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Cottage Cheese Oatmeal

Cottage Cheese Oatmeal

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 bowl 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Your morning bowl of oatmeal gets a boost of protein thanks to cottage cheese! These rich and creamy oats are so satisfying and you can make them in just 5 minutes!


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  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • Sweetener to taste


  1. Add the oats and water to a very large bowl.  (The oatmeal will bubble while cooking so I use a bowl that holds about 5 cups when I’m cooking 1/2 cup of oats.)
  2. Microwave for 2 1/2-3 minutes on 70% power. You may need to adjust slightly based on your microwave. By not cooking at full power, you can avoid the oatmeal boiling over.
  3. After 2 1/2 minutes, use oven mitts to carefully remove the oats from the microwave and stir. Let it sit for a couple of minutes to let it thicken.
  4. Stir in the cottage cheese and any sweetener.
  5. Top with desired toppings.


I normally add salt to my oatmeal but since cottage cheese is typically salted, I don’t add any additional salt.