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Noodles and cottage cheese

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Noodles and cottage cheese, a cherished Eastern European dish with German origins, evokes either enthusiastic nostalgia or confusion among those who encounter it. The simple yet beloved recipe features noodles and cottage cheese as its core, often accompanied by black pepper.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 1 (16 oz) package pasta (penne, bow ties, egg noodles, etc.)
  • 1 (16 oz) container small-curd cottage cheese
  • 34 Tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fried onions, Parmesan cheese and/or chopped parsley, to garnish (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. Once cooked, drain the pasta well and add it back to the hot pot.
  3. Add the cottage cheese to the pasta and stir until all of the noodles are well coated.
  4. Add sour cream, if using, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined.
  5. Serve hot, and if desired garnish the dish with fried onions, Parmesan cheese and/or chopped parsley.
  • Author: Sonya Sanford
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Quick
  • Cuisine: Ashkenazi