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It may be one of the most unappreciated cheeses in your arsenal, but you shouldn’t overlook cottage cheese. You can use it in any course, from baked appetizers to a refreshing summer dessert—these cheese and berry-filled waffle cones are ideal in the summer, so don’t hold back. But if you want to go really classic, try a blintz or two. These stuffed pancakes are the perfect way to enjoy cottage cheese, whether you stick with a classic or scrap the batter base altogether. All we’re saying is, give this cheese a chance.

Smoked Salmon Stuffed with Cottage Cheese and Crab (Roulade de Saumon aux Crabes de Neiges)

This elaborate appetizer is based on one served at the seafood festival on the Atlantic island of Miquelon. We use snow crab in this recipe, but Dungeness or jumbo lump crabmeat works just as well.
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Polish Cottage Cheese Pancakes (lindivikis)

These old school Polish pancakes are lighter, fluffier, and cheesier than the batter-based standard. Get the recipe for Polish Cottage Cheese Pancakes (lindivikis) »
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Savory Noodle Kugel (Lokshen Kugel)

Typically a sweet casserole, this version of noodle kugel is savory, flavored with garlic and onions.
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Layered Strudel Cake (Prekmurska Gibanica)

Able to be assembled up to 2 days prior to baking, this multilayered pastry cake is stuffed with poppy seed, walnut, cottage cheese, and tart apple fillings. Get the recipe for Layered Strudel Cake (Prekmurska Gibanica) »
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Creamy Watercress Dip

Creamy cottage cheese combines with watercress, lemon, chive, and parsley to make a bright dip for raw vegetables or chips. Get the recipe for Creamy Watercress Dip »
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Sweet Noodle Kugel

Kugel—the creamy egg noodle casserole that’s a staple of Jewish holiday cooking&dmash;gets a Midwestern topping of cornflakes in this Thanksgiving side dish.

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