Question of the day. How do you cook for your family when you are short on time? Easy! Weekly meal prepping and cooking. My husband and I shop on Saturday and my daughter and I cook on Sunday. I label and place all our meals and snacks in the freezer and fridge. For the next week, we grab a container and heat it up. In a few weeks, I am going to share some of my favorite recipes, so stay tuned!
Meal prep and cooking ahead works especially well for breakfast. We tend to run late in the mornings. Grabbing one of my Savory Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins on the way out the door is perfect. They are a popular part of my weekly food prep because we all love them. You can see a dozen disappear in a few days!
This Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins recipe comes from my friend Nancy. She is my partner in crime when it comes to weight loss and working out. She is a great motivator and provider of recipes! Her version of this recipe is vegetarian, which I love. She packs her muffins with spinach, peppers, onions, broccoli and mushrooms. My family are more of the carnivore type, so they prefer the meat lovers version!
In the recipe widget below, I included spinach and scallions. In the batch I made for this post, I left them out. When I prep, I make two batches of this recipe. I will make a meat lovers style for my hubby and kids. For myself, I make a veggie filled version. Both are delicious, so it depends on your preference!
I want to point out how much I do not like cottage cheese. I know it seems funny to post a Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins recipe with this in mind. Nancy assured me you cannot tell there is cottage cheese in the recipe. She was right! It lends a creaminess and mellow taste to the muffins. They are spectacular. If you cannot do the cottage cheese, you can substitute cream cheese. Again, either way, you get a muffin you will have a hard time eating only one!
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup lowfat buttermilk or skim milk
- 1/2 cup egg substitute or egg whites
- ¾ cup cottage cheese
- ¼ cup lite butter, melted
- ¾ cup diced ham
- 1/4 cup diced turkey bacon
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 400?F. Add flour, cheese, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk together. Mix together milk, eggs, cottage cheese, and butter in a separate bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined, Fold in ham, bacon, scallions, and spinach.
- Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners. Fill each cup about 2/3 full. Top with Parmesan cheese. Bake 22-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.
Have you ever done meal prep and weekly cooking? I would love to hear your favorite part/recipes! Please share below!Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Kelly Hutchinson
Danielle saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 12:48 pm
What a great recipe for an easy breakfast on the go. And healthier at that. While I try to stay as healthy as I can during the week, I do love my butter and bacon. I would probably make these muffins as a weekend treat and add some real bacon and butter. I can’t wait to try these! I do meal prep every couple of weeks. Since I like to be healthy during the weeks, I pre-make my lunches and dinners for 5 days. I make soups, turkey chili, many different things with chicken breast, beans and tofu. I’m always on the hunt for new yummy recipe though!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm
Those look absolutely delicious! I love the flavor of cottage cheese, and the protein is so good for you.
Colleen Lanin saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm
Those look so good! I love recipes like this that are delicious and also healthy. All that protein in the cottage cheese is great.
Pam Wattenbarger saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm
I love having easy, healthy breakfast options for my husband since his mornings are pretty hectic. These sound great.
Maureen saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm
These cottage cheese breakfast muffins sound interesting, I am betting they would be good! I will try to make them!
Jennifer Van Huss saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm
Those look like fabulous breakfast snack!! I could make them up on the weekend and eat them all week!!
Amy Orvin saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm
I usually don’t meal prep or plan meals. I think these will be a real hit at my house. They look great!
Meagan saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 8:10 pm
These look so delicious. I may need to cook these this week.
Amanda Love saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm
These definitely look like the perfect breakfast recipe! I love that it’s packed with flavor and with cheese! It’s going to be a hit with the kids.
Hannah C saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 9:45 pm
These look so delicious and satisfying. I would love to make this for breakfast someday.
OurFamilyWorld saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 10:15 pm
My oh my, this looks so tasty! This is something my family would enjoy. THanks for t
Theresa saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm
I have never even thought of putting cottage cheese in a muffin. What an awesome breakfast idea. I can’t wait to try it for myself!
Liz Mays saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 11:03 pm
I think I’d really like these! I think my family would love them with meat! They’d be good with veggies too though!
shannon fowler saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 11:14 pm
This sounds delicious. Cottage cheese is one of my favorite protein staples. these are going to be fun to make.
Amy Green saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 12:08 am
I can post my thoughts after picking myself up off of the floor, from excitement, looking at your pictures. These muffins sound unreal and look incredibly moist. I might vary the recipe a little by using Canadian bacon!
Annemarie LeBlanc saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 4:49 am
Yum! These muffins look so delicious I could have them for breakfast, mid morning snack. lunch, afternoon snack. dinner, late night dinner too! I am saving your recipe and making a large batch for sharing.
mycraftingworld saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 7:15 am
I just heard on TV that cottage cheese is making a comeback in food again. I like it just out of the carton or with fruit. Thank you for the recipe.
Rosey saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 9:13 am
How fun to use cottage cheese. I do love a nice savory muffin!
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 9:18 am
These look delicious! I could eat a whole batch of these! 😀 😀
Michelle J. saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 10:21 am
My husband would probably like these.
Rust saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 11:07 am
What a beautiful muffin! Love the idea of adding spinach and ham, they sound delicious!
Stephanie Jeannot saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm
I have made egg muffins before which I absolutely love. I have never tried it with cottage cheese before thinking that combining it with eggs would not make the taste that great but sounds really good. The picture of the inside of the muffin looks really good too.
Seattle Travel Blogger saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm
These breakfast muffins look delicious!
I want to munch on one now!
Sohair saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 6:52 pm
I hope I’ll be able to make these ,I’ll try next week ty for the recipe
uprunforlife saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 9:39 pm
Yum, these muffins sound delicious. I am going to have to try them. Of course, I can’t tell anyone if I add cottage cheese. I like it but nobody else does. I like that you can make a bunch and stash them in the freezer too. Plus, hiding veggies is a bonus.
Tess saysFebruary 18, 2017 at 11:12 pm
What a perfect breakfast idea. I m going to try it out for sure.
Louise Bishop saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 1:03 am
Cottage cheese is packed full of protein which is what I need for my long days. Plus, the kids could use it too and these sound like the perfect way to do it!
Kita Bryant saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 1:03 am
These look like they would be quick and easy in the mornings. I’m always getting up late so these would be perfect.
My Teen Guide saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 4:32 am
“Savory Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins” the name sounds very interested until the pic loaded it makes me want to get a bite now! lol
Our Family World saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 4:56 am
ohmmyy! so mouth watering! i wish i could bite my monitor! lol. just kiddin! this looks so yummy
Victoria Heckstall saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 5:29 am
this is a superb breakfast!! lol . how i wish i woke up i the morning with this muffins on my bed! lol
Julie Wood saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 9:55 am
Your Savory Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins looks so delicious and I am going to make them. I like how easy they are to make and we love muffins for breakfast.
Ann Bacciaglia saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 11:24 am
These look amazing. I am sure they will be a big hit with my kids. I will have to make these for breakfast on Family Day.
Deborah Cruz saysFebruary 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm
these sound yummy! You always have the best, easy and delicious recipes!
anne saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 12:05 am
These look amazing and easy for on the go snacking!! Thank you for posting and I look forward to more recipes.
Lynndee saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 9:49 am
Never had muffins with spinach in it. Totally love the addition of that. Can’t wait to make these. Bet they’re good!
Kiwi saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 5:44 pm
These look amazing. Muffins with spinach looks amazing!
Danielle S saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm
They look good, but I would probably redo these with real bacon and whole eggs.
June S. saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 7:15 am
(Savory Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins) These muffins sound great, I also like that you can substitute cream cheese for the cottage cheese too.
Sarh S saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 4:15 pm
I bet these are delicious! I would love to make some for my family, could be a quick grab on the way out the door in the mornings.
Sandy Cain saysFebruary 26, 2017 at 8:18 am
These sure do look good to me! I am a more savory rather then sweet type person. And I am a cottage cheese lover, too. Pinned & planned….and drooling, lol!
Rosie saysApril 2, 2017 at 1:56 pm
Wow the ingredients are an amazing combo. I can’t recall the last time we had cottage cheese, this is the recipe to try it anew!
Mary Songer saysApril 14, 2017 at 12:56 pm
I haven’t done weekly prep yet but I want to try it. I do plan out my weeks meals and make my grocery list at the same time so I know I have the right ingredients. Nothing worse than starting dinner and finding out you don’t have everything you need to make what you planned.
Betsy Barnes saysApril 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm
I have done meal prep in the past, especially when my son was growing up. It was easy to have meals ready with our hectic schedules. One of my favorites our the overnight breakfast casseroles. These are really great on the holidays.
hannah saysApril 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm
I bet these would freeze really well! You could make up a batch and freeze them, then quickly defrost one in the morning for breakfast.
mycraftingworld saysSeptember 25, 2017 at 7:19 am
I made these and they are so good. I did not tell my husband they contained cottage cheese. He liked the the meat version. Thank you for the recipe.
mycraftingworld saysDecember 5, 2017 at 6:21 am
We made these and they were loved. I left out the scallions due to kids but they were still good.
Peggy Nunn saysJune 27, 2018 at 7:37 am
I forgot about these until I was browsing your posts. I will have to make these again. They were really good.