Cottage Cheese Sandwich

Get ready to level up your sandwich game with this delicious Cottage Cheese Sandwich. This recipe is not only simple to make, but it’s packed full of fresh, vibrant flavors that will keep you coming back for more. The smooth, tangy creaminess of the whipped cottage cheese pairs wonderfully with the refreshing crunch of cucumber, and the combination of fresh herbs and spices in the spread provides an aromatic kick that’s irresistible. Whether you’re after a quick lunch, a satisfying snack, or a light dinner, this sandwich has got you covered.

cottage cheese sandwich image of toast and whipped cottage cheese

This healthy cottage cheese sandwich recipe features whole grain bread toasted to a perfect crunch, serving as a sturdy base for our creamy, herb-infused whipped cottage cheese. Blended to a smooth consistency, this whipped spread is far from boring. Featuring parsley and chives, it becomes an explosion of earthy and mildly onion-like flavors, with a hint of garlic for an extra savory touch. Thin slices of cucumber are crisp and fresh in flavor, the perfect topping to the rich cottage cheese, resulting in a sandwich that’s as balanced as it is flavorful.

Why You’ll Love This cucumber cottage cheese sandwich

  • Healthy and Nutritious: Cottage cheese is a great source of protein, calcium, and other essential nutrients.
  • Quick and Easy: This sandwich comes together in no time, making it a perfect option for a quick breakfast, lunch, or snack. The preparation involves minimal effort and simple ingredients.
  • Versatile: While the recipe outlines cucumber slices as the topping, you can get creative with other additions. You could add lettuce, tomato, avocado, sprouts, or any other favorite sandwich toppings.
  • Balanced Flavor: The combination of herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper enhances the taste of cottage cheese, ensuring a well-balanced and delightful flavor profile.
  • Filling and Satisfying: Despite its lightness, the high protein content in the cottage cheese and the fiber from the whole grain toast makes this sandwich filling.

Ingredients For Your Cottage Cheese Sandwich

cottage cheese sandwich image of toast and whipped cottage cheese
  • Cottage cheese: I used this Whipped Cottage Cheese to make the sandwich. You can use whole milk or low-fat based on your preference and dietary needs. I prefer to use whole milk dairy options because the fat helps fill you up.
  • Toppings: Cucumber Slices. Feel free to add any other vegetable you have on hand. Other great options include tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, turkey.
  • Seasonings: parsley, chives, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Whole grain toast: Feel free to substitute whole grain toast with sourdough bread. I recommend either of those two for their health benefits.

How To Make A Cottage Cheese Sandwich

  1. In a blender or food processor, add the cottage cheese, chopped parsley, chopped chives, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  3. Toast the bread slices until they reach your desired level of crispness.
  4. Spread a generous amount of the whipped cottage cheese onto each slice of toast.
  5. Top with cucumber slices and other vegetables.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips For Making The Best cottage cheese sandwich for lunch

  • Choose quality cottage cheese: Select a good-quality cottage cheese that you enjoy eating. My favorite cottage cheese is Good Culture Whole Milk Classic Cottage Cheese
  • Seasoning is key: Taste the whipped cottage cheese and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Add more salt, pepper, or any other favorite herbs or spices to enhance the flavor.
  • Use fresh herbs: Whenever possible, opt for fresh herbs like parsley and chives. They add a vibrant taste and color to the cottage cheese, elevating the overall sandwich experience.
  • Prep fresh veggies: For the cucumber slices or any other vegetable toppings you choose, make sure they are fresh and thinly sliced. Crisp and colorful veggies will give your sandwich a delightful crunch.
  • Choose the right bread: Select your favorite type of bread for the sandwich. Whether it’s whole wheat, multigrain, rye, or any other preference, a good bread can make a significant difference in taste and texture.
  • Keep it fresh: Assemble the sandwich just before you plan to eat it to keep the bread from getting too soft and to maintain the freshness of the ingredients.

Popular Substitutions & Additions 

  • Cottage Cheese swaps: You can use other cheeses including ricotta cheese or any other soft cheese you have on hand. Hummus works great for this sandwich too!
  • Herbs: Feel free to swap out the parsley and chives for your favorite fresh or dried herbs. Dill, basil, or thyme could offer a different taste profile.
  • Bread: While the recipe calls for whole grain bread, any type of bread would work great. A crusty sourdough or a soft multi-seed loaf could give a different texture and taste.
  • Vegetables: Apart from cucumbers, you could add other vegetables for additional crunch and flavor. Thinly sliced radishes or bell peppers, or even some baby spinach or arugula could work well.
  • Protein: For a more filling sandwich, consider adding some lean protein. Thin slices of turkey or chicken, or perhaps a few pieces of smoked salmon could be delicious.
  • Spice: If you like a bit of heat, consider adding some crushed red pepper flakes or a splash of hot sauce to the cottage cheese mixture.

How To Store Leftovers

Transfer to an airtight container. Place the leftover whipped cottage cheese in an airtight container. Make sure the container is clean and dry before adding the leftovers. 

How Long Will this cottage cheese sandwich Last In the Fridge?

This cottage cheese sandwich will last for no more than 1 to 2 days. It’s important to keep the sandwich in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out or absorbing odors from other foods in the fridge.

Since the whipped cottage cheese is a dairy-based spread, it has a relatively short shelf life compared to certain other sandwich fillings. Therefore, it’s best to enjoy the sandwich within the first day or two to ensure optimal taste and freshness.

If you’re making the whipped cottage cheese ahead of time and planning to use it for sandwiches throughout the week, consider storing the cottage cheese spread separately from the bread and other toppings. Assemble the sandwich just before eating to maintain the crispness of the bread and the overall quality of the sandwich.


What goes well with cottage cheese?

Cottage cheese is a versatile ingredient that pairs well with various foods. Some popular options to enjoy with cottage cheese include:

Fresh fruits: Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), peaches, pineapple, and bananas.
Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, and pistachios add a delightful crunch.
Honey or maple syrup: Drizzling some honey or maple syrup over cottage cheese enhances its natural sweetness.
Cinnamon: Sprinkling a bit of cinnamon can add warmth and flavor.

What vegetable goes well with cottage cheese?

Cucumbers are a classic vegetable that pairs excellently with cottage cheese. Sliced cucumber adds a refreshing and crisp element when combined with the creamy texture of cottage cheese. Additionally, celery, carrots, tomatoes and bell peppers are other great options.

I don’t have a blender or food processor. Can I still make the cottage cheese spread?

Absolutely. The texture of the spread will be chunkier, but you can definitely mix the ingredients together manually. Just make sure to chop the herbs finely.

This Cottage Cheese Sandwich with cucumbers is a delightful balance of creamy, crispy, and refreshing. It’s incredibly simple to prepare, making it perfect for a quick lunch or a healthy snack. The richness of the whipped cottage cheese, the crunch of fresh cucumbers, and the hearty whole grain bread all combine to create a truly satisfying meal. Plus, it’s packed with protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied.

Don’t Forget To Come Back And Let Me Know How Your savory whipped cottage cheese Turned Out!

Whipped Cottage Cheese Sandwich

Easy, filling herb whipped cottage cheese sandwich with fresh cucumbers on hearty bread. This cottage cheese sandwich is healthy and sure to satisfy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 219 kcal


  • 1 cup cottage cheese whole milk, low-fat or fat-free
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 medium cucumber thinly sliced


  • In a blender or food processor, combine the cottage cheese, chopped parsley, chopped chives, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Toast the bread slices until they reach your desired level of crispness.
  • Spread a generous amount of the whipped cottage cheese onto each slice of toast.
  • Top with cucumber slices.


Assemble the whipped cottage cheese sandwich just before eating. This way, the bread retains its crispness, and the flavors of the whipped cottage cheese and toppings come together perfectly.
Feel free to add any other vegetables you have on hand to this sandwich. Red onion, tomatoes, lettuce and spinach work great!


Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 24gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 677mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1229IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cottage cheese sandwich, high protein, sandwich
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