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Cottage Cheese Pesto

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

It’s time to put cottage cheese back on your shopping list. This tangy, creamy cottage cheese pesto is quick, nutritious, and totally delicious. It’s perfect on pasta, great on sandwiches instead of mayo, and jazzes...


  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup tightly packed basil leaves
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


68 cals


6 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


1 g


1 g


0 g


3 g


101 mg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Serve with whole wheat fusili, grilled chicken or salmon.

Chef Tips

If on an antimicrobial diet, try making this with ½ cup of pasteurized commercial pesto instead of using raw basil, oil and garlic. Add the Parmesan to taste as this will be a saltier proposition.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society