Creamy Cottage Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe: An Amazing Bite of Protein by 30Seconds Food

Creamy Cottage Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe: An Amazing Bite of Protein

Cottage cheese is having a comeback. People are adding cottage cheese to everything – from sauces to macaroni and cheese to salad dressing to guacamole – because it is a versatile high-protein food. One cup of cottage cheese contains about 25 grams of healthy protein. Not bad. Now we've added this healthy ingredient to mashed potatoes!

These easy, creamy mashed potatoes contain 2/3 cup of cottage cheese, which not only adds protein but also creaminess to the potatoes. To make these mashed potatoes you will need Yukon gold potatoes (which have a naturally buttery flavor), cottage cheese, shredded cheese and butter.

Serve these cottage cheese mashed potatoes as a side dish with chicken, beef, pork, lamb or your favorite meal. We like them with meatloaf, chicken fried steak and beef tips. You cannot go wrong.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 to 30 minutes

Servings: 6


  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 teaspoons butter

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Recipe Notes

  • To add flavor, add in a couple teaspoons of your favorite chopped herbs. Dill, parsley or chives are a standout.
  • For the creamiest potatoes, be sure to drain them well after boiling.
  • You could use russet, red or white potatoes for this recipe.
  • Use your favorite cheese! Try cheddar, Gruyere, mozzarella, Fontina, Colby jack, pepper jack or even Swiss.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain. 
  2. Add the cottage cheese, shredded cheese and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Mash until smooth.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 102

Total Fat: 3.9g

Saturated Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 12mg

Sodium: 156mg

Total Carbohydrate: 11.1g

Dietary Fiber: 0.8g

Total Sugars: 0.5g

Protein: 6.2g

Vitamin D: 2mcg

Calcium: 71mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 272mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Yes, please! I just rediscovered cottage cheese in my recent onion dip recipe and it was SO good. I can't wait to make these potatoes next! #yum

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