even cut extra vegetables, so you have enough to make bowls for the next few days.
When ready to eat, scoop cottage cheese into a bowl, cut your tomatoes, and top with vegetables, nuts, salt, and pepper.
- Use regular cucumbers or English cucumbers if you can’t find Persian.
- Sub yellow or orange bell pepper instead of red.
- Swap grape tomatoes for cherry tomatoes.
- Replace pistachios with pine nuts or almonds if you prefer.
- Use Greek yogurt if you’re not a cottage-cheese fan.
- Top with everything bagel seasoning instead of salt.
More High-Protein Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love:
- Chorizo Breakfast Bowls
- Crustless Quiche Lorraine
- Meal Prep Breakfast Taco Scramble
- Strawberry Peanut Butter Swirl Smoothie Bowls
- Tex Mex Breakfast Casserole
Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl
- ¾ cup low fat cottage cheese, I like Good Culture
- 2 tablespoons minced chives or finely minced scallion greens, divided
- Freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup sliced Persian cucumbers
- ½ medium bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 10 halved grape tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon chopped, roasted shelled pistachios
- Kosher salt
- In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese with 1 tablespoon chives and pepper, to taste.
- Layer cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes on top then garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon chives and pistachios.
- Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste.
80 comments on “Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl”
I am obsessed with this recipe. Literally EVERY time I make it I am like “no way I need more cottage cheese that THAT?!” but I stick to the recipe and its amazing how big it is when it all comes together! Each time I think it won’t be enough and each time I end up extremely full haha. I LOOOOOOVE this recipe
I love this bowl! So simple yet so delicious and filling!!
For anyone else with major cottage cheese texture problems: BLEND IT. It’s game changing.
I never thought about making a savory cottage cheese bowl for breakfast. It was so delicious and filling. I love all the different colors, textures and flavors in it and it was so quick and easy to make. I added Everything Bagel seasoning as you suggested. I will definitely be adding this to the regular rotation!
Went out of my comfort zone with this one! Added everything but the bagel seasoning as suggested. So many flavors and textures. Delicious, healthy, and filling. Will make again!
I’ve always been nervous to try cottage cheese because of the texture. I love veggies but am tired of salads. I tried this recipe with regular Wegmans-brand low fat small curd cottage cheese and loved it. I left out the pistachios and used cherry tomatoes instead since I prefer them + we always have them around. Loved it! This will be perfect for breakfast, especially on days I go into the office.
I added the Peruvian green sauce to this. Yummy
This is insanely good. I have always just done fruit with cottage cheese. My sister tried this and said it was good so I gave it a try. So good. What a great way to get more veggies too, which I admit, I struggle to do.
I never leave reviews on anything, but this…WOW! I don’t even like cottage cheese, but as a vegetable I’m always looking for ways to get more protein. This checks all the boxes—veggies, protein, flavor, and texture with the added bonus of being things I always have in hand. If you’re on the fence, try it!
This is so much better than you think it will be! I don’t care for sweet breakfasts like oatmeal and muffins, but get tired of eggs. This was a perfect switch up! I didn’t have scallions, but used some red onion and chives. I skipped the pistachios too. This is really flavorful & great on the go!
Fast, versatile and super tasty. I make this often now. I like to use Everything but the Bagel seasoning from Trader Joes.
I never leave reviews for anything, however, my love for this simple recipe needs to be shared! This is quite possibly the best cottage cheese I have ever had. I pluses it up with a drizzle of TJ’s chili crunch and WOW! This will be my go to breakfast from here on out.
Clever idea to get more protein throughout the day as well as more veggies. Tend to have those veggies on hand, but also improvise when needed. So it’s a nice clean the fridge at the end of the week if needed too.