Add extra protein to your breakfast with this cottage cheese scrambled eggs recipe. This unique twist on classic scrambled eggs brings together the creamy richness of cottage cheese and the comforting familiarity of well-prepared eggs.
The result is a harmonious combination that satisfies your taste buds and nourishes your body. With a velvety finish and a hint of tanginess from the cottage cheese, this dish is a fantastic way to start your day or elevate any mealtime.
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Carbs in Cottage Cheese
On average, a half-cup (120 grams) serving of low-fat cottage cheese typically contains around 6 to 8 grams of total carbohydrates. Keep in mind that these values can fluctuate, so it's always a good idea to check the nutrition label on the specific cottage cheese container you have to get the most accurate carbohydrate content.
Protein in Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is a rich source of protein, which makes it a popular choice for those looking to increase their protein intake. The protein content in cottage cheese can vary based on factors like the brand, fat content, and serving size. Generally, a half-cup (120 grams) serving of low-fat cottage cheese contains approximately:
- Regular Cottage Cheese (Low-Fat): Around 12-15 grams of protein.
- Low-Fat or Non-Fat Cottage Cheese: Around 13-14 grams of protein.
- High-Protein or Greek-Style Cottage Cheese: Some brands offer higher protein options, which might contain around 20-25 grams of protein per half-cup serving.
This high-protein breakfast recipe keeps it simple with just 3 ingredients but you can add other ingredients such as cheese or vegetables.
- Cottage cheese - full fat cottage cheese is preferable as low fat versions may contain hidden sugars.
- Eggs - use eggs at room temperature.
- Butter - we use unsalted butter. Ghee could be substituted.
How to make cottage cheese scrambled eggs
A quick and easy low carb breakfast recipe anyone can make.
Beat the eggs thoroughly.
Cook in butter and add the cottage cheese.
Using room temperature eggs helps to ensure even cooking and a smoother texture in your scrambled eggs. When eggs are at room temperature, they mix more easily, and the proteins in the whites and yolks are more likely to bond evenly. This can result in a creamier and more uniform scramble.
You can customize this recipe by adding ingredients like sautéed vegetables or shredded cheese to the scrambled eggs for extra flavor and texture.
Keep the heat at medium-low to prevent overcooking and to achieve creamy scrambled eggs.
Cottage cheese adds a creamy texture and a slight tanginess to the eggs. If you're not a fan of the texture, you can blend the cottage cheese until smooth before adding it to the eggs.
Cottage Cheese Scrambled Eggs
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Chopped fresh herbs (such as chives, parsley, or dill) for garnish (optional)
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them until the yolks and whites are well combined.
- Place a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat.
- Add the butter or oil to the pan and allow it to melt and heat up.
- Once the butter is melted or the oil is heated, pour the whisked eggs into the pan. Allow the eggs to sit undisturbed for a moment until the edges start to set.
- Using a spatula, gently push the eggs from the edges towards the center of the pan. Continue to push and fold the eggs gently, allowing the uncooked portion to flow to the edges of the pan.
- When the eggs are still slightly runny but mostly cooked, add the cottage cheese to the pan. Gently fold the cottage cheese into the eggs, distributing it evenly throughout.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper over the eggs and cottage cheese mixture according to your taste preferences. Keep in mind that cottage cheese can be slightly salty, so adjust the salt accordingly.
- Continue to gently scramble the eggs and cottage cheese until the eggs are fully cooked but still moist and slightly creamy. Be careful not to overcook them, as they can become dry.
- Once the scrambled eggs are cooked to your liking, remove the pan from the heat. Transfer the scrambled eggs and cottage cheese mixture to serving plates.
- If desired, sprinkle the chopped fresh herbs over the scrambled eggs for added flavor and a touch of color.
- Serve the cottage cheese and scrambled eggs while they're still warm. They can be enjoyed on their own, with keto toast, or as part of a larger breakfast spread.
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