Traditionally, people eat cottage cheese on its own or as a side with a meal. However, cottage cheese is actually a very versatile food that can be used in many recipes. Options include cheese cake, biscuits, ice cream, pizza, pancakes and much more. Check out 25 Uses of Cottage Cheese for more recipe ideas. Many people are put off by the chunky texture of cottage cheese, however, many of these recipes eliminate that aspect, making it more pleasing to pickier palates.