This savory cottage cheese bowl is loaded with high quality protein from cottage cheese and soft boiled eggs to keep you full for hours. Paired with crunchy cucumber, fresh tomato, and seasoned simply with olive oil and everything bagel seasoning, this high-protein breakfast recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare for busy mornings.

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Cottage cheese is having a MOMENT, and as a Registered Dietitian, I am here for it!

Cottage cheese is a nutritious dairy product that is an excellent source of protein. Eating adequate amounts of protein helps make meals more filling, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and aids in muscle repair and growth.

Cottage cheese is the star of this quick and easy breakfast bowl.

It’s a savory breakfast recipe with cottage cheese, soft boiled eggs, tomatoes, and cucumber. It takes just 10 minutes to prepare, so you can even have it on busy mornings!

This savory cottage cheese recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, nut free, and soy free. Instructions are for one breakfast bowl, which can easily be doubled or tripled for friends and family.

If you love this cottage cheese breakfast recipe, you’ll also love cottage cheese egg bites, cottage cheese frittata, tomato basil whipped cottage cheese toast and mushroom & herb cottage cheese scrambled eggs.

Cottage cheese nutrition & health benefits

If you are wondering “is cottage cheese good for you?” I am here to tell you YES!

When it comes to dairy products, cottage cheese is an excellent source of high-quality protein, B vitamins, and a good source of calcium.

One-half cup of lowfat cottage cheese provides:

  • 12 grams of protein
  • 125 mg calcium (10% of your daily needs)
  • 76.84 mcg Vitamin A (9% of your daily needs)
  • 0.284 mg riboflavin (22% of your daily needs)
  • 0.592 mg pantothenic acid (12% of your daily needs)
  • 0.53 mcg Vitamin B12 (22% of your daily needs)

Cottage cheese is a nutritious food to include in your diet, especially if you follow a plant-based diet, to meet protein and calcium needs.

One important note about cottage cheese nutrition is that cottage cheese is usually high in sodium. Pair cottage cheese with low- or no-sodium foods like fruit and vegetables to avoid eating excess sodium.

More healthy recipes with cottage cheese: cottage cheese salad, cottage cheese smoothie, cottage cheese overnight oats, cottage cheese oatmeal, creamy blended cottage cheese pasta sauce and lemon blueberry cottage cheese pancakes.

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Ingredients in cottage cheese breakfast bowl

Here is everything you need to make this recipe:

Kitchen tools needed

You will need a knife for cutting the vegetables, a cutting board a small pot, a slotted spoon, and measuring cups.

Not a fan of the texture of cottage cheese? Try making this recipe using whipped cottage cheese!

How to make soft boiled eggs

Perfect soft boiled eggs are incredibly easy to make! Here’s how:

  • Bring 2-3 quarts of water to a boil in a small pot.
  • Carefully and gently lower eggs into the boiling water with a slotted spoon.
  • Set a timer for 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Fill up a bowl with ice water.
  • Once the timer goes off, immediately move the eggs to the ice water with the slotted spoon.
  • Let the eggs cool in the ice water for 3-5 minutes.
  • To peel soft boiled eggs: gently tap the ends of the egg on the countertop. Roll the egg on the countertop to create small cracks. Then peel off the shell and discard.
soft boiled egg with broken egg shell on light grey backdrop

How to make savory cottage cheese breakfast bowl

This recipe couldn’t be any simpler! You pretty much just assemble your bowls with all the ingredients.

  • First, make soft boiled eggs, as instructed above.
  • Add cottage cheese to a bowl.
  • Top with sliced cucumber and cherry tomatoes.
  • Add the soft-boiled egg (one or two eggs, depending on how hungry you are).
  • Finally, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and everything bagel seasoning and dig in!

This cottage cheese breakfast bowl packs 22-28 grams of high quality protein, depending on if you make one or two eggs!

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Cottage cheese vs Greek yogurt

Cottage cheese and plain Greek yogurt are fairly similar nutritionally, with a few differences.

Let’s compare the nutrients in low fat cottage cheese vs low fat plain Greek yogurt in the table below:

Cottage Cheese (1 cup)Greek Yogurt (1 cup)
Calories183173
Protein (g)2823
Carbohydrate (g)69.4
Fat (g)54.7
Calcium (mg)140234
Sodium (mg)67979

Cottage cheese has slightly more protein and slightly less carbohydrate than Greek yogurt.

Greek yogurt provides more calcium than cottage cheese, and cottage cheese has significantly more sodium.

Both foods provide valuable nutrients and can be a part of a healthy lifestyle!

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savory cottage cheese breakfast bowl on light grey backdrop surrounded by ingredients

10-Minute Protein-Packed Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 1
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Description

This savory cottage cheese bowl is loaded with high quality protein from cottage cheese and soft boiled eggs to keep you full for hours. Paired with crunchy cucumber, fresh tomato, and seasoned simply with olive oil and everything bagel seasoning, this high-protein breakfast recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare for busy mornings.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 tsp everything bagel seasoning
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil


Instructions

  1. Bring 2-3 quarts of water to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Gently lower eggs into the boiling water.
  3. Boil eggs for exactly 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
  4. Immediately place the eggs in a bowl with ice water for 3-5 minutes to stop cooking.
  5. Cut up the veggies: slice the cucumber and cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
    cut up cherry tomatoes and cucumber on a cutting board
  6. Assemble the bowls: add the cottage cheese to the bottom of a bowl. Top with the vegetables.
    Cottage cheese, cucumber, and tomato in a light pink bowl
  7. Peel the soft boiled eggs and cut them in half. Put them on top of the cottage cheese.
    savory cottage cheese breakfast bowl with cucumber, tomatoes, and soft boiled egg on light grey backdrop
  8. Sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning and add a drizzle of olive oil.

Notes

How to make soft boiled eggs

  • Bring 2-3 quarts of water to a boil in a small pot.
  • Carefully and gently lower eggs into the boiling water with a slotted spoon.
  • Set a timer for 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Fill up a bowl with ice water.
  • Once the timer goes off, immediately move the eggs to the ice water with the slotted spoon.
  • Let the eggs cool in the ice water for 3-5 minutes.
  • To peel soft boiled eggs: gently tap the ends of the egg on the countertop. Roll the egg on the countertop to create small cracks. Then peel off the shell and discard.