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Creative Cottage Cheese Recipes by Old Home

The Food Dolls have attracted a huge following on their social media platforms for their passion of making simple and delicious recipes. These two sisters shared a peanut butter brownie pudding recipe that included Old Home Cottage Cheese and it got over 2 million views.

They stopped by to share creative ways to sneak in Old Home Cottage Cheese into your everyday recipes.


Lightened up Chicken Salad

2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced (we used rotisserie chicken)
1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1 celery stalk, diced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup Old Home Cottage Cheese
1/2 cup Old Home Greek Yogurt
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/2 kosher salt, or more to taste
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper, or more to taste

Directions
In a large bowl combined chicken, apple, onion, celery, cranberries, and walnuts.  Set aside. In a separate bowl combined the cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, lime juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix well. Pour the cottage cheese mixture over the salad. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Rigatoni Pasta Bake

1 lb lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1- 24 oz jar marinara sauce
1 tsp kosher salt, divided
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
12 oz rigatoni pasta, uncooked
1/2 cup Old Home Sour Cream
1 1/2 cup Old Home Small Curd Cottage Cheese
1 tsp dried Italian herbs
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Directions
Cook the noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.  Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Add garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.  Pour the marinara sauce. Stir, simmer for 15-20 minutes.  In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add dried herbs and remaining salt and plenty pepper. Add to the cooked noodles and until all the
noodles are coated with the cottage cheese mixture.  To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, half mozzarella cheese, and half parmesan cheese. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted and bubbly.


Protein Pancakes

2 large eggs
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup Old Home Cottage Cheese
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Directions
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

In a griddle add a little bit of butter. Measure out 1/4 cup and cook the pancake on each side. Top with maple syrup, and fruit of choice.


Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies

2 large eggs
3/4 cup Old Home Cottage Cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the eggs, cottage cheese and vanilla in a food processor. Process until smooth. Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Cover and process for 30 seconds. transfer to a bowl and stir in chocolate chips.

Using a mini ice cream scoop scoop into a 12 mini muffin pan, coated with cooking spray. Or in an 8x8 baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes if making mini muffins or 20-25 if made in a 8x8 baking pan. Do not over bake.


Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

1/2 cup Old Home Cottage Cheese
1/4 cup almond milk or milk of choice
1 frozen banana
2 tbsp Old Home Creamy Peanut Butter
1 tbsp honey, more or less to taste
1 cup ice

Directions
Process all in a blender until smooth.