This cottage cheese bread is high-protein, spongy, and stays moist for days. Get ready to experience sandwich bread like never before!

Cottage Cheese Bread on a cutting board.

Why Add Cottage Cheese To Bread?

Cottage cheese seems like a strange addition to bread, but this secret ingredient is revolutionary. The fat in cottage cheese imparts a wonderful flavor and tender texture to the bread as it melts. Plus, the high protein content provides an extra boost of nutrition!

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How To Make Cottage Cheese Bread

Do you think making bread at home is too complicated? This cottage cheese bread recipe will “prove” any doubts wrong — all it takes is a few simple steps and a bit of patience.

  • Activate the yeast: Whisk together the lukewarm water and yeast in a large bowl. Cover and set aside until the mixture foams.
  • Mix together the dough: In a blender or food processor, blend the cottage cheese and egg whites until smooth. Add the mixture to the bloomed yeast, along with the flour and salt. Mix the dough together until it coheres, then knead for 10 minutes or until the dough is elastic.
  • Perform the first rise: Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise for an hour.
  • Shape the loaf: Transfer the risen dough to a floured work surface and gently stretch it into a rectangle. Roll the dough into a log, then place it into a bread pan seam side down.
  • Perform the second rise: Allow the loaf to proof for 30 minutes, or until it reaches the top of the pan. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Bake the bread: Slash the center of the loaf with a sharp knife or bread lame, then bake for about 30 minutes. Allow it to rest on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before cutting in.

Hot tip: If you notice the top of the bread browning too quickly in the oven, cover it with aluminum foil until the inside is baked through.

Tips for a Perfect Cottage Cheese Loaf

There’s nothing quite like freshly baked bread… especially when it’s a new recipe that turns out perfect the first time! Tune in to these tips to make a mouthwatering cottage cheese loaf.

  • Use egg whites. Egg whites are full of protein and add structure to the bread dough. Wondering what to do with the leftover egg yolks? Make pumpkin crème brûlée! If you don’t want to crack and separate whole eggs, use liquid egg whites in a carton.
  • Double the recipe (optional). One loaf won’t last long! Double the recipe and divide the dough into two loaf pans to keep your family satisfied for longer.
  • Keep in mind that the dough will be sticky. It may be tempting to add more flour, but the dough needs to be quite sticky to reach the proper baked texture. We love Bob’s Red Mill flour— you may need to adjust the amount depending on the brand you use.
  • Knead the dough by hand. While it is quicker to use a stand mixer, we recommend kneading the dough by hand to produce enough gluten formation. Kneading by hand also makes it nearly impossible to overmix the dough. Coat your hands with oil, water, or flour, and use a bench scraper to make kneading less messy.
  • Score the bread before baking. Slashing the top of the loaf right before it goes in the oven prevents cracking and encourages it to rise.
  • Allow the bread to rest before cutting in. The loaf is full of hot steam when it comes out of the oven, so let it cool completely on a wire rack to avoid getting burned. If you cut yourself a slice too quickly out of the oven (we know it’s hard to resist!), the interior may also be gummy and damp.
Sliced Cottage Cheese Bread.

Ways To Serve

Cottage cheese bread is delicious and versatile — don’t be surprised if it takes the place of store-bought sandwich bread in your home! Enjoy a warm slice with butter and jam while sipping on a steaming cup of tea. Are you ready for lunch? Make air fryer grilled cheese or a BLT sandwich with your homemade bread. Or, save it for a dinner pairing with Zuppa Toscana or hearty braised beef potatoes.


Cottage cheese bread is best enjoyed fresh, but the leftovers still make for a tasty treat. Allow the loaf to cool completely, then transfer it to a ziploc bag or airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to three days, in the refrigerator for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to three months.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.