Cottage Cheese Potatoes

This recipe for Cottage Cheese Potatoes is a simple twist on classic mashed potatoes. Everyone who's ever tried it has requested the recipe and for good reason - with cottage cheese and a few simple ingredients, this easy potato dish is simply irresistible!

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With cottage cheese and a few simple ingredients, Grandma’s twist on mashed potatoes is simply irresistible!



5 lb potatoes (I prefer yellow)
3⁄41 Tbsp dried, minced onion
1 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp pepper
2⁄3 cup (almost 11 tbsp) butter
24 oz cottage cheese
4 oz sour cream
2 Tbsp butter


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into medium-sized pieces. Place in a large pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes plus an inch or two. Bring to a boil and cook for 15-25 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through, but not too soft. Test with a fork.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Drain the water and place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl. With a hand mixer or your stand mixer, begin mashing the potatoes. Cut the 2/3 cup butter into pieces and add as you are mixing.  The hot potatoes will melt the butter as you mix.
  4. Mix in the minced dried onion, salt, and pepper. Scrape the sides as needed.
  5. Your potatoes should be nicely mashed by this point. Gently fold in the cottage cheese and sour cream as you mix on low or with a spoon. Don’t overmix. I like to taste test at this point and season with a little more salt &/or pepper if needed.
  6. Turn your cottage cheese potatoes into a two-quart casserole dish. Thinly slice the remaining 2 Tbsp butter and place around the top of your mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Keywords: mashed potatoes, cottage cheese