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5 Minute Best Breakfast Cottage Cheese Idea

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Today I am sharing our 5 minute best breakfast cottage cheese idea which I think is the best cottage cheese recipe ever! Cottage cheese happens to be one of my all time favorite snacks and I recently whipped up the best breakfast using cottage cheese, fruit and granola.

We have partnered with Hood® for the past 3 years and it’s always fun sharing how we incorporate their dairy products in our recipes.

Updated to add cottage cheese recipes and what to eat with cottage cheese. Follow to bottom for delicious cottage cheese and fruit recipe along with good cottage cheese snacks!

Cottage Cheese Breakfast

Cottage Cheese Breakfast ideas granola, fruit, mason jar

It’s so simple and really cute. Cottage cheese breakfasts that are cute seem to be home runs in our house.

My son always loves eating blog projects. He isn’t a fan of cottage cheese alone but when I pair it with fruit, granola or bake with is as I did when I made our quiche muffins, he seems to like it.

The presentation makes him forget that Cottage Cheese is good for you! -ha.

Hood Cottage Cheese with Pineapple Added is the perfect flavor for this recipe but if you don’t like pineapple, just use Hood Plain Cottage Cheese.

Flower bowl, cottage cheese, blueberries, strawberries, granola

Hood Pineapple cottage cheese, spoon, blue napkin, orange bowl

What to eat with cottage cheese

Cottage cheese for breakfast is as easy as 1, 2, 3 ….

cottage cheese, granola, strawberries, blueberries

I decided to use honey and cinnamon granola but you can use any mix of granola you want. I love how many different cottage cheese recipes you can make!

I personally want to try the granola mix with cranberries and raisins.

I think that would be delicious!

Mason jar filled with cottage cheese, granola, blueberries, strawberries

Cottage Cheese Snacks

Many times I am running to a meeting or on the go and I love the use of mason jars with lids for these kinds of breakfast ideas or snacks. Scooping up a bite of cottage cheese with a cracker is also a quick and easy snack idea.

It’s so easy to mix them up the day or two before and grab them with you need them.

I wouldn’t mix them up more than a day or two though in advance as the granola and fruit may be soggy. I find that one or two days, tops, is the perfect amount of time.

Mason jar filled with cottage cheese, granola, blueberries, strawberries

As a local New England company, for 170 years Hood® has been committed to making the highest quality dairy products that you can trust to perform best every day. 

Hood Cottage Cheese is a great snack with a great source of protein.

They offer 10 different flavors in various size options, including single-serve and multi-serve.

Hood Cottage Cheese Flavors 

Cucumber & Dill, Chive, Pineapple, Honey & Pear, Maple & Vanilla, Low Fat with Peaches, and Garden Vegetables.

Bowls + mason jar filled with cottage cheese, granola, blueberries, strawberries

RELATED: 4 Breakfast Recipes: Good Cottage Cheese Calories

Want to try one of these amazing flavors for yourself? Check out the Hood Store Locator to find a store near you. You can also download their latest coupons as well.

Our cottage cheese recipe is below. Feel free to print!

5 Minute Best Breakfast Cottage Cheese Idea

5 Minute Best Breakfast Cottage Cheese Idea

Jessica Bruno
How to make an easy pretty breakfast using cottage cheese, granola and fruit. Using a mason jar with a lid is the perfect container to take to work. Mix up the night before and grab in the morning.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, easy, lunch or healthy snack, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Calories 150 kcal


  • mason jar


  • 1 Container of Hood Cottage Cheese with Pineapple added
  • Granola I used honey and cinnamon by Kashi
  • Fresh cut fruit I used blue berries and strawberries


  • Layer the Cottage Cheese, Fruit and Granola in a mason jar or small bowl
    5 Minute Best Breakfast Cottage Cheese Idea
  • Eat and Enjoy!
    5 Minute Best Breakfast Cottage Cheese Idea


How to make a cottage cheese breakfast on the go. Cottage cheese mixed with granola and fresh fruit is perfect for a quick snack, dessert or breakfast.
Keyword cottage cheese snack, easy breakfast, healthy breakfast

Our Easy Cottage Cheese Recipes

Looking for more easy and quick Hood Cottage Cheese recipes? Check out our latest!

Pineapple Parfait RecipeDelicious Pineapple Parfait Recipe / Hood Cottage Cheese with Pineapple and strawberries

Quiche Muffins with Cottage Cheese and Veggies

Cottage Cheese Quiche Muffins, white napkin, yellow dot napkin, orange juice in wine glass

A cottage cheese with cucumber sandwich is quick and tastes delicious.

My mom will sometimes add a few crackers inside this sandwich (I know, definitely out of the box thinking!) as she likes the crunch. -ha.

5 minute Cucumber Sandwich with Cottage Cheese

 cucumber sandwich + cottage cheese

5 Minute Best Breakfast Cottage Cheese Idea – What’s Your Favorite?

So what’s your favorite food to eat cottage cheese with? I personally think this is the best cottage cheese breakfast recipe / idea as its quick and the fruit adds a healthy sweetness. Next on my list to try is a cottage cheese lasagna recipe that’s easy and I bet amazing! My mom has made many pasta with cottage cheese dishes and they always taste so good. 

Thank you again to Hood for sponsoring these series of posts featuring Hood Cottage Cheese.

There is nothing better than having a tasty treat during any part of the day that is healthy and good for you!

Disclosure : This post was sponsored by Hood®. All opinions and words are 100% my own.




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