If you’re interested in making a different kind of appetizer for your family’s dinner, then consider giving this baked cottage cheese recipe a try. This unique dish features eggs, cheese and cottage cheese that have been baked into a pie form—trust us, this one is very tasty! This recipe makes eight servings, and while you might think this dish is fairly heavy, you can actually use Cabot No Fat Cottage Cheese to cut down on all the calories. After making this dish, please make sure to rate and review it.
This baked cottage cheese recipe calls for a number of crucial ingredients. In order to get started making the roasted grape tomatoes, you’ll need some olive oil, garlic, salt, sugar and two pints of grape tomatoes. For the cottage cheese dish, you’ll need three eggs, Cabot Cottage Cheese (or No Fat Cottage Cheese), Parmesan cheese (which you can substitute for Asiago cheese), all-purpose flour, two tablespoons of olive oil, thyme, lemon and black pepper. The directions below highlight everything you need to know about making this dish including the bake time of 450°F for 45 min.
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Roasted grape tomatoes:
2 pints grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
Baked cottage cheese:
3 large eggs
1½ pounds Cabot Cottage Cheese or Cabot No Fat Cottage Cheese
½ cup finely grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or marjoram
Freshly grated zest of 1 lemon
Few grindings black pepper
Get the ingredients you need at a convenient nearby location.
To Roast Tomatoes:
PREHEAT oven to 425°F.
LINE baking sheet with sides with aluminum foil (for easier cleanup). Place tomatoes, oil, garlic, salt and sugar on sheet; shake to roll tomatoes around and coat them all over with oil.
PLACE in middle of oven and roast for 10 minutes.
STIR to redistribute juices and roast for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until tomatoes are browned and juices are very reduced.
MASH garlic clove and coarsely chop tomatoes, when cool. Transfer to small bowl. Cover and refrigerate if not serving within an hour or two. (Tomatoes can be made up to 4 days in advance; bring to room temperature before serving.)
To Bake Cottage Cheese:
PLACE rack in upper third of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and set aside.
WHISK eggs in a large bowl until well combined and frothy. Place strainer over bowl and add cottage cheese; force through strainer with spatula or back of spoon. (Alternatively, combine eggs and cheese in food processor and process until smooth.)
ADD Parmesan or Asiago cheese, flour, oil, marjoram or thyme, lemon zest and pepper and stir together well.
SPREAD mixture evenly in prepared pie plate. Baked for 35 to 45 minutes or just until puffed all over and lightly browned on top.
COOL to lukewarm or room temperature. Cut into wedges and serve topped with roasted grape tomatoes.
Loved the complex taste and I found the texture was light and lovely. I don’t know whether it’s the addition of lemon zest/rind that brings out the sugar/sweetness in the cottage cheese, but whatever it is, it’s a great result. The tomato topping is a must with the pie.
Personally, I loved it! However, my parents were not big fans. My dad said roasted tomatoes were not the right kind of topping. Also, zest from one lemon is too much. Half would be better. This dish is really up to personal taste, as I thought it tasted like a crustless quiche, but my mom (who likes quiche) did not enjoy the texture. Try it for yourself!
Yum!! So easy and good for you.