Cottage Cheese Toast

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4 savory cottage cheese toast ideas! These savory cottage cheese toast recipes pair cucumbers with pesto, tomatoes with za'atar, smoked salmon with dill, and avocado with sesame!

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Looking to mix up your breakfast routine? Say hello to Cottage Cheese Toast! It’s a delicious combination of classic toasted bread and cottage cheese; it packs a powerful punch of creamy protein and is soo good! The only thing that can make this cottage cheese toast any better is an array of fun toppings! Below you’ll find cottage cheese toast 4-ways, including avocado sesame, fresh cucumber with pesto, smoked salmon and dill, and tomatoes with zaatar!

4 cottage cheese toasts with various toppings, from top to bottom: 1- sliced cucumbers and pesto, 2- smoked salmon, red onion, and fresh dill, 3- sliced avocado and sesame seeds, and 4- diced tomatoes and za'atar. Extra toppings in small bowls nearby.
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If you love cottage cheese as much as I do, these cottage cheese toast recipes are a must-try! Perfectly toasted bread is topped with a generous spread of cottage cheese, providing a satisfying base, that allows you to get creative with your favorite toppings. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy snack, a tasty breakfast option, or a delightful addition to your weekend brunch spread, these cottage cheese toast ideas have you covered.

Why you’ll love this toast with cottage cheese

  • Balanced snack or light meal. Cottage cheese provides a good source of protein, while the combination of toppings adds a variety of flavors, textures, and nutrients, making it an overall balanced snack or light meal option.
  • Easy no-cook breakfast. These simple toast ideas are incredibly easy to prepare, requiring minimal time and effort and zero stove use. Just toast your bread, and you’re on your way to delicious cottage cheese breakfast toast.
  • Customize to your liking. These cottage cheese toast ideas are just that…ideas. But the beauty of this toast is that it allows you to get creative and customize your toppings to suit your taste preferences, making each bite a delicious experience for you.
  • Light and refreshing. The fresh ingredients, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocado, add a satisfying and refreshing crisp to your toast that won’t weigh you down, making it a perfect option during warmer days.

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Cottage Cheese Toast

  • Bread: Sourdough bread has the best flavor and holds up well when toasting. But feel free to use your favorite bread here.
  • Cottage Cheese: Full-fat cottage cheese has a creamier, richer texture, while low-fat cottage cheese is a lighter option that may be more favored for those aiming to reduce their caloric intake. Either would work for this toast.

How To Make Cottage Cheese Toast

  1. Spray the sourdough bread slices with cooking spray and toast in a toaster, toaster oven, or stovetop griddle until golden brown and crispy.
  2. Spread cottage cheese onto each slice of toasted bread.
Cottage cheese being spread on to butter toast with a spoon.

Cottage cheese toast ideas

Now that you have a base of toasted bread topped with cottage cheese, the possibilities are endless. Here are some delicious ideas for you to try:

Smoked salmon cottage cheese toast

  • Smoked salmon: These delicate slices of smoky and silky salmon adds protein and healthy fats to the toast. Smoked salmon is also often called lox and is typically sold pre-sliced, making this toast on a busy morning a breeze!
  • Red onion: When thinly sliced and layered on top of the toast, red onions provide a crisp and refreshingly sweet flavor that cuts through the richness of the salmon. You can also try pickled red onion for a burst of flavor!
  • Fresh baby dill: Bright, aromatic, and slightly tangy, dill adds a refreshing element to this cottage cheese breakfast toast. It also pairs perfectly with seafood, making it a classic choice to garnish this salmon toast.

Top your cottage cheese toast with the smoked salmon, followed by sliced red onion and sprigs of fresh dill.

2 image collage with first image showing unprepped ingredients for recipe, including bread, cottage cheese, dill, red onion, a smoked salmon.; second image after making recipe.

Pesto Cucumber cottage cheese toast

  • Cucumbers: Sliced cucumbers bring a refreshing and hydrating element to the toast. They also give a nice crunch when biting into it. The best type of cucumbers to use are those with thin skin, like Persian or English cucumbers.
  • Pesto: Basil pesto, with its bold basil, garlic, and Parmesan flavors, complements the fresh cucumbers and adds a depth of flavor that pairs perfectly with the cottage cheese.

Spread basil pesto over your toast with cottage cheese, followed by sliced cucumbers, and finish with freshly ground black pepper.

2 image collage with first image showing unprepped ingredients for recipe, including bread, cottage cheese, pesto, and cucumbers; second image after making recipe.

Tomatoes and za’atar cottage cheese toast

  • Tomatoes: Juicy tomatoes perfectly balance the creaminess of cottage cheese and the herbaceous flavors of Za’atar. Each bite offers a burst of fresh and vibrant flavors, making it an irresistible treat for your taste buds.
  • Za’atar seasoning: This flavorful Lebanese spice blend adds complexity and depth to the overall flavor profile and makes the tomatoes shine. Nothing beats DIY Za’atar seasoning but feel free to use a storebought blend for ease.

Top your cottage cheese toast with diced tomatoes and sprinkle some Za’atar seasoning.

2 image collage with first image showing unprepped ingredients for recipe, including bread, cottage cheese, tomatoes, and za'atar; second image after making recipe.

Sesame avocado cottage cheese toast

  • Avocado: This fruit imparts a mild, buttery flavor and creamy texture that pairs well with other ingredients. Avocado is made for toast and but this one has been elevated to mouthwatering deliciousness!
  • Sesame seeds: The addition of sesame seeds lends a wonderful nutty crunch to the toast, providing a contrasting texture and flavor to the rest of the ingredients.

Top your cottage cheese toast with sliced avocado and sprinkle sesame seeds. Finish off with freshly ground black pepper for a tasty avocado cottage cheese toast.

2 image collage with the first image showing unprepped ingredients for recipe, including bread, cottage cheese, avocado, and sesame seed; second image after making recipe.

Tips for making the best Toast with Cottage Cheese

  1. Use thick-sliced bread. Go for thick slices of bread so it can hold the cottage cheese and all the toppings.
  2. Don’t skip toasting. Not only does that create a stronger piece of bread, but it adds delicious toasty flavor and a nice crunch factor.
  3. Layer strategically. If using additional toppings, layer them strategically to create a visually appealing and flavorful combination. Start with the base spread like cottage cheese and other spreads if using; layer your ingredients by size, starting with the largest ones on the bottom and finishing with a garnish on top. 
  • Start with seasoned cottage cheese. Consider stirring in fresh or dried herbs, a little minced garlic, or other seasonings to your cottage cheese to amp up the flavor.
  • Swap the bread with sweet potatoes. Toast slices of sweet potatoes for gluten-free toast, then top with cottage cheese and go crazy with toppings. With so much flavor, you won’t miss the bread!
  • Add an egg to it. Make it a loaded cottage cheese breakfast toast by adding a fried egg on top of these toasts. Here’s how to fry an egg so it’s perfect every time.
  • Make it crunchy. Sprinkle chopped nuts like walnuts, almonds, or pumpkin seeds on top of your toast for added crunch. Pine nuts would be excellent on the cucumber pesto toast, and chopped walnuts would make a great addition to the tomato Za’atar cottage cheese toast, but the possibilities are endless!
  • Add some spicy kick. Drizzle hot sauce or sriracha over your toast to add fiery flavor.

What to serve with savory cottage cheese toast

How to store cottage cheese toast

This is best enjoyed immediately after assembling to maintain freshness and flavor.

How long will cottage cheese toast last in the fridge?

If you have leftovers of cottage cheese toast, you can keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 24 hous. Keep in mind that by then the bread will likely be soggy, and all toppings will soften. If you have leftover toppings, you can store them separately in a container and use them to make fresh toast when needed.

Frequently asked questions

Can I add additional protein to my cottage cheese toast?

Yes! If you want to boost the protein content, you can add toppings like sliced hard boiled eggs, shredded chicken, or baked tofu.

How can I make this in advance?

If preparing any of these cottage cheese on toast recipes ahead of time, it’s best to keep all the components separate and assemble just before serving. Store prepped veggies in an airtight container, then when ready to serve, all you have to do is toast the bread and assemble.

Can I add sweet toppings to my toast with cottage cheese?

Certainly! Although savory cottage cheese toast is delicious, you can add sweet toppings like fresh fruits such as peaches, figs, and berries, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, or spread some jam to create a sweet cottage cheese toast variation.

4 cottage cheese toasts with various toppings, from top to bottom: 1- sliced cucumbers and pesto, 2- smoked salmon, red onion, and fresh dill, 3- sliced avocado and sesame seeds, and 4- diced tomatoes and za'atar.

Take your toast game to a new level and make savory cottage cheese toast with satisfying and refreshing toppings. There’s something for everyone with these 4 tasty cottage cheese toast ideas. Plus, with endless flavor combinations, you can keep your taste buds happy and your belly full. Which one will you try first?

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Cottage Cheese Toast – 4 Ways

4 savory cottage cheese toast ideas! These savory cottage cheese toast recipes pair cucumbers with pesto, tomatoes with za'atar, smoked salmon with dill, and avocado with sesame!
5 from 48 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Breakfast
Calories 227
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
  

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 cup cottage cheese

Topping Ideas

  • Smoked salmon red onion slices, fresh dill
  • Sliced cucumbers and pesto
  • Diced tomatoes and zaatar
  • Avocado and sesame
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Spray the sourdough bread slices with cooking spray and toast in a toaster, toaster oven or on a stovetop griddle until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Once the sourdough bread slices are toasted, spread about ¼ cup of cottage cheese onto each slice and add your desired toppings. Season with freshly cracked black pepper and enjoy immediately.

Notes

Nutrition facts are only for the cottage cheese on toast. Topping not included.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 551mg, Potassium: 129mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 74IU, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Breakfast
5 from 48 votes (47 ratings without comment)

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  1. Ashley says:

    So simple and delicious! I added some olive oil to the tomatoes and za’atar one. Will be making this on repeat

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Thank you so much, Ashley! So happy to hear that you liked it!