This easy broccoli cottage cheese casserole recipe makes a great dinner, lunch or even a breakfast! With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a low carb, high protein dish.
Feel free to adjust the ingredients and seasonings to suit your taste preferences. This broccoli cottage cheese casserole is a versatile dish that you can make your own by adding different ingredients and spices.
Carbs in Cottage Cheese
The number of carbohydrates in cottage cheese can vary depending on the brand and the specific type of cottage cheese you're consuming. However, in general, a typical serving of cottage cheese (about ½ cup or 113 grams) contains approximately 3-6 grams of carbohydrates.
Just a few ingredients makes this tasty keto vegetarian casserole.
- Broccoli - fresh or frozen broccoli florets can be used. If using frozen, defrost them before use otherwise your casserole may become a bit watery.
- Cottage cheese - plain and unflavored.
- Feta cheese - adds an additional cheese flavor. Can be omitted or swapped with goats cheese.
- Cheddar cheese - use a mature Cheddar cheese or substitute with pepper jack cheese.
- Eggs - helps bind the cheese mixture and is a great source of protein.
- Nutmeg - optional if you are not a nutmeg lover!
How to make broccoli cottage cheese casserole
This is so easy, you will want to make this weekly! We used a 9×13-inch rectangular casserole pan.
Place the broccoli florets in the baking dish.
Mix the cheese, eggs and seasoning.
Pour the cheese mixture over the broccoli.
Bake until firm and golden. Slice and serve!
Once cool, store the cottage cheese broccoli casserole in an air tight container and keep in the fridge. It should last up to 3 days and can be enjoyed cold or warmed up. I enjoyed a cold square for breakfast the next day!
Other preferred seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder or paprika can be added for taste.
You can customize your casserole by adding diced onions, minced garlic or cooked mushroom slices for additional flavor.
Blanch the broccoli before adding to the baking dish for a softer broccoli texture. We don't precook ours as we enjoy the slight crunch and find that the broccoli bakes well in the cottage cheese egg mixture.
Can you freeze broccoli cottage cheese casserole?
Yes, you can freeze broccoli and cottage cheese casserole. Freezing can be a convenient way to preserve leftover casserole or to prepare it in advance for future meals. Allow the casserole to cool completely before freezing. It's essential to avoid moisture buildup inside the container, which can result in freezer burn.
When you're ready to enjoy the frozen casserole, remove the desired portion from the freezer. If the casserole was in an airtight container, you can place it directly in the preheated oven. Bake the frozen casserole for about 25-30 minutes if it's an individual portion, or longer (about 45-60 minutes) if it's a larger casserole. Make sure it's heated through and the center is piping hot.
Remember that freezing can slightly change the texture of the cottage cheese, making it slightly grainy or separated when reheated. However, the overall flavor should still be delicious. Enjoy your reheated broccoli and cottage cheese casserole!
What to serve with cottage cheese casserole
A broccoli and cottage cheese casserole is a versatile dish that can be paired with various sides to create a well-balanced meal. A simple green salad with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and your favorite dressing is a refreshing choice that complements the casserole's flavors.
More keto vegetarian main dishes
There are many keto vegetarian main dishes you can enjoy. Here's just a few recipes to inspire you:
Broccoli Cottage Cheese Casserole
- 10 oz broccoli florets
- 16 oz cottage cheese
- 4 oz Cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 oz Feta cheese, crumbled
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg optional
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees, and lightly butter or grease a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
- Add the broccoli florets to the baking dish.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cottage cheese, beaten eggs, Feta cheese, Cheddar cheese and seasonings.
- Pour the cottage cheese and egg mixture over the broccoli, ensuring it's evenly distributed.
- Bake for about 35-40 minutes until the top is golden brown and the casserole is set.
- Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
- You can garnish the casserole with fresh herbs like chopped parsley or chives for a pop of color and flavor.
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