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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


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.


  • 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


  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.


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.