Cottage Cheese and Peanut Butter

cottage cheese and peanut butter nutrition

Cottage cheese and peanut butter is made by simply stirring a scoop or two of peanut butter into a serving of cottage cheese. This probably is not something you are going to serve to party guest. Let’s face it, you would likely appear a bit odd and the combination does not particularly portray class.  However, the combination does serve a purpose for some people.

Why eat cottage cheese with peanut butter?

The combination of cottage cheese and peanut butter results in a high protein and lower carb snack. These types of foods are particularly appealing to bodybuilders or athletes who need the protein to build lean muscle, yet don’t want to add a ton of carbs to their diet. Additionally, it is much quicker and easier to make than other high protein/low carb foods like skinless chicken breasts, fish, or eggs.

cottage cheese and peanut butter nutrition

Cottage cheese and peanut butter nutrition fact

Let’s say you mix two tablespoons of peanut butter with a half cup of cottage cheese. What kind of nutrition is in this combination? You will get 21 grams of protein and approximately 10 grams of carbs (see the table below). The downside is that the calories of 272 are on the high side, but the numbers are still solid overall. Admittedly, the nutrition of cottage cheese and peanut butter is not as beneficial as something like canned tuna that has about 27 grams of protein, 0 carbs, and only 145 calories per half cup. However, cottage cheese and peanut does provide an alternative to other traditional high protein foods that you may be sick of eating.

Cottage Cheese and Peanut Butter Nutrition Facts

Serving SizeCaloriesProtein FatCarbohydratesFiberSugars
Cottage Cheese Lowfat (1% Milkfat)1/2 Cup (113g)8114 g1.15 g3.07 g0 g3.07 g
Peanut Butter (Smooth Style)2 Tbsp (32g)1917.11 g16.44 g7.14 g1.6 g3.36 g
Totals145 g27221.11 g17.59 g10.21 g1.6 g6.43 g
Source: USDA Nutrient Database


How Does It Taste?

We obviously are huge fans of cottage cheese since this site is devoted to it. We also love peanut butter to the point where we could eat spoonfuls direct from the container. However, something was just off when combining the two foods. The tangy taste of the cottage cheese seemed amplified because of the peanut butter. Also, the peanut butter seemed to take on an unpleasant extra nutty flavor. We didn’t try to add additional mix-ins because we were so turned off by the taste. However, it potentially needed something more like honey or jelly to balance the flavors.

While we were not fans of cottage cheese and peanut butter, we understand why people eat it. Some people just don’t like the taste of cottage cheese and tolerate it for the high protein and other nutrition values. Adding peanut butter helps cottage cheese become more tolerably for some. Also, some people simply just like the combination. We really wish we were one of those people.

Let us know your thoughts about cottage cheese and peanut butter in the comments below. Do you like the combination, if you have tried it? What do you add to your cottage cheese, if anything?