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Cottage Cheese – The Forgotten High Protein Food?

This seems like a lighter vegetarian main dish made with cottage cheese that might be delicious as we approach the Spring and need to shed a few pounds! If you love quiche or spinach pie, you are going to love this recipe. Enjoy!

Macaroni & Cottage Cheese Casserole

Ingredients:

    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1-10 oz. pkg. of frozen chopped spinach thawed
    • ¾ cup of cottage cheese
    • 1 cup grated Muenster cheese
    • 1 cup of whole milk
    • ½ tsp. dried thyme leaves
    • 3 eggs
    • ½ cup Jiffy baking mix
    • ¼ tsp. pepper
    • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • ⅓ tsp. ground nutmeg

Bake time: 35 minutes 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9” pie pan or plate and set aside. Drain spinach in a colander, dry excess moisture with a paper towel. Heat some olive oil in a skillet and cook the onion and garlic until tender (about 4 minutes). Stir in drained spinach. Place this mixture in the prepared pie plate and top it with the cottage cheese and Muenster cheese. In a medium bowl, combine milk, thyme, eggs, baking mix, and pepper. Mix with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour this mixture over the cottage cheese/muenster in the pie plate. Sprinkle the top with the Parmesan cheese and nutmeg.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30- 35 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!