Creamy cottage cheese, butter crackers, and Salad Supreme Seasoning combine to make a perfect, quick, easy, inexpensive, kid-friendly, snack or meal.
If you’ve ever wondered what to do to with cottage cheese, you’ve come to the right place! Cottage cheese is so versatile, and it can be used in more ways than hidden inside a lasagna.
In 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, there is about 80-100 calories and 14 grams of protein! It’s a filling and satisfying snack for not a lot of calories. Plus, it’s not expensive.
For as long as I can remember, my family loves eating cottage cheese and crackers as a snack or a full meal. My brother especially loves cottage cheese and crackers, and I think he could subsist solely on them if he had to.
Even though they are easy to prepare, I still want to provide you with a quick and easy recipe (that only dirties one spoon)! Let’s get to it.
Cottage Cheese and Crackers Ingredients
For this quick and easy snack, you’ll need three ingredients: crackers, cottage cheese, and seasoning.
One of the great things about this recipe is the ingredient quantities can be scaled up or down depending on how hungry you are. So, if you’re looking for a snack, only make a few crackers. Or if you want a full meal, make more crackers. The quantities provided in the recipe card below fall between a snack and a meal sized portion.
For my family’s favorite version of cottage cheese and crackers, we prefer Keebler Toasteds Buttercrisp Crackers. They are buttery, crisp, and slightly salty. So yummy! While we’ve tried other Toasted flavors, we prefer the Buttercrisp flavor.
When the Toasteds are not available, our second choice are Ritz Original Crackers. They have a slightly crumblier texture, and they can tend to be more salty. But they are a great substitute.
Of course, feel free to use your favorite butter-flavored cracker!
If you are not a fan of cottage cheese, it may be because you haven’t tried a good brand! Surprisingly, not all cottage cheeses are created equal. I’ve found some can be sour or funky tasting. So, keep trying different brands until you find one you like.
My favorite variety of cottage cheese is Darigold 2% Cottage Cheese. I find it at Wal-Mart or Costco. My second favorite brand of cottage cheese is Meadow Gold Small Curd Cottage Cheese. Although, I’m not sure if this brand is available outside of Utah.
Now, the seasoning for your cottage cheese and crackers is where you can have a lot of fun! Depending on what seasonings you use, they can be sweet or savory.
For the recipe below, I provide a savory application. It’s the one my family loves the most, and the one we have most often. In fact, growing up, we had it almost every Sunday after church.
To make them, you’ll need McCormick Perfect Pinch Salad Supreme Seasoning. This seasoning is made with several ingredients including paprika, red pepper, Romano cheese, sesame seed, poppy seeds and garlic. Seriously, we go through this stuff like it’s going out of style.
Although, if you can’t find Salad Supreme Seasoning, you could also try Lawry’s Season Salt. However, I find it’s much saltier than the Salad Supreme Seasoning, and the flavor is not as complex.
While, I’ve never tried it, other people top their cottage cheese and crackers with Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blend. This is a good lower sodium option.
Despite focusing on the savory versions, I can’t leave my sweet lovers out entirely. For a more sweet version, try sprinkling cinnamon sugar or pumpkin pie spice on top of your cottage cheese and crackers.
Cottage Cheese and Crackers Preparation
Even though preparation is so simple you don’t need a recipe, I wanted to show that healthy, filling, snacks don’t have to be hard or complicated.
Step 1: Lay out your crackers in a single layer.
Step 2: Spoon cottage cheese on top of each cracker. (I do about 1 tsp, or so.)
Step 3: Sprinkle with seasonings.
Finally, eat and enjoy! These are perfect for after-school snacks for kids or adults. To this day, I’ll take it to work for a quick lunch. You really can’t go wrong.
Want more Snack ideas?
If you’re looking for some more snack ideas check out these recipes:
- Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pretzel Bites
- Mini Raspberry Lemon Cheesecakes
- Microwavable Low-Carb Strawberry Shortcake
- Low-Carb Chocolate Lava Cake
Or check out my full collection of snack recipes, here!
For the leftover crackers, you should try some Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies!
Cottage Cheese and Crackers
- 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese
- 14 count Butter Crackers (Ritz Original, Keebler Toasted Buttercrisp)
- Salad Supreme Seasoning To Taste
- On a plate, arrange crackers in a single layer.
- Spoon cottage cheese evenly on top of each cracker (about 1 tsp per cracker).
- Sprinkle Salad Supreme Seasoning on top of each cracker.
- Eat immediately, and enjoy!