Lazy Dumplings with Cottage Cheese
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Cottage Cheese Lazy Dumplings Recipe

Delicious lazy dumplings with farmers/cottage cheese recipe are perfect for breakfast.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: cottage cheese lazy dumplings, easy delicious breakfast recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 222kcal


  • 200 g farmers cheese or cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsps. flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 30 g butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • sour cream to serve


  • Combine cheese and an egg in a large bowl. Well, there are several ways to make mixture smooth and they depend on which type of cheese you choose. If you decide to choose ricotta then simple whisking will do. If you have farmers cheese then you can push it through a sieve. To smooth granulated cottage cheese you should use blender.
  • Whisk in sugar next. Do not use a lot of sugar, you can always add it before serving.
  • There is another trick for making dumplings fluffy and smooth. Always sift flour! Add it in several turns and nicely mix everything together with a spatula.
  • As a result, you should get thick but soft dough. The more you stir the dough, tougher it gets. You do not want these! Wrap the bowl with dough and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes to get it cold. Some skip this step, prefer not to!
  • Dust cutting board with flour. Divide dough into quarters. Each of the quarters roll into thick stripes.
  • Cut every strip diagonally into pieces like on the picture. I like to press some patterns with a fork. Well, you do not have to do this!
  • Get water boiling and add a pinch of salt. Drop dumplings into water. Do not try to boil all the dumplings at once, divide them into several batches. Try to stir them carefully while they are cooking.
  • When water reboils, cook lazy dumplings for 2 minutes. Get them out of boiling water with the help of a slotted spoon. I have used the same water for cooking all the batches.
  • You can serve cottage cheese lazy dumplings with your favorite kind of jam, honey, sour cream and sugar. Enjoy your meal!