Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Looking to increase your protein? Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs are the answer! Even if you don’t like cottage cheese – stay with me – because you won’t even know that it’s in these scrambled eggs. Super light and fluffy eggs that are packed with vitamins and protein!

scrambled eggs with cottage cheese on a plate with toast

Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Even if you don’t like cottage cheese…stay with me. Because I, for one, do not love cottage cheese and I love these Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs! For me, it doesn’t change the flavor of the eggs that much at all. It really makes them even better. They’re fluffier and creamier, and just all around delicious.

And if you’re looking to get more protein and nutrients into your day, this breakfast recipe is a great way to start. Eggs are affordable and super easy to make, which makes them a go to breakfast (or any meal, really) at our house. Now we add a scoop of cottage cheese and they’re even better!

Ingredients You’ll Need

You can adapt this recipe to as many eggs as you want to make. We’re using 4 eggs for this recipe, but you can half it or double it or triple it as you need to.

  • Eggs: We typically use large eggs.
  • Butter: If you’re watching calories, you can use a cooking spray but the butter does add a delicious flavor to the eggs.
  • Cottage Cheese: Full fat preferred but can use low fat or fat free as well.
  • Chives or other herbs (optional)
ingredients for making cottage cheese scrambled eggs

How To Make Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Making this scrambled egg recipe couldn’t be any easier. It’s basically the same way that you’d make any type of scrambled eggs, with the addition of a scoop of cottage cheese.

There are also many, many different ways that you can add flavor to this egg recipe, but we’ll get into that a little further down in the post.

eggs and cottage cheese in a bowl with napkin
  • Start by cracking eggs into a bowl. Add the cottage cheese along with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk the eggs and cottage cheese together until blended. If you’re really trying to hide the cottage cheese curds, you can use a blender for a super smooth consistency.
  • Add butter to a skillet over medium-low heat. Once the butter has melted, pour the egg mixture into the pan and stir gently with a spatula.
  • Keep stirring the eggs until the small curds form. How well done you like your eggs is up to you, but do try to not overcook the eggs and they will turn out tough instead of light and fluffy.
  • Once the eggs are done to your liking, you can add fresh herbs like chives if you like. Otherwise, turn the eggs out onto a plate and serve.

What Kind Of Cottage Cheese Is Best For Scrambled Eggs?

Using a full fat cottage cheese is best for making cottage cheese scrambled eggs. A cottage cheese with less fat in it tends to be more watery, making your eggs a little more watery at the end. But a low-fat or 2% fat is still a good option.

Also, if you’re trying to “hide” the cottage cheese in these eggs, opt for a small curd cottage cheese. The curds will practically melt into the eggs so no one will know that these eggs are any different.

In addition to buying a small curd cottage cheese, if you’re really wanting to hide the cottage cheese you can add the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

cottage cheese scrambled eggs on plate with toast and fork

Variations On The Recipe

In addition to the ingredients that we have used here, there are many other ways that you can add flavor to these cottage cheese scrambled eggs. Try some of these ideas below or get creative and come up with your own!

  • Instead of cottage cheese: If you’re really opposed to cottage cheese, ricotta cheese is a good substitute. It also has high protein, like cottage cheese but has a slightly different, often more mild flavor.
  • Herbs: Instead of chives, fresh parsley, thyme, rosemary or basil are all good options. If fresh herbs aren’t available, dried herbs are a good substitute.
  • Seasonings: Using different seasonings can add great flavor. Garlic powder, onion powder, Old Bay and even cayenne pepper for a bit of spice are all good choices.
  • Cheese: Because who doesn’t love more cheese? American, cheddar, pepper jack, gouda and parmesan cheese will all be delicious.
scrambled eggs with cottage cheese and chives on fork

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scrambled eggs with cottage cheese on a plate with toast

Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x

Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs are a delicious way to get more protein into your day! This easy breakfast recipe is sure to become a favorite, even for those that don’t like cottage cheese!



  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup low-fat or full-fat cottage cheese
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Chives for garnish, optional


  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add the cottage cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together until blended well.
  2. Add the butter to a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Once the butter has melted, pour in the eggs and start gently stirring with a spatula. Continue to stir the eggs until large curds form. When most of the liquid is gone from the eggs, remove from the heat.
  3. Place the eggs on a plate and garnish with fresh chives if using.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is with using 2 tablespoons of butter. The amount of fat will be reduced in half if using a non-fat cooking spray. 

  • Category: Breakfast / Brunch
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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