It’s Just a Simple Cottage Cheese Sandwich

by heidi on June 21, 2012

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This sandwich incited a near riot in our house.

After asking which image G-Dawg thought looked best for the opening shot for this post, my husband nearly lost his mind. In only the best and most sarcastic way.

recipe Cottage Cheese Sandwich

With a flourish of his hand and a big old smile, he  incredulously declared, “You KNOW the cottage cheese sandwich ALWAYS has chipped beef on it! This isn’t right! You have to do away with it, now! Be gone? And if not chipped beef (you know what chipped beef I’m talking about, the cheapest stuff in the deli aisle) then at least bacon. Come on, what are you thinking?”

And then the final blow, ” I can’t endorse this. I’ll be commenting on the blog.” Oh really? Bring it big guy.

Of all of the times my husband has made this sandwich, and he’s been making it a lot lately (hence why I was inspired to even post about the darn thing because it’s so oddball) sure, I’ve witnessed the chipped beef version a few times. But there have been plenty of times when it’s been a bit naked ala veggie focused.

Today’s version is simple. Go to the larder and use whatever you’ve got.

I like cottage cheese with pineapple. Great combo. I like cottage cheese with ham and raspberry jam. Yep, that works too. Anything you can layer on a piece of toasted bread, a slather of cottage cheese and top it with your latest craving and you have a sandwich. Just make sure you bring the napkins.

A Simple Cottage Cheese Sandwich

Serving Size: 1 sandwich

A Simple Cottage Cheese Sandwich


2 slices wheat bread
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup cottage cheese
1 slice tomato
1/2 avocado, sliced
4 slices cucumber
salt and pepper


  1. Toast bread.
  2. Butter bread.
  3. Top slice of bread with cucumber, cottage cheese, tomato and avocado. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Top with final slice of bread.
  5. Eat. Wipe chin.


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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Ali @ Gimme Some Oven June 21, 2012 at 6:29 am

Oooh – gorgeous! Love the bright colors. :)


Jen @ Savory Simple June 21, 2012 at 6:31 am

What an interesting sandwich! I would never think to put cottage cheese between 2 slices of bread but it looks delicious!


Meg June 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

Yum: avocado + cucumber + tomato + cottage cheese. Sounds perfect!


kelley June 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

It’s always the simple things that taste the best. Especially when you start with great produce!


heidi June 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

We need to get to the Farmers Market soon! Let’s make a date!


Carrie June 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

Sweet LORD that looks good!


Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables June 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

wow i eat cottage cheese all the time but NEVER thought to put it on a sandwich! I can’t wait to give this a try.


Holly W June 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

How fresh looking! And what a great concept that I have never thought of… I’m not completely sold on cottage cheese on my bread, but I think it’s an idea worth trying out.


Bev @ Bev Cooks June 21, 2012 at 8:39 am

You have the unbelievable ability to make a cottage cheese sandwich look like PORN.

(that’s good.)


Jennifer @ Mother Thyme June 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

Such a pretty looking sandwich.


Karista @Karista's Kitchen June 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

Isn’t it amazing how something so simple can be so delicious?! My Mom used to make these sandwiches all the time and I’d forgotten. I think I’ll be having myself a cottage cheese sandwich today. :)


heidi June 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

My grandma used to have a slice of toast with jam and cottage cheese everyday. That’s where my affinity started!


Karly June 21, 2012 at 9:19 am

I never would have thought to make a sandwich out of cottage cheese, but now I’m intrigued. This just might be lunch today!


Kath June 21, 2012 at 9:33 am

I love cottage cheese! I never dreamed of using it in a sandwich. Yours does look terrific!


Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 21, 2012 at 9:50 am

I love a veggie-centric sandwich, this looks delish!


Gin June 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

Can’t wait to make this with Heirloom tomatoes from YOUR garden!


heidi June 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

You KNOW you’re welcome to steal my tomatoes any time!


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme June 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Have to say I’ve never had a cottage cheese sandwich, but I’m going to give it a try! Looks delicious.


Kathryn June 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I wonder if this sandwich will help my overcome my slight cottage cheese phobia…? There’s only one way to find out!!


heidi June 22, 2012 at 12:53 am

Do it! Give it a try, your issues with texture shouldn’t hold you back!


Barbara | Creative Culinary June 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Looks simple and delish; sort of a perfect summer sandwich with fresh garden tomatoes. I must say though that what really caught my eye was your little board; I just got one last night for photos and you have proved me right in that effort…thanks!


heidi June 22, 2012 at 12:52 am

I love that darn board, but you should see the decal on the other side, straight from happy homemaker heaven circa 1972.


gailllc June 21, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I suppose it’s not that different from making veggie sandwiches with cream cheese, and so much easier on the bread! I know what I’m playing around with for breakfast tomorrow morning.


Michelle June 22, 2012 at 8:53 am

I often put cottage cheese on my salads instead of salad dressing, only makes sense (now that I see it) to slap it on a sandwich too :) I bet it would work in a veggie wrap too. My husband would require the addition of meat as well, I think it’s a guy thing. Thanks for sharing!


Jackie June 22, 2012 at 11:40 am



Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

This is super easy and super awesome! Yum!


carrian June 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Sending this to my cottage cheese loving parents. I know that sounds silly, but I have so many memories of my parents making pears and cottage cheese, cottage cheese sandwiches etc. I personally don’t get it, but the rest of the world does, so therefore I must support everyone else.


Tesei June 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

This looks as goos as it looks simple! Thank you :-)


Erica Finkelstein July 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm

It’s crazy how something so simple can be so innovative. Thanks so much for the idea, can’t wait to try it!


KC July 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Yummy! I bet ricotta would work well too. I like to do almost the same thing except a fried egg instead of the cottage cheese.


Ali @ Cheater Bites July 12, 2012 at 8:22 am

Looks delicious! I love cottage cheese, but never thought of doing this!


Kris March 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm

This is amazing. I love cottage cheese so much my coworkers make fun of me – I have to try this.


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