9 Recipes for Cottage Cheese, the Most Overlooked Dairy in Your Grocery Store

Pass the cottage cheese, please

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)

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. Get the recipe for Smoked Salmon Stuffed with Cottage Cheese and Crab (Roulade de Saumon aux Crabes de Neiges) »Ingalls Photography

Waffle Cones Filled With Sweet Cheese and Berries (Pilditas Vafeles)

Waffle Cones Filled With Sweet Cheese and Berries (Pilditas Vafeles)
When you don't have time to make ice cream, fill your waffle cones are filled with a mixture of sweetened cottage cheese and fresh berries. Get the recipe for Waffle Cones Filled With Sweet Cheese and Berries (Pilditas Vafeles) »Landon Nordeman

Leftover Blintz Soufflée

[Blintz Soufflée](http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/blintz-soufflee)
Bake leftover blintzes under a thick orange-scented custard as a dramatic dessert or breakfast casserole. Leftover Blintz Soufflée »Helen Rosner

Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Sour Cream and Dill (Lidnivikis)

Cottage Cheese Pancakes
These old school Polish pancakes are lighter, fluffier, and cheesier than the batter-based standard. Get the recipe for Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Sour Cream and Dill (Lidnivikis) »Matt Taylor-Gross

Savory Noodle Kugel (Lokshen Kugel)

Savory Noodle Kugel (Lokshen Kugel)
Typically a sweet casserole, this version of noodle kugel is savory, flavored with garlic and onions. Get the recipe for Savory Noodle Kugel (Lokshen Kugel) »Todd Coleman

Cheese Blintzes

[Cheese Blintzes](http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Cheese-Blintzes)
These thin crêpes are stuffed with a sweetened blend of cheeses before being pan-fried until golden brown and crispy. Get the recipe for Cheese Blintzes »Penny De Los Santos

Layered Strudel Cake (Prekmurska Gibanica)

Layered Strudel Cake (Prekmurska Gibanica)
Able to be assembled up to two 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) »Chris Court

Creamy Watercress Dip

[Creamy Watercress Dip](http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/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 »Helen Rosner

Sweet Noodle Kugel

Sweet Noodle Kugel
Kugel, the creamy egg noodle casserole that's a staple of Jewish holiday cooking, gets a Midwestern topping of cornflakes in this side dish. Get the recipe for Sweet Noodle Kugel »Ariana Lindquist