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Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese (28g Protein)

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These Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese are high protein healthy scrambled eggs to start the day with 28 grams of protein per serving.

Plus, this recipe is also a perfect low-carb breakfast for those looking for an extra protein boost in their morning.

Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Egg breakfasts are some of the most popular breakfast options.

If you’ve already tried my perfect keto scrambled eggs, you will love this high-protein version!

Why You’ll Love This For Breakfast

These cottage cheese scramble eggs are the answer to the need for a 28-gram protein breakfast with amazing taste and also naturally:

  • Vegetarian
  • Low-carb
  • Keto-friendly
  • Grain-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Diabetic-friendly
Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

How To Make Scrambled Eggs With Cottage Cheese

It takes just 10 minutes to make high-protein scrambled eggs with added cottage cheese:

Ingredients

All you need to make this delicious low-carb keto breakfast loaded with vegetarian proteins are:

  • Eggs – I am using large free-range eggs.
  • Cottage Cheese – Feel free to use low-fat cottage cheese to cut down calories and fat in the recipe if desired. Cottage cheese is a low-carb cheese.
  • Butter – Butter is my favorite option, but you can alternatively use ghee or olive oil.
  • Black Pepper and Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Scallions – to serve

Preparing The Eggs

In a shallow bowl, crack the eggs and season them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Fold in the cottage cheese and beat with a fork to combine and form a consistent egg mixture.

Cooking Scrambled Eggs

Warm a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add the butter.

Tilt the pan to spread the butter evenly in the skillet and butter the pan well.

Pour the egg mixture into the pan and cook for about 30 seconds without touching it.

When the eggs start to set, use a wooden or silicone spatula to move and break up the eggs and form a soft egg curd.

Cook again without touching for 20 seconds. Repeat these steps until the eggs form a curd-like texture but stop cooking when they are still soft and runny in some places.

How to make Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Serving Scrambled Eggs

Serve the scrambled eggs warm on a plate, topped with some of the toppings below:

Best Seasoning

  • Ground Pepper
  • Salt
  • Finely Chopped Scallion or fresh herbs you love like chives.
  • Chili Flakes
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Cottage Cheese
  • Hot Sauce

Best Sides

This recipe is delicious served with some low-carb vegetables on the side like:

Best Bread Recipe For Eggs

You can serve the eggs on top of bread, some whole grain toast, or keto bread recipe like a slice of:

Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Swap Options

If you have some missing ingredients in your kitchen or food allergies to some in the recipe, here are some options for you.

  • Garlic – You can skip garlic for a low-Fodmap option.
  • Cottage Cheese – You can use cream cheese instead, but it won’t add the same texture and increase fat and calories while decreasing proteins.
  • Dairy-Free – You can replace the butter with dairy-free butter or coconut oil. Dairy-free cottage cheese like vegan cottage cheese from the grocery store should work as well.
Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to your most common questions about this scramble egg recipe.

Can I Reduce The Number Of Eggs?

The ratio of cottage cheese to eggs is 2 tablespoons to 1.

So if you prefer to make just one egg, reduce the cottage cheese to 2 tablespoons and adjust the seasoning to taste.

Can I Use Low-Fat Cottage Cheese?

Yes, any cottage cheese variety works, including chive-flavored cottage cheese.

Can I Make Egg White Scrambled Eggs?

You can replace the 3 whole eggs with 6 egg whites and keep the same amount of cottage cheese in the recipe.

Use the same technique to scramble the egg whites in the frying pan.

Can I Add Cheese To The Eggs?

Absolutely, you can sprinkle hard grated cheese like cheddar, Parmesan, or Edam cheese when the eggs are cooking for the second time.

Cheese adds a salty flavor so don’t over-season the eggs.

Have you tried this scrambled eggs recipe? Feel free to share a comment or review below.

Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese

4gNet Carbs
These Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese are a high-protein breakfast, perfect as a quick and easy low-carb start of the day.
Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition

Net Carbs 4g
Fat 29.3g
Protein 28.5g
Calories 398.8kcal
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Instructions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk eggs with cottage cheese, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat with butter.
  • When the butter has just melted (not brown) pour in the beaten eggs, and reduce to medium heat.
  • Let the eggs cook for 30 seconds (no stirring), then gently move a spatula across the bottom and side of the skillet to break up the eggs and form a soft egg curd.
  • Stop stirring and cook again for 15 seconds to set.
  • Repeat this process of stirring and cooking until the eggs thicken, slightly set but still soft and runny in some places.
  • Serve immediately on a slice of a keto bread loaf or on its own with extra fresh cottage cheese, pepper, and scallion.
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Nutrition Facts
Scrambled Eggs with Cottage Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 398.8 Calories from Fat 264
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.3g45%
Saturated Fat 13.4g84%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.1g
Cholesterol 602.5mg201%
Sodium 861.5mg37%
Potassium 302.1mg9%
Carbohydrates 4.1g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 2.8g3%
Protein 28.5g57%
Net Carbs 4g
Vitamin A 1280.2IU26%
Vitamin B12 1.7µg28%
Vitamin D 3.1µg21%
Calcium 159.2mg16%
Iron 2.7mg15%
Magnesium 25.5mg6%
Zinc 2.3mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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