Get 30 grams of protein in minutes with this savory cottage cheese bowl. This easy meal is perfect for breakfast or lunch on busy days.

Savory cottage cheese bowl with soft boiled egg, avocado, and cherry tomatoes on a white marble counter

I know that cottage cheese gives a lot of people “the ick”… but one of my missions as a dietitian is to help you get over that.

Because here’s the thing: cottage cheese is one of the easiest ways to eat a lot of protein and it’s incredibly filling, too. And as a former cottage cheese hater myself, I know firsthand that the weird texture is only really weird in your head.

It’s time to give cottage cheese a chance with this savory cottage cheese bowl for breakfast, lunch, or snack. I give you plenty of ideas in this post on how to add extra flavor, so I know you’ll find a way to enjoy it!

Why you’ll love this bowl

High protein: Each bowl contains 30 grams of protein to support fitness and weight loss goals.

Nutritious: Protein isn’t all that matters! This savory cottage cheese bowl is also brimming with nutrition from healthy fats, dietary fiber, and micronutrients.

Filling: This bowl will keep you full for hours.

Quick: Boiling an egg is the longest part, and technically, you do that in advance. It takes minutes to prep your other ingredients and assemble them in your bowl.

Customizable: Scroll down for ideas to season and add flavor to this healthy meal.

savory cottage cheese bowl with boiled egg, avocado, and cherry tomatoes on a wood board

Benefits of cottage cheese

Allow me to convince you to give cottage cheese another try. Here are just a few benefits of this nutritious food:

  • Protein: Of course! It’s even higher in protein than greek yogurt.
  • Cost: Because it’s so rich in protein and nutrition, it’s one of the more cost-effective protein sources you can buy.
  • Calcium: This important nutrient supports your bone health, especially as you age.
  • Muscles: Cottage cheese contains the protein casein, which can be particularly helpful for muscle recovery and growth.
  • Micronutrients: Cottage cheese contains selenium, vitamin B12, and riboflavin for a healthy body and metabolism.


The base of this bowl contains four simple ingredients:

  • Cottage cheese — I use 2% but use what you like
  • Boiled egg — I like a “jammy” egg that’s been boiled for 8 minutes
  • Avocado — for healthy fats and fiber
  • Cherry tomatoes — you can sub grape tomatoes
  • Seasonings — I used chili crisp condiment and everything bagel seasoning, but scroll down for more ideas to add flavor to these bowls

How to serve

To make this savory cottage cheese bowl, simply prep your ingredients and add them to a bowl. Season as you wish.

Then, eat it with a spoon!

Or, scoop it on crackers, bread, english muffins, or pita. Choose higher fiber options like whole wheat for extra fiber and filling nutrition.

Savory cottage cheese bowl placed on a wood board with triangle triscuit crackers on the side

Flavor toppings

Swap or add these toppings to change up the flavor:

  • Salt and pepper
  • Hot honey
  • Chopped chives
  • Sesame seeds
  • Crushed pistachios
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Elote seasoning
  • Olives
  • Red onion
  • Diced cucumber
  • Olive oil

Frequently asked questions

What’s a good cottage cheese brand?

Here in Canada, we have limited options! I use the Nordica 2% cottage cheese and enjoy it. If you can get your hands on Good Culture cottage cheese, it has a different texture and it’s SO good.

What if I prefer a sweet cottage cheese bowl?

That’s great! For a sweet cottage cheese bowl, top with fruit, honey, nuts, and/or granola.

What other veggies could I add to this?

In addition to cherry tomatoes and avocado, you could also add fresh herbs, diced cucumber, diced bell pepper, red onion, sundried tomatoes, or olives.

How can I pack this for lunch?

I’d recommend keeping all ingredients separate if you’re making this ahead of time. Use a food container with dividers/sections and assemble your bowl right before eating. Make sure you keep everything stored in the fridge before eating, or include an ice pack in your lunch box.

Savory cottage cheese bowl with soft boiled egg, avocado, and cherry tomatoes on a white marble counter
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Savory Cottage Cheese Bowl

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Get 30 grams of protein in minutes with this savory cottage cheese bowl. This easy meal is perfect for breakfast or lunch on busy days.


  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese, I used 2%
  • 1 boiled egg, halved, cooked 8 minutes
  • 1/2 medium avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • chili crisp and everything bagel seasoning, or other seasonings

To Serve

  • bread, english muffin, crackers, or pita, whole wheat or high fiber


  • Prepare ingredients: Boil and peel egg, and slice vegetables.
  • Assemble: Add your cottage cheese to a bowl. Top with egg, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and seasonings. Enjoy immediately.


Nutrition facts calculated without bread or crackers.
Calories: 367kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 193mg, Sodium: 761mg, Potassium: 777mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 658IU, Vitamin C: 19mg, Calcium: 145mg, Iron: 2mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course