Homemade Cottage Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade Cottage Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Homemade Cottage Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by marcush722

Makes 1 serving



Courtesy Alton Brown and Food Network

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Cottage Cheese

16 cup Fat Free Skim Milk Pasteurized Homogenized
3/4 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 cup milk

Recipe Directions for Homemade Cottage Cheese

  1. Pour the skim milk into a large saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat to 120 degrees F. Remove from the heat and gently pour in the vinegar. Stir slowly for 1 to 2 minutes. The curd will separate from the whey. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. Pour the mixture into a colander lined with a tea towel and allow to sit and drain for 5 minutes. Gather up the edges of the cloth and rinse under cold water for 3 to 5 minutes or until the curd is completely cooled, squeezing and moving the mixture the whole time. Once cooled, squeeze as dry as possible and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the salt and stir to combine, breaking up the curd into bite-size pieces as you go. If ready to serve immediately, stir in the half-and-half or heavy cream. If not, transfer to a sealable container and place in the refrigerator. Add the whole milk just prior to serving.

Categories

Breakfast

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4151.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
1539
Calories from Fat
22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.4g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
5707mg
238%
Potassium
315mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
215.5g
72%
Sugars
215.0g
Protein
148.0g
Vitamin A 165% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 496% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in calcium
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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