Protein Packed Mashed Potatoes with Cottage Cheese

Mashed Potatoes with Cottage Cheese

I’ll admit, I barely know what cottage cheese tastes like. I buy it, put it in the fridge, and then my husband sits down and eats the whole tub with a spoon. In order to share this recipe I had to sneakily buy and mash potatoes during a baby nap. If Ryan had the chance he would have stolen the cheese with no regrets.

Good thing he didn’t, since I really needed to make mashed potatoes.  Chunky, cheesy, mashed potatoes.

Mashed Potatoes with Cottage Cheese

We are constantly in search of protein around here, I’m not sure why but I especially find my daughter and I are happier the more protein we have. With 30 grams of protein per cup, cottage cheese in the mashed potatoes is an easy way to sneak a little extra into our meals.

Protein Packed Mashed Potatoes with Cottage Cheese

Protein Packed Mashed Potatoes with Cottage Cheese


  • 10 small white potatoes
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) of butter
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of Nordica Cottage Cheese
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • optional parsley and thyme (dried or fresh)


  1. Wash and peel potatoes
  2. Boil for 15 minutes
  3. Drain
  4. Mash in blender, stand mixer or hand mixer along with butter, milk, cottage cheese, salt, pepper and herbs.
  5. Serve as a protein packed side dish

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We’ll also be giving away 1 year of free Nordica Cottage Cheese (12 coupons for free Gay Lea product) to one reader

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Readers may enter across all participating blogs and may win on a single site. Open to Canadians, excluding Quebec.

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. says

    Yum! these potatoes sound delish! And I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who eats a whole container of cottage cheese at a sitting :)

    And secondary yay for giveaways! We managed to smash the glass part of our blender so this would be useful for sure !

  2. Soozle says

    I love to eat cottage cheese with cut up cucumbers and tomatoes and a tsp of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Very yummy :)

  3. Lauren says

    It’s weird, all of the things I read about people putting in mashed potatoes, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen cottage cheese on the list. Brilliant!

  4. Bailey-Eileen Dexter-Parr says

    I love to use cottage cheese in a lot of my baking, I switch out a few wet items to make it more smooth.

  5. says

    I love this giveaway… how original! And super useful. I love cottage cheese just from the tub too.. it never lasts long enough to cook with :)

  6. Dana says

    My husband and I love cottage cheese in salads, baked goods and part of main dishes.
    But we found it irreplaceable as a base for cinnamon, used daily to control the body’s sugar level (diabetes).

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