Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (2024)

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These CottageCheese Egg Muffins are a high-protein breakfast option that can be prepped ahead of time and eaten on the run! They’re a fun change from traditional egg cups!

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{Originally published in 2013. Updated 2018 & 2023}

Hi Friends!

Cottage cheese is having a moment right now if you haven’t noticed and lately, I’ve been making these cottage cheese egg muffins that I first developed back in 2013. They’re still just as good as I remember.

Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins

These are similar to traditional egg muffins, but instead of being all egg, I mixed in some cottage cheese to change things up! You can just mix the cottage cheese in as is, but I’ve also discovered that if you don’t love cottage cheese, blending it up first to make it smooth it an easy trick. I actually use an immersion blender to to blend my cottage cheese and eggs together.

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How To Make Egg Muffins with Cottage Cheese

The nice thing about these muffins is that they’re super easy to customize so here’s how I make them:

  • Mix or blend cottage cheese and eggs together until well-blended.
  • Add mix-ins. I like to use leftover chicken, chicken sausage or bacon or even beans and then add cheese and whatever veggies I have on hand. Peppers, onions, chopped kale, mushrooms etc work well.
  • Pour the mixture into silicone muffin tins and top with more cheese if desired.
  • Reheat as needed.

High Protein Egg Muffins With Cottage Cheese Recipe

Here’s a recipe to use as a guide:

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Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe

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These CottageCheese Egg Muffins are a high-protein breakfast option that can be prepped ahead of time and eaten on the run! They’re a fun change from traditional egg cups!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1012 muffins 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup diced vegetables (peppers, mushrooms, green onions, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken, bacon, chicken sausage or beans
  • 1 c kale, finely chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c cheese, optional
  • Optional seasonings- salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, Montreal Chicken Seasoning, etc.

Instructions

  1. Combine eggs, cottage cheese and cheese in a large bowl. Blend the eggs and cottage cheese first if you want to.
  2. Stir in meat/beans and veggies and season as desired.
  3. Spoon into a well-greased muffin tin. I fill mytins pretty full and usually make about 9 muffins.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 25- 30 minutes or until eggs are set.

These are really easy to make and keep well in the fridge so they can be reheated throughout the week. To make these Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins kid-friendly, ie something my kids might consider eating, I’d leave out the kale, replace chicken with chicken sausage and add just a few pieces of red pepper and maybe some peas.

Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins FAQs

Can I just do egg whites?

I wouldn’t recommend doing just egg whites since that yolks add some healthy fats and flavor but you could do a mix of a couple whole eggs and some additional egg whites.

Are cottage cheese egg muffins low-carb?

Yes, these muffins would be considered low carb. Cottage cheese has about 5g of carbs per 1/2 cup serving.

Does the kind of cottage cheese you use matter?

You’re welcome to use full-fat, low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese. I always recommend looking for a lower-sodium brand out of the ones that are available to you.

Can I make mini egg muffins?

Absolutely! Feel free to make your egg muffins mini-sized. You’ll just need to reduce the cooking size.

Is it safe to reheat egg muffins?

Yes! You can prep a batch of these ahead of time and microwave a couple of egg muffins each morning.

Could you use ricotta instead of cottage cheese?

I haven’t tried it myself but yes, you should be able to sub ricotta cheese for cottage cheese.

Looking for more cottage cheese muffins?

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Enjoy!

–Lindsay–

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  1. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (7)Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says

    Oh!!! I have some cottage cheese hanging out in the fridge that I need to use. I think that I will make these. They look great!

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  2. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (9)Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says

    I totally forgot I used to go cottage cheese and egg bakes all the time! Idid them in ramekins – really good done Italian-ish with fresh herbs and tomatoes too. Can’t wait tto try a Mexi-kin. 😉

    Reply

  3. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (10)Jane says

    Yum! I’m not the biggest cottage cheese person, but I think I would love these muffins. What an easy recipe to make on the weekend and eat all week!

    Reply

  4. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (11)Pat says

    Yum Yum Yum, I’ d say you could put any vegies in these, thanks for this recipe definietly going to try this one

    Reply

  5. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (12)Allison @ Life's a Bowl says

    I make eggie muffins all the time but never have added cottage cheese – fabulous idea!

    Reply

  6. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (13)Tara | Treble in the Kitchen says

    I absolutely LOVE putting cottage cheese in my eggs! I think it makes them more fluffy and just delicious. 🙂 They are so cute as little muffins too!

    Reply

  7. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (15)Linz @ Itz Linz says

    YUM! these look great to have on hand to grab and go for meals or snacks!

    Reply

  8. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (16)misszippy says

    I love cottage cheese! This sounds like a really great combo of ingredients–will get on it!

    Reply

  9. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (18)Kate Upton says

    I was looking for health related website to review many issue. Now I’ve found your blog site with lots of amazing information. You did really excellent work. I’ll read your blog regular basis.

    Reply

  10. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (19)Leigha says

    What a great idea! I always have sticking problems too 🙁

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  11. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (20)Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says

    Yum! Such a great idea! We do this with eggs and veggies and cheese, love the idea of cottage cheese too. Have a great Friday!!

    Reply

  12. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (22)Heather says

    Yum! I make egg muffins all the time and wonder if cottage cheese would work in them – now I know! I’m totally adding it next time – thanks!
    p.s. I bet they wouldn’t stick if you used a silicone muffin pan – always works for me. 🙂

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (23)Lindsay says

      i’ve had terrible luck with silicone in the past but i might give it another try!

      Reply

  13. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (24)Josie says

    This can’t be more timely and perfect! As I’m aiming to get more protein in the morning and incorporate warm and savory food more, this muffin recipe is calling my name! Let’s see: I love eggs, cottage cheese, and muffins… AND breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Altogether this will be my breakfast menu very soon. Thanks for sharing Lindsay! 🙂

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (25)Lindsay says

      yay! let me know if you try them!

      Reply

  14. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (26)Jess says

    Totally pinned these to make on Sunday during Sunday Food Prep! I could totally bring these for breakfast at work SO easily on days when I feel like swapping out my beloved oatmeal. Would taste great with an english muffin on the side I bet!

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (27)Lindsay says

      yay!!!! enjoy, friend!

      Reply

  15. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (28)Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says

    These look SO darn amazing, and would make for the perfect breakfast or snack. I am loving all of the protein and veggies in these :).

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (29)Lindsay says

      enjoy, girl! let me know if you try them!

      Reply

  16. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (30)Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef says

    i definitely am gonna try these! i’ve been trying to make breakfast ahead of time almost everyday to make mornings smoother. we’d love these!!

    Reply

    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (31)Lindsay says

      hope you guys like them!

      Reply

  17. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (32)Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says

    Yummy yum yum. [That is my inner small child responding.]

    I love cottage cheese, and I miss it so much now that I’ve discovered the whole lactose aversion thing my stomach has got going on. However, I find that I can often tolerate BAKED dairy, so maybe I could give this a go. I do know that using cottage cheese in lasagna is the best ‘secret’ ever, since I think it melts better, and has a better flavor, than ricotta. [I like(d) to use a combination of the two…maybe with some cream cheese also!]

    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (33)Lindsay says

      oooh gonna have to try it in lasagna!

      Reply

  18. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (34)Helen says

    These look yummy! I love the combo of cheese, eggs and black beans. Maybe I can eat it with some salsa.

    Reply

    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (35)Lindsay says

      salsa would be great!

      Reply

  19. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (36)Tamara says

    These look great! And breakfast is my very favourite meal of the day; always looking for new recipes!

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  20. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (37)lindsay says

    Great idea! These look delicious. I could definitely make these with all those extra black beans I made from my food prep.

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (38)Lindsay says

      yes you could 🙂

      Reply

  21. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (39)Kim says

    I have seen recipes with eggs and cottage cheese but never tried any – maybe we will try this one. Looks really good!

    Reply

    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (40)Lindsay says

      let me know if you give them a try!

      Reply

  22. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (41)Tanya says

    I love the added cottage cheese. A good boost of protein. These look good.

    Reply

  23. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (42)Kanoe says

    These look so good! I’ve been putting cottage cheese in my scrambled eggs lately & so good! I’m gonna try & make these this weekend! Looks like a great way to have a fast & convenient breakfast 😀

    Reply

  24. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (43)Nicole @ FruitnFitness says

    I like the addition of cottage cheese to egg muffins. I have some eggs that need to be used up and am trying to think of things I could possibly freeze. Was leaning toward banana muffins but these sound like a much healthier breakfast option.

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (44)Lindsay says

      hope you liked them!

      Reply

  25. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (45)GaryD says

    Wow, these look amazing. I’m always looking for good snacks and I think this one fits the bill. I usually have my cottage cheese with some celery sticks, carrots, green peppers all chopped up and mixed in – protein with veges but now I have a great alternative. Thank you! 🙂

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (46)Lindsay says

      you’re welcome! enjoy!!

      Reply

  26. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (47)Quennie says

    OMG!! Got so excited forgot to grease the muffin pan. They are awesome!

    Reply

  27. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (48)Nutmeg Nanny says

    This looks wonderful 🙂 love finding new ways to make my eggs!

    Reply

  28. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (49)Lori says

    I’ve just stumbled across your blog recently and haven’t stop clicking since! One question about these, did you try freezing them (not sure with the cottage cheese)? If not, how long will they last in the fridge?

    Thank you!

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (50)Lindsay says

      i haven’t tried freezing them. anything with eggs tends to get a little watery…but you could always try a couple! In the fridge i’d say they last 4 days or so?

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      • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (51)Lori says

        So I made these and loved them! The only weird thing was mine tasted “wet”, I’m sure it was something on my end. I may have greased the pan a little too much. In any event, they were delish, thanks so much. Of course they did not turn out as pretty as yours! lol

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        • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (52)Lindsay says

          hmmm maybe use a little less cottage cheese? yours may have had more liquid than mine. they’re definitely a little bit wet though bc of all the wet ingredients

          Reply

  29. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (53)Mary@FitandFed says

    I hadn’t even heard of egg muffins so this expands my culinary horizons, thanks!

    Reply

  30. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (54)Jill says

    I love the ideas of these- packed with protein and the black beans and cottage cheese (I strained the cottage cheese before adding) are a great idea. I like my food with a kick, so I added in some diced jalapeno chicken sausage and some Sriracha sauce. For the veggies, I used the spinach and mushrooms. Unfortunately, mine stuck to the paper cups, so I will try greasing the pan and not using the cups next time. The flavor of these were great and the beans gave it a real muffin-like texture. I like to prepare my food for the work week, so I can just “grab & go” in the morning. I will be using this recipe as one of my staples. Thanks!

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (55)Lindsay says

      yeah mine were sticky too…i just greased really well and tried to get as much as I could out of the pan.

      Reply

  31. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (56)Jeannie says

    Love these!
    Do you know how many calories are in each? Thank you!

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (57)Lindsay says

      i don’t, sorry!

      Reply

  32. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (58)Kelli at Hungry Hobby says

    We love egg muffins in our house! They are such an easy meal prep! Plus high in protein and delicious!!

    Reply

  33. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (59)Lyn says

    I am new to this blog. Is there any nutritional information? I didn’t see any but might have overlooked, thanks.

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (60)Lindsay says

      i don’t provide it, but you can always plug into my fitness pal!

      Reply

  34. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (61)Daniel Morey says

    I live alone, so I’m curious if these can be frozen?

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (62)Lindsay says

      i haven’t tried but it’s worth a shot. I know egg muffins can be frozen, it’s just a personal preference of whether you like the taste when they come out of the freezer.

      Reply

  35. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (63)Joyce says

    I make a similar recipe without the cottage cheese. I freeze the “muffins” and microwave for a quick breakfast. Do you think I could freeze these with cottage cheese? Has anyone done so? Thank you.

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    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (64)Lindsay says

      worth a shot. they might be too watery when thawed tho, i’m not sure.

      Reply

  36. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (65)Alexandra says

    Do you have the nutrition facts? Calories, Net Carbs, Protein, Fat, etc?

    Reply

    • Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (66)Lindsay says

      i don’t, sorry!

      Reply

  37. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (67)Misti says

    So good! I was worried about cottage cheese in there but heard I should try it . I think what puts these over the top is the steak seasoning!

    Reply

  38. Easy Cottage Cheese Egg Muffins Recipe (68)Jan says

    My husband absolutely refuses to touch cottage cheese. Made these and he loved them. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him. Lol

    Reply

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