Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

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This Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl topped with veggies and pistachios is a protein-packed breakfast that will keep you full all morning.

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Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

I love cottage cheese but don't always want to top it with fruit. These Savory Cottage Cheese Bowls with cucumbers, bell pepper, and tomatoes are a great solution. Perfect for breakfast or snack, they are an easy way to get more protein in your day. If you're not a fan of the taste of cottage cheese, you can use yogurt instead. For more recipes that use cottage cheese, see my High Protein Bread and Strawberry Protein Smoothie.

Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

Cottage cheese is a great, healthy breakfast. While low in carbs and sugar, it's very high in protein. A one-cup serving can have more than 25 grams of protein! Cottage cheese is also a good source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamin B12, and riboflavin.

What do you put in a savory cottage cheese bowl?

I fill this cottage cheese breakfast bowl with the colorful vegetables listed below and then top with pistachios for extra protein and crunch:

  • Persian cucumbers
  • Bell pepper
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Chives or scallion greens
  • Leftover roasted veggies

How to Meal Prep Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls:

These bowls are super simple to prep ahead. Just cut your veggies and pistachios the night before and store in separate food containers. Wait on cutting the tomatoes until right before eating as they can get soggy if cut too soon. You could even cut extra vegetables, so you have enough to make bowls for the next few days.

When ready to eat, scoop cottage cheese into a bowl, cut your tomatoes, and top with vegetables, nuts, salt, and pepper.


  • Use regular cucumbers or English cucumbers if you can't find Persian.
  • Sub yellow or orange bell pepper instead of red.
  • Swap grape tomatoes for cherry tomatoes.
  • Replace pistachios with pine nuts or almonds if you prefer.
  • Use Greek yogurt if you're not a cottage-cheese fan.
  • Top with everything bagel seasoning instead of salt.

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Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

Prep Time: 5mins
Cook Time: 0mins
Total Time: 5mins
Yield: 1serving
COURSE: Breakfast, Meal Prep, Snack
CUISINE: American
This Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl topped with veggies and pistachios is a protein-packed breakfast that will keep you full all morning.


  • ¾cuplow fat cottage cheese, I like Good Culture
  • 2tablespoonsminced chives or finely minced scallion greens, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½cupsliced Persian cucumbers
  • ½medium bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 10halved grape tomatoes
  • 1tablespoonchopped, roasted shelled pistachios
  • Kosher salt


  • In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese with 1 tablespoon chives and pepper, to taste.
  • Layer cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes on top then garnish with remaining 1 tablespoon chives and pistachios.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste.


Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 624mg, Fiber: 4.5g, Sugar: 13g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
Keywords: high protein breakfast, recipes with cottage cheese, savory cottage cheese