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Cottage Cheese Yeast Rolls


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a small saucepan, heat cottage cheese to 110°-115°. Add the cottage cheese, eggs, sugar, salt, baking soda and 2 cups flour to yeast mixture. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough (dough will be sticky).
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 30 pieces. Shape each piece into a roll. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 91 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


Average Rating: 4.777777
  • angela32
    Jan 16, 2019
    Delicious! We loved these rolls, will make again!
  • motzkawa
    Nov 21, 2018
    I first made these with my grandmother back in 1974, wonderful. All my family insist I make them every holiday. The dough is pretty sticky but this is the way it should be. Light, fluffy and moist.
  • vsa
    Sep 28, 2017


  • thelouws
    Dec 31, 1969

    Awesome rolls! Very tender and moist! I made this recipe in my bread machine on the dough cycle (I did need to add several extra tablespoons of flour & even then, the dough was pretty sticky) and baked in the oven after proofing. I made larger buns to use for sandwiches for a meal after our church's Ash Wednesday service. I will definitely make these again! They would make spectacular hamburger buns as well!

  • tamimaffitt
    Nov 22, 2012

    I have been making these rolls on special occasions for the last three years (at least). I have never heard people fuss over dinner rolls much before but these rolls make the unsuspecting guest go gaga. They became an instant tradition in our family; kids and adults can't wait to grab one. They are tender and somewhat rich in flavor due to the cottage cheese. Homemade bread is never a breeze to make, but if you enjoy the 2-3 hour homemade bread making process this is a recipe worth trying. Plus, the leftovers reheat easily (throw in a 350F oven for a minute or two).

  • christmasbaby
    Sep 30, 2012

    These are wonderful, have had the recipe for.several years. I've made them several times. Yum!

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