2-Minute Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese is an easy, healthy, high-protein breakfast recipe that’s naturally low-carb and perfect for busy mornings. Adding creamy cottage cheese to your morning scramble creates light, fluffy, eggs that deliver 20 grams of protein per serving in just minutes. Simple, nutritious, and delicious!
If you are looking for an easy, delicious way to add more protein to your breakfast each day, you have to try adding cottage cheese to your scrambled eggs (you can also use cottage cheese to make egg white cottage cheese muffins… but I digress!).
Cottage cheese is a fresh cheese curd product with a mild flavor, known for its soft, creamy texture and small curds. It’s a versatile dairy staple, high in protein and low in fat. Just 1/2 cup of cottage cheese can pack in 14 grams of protein making it a popular choice for those living a clean and delicious lifestyle! Have you ever tried cottage cheese toast?! So good!
Not only does cottage cheese pack in the protein, but it also creates the creamiest, fluffiest, most delicious scrambled eggs. Once you try adding cottage cheese to your morning scramble, you may never want to eat your eggs without it again! It’s just that good.
Eggs With Cottage Cheese
Mixing cottage cheese with scrambled eggs is a quick and easy way to start your day with a nutritious, high-protein breakfast. This is important because increasing your protein intake at breakfast can help you maintain healthy muscle tissue, support strong bones, maintain energy levels (goodbye cravings and blood sugar crashes!), and keep you feeling fueled and satiated all morning long.
Enjoy your eggs on their own for a super light breakfast or serve with some whole grain toast and fresh berries (or sliced avocado) to round out the meal. Want even more protein (I try to aim for a baseline of 30 grams per meal myself)? Serve your scramble with a side of turkey bacon or chicken sausage.
Healthy Tip: Cottage cheese is super versatile! While it’s delicious in savory dishes like this one, it also pairs well with sweet dishes as well! Try adding it to your pancakes for a high-protein breakfast pancake or simply serving up a bowl of cottage cheese topped with fresh tropical fruits and a drizzle of honey or nut butter. So many options!
Ingredients You’ll Need
The best part of this recipe is that it only requires 3-everyday ingredients and is done in just 5 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need.
- Eggs – Serve as the base of the healthy breakfast recipe, providing a high-quality protein source and creating the structure for the fluffy scrambled eggs. Alternatively, egg whites would also work – or – a combination of them both.
- Cottage Cheese – Adds creaminess and an extra 10 grams of protein to the scrambled eggs. You’ll need 2 tablespoons per egg (so for this recipe 1/4 cup). I like to use low-fat cottage cheese, but fat-free and full-fat would both work as well. I am obsessed with the Good Culture brand- I think it’s the most delicious brand of cottage cheese on the market.
- Salt & Pepper – It’s all you need to season the eggs. Simple and delicious.
- Cooking Oil (butter or coconut oil) – Used to grease the pan, it ensures the eggs don’t stick while adding a hint of flavor, whether it’s the richness of butter or the subtle sweetness of coconut oil.
How To Make Cottage Cheese and Scrambled Eggs
Gather your ingredients: cottage cheese, eggs, salt, pepper, and something to grease the pan (butter, coconut oil, and/or non-aerosol cooking spray will all work.
Mix the ingredients: To a small bowl, add the eggs, cottage cheese, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined and incorporated.
Prepare the pan: Coat a nonstick skillet with a small amount of cooking oil and turn the heat to medium-low. Pour the egg mixture into the pan.
Cook the eggs: Slowly cook the eggs using a rubber spatula to gently scramble them until light, fluffy curds begin to form and the eggs are cooked through with a soft and creamy texture.
Note: The secret to making great scrambled eggs is to cook them low and slow, so take your time and don’t rush the process. If your cottage cheese eggs seem watery, it could be due to the moisture content in the cottage cheese. To avoid this, try draining any excess liquid from the cottage cheese before adding it to the eggs. Alternatively, you may just need to cook the eggs for a bit longer to evaporate extra moisture.
Remove and serve: Remove while hot and serve with your favorite breakfast sides. Whole grain toast and fresh berries are delicious. If you’d like to build a low-carb breakfast, serve it with avocado and a side of breakfast sausage or turkey bacon.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time and reheat it?
Yes, you can prepare these high-protein eggs in advance and reheat them if necessary. However, for the best texture, gently reheat them in a pan over low heat.
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2 Minute Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- pinch of salt and black pepper
- 1 teaspoon butter, (coconut oil or cooking spray also works)
- In a small bowl, whisk eggs with cottage cheese, salt, and pepper until well combined.
- Coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the pan.
- Using a rubber spatula, cook and stir scrambling the eggs gently until large fluffy curds form and the eggs are cooked through but still soft and creamy.
- Transfer to a plate and serve with your favorite breakfast sides.
- For a higher protein, lower fat breakfast, use 4 eggs instead of 2 whole eggs.