|This is a half recipe - I used a bread loaf pan.|
Okay every potluck chef's got one of these published in their church's recipe book. Everybody's version is just a bit different - cottage cheese loaf offers a lot of room for individualization. So I'm picking out the one my Sweet Baboo contributed to the Tyler Adventist Church's "Bountiful Blessings" cookbook. As I said, this is a high protein vegetarian casserole and works with a variety of ingredients, so experiment with it a little and come up with a recipe that works for you. It's not vegan, so you may have to warn the vegans in your group that there are some eggs and dairy in it. If you use a larger box of Special K, use a larger carton of cottage cheese.
|This is a full recipe with a little extra Special K,|
cottage cheese and eggs to make a potluck size dish.
This is one of my top three vegetarian dishes. You already know my number one. This one's probably number two. Enjoy.....
- 1 16-18 oz Box Kellogg's Special K Cereal
- 1/2 cup pecan meal*
- 1 large 24-32 oz container of cottage cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/2 stick butter/margarine
- 1 pkg. Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 1 cup water
- 2-3 tbsp George Washington Golden Broth (Chicken soup base which doesn't have any chicken in it works too)
- Cooking oil spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, crush the Special K Cereal into a meal-like consistency
- Melt the butter/margarine in a small skillet, then pour into the mixing bowl.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Walnuts can be substituted for pecans in a pinch and it's quite good.*
- Once everything is mixed up, spray the inside of a 9 x 12 casserole dish with Pam or a cooking oil spray. I like olive oil spray for this recipe. I used a loaf pan in the picture below because I made up a half recipe for the Missus and I.
- Press the mixture evenly into the casserole dish.
- Place the casserole dish in the hot oven on a middle rack. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until the top is brown as shown. The loaf should be firm throughout when it cools. Don't be afraid to let the top get good and dark.
- To serve, slice the loaf into slices. If you make it in loaf pans, cut it up like thick slices of bread.
Serve with vegetables, a salad and mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or potato salad - some nice starch to go with your veggies. Throw in wheat rolls and you have a perfect meal. Take a big old casserole dish of this stuff to potluck and you will certainly take home a nice clean dish.
|Cottage Cheese Loaf, Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes and Salad|
Do not forget to make an extra cottage cheese loaf to leave at home in case you're like me and always let everyone else go first at potluck. Your cottage cheese loaf will likely be gone before you get there, so to avoid being unhappy at potluck, you have to have a spare one back at home. I have to have cottage cheese loaf leftovers, because they make such wonderful sandwiches. If you like meat loaf sandwiches, I promise you're gonna love cottage cheese loaf sandwiches!
* Pecan and walnut meal can be made by simply pitching some pecans into an ordinary blender. Blend the nuts till it is the consistency of corn meal, although pecan and walnut meal are a little more moist than corn meal.