15 Delicious Vegan Cottage Cheese Recipes

Is there such thing as dairy-free vegan cottage cheese?

You bet! And the following vegan cottage recipes that we have listed are perfect if you had a taste for cottage cheese before or just want something creamy, light, and healthy to spread or spoon from the bowl.

Vegan cottage cheese goes great with toast, granola, fruit, salads, pancakes, waffles, and more. It can even be used as a dip!

15 Delicious Vegan Cottage Cheese Recipes

You might struggle to believe it, but there is 100% no dairy involved in these recipes. These are all super healthy and easy to make (and they are cheap, too), using cottage cheese substitutes such as tofu, cashews, plant-based yogurt, and more.

These substitutes also pack a whole lot of protein, making them just as nutritious as traditional cottage cheese.

So, without further ado, here are 15 delicious vegan cottage cheese recipes to make today!

1. Quick & Easy Vegan Cottage Cheese

Quick & Easy Vegan Cottage Cheese by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken is exactly what it says it is. It is quick and easy to make, with no sacrifice to taste! It involves blending soft tofu, adding in a few teaspoons of flavor, before crumbling some firm tofu for the texture.

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, you are going to need 1 300g block of soft tofu, ½ 420g block of firm tofu, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and ½ teaspoon of salt.

2. Vegan Family Recipes Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese by Vegan Family Recipes takes no longer than 10 minutes to make! This makes it perfect as a last-minute vegan side to whip up before an evening dinner with guests. The cashews and almond milk are welcome additions that give the end result a subtle nutty aftertaste.

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, you will need 350g of organic silken tofu, 3 tablespoons of raw cashews, 3 tablespoons of almond milk, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and fresh herbs of your choice.

3. Zucker & Jagdwurst Vegan Cottage Cheese

Zucker & Jagdwurst’s Vegan Cottage Cheese is a creamy variation that makes use of unsweetened plant-based yogurt. Plant-based yogurt is another fantastic substitute for making vegan cottage cheese, perfect if you like your cottage cheese thick and creamy!

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, you will need 200g tofu, 3 tbsp of plant-based yogurt, 75ml of plant-based milk, 75g of cashews, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.

4. Gluten-Free Vegan Cottage Cheese

Looking for a gluten-free vegan cottage cheese? Easy Healthy Recipes has you covered. This gluten-free cottage cheese is made from tofu blended with cashews and nutritional yeast for a nutty, cheesy flavor.

For this delicious vegan gluten-free cottage cheese, round up 10 ounces of silken tofu, 3 tablespoons of raw cashews, 1 ½ tablespoons of nutritional yeast, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 3 tablespoons almond milk, and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.

5. Zardy Plants Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese by Zardy Plants makes use of both silken tofu and firm tofu for an authentic cottage cheese texture, livened up with a hint of lemon juice for a vegan cottage cheese that’s light and sweet!

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, you are going to need 16 ounces of silken tofu, 14 ounces of firm tofu, 1 ½ teaspoons of nutritional yeast, 2 teaspoons of sea salt, 1 teaspoon agave, and 2 or 3 small lemons.

6. Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Alternative

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese by Go Dairy Free is another vegan cottage cheese worthy of this list due to its taste, ease, and cheapness! We also like the addition of vegan mayonnaise, which gives the recipe extra creaminess while still being low-fat.

You can make this delicious dairy-free cottage cheese by gathering 12 ounces of firm tofu, ½ cup of vegan mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of white miso, and ⅜ teaspoon of salt.

7. Elavegan Vegan Cottage Cheese

Elavegan’s Vegan Cottage Cheese is another creamy, cheesy recipe on this list that includes dairy-free (plant-based) yogurt. It’s nice and easy to whip up, garnished with fresh chives for taste and presentation, and recommended to be left chilled for around an hour.

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, you will need 8 ounces of firm tofu, ½ cup dairy-free yogurt, ½ teaspoon sea salt, 1 ½ teaspoon of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast, ½ teaspoon of onion powder, black pepper, and 2 tablespoons of fresh chives.

8. Loving It Vegan Perfect Vegan Cottage Cheese

Perfect Vegan Cottage Cheese by Loving It Vegan really is perfect. It has everything we love about the above recipes, including cashews, chives, crumbled tofu, lemon juice, and… wait for it… coconut cream!

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, gather 8 ounces of firm tofu, 1 ½ cups of raw cashews, ½ cup of coconut cream, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, ⅓ cup water, 1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and 1 teaspoon of chopped chives.

9. Vegans First Vegan Cottage Cheese Recipe

Vegans First has a nice vegan cottage cheese recipe that mixes silk tofu and firm tofu for an authentic cottage cheese texture, flavored with nutritional yeast and freshened up with a hint of lemon juice. It’s a simple vegan cottage cheese recipe but one that has a great taste! 

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, all you need is 1 ⅓ cup of silken tofu, 1 ½ cup of firm tofu, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, and a ½ teaspoon of salt.

10. The Vegan Society Cottage Cheese

What’s great about Cottage ‘Cheese’ by The Vegan Society? It features mashed tofu and silken tofu with lemon juice, garnished to perfection with dried chives, fresh parsley, plus a pinch of dill weed!

To make The Vegan Society’s delicious vegan cottage cheese, round up 1 cup of firm tofu (to be mashed or crumbled), ⅛ cup of silken tofu, ½ tablespoon of fresh parsley, ¾ teaspoon of dried chives, dill weed, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, ¾ teaspoon of vinegar, ¾ teaspoon of lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

11. Namely Marly Vegan Cottage Cheese

Namely Marly’s Vegan Cottage Cheese is another must-try recipe on this list that makes use of soaked cashews for a nutty taste! Another thing: this recipe also includes onions and a dash of garlic powder for a garlicky, onion kick. 

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, make sure to have 15 ounces of firm tofu, ¾ cup of raw cashews, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes, ½ teaspoon dehydrated onions, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, and ½ cup of water.

12. Buckwheat Vegan Cottage Cheese Recipe

If you like the subtly bitter taste of buckwheat, you are going to like this vegan cottage cheese recipe by Vegan Foodiez! In addition to buckwheat, this recipe includes coconut milk and coconut meat, as well as a teaspoon of vanilla extract, if you like to sweeten it up. That’s right – no tofu involved for this one.

To make this delicious Vegan Cottage Cheese with Buckwheat & Coconut by Vegan Foodiez, you will need 1 cup of buckwheat, ⅓ cup of full-fat coconut milk, ⅓ cup of coconut meat, 1 banana, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and an optional ½ cup of fresh forest berries.

13. Simply Gluten Free Cottage Cheese

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese by Simply Gluten Free is another gluten-free vegan cottage cheese alternative that gives you the option of using either silken tofu or coconut yogurt – depending on which you prefer! It is also a really simple recipe that takes just a few minutes to prepare.

To make Simply Gluten Free’s delicious vegan cottage cheese, make sure to have 7 ounces of silken tofu, medium tofu, or coconut yogurt, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil, and ¼ teaspoon of salt.

14. My Quiet Kitchen Vegan Cottage Cheese

Haven’t got a taste for nuts? This 5-minute vegan cottage cheese recipe by My Quiet Kitchen mixes tofu, unsweetened vegan yogurt, lemon juice, and garlic powder for a sharp, creamy vegan cottage cheese without nutritional yeast.

To make this delicious vegan cottage cheese, you will need to prepare 14 ounces of firm tofu, 1 cup of plain/unsweetened vegan yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, ¾ teaspoon of fine sea salt, and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder.

15. Kiip Fit Vegan Cottage Cheese

Kiip Fit’s Vegan Cottage Cheese is both nutty and cheesy with a hint of lemon. It includes cashew nuts, almond milk, and nutritional yeast, brought together with silken and firm tofu for that authentic lumpy cottage cheese texture.

To make this delicious dairy-free cottage cheese by Kiip Fit, you will need ½ of 12 ounces silken tofu, ½ cup of crumbled firm tofu, ¼ cup of boiled cashew nuts, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 ¼ teaspoons of lemon juice, and ⅛ cup of unsweetened almond milk.

Conclusion

Vegan cottage cheese is just as good as the real thing! The delicious dairy-free cottage cheese recipes we have listed above are 100% vegan, made using tofu, cashews, and even coconut yogurt.

To add to the taste, these recipes include a mixture of almond milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic powder, chives, and more for the perfect vegan snack or side that’s light, healthy, and fast to make!

Brett White
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