Thanks to Daisy Brand for sponsoring today’s discussion.
Are you like me and always seem to be watching your weight and wanting to eat healthy? Whether your goal is to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, or cut out processed food and unnecessary ingredients, adding Daisy cottage cheese to your diet is a great way to meet your goals. Replacing cheeses with higher fat and calories with cottage cheese is perfect for cutting out calories but keeping all of the flavor.
I made mini frittatas for my family using Daisy cottage cheese and they were just as delicious as my regular frittata recipe.
Eating cottage cheese is much more than adding a spoonful next to a garden salad or mixing it with fruit. Those ways of eating are great too, but cooking with cottage cheese can be so much more delicious and interesting.
This recipe is really more of a method. You can use whatever vegetables or meats you like and even change up the spices. These are almost fool proof! For my frittatas I used green pepper, green onions, ham, Daisy cottage cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese.
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray then add your vegetables and meats.
On top add the grated cheese and rinsed cottage cheese. I put the cottage cheese in a small wire strainer and rinsed until only the curds were left.
Cover with your egg mixture which is six eggs, a quarter cup of cream and whatever spices you would like to use. I used 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp oregano. Pour the eggs slowly or you will overflow your tin. For the size of my muffin tins and the amount of filling I used, this recipe made 8 mini frittatas.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes and enjoy! This recipe is versatile enough to use for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.
For more lean cooking with cottage cheese check out some of these fantastic recipes.
Twice Baked Potatoes from Eating Well
Cottage Cheese Cheesecake from Baking Bites
Country Cottage Potato Salad from Allrecipes.com
Stuffed Shells from Allrecipes.com
Guacamole from Tastfully Julie
Vegetable Cottage Cheese Summer Salad from Richard Blaine’s EZ Cooking
What is your favorite way to eat cottage cheese?