Polish Noodles (Cottage Cheese and Noodles)


This simple recipe for pasta with cottage cheese came from the Polish side of my family. We call it "cottage cheese and noodles" or "lazy man pierogies." It's a great comfort food and can be made with any kind of noodle. You can serve it as a side dish, but we always enjoy it as a main course.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg noodles

  • 1 (16 ounce) container cottage cheese

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in melted butter until softened, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, until partially cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.

  3. Pour onion mixture over noodles, then stir in cottage cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce is heated through and noodles are tender, yet firm to the bite, 5 to 8 minutes.

    close up view of Cottage Cheese and Noodles in a bowl

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
20g Fat
43g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 438mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 222mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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