Cheesy Cottage Cheese Bread (2-Ingredient!)

This cheesy 2-ingredient cottage cheese bread has 9 grams of protein per slice and is so incredibly simple. I love topping it with some shredded cheddar for an easy cheesy bread that your whole family will love!

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A close up shot of baked 2 ingredient cottage cheese bread.

Why you’ll love it

Cheesy homemade bread with just two ingredients! Did I mention it also has about 9 grams of protein per slice?

Using cottage cheese for baked goods has easily become one of my favorite ways to use it. By combining just two main ingredients: cottage cheese and self-rising all purpose flour, you get a delicious, fluffy bread with an impressive high protein content. It’s honestly amazing.

The cottage cheese not only adds protein but also gives the bread a flavor that reminds me of fresh biscuits! The texture is soft and slightly chewy with a perfectly golden brown crispy top layer.

While there’s nothing wrong with traditional bread, making something like this an excellent option if you’re looking to up your protein intake or just looking for a nutritious option to change things up! Plus, it’s just delicious bread!

It’s also a great bread recipe to have on hand the next time you’re left with extra cottage cheese in your fridge.

This cheesy 2-ingredient high protein bread recipe is delicious, easy, and so fun to make! It’s perfect for serving as a side with dinner, eating it as a snack, or even topping with any ingredients you enjoy for a flatbread.

Let’s get into how to make it, next!

Cottage cheese, self-rising flour and cheddar cheese in small bowls with labels.

Ingredients

  1. Cottage cheese: For best results I recommend using full-fat small curd cottage cheese (whole milk cottage cheese), but low fat cottage cheese or fat free cottage cheese will still work. My favorite brand is Good Culture, but any brand will work!
  2. Self-rising flour: I love self-rising flour because it makes recipes so simple. Self-rising flour already has baking powder and salt added, saving you a step! You could also use regular flour or bread flour, but you’ll need to add your own baking powder and salt.
  3. Cheddar cheese: Okay YES this is a third ingredient, but if you have some shredded cheddar cheese on hand, topping this bread with a handful makes such a difference and it’s so yummy! Shredded mozzarella, Monterey jack, or shredded parmesan cheese would work too! It adds tos of cheesy flavor and extra protein, too.

Optional ingredients: You can also add ingredients like garlic powder, italian seasoning, or even fresh herbs right into the dough!

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Cottage cheese and self-rising flour in a medium sized bowl.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix self-rising flour with cottage cheese with a wooden spoon until dough forms. When needed, switch to clean hands to form the dough into a ball. Lightly coat your hands with flour if the dough is too sticky.
Cottage cheese bread dough in a bowl.
  1. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, use a floured rolling pin to roll out the dough into a large rectangle shape.
2 ingredient cottage cheese bread dough rolled out on parchmenet paper.
  1. Sprinkle the dough with cheddar cheese.
Cottage cheese 2 ingredient dough with cheddar cheese sprinkled on top.
  1. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. When finished bread will be golden brown and firm in the middle.
Baked cottage cheese 2 ingredient bread baked with cheddar cheese.

Recipe FAQ

Do I have to blend the cottage cheese first?

Nope! As you can see in the step-by-step photos, the cottage cheese is mixed with the flour as is. When it bakes, the cheese curds melt away and you’d never know they were there in the first place!

Can I use fat-free cottage cheese?

Yes, fat-free cottage cheese will still work. Personally I prefer full fat cottage cheese with small curs because it gives the best flavor and texture in most cottage cheese recipes!

Can I use self-rising gluten free flour?

Yes, self-rising gluten free flour should still work (I haven’t tested it but have been told by followers that it works!). Gluten-free flours like almond flour will likely not work.

2 ingredient cottage cheese bread sliced on parchment paper.

Variations

  • Add freshly minced garlic and chives to the dough for a garlic chive cheesy bread.
  • Roll the dough out even thinner and use as a pizza crust instead of bread.
  • Shape into small dinner rolls instead and bake as directed!
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese. You could also use ricotta cheese or sour cream in place, but it won’t be as high protein.
  • Omit the shredded cheese and make a sweet version of 2 ingredient bread by adding vanilla extract, a little bit of honey and chocolate chips!
  • Make a homemade loaf of bread! It is much denser than regular bread (I’ve tested it!), but it still works for a high protein, really basic recipe.
A hand holing up a single slice of 2 ingredient cottage cheese bread.

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A close up shot of baked 2 ingredient cottage cheese bread.

Cheesy Cottage Cheese Bread (2-Ingredient!)

Cheesy cottage cheese bread made with just two ingredients and 9 grams of protein per slice!
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese full-fat
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl bowl, mix self-rising flour with cottage cheese with a wooden spoon. When needed, switch to clean hands to form the dough into a ball. Lightly coat your hands with flour if the dough is too sticky.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, use a floured rolling pin to roll out the dough into a large rectangle shape.
  • Sprinkle the dough with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. When finished bread will be golden brown and firm in the middle.
Course: dinner, Side Dish

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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13 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Great recipe but it is really 3 ingredients, LOL. I love the versatility of cottage cheese so thank you for sharing!

    1. Haha yes technically! The extra cheese is optional, it’s still delish without 🙂

    1. The nutrition facts are based on 1 piece of bread if you slice the bread into 6 pieces.

  2. DOES IT RISE ENOUGH TO MAKE IT LIKE A PITA STYLE OR CAN YOU SLICE IT IN HALF TO MAKE A SANDWICH?

    1. If you shape them into a hamburger bun shape and make them a little thicker, you can definitely slice them in half for a sandwich! 🙂 It rises more like a bagel than bread, if that makes sense!

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