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Quick, easy, and protein-packed cottage cheese toast can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. Choose from a handful of sweet or savoury topping ideas to customize this recipe!

Two pieces of cottage cheese toast with toppings on a white plate.

Cottage cheese on toast is trending on TikTok, and for good reason. It tastes delicious and can be topped with SO many different ingredients. Feel free to choose from either sweet or savoury toppings, depending on what you’re in the mood for!

As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that cottage cheese is an awesome source of protein and other nutrition benefits, like calcium and vitamin B12.

Even better? These protein packed toasties are so quick and easy to whip together. All you need is about 10 minutes, from start to finish 🙂

Love cottage cheese? This savory herbed cottage cheese dip or my cottage cheese with fruit bowls are more creative way to enjoy it!

Two pieces of cottage cheese toast with toppings on a white plate.

Cottage cheese nutrition

Cottage cheese is best known for its high protein content – 1 cup of cottage cheese provides about 28 grams of complete protein!

Cottage cheese is also a source of vitamins and minerals like:

  • calcium
  • vitamin B12
  • selenium
  • phosphorus
  • riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • magnesium
  • folate
  • vitamin B6

Is cottage cheese on toast healthy? In addition to the nutrition benefits of cottage cheese, your toast topping ideas can also pack in a nutritious punch. Fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, and seeds all have health benefits of their own. Choose a fiber-rich bread, or something simple like sourdough and you’ve got yourself a nutritious breakfast, lunch, or snack ready in minutes!

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Savoury cottage cheese toast topping ideas

Savoury cottage cheese toasts are an awesome way to get your veggies in! Here are some of my go-to topping ideas:

  1. leafy greens, like baby arugula, kale, or spinach
  2. sliced fresh veggies, like vine-ripened tomatoes or cucumber rounds
  3. leftover cooked veggies, like roasted broccolini or mushrooms
  4. freshly chopped herbs, like basil, green onion, dill, or thyme – the dried versions will work, too!
  5. crushed red pepper flakes, if you like a little spice
  6. a drizzle of a high-quality olive oil, balsamic glaze, hot honey, chili oil, or pesto for extra flavour
  7. a sprinkle of lemon zest
  8. a sprinkle of raw or roasted seeds, like pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds

Sweet cottage cheese toast topping ideas

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE fan of a sweet + savoury combo! Here are some topping ideas for a sweeter version of cottage cheese toasts:

  1. fresh fruits, like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, sliced strawberries, pineapples, or figs
  2. a drizzle of honey or maple syrup
  3. a sprinkle of cinnamon
  4. a sprinkle of lemon zest
  5. a smear of store-bought jam or homemade chia jam (directly on the toast, underneath the cottage cheese)
  6. a sprinkle of nuts or seeds pairs perfectly here, too! Just go for an unsalted/raw version 😉
Two pieces of cottage cheese toast with toppings on a white plate.

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Cottage cheese toast is a quick, easy, and protein-packed recipe that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack. Choose from either sweet or savoury toppings!
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Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread of choice (I used sourdough)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • Toppings as desired – see notes!

Instructions

  • Toast bread in toaster or oven.
  • Spoon cottage cheese evenly over each slice of bread.
  • Add toppings as desired – see notes for ideas!
  • Enjoy immediately. As the toppings can get a little messy, you may prefer eating this with a fork and knife 😉

Notes

*TYPES OF BREAD TO USE:
  • sourdough or another crusty bread
  • if you want to up the nutrition even more, use a high-fiber whole grain bread. I love brands like Silver Hills or Food For Life!
  • if you’re gluten-free, please use a certified gluten-free bread
 
*SAVOURY TOPPINGS: I advise doing 1 leafy green, 1 veggie (per toast), a sprinkle of something crunchy, a fresh or dried herb, and then a drizzle of a flavour enhancer (or 2)!
  • leafy greens, like baby arugula, kale, or spinach (if topping with a leafy green, I would advise placing the greens on the toast before the cottage cheese)
  • sliced fresh veggies, like vine-ripened tomatoes or cucumber rounds
  • leftover cooked veggies, like roasted broccolini or mushrooms
  • freshly chopped herbs, like basil, green onion, dill, or thyme – the dried versions will work, too!
  • crushed red pepper flakes, if you like a little spice
  • a drizzle of a high-quality olive oil, balsamic glaze, hot honey, chili oil, or pesto (flavour enhancers)
  • a sprinkle of lemon zest
  • a sprinkle of raw or roasted seeds, like pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds
 
*SWEET TOPPINGS: I advise doing 1 fruit (per toast), a sprinkle of something crunchy, and then a drizzle of a honey/maple syrup or a smear of jam.
  • fresh fruits, like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, sliced strawberries, pineapples, or figs
  • a drizzle of honey or maple syrup
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • a sprinkle of lemon zest
  • a smear of store-bought jam or homemade chia jam (spread it directly on the toast, before adding the cottage cheese)
  • a sprinkle of nuts or seeds pairs perfectly here, too! Just go for an unsalted/raw version 😉

Nutrition

As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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